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Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Tips

Posted By | Raeann Boero

It’s Mental Health Awareness month; a time for reconnecting and reprioritizing self-care, healing, and wellness. As you consider what that means for you, here are a few Mental Health Tips to reflect on.

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Salem Reporter: Salem now has its own refugee resettlement agency

Salem for Refugees, having recently achieved nonprofit designation, is now officially 1 of 4 refugee resettlement agencies in the state of Oregon.

Catholic Sentinel: Fires pose danger to homeless, neighbors

Chief Program Officer, Rose Bak, spoke with the Catholic Sentinel regarding the most recent of three fires this fall occurring in abandoned buildings occupied by individuals experiencing homelessness.

Catholic New York: ‘The Border Is Everywhere’ Asylum Initiative Begins in New York

Catholic Charities of Oregon was featured in Catholic New York as a partner in the pilot project “The Border is Everywhere”.

Catholic Sentinel: Gift drive for children starting

Catholic Charities of Oregon’s annual Client Christmas Event is upon us. Every year Catholic Charities partners with local business to supply toys and other gifts for our client’s families during the holiday season.

Oregon Vaccine News: Magic COVID-19 team Brings vaccination confidence to Oregon and across the world

Catholic Charities of Oregon was recently featured in Oregon Vaccine News for efforts in ensuring refugees have access to information & resources related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Little did we know that our intentional approach and the incredible work from our COVID-19 Community Engagement Specialists would have a global impact.

The Oregonian: Fleeing Chaos, Afghan family finds open arms in Portland's Cully Neighborhood

Catholic Charities of Oregon continues to welcome families from Afghanistan resettling here in Portland.

Catholic Sentinel: New Catholic Charities culinary training program feeds souls and stomachs

The Catholic Sentinel recently did a story on our very own Germaine’s Kitchen and Café (GKC).

Welcome Ramin Raheel!

Welcome Ramin Raheel who joined Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO), September 13, as our Refugee Services Case Manager I!

Gail's Story of Hope

Today is World Homeless Day. With the goal of transitioning to permanent housing, Catholic Charities of Oregon gives those living outside the resources and support they need to build lasting stability and self-sufficiency. In honor of World Homeless Day, today we’d like to share a story of hope.

Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine Sutton and Thomas Kolb

Catherine Sutton (Cathy) has been volunteering with Catholic Charities of Oregon as our “Development Support Superstar” since June of this year and was joined shortly after by her husband, of fifty years, Thomas Kolb (Tom).

Meet the students of Germaine’s Kitchen and Café, Workforce Development Culinary Training Program

Germaine’s Kitchen Café (GKC) is a workforce development culinary training program. GKC students learn essential skills that will put them on a path to success in a professional kitchen or foodservice operation. Our program offers in-class instruction on the fundamentals and foundations of cooking along with the very important job/life skills and hands-on learning in…

Welcome to Germaine’s Kitchen Café!

Welcome to Germaine’s Kitchen Café, a Gluten Free Culinary Arts program of Catholic Charities Oregon. Here, our program delivers a variety of essential skills helping our students and participants on a path to success in a professional kitchen or foodservice operation. Our program offers in-class instruction on the fundamentals and foundations of cooking along with…