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KGW8: Crew breaks ground on $60M affordable housing development in Happy Valley
Monday, March 28, Catholic Charities of Oregon broke ground on their newest affordable housing project known as Good Shepherd Village. The project is funded in part by Metro and 11 acres of the land was donated by The Brockamp Family. Good Shepherd Village will include 143 units of affordable housing; construction is estimated to be…
HTP: A Community of Care and Compassion
It is Women’s History Month, and we would like to take a moment to recognize the critical services that our Housing Transitions Program (HTP) has been providing for women experiencing houselessness over the past 15 years.
Catholic Sentinel: Volunteers amplify ministry
Catholic Charities of Oregon would not be able to serve our mission without our robust community of compassionate volunteers. We are so grateful for individuals who have a heart for this work and give of their time and talent to support our clients and staff. Many challenges in volunteer coordination have presented themselves during the…
Catholic Sentinel: Helping workers get from budget crisis to financial security
Save First Financial Wellness, a program of Catholic Charities, supports individuals facing financial instability. Through working with our financial coaches, participating in RentWell classes, credit support, and many other services, Save First helps individuals manage their money and build financial security. Read the article: https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/Helping-workers-get-from-budget-crisis-to-financial-security-/2/35/45270
Catholic Sentinel: Reflecting on 15 years of the Housing Transitions Program
In December 2021, Catholic Charities’ Housing Transitions Program (HTP) celebrated 15 years! HTP has been a place of stability and community for so many of our unhoused neighbors. Learn about HTP’s services, the women served, and the inspirational stories of the HTP community. Read the article: https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/Reflecting-on-15-years-of-the-Housing-Transitions-Program/2/35/45259
Catholic Sentinel: The journey of Germaine's Kitchen and Café
Dive into the journey of Germaine’s Kitchen and Café! Learn how the idea first came to Catholic Charities of Oregon and how it has blossomed into an innovative enterprise. Read the article: https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/The-journey-of-Germaine-s-Kitchen-and-Caf-/2/35/45253
Catholic Sentinel: Charity, unity and synodality
Deacon Rick Birkel addresses the value of charity in the life of the church and society. “Charity is the gift God gives to his people to heal the broken Body of Christ.” To read the full article: https://catholicsentinel.org/MobileContent/Viewpoints/Viewpoints/Article/Charity-unity-and-synodality/3/383/45239
Catholic Sentinel: Geared to help in disasters
Since the devastating wildfires of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities of Oregon has greatly expanded our Disaster Services program. Disaster Services Director, Jen Masotja, and her team are filling a major gap in disaster relief services, in part, by connecting disaster victims to Catholic Charities of Oregon’s other social service programs. For instance,…
Catholic Sentinel: 'A Place to Heal'
The Annex, a homeless intervention project under our Healthy Housing Initiative, is going up fast! On February 18, Catholic Charities of Oregon celebrated with the Trubek Construction crew, Sister City, All Hands Architecture and other project partners with a topping out ceremony on 28 and Powell. Now resting at the top of the structure is…
Catholic Sentinel: Welcome Afghan refugees
Catholic Charities has been resettling refugees in Oregon since the 1980s. Case Manager, Ramin Raheel, came to Oregon when he was only 17 years old from Afghanistan. When he arrived he was welcomed at the airport by none other than Catholic Charities of Oregon. Ramin has had quite the journey since his resettlement 20 years…
Catholic Sentinel: Haitians working to make life better at home and away
With continued political strife and the most recent earthquake in Haiti, Haitians look for safety and stability in their lives. For some, that means looking for a new life in the United States. For those resettling in Oregon, Catholic Charities is one of the resettlement agencies working with Haitians to begin their lives here and…
The Afghan Crisis and Response: What is required to make Oregon a truly welcoming place for refugees?
On Wednesday, February 2, The Oregon Community Foundation hosted a webinar to showcase how philanthropy can support Afghan evacuees in Oregon.