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Featured Friend of Catholic Charities: Casey Vu

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Casey Vu is an amazing supporter, volunteer, former client, and friend of Catholic Charities of Oregon, and we are honored to share his story. Thank you, Casey.

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Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Kaiser Permanente

We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support, and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who partner with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we can bring vital, lifesaving services to our neighbors in greatest…

How to store food for an emergency

In this month’s disaster preparedness tip, we explore easy ways to safely store food in case of an emergency.

After 42 years of service, Immigration Legal Services staff member retires

BIA Accredited Representative Long Ba Nguyen is retiring at the end of June after 42 years at Catholic Charities of Oregon. Yes, 42 years! What an incredible tenure with the agency.

Donor appreciation spotlight: Mark and Leslie Ganz

We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and help to spread light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are…

High temperatures are coming: Are you prepared?

With Metro area temperatures soaring this week, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated. Review the information below and share it with friends, neighbors and clients.

Our Refugee Services program needs your help!

Please help us support refugee families and continue to keep Oregon a welcoming state for our newly arrived brothers and sisters. Catholic Charities of Oregon has several ways to get involved. Check out some of our volunteer opportunities with refugees and refugee families:

Digital inclusion program for refugees and immigrants offers language skill-building and access to online tools

The Digital Inclusion for Refugees and Immigrants (DIRI) program helps new and recently arrived refugee families by providing them with refurbished desktops or laptops and with a one-year subscription to Rosetta Stone language subscription software.

Refugee Employment Services Program (ESP) gives newly settled Oregonians hope and stability after hardship

Going on its fifth year now, the Refugee Services Employment Services Program (ESP) is a rapid employment program for newly arrived refugees. Rapid employment means that refugees in this program must find a job within six months of their arrival in Oregon. During that time, Catholic Charities covers their bills, including their electric and water…

Advancing refugee resettlement work through partnerships

At Catholic Charities of Oregon, we are happy to partner with Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and our partners in Oregon’s Refugee Resettlement Collaborative to advance advocacy issues for immigrants and refugees in Oregon.  

Refugee Services: Giving justice, dignity, and hope to our newest neighbors

Catholic Charities of Oregon is committed to helping refugees rebuild their lives in their new homes. That commitment stems from a core Catholic teaching that every human being is created in the image of God and is, therefore, entitled to human dignity and respect. As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops states, “The Catholic…

Father Dan Groody encourages reflection, empathy, and oneness

June is Refugee Awareness Month with World Refugee Week taking place June 14-20, leading to World Refugee Day on June 20. In honor of the courage, strength and determination of women, men, and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict, and violence, we interviewed Father Dan Groody—Holy Cross Priest,…

Donor appreciation spotlight: M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

We are fortunate to have generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and who help to spread light by partnering with us. Because of them, we are able…