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Auxiliary Services

Catholic Charities of Oregon spearheads several initiatives to improve the quality of life of the people we serve and empower Oregon’s communities to do the same. Learn more about our projects by clicking on the tiles below.

Giving communities the tools to thrive

Our Auxiliary Services supplement our core work and support those who may otherwise fall into poverty.

At Catholic Charities of Oregon, we are continuously evolving our services to meet the needs of those whom mainstream society has all but forgotten. Our Auxiliary Services allow us to be flexible and creative in our work to provide unique support to those living on the margins of poverty as they develop self-sufficiency and stability. Please explore our services by clicking the tiles below.

Microaggression Workshop brochure

Racial Microaggression in Clinical Practice Workshops

Our training supports clinicians in recognizing and stopping the implicit bias that affects the way they engage in clinical practice with clients of color.

The Border is Everywhere

In partnership with Catholic Charities USA, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Catholic Charities of Oregon supports access to wraparound services that promote the healthy integration and well-being of our newest neighbors as they start their lives in the United States.
Zomi Catholic Community, Portland, OR

Zomi Community

The Zomi are a Christian ethnic minority group from Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India. Intense religious persecution in Myanmar has caused the resettlement of many Zomi to Portland as refugees.

Gail's Story of Hope

Posted By | Raeann Boero
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

Posted By | Raeann Boero
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

Posted By | Raeann Boero
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!

Posted By | Jon Wirtis
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…