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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.

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…

Save First Financial Wellness: Client Success Story

Posted By | Randy Lucas, Save First Asset Program Building Manager and IDA Specialist
In August 2021, a Zomi family purchased their first home – a 5-bedroom, 3-bath house in outer SE Portland.  The road to make this dream come true wasn’t easy. Working closely alongside our Catholic Charities of Oregon and Save First Financial Wellness teams, this family embarked on a 3-year-long, sometimes arduous, path that required careful…

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Oregon Law Foundation

Posted By | Vanessa Briseño, Chief Development & Communications Officer
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 spread Christ’s light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we can bring…

How to Help Friends and Family who are in Afghanistan

Posted By | Vanessa Briseño, Chief Development & Communications Officer
A widespread humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan. Thousands of people who have worked as interpreters, translators, and in other capacities alongside the United States military over the past twenty years, including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, find themselves and their families in danger. If you are looking to help family and friends who are…