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Healthy Housing Initiative

“We are called to shelter the homeless and provide comfort and care to the afflicted with comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

2 Corinthians 1:4

Welcome Home

No matter what struggles we face in our lives, having a place to call home makes us whole. It is where we find warmth, safety, and calm regardless of what storm may be brewing outside.

Home is at the core of our humanity. It’s where we lay roots for ourselves and our families so we may begin and end each day together.

With a roof over our heads, life’s path forward is paved with greater hope and possibility. A home gives us freedom to heal, improve our health, pursue opportunities, and find belonging in a community.

Together, as neighbors in this great state, we must answer the call for those in need. For the love and support we give our fellow brothers and sisters is the light that connects us all.

“We say we are people of the Gospel, where Jesus is calling us to look after those most in need among us. As a Catholic community of faith, it’s important to be aware of our brothers and sisters. It could be any one of us given the right circumstances.”

Sister Donna Markham
OP, Ph.D., President & CEO of Catholic Charities USA


Catholic Charities USA: Housing Initiatives Restore Dignity Leaving the Streets Behind

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Oregon’s Healthy Housing Initiative has become a model for other Catholic Charities across the United States. “At its heart, the Healthy Housing Initiative (HHI) is about seeing the dignity of every person. A person-centered, comprehensive approach to chronic homelessness, the program meets people where they are and moves them into permanent supportive…

KGW8: Crew breaks ground on $60M affordable housing development in Happy Valley

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
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…

Volunteer Spotlight: University of Portland Nursing Students

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
At Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) we are blessed with a robust community of volunteers throughout our various programs. Today we would like to highlight the partnership between the University of Portland’s school of nursing and our resident services.

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Chris Duffin

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
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…