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Supportive Housing

Catholic Charities of Oregon provides supportive housing in small settings at three locations throughout Portland with convenient access to services and amenities. Those locations are part of our larger permanent supportive housing initiative.

Creating & Supporting a Community of Women to Foster Companionship, Mutual Support, Healthy Living, Safety, and Economy

All supportive housing sites are owned or master-leased by Catholic Charities of Oregon and are used to assist clients supported by Catholic Charities’ other programs, including those transitioning out of homelessness. Each site offers permanent housing with supportive services in a shared living environment. Residents at these locations have access to private rooms and shared bathrooms, kitchens, and other common living spaces.

To support their active roles in case management, residents of supportive living houses work closely with a resident assistant who, in addition to providing a safe and stable environment for clients, oversees house meetings, organizes and schedules health education activities, and helps address issues as they arise. With the help of the resident assistant, clients establish their own communal expectations and responsibilities and come up with unique community agreements and house rules by building consensus at regular weekly meetings. The core values of those agreements are self-governance, independence, interdependence, healthy boundaries, and diversity.

All units are affordable and have housing case management focused on stability and retention. Other services available to residents include mental health, and financial wellness assistance as well as help acquiring benefits, employment training, and referrals to healthcare providers, legal services, and other important resources.

Articles

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.

Gail's Story of Hope

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
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.

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…

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Leanne Mruzik

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 spread Christ’s light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are able…