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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

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…