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.