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Homeless Services

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.

Empowering our unsheltered neighbors with comprehensive care

We give those in need the tools they need for self-sufficiency



We are one of few agencies helping self-identified women experiencing homelessness, many of whom are escaping domestic violence. Our goal is to assist people to recover from the trauma of being homeless and help them become stably housed.

Our Homeless Services team removes barriers to finding permanent housing and wraps clients in a suite of supportive services as they work to re-establish their stability and independence. We offer case management, employment assistance, housing, drop-in services, community outreach, and more. Through our Kenton Women’s Village, Housing Transitions Program, and Street Outreach team, we give those experiencing houselessness the comprehensive support and resources they need to move forward and thrive.

Explore our programs by clicking the tiles below.


Housing Transitions

The Housing Transitions Program (HTP) is a relationship-centered program that operates on the best practice Housing First model. We assist in removing barriers to permanent housing and provide housing services to self-identified women experiencing homelessness, who are at least 25 years old, and do not have any children in their care.

Kenton Women's Village

Kenton Women’s Village is a creative and collaborative project, offering a new approach for addressing houselessness at a small scale. The villagers are empowered, have a sense of purpose, and take daily steps toward permanent housing.

Chiles House

(Formerly known as The Annex) Located in SE Portland, Chiles House will help close a gaping hole in Portland’s social safety net and fill a critical need for the growing number of Catholic Charities clients who find themselves houseless or at imminent risk. Chiles House will offer 27 highly affordable apartments for whom rapid recovery…
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A note from our executive director

Posted By | Natalie Wood, Executive Director

Catholic Charities receives Trillium Community Health Plan grant for refugee health

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Funding is part of a program to support local projects advancing equity in health care Catholic Charities of Oregon has received a Trillium Community Benefit Initiative grant from Trillium Community Health Plan (Trillium). With the grant, Catholic Charities is supporting the health and wellbeing of refugees federal authorities have approved for residency here.

Foundation supports services that work – with a personal touch

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
One organization that supports the work of Catholic Charities of Oregon has a knack for picking effective projects that focus closely on individuals.

Film important for today

Posted By | Ed Langlois, Communications Director
Carmel Communications allowed Catholic Charities of Oregon to preview a new film on Mother Cabrini, the Italian nun who founded hundreds of institutions for immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She had a special focus on the United States.