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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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Recognize Resurrection

Posted By | Natalie Wood
Easter is more than a day. It’s a seven-week season focused on renewal and wonder. And Easter is also much more than a historic event. It changed history, infusing it with great patterns of hope. Your support for Catholic Charities of Oregon can help make sure that Easter just keeps happening, day by day.

‘It’s freedom, a chance to expand’

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
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In the News: Catholic Charities seeks housing for 3 refugee families that just arrived in Portland

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications (source KGW8)
This story highlights the critical refugee resettlement work being done by Catholic Charities of Oregon.  After greeting families and individuals at the airport from countries like the Ukraine, securing housing for refugees is a first and crucial step toward stability and healing.

Lifting each other

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Throwback Thursday: Refugee family and neighbors create a transformative bond This is a story about a family from 9,000 miles away with so much gravitas and good nature that a Portland neighborhood has fallen hopelessly in love.