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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

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.

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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.
Articles

Aman's Journey to Safety and Stability

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Without Chiles House, Aman would have been living on the streets, battling his PTSD alone and facing the additional trauma of homelessness. Thanks to Chiles House, Aman now has a safe place to heal and has access to counseling right next door at Catholic Charities’ headquarters.

National Catholic Reporter: Amid rising homelessness, Catholic-run tiny home villages build more than shelter

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Oregon’s Kenton Women’s Village was recently featured in an article with the National Catholic Reporter highlighting the value of tiny home/pod communities in Oregon. Kenton Women’s Village (KWV) launched in 2017; a creative and collaborative project, KWV offers a new approach for addressing houselessness at a small scale. The villagers at Kenton…

Darla's Story of Hope

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
The Housing Transitions Program (HTP) operates on the Housing First model that prioritizes finding permanent housing as quickly as possible, providing supportive services as needed. Everyone’s path at Catholic Charities is different and Darla’s story is a beautiful example of a Catholic Charities client’s journey into permanent housing.

Catholic Sentinel Closes October 1, 2022

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Since its establishment in 1870, The Catholic Sentinel has beautifully connected the hearts of Catholics through storytelling and faithful Catholic Journalism. From all of us at Catholic Charities of Oregon, our hearts are filled with gratitude. Thank you, Catholic Sentinel, for your incredible partnership in lifting up the stories of the most vulnerable Oregonians. You…