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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

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…

Portland Tribune: New affordable housing project opens in St. Johns

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
In partnership with Related NW, Catholic Charities introduces Cathedral Village. Cathedral Village apartments includes 110 units and is funded in part by Portland Housing Bureau’s affordable housing bond. ‘”We’re thrilled to celebrate the completion of Cathedral Village,” said Natalie Wood, Executive Director Catholic Charities of Oregon. “We know how urgently Portland needs affordable housing for…

Catholic Sentinel: Affordable housing opens in St. Johns

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Oregon celebrated the completion of a new affordable housing complex, Cathedral Village, on September 20. This new development includes 110 units of affordable housing and residents will have access to Catholic Charities full suite of wrap-around services. ‘“People are looking for more than just housing,” Catholic Charities executive director Natalie Wood said…

Catholic Sentinel: Catholic Charities Leader learned compassion early on

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
“My hope is to create a very strong Catholic Charities, strong in the faith and embodying the Catholic social teaching that is so important to me.” Our faithful leader, Natalie Wood, was recently featured in the Catholic Sentinel! Read the full article here: https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/Catholic-Charities-leader-learned-compassion-early-on-/2/35/46346