Resident Services

Catholic Charities of Oregon provides on-site, relationship-centered services with the primary goal of helping residents maintain their housing and thrive as members of our community.

Resident Services for Families in Southeast Portland

At Kateri ParkEsperanza CourtHoward House, and Haven House, resident services coordinators work with residents located on Catholic Charities of Oregon’ southeast Portland campus. Services are primarily for families and include academic enrichment programs for preschool and school age children, English language instruction, family mentors, citizenship, health promotion, school liaison, and family advocacy, among other services.

Resident Services for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities

Caritas Villa, Caritas Plaza, and Sacred Heart Villa serve older adults and people with disabilities. Programming is offered to educate residents on self care and managing chronic illness, but is also designed to invite seniors to continue participating in outside activities, volunteer as they are able, and manage their fixed incomes.

Resident Services in Northeast Portland

Named in honor of community leader Gladys McCoy, the first African American elected to public office in Oregon, McCoy Village provides affordable housing for low-income families and seniors.

Health services offered through community partners are designed to help seniors remain in their communities for as long as they can. Additionally, resident services coordinators partner with family members and other community partners to provide neighborhood-based services.

Articles

Year-end housing finance changes benefit Healthy Housing Initiative projects

Posted By | Travis Phillips, Director of Community Development & Housing
In its year-end pandemic relief and funding package, Congress delivered a surprise gift for affordable housing: wonky but noteworthy improvements to one of the most common methods of paying for affordable housing, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

Amid Pandemic, Catholic Charities' Dedicated Housing Entity Pledges Homes and Provides Rental Assistance

Posted By | Travis Phillips, Director of Community Development & Housing
The COVID-19 pandemic and housing crisis in Oregon have created acute uncertainty, especially for those who are vulnerable to houselessness. Our dedicated housing entity, Caritas Housing, is taking steps to keep its residents comforted and sheltered.

Resident Services: Distanced but not Disconnected

Posted By | Sally Erickson, Supportive Services Manager
Through two major crises this year, the COVID-19 pandemic and Oregon wildfires, our resident services coordinators (RSCs) have served as our residents’ lifelines to critical resources like food, hygiene supplies, and information. Perhaps more profoundly, however, our staff has helped residents—many of whom live alone and depend on their housing communities—maintain the essential human connection…

Housing (in)Stability

Posted By | Rose Bak, Chief Program Officer
In a region that has already experienced increasingly high rates of homelessness and instability over the last ten years, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to impact our community for years to come. Catholic Charities’ Chief Program Officer, Rose Bak, illustrates the urgent need for more systemic supports for those experiencing, or who are vulnerable…
Rose Bak