Migration Services

At Catholic Charities of Oregon, we welcome all migrants and refugees as our brothers and sisters, providing resettlement and immigration legal services.

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Anti-Human Trafficking Services

It is estimated that there are 40 million survivors of human trafficking around the world.  The crisis is so bad, it is considered a modern form of slavery. A person may be a survivor of human trafficking if they have been deceived about a work opportunity, are unable to leave that work situation, and are…

Legal Services

Founded in 1996, our legal services division works to protect, maintain, and unify individuals and families in need.

Refugee Services

Since the early 1940s, Catholic Charities’ Refugee Services Program has helped more than 10,000 refugees make Oregon their new home. More recently, in the past three years, we have resettled over 1,200 refugees. Catholic Charities is one of only three refugee resettlement agencies in Oregon that provide these resettlement services.
Articles

Our Crisis of Character

Posted By | Kat Kelley, Director of Strategic Initiatives
I spent a week touring and working in respite centers along the southern border. While we were there, our team tried to help arrivals work through the trauma they had experienced, hoping to alleviate their intense anxiety. In this report, I walk you through the challenges faced by asylum seekers coming to the U.S. and…
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What Is Public Charge? The State of Oregon Addresses Frequently Asked Questions on DHS Rule Change

Posted By | Staff
Background: On August 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it has finalized the new public charge rule. The new rule will take effect October 15, 2019; it is not retroactive. Changes include, but are not limited to, expanding the kinds of public benefits considered in the public charge test. Under the…
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OPB Explores the Challenges Faced by Rohingya Genocide Survivors in Portland

Posted By | Staff
“There are complications [for resettling Rohingya people in the U.S.],” says by Arya Surowidjojo at OPB. “Khin Niang Cing, Hussein’s resettlement case manager with Catholic Charities of Oregon, said Hussein managed to bring his children’s birth certificates but not his marriage certificate. “This missing document, compounded by the slashing of the refugee resettlement quota by…
A Rohingya man accesses information about atrocities that occurred in his village