Pope Francis Center

Our center for volunteerism, engagement, and project incubation.

The Pope Francis Center provides meaningful information and opportunities to engage in the mission of Catholic Charities of Oregon.

Learn about current and critical social issues affecting our local communities.

Accelerate your company’s employee volunteer program, and inspire a new level of local engagement.

Offer your time and energy to make an impact on the lives of those we serve.


By giving their time and energy in service to others, volunteers help make our mission possible.
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Accelerate your company’s employee volunteer program and inspire a new level of local engagement through a meaningful partnership with Catholic Charities.

Project Incubation

Catholic Charities of Oregon is spearheading several initiatives in an effort to improve the quality of life of the people we serve and empower Oregon’s communities to do the same. Learn more about some of our developing projects below.

Germaine's Cafe Opens Doors for IDD Community

Posted By | Lori Irish Bauman

What Saint Germaine Can Teach Us About Recognizing God in Each Other's Suffering

Posted By | Connor Skaggs
By any measure, St. Germaine’s life seemed destined for suffering. As a young girl, she was sickly, and in addition to her deformed right arm, she suffered from scrofula, which left large open sores on her neck and face. When her father remarried after the death of her mother, Germaine’s stepmother banished her to the…
Mock-up artwork of Germaine's Cafe next to a picture of St. Germaine Cousin and the Germaine's Cafe logo