Engagement

Accelerate your company’s employee volunteer program and inspire a new level of local engagement through a meaningful partnership with Catholic Charities.

Kenton Women's Village coffee bag
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF OREGON INVITES LOCAL BUSINESSES AND PUBLIC PARTNERS TO BECOME ENGAGED IN OUR WORK

The Pope Francis Center is the medium through which engagement begins. We partner with your business to inspire and engage your employees with opportunities that are meaningful and consistent with your values.

Connect with us as we help resettle new Americans into our local communities.

Engage with us as we develop new and innovative solutions to address homelessness.

Partner with us to mentor young parents and families.

Join forces with us as we work to provide justice for immigrants.

Your business plays an integral role in making a positive impact in local communities.

Find out more about corporate engagement opportunities by contacting us.

A volunteer at the Kenton Women's Village puts the finishing touches on a sleeping pod

Partnerships Make Kenton Women's Village Thrive

Twenty-one build teams from local residential and commercial construction companies came together to build new sleeping pods for the Kenton Women's Village.
A bag of coffee promoting Kenton Women's Village on the label

Trailhead Coffee Roasters

Inspired by the work of Kenton Women's Village, Trailhead Coffee and Cup & Bar owner Charlie Wicker and his son built and donated a tiny home to be used at the village. After that shared experience, Charlie teamed up with Catholic Charities of Oregon and donated proceeds from a special edition coffee to Kenton Women's Village, coffee that was grown and marketed by a women's cooperative in Mexico. Each bag featured a hand-stamped image of a village pod.
Deacon Rick Birkel and HTP Program Manager Jennifer Lucena speak at a 7 Deadly Sins performance about Kenton Women's Village

7 Deadly Sins

Thanks to an introduction from Trailhead's Charlie Wicker, Catholic Charities of Oregon began a partnership with 7 Deadly Sins, a live storytelling production company. They hosted two shows, with all ticket proceeds donated back to Kenton Women's Village. Each show featured storytellers, artists, and even residents from the village.
Immigration symposium at Portland Center Stage

Portland Center Stage

Since 2017, Portland Center Stage has supported the mission of Catholic Charities of Oregon and walked alongside us as a valued partner.
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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