Charities at Work

Providence and Catholic Charities of Oregon: A Healthy Housing Collaboration

Episode Summary

Join CCUSA Vice President of Housing Strategy, Curtis Johnson, and Lisa Vance, president, operations and strategy – Providence North regions, as they discuss Providence’s Healthy Housing collaboration with Catholic Charities of Oregon in and around greater metropolitan Portland.

Episode Notes

CCUSA’s Healthy Housing Initiative (HHI) pilot program seeks to help people experiencing homelessness acquire stable housing, food security and behavioral health services while in transition. Providence’s Mission to care for the poor and vulnerable in communities it serves dates back more than 160 years. Today, among other programs, Providence offers wraparound health services to support individuals in recovery who are taking part in Catholic Charities HHI, an excellent example of partnering with local supportive ministries to serve people in need without duplicating scarce resources. The importance of listening to and incorporating the wisdom of communities served when working to improve social determinants of health was stressed.