Save First Closes Doors at Catholic Charities of Oregon
April 26th, 2023
To Our Community,
It is with a heavy heart that we announce Save First Financial Wellness will be closing our doors at Catholic Charities of Oregon after a fruitful 13 years of serving over 20,000 members of the Portland metro and beyond.
Our final day with Catholic Charities of Oregon will be in the middle of June, but our hope is to find a new home for our program so our services can continue to be available. We are currently exploring options with community partners that should lead to a continuation of our services later in 2023, so please continue to check back for updates on how this is progressing.
Starting on April 25th, 2023, Save First will no longer have capacity to take general clients from the community as our remaining staff focus on closing out our current contract and grant responsibilities. For community members seeking help, here are alternative services that may be available to you:
If you are interested in an IDA, please visit OregonIDAInitiative.org and contact one of the IDA providers on that website
If you are interested in Financial Coaching, please visit https://hudgov-answers.force.com/housingcounseling/s/?language=en_US
If you are looking for other general services at Catholic Charities of Oregon, please get in touch with Luz Nicolas (503.688.2502, email@example.com) for further assistance.
If you are facing an eviction, please contact the following:
Bienestar de la familia 503-988-3509
Oregon Eviction Defense Project https://oregonlawcenter.org/eviction-defense-project/
Council for the Homeless https://www.councilforthehomeless.org/
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program https://ccvlp.org/
Community Action https://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/committee_cab.html
Clackamas Housing Authority https://www.clackamas.us/housingauthority
Clackamas County Coordinated Housing Access https://www.clackamas.us/communitydevelopment/cha
Community Action https://caowash.org/
Our sincerest thank you to everyone who has made our work possible -- more updates to come!