Check out the latest updates from Catholic Charities on the Kenton Women’s Village below:
Kenton Women’s Village News & Updates
Wonderful things are happening for the residents of Kenton Women’s Village! Here are a few highlights:
- All residents have secured medical insurance and have Primary Care Providers since living in the Village.
- Five residents have secured and maintained employment-some right in the Kenton Neighborhood.
- Two of the women will soon leave the Village for permanent housing and will be on their way to housing stability and independence.
- Two of the residents graduated from Rent Well classes. Rent Well is a tenant education program that helps individuals learn about their rights and responsibilities as tenants. Rent Well offers a $2000.00 landlord guarantee to graduates, thereby reducing the risk to a landlord in renting to someone who has had barriers to housing.
Calling all volunteers!
Please attend a training session at Catholic Charities. Lead by Margi Dechenne, Housing Transitions Program Manager. Required for Community Partners.
Friday, September 22—2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Register here or email kgoetz@CCOregon.org
Village Residents, through the General Assembly, have adopted a new visitor policy—available here. The first of the planned monthly Village Tours began last Saturday afternoon.
Our next public tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd – 1pm. Register by contacting Kenton Women’s Village Tours.
- Food By Design held a small cooking class for the Village residents, preparing a wonderful meal with donations from the Kenton Community Garden and food from the Village garden.
- Residents volunteered at the Expo Center drive-in movie event to raise money to Paint Paul and enjoyed having a small part of revitalizing their neighborhood mascot.
- The PAW team is helping the Village pets stay healthy, and has offered free spay/neuter services as well as ongoing pet health care.
- Several women participated in a street outreach event in support of their brothers and sisters who are still on the streets. They packed lunches and brought hygiene items, and remarked on the wonderful feeling of being a giver rather than a recipient.
- Oregon Public House will hold a fundraiser for Kenton Women’s Village on Monday, September 25th. Proceeds will help support winter weather clothing and footwear for residents.