Our Stories

Read the stories of people in your community being helped. See all our stories.

A Message From Fr. Ralph

Please view this special message from Fr. Ralph Recker of St. Mary Parish in Mt. Angel as we celebrate A Week of Support for Shelter Ministries.

Blanca’s Story

Blanca’s Story

When Blanca came to St. Joseph Shelter’s Transitional Living Community (TLC), she wasn’t living her best life. She wasn’t the mom that she wanted to be for her kids. Through parenting and life skills classes and the supportive community offered at St. Joseph, those...

The Mission Benedict Story

The Mission Benedict Story

Mission Benedict was founded by the Benedictine Sisters and lifelong volunteer Verna Scharbach in 1988. Since then, it has become a lifeline for community members needing food, clothing, or emergency financial assistance. Mission Benedict Program Coordinator Lei...