Helping Hand Fund

The Helping Hand Fund is available to Providence Oregon Region employees with at least one year of employment who are facing a financial emergency. The fund is administered by Catholic Charities and is funded entirely by Providence employees.

The Helping Hand Fund combines financial assistance with financial education that empowers each participant to succeed. Employees who qualify for help from the fund will be asked to participate in a free Financial Wellness class, which uses curriculum from financial consultant Dave Ramsey. Each qualifying Providence employee may use the fund one time only, so as many employees as possible receive needed help.

Eligibility Requirements

• Providence employee for at least three months
• Facing sudden loss of income due to: serious illness, death, disaster to home (fire, flood, etc.), emergency housing issue (change in living arrangements, eviction, etc.), unpaid child support, etc.
• Facing family crisis due to: traumatic incident, prolonged illness, separation and/or divorce, loss of job, etc.

To Apply

Click on the Helping Hand Application Form and save the application to your computer. Then, fill out the application and save it to your computer once more (title it with your last name), attach it to an email and send it to

Applications are also accepted by fax and mail at the information below.

After submitting the Helping Hand Fund application form, you may call our toll free number 1-866-996-0334 to discuss your situation. Someone will be in touch with you within 48 business hours of receipt of your application.

Catholic Charities
Financial Wellness Services - Helping Hand Fund
2740 SE Powell Blvd., #5
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: 1-866-996-0334
Fax: 503-238-4716

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