State Projects

Shown below are brief descriptions of the State projects that Oregon Catholic Daughters participate in. You can find comprehensive information about these projects on the Oregon State site for Catholic Daughters. Note that projects are different than charities.

Father Taaffe Foundation

St. Brigid Home, St. Teresa Home, & St. Monica Apartments


Phone: (503) 390-2600

In the early nineteen seventies when discussion about legalizing abortion became an issue, Father Taaffe became concerned that if abortion became legal, the choice to give birth for single teenage mothers would become difficult, if not impossible.  The Father Taaffe Foundation was established as St. Brigid Home in 1975 to provide a safe and loving home for pregnant teenage mothers.  In 1991, with the help of generous supporters, Fr. Taaffe was able to open St. Monica Home.  St. Teresa Home was opened in 1998. St. Teresa was named for Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  Sadly, St. Monica Home has closed.  Recently, St. Monica Apartments have opened. 

Stand-Up Girl

Contact: provides hope and courage to young women in unplanned pregnancies.  The real-life team personally answers emails from thousands of young women facing crisis pregnancies.  Their original prenatal illustrations, prenatal photography, and other resources make a leading research site for high school and college students.

The website reaches over 400,000 young women each month.  The women learn from fetal development photography, custom life-like illustrations, and video of human life inside and outside the womb.

Magdalene Home


Phone: (541) 773-5040


The Magdalene Home was opened in September 1, 2001 by a group of concerned citizens in Medford to provide a loving alternative for homeless pregnant and parenting teen girls.  Magdalene Home is founded on Christian teachings about the God-given dignity and value of every human life.  Our doors are open to any girl in need, without regard to race or religion.  The young mothers who stay with us are required to attend high school and are taught basic skills and how to such as cooking, budgeting, shopping, and meal planning skills and how to make effective life choices.

Providence Child Center


Providence Child Center (PCC) has been caring for Oregon’s most vulnerable children for over 60 years.  They  are rooted in the commitment to promote the inherent dignity of all children by providing each child in their  care the opportunity to achieve his or her potential and the highest quality of life in an atmosphere of acceptance and love.   CDA has supported this school since 1962.

The Center for Medically Fragile Children is the only pediatric skilled nursing facility in the Pacific Northwest, providing 24-hour long-term, short-term, respite and end-of-life care to medically fragile children and young people ranging in age from infancy to 21 years.

Msgr. Murnane Scholarship


This scholarship is awarded annually to a high school graduating senior who is a  JCDA member, to assist her in future studies.  This scholarship is funded through donations by Catholic Daughter Courts and its members.  Msgr. Edmund J. Murnane served as a Catholic Daughter State Chaplain from 1939-1978.

Junior Catholic Daughters


Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas (JCDA), our youth program for girls 6 through 18 (Juniorettes 6 - 10 and Juniors 11-18), was founded in 1925. JCDA activities promote Christian values, accepting the Christian message and acting on it, and build lifelong friendships.

JCDA is a threefold program with focus on our young women.  Our program includes:  Message, Service and Community.  Included in our program are series of books which are used to enhance spiritual guidance.  The four books in the series are:  Family of God, I Live My Faith, Marian Medal, and Spirit Alive.

To learn more about our local JCDA court please reach out to JCDA leader Lisa Hurlimann or email court Oregon at

Department of Veterans' Affairs


Oregon Veterans’ Home: (The Dalles)

Edward Allworth Veteran's Home: (Lebanon)     

Opened in the fall of 1997, the Oregon Veterans´ Home is a 151-bed long-term care facility that provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer and other dementia, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care to veterans, their spouses and parents all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. 


Oregon Veterans’ Home is located in the historic Columbia Gorge community of The Dalles. One of the many things that truly sets the Oregon Veterans’ Home apart from other care communities is its residents. Like you, they have served their country in times of war and in times of peace. Also, having lived full lives, they have many memories and stories to share.

The Edward C. Allworth Veteran's Home opened in Lebanon in 2014.  It is the second Veterans' home in Oregon. The campus consists of four neighborhoods and is centered on the idea of an intentional community.  The home can house up to 154 veterans. 

The Grotto



Catholic Daughters began support of The Grotto in 1934 with a donation of the statue "Mary Our Mother" located on the upper level of the Sanctuary.  The Grotto was adopted as a state project in 1992.  An annual noon Mass is held for all Catholic Daughter members on the Sunday nearest the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden is located in Portland, Oregon. “The Grotto” is the popular name of The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. It is a non-profit organization supported solely by the proceeds of its gift shop and by donations and is administered by the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, USA Province.

Seminarian Fund

Adopted in 1941, this State project assists in the cost of the education of our priests and future priests. Donations to this fund should be marked with the designation of where the Court wishes the monies to be deposited. There are three separate formation programs in Oregon:

  1. The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon:

  2. Mount Angel Abbey Monastery:

  3. Diocese of Baker:

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All information contained on this page comes from the respected websites.  Please visit each charity's website for additional information.