**In light of current Coronavirus concerns and impacts, our ability to process new applications and perform projects has been severely impacted. For the past 13+ years, we have been mobilizing large and small groups of volunteers to carry-out our projects in ways that are not currently safe. This being said, we are determined to continue serving people. Our staff and leaders have recently resumed doing projects, following COVID protocols garnered from construction-industry examples. We hope that restrictions will continue to be lifted soon so that we can resume doing larger projects that involve lots of volunteers; but for the time being we are limited to projects that can be done with a limited crew, following all the appropriate protocols.
If you wish to submit a new application, please do so with the knowledge that we may not be able to respond to/assess your application in a timely manner.
** During this time of crisis, if you need help with Essential Needs (like getting groceries, medication, etc.), or just want to reach-out to talk with a caring person, click here to learn about the Catalyst Care Network
OUR APPLICATION FOR HELP IS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, BUT PLEASE READ THIS FIRST:
Catalyst Partnerships provides home repairs, light remodeling, and cleanup services to homeowners who are elderly, disabled, and/or low-income.
Our mission is to bring together useful resources and loving volunteers to meet the needs of people in our community, so we are glad to help you in any way we can. Work is overseen by licensed contractors and performed by volunteers. Funds and materials are provided through donations from generous individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community.
Recipients are not required to pay for help, but are encouraged to contribute whatever labor and/or funds they are able to.
Recipients are chosen according to legitimate needs pertaining to HEALTH, SAFETY. We do not do projects that are cosmetic in nature.
SERVICE AREA: Catalyst's service area is determined according to availability of volunteers. Our current service area is limited to a large portion of the Portland Metro area, roughly described as follows:
Columbia Blvd. to the North
Canby to the South
Hillsboro/Newberg to the West
I-205 to the East
Note: We do occasionally make exceptions to the current service area
INCOME QUALIFICATION: To qualify for Catalyst services, annual household income must be below the following limits. These are the 2020 limits set by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), based their determination of Low (80%) of Median Income:
Persons in Family / Income Limit
If the information above describes your situation, then submit the following application. (Note that submitting an application does not guarantee that we will be able to help you. Catalyst receives many more applications than we are able to address with available volunteers and resources, but we do our best to help as many as possible):