A Safe Haven – Fabiola’s Story

Imagine having to flee not only your home, but your country because your family feared for its life. At only six years old, this was *Fabiola’s reality when her family became the focus of extortion by a transnational gang. Unable to continue paying the exorbitant extortion demands, Fabiola and her family tried to move to […]

A New Lease on Life – Gabriela’s Story

Gabriela* is a 20-year-old woman who fled El Salvador after being the victim of sexual assault. After arriving in the U.S., she came to the Catholic Charities in April of 2015 seeking help obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum. With the help of Catholic Charities staff at the St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration […]

Catholic Charities Hosts Area Faith Leaders for First-Ever Faith and Affordable Housing Summit

On Tuesday, faith leaders from Greater Houston met for the first-ever Faith and Affordable Housing Summit to address ways the religious community can help address Houston’s affordable housing crisis. This event – hosted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in partnership with Houston Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston – […]

From Refugee Camp to College Graduate – Lucy’s Story

After the death of her father in 1997 Lucy’s family fled the violence in Rwanda hoping to find a better life in Zambia. Upon their arrival in Zambia, Lucy and her mother, two brothers, and two sisters were accepted into the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) program to receive assistance and protection. They […]

Cardinal DiNardo Elected President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Cardinal DiNardo and Archbishop Gomez are elected to three-year terms and succeed Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, and Cardinal DiNardo, respectively. The new president and vice president terms begin at the conclusion of the General Assembly on November 15. Cardinal DiNardo was elected president on the first ballot with 113 votes. Archbishop Gomez […]

Empowered to Pull Out of Poverty – Yashika’s Story

On June 1, 1954, the U.S. Congress officially named November 11 “Veterans Day,” a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Whether veterans served in Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, or even in peace time, their sacrifices and willingness to defend their country and countrymen deserve to be honored. Here at Catholic Charities, we […]

Pro Bono Ambassador: Garrett T. Johnston, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Pro Bono Ambassador: Garrett T. Johnston Volunteer services are vital to the Catholic Charities St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance’s ability to provide high-quality immigration legal services to the Houston community. Last year, the Cabrini Center utilized more than 4,500 hours of pro bono services. In an effort to recognize those pro bono […]

Catholic Charities President and CEO Named 2016 Hispanic Female Executive of the Year

Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, was recently named Hispanic Female Executive of the Year by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes individuals for their leadership and impact on the Houston Hispanic business community. “Cynthia is an exceptional leader, and we are delighted that […]