Motivated to Move Forward

*John, an 81 year old man, was struggling to continue living independently. As a veteran, John valued his ability to provide for himself and his wife in their small duplex. In 2014, John was referred to Catholic Charities by United Way’s 211 helpline. John had many needs, including help with medication costs, utilities, and housing, […]

Seniors At High Risk in Houston Heat

In the extreme heat of Greater Houston’s late summer – with “feels like” temps climbing to 107 – seniors living in poverty are at high risk. Many seniors who rely solely on Social Security for their income can’t handle unexpected costs. This means a broken A/C unit might have to be left unfixed for months […]

From Normal, to Desolation, to a Better Future

R.J.* is a typical college freshman now, but his journey from childhood to pre-med student was anything but normal. Raised in Africa, R.J. had a tough childhood. He lost his father at a young age, and his mother’s living arrangements with different men proved unstable. In 2001, she abandoned her child, leaving him with her […]