Two Years Later, Catholic Charities Continues to Help People Recover from Harvey

KINGWOOD – Retirement was already a financial challenge for Lillene Luker. After Hurricane Harvey literally washed the former teacher’s home off its foundation near the banks of the San Jacinto River, retirement got a lot harder. Lillene, 64, takes care of her 85-year-old mother, who was also displaced by the flooding. Lillene and other family […]

Your Support Provides A Safe Place for Women Veterans in Crisis

With your help, Catholic Charities’ Women Veterans Program empowers women who served our country and need help overcoming life’s challenges. Ours is one of the only programs in Texas that offers services especially for female veterans. Your support helps provide shelter and housing assistance to prevent women vets and their children from being homeless. Located […]

Because of Your Support, C.J. Turned Her Life Around

You gave a female veteran a safe place to live and the needed support to move forward C.J. is a bright, polite and well-spoken woman. But her life turned dark when she left the military. The Army veteran was caught in an abusive relationship, and then tragically suffered a miscarriage. She turned to alcohol to […]

One Down, Three to Go! Help Women Veterans Cook For Their Families

With your help, Catholic Charities can make sure women veterans staying at our shelter are able to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for themselves and their children. Because of your faithful support, Catholic Charities is one of the few organizations that provides services specifically to women veterans. The Villa Guadalupe – located at Guadalupe Family Assistance […]

Looking for Light in the Darkness

A message from Catholic Charities President and CEO Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW: Like you, I was sad and stunned to learn about two mass shootings within hours of each other this weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.  This follows the terrible shooting in Gilroy, CA a short time before. It is terrible to […]

Natalie Wood Named One of Houston’s Women Who Mean Business

HOUSTON — The Houston Business Journal named Catholic Charities’ Natalie Wood one of its 2019 Women Who Mean Business in the Outstanding Nonprofit Leader category. As senior vice president of programs, Natalie is responsible for the majority of social services provided to the community, ranging from food pantries to housing assistance to refugee resettlement.  Each […]

Young Leaders Welcome Event Draws Young Adults to Catholic Charities

HOUSTON — Dozens of young adults throughout the Greater Houston area connected in the spirit of service at the Young Leaders of Catholic Charities Welcome Event on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Attendees mingled with like-minded young professionals and enjoyed wine and refreshments at Catholic Charities’ main office while learning about how they can make an […]

“Shoe Away Hunger” Helps Catholic Charities Fill Food Pantries

HOUSTON — More than 100 shoe lovers hunted for a bargain on designer footwear to help Catholic Charities raise more than $15,000 for the organization’s food pantries at the “Shoe Away Hunger” shoe sale at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory on July 25, 2019. At the one-time shoe sale, shoppers chose from hundreds of pairs of […]