Catholic Charities Galveston Honors Judge Jim and Lisa Schweitzer, Two Churches

10.25.19 GALVESTON – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston honored Galveston Judge Jim and Lisa Schweitzer with the Beacon of Hope Award at its annual Beacon of Hope Appreciation Reception, along with two Catholic churches that partner with Catholic Charities. The Schweitzers have supported Galveston’s most vulnerable families for more than 20 years by […]

Senior Program Staff Has 100% Pass Rate on Texas State Exam

Catholic Charities’ Senior Program staff recently passed the Texas Benefits Counseling Program state exam to become Certified Benefits Counselors with a 100% pass rate. Catholic Charities has the only senior services program to have its entire staff certified, as recognized by the Harris County Area Agency on Aging. This certification will help staff ensure that […]

School Counselors Receive Bronze Award

Counselors in Catholic Charities’ School Counseling program received the Bronze Award from the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston for their contributions to the center and professional development. Bronze awardees are Center Collaborative Members at least one year, implemented 5-10 Center Recommendations in their schools, represented at 60% of […]

Young Leaders Host Havana Nights to Benefit Share Your Blessings

HOUSTON — Catholic Charities’ Young Leaders sported fedoras and tropical wear at Havana Nights, an evening of cigars, rumba and rum on October 5, 2019 at Hotel Granduca. The group’s first event gathered young professionals in support of the organization’s Christmas Gift Program, Share Your Blessings. Traditional Cuban music by El Rectorado Del Son kept the […]

No Reduction in Refugee Admissions: “Our faith compels us to welcome the stranger”

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Houston Refugee Consortium are calling on Congress to over-ride the Administration’s plan to drastically cut refugee admissions to the U.S. in the coming fiscal year and restore the number to historic norms by setting a refugee admissions goal of 95,000. In addition to cutting refugee admissions […]