Short Term Rental, Utility, and Mortgage Assistance (STRUMA)

Financial Assistance with STRUMA The Short Term Rental, Utility, and Mortgage Assistance (STRUMA) program is for individuals living with HIV and their families who are at risk of becoming homeless due to sudden reduction of their household income as result of loss of employment, benefits, and/or subsidy, or impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition […]

You Helped Lillian and Dena Start a New Life

Poverty has been cruel to Lillian and her 13-year-old granddaughter Dena, but thanks to you, there’s a light shining in their future.  Lillian and Dena have been living in a small, shabby apartment, existing on Lillian’s sole source of income – a monthly disability check.  There was no money for furniture, and barely enough for […]

You Helped an Elderly Grandmother Who’s Raising her Grandkids

Gretchen is a senior living on a fixed income. Every month, money is tight.  With rent, utilities, and other bills, she sometimes didn’t have enough left to pay for groceries. At times, Gretchen would wash clothes with whatever soap she had around the house. She needed to save the money to buy food. When Gretchen […]

When Debra Needed Help, You Were There

Debra lost her husband, an Army veteran, six years ago. She was lonely and depressed, and she had the added burden of trying to make ends meet without his monthly pension. Now, because of you, her family no longer has to worry about having enough to eat. Debra also takes care of her 27-year-old grandson, […]

You Helped an Afghan Family Start a New Life in Houston

Saahir worked for a United States-based company in Afghanistan. Because of his work, he was a target of the Taliban as it quickly took over the country. He and his family arrived in Houston with little more than they could carry after a tumultuous escape to start a new life.  Now they are well on […]

You Helped a Struggling Mother When She Needed It Most

Candice works as a home health care provider, but the pandemic has dramatically reduced her hours. Working only 16 hours a week made it difficult for her to provide for her three young children. You got the family the help they needed to stabilize, and helped Candice find a better job so she will be […]

Volunteers Needed to Serve Greater Houston Community

Volunteers are vital to carrying out the mission of Catholic Charities. Join us in serving the community with your friends, family, employees or groups! Sign up for our service opportunities below: Food Distributions Catholic Charities’ food pantries have been operating since shelter-in-place became our new normal, along with all of our other programs that are […]

Faithful Citizenship: Elections 2022

“We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.” – Pope Francis, 9/16/13 Our Catholic Social Principles beckon us to the art of […]

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Disaster Relief Program Builds and Donates 200 Beds for Afghan Evacuee Children Served by Catholic Charities

HOUSTON – Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a volunteer organization dedicated to building and delivering beds to children and families in need, assembled and donated 200 beds for children of Afghan evacuee families served by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The effort is in partnership with the Houston Furniture Bank and its “No […]

Catholic Charities CEO Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, Appointed to Board of Houston Branch of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

HOUSTON – The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., appointed Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston Branch.  Colbert is president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Colbert will serve a three-year term ending December 31, 2024.  Of the […]

Catholic Charities to Hold Virtual Poverty Summit during Poverty Awareness Month

Poverty has many faces. It could be a single mother whose hours were cut short during the COVID-19 pandemic. It could be a family whose primary wage earner was furloughed. It could be a neighbor who has experienced a catastrophic medical problem that wiped out their savings. Catholic Charities will host a virtual event to […]