Important Information and Updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

COVID FINANCIAL REQUESTS ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY Catholic Charities is helping families and individuals impacted by COVID-19. Please complete and submit the online financial application form and a staff member will follow-up with you to review your eligibility and documentation needs. We accept applications for assistance and continue until we reach capacity. Please feel free to […]

How Catholic Charities is helping children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is committed to helping families by serving the poor and vulnerable, including immigrants from all walks of life. Thousands of children and families are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas within the next few months. Many of these migrants are from Central America, and are fleeing […]

You Helped Keep the Lights on For a Family of Five

Laura and Josh are hardworking parents with three daughters. But like many families, the pandemic brought unforeseen hardships, and it almost cost Josh and Laura their home. First, Josh contracted a severe infection that forced him to be hospitalized. Then he had to quit his job because he was no longer able to do the […]

New $159 Million Houston-Harris County Rental Assistance Relief Fund

As Region Recovers from Devastating Winter Storm Uri, Program Brings Good News for Thousands of Local Tenants, with up to a Year of Rental Assistance BakerRipley and Catholic Charities Tapped to Administer Program HOUSTON, TX (FEBRUARY 24, 2021) – A new $159 million fund launches on February 25, 2021 and will start accepting online applications.  […]

Winter Storm Uri Resources and Information

Applications for assistance are now closed Currently, we have reached our funding capacity and applications are now closed. If you were impacted by this severe winter weather event, please view the resources and information on this page for additional assistance. Resources and Information To be connected to an agency that may be able to help […]

Catholic Charities to Administer New Rental Assistance Fund in Partnership with City of Houston and Harris County, BakerRipley

Help for Local Families—$159 Million in New COVID-19 Relief: City of Houston and Harris County Establish New Rental Assistance Fund, Appoint BakerRipley and Catholic Charities to Administer Program Fund to Cover Past-Due Rent and Future Rent for Families Struggling from Pandemic;  Applications to be Randomly Selected for Verification, not First-Come, First-Served HOUSTON, TX (February 10, […]

Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston to continue as Galveston County Food Bank “Super Site” through 2021

GALVESTON – Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center “Super Site” food distribution in Galveston will continue through December 2021 to help people suffering economic hardship during the pandemic. The large-scale drive-through food distribution, supplied by the Galveston County Food Bank, is scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month through December, starting at […]

51,167 Families Helped by $61 Million+ in COVID-19 Relief Grants

01.05.2021 $1,200 Grants Provided to Families Impacted by Pandemic, via Harris County’s CARES Fund Administered by Catholic Charities HOUSTON, TX – The holiday season was a little brighter for over 51,000 families who received aid from the $61.4 million Harris County COVID-19 Emergency Direct Assistance Program, administered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. […]

You stepped in when Shirley was lost.

Shirley served 30 years in the U.S. Army. After she left the military, she thought she would be enjoying her civilian life and spending more time with her family. Then she was blindsided when her husband wanted a divorce. Learning to navigate the civilian world was hard enough. Now she lost her support system and […]

Two Million Pounds and Counting: Catholic Charities Food Distribution Underscores Historic Need for Food Assistance in Fort Bend County

December 28, 2020 RICHMOND – Richmond’s Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) recently surpassed the two million-pound mark in food distribution since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  MGCC is the hub for services provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, including food and financial assistance, and a robust program for seniors. “During the […]

Thanks to you, Edna isn’t battling cancer alone.

Like many seniors, Edna, 72, has the challenge of living on a fixed income. But she is also battling cancer with limited medical insurance. As she sought treatment, thousands of dollars in medical bills began to pile up. Not knowing where else to go, she found Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center. Because of you, […]