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 […]

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 […]

How to help families impacted by tornadoes

Our prayers are with families impacted by the tremendous destruction from tornadoes in parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky and elsewhere. Here in Houston, we are no stranger to disaster. We know firsthand that both the short and long term needs are great, and that it takes a generous, compassionate community to help those […]

Catholic Charities Presents Charity in Action Awards

Each year, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston shines a light on special people and groups who give their time, talent and treasure through service and support by presenting the Charity in Action Awards in three categories: to a parish, a group, and to individual volunteers. St. Cecilia Catholic Church was honored for its […]