You Helped Raghad Find Employment During a Pandemic

Raghad is bright young woman and a friendly smile. She worked hard to earn her degree and was excelling in her career in her native Iraq. But, because the increasing political unrest and violence put her life in danger, she made the tough decision to flee, and with what little money she was able to […]

Because of You, Chloe Could Say Goodbye to Her Husband

Chloe is 86, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic she was living alone while her husband, Greg, resided in a long-term care facility. It wasn’t ideal, but she was able to visit him frequently. Finances were tight, but because of you, her Senior Services Case Manager was there to help her apply for Medicaid so […]

Because of You, A Mother was Better Prepared

Right around the time when “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders were issued in our area, Crystal was preparing to give birth. She was already nervous about being at a hospital in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to top it off, her partner was unreliable. He often left and came back, and she wasn’t […]

Women Veterans Defend the Community by Making Masks for Volunteers Distributing Food at Mamie George Community Center

RICHMOND – First they defended our country. Now, they’re creating a first line of defense in the war against COVID-19 in Fort Bend County. Women veterans affiliated with Catholic Charities’ Women Veterans Program are making fabric masks to protect the many volunteers distributing food at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond, the hub […]

You Helped Veronica Through Grief and Hardship

Veronica and her little family were living a happy life. Her husband ran a successful business, and her young son was doing well in school. Then her husband was tragically murdered. Although they were devastated, they did the best they could to move on. Veronica used her husband’s life insurance for a loan to his […]

Mary’s Family Was in Crisis. But Thanks to You, Not Anymore.

Mary first came to Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center to receive assistance from the food pantry. Over the next few months Mary became a regular at the pantry, coming in like clockwork every two weeks. After the third month of coming to the food pantry, staff encouraged Mary to set-up an appointment to meet […]

Because of You, Angela Had the Tools and Support to Care for Her Kids

Angela had a lot going for her. She was eight months pregnant with her second child, doing well at her job, and just moved into a new home to accommodate her growing family. Six weeks into her maternity leave, she found out she lost her job due to layoffs. Angela had no family support nearby, […]

You Helped a Senior Keep the Lights On

Donna didn’t expect to spend her golden years worrying about her utility bills and having a secure place to live. Donna is the primary caregiver not only for her adult daughter, but also her husband who suffered a severe stroke. Her daughter is financially dependent on Donna because she struggles to find employment due to […]

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 […]