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 […]

Because of Your Support, C.J. Turned Her Life Around

You gave a female veteran a safe place to live and the needed support to move forward C.J. is a bright, polite and well-spoken woman. But her life turned dark when she left the military. The Army veteran was caught in an abusive relationship, and then tragically suffered a miscarriage. She turned to alcohol to […]

You Gave a Veteran a Second Chance to Success

Justine had a difficult time when she left the military. She was homeless and struggled to overcome a drug addiction she developed to cope with her post-traumatic stress disorder. Afraid and alone, she didn’t know where to turn for help. But thanks to you, Catholic Charities’ Women Veterans Program was there to help. Justine began […]

Because of Your Help, Mary Can Feed Her Family

You make the difference for thousands of families like Mary’s through Catholic Charities’ Family Assistance Program. Mary wears a cheery yellow cap to a recent food fair at Guadalupe Center that reflects her tenacity to get through life: “I pray to the Lord every day and every night. I’m pretty sure he’ll open a door […]

You Helped Jorge Recover and Reconnect with Family

The first time Jorge visited the Guadalupe Center he’d just been released from the hospital. Only in his 40s, he was recovering from a heart attack and suffering from congestive heart failure. He admits he made some bad decisions and got involved with a gang. He’d also become estranged from his family in his youth, […]

You Helped Dominga Launch a New Chapter in Her Life

Dominga has lived a hard life at just 20 years old. She came to the U.S. from Honduras as an unaccompanied minor having witnessed the murder of her mother, endured years of physical and mental abuse by her father, sexually exploited by her employer, and threatened with death by her mother’s murderer. Although she, her […]

You Helped a Veteran Find Financial Stability

Tenia was finally employed again. She secured a well-paying, stable job and was excited to be working again. But after a year without a steady paycheck, Tenia struggled to catch up on her past-due bills. She began making payments as best she could, but because of her higher level of income, the Galveston Housing Authority […]