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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Texas Bar Foundation Awards Catholic Charities a Grant to Support Legal Services for Immigration Outreach Mobilization and Fortification

December 1, 2020 HOUSTON – The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded $25,500 to support immigration legal services for outreach mobilization and fortification to the St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance, a program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. “This generous grant will help us reach out to particularly vulnerable groups in […]

Harris County Issues New $40 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund, To Be Administered by Catholic Charities

10.28.2020 Visit CatholicCharitiesHelp.org Fund Will Provide $1,200 Payments to 33,000+ Families Harris County Residents Can Apply November 2-6 (Not first-come, first-served) HOUSTON, TX – A new $40 million COVID-19 relief fund, issued by Harris County, opens this Monday, November 2, and will accept applications through Friday, November 6. The Harris County COVID-19 Emergency Direct Assistance […]

Know Your Rights – Tenant Challenges Webinars and Resources

Can’t Pay Rent? Know Your Rights Webinar Hosted by Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Join us as we provide an overview of the most recent moratorium on evictions imposed by the CDC, in addition to your rights as a […]