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 […]

Be Counted. We all need to participate in the U.S. Census!

Learn why it counts to be counted. Complete the Census Online Now   Respond by Phone: English: 844-330-2020 Spanish: 844-468-2020 Vietnamese: 844-461-2020 Arabic: 844-416-2020 Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020 Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020 Korean: 844-392-2020 Additional language support  The U.S. Census Bureau official deadline to respond is October 15. This is the final day to ensure that our neighbors […]

SCAM ALERT: Protecting yourself against online scams

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has been alerted to someone trying to pose as an employee of our organization requesting personal information and fees to receive assistance or make a donation. The scammer is contacting people via social media and mining for personal information. This is a phishing scam. Do not share any […]

Counseling sessions are as close as a smart phone for low income families, thanks to Catholic Charities

10.5.2020 As World Mental Health Day, Saturday, October 10 approaches, the pandemic is accelerating change in how mental health services are delivered. Catholic Charities adapted its services to provide access to low income families. Life before the pandemic was stressful enough, but stress levels are off the charts for many low-income families during the COVID-19 […]

Generous Fort Bend Donors Give $210,000 to Catholic Charities’ Mission of Love Campaign

9.14.2020 RICHMOND – Generous hearts prevailed as always in Fort Bend County in providing $210,000 to Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center during this year’s Mission of Love campaign. Chaired by Shanda Conroy and Lisa Emiliani, the campaign concluded with a virtual “thank you” event that paid tribute to honorees Tom and Norma Petrosewicz. Lead […]

Hurricane Laura Information and Resources

How to Help Families Impacted by Hurricane Laura in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana Our neighbors to the East suffered significant damage due to Hurricane Laura. We are helping our fellow Catholic Charities agencies in the affected areas as much as possible. As we determine what the needs are and how we can help, we […]