How to be Prepared for Hurricane Season: Tips, Resources and Checklists from Catholic Charities’ Disaster Recovery

The Greater Galveston-Houston region is no stranger to hurricanes, flooding and other significant natural disaster events. That’s why being prepared for the next disaster is critical. Hurricane season begins June 1. With an expected busy hurricane season coupled with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, being prepared is more important than ever. Catholic Charities’ Disaster Recovery Program […]

Catholic Charities Food Distribution Dates and Locations

Catholic Charities’ food pantries have been operating since shelter-in-place became our new normal, along with all of our other programs that are being handled by phone and email rather than face-to-face. Our drive-thru food distributions operate at our regional food pantries each week. Days, times and location information is below. Our three largest food pantries […]

Catholic Charities: COVID-19 Can’t Stop Us from Serving

9,000 people receive food, thousands more helped over the phone during first two weeks of the pandemic HOUSTON – The hallways at Catholic Charities facilities may be quiet, but the agency is “virtually” bustling with activity. In compliance with local shelter-in-place orders stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, agency staff are using technology and modified strategies […]

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 […]

Catholic Charities Continues to Serve Galveston Area During COVID-19 Pandemic

650 people received nearly 8,300 pounds of food from Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston GALVESTON – The hallways at the Island Community Center at 4700 Broadway are eerily quiet, but Catholic Charities is bustling with activity, virtually and in real-time. Under the shelter-in-place order for Galveston County, Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope […]

Donated masks needed to continue serving the community during COVID-19 pandemic

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is welcoming donated fabric masks from the community in order to continue serving people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted. Fabric masks can be washed and used […]

7 Things to Remember to Practice Self-Care During COVID-19

Need to talk? Call our Crisis and Mental Health Support Intake Line: 713.874.6590 By Clinical Supervisor, Jaime Rivera, LCSW Supervisor, Counseling and Behavioral Health Uncertainty. Anxiety. Fear. Isolation. Doubt. Many of us have had these same thoughts over the past few weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially during these uncertain times, we don’t always give […]

Catholic Charities continues to serve, with COVID-19 precautions

3.17.2020 HOUSTON – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston continues to provide services to people in need during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect clients and staff from potential infection from Coronavirus, Catholic Charities is currently serving clients by appointment through phone and email interaction, rather than face-to-face meetings. Classes and other […]

Mamie George Community Center to Close as COVID-19 Precaution

3/13/2020 RICHMOND – In line with the public health disaster declaration issued by Fort Bend County in response to the expected spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond will close temporarily beginning Tuesday, March 17. Current plans are to re-open on April 1. The center functions as the hub for […]