Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston to serve as Galveston County Food Bank “Super Site” through September

Galveston County Food Bank Super Site (08.12.2020) 08.11.2020 GALVESTON – Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston will ramp up its effort to help people suffering economic hardship during the pandemic by serving as a Galveston County Food Bank Super Site on Wednesdays beginning August 12. This will replace the current location at Galveston […]

A Different Struggle: How Veterans Can Find Relief During a Pandemic

By: Patrice Hartsfield, MA, LPC; Women Veterans Program Not everyone struggles to settle into the new social norm during the pandemic. While many deal with feelings of isolation from staying home, there is a group of people that feel the world is acknowledging their social norm for the first time: veterans with combat experience who […]

Catholic Charities invites Fort Bend County residents to join the mission, from a safe distance, for Mamie George Community Center in Richmond

RICHMOND – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities is transforming its annual Mission of Love gala from the traditional live event held in September to a web-based campaign that launches this summer. The effort raises funds for the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond, the Fort Bend County hub for services provided by […]

Catholic Charities Urges Dreamers to Move Quickly to Renew Their Status After Supreme Court Action Offers Reprieve for DACA

HOUSTON – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston urges DACA recipients – or Dreamers, as they are often known – to waste no time in renewing their DACA status, following the Supreme Court’s action reversing an administrative order issued by President Trump that would eliminate the program. “Despite the Supreme Court decision, the current […]

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 […]