Catholic Charities Continues to Lead Region in Compassionate, Effective Disaster Response

Catholic Charities provides intake services to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

As the region’s leader in disaster response, Catholic Charities will continue to offer relief services to help individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the region’s leader in disaster response, continues to help individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey – connecting them to needed resources and referrals.

This week, disaster relief services will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2900 Louisiana Street up to the first 200 households.

“We know the needs of people dealing with Harvey’s aftermath will change as we get further from the actual disaster,” said Cynthia N. Colbert, president and CEO. “Catholic Charities is here to help them deal with those challenges – including safe housing, adequate food, job issues, transportation, school transfers, lost papers, legal issues and more. Our goal is provide help and create hope so they can get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

Cash donations to help Harvey victims can be made online at

People who need assistance, want to volunteer or donate, or need more information about Catholic Charities may call the main office at 713.526.4611 during office hours or the disaster hotline at 713.874.6664. For referrals to Greater Houston’s social support network, call 2-1-1. For urgent help in life-threatening situations, please call 9-1-1.

Donations of specific items will be welcomed at the relief centers listed below. Please check in advance for hours of operation.

Most-needed items are:

Baby items — diapers (size 4 and 5), small umbrella strollers, new car seats, formula, NEW toys, blankets, bottles, pacifiers, bottle nipples, breast pads, bottle brushes, diaper bags

Cleaning supplies (including heavy plastic masks, heavy work gloves)

New bath and kitchen towels

Please do not send clothes at this time.

Here are the locations and contacts for the Catholic Charities assistance operations:

Catholic Charities Central Office
2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006
Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mamie George Community Center
1111 Collins Road
Richmond, Texas 77469
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Texas City, Mainland
712 5th Ave North
Texas City, TX 77590
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

4700 Broadway, #F103
Galveston, TX 77550
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bay Area Office
1300-A Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.