For 75 years, Catholic Charities has provided food, clothing, shelter and a network of support services to people of all ages and from all walks of life and religious backgrounds. We also promote social justice, serving as a voice for the poor and vulnerable. Annually, we provide help and create hope for more than 85,000 people as they create better lives for themselves and their families. Learn more.

For media inquiries, contact Betsy Ballard at bballard@catholiccharities.org or 713.874.6751.

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Press Releases

2020

Counseling sessions are as close as a smart phone for low income families, thanks to Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston to serve as Galveston County Food Bank “Super Site” through September
Catholic Charities invites Fort Bend County residents to join the mission, from a safe distance, for Mamie George Community Center in Richmond
Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center in Richmond Becomes Houston Food Bank Neighborhood Super Site, Will Serve Many More Families During Pandemic
Catholic Charities: COVID-19 Can’t Stop Us from Serving
Catholic Charities Continues to Serve Galveston Area During COVID-19 Pandemic
Women Veterans Defend the Community by Making Masks for Volunteers Distributing Food at Mamie George Community Center
Catholic Charities continues to serve, with COVID-19 precautions
Mamie George Community Center to Close as COVID-19 Precaution
Faith-based experts share innovative approaches to poverty at kNOw Poverty 2020
Houston Refugee Consortium: Governor Abbott should reverse his decision on refugee admissions

In the News

2020

10.07.2020 – How Houston-Area Families Are Being Forced From Their Homes Without An Eviction Notice | Houston Public Media NPR
10.05.2020 – Houston Food Banks Battle Skyrocketing Food Insecurity While Texas Slashes Budgets | Houston Press
10.02.2020 – Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund launches Lost Loved One Fund, targets rental assistance, bereavement support in final round of grants | Community Impact Newspaper
09.15.2020 – Generous Fort Bend Donors Give $210,000 to Catholic Charities’ Mission of Love Campaign | The Katy News
09.02.2020 – How Hunger Persists in a Rich Country like America | The New York Times
08.21.2020 – Elderly Houstonians worried about stocking for storm during pandemic | KTRK ABC 13 Houston
08.21.2020 – Galveston County eviction cases have become dire | Galveston Daily News
08.17.2020 – Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center in Richmond Expands Access to Food: Serving Two Evenings a Week as Houston Food Bank “Super Site” | The Katy News
08.14.2020 – Richmond community center expanding food distribution efforts | Fort Bend Star
07.31.2020 – As the weekly $600 unemployment benefit ends, other sources of help remain | KTRK ABC 13 Houston
07.14.2020 – Pandemic cases see record surges as Texans look forward with weary hope, prayers | Texas Catholic Herald
07.14.2020 – Catholic Charities invites Fort Bend County residents to join the mission, from a safe distance, for Mamie George Community Center in Richmond | Fort Bend Herald
07.14.2020 – Mission of Love Gala to be Held in September | The Katy News
06.30.2020 – Houston Food Bank and Catholic Charities open superfood distribution site in Richmond | KPRC
06.24.2020 – New data shows nearly $29M in lost rent, grim housing outlook for Houston | Houston Chronicle
06.19.2020 – Houston Dreamers relieved by Supreme Court ruling on DACA | Houston Chronicle
06.11.2020 – Fort Bend Count Has the Highest Census Response Rate in Texas | Houston Style Magazine
06.01.2020 – East End distillery helps community fight COVID-19 | Houston Chronicle
05.16.2020 – HERE 2 HELP: Free or discounted child items and assistance for expectant mothers or new parents | KPRC
05.16.2020 – Spencer Solves It: Help available for those having trouble paying the bills | KPRC
05.14.2020 – Officials say more money needed for rental assistance in Houston | KTRK ABC 13 Houston
05.12.2020 – Parishioners should still find solace in Mass despite new measures, mental health expert says | Texas Catholic Herald
05.12.2020 – As parishes reopen, anxieties mix with spiritual needs | CatholicPhilly.com
05.07.2020 – George Foundation makes $1.3M in COVID-19 grants to aid Fort Bend residents | Houston Chronicle
04.20.2020 – Where To Find Free Food In The Houston Area During The Coronavirus Outbreak | Houston Public Media
04.16.2020 – Más de 4,000 familias han recibido ayuda de Caridades Católicas en medio de la crisis por el coronavirus | Univsion
04.16.2020 – Local churches, charities help families in need during coronavirus pandemic | KPRC
04.14.2020 – Archdiocesan agencies lead efforts to provide social, medical services | Texas Catholic Herald
04.07.2020 – Houston-area nonprofits adapt to COVID-19 with more people needing help — and fewer dollars, volunteers coming in | Houston Chronicle
04.07.2020 – Catholic Charities Responds to COVID-19 in Houston | January Advisors (blog)
04.01.2020 – Preocupación entre inquilinos por la falta de dinero para el alquiler y otros pagos en las viviendas | Univision KXLN
04.01.2020 – What to do when you can’t pay rent during COVID-19 crisis | FOX 26 Houston
03.18.2020 – Nearby Cities and Counties Follow Houston and Harris County’s Lead — to an Extent [UPDATED] | Houston Press
03.06.2020 – Niños migrantes tendrán audiencias en la corte por videoconferencia | Telemundo
02.24.2020 – Catholic Charities and federal government work together to serve communities affected by disasters | Catholic Charities USA
02.20.2020 – Mamie George Community Center to host open house | Fort Bend Herald
02.07.2020 – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston presents Deep in the Heart of Texas – Spirit of Charity Gala | CultureMap
01.13.2020 – Summit at St. Thomas aims to help Houston know, battle poverty | Houston Chronicle
01.11.2020 – This refugee family fled Congo. In Houston they grow organic vegetables. | Houston Chronicle
01.02.2020 – Houston poverty summit searches for answers | KPRC
01.01.2020 – Texas should say yes to refugee resettlement [Editorial] | Houston Chronicle

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