FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Learn more about Catholic Charities, what we do, and how we serve the Greater Houston community.
For 75 years, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston 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. We provide services to more than 85,000 people annually in the Greater Houston region as they create better lives for themselves and their families.
We serve people of all ages and from all walks of life and religious backgrounds, not just Catholics.
While we are a faith-based organization, we are not the church. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides human and social services to the Greater Houston region and surrounding areas. We do, however, collaborate with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and local parishes to address the needs in our community.
We serve individuals and families in the ten counties throughout the southeastern area of Texas: Galveston, Harris, Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Grimes, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller.
We currently have offices in Harris County, Fort Bend County and Galveston County.
We have a range of programs that provide basic needs (food, clothing, emergency assistance, etc.), counseling, parenting education, services for seniors, women veterans and much more!
We do receive some funding from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, mainly through the Diocesan Service Fund (DSF); however, this only covers about 2% of our annual budget. Our Annual Operating Budget is primarily funded by state and federal grants and generous donations from foundations, corporations and individuals.
If you are in need of assistance, please call our main number at 713.526.4611, or visit our contact us page to see how we may best serve you.
You can also call 2-1-1 or visit www.unitedwayhouston.org/our-211-helpline to be connected to an agency that may be able to provide assistance.
Of course not. In fact, many of our employees are not Catholic.
If you're interested in working with us, view open positions and apply online here.