Your compassion for our neighbors in need helps us prevent homelessness
At the end of a long work day, most of us look forward to returning to the security and comfort of a home where we have food to eat and a warm bed for the night’s sleep. Sadly, thousands in the greater Houston area lack that security because they are homeless. Many more are just one emergency away from joining them.
Homelessness is a preventable problem. Because of you, Catholic Charities’ HomeSafe initiative offers caring, compassionate help to families, seniors and children through programs that address poverty from a variety of perspectives.
Many families in crisis only need a one-time intervention to stay in their homes and prevent the costly and traumatic experience of eviction, which may mean losing their belongings and incurring bad credit. Because of your support, Catholic Charities can provide short-term financial assistance when it’s most needed to cover basic necessities – like rent, utilities or medicine – to help stabilize a family. Then, case managers work with them on strategies to avoid future budget disasters.
Your gifts also enable Catholic Charities to provide additional assistance through food pantries for families who must skimp on groceries to pay other nonflexible bills, like rent. By supporting the HomeSafe initiative, you provide compassionate care to those in need, helping them remain in their homes, apply for and access public benefits, and connect to service programs.
Pope Francis said, “To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.”
With your help, together, we will continue to lift up those in danger of homelessness so they can be carried to safety by the HomeSafe Initiative.