What We Offer the Community

Catholic Charities celebrates 75 years.For 75 years, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has provided a comprehensive network of social services for this entire region. We empower people to grow and thrive, and we work to alleviate poverty and help people become self-sufficient and live better lives.

Our Four Focus Areas

Nurturing & Caring for Children

We offer support services for pregnant women, unaccompanied refugee children in our foster care homes, and two children’s homes for unaccompanied immigrant children. Learn More >

Pregnancy and Parenting Services -- free education classes, counseling, pregnancy tests, material assistance, post-adoption services

International Foster Care Homes for Refugee Children -- nurturing home for refugee children who escaped devastating situations in their native lands

Homes for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children -- homes for children detained by immigration officials and referred to Catholic Charities by the Office of Refugee Resettlement

In-School Counseling -- free counseling for children and their families in inner city Catholic schools

Strengthening Families

We meet basic needs (food, clothing, housing assistance), offer family/marriage counseling and school counseling, provide support for women veterans, offer housing education and help with affordable housing, and provide a residential facility for women with young children who are in transition from abusive situations. Learn More >

Basic Needs -- food pantry, clothing, housing, health care, rent assistance, housing and more

Counseling Services -- individual, family, in-school, marriage counseling services

Disaster Recovery -- short-term and long-term recovery services to individuals and families impacted by disaster

 

Supporting Refugees and Immigrants

We offer free or discounted legal counsel for immigrants, both individually and through workshops. For unaccompanied minors and individuals escaping human trafficking, this also may include helping the individuals navigate our complex legal system. Refugees – individuals and families who are escaping dangerous or threatening situations in their home countries and who meet specific governmental guidelines – are assigned to Catholic Charities by the government for assistance in resettlement. Learn More >

Immigration Legal Assistance -- pro bono legal services include legal counseling, citizen application assistance, legal representation and advocacy, DACA Assistance, and more

Crime Victims Assistance -- assistance for immigrant victims of crimes such as domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and other crimes

Refugee Services -- assistance for government-approved refugees in becoming self-sufficient through cultural orientation, job development, family reunification and resettlement.

Promoting Independence for Seniors, Veterans & Others

We help seniors remain independent as long as possible through personalized case management, which includes home visits and ensuring basic needs are met. Through the Mamie George Community Center in Fort Bend County, we offer qualified, enrolled seniors a gathering place, a daily hot meal, access to a pantry to shop for food, and a wellness center. We also provide personalized case management, including home visits, for HIV/AIDs patients. Learn More >

AIDS Ministry -- support, case management, financial assistance, counseling for those living with HIV/AIDS and their family members

Senior Services -- provides mental health support, education, counseling, enrichment activities, and assistance

Mamie George Community Center -- community center for seniors in Fort Bend County to provide activities, meals, classes and more. Also provides emergency financial and legal assistance, pregnancy, foster care and post-adoption services.

Women Veteran Services -- assistance for female veterans after military duty including emergency assistance (housing, basic needs, financial and rent assistance), counseling, support and case management services.

 

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