What We Offer the Community
For more than 70 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
We offer support services for pregnant women, unaccompanied refugee children in our foster care homes, and two children’s homes for unaccompanied immigrant children.
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.
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.
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.