Winter Storm Uri Assistance
COVID-19 Assistance Information
Rental Assistance Programs
- Houston-Harris Help Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit HoustonHarrisHelp.org to apply or for more information.
- Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program
The Texas Rent Relief Program can help renters with costs starting as far back as March 13, 2020. Both landlords and tenants can use this website to create an account and submit their application. If you need assistance completing an application, our customer service staff can complete the application with you by phone by calling 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368). Visit TexasRentRelief.com for more details.
- Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program Administered by the Harris County Community Services Department
The TERAP program will provide assistance to renters who are at risk of eviction by providing up to six months of rental assistance. Payments will be made directly to property owners or management companies. For additional information or to apply, visit HousingandCommunityResources.net/covid-19-rental-assistance.
Catholic Charities Assistance and Resources
- Request COVID-19 Assistance
- Food Distribution Information
- Additional COVID-19 information and resources
What We Offer the Community
For more than 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
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
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 >
Family Assistance -- 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
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.
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. Learn More >
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.