Galveston Island and Galveston County Services

At the Beacon of Hope Centers on Galveston Island and on the mainland in Texas City, Catholic Charities offers a variety of programs to address the needs in Galveston County.

Need rent help in Texas City?

The Texas City Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available for renters who live within the City of Texas City limits. Tenants must have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing housing instability, and have a household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.

For more information on eligibility and application instructions, visit

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Family Assistance

We provide food, rent, utilities, medication and financial assistance and support services aimed at returning individuals and families to self-sufficiency. As we help relieve the overwhelming stress that comes from the lack of basic needs, those in crisis are better able to work towards self-sufficiency.

On Galveston Island, services are available at the Beacon of Hope Center. For more information, call 409-762-2064 or e-mail Linda Mannen at

For information on the services provided on the mainland at the Texas City Basic Needs Office, call 409-948-0405 or e-mail Annie Cazares at

Beacon of Hope Food Pantry

Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center “Super Site” food distribution in Galveston will continue through December 2021. The large-scale drive-through food distribution, supplied by the Galveston County Food Bank, is scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month through December, starting at 9:00 a.m.

For more information on drive-through food distributions on Galveston Island – from times to dates to volunteering information – click here, or contact Brenda Smith at

Women Veteran Services

Catholic Charities Women Veteran Services offers hope for women who have served this country and are in crisis. We help through financial assistance for rent, mortgage, food, employment and education guidance, and through other services.

For more information on our Women Veteran Services, click here.

Disaster Recovery Services

We provide response coordination and short-term and long-term recovery services to individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and other catastrophes. No matter what storm comes our way, Catholic Charities will be here for the long term to help our community rebuild and recover.

For more information on our Disaster Recovery Services, including tips on Hurricane Preparedness, click here.

Locations and Contacts

Beacon of Hope Center - Galveston
4700 Broadway, Suite F-103
Galveston, Texas 77551

Beacon of Hope Center - Texas City
712 5th Ave. North
Texas City, TX 77590