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Press Archives

2019 - In the News

2019

12.26.19 - Trump gave states power to admit refugees. As other GOP governors sign on, Abbott is silent. | Houston Chronicle
12.26.19 - Over two dozen sites will accept Christmas trees for free recycling this year | Houston Chronicle
12.24.19 - The number of migrant children in Texas shelters dropped dramatically in 2019 | Longview News Journal
11.12.19 - A lifeline for women veterans | Texas Catholic Herald
10.29.19 - Sugar Land resident receives volunteerism honor | Fort Bend Star
10.24.19 - Catholic Charities Charity in Action Awards Honors Sugar Land Resident | The Katy News
08.30.19 - Catholic Charities Helps Local Woman | KingwoodDotCom
08.27.19 - Catholic Charities provides $100,000 grant to Kingwood church for Harvey recovery | The Tribune
08.27.19 - With help, Dickinson family rebuilds after Harvey | Galveston Daily News
08.16.19 - Immigration advocates say thousands of Houstonians at risk under ‘public charge’ rule | Houston Chronicle
08.05.19 - Houston-area leaders named as HBJ's 2019 Women Who Mean Business honorees | Houston Business Journal
06.27.19 - Bank of America gives $1M in grants to Houston nonprofits | Houston Chronicle
06.20.19 - Community comes together for Women Veterans Day | Fort Bend Star
06.20.19 - Sarah Jessica Parker shoes on sale at huge discount to help Houston food pantries | KTRK ABC13
06.17.19 - Sarah Jessica Parker is Selling Her Shoes For Crazy Cheap Prices in Houston | Paper City
04.06.19 - Prayer turns to action when 2,000 Texas Catholics unite for advocacy day | Crux Now
01.24.19 - Nonprofits address immigrant struggles, encouraging faith-based social activism | Houston Chronicle
01.25.19 - NU’s BASIC helps rebuild after Hurricane Harvey | Niagara University

2019 - Press Releases

2019
10.07.19 - Young Leaders Host Havana Nights to Benefit Share Your Blessings
10.01.19 - No Reduction in Refugee Admissions: “Our faith compels us to welcome the stranger”
09.26.19 - Charity in Action Awards Honor Catholic Charities’ Partners and Friends
09.23.19 - Mexican Government Awards Honor to Catholic Charities’ Cabrini Center
09.20.19 - Catholic Charities Food Pantries to Open Saturday for Families Impacted by Imelda
09.13.19 - Mission of Love Raises $180,000 for Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center in Fort Bend County
08.27.19 - Two Years Later, Catholic Charities Continues to Help People Recover from Harvey
08.05.19 - Natalie Wood Named One of Houston's Women Who Mean Business
08.02.19 - Young Leaders Welcome Event Draws Young Adults to Catholic Charities
07.26.19 - “Shoe Away Hunger” Helps Catholic Charities Fill Food Pantries
06.27.19 - Bank of America Awards Grant to Catholic Charities
06.14.19 - Exclusive Designer Shoe Sale Helps Catholic Charities “Shoe Away Hunger”
05.28.19 - As 2019 Hurricane Season Begins, Catholic Charities Supports Galveston County in Continued Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
05.21.19 - Catholic Charities Named 2019 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner
05.07.19 - Wine & Dine Dinner Honors Kafkas, Tops $560,000 for Catholic Charities
04.23.19 - Houston Catholic Radio Drive for Diapers Helps Low Income Parents
01.22.19 - Wine Connoisseurs Are Invited to “Fill the Wine Cellar” for Catholic Charities
01.16.19 - Harvey Flooding Problems Still Haven’t Drained Away: Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Services Offer Help in the Galveston County Area

2018 - In the News

2018
11.27.18 - Nearly 50 Houston-area nonprofits received highest rating in U.S. | Houston Business Journal
11.20.18 - $4M Fellowship Program Provides Post-Harvey Legal Aid | Houston Public Media
11.07.18 - Military veterans in Houston find support in faith-based organizations | Houston Chronicle
11.02.18 - Catholic Charities & Fuller Center building 5 homes for Harvey victims | FOX 26 Houston
10.30.18 - A Visa Program That Protected Domestic Violence Victims Is Now Putting Them At Risk Of Deportation | BuzzFeed News
10.16.18 - Houston panel explores why people migrate to U.S. | Catholic News Service
10.10.18 - Priest-chef shares his faith in food at Catholic Charities event | Houston Chronicle
09.14.18 - Catholic Charities honors Richmond Mayor Moore | Fort Bend Herald
08.30.18 - Houston-area leaders named as HBJ's 2018 Women Who Mean Business honorees | Houston Business Journal
08.28.18 - Gala Glam (Featuring Houston Galas and Catholic Charities 75th Anniversary Celebration) | Houston City Book
08.23.18 - Most Admired Nonprofit CEO: Cynthia Colbert | Houston Business Journal
08.20.18 - Most Admired CEOs of 2018 explain the worst advice they’ve ever received | Houston Business Journal
07.19.18 - HBJ names inaugural Most Admired CEO Award honorees | Houston Business Journal
07.10.18 - Catholic Charities teaches China how Houston recovers from disasters | Texas Catholic Herald
07.06.18 - Mamie George Community Center offers senior citizens a fun place to spend the day | Fort Bend Herald
07.05.18 - Women Veteran Services helps women veterans transition back to civilian life | Fort Bend Herald
06.12.18 - COMMENTARY: Women Veterans Day a concerted effort to honor | The Monitor
06.11.18 - Texas to honor women veterans on Tuesday | Stars and Stripes
05.16.18 - A Cardinal and a Choir Star in a Milestone $1 Million Night | PaperCity
05.11.18 - Ford donates 38 vehicles to nonprofits for Harvey relief efforts | Houston Chronicle
05.10.18 - Catholic Charities introduces 2 programs to serve county | Galveston County Daily News
02.15.18 - Dreamers feel they are Americans contributing to Church, community | Texas Catholic Herald
02.15.18 - ‘Dreamers’ say they’re not asking for handouts, just chance to stay | CatholicPhilly.com
02.08.18 - Colbert, Lai: Uniting immigrant families should be priority | Houston Chronicle

2018 - Press Releases
2017 - In the News

2017
10.11.17 - How to avoid gentrifying a neighborhood | Houston Chronicle
10.02.17 - ‘Dreamers’ Rush to Renew Their Protections One Last Time | New York Times
09.29.17 - Women Making a Difference: Veteran helping other women veterans find jobs | KPRC
09.28.17 - Renewal deadline approaching for DACA applicants | KPRC
09.25.17 - ABC13, Univision 45, UHD team up for DACA town hall event | ABC13
09.09.17 - Young immigrants scramble to complete paperwork | AP


Hurricane Harvey Coverage
12.27.17 - Vinson & Elkins to Distribute Nearly a Half-Million Dollars in Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds to Local Non-Profits | Cision PR Newswire
10.23.17 - New Houston group tackles children's post-Harvey food, housing needs | Houston Chronicle
10.11.17 - How to avoid gentrifying a neighborhood | Houston Chronicle
10.04.17 - First Round of Grants from Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Issued to 28 Nonprofits | Houston Press
10.03.17 - Harris County officials announce how Harvey relief funds are being used | ABC13
10.03.17 - UPDATE: Houston, Harris Grant $7.5 Million to 28 Non-Profits Helping Harvey Victims | Houston Public Media
09.28.17 - Catholic Charities volunteers roll up their sleeves for Harvey relief | Houston Chronicle
09.22.17 - 40,000 pounds of food, other Harvey-relief supplies headed to Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston | CW39 NewsFix
09.20.17 - Immigrant Hurricane Victims Turn to Churches Amid Fear | AP
09.17.17 - What's Your Point? Sept. 17, 2017 Matt Johns - VOAD | Fox 26 - KRIV
09.13.17 - Spiritual leaders provide hope after Harvey | KHOU
09.12.17 - Volunteer coalition seeks to maximize massive Harvey recovery effort | FOX 26 - KRIV
09.12.17 - Volunteer ranks are thinning as Houston gets back to work | Houston Chronicle
09.11.17 - Catholic Charities continues to offer compassionate, effective disaster response | Fort Bend Herald
09.09.17 - Young immigrants scramble to complete paperwork | AP
09.08.17 - Mamie George Center in Richmond to provide disaster relief Saturday, Sept. 9 | Community Impact
09.08.17 - Harvey disaster resources | Houston Chronicle
09.07.17 - Pols urge Brooklyn residents to help Harvey victims | Brooklyn Daily Eagle
09.06.17 - Charity Navigator touts nonprofits in wake of Hurricane Harvey | Houston Chronicle
09.06.17 - St. A’s collection will help hurricane relief | NC Advertiser
09.06.17 - Mosques and churches are helping victims of Hurricane Harvey | Redlands Daily Facts
09.05.17 - LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS, RESIDENTS BEGIN EFFORTS TO HELP HARVEY VICTIMS | The Recorder
09.02.17 - Hurricane Harvey: How to help victims of the Texas storm | Houston Chronicle
09.02.17 - Editorial: How Brooklyn can help Harvey’s victims | Brooklyn Reporter
09.01.17 - Faith communities collect donations, prepare relief efforts | Houston Chronicle
09.01.17 - Hurricane aid: Beware the hucksters | The TribLIVE
08.31.17 - As Harvey rages, Catholic Charities ramps up its response | America Magazine
08.31.17 - How to help with Harvey relief efforts | The Columbia Tribune
08.31.17 - Helping Those Suffering Due To Hurricane Harvey | The Message Online
08.30.17 - The Best Ways to Help in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma | Consumer Reports
08.30.17 - Help Houston: 4 Ways To Avoid Fake Harvey Charities | Forbes
08.29.17 - Bishop asking parishes to take special collection for Harvey victims | AP
08.28.17 - Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey's aftermath | Catholic News Service (The Crux)
08.28.17 - Editorial: Applying the Oklahoma Standard | The Journal Record
08.28.17 - After Texans have donated to past relief efforts in Baton Rouge, here are ways to donate back to them | The Advocate
08.28.17 - Where to Donate to Harvey Victims | The New York Times
08.26.17 - Corpus Christi bishop: remember those who can't flee Hurricane Harvey | Catholic News Agency


08.18.17 - El impacto de la cancelación del programa CAM a menores inmigrantes de Centroamérica | Univision 45 Houston
07.13.17 - The pope praised him for providing for his parents; now Texas may want to deport them | Religion News Service
06.30.17 - Refugees face tough restrictions in President Donald Trump's travel ban, advocates say | Houston Chronicle
05.19.17 - Companies take initiative when hiring military veterans | Houston Chronicle
05.15.17 - Texas bill to protect conscience of child services workers draws praise | Crux
05.15.17 - Texas House passes conscience protections for foster care system | Catholic News Agency
05.02.17 - Does poverty exist in Humble ISD? | The Tribune
04.27.17 - Texans Care Volunteer Day set for May 6 | KHOU / click2houston.com
04.25.17 - Without Immigrants, Texas Would Suffer Labor Shortages | Houston Press
03.29.17 - Catholic Charities across the U.S. could face huge cuts if Trump's budget is passed | America Magazine
03.14.17 - What to do if you or someone you love could be deported | Houston Chronicle
03.06.17 - Meet Ana Hernandez: A hotshot Law student who was once an undocumented immigrant | The Tab
02.17.17 - New fatherhood program reaches out to all dads | Fort Bend Star
02.11.17 - Wave of fear strikes immigrant communities in Houston, across Texas | Houston Chronicle
02.09.17 - Houston Refugee Resettlement Groups Scramble to Welcome Families | The Urban Edge
02.06.17 - Families taking advantage of temporary lifting of travel ban to come to Houston | Houston Chronicle
02.03.17 - Bidding Dee a sweet adieu | Fort Bend Herald
02.01.17 - MAMIE GEORGE CENTER GALA TO HONOR COMMUNITY LEADER DEE KOCH, FEB. 2 | Fort Bend Lifestyles and Homes
01.25.17 - Mission of Love Gala to honor community leader | Houston Chronicle

2017 - Press Releases

2017
11.29.17 - Catholic Charities Welcomes New Board Members at Annual Meeting; Presents Charity in Action Awards
11.15.17 - Texas Bar Foundation Awards Catholic Charities a Grant to Support Workshops, Legal Services
10.19.17 - Knights of Columbus Donate $10,000 to Catholic Charities for Disaster Relief
10.04.17 - Catholic Charities Receives $1 Million to House Families Displaced by Harvey
09.22.17 - Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston Set to Receive 65 Vehicles Filled With Harvey Relief Supplies
09.20.17 - Catholic Charities Receives $10,000 from Frost Bank for Disaster Relief
09.15.17 - Cynthia Colbert Named Finalist in HBJ’s Women Who Mean Business Awards
09.11.17 - Catholic Charities Continues to Lead Region in Compassionate, Effective Disaster Response
09.04.17 - Catholic Charities Assists Those in Need as Leading Organization for Long-term Recovery After Harvey
09.01.17 - Catholic Charities Offices in Galveston, Texas City/Mainland and Bay Area Reopen, Offer Assistance
08.30.17 - Catholic Charities Opening for Flood-related Client Services Thursday at 10 a.m.; Accepting Donations
07.13.17 - Colbert Named to 2017 Class of Women on the Move
06.10.17 - Catholic Charities Celebrates Women Veterans on Historic Date of June 12
05.10.17 - Catholic Charities Welcomes Passage of House Bill 3859
05.08.17 - Catholic Charities Raises Over $650,000 at Sold Out Wine & Dine Event
03.14.17 - Catholic Charities Awarded More Than $350,000 in Disaster Recovery Funds
02.08.17 - 4th Annual Mission of Love Gala Honors Dee Koch
01.31.17 - Catholic organizations respond to immigration policies
01.17.17 - Vice President Tapped to Join Sheriff’s Transition Team
01.04.17 - Greater Houston Non-Profit Leaders Meet to Innovate and Collaborate to Alleviate Poverty in Houston

2016 - In the News

2016
11.17.16 - Houston Hispanic Chamber gala honors leaders | Houston Chronicle
10.20.16 - The George Foundation's Dee Koch, leaving behind a legacy in Fort Bend County | Fort Bend Herald
10.09.16 - Party with a purpose: Houston's Top Texans Under 30 celebrated at splashy CultureMap Social | Culture Map
10.02.16 - Feb. 2 Mamie George Center Gala To Honor Community Leader Dee Koch | The Katy News
09.26.16 - Young Houston immigration attorney leads by altruistic example | Culture Map
09.23.16 - Catholic Charities honor their volunteers | KTRK abc13.com
09.15.16 - Catholic Charities was here for Ike and is here for the future | Galveston County - The Daily News
09.13.16 - HBJ reveals the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 honorees - Houston Business Journal
09.06.16 - Meet the winners in the first-ever Top Texans Under 30 | Culture Map
07.01.16 - Bush: This July 4, let's make special effort to honor women veterans | Houston Chronicle
06.28.16 - HBJ reveals finalists for second-annual C-Suite Awards | Houston Business Journal
06.13.16 - Houston’s solution to the homeless crisis: Housing — and lots of it | Seattle Times
06.01.16 - Private Donors Give Nearly $2 Million to Help Tax Day Flood Victims | Houstonia Mag
05.28.16 - Waves of Cubans are crossing into Texas | Houston Chronicle
05.13.16 - Catholic Charities surpasses $1.2 million with stunning al fresco gala at new hot spot | Culture Map
05.13.16 - Women Who Mean Business 2016: Cynthia Colbert | Houston Business Journal
01.20.16 - Colbert: Poverty in Houston: Closing the gap changes the future | Houston Chronicle

2016 - Press Releases

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