You Helped Keep the Lights on For a Family of Five

Laura and Josh are hardworking parents with three daughters. But like many families, the pandemic brought unforeseen hardships, and it almost cost Josh and Laura their home. First, Josh contracted a severe infection that forced him to be hospitalized. Then he had to quit his job because he was no longer able to do the […]

New $159 Million Houston-Harris County Rental Assistance Relief Fund

As Region Recovers from Devastating Winter Storm Uri, Program Brings Good News for Thousands of Local Tenants, with up to a Year of Rental Assistance BakerRipley and Catholic Charities Tapped to Administer Program HOUSTON, TX (FEBRUARY 24, 2021) – A new $159 million fund launches on February 25, 2021 and will start accepting online applications.  […]

Catholic Charities to Administer New Rental Assistance Fund in Partnership with City of Houston and Harris County, BakerRipley

Help for Local Families—$159 Million in New COVID-19 Relief: City of Houston and Harris County Establish New Rental Assistance Fund, Appoint BakerRipley and Catholic Charities to Administer Program Fund to Cover Past-Due Rent and Future Rent for Families Struggling from Pandemic;  Applications to be Randomly Selected for Verification, not First-Come, First-Served HOUSTON, TX (February 10, […]

Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston to continue as Galveston County Food Bank “Super Site” through 2021

GALVESTON – Catholic Charities’ Beacon of Hope Center “Super Site” food distribution in Galveston will continue through December 2021 to help people suffering economic hardship during the pandemic. 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 […]

51,167 Families Helped by $61 Million+ in COVID-19 Relief Grants

01.05.2021 $1,200 Grants Provided to Families Impacted by Pandemic, via Harris County’s CARES Fund Administered by Catholic Charities HOUSTON, TX – The holiday season was a little brighter for over 51,000 families who received aid from the $61.4 million Harris County COVID-19 Emergency Direct Assistance Program, administered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. […]

Two Million Pounds and Counting: Catholic Charities Food Distribution Underscores Historic Need for Food Assistance in Fort Bend County

December 28, 2020 RICHMOND – Richmond’s Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) recently surpassed the two million-pound mark in food distribution since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  MGCC is the hub for services provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, including food and financial assistance, and a robust program for seniors. “During the […]

Managing the Holiday Blues During the Pandemic

Feeling anxious or stressed? Need to talk? Call Catholic Charities to speak to a counselor: 713-874-6590 By Ivan Navarro, M.A., LPC, CATP, CCFP, Counseling and Behavioral Health Center Every year during the holiday season many people experience the “Holiday Blues.” Sometimes the holidays can bring about these temporary feelings of anxiety or depression. Though different […]

Know Your Rights – Tenant Challenges Webinars and Resources

Can’t Pay Rent? Know Your Rights Webinar Hosted by Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Join us as we provide an overview of the most recent moratorium on evictions imposed by the CDC, in addition to your rights as a […]

Your support helps us keep serving during the pandemic…virtually

Because you are with us during times of crisis, Catholic Charities never missed a beat in providing services when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit our community. Your support enabled us to make quick adjustments to ensure that our staff continues to serve people in need while maintaining a safe distance. Even though we can’t provide […]

You Help Bring Food and Comfort to Vulnerable Fort Bend Seniors

“Some days I cry.” These heartbreaking words come from Ramona, one of the seniors who, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, can no longer come to the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond each weekday for fellowship and a nutritious meal. Because of you, seniors like Ramona receive meals and groceries to keep them nourished […]