Catholic Charities Commits $500,000 to Support Long-Term Recovery in Galveston County

HOUSTON – November 5, 2018 – Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Services announced its partnership with the Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders (Fuller Center) to build up to five homes for families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Catholic Charities is building on its existing relationship with Fuller Center, which included funding to rebuild homes that were damaged. Now, […]

Catholic Charities’ Senior VP of Programs Presents at International Conference in China

06.06.2018 Natalie Wood, senior vice president of programs for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese  of Galveston-Houston, recently presented to the International Conference on Disaster Social Work for Children, in Chengdu, China. After Hurricane Harvey’s destructive force last fall, Catholic Charities became intricately involved with post-storm relief efforts. Wood presented Catholic Charities’ experiences and lessons learned […]

Catholic Charities Introduces Two New Programs Serving Galveston Community

05.15.2018 Catholic Charities has served the Galveston community through every major natural disaster since 1943, and the organization has supported individuals and families in the midst of personal disasters as well. Catholic Charities will expand its services to those in need in the Galveston and Bay Area. The Galveston Bay Area office of Catholic Charities […]

Catholic Charities New York Delivers Funds to Help Houston After Harvey

When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in 2012, people sent relief aid from across the country. In the aftermath of Houston’s fall disaster, Hurricane Harvey, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York (CCNY) decided to pay it forward – delivering relief for our region. CCNY presented Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston […]

Catholic Charities Was There When Disaster Struck Twice

Listen to Elaine tell her story in her own words: Elaine was recovering from one disaster when another one hit just over a year later. In April 2016 during the Tax Day Flood, a massive tree fell on Elaine’s mobile home and caused significant damage to her property and belongings. Because of generous people like […]

Getting Help After Harvey

If you were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, please see below for important information on applying for assistance. How to get help through Catholic Charities: Call the Disaster Recovery offices at 713.874.6664 to inquire about assistance or make an appointment to meet with a case manager. Learn more about Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Services. Applying for […]

Knights of Columbus Donate $10,000 to Catholic Charities for Disaster Relief

The Knights of Columbus Council 4550 presented a $10,000 check on Oct. 19 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the region’s leader in long term disaster recovery services, to continue serving individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The funds will help connect people seeking assistance to needed resources and referrals, and help […]

Catholic Charities Gave a Young Girl Hope After the Trauma of Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit, 14-year-old Karla had already faced many life storms. She came to Houston to reunite with her mother and to escape abuse at the hands of her father and relatives back in Honduras. While waiting to reunite, she lived in St. Michael’s Homes for Children, Catholic Charities’ shelter for unaccompanied minors. For […]

Catholic Charities Receives $1 Million to House Families Displaced by Harvey

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the region’s leader in long-term disaster recovery services, received $1 million from an individual donor to provide housing for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Eric Bass, Principal of Velite Benchmark Capital Management, and his wife, Shanna, presented the check on Wednesday at the agency’s central office in downtown […]