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 […]

Catholic Charities Galveston Honors Judge Jim and Lisa Schweitzer, Two Churches

10.25.19 GALVESTON – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston honored Galveston Judge Jim and Lisa Schweitzer with the Beacon of Hope Award at its annual Beacon of Hope Appreciation Reception, along with two Catholic churches that partner with Catholic Charities. The Schweitzers have supported Galveston’s most vulnerable families for more than 20 years by […]

Harvey Flooding Problems Still Haven’t Drained Away: Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Services Offer Help in the Galveston County Area

January 16, 2019 Although nearly 18 months have passed since Hurricane Harvey flooded large swaths of southeast Texas, many people who experienced flood-related losses have yet to reclaim their pre-Harvey lives. Homes sit vacant, bills pile up and hope seems out of reach. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston restores hope to families who […]

Catholic Charities Honors Noted Galveston Philanthropist Vivian Pinard

10.26.18 GALVESTON – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston honored Vivian Pinard with its 2018 Beacon of Hope Award, presented each year for outstanding service that personifies the mission and vision of Catholic Charities. Former executive director of Moody Memorial United Methodist Church Permanent Endowment Fund, Vivian is known for her mission work both […]

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 Assists Those in Need as Leading Organization for Long-term Recovery After Harvey

Catholic Charities assisted more than 1,300 individuals Thursday with basic necessities, referrals, emergency funds and gift cards to help them deal with the challenges caused by Hurricane Harvey. “Now that floodwaters are receding, we are just beginning the long, slow recovery process,” said Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, president and CEO. “We welcome anyone who needs […]

Catholic Charities Offices in Galveston, Texas City/Mainland and Bay Area Reopen, Offer Assistance

The three Catholic Charities offices in Galveston County reopened Thursday to provide emergency assistance, Walmart gift cards, transportation and food for evacuees and families affected by Hurricane Harvey, said Elizabeth Kinard, Galveston County Director. All clients receiving assistance at these locations will also be guided through the FEMA application process and registered with the Coordinated […]

Deacon Sam Dell’Olio Honored with 2016 Beacon of Hope Award

Catholic Charities celebrated 34 years of continuous service to Galveston County and honored Deacon Sam Dell’Olio during the Oct. 27 Beacon of Hope Reception at the Galveston Yacht Club. “We help people who face the daily challenges of making ends meet as well as individuals and families devastated by natural disasters,” said Elizabeth Kinard, Catholic […]