Two Years Later, Catholic Charities Continues to Help People Recover from Harvey

KINGWOOD – Retirement was already a financial challenge for Lillene Luker. After Hurricane Harvey literally washed the former teacher’s home off its foundation near the banks of the San Jacinto River, retirement got a lot harder. Lillene, 64, takes care of her 85-year-old mother, who was also displaced by the flooding. Lillene and other family […]

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 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, […]

Now, Because of You, Andres Doesn’t Have to Worry

Being a single father is already a tough job, but when an unexpected disaster strikes, providing for your family becomes even more difficult. Andres was working for a cable company when Hurricane Harvey devastated the Greater Houston area. Due to the significant drop in requests for services after Harvey, the company was struggling, and Andres […]

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 […]

With Your Help, Counselors Can Help Those Impacted Heal After Harvey

Because of you, in the months since Harvey, the Catholic Charities’ Counseling Services team has received advanced training and made additional presentations to help those facing mental health challenges as they work to rebuild their lives and find their new normal. While most people who endured last fall’s record-setting storm will not develop mental health symptoms, a […]

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 […]