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 […]

You stepped in when Shirley was lost.

Shirley served 30 years in the U.S. Army. After she left the military, she thought she would be enjoying her civilian life and spending more time with her family. Then she was blindsided when her husband wanted a divorce. Learning to navigate the civilian world was hard enough. Now she lost her support system and […]

Thanks to you, Edna isn’t battling cancer alone.

Like many seniors, Edna, 72, has the challenge of living on a fixed income. But she is also battling cancer with limited medical insurance. As she sought treatment, thousands of dollars in medical bills began to pile up. Not knowing where else to go, she found Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center. Because of you, […]

You Helped a Young Boy Cope with Anxiety

Leo’s mom noticed something was off. Her young son was extremely anxious and fearful any time he was away from her. His constant worrying began to impact his life at home and school. His mother knew he needed professional help. Thanks to you, Catholic Charities’ School Counseling program was right there. His counselor offered 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 […]

You Helped Raghad Find Employment During a Pandemic

Raghad is bright young woman and a friendly smile. She worked hard to earn her degree and was excelling in her career in her native Iraq. But, because the increasing political unrest and violence put her life in danger, she made the tough decision to flee, and with what little money she was able to […]

Because of You, Chloe Could Say Goodbye to Her Husband

Chloe is 86, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic she was living alone while her husband, Greg, resided in a long-term care facility. It wasn’t ideal, but she was able to visit him frequently. Finances were tight, but because of you, her Senior Services Case Manager was there to help her apply for Medicaid so […]

Because of You, A Mother was Better Prepared

Right around the time when “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders were issued in our area, Crystal was preparing to give birth. She was already nervous about being at a hospital in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to top it off, her partner was unreliable. He often left and came back, and she wasn’t […]

Women Veterans Defend the Community by Making Masks for Volunteers Distributing Food at Mamie George Community Center

RICHMOND – First they defended our country. Now, they’re creating a first line of defense in the war against COVID-19 in Fort Bend County. Women veterans affiliated with Catholic Charities’ Women Veterans Program are making fabric masks to protect the many volunteers distributing food at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond, the hub […]