Welcome the Stranger — Stand with Refugees in Texas

In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me. — Matthew 25:40 Donate to Help Refugees Now Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is committed to helping families by serving the poor and vulnerable, including assisting […]

No Reduction in Refugee Admissions: “Our faith compels us to welcome the stranger”

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Houston Refugee Consortium are calling on Congress to over-ride the Administration’s plan to drastically cut refugee admissions to the U.S. in the coming fiscal year and restore the number to historic norms by setting a refugee admissions goal of 95,000. In addition to cutting refugee admissions […]

You Gave a Family the Chance to Find a New Normal

Adnan, his wife Huda and their eight children arrived in Houston in August 2017 – escaping civil war in Syria and years in a refugee camp. They had no idea that the rains pouring into their new hometown would create a different kind of chaos in their lives. Thanks to you, Catholic Charities case managers […]

Answering the Call: One Family Provides Refugee Family Gift of Independence

Pope Francis put out a call to #ShareJourney with our migrant and refugee neighbors. One family met that call by leaps and bounds through Catholic Charities by providing a refugee family with the gift of independence. It all started 9 years ago while living in Istanbul, the Smith* family volunteered with an organization that provided […]

Refugee Resiliency: A Single Father’s Perseverance

Living in a refugee camp is hard. Living in a refugee camp as a single father with a disability makes it especially tough. Mr. Tip Ta and his daughter lived in a refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border for many years, a place that didn’t provide the opportunity to have any formal education. Additionally, shortly […]

Houston World Refugee Day Set for June 17

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will once again celebrate World Refugee Day this month. The mission of World Refugee Day Houston is to raise awareness, honor refugees, and show gratitude to the many Houstonians who have welcomed refugees for more than 40 years. The Houston Refugee Consortium will honor and recognize refugees’ courage and […]

Griffin Family Opens Home and Hearts to Noor Family

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 Good News Now Newsletter. Read the full newsletter here [PDF]. When Mark and Katherine Griffin wanted to make a specific impact on the refugee community, Catholic Charities put them in touch with the Noors, a refugee family from Afghanistan. Despite culture differences and language barriers, the Griffins hoped […]

Resources and Information on Refugees

Information about President Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees How will President Trump’s Executive Order affect refugees in America? English Spanish Arabic Know Your Rights: Catholic Charities, in partnership with The Metropolitan Organization, created these videos for immigrants on how to handle interactions with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers: What to do if ICE comes to […]