Senior Program Staff Has 100% Pass Rate on Texas State Exam

Catholic Charities’ Senior Program staff recently passed the Texas Benefits Counseling Program state exam to become Certified Benefits Counselors with a 100% pass rate. Catholic Charities has the only senior services program to have its entire staff certified, as recognized by the Harris County Area Agency on Aging. This certification will help staff ensure that […]

With Your Help, Mamie George Helped Mary Live Independently

Mary had exhausted her efforts to find help for her dire situation. She was a disabled senior citizen who could not afford the rent at her home. An agency referred Mary to the Mamie George Community Center where she could shop at the food pantry and receive rent assistance to help make ends meet, thanks […]

Motivated to Move Forward

*John, an 81 year old man, was struggling to continue living independently. As a veteran, John valued his ability to provide for himself and his wife in their small duplex. In 2014, John was referred to Catholic Charities by United Way’s 211 helpline. John had many needs, including help with medication costs, utilities, and housing, […]

Seniors At High Risk in Houston Heat

In the extreme heat of Greater Houston’s late summer – with “feels like” temps climbing to 107 – seniors living in poverty are at high risk. Many seniors who rely solely on Social Security for their income can’t handle unexpected costs. This means a broken A/C unit might have to be left unfixed for months […]

A decent, safe and affordable home – Ms. C’s story

Ms. C was a long-time client who received emergency assistance over the years for herself and her daughter. During this time she received additional assistance with transportation, food and counseling. Although Ms. C. had long periods of stabilization, she always continued to maintain contact with Catholic Charities and shared her progress and challenges. A few months […]

Senior Care Conference- A Pathway to Peace of Mind

April 30, 2016 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Do you care for a loved one whose health is failing? Are you part of the “Sandwich Generation,” caring for your own children and your aging parents? Are you concerned about your own future and your options for aging in place? This […]