Your gifts help weave a safety net for people in need.
Most people who come to Catholic Charities for help are among the poorest of the poor, earning less than $10,000 in annual income. People who live in poverty say it’s like a war zone, where each day brings the fight for survival – getting enough to eat, keeping a roof overhead and meeting other day-to-day needs. Because of your support, Catholic Charities programs provide essential help to the most vulnerable in our community.
Our Family Assistance Program feeds families who can’t afford groceries through five food pantries in Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties. Family Assistance also provides financial assistance that allows a family to remain in their home, by offering emergency rent funds to families who received an eviction notice.
The Women Veterans Program provides shelter and housing assistance for women who served in the military and fell into homelessness after returning to civilian life. Our Senior Program offers compassionate help to seniors on meager fixed incomes through home visits and at the Mamie George Community Center in Fort Bend County, ensuring they get their medicine or a nourishing hot meal.
Low income parents bring healthy babies into the world thanks to the Blessed Beginnings Life Center, which offers pregnancy and parenting education, as well as items like diapers and toddler clothes.
Your support for our mission resonates with the words of Pope Francis: “Poverty calls us to sow hope…Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in that child who is hungry, in the one who is sick, in those unjust social structures.”
With your help, Catholic Charities will continue to counter the injustice of poverty.