Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a sign of God's love and compassion in the community.
The mission of Catholic Charities is to extend to all persons the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Catholic Charities provides culturally sensitive social services to those in need, without regard to race, religion or socioeconomic status.
As an advocate for social justice, Catholic Charities empowers the community through action and education, asserting the principle of human dignity.
As a servant leader, Catholic Charities calls all people of good will to the work of charity and justice.
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||Catholic Charities - the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
||2900 Louisiana Street
||Houston, TX 77006
A Legacy of Service
Catholic Charities began with the zeal and drive of one man, the late Monsignor John J. Roach, who founded the organization in 1943 for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
It has continued because of the great dedication, spirit and support of wonderful employees, volunteers and donors.
For more than 60 years, Catholic Charities has served the social and human service needs of the Houston and Galveston communities by providing programs aimed at promoting and facilitating self-sufficiency. In 1943, Catholic Charities began as an information and referral service but quickly began to offer direct services. The original programs included adoption, foster care, services to pregnant adolescents, family counseling and family assistance. Today the organization is one of the largest multi-service organizations in the Houston-Galveston area.
A Reservoir of Trust
Later, programs for the elderly, refugees and immigrants, and those affected by devastating illnesses, including HIV/AIDS and cancer, were added. A social ministry program was created to support congregational social ministry programs with training and program development.
A new Catholic Charities central program facility at 2900 Louisiana in Houston opened in October 1999.
Also in 1999, the agency formed a new division, Parish Relations and Advocacy, to live fully its mission of charity and justice and give voice to the needs of the most vulnerable.
In 2002, with the integration of other diocesan services into the organization, the agency returned to its beginnings as Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Also in 2002, another five-year strategic plan was implemented, building on the success of former plans and focusing efforts to increase the awareness of Catholic Charities.
Executive Directors of Catholic Charities have included:
- Msgr. John J. Roach 1943-1978
- Msgr. James A. Jamail 1978-1985
- Ralph Sauer 1985-1990
- Raymond E. Donlevy 1991-1993
- Anna M. Babin 1993 - 2005
- Bonna Kol 2005 - Present
Today, people still need help … people still need hope. Time marches on and so does Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities…providing help, creating hope.
Catholic Charities is currently accepting applications in various disciplines. We offer an environment that values diverse backgrounds, competent employees and quality performance. Our competitive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, FLEX plan, 401(k), and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
We are committed to helping people in need achieve self-sufficiency. Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer.
2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77006
Satellite Office at the W.T. and Louise J. Moran Health Center, John S. Dunn Building
2615 Fannin Street at McGowen
Houston, Texas 77002
326 South Jensen Drive
Houston, Texas 77003
6811 Stewart Road
Galveston, Texas 77551