Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Providing Help. Creating Hope.

aka Catholic Charities   |   Houston, TX   |  www.CatholicCharities.org

Mission

Our Mission: Guided by God's love, Catholic Charities helps people in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to live with dignity by providing caring, compassionate services, advocating for social justice and working in partnership with parishes and communities of southeast Texas.

 Our Vision: People of Faith Helping People in Need Achieve Self-Sufficiency and Live With Dignity.

 Our Four Impact Areas: We nurture and care for children, strengthen families, support refugees and immigrants, and promote independence for seniors, veterans, and other adults.

Ruling year info

1946

President and CEO

Cynthia N. Colbert MSW

Main address

2900 Louisiana Street

Houston, TX 77006 USA

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Formerly known as

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston

Associated Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston

EIN

74-1109733

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Legal Services (I80)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Catholic Charities' goal is to help alleviate poverty in the Greater Houston region to allow our clients to live with dignity and help them on the path to self-sufficiency. Our plan is to be a hand up, helping those in need in our community to provide for their families and take the steps needed to no longer live in poverty.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nurturing and Caring for Children

Programs in this impact area include: Blessed Beginnings Life Center, St. Jerome's Foster Care, In-School Counseling, and the St. Michael's Homes for Children.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Programs in this impact area include: basic needs assistance, family and school counseling, disaster recovery, and food pantry services.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Programs in this impact area include: refugee resettlement and the St. Francis Cabrini Legal Center, which provides legal services to immigrants.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Programs in this impact area include: HIV/AIDS Ministry, Senior Services, Women Veteran Services, and our Mamie George Community Center in Richmond, Texas.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Seniors

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation 2002

Better Business Bureau - Standards for Charity Accountability 2013

Awards

Awards for Excellence Pinnacle Winner 2019

Better Business Bureau

Awards for Excellence Pinnacle Winner 2015

Better Business Bureau

Affiliations & memberships

Catholic Charities USA 1943

United Way Member Agency 1952

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Individuals served through food pantries and food fairs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Strengthening Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people who needed emergency food assistance greatly increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Individuals who attended citizenship workshops or outreach events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Supporting Refugees and Immigrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number decreased due to safety protocols which prohibited in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presentations were converted to videoconference settings.

Families receiving assistance to maintain housing/utilities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Strengthening Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served to low-income seniors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Promoting Independence for Seniors, Veterans, and Others

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Meal service was converted to home delivery when meal site was temporarily closed for safety due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Women veterans and their dependents enrolled in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Promoting Independence for Seniors, Veterans, and Others

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Emergency shelter for women veterans was closed due to COVID-19 pandemic; facility is now used by local government for transitional housing for homeless individuals.

Individuals who received pregnancy and parenting services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Nurturing and Caring for Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Parenting education classes were transitioned to videoconference platforms for safety reasons during COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The 2018-2021 Strategic Goals include:

Goal 1: Strengthen role as region’s innovative leader in addressing poverty.
Goal 2: Enhance position as community’s recognized leader in long-term disaster recovery case management.
Goal 3: Communicate a clear brand identity and raise our profile in the region.
Goal 4: Balance risks and opportunities to achieve improved financial stability.
Goal 5: Align services with current/anticipated community needs, financial vision and Catholic social teachings.
Goal 6: Increase excellence in operations.

As people of faith helping people in need achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity, we will:
- Employ best-practice methods of helping poor and vulnerable individuals and families gain self-sufficiency and explore ways to reduce poverty across the community.
- Positively influence disaster-recovery service delivery systems.
- Leverage current assets to provide maximum financial benefit.
- Address the opportunities and risks of government funding.
- Review environment, trends and best practices to ensure current programs are excellent, meet mission/community needs, align with Catholic social teachings and are funded adequately.
- Explore/assess potential new programs, regional expansions and program spin-offs in light of mission, community needs, potential funding resources and Catholic social teachings.
- Demonstrate measurable accountability across the organization and to board.

We are funded by a variety of revenue sources, the majority of which represent state and federal grants and contracts. Foundation and United Way grants make up the second-largest source of revenue, followed by individual and in-kind donations. We are grateful for the on-going support from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Catholic Charities is taking steps to create a more robust network of support for our clients through more integrated case management that spans our broad array of social services programs. In addition, we put a system in place to provide long-term disaster recovery services to help individuals and families who experienced loss from natural disaster, most recently from Hurricane Harvey.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Board of directors
as of 4/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ellen Ginty


Board co-chair

Steve Gilliland

Elizabeth Husseini

Secretary

Gretchen Penny

Treasurer

Kevin K. Rech

Immediate Past Chair

Alex Borlenghi

David Doherty

Alicia Freysinger

John Gillespie

Chuck Gremillion

David E. Harvey

Tommy Hernandez

Debbie Kemple

Paul H. Layne

Patrick Leung, PhD

Cheryl Malden

Stan Marek, Jr.

Kathryn Marietta

William "Bill" Neeson

Gregory Phillips

Gene Reed

John Rossettie

Mark Serice

Jim Stevenson

Suzanne H. Sullivan

Bichlan N. Thai

R. Gregory Turner

Karen B. White

Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW

President/CEO

Jim Stevenson

Bichlan Thai

R. Gregory Turner

Karen White

Karen White

Karen White

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/26/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data