Human Services

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Providing Help. Creating Hope.

aka Catholic Charities

Houston, TX

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

1946

President and CEO

Cynthia N. Colbert MSW

Main Address

2900 Louisiana Street

Houston, TX 77006 USA

Formerly Known As

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston

Associated Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston

Keywords

Faith-based Refugee Services Children Family Services Counseling Food Financial Assistance

EIN

74-1109733

 Number

6568888952

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Personal Social Services (P50)

Legal Services (I80)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nurturing and Caring for Children

Strengthening Families

Supporting Refugees and Immigrants

Promoting Independence for Seniors, Veterans, and Others

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Individuals served through food pantries and food fairs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Strengthening Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

2017 numbers reflect increased need as a result of Hurricane Harvey

Individuals who attended citizenship workshops or outreach events

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Supporting Refugees and Immigrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Families receiving assistance to maintain housing/utilities

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Promoting Independence for Seniors, Veterans, and Others

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Women veterans and their dependents enrolled in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Promoting Independence for Seniors, Veterans, and Others

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Individuals who received pregnancy and parenting services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Nurturing and Caring for Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The 2018-2020 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’ vision statement, “People of faith helping people in need achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity,” is our north star. Catholic social teachings guide the structure of our strategy and programming. We continually seek to provide the most effective reporting system that informs our board about progress toward strategic goals.

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.

External Reviews

Awards

Affiliations & Memberships

Catholic Charities USA 1943

United Way Member Agency 1952

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Financials

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/06/2020

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

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data