Catholic Charities Of Southeast Texas

Rating: 4.61 stars   18 reviews

Address:

2780 Eastex Freeway Beaumont TX 77703 USA

Mission:

People of faith responding to needs by serving, teaching, building community and preserving the dignity of individual and families in southeast texas.

Programs:

Disaster response offers supportive case management and financial assistance to those in distress due to personal tragedies, as well as natural or man-made disasters. The program also coordinates emergency relief in cases of disaster and provides preparedness training to equip volunteers with skills needed to mobilize for future regional disasters.

immigration services provides legal services according to a sliding fee scale to help immigrants access affordable legal advocacy that can provide them the legal protections afforded them under the law.

hospitality center is a food service site in port arthur, texas, continuously serving a hearty midday meal every day of the year to the homeless, unemployed, elderly, disabled or others who may lack access to sufficient food.

all other program services descriptions: asset building case management unites financial education with long-term case management, helping low-to-moderate income families repair their credit and commit to increasing their savings. Clients identify appropriate financial goals and receive case management support to make progress towards home ownership or continued education opportunities. Parish social ministry lends support and training resources to local church leaders and members attempting to organize local social justice ministries and community services. Elijah's place gives peer and audit support to children ages 5 to 18 who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling or who have been affected by separation or divorce. Counseling services offers individual, couple, family and grief counseling according to a sliding fee scale, making the service more affordable to those with limited capacity to pay for professional mental health support.

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(409) 924-4400
www.catholiccharitiesbmt.org

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Reviews for Catholic Charities Of Southeast Texas

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I am proud that Catholic Charities provides services to anyone regardless of their religious affiliation. I am equally proud that they are a low-cost provider and strive to serve the marginalized. Having been part of the agency and network in the past, I have an appreciation for the challenges the staff and agency face with the aforementioned charge. Dispite economic and societal challenges, the staff and Board remain faithful and supportive. Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas has a reputation for being accountable and practice good stewardship in utilizing the resources entrusted upon them by their donors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Catholic Charities taught me that the Scriptures can be lived, not just read/recited. This was observed through interaction with clients, volunteers, staff and Board.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Concentrate on being more visible to the community and strive to become a household name. Although not always easily done, BLOW YOUR HORN! Announce your plans for growth and celebrate the victories of existing as well as new/upcoming program(s). Keep the community informed of what you are doing and what you have to offer.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Impressingly a low-cost provider.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen first hand how Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas works with the poorest of the poor by bringing together volunteers and professionals to address the root causes of poverty here in Southeast Texas. With one of the highest rates of poverty in the state, this area is in need of this agency.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have sent individuals and families to the agency to take advantage of the professional counceling service and the immigration service. Great bi-lingual staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire a full-time grant writer / development director.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Catholic Charities provides a variety of services in Southeast Texas. They are unique in the way they provide imigration services and grief support services for children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Catholic Charities does a good job serving our underserved citizens in Southeast Texas. I have personally reviewed their grant applications and follow up reports. I have also visited their facility numerous times and been impressed with their set up. Their newsletter and annual report do a great job of telling their story.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...try to get the word out to the broader public that the services available are not limited to members of the Catholic Church.

 
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