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.
Catholic Charities of SE Texas does wonderful job assisting our at risk population of Southeast Texas. The support and assistance they provide to the low income, disabled and generally distressed and in need individuals is a god send. The world is a better place because of what they do.