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.
I am a professional fund raiser that worked with the Diocese of Beaumont in the past. I pay a lot of attention to how the funds are handled, in other words, how much is spent on administration and how much is being used for the cause. If I recall correctly it was a little bit over 5% which is the half of the regional average of 10%. This is proof of how well they manage their resources.
On the other hand, their goal is to serve the whole Diocese area which is from Corrigan, TX to Orange,TX; That is about 250 miles across. The chanllenge they have and I believe they need to improve is reaching out to the smaller communities. Most of their services are in Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur.