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Catholic Charities Of Southeast Texas

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Financial Counseling, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Personal Social Services

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar