Episode 79: Helping Hands—Catholic Charities’ Outreach in Houston

This week on Spotlight Houston, we’re spotlighting an incredible organization that has been a beacon of hope for over 80 years, Catholic Charities: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Join our host, Blanca Quezada, as she talks with Cynthia N. Colbert, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities. They dive into how this nonprofit organization extends its helping hands to those in need, regardless of their background or beliefs.

Cynthia shares how Catholic Charities empowers individuals and families to overcome poverty and adversity, providing everything from food and disaster relief to counseling and support for veterans. Learn about their mission to ensure dignity and self-sufficiency for all and how their vast network of volunteers and donors makes it all possible.

But that’s not all! Discover how you, too, can lend a hand, whether through volunteering or donations. Plus, get the scoop on their services, which are open to everyone and reflect the diverse fabric of our Houston community.

Whether you’re looking for assistance or eager to contribute to a great cause, this episode is packed with valuable information. Don’t miss out on this episode!

For more details on Catholic Charities: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and how you can get involved, visit their website: https://www.catholiccharities.org.

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[00:00:00] Episode Introduction
Blanca Quezada sets the stage, highlighting the importance of community support and introduces the episode’s focus on Catholic Charities’ assistance.

[00:01:33] Catholic Charities Mission
Cynthia N. Colbert outlines the organization’s objectives, services, and the impact of its 80-year legacy in nurturing children, aiding families, and supporting immigrants.

[00:06:01] Female Veterans Program
Discussion centers on specialized support for female veterans, addressing their unique needs and the program’s holistic approach to aid.

[00:10:28] Tackling Poverty
Insights into Catholic Charities’ efforts to alleviate poverty through essential services like emergency aid, food pantries, and counseling.

[00:14:21] Elderly Care Programs
Exploration of dedicated services for seniors, emphasizing community engagement, health, and enrichment activities.

[00:17:46] Serving Diverse Needs
An overview of how the charity addresses the varied requirements of Houston’s multicultural population, ensuring wide-reaching support.

[00:22:21] Contributing to the Cause
Information on how individuals can support Catholic Charities through donations, volunteering, and event participation, underscoring community involvement.

[00:24:44] Seeking Assistance
Final thoughts on accessing Catholic Charities’ services, with contact details and a message encouraging those in need to reach out.

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