For some, poverty is a state of life while others face unexpected challenges that force them into poverty.
Catholic Charities is Building Hope for the less fortunate of our community.
Currently in Ector County, 16 % of the population is living below the poverty level while 32% of the community over the age of 25 are unable to read at a fifth grade level and an estimated 339 men, women and children are homeless.*
Where do these people go for help?
Odessa Catholic Charities.
Your generous contribution to the Building Hope Campaign will help Catholic Charities assist and educate clients while empowering clients to become a stable and contributing member of our community.
To make a contribution, contact Valerie Longoria Bueno, 432.332.1387 or make an online donation via our secure payment processing system.
Catholic Charities Community Services Odessa, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
*2007 Odessa Tomorrow Report
We are a United Way agency.
The Building Hope Campaign
Catholic Charities provides a continuum of services to those in need. Our goal is to meet the immediate needs, such as food, medicine and utilities, and to prepare clients for a life of self-sufficiency through training in money management, literacy, GED preparedness, and workforce training. All educational programs are provided free-of-charge.
Agency Needs - CAN YOU HELP?
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is scheduled to begin preparing and e-filing income tax returns, free of charge, to households making under $48,000 per year.
Tax preparation will begin on Feb 1, 2011. Taxes will be prepared on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm. thru April 13, 2011. Saturdays, Feb 5 and Feb 12 our volunteers will be available from 10am to 2pm.
All clients will be seen by appointment. Call 332-1387 to set up your appointment and to get a list of what you'll need to bring.
Catholic Charities Community Services Odessa, Inc.
Social Services Department (25th St. entrance)
Hours of Operation:
Food Distribution Hours are same as operation hours, except Thursdays, closed 1pm-5pm
Family Thrift Store (Andrews Highway entrance)
2500 Andrews Hwy, Odessa, TX 79761
Hours of Operation: