Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Catholic Charities Caring for Families Rocked by Poverty, Trauma, and COVID Grief; Hosts Annual Poverty Summit to Educate and Train the Public

Pedro Mendoza’s wife Maria loved Catholic Charities’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren activities, so after she died from COVID, he took up the mantle and started attending.  Here he is at the program’s holiday party, with his granddaughters Carolyn (on lap), age 3, and Abby, age 6.

Handyman and landscaper Pedro Mendoza still misses his wife Maria.  COVID took his high school sweetheart this summer, after 46 years together.  They built a home together, literally: a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Rosenberg.  It was a tight squeeze once they had four children, but they managed.  And once the kids were teenagers, they laughed when the boys hogged the bathroom more than the girls did. Years later, the house rang with laughter again, when Pedro and […]

Knights of Columbus Donates Coats to Kids Raised by Grandparents at Catholic Charities in Fort Bend County

Coats to be distributed through the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program at Mamie George Community Center on Monday, December 20 Sixty low-income children who are being raised by their grandparents will receive warm coats to ward off the winter chill, thanks to Knights of Columbus Council 7382 from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Sugar Land.  The coats will be distributed during a Christmas party for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a program at Catholic Charities’ Mamie George […]