Perhaps You Were Wondering

What is CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare and what does it do?

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, formerly St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, was founded in 1966 by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston. Our organization seeks to improve access to health care for those in Greater Houston who are often left out and left behind. Foundation programs focus on health, education and wellness for the most vulnerable in our community through both traditional health care and special programs offered through a variety of programs in the Houston-Galveston area.

How is CHRISTUS Foundation different from other charitable foundations?

Many foundations are established principally to distribute endowment funds to charitable causes. CHRISTUS Foundation, by contrast, functions primarily as a fundraising resource for local, faith-based programs and, secondarily, as an allocator of monies to them. In effect, the Foundation serves as a fulltime,  professional development staff for Houston-Galveston health-care programs. All aspects of the Foundation’s work pursue the singular goal of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

What is the typical patient demographic served by Foundation programs?

The Foundation’s ministries serve people of all ages, all faiths and all ethnic groups. However, the principal focus of our work is service to the uninsured and under-served community, who come from a wide variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

How are CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare and its programs funded?

CHRISTUS Foundation programs are funded by charitable donations. Since its inception in 1966, the Foundation has raised more than $100 million for facilities, programs, ministries, and social services. Learn how to donate to CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, or call the Foundation at 713.652.3100.

Which services does CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare offer to Houston-area residents?

The Foundation has a variety of programs that offer an array of both traditional health-care and special programs, such as family practice, prenatal care, health and literacy education, chemical dependency counseling, and other basic social services. Our programs are located throughout the Houston-Galveston area and provide care to those who may not otherwise receive them.

How can I become a donor to CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare?

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare cherishes every donor, large or small, and always has pressing needs. Learn how to donate to CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, or call the Foundation at 713.652.3100.