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Nov 22 2022

Setting The Table For Patients’ In-Need This Holiday

Annually, Foundation staff, board members and others provide support to the CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic Thanksgiving Basket Drive. What a difference the baskets are making for a family this holiday…

Nov 16 2022

Coming Full Circle

In the fall of 2019, Isabella Gillette, a student at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, began her internship with CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare. The Foundation has been fortunate to have…

Oct 11 2022

New Equipment Lights A Fire

Since its opening in 1986, CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread has served two meals a day to Galveston’s homeless. The kitchen and its adjoining dining room serves as the heart of…

Aug 12 2022

A Healthy Start for Back To School

Annually, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare hosts a series of Back To School events, providing sports physicals, vaccinations and backpacks filled with school supplies to area children. Our Back To School…

Jun 27 2022

Karina’s Story

In 2019, Karina Reyna graduated from Houston Community College with her nursing degree. “I was really excited to look for a job, and then the pandemic hit,” Reyna said.  During her…

Jun 23 2022

Identifying Skin Cancer Early Provides Positive Outcome For Patient

Thanks to CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic’s volunteer dermatologist, Dr. Enrique Batres, one recent patient was able to have a skin rash diagnosed and prevent a rare type of skin cancer…

Jun 10 2022

The Next Chapter

In October 2019, Dirima Caridad de Pacheco and her husband moved from Venezuela to the U.S. to be with her daughter and granddaughter, who were already living here.  Since March,…

Jun 7 2022

Small Donations Make A Major Difference

Random donations can often mean more than a donor realizes. Over the last couple of months on two separate occasions, CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic has received donations of both…

Jun 1 2022

The First Line Of Care For Schools

At CHRISTUS School Clinics, care can often go beyond a band-aid. For some of our School Clinic medical assistants, their care made a vital impact on the teachers and students…

May 26 2022

Developing Life Skills For Independence

For Jesse Jaynes, UTMB-Galveston’s collaborations with area non-profits led her to CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. Jaynes is pursuing her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Occupational therapy is a holistic, client-centered profession that assists individuals…

May 23 2022

Generous Donation Secured By Volunteer Physician

In addition to the primary care patients receive at CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic, they also have access to podiatry care, when needed. Podiatrist Dr. David Wolf has volunteered at St.…

May 18 2022

WHEN THE SOUL NEEDS HEALING

Partnerships make a major impact in our patients’ health and having Catholic Charities as our partner in mental health services is such an important part of CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic.…

Mar 31 2022

Friends Telling Friends

by Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic On a recent visit to the clinic, one of my patients, Maria, was coming for the results of her annual wellness…

Mar 23 2022

CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics Brings Much-Needed Vaccines To Afghan Refugees

Last fall, CHRISTUS  Healthy Living Mobile Clinics partnered with Catholic Charities and Interfaith Ministries to aid in the resettlement efforts of Afghan refugees arriving in Houston. While housing and food…

Mar 23 2022

A Trip Back To Peru with CHRISTUS Operation San Jose

In 1983, Dr. Ernest Cronin and fellow physicians Drs. Thomas Cronin and Raymond Brauer set out to make a difference in the lives of children suffering from craniofacial and cleft palate deformities…

Mar 21 2022

Working As A Team Toward Better Health

In February 2020, Vicky Whitfield visited CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic, struggling to keep her diabetes and hypertension under control. In 2014, she experienced a heart attack and had a…

Mar 14 2022

Living His Dreams

For 20-year-old Mark Stewart, the GED is the stepping stone to achieving his dreams. After a few years of being held back, Stewart decided to quit school. When a friend…

Mar 8 2022

Emma’s Story

Now in its second year, CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic in partnership with Houston Food Bank is providing fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods to patients through the Food…

Mar 4 2022

UTMB Students Give Back At CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread

CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread recently welcomed two special volunteers – Noah Kemp and Alex Yu, both fourth year medical school students from UTMB Galveston. Volunteerism is a graduation requirement for…

Feb 25 2022

Generosity in Action

by Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. I am the recipient of many donations – from medications to medically-related items for someone who has a need. In receiving these items, I sometimes…

Feb 23 2022

A Home For Baby

In November, CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread staff had an opportunity to assist a homeless couple with a baby on the way.  They were in dire need of housing and so…

Dec 20 2021

Carrying On His Legacy

For Dr. Michael Lypka, it is a “true honor” to carry on the work of Dr. Ernest Cronin, co-founder of CHRISTUS Operation San José. Originally from Canada, Dr. Lypka (pictured…

Dec 9 2021

Giving Back This Season

Tis the season to give, and CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic and CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread have been on the giving and receiving end recently.  Annually, associates from CHRISTUS Health TLRA…

Nov 18 2021

A New Home, A New Life

Recently, the team at CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread has secured housing for four clients. Getting housing requires a lot of steps, and the client trusting the team to work with…

Jul 30 2021

A Lifetime of Dedication and Commitment

Haga clic aquí para la traducción al español In 1983, Dr. Ernest D. Cronin, then Chief of Plastic Surgery Service at CHRISTUS St. Joseph’s Hospital, was invited by the government of…

Jul 30 2021

Toda una vida de dedicación y compromiso

En 1983, el Dr. Ernest D. Cronin, entonces Jefe del Servicio de Cirugía Plástica en el Hospital CHRISTUS St. Joseph, fue invitado por el gobierno de Honduras para evaluar y…

Jul 13 2021

Asombrado por la bondad

Recientemente, la Hermana Rosanne Popp, M.D. de la Clínica CHRISTUS St. Mary’s recibió una donación monetaria de una Hermana agradecida. La donación estaba marcada como “Para los pobres”. Durante este…

Jul 13 2021

Awed At The Kindness

Haga clic aquí para la traducción al español Recently, Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. of CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic received a monetary donation from a grateful Sister. The donation was marked…

Jun 16 2021

Agentes de cambio

Este año, en medio de los desafíos de la pandemia, las Clínicas Escolares CHRISTUS alcanzaron nuevas alturas con sus presentaciones de educación sobre la salud para los estudiantes. Los temas…

Jun 16 2021

Un sueño de ciudadanía

Para Mohammad Haydari, el camino hacia la ciudadanía estadounidense ha sido largo. En 2008, trasladó a su familia a Estados Unidos desde Irán. Haydari regresó a su país de origen…

You Have Changed My Life

Recently, a middle-aged female came to CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic in need of counseling services. She was crying uncontrollably and could hardly stand or move around, as she was…

Jun 15 2021

On The Road To A New Life

George and Shelly had been married for over 25 years. They both struggled with alcohol and became homeless as a result of their addiction.  For nearly two years, George and…

Jun 15 2021

Food Access For A Healthier Outcome

Over the last year, CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic has partnered with Houston Food Bank in the Food For Change/Food Rx program. This program provides nutritious food to diabetics and other groups…

Jun 15 2021

This Mission Is Personal

Traducción al español a continuación For Dr. Linda Magill, the mission of CHRISTUS Operation San José is close to home. Since 1983, CHRISTUS Operation San José has performed over 1,500…

Jun 15 2021

Agents of Change

Haga clic aquí para ver la historia en español This year amidst the challenges of the pandemic, CHRISTUS School Clinics hit new heights with its student health education presentations. Topics included…

Jun 15 2021

A Dream of Citizenship

Haga clic aquí para ver la historia en español For Mohammad Haydari, the journey to U.S. citizenship has been a long one. In 2008, he moved his family to the…

Jun 8 2021

You Have Changed My Life

Traducción al español a continuación Recently, a middle-aged female came to CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic in need of counseling services. She was crying uncontrollably and could hardly stand or…

Jun 7 2021

Going The Extra Mile For Our Clients

Traducción al español a continuación Ted*, a wheelchair bound client of CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread, has uncontrolled diabetes along with other medical conditions.  He frequently receives medical care through the…

Jun 2 2021

Bringing A Smile To The Children Of Chihuahua

Traducción al español a continuación For patients like Juan Carlos, CHRISTUS Operation San José is an unexpected blessing. For over 38 years, CHRISTUS Operation San José has performed craniofacial and cleft…

May 12 2021

Haciendo historia

En enero, las Clínicas Móviles CHRISTUS Healthy Living lanzaron las vacunas COVID-19 al público. Desde entonces, el personal de la clínica ha administrado alrededor de 1.800 vacunas y un promedio…

May 12 2021

History In The Making

Haga clic aquí para ver la historia en español In January, the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics rolled out COVID-19 vaccinations to the public. Since then, the clinic staff has…

Apr 15 2021

CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic Provides Growing Opportunity for Intern

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word long have a mission of empowering women. Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. continues that mission at CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic through its internship…

Mar 25 2021

CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread Celebrates 35th Anniversary

For former clients like Stanley, Carter and Kacey, the services provided by CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread set them on a path from homelessness to self-sufficiency and stability. This March, CHRISTUS…

Dec 16 2020

Our Mission Is To Treat Clients With Dignity

For almost 22 years, Lori Varela has been committed to serving Galveston’s homeless at CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. Since 1986, CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread has provided two hot meals, much-needed medical…

Dec 4 2020

Breathing To Work, Working To Breathe

For Jose, every breath he takes is work. A patient at CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic, Jose has a history of asthma and was chronically short of breath, especially when working.…

Dec 3 2020

Nourishing Bodies and Spirits This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving provides us an opportunity to not only nourish the bodies of our clients and patients, but also their spirits. As in years past, the CHRISTUS Health Team throughout Houston…

Oct 8 2020

Better Health Outcomes Through Counseling

Mental health is just as important as medical care for underserved communities, and CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic is seeing a greater demand for mental health services among its patients. “Mental…

Sep 10 2020

Reflections of a Backline Worker

By Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. Medical Director, CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic We hear in the news daily about the courage, endurance and dedication of front line health care workers who…
Ryan

Sep 8 2020

Patients’ Well-Being Is The Priority

For Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Ryan, working at CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic “is a privilege.” Born in Maryland and raised in Atlanta, Ryan moved to Houston in 2003.  Prior to…

Aug 6 2020

Sisters Start The First School Of Nursing In Houston

In 1905, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word established Houston’s first nursing school, the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. The Sisters provided all of the instruction to a…

Jul 29 2020

Putting Her Best Face Forward

Recently, a 12-year-old girl came into CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic with skin lesions on her face. While not large or disfiguring, she wanted to know if Dr. Popp and her…

Jul 10 2020

Student-Driven HANDs Project Raises Funds For CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic

Maegan Ford loves community service.  A recent graduate who received her high school diploma from Spring Early College Academy concurrently with an Associates Degree in Science from Lone Star College,…

Jul 1 2020

Sometimes Shoes And Socks Are Therapy Required

by Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D., CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic Recently, a man in his sixties showed up at the clinic for treatment of the sore on his foot. He was a…

About CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare (formerly St. Joseph’s Foundation) provides healthcare and social services to underserved communities of all faiths, ages and cultures. To continue learning our story and the work…

Jun 24 2020

Our Learners Are A Joy

Karl Virtue understands the importance of language. A native of Boston, Virtue moved to Houston over 40 years ago taking a job as a writer in public relations. Now retired,…

Jun 15 2020

The Mission of Our Daily Bread Means A Lot To Me

For Johnathan Vallery, God brought him to CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. Originally from Louisiana, Vallery has been living in Galveston since he was two. Five years ago he was introduced…

Jun 1 2020

Providing Support for IMMTRAC Project

In mid-March, schools across the city shut down to protect students and staff from the spread of COVID-19. CHRISTUS School Clinics Medical Assistants are temporarily providing support to other missions, including CHRISTUS…

May 27 2020

Time To Get Back On Track

Now more than ever, people are realizing prevention is key to stopping deadly diseases. Since all our eyes are on the topic of this pandemic, let us not forget of…

Apr 29 2020

Just A Phone Call Away

While our Health Living Mobile Clinics may not be in the community due to COVID-19, that doesn’t mean patient care isn’t coming first. Bilingual Registered Nurse Natalie Bonilla (pictured) is…

Apr 22 2020

Keeping Patients Healthy For The Long Term

by Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. A patient came to CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic for his health check for diabetes and high cholesterol. He had been living and working in Dallas…

Apr 15 2020

CHRISTUS Learning Center Students Stay On Task During COVID-19

Since January 2018, Robert Harris has been pursuing his GED through CHRISTUS Learning Center. One of the seven mission programs of CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, CHRISTUS Learning Center offers Adult…

Apr 13 2020

CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic Welcomes Dr. Maliha Beg

CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic is proud to welcome one of our newest physicians, Dr. Maliha Beg. Originally from Orlando, Florida, Dr. Beg attended medical school at the University of Central…

Mar 31 2020

Long-Time Galveston Resident Provides Nourishment To Homeless During COVID-19

In 2000, Armando Trevino was diagnosed with diabetes and found himself struggling with the news. His wife reminded him how good his life was and encouraged him to give back…

Mar 17 2020

Bringing Smiles To Children’s Faces With CHRISTUS Operation San José

  For over 38 years, CHRISTUS Operation San José has performed craniofacial and cleft palate surgeries on children in Latin America. Conditions like these are not unusual in that region…
Marci

Mar 16 2020

A New Path

For over 30 years, CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread has provided health and social services to Galveston’s homeless. Five days a week, clients can depend on two hot meals, medical assistance,…

Mar 13 2020

16th Annual Spring Luncheon Canceled

Dear Friend of the Foundation, After much discussion with our planning committee and with consultation with CHRISTUS Health, our Executive Committee determined that it was appropriate to cancel the 2020 Spring…

Feb 25 2020

The Tools To Succeed

Located in Houston’s East End, CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic provides vital healthcare services to low-income, underserved patients – those patients who have nowhere else to turn. Edward Bunch is one.…

Feb 20 2020

CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics Partners with The Rose To Bring Well-Woman Exams to Remote Areas

This week, CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics launched a new partnership with The Rose mobile unit. Together the two groups will provide full-service well-woman exams which will include a pap…

Feb 18 2020

That’s Where I Belong

Annually, CHRISTUS School Clinics provide healthcare and counseling services to 16 Houston-area schools. For the last four years, Nohemi Flores has served as the medical assistant for two of those…

Feb 12 2020

CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics Provides Children’s Immunizations in East End

On Saturday, February 8, the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics provided immunizations for students from J.P. Henderson Elementary School and other area schools at the new St. Mary’s Clinic location.…

Jan 29 2020

Partners in Health

This month, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare and San José Clinic celebrate 10 years of partnering in better health. Since 2010, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare has housed San José Clinic in…

Jan 7 2020

St. Mary’s Clinic Rings In The New Year With Gratitude

Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D. Medical Director, St. Mary’s Clinic What do six homemade tamales, one homegrown banana and a Dollar Store ring have in common? These are symbols of gratitude…

Dec 20 2019

A (Not So) Secret Santa Gifts A Learning Center Student

Christmas came early for CHRISTUS Learning Center student Robert Harris. On Thursday, December 19, Harris was gifted with a new bicycle by Learning Center Educator Karl Virtue. Virtue had noticed…

Dec 17 2019

Routine Care at CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic Offers Early Intervention

For those that are uninsured or underinsured, routine medical care, such as an annual physical, is a luxury that often never happens. At CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic, these individuals are…

Dec 12 2019

I Was A Stranger, and You Welcomed Me

“Susie” appeared on the doorstep of Our Daily Bread, our homeless outreach in Galveston, with her 3 month old child, telling the staff that she had nowhere to turn. Someone…

Dec 2 2019

Putting A Holiday Meal On The Table

Annually, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare’s administrative, program and CPG clinical staff and CHRISTUS Health TLRA donate time and funds to create Thanksgiving Baskets for clients at St. Mary’s Clinic, Point…

Nov 18 2019

My Journey with Diabetes

Dulce Garcia, Nutritionist CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic It feels as if I am inextricably linked to the profession of dietetics. I believe everyone has a purpose, and ironically, it just…
Point of Life Krist Samaritan

Nov 11 2019

CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic & Krist Samaritan: Partners In Physical & Mental Health

CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic and Krist Samaritan are partnering together to not only heal the body, but also heal the mind. In 2019, Krist Samaritan began offering their counseling…
CHRISTUS Check Presentation

Nov 11 2019

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Receives $3 Million Gift From CHRISTUS Health for St. Mary’s Clinic Construction

On Friday, November 8, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare received a $3 million gift from CHRISTUS Health to aid in finishing construction of the new CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic building. This…
CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread Security Officer Daniel Griffin

Jul 12 2019

Serving Hope and Safety at CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread

For 27-year-old Daniel Griffin, Non Commission Security Officer with Central investigation & Security Solutions, the challenge of assessing and providing a safe place for both clients and staff, is never…
Special Guest Speaker Chris Gardner and Leah Bennett, CFA, and President of Westwood Wealth Management Houston at the Annual Spring Luncheon at the River Oaks Country Club

Jun 21 2019

Westwood Wealth Management Joins the Fight to Care for Galveston’s Homeless

Westwood Wealth Management, an investment management organization, does more than just give back. The organization invests where it counts, championing CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread’s values. Westwood Wealth Management is helping…
Father Ian Balinomo, FLP, at the front pew of the at the Chapel in the W.T. & Louise J. Moran Center

Jun 21 2019

CHRISTUS Learning Center Provides English and Cultural Sensitivity Education

From early on, Father Ian Balinomo, FLP, understood the importance of communication. He understood how communication connects people and organizations with each other. “Communication is so important,” said Fr. Ian.…
Dr. Rose Ann Popp & Staff and patient; Christus St. Mary's Clinic, 2120 S. Wayside Drive, Suite B, Houston, TX

Jun 20 2019

CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic Attention to Detail Puts You in a Different Frame of Mind

CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic is not your typical run-of-the-mill clinic. The clinic staff see an average of 65 people per day walk through their doors. Hours upon hours of preparation…
Doctor checks on infant patient

Jun 14 2019

Medical Mission to Mexico Puts Focus on Restoring Hope

On February 23, 2019, 22 volunteer medical specialists embarked on a medical mission, with Operation San Jose, travelling to Monterrey, Mexico to help children and their families find hope in…
Hispanic Mom and Kids sitting on the grass at a park

May 30 2019

Hogg Foundation Awards Grants to Address Well-being

We are excited to share that CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare is one of 10 Texas organizations recently awarded a grant of $800,000 from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. The…
Juan Perez posing in the hallway adjacent to the CHRISTUS Learning Center

May 9 2019

CHRISTUS Learning Center: Helping Juan’s Dream Come True

There is a dream that Juan Perez visualizes every day. His dream is to complete his high school diploma and start a promising career in mathematics or computer science. His…

May 2 2019

CHRISTUS Learning Center Helps a Mother of Two

Learning is dependent on several things. Repetition, connecting existing knowledge and experience to new ideas and the application of lessons to appropriate situations are all part of the equation. Without…
Photo of Sr.Ricca Dimalibot, examining a patient Christus Point of Light Clinic in Dickinson, Texas

May 1 2019

Being the Good You Want to See in the World

Identifying yourself as poverty-stricken will not prevent you from seeking medical attention at CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic. In fact, those with limited financial resources and in most cases no…
St. Pius V Catholic School student being checked out with the help of a telemedecine device

Apr 30 2019

TeleMedicine Bridges Child Health Care

If you thought telemedicine was merely a matter of convenience, think again. Telemedicine is an emergent method of accessing healthcare for people who have a lack of resources or extenuating…
CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics

Apr 15 2019

Grateful to be of Service to the Community

Lives are being saved every day by the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics team. While clients lined around the medical unit before being called in to see the medical team,…
Sister Rosanne Popp, MD., with Patient at Christus Health Care St. Mary's Clinic, Houston, Texas

Apr 12 2019

Helping Clients with Prescriptions

Prescription Assistance Program Affords Clients Better Health and Hope   CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic, one of two stand alone clinics under the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare banner, is changing the…
(L-R) Steve and Vicki Smith (Event honorees), Richard R. Torres (President, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare), Chris Gardner (Special Guest Speaker), Stephanie and Gavin Smith (Event Co-Chairs), Ashley and Michael Hanna (Event Co-Chairs).

Mar 29 2019

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Hosts 15th Annual Spring Luncheon

Event raises $252,585 to support Foundation’s mission to bring healthcare services to under-served communities. HOUSTON (March 29, 2019) — CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare hosted its 15th annual Spring Luncheon on…
UTMB Occupational therapy students; Kelsey Burrous, Taylor Harder, Sarah Savedra, Courtney Martin, and Lakin Carpenter help the homeless at CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread with occupational therapy

Mar 14 2019

UTMB Students Help CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread Clients Achieve Better Quality of Life

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) students, on their psycho social rotations are incorporating their fieldwork into the CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread program. The students use their occupational therapy knowledge…
Charity Guild of Catholic Women, Houston, awarded nearly $600,000 in grants to support children's services charity organizations, Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Charity Guild Shop.

Feb 8 2019

CHRISTUS School Based Clinics Awarded $15,000 by Charity Guild of Catholic Women

On February 4, the Charity Guild of Catholic Women awarded $586,000 to 47 non-profit organizations to help children in need in the Greater Houston Area. The presentation took place at…
Mia Hernandez rests her head on her mother's shoulder, holding on to the stuffed monkey that helped her during a terrible health scare

Nov 7 2018

CHRISTUS School Clinic Provides Safe Harbor for St. Pius V 6th Grader

These are the two words that make, 6th grader, Mia Hernandez feel safe; Mommy and Denisse. Now 11 years old, Mia recounted an ordeal that led her to add CHRISTUS…
richard Jesse Reece sitting on the steps of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church opposite Our Daily Bread

Nov 6 2018

Everyday People: Richard Jesse Reece in His Own Words

In The Beginning I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1971 at 16-years-old, my parents and I a Judge gave me a choice, either a Boys Home or the service…
Ashley Estrada Montalvo getting direction from Our Daily Bread Client Richard Jesse Reece

Nov 2 2018

Finding Her Voice, Supporting the Homeless

When Ashley Montalvo Estrada became a part of CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread, she found a sense of satisfaction that she never felt before. Why? To put it simply, it gave…
Weight loss, diet and exercise

Oct 31 2018

Worth the Weight…Loss

The Struggle of Weight Loss Weight loss is more than just a $70 billion industry in the U.S. For someone diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, weight…
Dulce post-op day 5 in clinic

Oct 31 2018

Dulce’s Light: The Mission of Helping a Seven Year Old Face the World with a Smile

Close your eyes and imagine going blind right after birth, because of medical negligence. Couple that with a mid-facial cleft, and missing fingers and you have the beginning of a…
Adorable Affection Baby

Oct 31 2018

USFHP Named Presenting Sponsor for the Nun Run

Presented with an opportunity to support CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, US Family Health Plan (USFHP) has agreed to fund the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics ministry and the annual Nun Run as a presenting sponsor for…
Chick Fil-A Cow takes to the side car with motorcyclist on their way to San Leon

Oct 17 2018

Nun Run Raises $83,000 for Underserved Children

The 14th Annual Nun Run, presented by USFHP, coordinated by The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, helped…
Steve Gonzalez on dealership parking lot that he helps service

Oct 16 2018

Paying It Forward: The Steve Gonzalez Story

At the age of 23, Steve Gonzalez was a husband and father to three beautiful children, four, two and a one-year old. He was employed as a car washer on…
St. Mary's Clinic Medical Personnel at computer

Oct 3 2018

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Clinics Awarded for Excellence

The Texas Vaccines for Children Program, has awarded not one, but two CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Clinics with a rating of “Excellent,” for increasing adolescent vaccine coverage. Both the CHRISTUS…
Little Girl

Sep 26 2018

St. Mary’s Clinic Makes a Difference

Eight year old Sandra Lopez’s parents brought her to St. Mary’s Clinic to update her vaccines. Thankfully St. Mary's Clinic made the difference.
SICK

Sep 26 2018

Flu Season is Here, Are you Prepared?

It is about that time of year again: Flu season. It is a time characterized by fever, muscle and body aches, headaches, running noses and more that has led to dire consequences, like death, without the first line of defense; the flu vaccine.
Cissy 3

Sep 19 2018

Breaking Bread with Cesarea Sandoval

CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread’s Kitchen Manager and resident cook, Cesarea Sandoval aka Cissy, is the heart of the building, evoking memories and creating new ones with every meal prepped.
Blessed

Sep 10 2018

Especially Blessed

Moments after Stephen Decker’s birth, Dr. Ernest Cronin was called to the maternity ward at St. Joseph Hospital, where he diagnosed Stephen with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Seven…
Baby smiling

Sep 10 2018

A Triumphant Journey

A baby born with a cleft lip/cleft palate in a poor, remote region of the Amazon has slim chances of ever affording corrective surgery, but baby “Angelica’s” mother heard a…
addiction

Sep 10 2018

One Client’s Daily Struggle

Johnny M has been fighting a drug addiction for most of his life. After nearly 15 years of sobriety, he had a moment of relapse. This was the beginning of…
kids

Sep 10 2018

Working Parent Praises School Clinic

Many times we have to wait and take them to an emergency care place on the weekend, just so we don’t get financially penalized for missing work. It’s one of…

Sep 10 2018

Aid for an Infection

as reported by Nipa Kamdar, RN, FNP-C A mother of a student called me because she wanted someone to check her leg for an infection. She was running a fever…
Photo of Sr.Ricca Dimalibot, Christus Health Care Point of Light Clinic, Dickinson, Texas

Sep 10 2018

I love, love, love Point of Light Clinic!

excerpt from a patient letter I work, but my employer doesn’t offer healthcare and I just can’t afford health insurance for my family of four. I don’t know what we…
Programs

Sep 6 2018

CHRISTUS Clinics Offers Reduce-Priced Vaccinations

CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics offer all vaccinations for children two months to 18 years of age at zero-cost. Vaccinations are just as important for newly graduated high school seniors and new college students and college freshmen.
UTMB Students at Christus Our Daily Bread

Jul 18 2018

UTMB Students Visit CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread

University of Texas Medical Branch Medical (UTMB) students enrolled in the School of Medicine and Masters of Public Health programs visited and toured the CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread facility, located…

Jul 17 2018

Bodies in Motion Wraps Up Another Successful Program

CHRISTUS School Clinics ‘Bodies in Motion’ completed another successful year of the month-long summer camp for Houston-Galveston area children on June 28th at Christo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory.
CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare President Richard R. Torres

Jun 7 2018

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Announces New President

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard R. Torres to the position of President and Executive Director, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare. Torres will begin on Monday, June 11, 2018. 
Josafina Juarez with her mother and daughter after getting medical advice from CHRISTUS Certified Medical Assistants near the Annam Community Center

Jun 5 2018

CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinic: Fulfilling the Mission

When you cannot afford most medical assistance it adds a whole new dimension to avoiding the doctor. Affordability compounded with obvious signs that medical assistance is needed patients almost never submit and schedule a visit. In addition a diagnosis can sometimes feel very personal and lead to a patient feeling alone with their diagnosis. But CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinic is changing that.
14th Annual Nun Run Save the Date for WH5

Jun 1 2018

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Announces 14th Annual Nun Run

The Nun Run is a 40-mile, Blue Knights police-escorted motorcycle ride. The event that raises funds for 19 CHRISTUS School Clinics in Houston’s underserved communities.

Mar 23 2018

Operation San Jose: Dulce's Story

Seven year-old Dulce has been battling the odds her entire life. At birth, doctors left her under a heating lamp too long, causing her to go blind when her cornea’s…
Leadership

Mar 23 2018

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare hosts 14th annual spring luncheon

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare hosted its 14th annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, March 20. The yearly event honors community leaders and raises funds for CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare’s healthcare programs.…

Feb 22 2018

Valero donates $1,000,000 to help establish new community center

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare in collaboration with the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word-Houston announced a major initiative to improve the health and well-being of underserved…

Nov 10 2017

Our Patients Trust Us

Almost 12 years ago, after surviving, an almost fatal case of the flu, walking pneumonia, and a two-week hospitalization, Mrs. Robinson, found CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics for her health…
rosanne

Nov 9 2017

An Everyday Miracle

A story shared from the daily workings of CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic as they offer access to Christ’s love and healing through compassionate healthcare.   After suffering a severe case…

Nov 1 2017

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!

Help Support CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare. Be a part of our Twitter Challenge! Follow @CHRISTUSFdn Help us reach our goal of 1,000 followers by November 30th and an anonymous donor…

Oct 26 2017

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Celebrates 13th Annual Nun Run

Riding to keep children healthy! Saturday, October 14, marked the 13th Annual Nun Run. More than 250 participants took to the roads for the 40-mile, Blue Knights police escorted motorcycle…

Oct 19 2017

CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics receive Excellence Award for ZERO Deficiencies from Houston Health Department's Texas Vaccines for Children Program

CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics, one of six ministry programs supported by CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, were the recipients of the Excellence Award for ZERO Deficiencies from the Texas Vaccines…
Sr. Rosanne Popp M.D. walks to the waiting room at CHRISTUS St. Marys Clinic to receive another patient

Oct 2 2017

Much Needed Medications for Mr. M

as reported by Sister Rosanne Popp, MD Mr. M is middle aged and homeless. While taking his medical history, I found out that he is an engineer and until recently had…

Hurricane Harvey Relief

We were here then…We are here now…We will be here tomorrow. Hurricane Harvey leaves in its wake tens of thousands of people without everyday necessities. The devastation has been heartbreaking…

Sep 1 2017

We Survived the Storm!

We were fortunate that our facilities had little or no damage and are grateful to be able to share the following updates: CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic is open and seeing patientsand CHRISTUS Our Daily…

Aug 25 2017

CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY

***ATTENTION*** Due to Hurricane Harvey, please note the following changes to our clinic schedules: CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic and CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic will remain closed through Wednesday. CHRISTUS…

Aug 11 2017

Back-to-School Summer Bash provides close to 1,000 students with free backpacks and immunizations!

CHRISTUS St. Mary’s and CHRISTUS Point of Light clinics held two free, family-oriented Back-To-School Summer Bash and Health Fairs in July and August. These events provided close to 1,000 students with…

A Small Collection of Big Stories III

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare serves men, women and children of all faiths, ages and cultures
Moran Health Center

May 2 2017

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare announces new leadership as Kara T. Hill assumes role as President

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Kara T. Hill to the position of President, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare. With over 20 years leadership in healthcare…

Apr 18 2017

Moody Foundation funds Mental HealthCare for CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare is incredibly grateful to Moody Foundation for supporting Mental HealthCare Services at CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic. With the addition of these services, CHRISTUS Point of…

Mar 9 2017

We love our Iris P. Webre Coach!

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare special thanks to The Iris & Lloyd Webre Foundation for the support of the vital CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics. Due to your generous giving, thousands of…

Dec 22 2016

TPC Group Supports CHRISTUS School Clinics and Back to School Health Fair

Tis’ the season of giving! TPC Group presented CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare a check from the proceeds raised at the 2016 TPC Group Charity Golf Tournament to support CHRISTUS Back to…

Dec 13 2016

Bank of America Supports more than 9,000 at Our Daily Bread in Galveston

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare is incredibly grateful for Bank of America’s grant to help support Our Daily Bread. With this support, we’ll be able to provide services to assist more…

A Small Collection of Big Stories II

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare serves men, women and children of all faiths, ages and cultures

Fall 2016

Because of Your Support, CHRISTUS Clinics are on Houston Can Academy campuses!

Jun 15 2016

Smart Financial Credit Union Supports CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare is extremely excited to accept Smart Financial Credit Union’s donation towards supporting Healthy Living Mobile Clinics. Thank you Smart Financial Credit Union for the generosity which…

Spring 2016

No where to go but up! CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic has expanded and relocated.

Apr 7 2016

Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza blesses New CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic

CHRISTUS Point of Light clinic celebrated their new expansion and relocation with a blessing and dedication ceremony performed by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza. Many sisters of Charity of the Incarnate…

A Small Collection of Big Stories

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare serves men, women and children of all faiths, ages and cultures.

Mar 9 2016

2016 CHRISTUS Spring Luncheon is a Grand Slam!

The annual March event served to honor generous community leaders Pat and Dan Breen, showcase the Foundation’s work in the community and attract new supporters. Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and Houston…

Jan 27 2016

Gilbane Building Company’s Gilbane Cares Golf Tournament Supports CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics

(Featured Image) Gilbane Building Company’s Dan Gilbane, Business Unit Leader for Gilbane Southwest and Lisa Martin, Vice President and Director of Sales Services, present Foundation president, Les Cave and Laura…

Fall 2015

Make way for a NEW CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinic.

Spring 2015

New Immunization Clinic Strengthens CHRISTUS Healthy Neighborhood Initiative.

Avoiding Emergency Rooms

Experts report that more than half the problems patients bring to emergency rooms either do not or would not require hospital-based care if an alternative source were readily available.

Many Fronts in Fighting Obesity

More than a third of American adults and nearly one child in five are now obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Next Chapter

In October 2019, Dirima Caridad de Pacheco and her husband moved from Venezuela to the U.S. to be with her daughter and granddaughter, who were already living here.  Since March,…

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The First Line Of Care For Schools

At CHRISTUS School Clinics, care can often go beyond a band-aid. For some of our School Clinic medical assistants, their care made a vital impact on the teachers and students…

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Developing Life Skills For Independence

For Jesse Jaynes, UTMB-Galveston’s collaborations with area non-profits led her to CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. Jaynes is pursuing her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Occupational therapy is a holistic, client-centered profession that assists individuals…

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