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CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread

Giving Hope, Rebuilding Lives

For individuals and families living day-to-day, it's all too easy to fall through the cracks of our society and its limited safety net. One missed paycheck, one car breakdown, one bout of physical or mental illness is sometimes all it takes to start a swift spiral into hunger, sickness, despair and homelessness.

For people brought to their knees by adversity, we offer a helping hand. Not a handout, but a hand up through food, healthcare, counseling and more. All with heartfelt love.

CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread staff members and volunteers assist clients in:

  • Confronting the causes of homelessness, addiction and other pertinent disabilities of the mind and body
  • Getting nutritious meals, clean clothing, the necessities of personal hygiene
  • Medical care and mental health counseling
  • Access to retrieving important documentation and housing and rehabilitation services

Their Stories

A Baby On The Way

A homeless couple with a baby on the way were in dire need of housing and so much more. The mother-to-be was nearing her due date when the couple showed up one morning at CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread asking for help.

The Our Daily Bread team immediately went into action. They reached out to Reverend Lawson at The Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries of Galveston, whose focus is providing affordable housing and more for those in need. The Chosen Ones cover the application fee, the deposit, and the first two-to-three months of rent (which is based on the applicant’s income). By covering these expenses, it allows the renter to get ahead and save money, while getting back on their feet.

Within a week of working with The Chosen Ones, the couple were in an apartment in Texas City, doing well and awaiting the birth of their baby boy. This story does not end here though. The Our Daily Bread team went above and beyond. They secured a donated bed and clothing for the couple, as well as two huge bags of baby clothes, diapers, formula, baby toiletries, a used stroller and bassinet from various sources, including their own families and friends. The Our Daily Bread team also provided some grocery items to stock their pantry.

This couple was now off the street and had a warm, safe place where they could start their new family.

Opening A Door To Hope

For a couple of years, Robert was an intermittent client at Our Daily Bread. He would secure a job and a place to live. However, addiction kept moving him backwards, and he would wind up on the street again. Robert finally came to a breaking point.

About a year ago, Robert approached Johnathen Vallery, Our Daily Bread’s Mental Health Technician, about making a change. Vallery had recently been introduced to Open Door Mission, a non-profit program in Houston helping homeless men who struggle with addiction. Open Door had a spot for Robert and picked him up from Our Daily Bread. After completing the program, he secured a job with a Houston hotel as an engineer, found an apartment, and was able to reunite with his two young sons.

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