• Join the Virtual Food Drive.

    Fill your Cart. Feed Families.

  • Our Location and Hours have temporarily changed due to severe roof damage from the recent hail and rain storms. This has left major portions of our building inoperable.

     

    Please Check Below for Hours and Location changes for individual programs and assistance.

    Have Questions?

    Call 432.332.1387

  • Lawrence B. Kaiser

    Thank you for leaving a Legacy that supports so many!

    Doris Hatcher

    Thank you for leaving a Legacy that supports so many!

  • Our Mission

    “Catholic Charities provides immediate assistance and educates to empower for long-term self-sufficiency.”

    - We strive to assist families with the basic needs of food, clothing, and secure housing or utility assistance. Our Hope is to improve their mental or physical health with counseling or medical care assistance. We have Faith that our educational services will create a strong foundation and promising future for the families in need.

     

  • Our Location

    - Helping People of all Beliefs -

     

    Agency

    **Please call for location and operational hours changes: 432.332.1387**

     

    **New Hours**

    Monday - Tuesday

    9am - 2pm

    Wednesday

    9am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm

    We are now closed on Thursdays and Fridays!!

     

    Cory Learning Center

    Monday - Thursday

    9am - 2pm

    **New Temporary Location**

    Parker Heights Christian Church (West Building on the Corner of Maple and University)

    1414 E. University Blvd.

    Odessa, TX 79762

     

    Community Store

    ** Currently closed to accepting donations due to severe building damage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding.**

     

    Donations of Items

    ** Currently closed to accepting donations due to severe building damage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding.**

     

    We do not accept torn, stained or broken items, large box televisions, mattresses, computers or printers. For any questions about donations contact the store manager.

     

     

  • Funds Assistance Program

    Come to our Agency to pick up an application and to set your appointment. Assistance is based strictly on guidelines and proof of your situation.

     

    - We pay a percentage of the bill

    - We assist those that are working towards self-sufficiency or in a situation that was out of their control

    - Poverty guideline levels are not a determining factor, income and necessary expenses are taken into account

    - We offer those that don’t qualify under regular guidelines; the opportunity to take educational classes relating to the area in need of improvement (budgeting, workforce skills, life skills, etc.) - for funds assistance

    Rent or Mortgage Assistance

    Utilities

    Subsidized Housing Deposit

    We are able to help families in need of deposit assistance when partnered with the Odessa Housing Authority.

    Medical Care or Prescription Assistance

    It's suggested that you first apply with Medical Center Hospital - ECHDA or Family Health Clinic to determine cost.

    Vision Exam Assistance

    It's suggested that you first apply with Medical Center Hospital - Center for Primary Care - West University to determine cost.

    Birth Certificate or ID

    We assist with obtaining proper identification when it is needed for school, work, medical or agency services.

    Local Transportation

    EZ Rider to go to school or work.

  • Life Coaching

    Scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going.” - David Rossi

     

    Helping to develop:

    Self-Management Skills

    Building Self-Worth

    Financial Education

     

    Contact us at lifecoaching@ccodessa.org!

     

  • Cory Learning Center

    “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

     

    All services are free; the only cost are books if you would like to take them home. All educational classes are provided in English and Spanish!

    GED Tutoring

    High School Level Tutoring

    Spanish and English Language Classes

    Basic Literacy Classes

    Workforce Training

    Applying for a job

    Creating a resume

    Professionalism

    Customer Service

     

    Contact: workforce@ccodessa.org

    Computer Classes

    Basic Operations, Typing, E-mail

    Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Power Point

     

    For computer class information and registration, call our office and/or email us at computereducation@ccodessa.org

    Come by our agency to apply; call or contact us by e-mail at clc@ccodessa.org

  • Louis Baca

    Food Pantry

    **Please Note: Hours and days have changed!**

     

    Providing food for those who cannot provide for themselves!

     

    Come by during the registration hours with a current utility bill.

     

    Our boundaries of service extend from 17th St. (going north), including Gardendale and Goldsmith, and from Grandview (going west) up to West Loop 338

     

    Pantry Registration Hours:

    Monday - Tuesday

    9am - 2pm

     

    Pantry Operation Hours:

    Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month ONLY

    9am - 12pm

    1pm - 5pm

     

     

     

     

    ***Now taking applications for the new West Side Odessa Pantry. (west of West Loop 338)

    Coming October 2017***

  • Community Store

    We sell reduced-priced items to help develop our local community. Proceeds from the store pay for half of the building operation and program support.

  • Donations

    For it is in giving that we receive.” - Francis of Assisi
     

    Donate by mail:

    Checks made to Catholic Charities

    2500 Andrews Hwy, Odessa TX 79761

     

    Donate in honor or in memory of a loved one. We would like to acknowledge your gift to the individual or family member if the name and address are provided.

     

    Leave a legacy that will impact your community forever, by donating to our Endowment through the Permian Basin Area Foundation. Contact our office for more information.

     

    Donate through personal property or planned giving. We have an attorney available to answer questions.