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CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread


Nourishment for the
Body and Soul

Founded in 1986 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread provides support services to homeless men, women and children. While upholding the dignity of each person, staff members give guidance and structure to help break the cycle of homelessness.

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Services

CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread takes a holistic approach in pursuing its mission to the homeless—ministering to the needs of the body, mind and spirit of each individual. 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
  • Gaining admission to a structured recovery program.
  • Nurturing hope and creating possibility.

Donate to Our Daily Bread

Your gift will immediately help Our Daily Bread provide meals, support and many of life's vital essentials to those in need. As a Sustaining Friend of Our Daily Bread, for as little as $6.92 a month – just 23¢ a day – you can provide two meals and a day’s counseling and service for one person every month.

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 his downward spiral. His addiction resulted in marital problems and subsequently Johnny was homeless.

Read how Johnny M found hope at Our Daily Bread

 

Fast Facts

2013 Highlights

13,426 men and women who are homeless received help from CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread

  • 28,401 hot meals were prepared and served to hungry clients
  • 7,256 attended Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group sessions
  • 3,018 Salvation Army vouchers for overnight shelter were distributed
  • 1,733 individual counseling sessions
  • 438 mental health education group classes
  • 91 psychiatric evaluations and sessions via telemedicine

Serving Up Compassion and Hot Meals

From Galveston County Daily News
By Bernice Torregrossa

On a cold, blustery day, many cooks are inclined to make a big, warm batch of comfort food. Cissy Sandoval is one of those cooks. The only difference is that she’s making a batch big enough for about 70 guests.

Sandoval is the kitchen coordinator at Christus Our Daily Bread, where she oversees the preparation of breakfast and lunch for the homeless clients who come to the shelter for the hot meals, counseling services and compassionate support that Our Daily Bread has provided in Galveston since 1985. Running the kitchen requires both ingenuity and flexibility, since the shelter stretches its budget with donated food whenever possible.

Read the full article


CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread

2420 Winnie
Galveston, Texas 77550
409.765.6971

Hours of Operation

  • Monday–Friday
  • 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
  • Closed on Holidays

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