Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Housing

WE SHELTERED THE DESTITUTE IN SAFE, STURDY HOMES

With a safe home to call their own, a poor family gains a solid foundation for building a brighter future. It only takes a few thousand dollars for Cross Catholic Outreach to build a simple, sturdy home for a poor family, dramatically improving their standard of living. These donor-sponsored houses replace rickety shanties, patched together from scraps of metal, tarp and cardboard. In many cases, the beneficiaries contribute “sweat equity” to the project. This labor creates a sense of ownership over — and responsibility for — the new homes. The houses our ministry partners build are a permanent testimony to God’s provision and the Christ-like compassion of our benefactors.

In 2016, Cross Catholic Outreach provided houses and other safe living accommodations for needy families through 30 projects in 11 countries. Those efforts included a collaboration with the Kobonal Haiti Mission to build 80 houses and 40 latrines in central Haiti, and a partnership with Answering the Cry of the Poor (ANCOP) in the Philippines to provide the poor with sturdy, concrete homes.

2016 HOUSING FACTS

   334 Houses constructed through grants

   276 Houses repaired through grants

   3 Women’s shelters supported

   Grants provided to 29 projects in 11 countries

   Construction supplies shipped to 2 countries

Impact Report
Kobonal Haiti Mission Housing

KOBONAL HAITI MISSION HOUSING – PROJECT 0114 – HAITI

Thanks to contributions from Cross Catholic Outreach benefactors, poor Haitian families have been moved from dilapidated mud-and-stick huts to safe, sturdy new homes as a result of Cross Catholic Outreach’s partnership with Kobonal Haiti Mission’s housing ministry. Along with a sturdy concrete home with a galvanized steel roof, families also receive access to a latrine, automatically raising their living conditions and personal hygiene. Through the Mission’s spiritual formation program, families receiving a home also are exposed to the Gospel and Catholic values.

Cross Catholic Outreach

2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 240

PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908

800-914-2420

Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3

CCO Background Stats 2016