United Nations global surveys have revealed that an estimated 100 million people are homeless around the world and that at least 1.6 billion lack adequate housing. Housing for the poor is often difficult to access and afford, leaving families to fend for themselves in dirty slums, makeshift shanties, and on unsafe streets.
Building homes for the poor is one of our primary missions at Cross Catholic Outreach, especially in rural areas with limited resources and following devastating natural disasters. Our housing for the poor projects build sturdy and sustainable homes in impoverished communities to help families thrive while supporting spiritual development and offering the love of Jesus Christ.
Browse our projects below to see how you can help provide housing for the poor.
In Mozambique, thousands of AIDS orphans have been taken in by neighbors or by extended family members.
Most of these families live in flimsy, makeshift dwellings in the middle of some of worst slums in Maputo or Gaza Province. They might own a single bed, but most sleep on the floor. A cramped, suffocating situation like this only becomes worse if the family takes in additional orphaned children. Cross Catholic Outreach is partnering with a local ministry called Association Cross Mozambique (ACM) to improve these families’ living conditions. Your gift will provide a needy family with a sturdy new concrete-block house plus a sanitary latrine. Please – help us address this urgent need by contributing to the ACM Housing Ministry.
In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating an ideal synergy for the greatest impact.
Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.
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At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.
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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.