Bless Poor Families with New Homes

Your compassion can restore hope and dignity to the poorest of the poor

Lifting the poor out of poverty is no quick fix. Any strategy must focus on creating stability, fostering community cooperation and restoring hope. Catholic leaders and missionaries serving the poor in developing nations believe safe housing initiatives helps accomplish these goals.

Cross Catholic Outreach supports numerous housing programs around the world, and our donors continue to bless poor families in places like Haiti, Mozambique and Guatemala. In 2018 alone, our ministry constructed houses and other safe living accommodations for the poor in 24 projects in 11 different countries.

This fall, one such project is taking place in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala. With the help of generous donors, we will construct 20 stormproof concrete homes to benefit villagers who struggle under extreme poverty and cannot afford adequate housing.

By supporting our housing programs, you can help bless needy families in Santa Rosa and in other impoverished communities worldwide with a safe, sturdy home.

You Can Answer the Plea for a Home

Rosa Santos Hernandez is a villager in Santa Rosa. She shares a tiny shanty with her teenage daughter, her grown son and his family. Little more than a primitive shed, their home lacks electricity, running water, and even an outdoor latrine.

Like Rosa, many families around the world have struggled under extreme poverty for generations. They are trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle. A safe home will improve their standard of living and can completely transform their futures.

Our partnership with the diocese of Santa Rosa will bless Rosa with the new home she deserves. Your support of our ministry’s global housing programs enables us to construct homes for poor people like Rosa everywhere.

“I have lived in this house my whole life, but I would give anything for my children to have something better.”

Help Provide Safe Homes Now

No one should be forced to live in unsafe and unhygienic conditions in a makeshift shack. When you bless a family with a safe home, your loving gift will help restore their hope, give them greater dignity, and help break the cycle of poverty in which so many are trapped. Be a part of this miracle to transform the lives of poor families everywhere by giving generously to our housing program today

Become a Cross Mission Partner Today

Cross Mission Partners receive this prayer journal, handmade by those we serve in Haiti!

Use it for reflections and notes to grow in your spiritual life. You’ll also receive a prayer request form to mail back so that we can pray for your needs. In effect, this creates a spiritual bridge to connect you to our sisters and brothers in Christ in the developing world!

Cross Mission Partners also receive a semiannual Mission Update with news, insights and information about the good work and accomplishments made possible by your support.

* Every dollar helps us bless the least of our brothers and sisters throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Mexico & Central America and South America.

Join Now and Transform More Lives Through Monthly Giving

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, 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.