Solution-Driven Response to Katy’s Most Vulnerable Homeless Population
Katy Cares is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2014 as a solution-driven response to Katy’s most vulnerable homeless population – women with children.
The Rachel Ballard House, our residential facility, is a transitional home for mothers and their children affected by situational homelessness as a direct result of trauma.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.
Katy Cares is the result of caring for our community. We saw the need, we were prepared to risk, and we put a solution into place.
Dr. Harry Chapman
Chairman, Board of Directors
Alarming statistics highlighted the invisible nature and challenges of single homeless mothers that do not have sufficient material resources, emotional support or the psychological resolve to report and manage their status.
Founder and Former President
What we know about the most vulnerable homeless population in Katy:
The average number of homeless families in Katy exceeds the national general average, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.
Katy Cares is the only one currently serving our community, while there are over 50 shelters and homes in the Houston and surrounding areas.
80% of families experiencing homelessness are single mother families.
The Homeless Liaison Officer of the Katy Independent School District confirmed that there are an estimated 500+ homeless students in this District alone and more than 16,000 (about 20%) are economically disadvantaged.
973 homeless students attend Katy ISD, according to the district’s official statistics report.
150+ children from Katy were bused in with the Katy ISD privately-contracted bus company from shelters and homes outside of the Katy area.