A solution-driven response to Katy’s most vulnerable population
Katy Cares is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2016 as a solution-driven response to Katy’s most vulnerable population – single mothers and children who are victims of trauma due to a traumatic and life-altering event. Events include domestic violence, separation, divorce, financial challenges due to a loss of employment, income, child support, and/or a natural disaster.
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 mothers who 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 single-led families in Katy
The average number of homeless families in Katy exceeds the national general average, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.
80% of families experiencing homelessness are single-led 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.
Almost 1,000 homeless students attend Katy ISD, according to the district’s official statistics report. Many of these students are from single-led families, especially single mothers.
Katy Cares is expanding our Trauma Informed Therapeutic Program beyond a residential program to include and impact more single led families.
Please join us on this journey as we continue – with your help and support – to impact, to give hope, to support and enable vulnerable lives. Partnerships have and will ensure that more single mothers and children become emotionally, socially, spiritually and financially independent, ready to successfully reintegrate into their communities and society at large.