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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-parent families who are victims of trauma due to a life-altering event such as domestic violence, abuse, intimidation, 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.

Ronnie Oldham

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

Allison Startk

My hope is that single parent families will be empowered and equipped during their time with Katy Cares..

That they will move forward into a better future with confidence and resilience, filled to the brim and overflowing into the lives of their families, friends and communities.

Allison Stark

Founder and Former President

What we know about the single-parent families in Katy

The average number of homeless families in Katy exceeds the national average, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.

More than 80% of families experiencing homelessness are single-parent families.

National Center on Family Homelessness
Katy ISD

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-parent families, especially single mothers.

Katy ISD Merrill Center
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Katy Cares has expanded our Trauma Informed Therapeutic Program beyond a Residential Program to impact more single-parent families. The new program is called: Ready, Set, Go!

Please join us on this journey as we continue – with your help and support – to impact, to give hope, to council, support, coach, mentor and enable.

Partnerships ensure that more single parents become emotionally, socially, spiritually and financially independent, able and equipped to lead their families.

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