Casa Juan Diego was founded in 1980, following the Catholic Worker model of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, to serve immigrants and refugees and the poor. From one small house it has grown to ten houses. Casa Juan Diego publishes a newspaper, the Houston Catholic Worker, six times a year to share the values of the Catholic Worker movement and the stories of the immigrants and refugees uprooted by the realities of the global economy.
- Central office for donations of food or clothing: 4818 Rose, Houston,
TX 77007. To send a check or correspondence: P. O. Box 70113, Houston, TX 77270.
- Women’s House of Hospitality: Hospitality and services for immigrant women and children, especially serving pregnant or physically battered women and their children or those whose husbands have been deported.
- Assistance to paralyzed or seriously ill immigrants living in the community.
- Padre Jack Davis Men’s House: Hospitality for immigrant men new to the country.
- Casa Don Bosco for sick and wounded men.
- English classes for guests of the houses.
- Casa Maria Social Service Center and Medical Clinic, 6101 Edgemoor 77081; food is distributed at Holy Ghost Church at Chimney Rock and Bellaire on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
- Casa Juan Diego Medical Clinic.
- Food Center: 4818 Rose 77007 (Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m.) serves 300 people each week.
- Liturgy in Spanish Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Funding: Casa Juan Diego is funded by voluntary contributions.