Catholic Charities of Texas Panhandle move to new building in Amarillo to help community

Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 6:20 PM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle is moving into their new building in Northeast Amarillo to better help immigrants and refugees.

Their new building will hold their administration offices to help with refugee resettlement services, citizenship classes, classes to teach immigrants and refugees English as their second language.

They anticipate helping more refugees and immigrants in Northeast Amarillo with this new building.

“While there is people scattered throughout Amarillo that need those services, there is a higher concentration here on the northeast side of town,” said Jeff Gulde, executive director of the Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle. “We’re really making it easier for the people we’re trying to serve to get to us.”

In their new location, they will be able to help these groups fully integrate in the Amarillo community ensuring their success.

They are also providing free transportation to those who need these services, youth mentorship, and support for those who have experienced sex trafficking in our area.

“We have classes that are dual purpose,” said Samantha Moreno, director of education and integration at Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle. “Although they are primarily focused on the resettlement population they also serve just the panhandle in general.”

With their new space and food pantry in their other building, they can now also provide more food services to the community.

“Their new building here will simply allow them to take more food in for us to increase those partnerships to where we can both join in to see how we can help the community together in that increased need,” said Zack Wilson, executive director of the High Plains Food Bank.

They hope to start working out of the building starting next Monday.

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