WHO WE ARE
To provide service to those in need, to advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society, and to call all people of goodwill to do the same.
Founded in 1910, Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a zealous goal to end poverty in our 28 county diocese. By meeting the needs of children, families, the elderly, refugees, and immigrants regardless of creed, ethnicity or culture, CCFW is able to serve and give hope to over 110,000 individuals and families in need each year. More than 90 cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to provide services through CCFW's over 40 innovative programs, empowering clients to be self-sufficient.
Our Key Value Drivers
Faith Driven – Service Driven – Forward Driven
On March 17, 1910, a small group of women approached Bishop Edward J. Dunne to petition that he allow them to begin of "a work of mercy." In the 1920's, support for these services came from the women selling handmade crafts at the State Fair of Texas. Later on, Catholic Charities Fort Worth created St. Teresa's home for children, which evolved and expanded as an iconic representation of the work of CCFW. Today, the Assessment Center of Tarrant County, a home for children in collaboration with CPS, carries on this legacy. Catholic Charities Fort Worth has come a long way, now serving over 110,000 people each year through over 40 innovative programs and reaching out to not only children, but also elderly, families, immigrants, and refugees.
Over the past 100 years, CCFW has been hand-picked by the United Way as the coordinating agency for emergency services, has played a pivotal role in functioning as a shelter for children after the FLDS invasion at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, and formed a Disaster Response Team after Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, Catholic Charities celebrated its 100th birthday by moving into the new 84,000 square foot Thornhill Drive campus, which brought all programs of Catholic Charities Fort Worth under the same roof for the first time. Since 1910, we have remained true to the "work of mercy" that these women started so many years ago, and we hope to carry on this mission for years to come.
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