Why We’ll Never Know Enough.
We have learned a lot about poverty since we began serving the community, nearly 112 years ago. One of the most important things we have learned is the value of our own self-awareness as an organization and the fact that, though we will never know enough about poverty, we must never stop learning.
January is Poverty Awareness Month. It is a fitting time of year to reflect on what we know about poverty and how our insights and experiences influence our approach as an agency. Check out our most recent blog post below to learn about three key lessons that guide everything we do!
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Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) is a learning organization that believes every person should have the opportunity to live their best life, free from poverty. Founded in 1910, CCFW works every day to make this vision a reality, serving tens of thousands of people in North Texas, and across the nation, each year. CCFW is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and reflects these values through our client-centered approach and commitment to ensuring our practices meaningfully impact the lives of those we serve.
We strategically challenge the way poverty is addressed nationwide by creating solutions to meet the evolving needs of our community, eradicating the barriers keeping people in poverty, and transforming the narrative around poverty through advocacy and collaboration. To learn more about our unique approach, register for one of our virtual KNOW Poverty Hours here.
Our Mission is to provide service to those in need, to advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society, and to call all people of good will to do the same.
We Need to Know. Not Assume.
Learn more about our commitment to research and evaluation.
Creating Lasting Impact.
See the ways we have been able to impact the lives of those we serve and our community.
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We serve tens of thousands of individuals and families in our 28-county diocese each year.
WE CREATE LASTING IMPACT
We measure success by end-goal impact, but we recognize the end goal looks different for each client.
That’s why we have developed a multidimensional framework to capture the complexity of poverty and better tailor our services to clients’ needs. These are our Out of Poverty Pathways:
IN THE NEWS
“This is the day the Lord has made,” Plumlee said. “Let us rejoice and be glad in it. I’m excited to show you what you can expect out of our anchor site here in the northeast. For five years, CCFW and Good Shepherd Catholic Community have worked together to realize...
Marquita Solomon was worried about how to pay her rent after she was laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Solomon, 38, had trouble getting unemployment benefits and then had to stay home to help the oldest of her two children with virtual schooling. It was a...
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — For more than 100 years Catholic Charities Fort Worth has been empowering low-income families and non-traditional college students to work toward a stable future. One client is sharing her first-hand experience to urge community members to...
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“To get through school, to secure something for my family to have a brighter future, I see that starting with me,” she said. “I can see myself having a steady job even with my associate’s.” Photo: Amanda McCoy / Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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