What does it mean to be truly out of poverty? What is the most effective way to get there? For the last five years, we have looked at these questions through in-depth, person-centered research and evaluation. We have walked with our clients and learned from their unique experiences, their resilience and strength. 

We are taking on a more multidimensional view, reflecting our commitment to truly know poverty and provide the most effective solutions possible.

Our insights have led us to an exciting new direction for our out-of-poverty vision. Learn more below!

NEW Texas Rent Relief Program!

Launching Monday, February 15

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs announced this week a new rent and utilities relief program to provide $1 billion of assistance to families in need as a result of COVID-19! The Texas Rent Relief Program launches Monday, February 15 at 8 AM (CST). You can apply online at TexasRentRelief.com or by phone at 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368). Phone has multiple language options. The program can help renters with bills as far back as March 13, 2020.

Applicants do NOT need to apply through CCFW! The only way to apply is through TDHCA, either online or by phone. Visit their website in advance to prepare to apply on Monday at 8 AM!

¡El Departamento de Vivienda y Asuntos Comunitarios de Texas anunció esta semana un nuevo programa de alivio de renta y servicios públicos para proporcionar one mil millones de asistencia a las familias necesitadas como resultado de COVID-19! El Texas Rent Relief Program se lanza el lunes 15 de febrero a las 8 AM (CST). Puede solicitar en línea en TexasRentRelief.com o por teléfono al 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368). El teléfono tiene varias opciones de idioma. El programa puede ayudar a los inquilinos con cuentas desde el 13 de marzo de 2020. ¡Los solicitantes NO necesitan solicitar a través de CCFW! La única manera de aplicar es a través de TDHCA, ya sea en línea o por teléfono. ¡Visita TexasRentRelief.com con antelación para prepararte para aplicar el lunes a las 8 AM!


Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) is a learning organization that ends poverty by creating solutions, eradicating barriers, and transforming the conversation around poverty. Founded in 1910, CCFW holds true to its Catholic roots while continually evolving and refining services to better benefit those we serve.

We strategically challenge the way poverty is addressed nationwide by scrupulously testing the effectiveness of our own case management methods through research partnerships, exporting our known-solutions to other non-profits, and serving as a resource for what works on a local, state, and national-level. We invite you to come and check out our nonprofit 2.0 approach.

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.

Join Us for KNOW Poverty

Sign up for a virtual KNOW Poverty Hour for a behind-the-scenes look at how we are ending poverty, one family at a time.


We serve tens of thousands of individuals and families in our 28-county diocese each year.


In 2019, more than 200 families left poverty behind for good through our services.
That’s 200 families who:

Earn Living Wages

Have No Inappropriate Debt

Have Demonstrated Savings Behaviors And Have Established A Savings Account

Are Free Of Government Assistance.

Most importantly, that’s 200 families living the bigger, brighter future they deserve.



A Clearer Path Out of Poverty

A Clearer Path Out of Poverty

Check out our feature on the University of Notre Dame's website, a story about our Padua program and research partnership with the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities. Read more here!

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Free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites

Free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites

In partnership with the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, we are providing free rides to individuals in need of transportation to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments! To see if you qualify, call our Transportation Services team at (817) 336-8714.  Read more...

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COVID-19 Study

COVID-19 Study

UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources are looking for participants for a study about COVID-19 in Dallas and Tarrant counties! The DFW COVID-19 Prevalence Study aims to understand better how the virus is spreading in our community and why it disproportionately...

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CCFW Receives 2020 Community Partner of the Year Award

CCFW Receives 2020 Community Partner of the Year Award

Catholic Charities Fort Worth is honored to receive Tarrant County College Northwest Campus’ 2020 Community Partner of the Year award.  Our shared commitment to helping Tarrant County community college students reach their educational goals and thrive is the...

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Adhikari receives Immigrant Journey Awards in Texas

Adhikari receives Immigrant Journey Awards in Texas

Sudip Adhikari, a program specialist at the Catholic Charities Fort Worth, TX has been presented with the Immigrant Journey Awards for the year 2020. The award was presented by Badmus & Associates, an immigration law firm based in Dallas, TX. Adhikari was also...

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