A Work Of Mercy
At Catholic Charities Fort Worth, we create research-backed solutions to end poverty and transform lives. Founded in 1910, CCFW serves tens of thousands of people in North Texas, and across the nation, each year.
The beginning of our more than 100-year history was simple. A small group of women went to St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth to petition then-Bishop Edward J. Dunne to begin a “work of mercy.” They wanted to help the poor and vulnerable in their community, in any way they could. Sometimes that meant only being able to offer families a dollar or two. It wasn’t much, but it enabled families to put food on their tables and hope in their hearts.
From these humble beginnings, we’ve evolved into the research-backed, poverty-ending powerhouse we are today.
Through our five Out of Poverty Pathways, we’ve helped more than 20,000 of our friends and neighbors in need leave poverty behind, for good.
198 students earned an educational credential in 2022.
Emotional Resiliency Pathway
Preliminary research shows clients experienced a 17% increase in key components of emotional resiliency.
77% of clients obtained employment at $15/hr. or higher.
Financial Resiliency Pathway
More than 180 clients achieved measurable milestones such as increasing savings, increasing discretionary income and reducing debt-to-income ratio.
Resource Stability Pathway
Nearly 3,600 clients served through relief programs in 2022.
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.