WHO WE ARE

Client-Led. Outcome-Driven. Research-Backed

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.

Who We Are: More than a century of service

We got our start in 1910 when a small group of women attended the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. They went united by a purpose — to petition Bishop Edward Dunne to allow them to begin a “work of mercy.” This is who we are. Dedicated to the well-being of their community, these women saw the needs and pains of the poor and took it upon themselves to be a voice for the voiceless. In the 1920’s, the women supported these services by 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. As times changed, so did the needs of the community and CCFW responded by adding refugee and immigration services, disaster response, and more social services, becoming one of the largest providers in the area. In 2010, Catholic Charities celebrated its 100th birthday by moving into a new 84,000 square foot building – our Thornhill Drive campus. Since 2005 we have stayed busy expanding our reach to include three additional campuses, investing in research, creating out-of-the-box solutions, starting several successful social enterprises, and increasing our presence on the national stage.

Throughout our 110 years, we have remained in-tune with the needs of the community and have continually evolved to answer those needs. What began as a small group of dedicated women doing whatever they could to help families survive has become an organization that empowers families to thrive.

We are Catholic Charities Fort Worth

WE ARE CLIENT-LED

We are guided by Catholic Social Teaching which calls us to recognize the inherent value of every person. That’s why we respect and uphold the dignity of each individual and family we serve, honoring their unique needs, struggles, strengths, barriers, and goals for the future.

WE ARE OUTCOME-DRIVEN

We take a holistic, long-term approach partnering with our clients to transform their lives for good. We want the lives of those we serve to be meaningfully and sustainably better.

WE ARE RESEARCH-BACKED

We don’t want to assume. We want to know our programs/services are the most effective method for our clients. That’s why we partner with third-party researchers as well as conduct ongoing evaluation of our practices with our own internal Research and Evaluation Team.

We partner with our clients to meaningfully change their lives through research-backed services designed to empower our clients to overcome poverty and deliver lasting impact.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR MISSION?

Though we are guided by our Catholic faith, you do not have to be Catholic to receive services or join our team. No matter your spiritual path, we are here for you!

“An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better than we found it.”
—Pope Francis

CONTACT

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

FOLLOW US

Newsletter