THE IMPACT

PROGRESS AGAINST POVERTY

Our Vision is to end poverty, one family at a time.

Over our 111-year history, we have continually refined our services. As the world evolves, our clients’ needs evolve. We evolve with them. Here are just a few of the ways we were able to positively impact our community in 2020.

Empowering low-income and non-traditional college students working towards a stable future

 

Through Stay the Course® …

Students were served

students earned a degree/credential or were accepted into a 4-year university

Through Rural Vocation…

Students were supported

Students graduated or successfully transferred

Filling a need in our community and increasing our sustainability through our three social enterprises

Our Immigration Services team served 2,753 individuals.

received immigration services

Our Dental Clinic provided 4,968 procedures for our patients.

dental procedures performed

Our Transportation Services provided 55,000 trips to help individuals maintain employment or get to crucial medical appointments.

rides provided

Supporting individuals and families through a wide breadth of poverty-ending solutions

VITA volunteers provided low-income individuals tax-return help completing 1,029 returns bringing $2,411,113 in refunds to our community.

tax returns

The Gabriel Project served 311 new or soon-to-be moms and provided $31,000 of financial help and distributed more than $72,000 worth of baby items.

mothers served

The Northwest Campus engaged 166 clients in out-of-poverty solutions through Community Connections.

clients on the path out of poverty

More than 127 families reached significant financial stability milestones.

families on the path out of poverty

Read more about our 2020 success in our annual report here.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Our agency served thousands across our 28-county diocese this past year, including our ongoing response to the effects of COVID-19. Here is just a snapshot of our pandemic response:

We created our Community Care Call Center which assists individuals and families in crisis with rent, utility, and other financial aid and provides referrals to other CCFW programs and partners.

served by our Community Care Call Center

We partnered with other social service groups to identify, solve for and meet the larger needs of our community. One example is our partnership with Tarrant County and the Tarrant Area Food Bank to deliver nearly 37,000 shelf-stable food kits and frozen meals to seniors in need.

food kits and frozen meals delivered

519 served by our Short-Term Stabilization Program, which helps individuals and families navigate obstacles (such as job loss, childcare issues, school and degree completion barriers, transportation gaps, and technology needs) with strategic, flexible financial assistance.

served by Short-Term Stabilization

Most remarkably, we witnessed 127 families reach out-of-poverty status in 2020, surpassing our goal of helping 121 families leave poverty behind for good. This was an incredible achievement for our program staff and clients, considering the state of the world.

families out of poverty

Can You Help Now?

Can you donate now to help us continue these life-changing services?

As we learned in 2020, circumstances change unexpectedly, but what matters is our ability to pivot and meet the needs of our community no matter what.

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