PROGRESS AGAINST POVERTY
Our Vision is to end poverty, one family at a time.
Over our 110-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 2019.
Empowering low-income and non-traditional college students working towards a stable future
Through Stay the Course® …
Students persisted in school
Completed an associates degree
Through Rural Vocations …
Students were supported
Filling a need in our community and increasing our sustainability through our four social enterprises
Our Translation and Interpretation Network (TIN) employed 400 individuals and paid almost $1,865,000 in wages.
Our Immigration Services helped 928 individuals begin their citizenship or green card process and taught 312 ESL civics students.
individuals began citizenship
Our Dental Clinic provided 6,630 procedures resulting in $656,865 in savings for our patients.
dental procedures performed
Our Transportation Services provided 73,057 trips to help individuals maintain employment or get to crucial medical appointments.
Supporting individuals and families through a wide-breadth of poverty-ending solutions
VITA reached a milestone of 250 volunteer hours providing low-income individuals tax-return help bringing $3,129,583 in refunds to our community.
The Gabriel Project served 397 new or soon-to-be moms and enrolled 136 new clients.
The Northwest Campus engaged 56 clients in out-of-poverty solutions through Community Connections.
clients out of poverty
More than 200 families left poverty behind for good.
families out of poverty
Our agency has served thousands across our 28-county diocese this year, including our ongoing response to the effects of COVID-19. Here is just a snapshot of clients served by our programs in 2020:
6,320 served by 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
676 students served by our community college persistence program, Stay the Course.
students served by Stay the Course
439 served by our Short-Term Case Management Service, 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 Case Management
Despite the pandemic, 103 clients reached out-of-poverty and 332 clients achieved a living wage.
families out of poverty
Can You Help Now?
Can you donate now to help us step into 2021 with strength and resilience?
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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