110 Years of Service and We're Just Getting Started!
March 17 will be the 110th birthday of Catholic Charities Fort Worth! We got our start when a small group of women attended the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. They went with a common purpose — to petition Bishop Edward Dunne to allow them to begin a “work of mercy.” Dedicated to the well being of their community, these women saw the needs of the poor and the suffering and took it upon themselves to be a voice for the voiceless.
110 Years of Ending Poverty
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.
And We Have Reasons to Celebrate!
In 2019 alone…
We expanded our community college persistence program, Stay the Course. Our evidence-based model was replicated on three more campuses across the country. We’re now serving 750 students on their path out of poverty!
We provided nearly 80,000 door-to-door rides through our Transportation Services. These rides help our clients seek and maintain employment, attend school, get to crucial medical appointments, and more.
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/built a savings account, and are free of government assistance. That is a ripple effect impacting the entire community.
A Birthday Request
We are hoping to raise $110,000 for our 110 year birthday. If 500 people give $110 through the Stand Together match, we will meet our goal! Can you give now so we can help more individuals and families rise above poverty and reach their bigger, brighter future?