We take poverty personally.
At Catholic Charities Fort Worth we have seen years of success working to help those affected by poverty. We have been able to grow our services, expand our reach, and improve the lives of our clients.
“Accompanying on its own is not enough. It is not enough to offer someone a sandwich unless it is accompanied by the possibility of learning how to stand on one’s own two feet. Charity that leaves the poor person as he is, is not sufficient. True mercy, the mercy God gives to us and teaches us, demands justice, it demands that the poor find the way to be poor no longer. It asks — and it asks us, the Church, us, the City of Rome, it asks the institutions — to ensure that no one ever again stand in need of a soup-kitchen, of makeshift lodgings, of a service of legal assistance in order to have his legitimate right recognized to live and to work, to be fully a person.”
Holistic solutions mean recognizing the human dignity of each individual and structuring services that emphasize self-worth. We’re not interested in a mere transactional relationship. We want to transform lives.