Social enterprise is about maximizing social impact.
Each business has an agenda: to use its products, services and employment opportunities to directly address an issue and help those affected.
The unique success we’ve seen in our social enterprises provides CCFW with unrestricted funds that empower us to take action when we identify an unmet need in our community.
At Catholic Charities Fort Worth, we know how to utilize the power of the marketplace to propel our mission. We know how to use our business savvy to elevate the common good. And we know how to take action.
Weaving together human touch and technology.
Translation and Interpretation Network (TIN) is designed to bridge the language gap and provide opportunities to immigrants and refugees. TIN is the leading provider of translation and interpretation services in DFW, and has proven success for our clients since its inception in 1999. Composed of a linguistically and culturally diverse staff, TIN makes it easier for those in need to access health care, immigration and social services, education, and legal support.
Visit the TIN website to learn more
Transportation is about more than just getting from point A to B.
Lack of transportation is one of the largest barriers to employment and the leading cause of missed and delayed healthcare. We decided to do something about it and began our Transportation Program in 2011 with four vehicles and a vision. Now we have a fleet of vehicles and provided nearly 83,000 trips in 2014 alone. Our Transportation Program provides demand responsive services to those who need transportation outside of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (The T) service area or outside of their hours of operation. Catholic Charities Fort Worth provides services to meet the variety of mobility needs our clients have.
Transportation services are provided in partnership with TRN to CCFW clients and partner agencies for employment, medical appointments, and public benefit office visits, and operates on Saturdays for employment purposes only.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us provide transportation service to those in need or assist with base operations. If you want to get involved, please email email@example.com.
One is six Texans is an immigrant.
With a focus on family reunification, our Immigration Services is a fee for service department that provides legal assistance including personal consultations, application preparation and filing, and legal representation in the areas of family-based immigration, humanitarian relief, and citizenship services, including ESL/Civics classes.
We believe our immigration services respond to one simple Gospel call: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Mt. 25:35)
Fashion with a Purpose.
WORN is where high fashion accessories are combined with a socially conscious mission. Each WORN product is hand-knit in the USA by our knitters. WORN’s purpose is to provide employment for refugee women by utilizing the traditional skill of knitting. It empowers these women to rise above poverty and the war-torn world they left behind to provide better lives for themselves and their families.
Visit the WORN website and get to know the knitters, buy an accessory, and change a life.