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									1910 • Centennial • 2010




Programs & Services
         P: 817-534-0814 • F: 817-535-8779
       P.O. Box 15610 • Fort Worth, TX 76119
   249 West Thornhill Drive • Fort Worth, TX 76115
        www.CatholicCharitiesFortWorth.org
           Catholic Charities 101
               To provide service to those in need;
  To advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society;
        And to call all people of good will to do the same.

Total Served in 2009: 111,817 - Equivalent to 1 in 15 persons in Tarrant County

Did You Know?                                           Who We Serve
Catholic Charities has been providing                   We offer over 40 different programs to:
  services since 1910. We now serve all 28                  Care for children
  counties of the Catholic Diocese of Fort
  Worth.                                                    Strengthen families

You do not have to be Catholic to receive                   Welcome the stranger
  services. We provide services to those in
  need because of our faith, not theirs. We             2009 Program Highlights
  have over 250 staff representing over 20              Our Central Intake Department received
  different faith traditions.                             an average of 44 calls a day from families
Catholic Charities is one of eight nationally             seeking help.
  accredited organizations in North                     4,137 individuals received financial stability
  Texas, a testament to the high quality of                services and 59% of those remained
  services provided.                                       current on rent and utilities following
We call upon over 1,400 volunteers                         service.
  annually to help us be the hands of God               Provided safe, loving care to 172 children
  in clothing the naked, caring for the                   who were removed from their homes
  poor, and welcoming the stranger.                       because of abuse/neglect.

Budget                                                  Our HOMES program moved 130 homeless
                                                          individuals into apartments. As of June
2010 Annual Operating Budget of $15.6 Million             2010, 100% remained in their housing.
57%     Government Contracts & Grants                   81% of our refugees who arrived in 2009
37%     Individuals, Corporations &                       have successfully retained their first job.
        Foundation Support                              Our housing properties provided over 400
6%      Program Service Fees                              elderly and disabled individuals with
                                                          safe, affordable housing.
Expenses
                                                        Our Translation and Interpreter Network
>90%    Client Services                                   served 5,241 individuals and offered
<10%    Administrative & Fundraising Costs                services in 71 languages.

     “Catholic Charities knows how to enhance programs to meet the
            ever changing and ongoing needs of the community.”
                          -Kelli Rod, Vice President Community Relations TXU Energy
                 Catholic Charities Wish List for
                 Volunteers & In-Kind Donations

              Download our volunteer application online
For volunteer opportunities, please contact           For in-kind donations, please contact
 volunteer@ccdofw.org or 817-413-3932                 inkind@ccdofw.org or 817-413-3934



Please Volunteer For...
                                                   Please Help
Central Intake
  Provide information and referrals to families    Stock our Shelves With...
  via phone, walk-in, and email. Screen and
  assess their needs and provide them with
  access to services. Training is provided         Hygiene packages including soap,
                                                     shampoo, toothbrush, deodorant, etc.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax
  Assistance)                                      Cleaning supplies including laundry
                                                     and dish detergent, soap, brooms, vacuum
  Prepare or review tax returns, assist clients
                                                     cleaners, etc.
  with paperwork, discuss other available
  services, or greet families. Training is         Baby Items including diapers (premature to
  provided.                                          pull-ups), car seats, cribs, dressers, etc.
Creating Hope Donation Center                      School supplies including notebooks,
  Staff our donation center by stocking shelves,     backpacks, pencils, pens, uniforms, paper,
  filling orders, picking up donations, and          markers, tissues, binders, folders, scissors,
  delivering items. Shifts are available in half     etc.
  or full day increments.
                                                   Beds & mattresses including twin to
Educational Services                                 king size.
  Teach financial literacy, English as a Second
  Language (ESL) and parenting classes. All        Furniture including dining tables and
  necessary materials and training provided.         chairs, couches, lamps, fans, dressers, etc.

Individual & Group Projects                        Kitchen Supplies including dishes,
                                                     silverware, bakeware, pots and pans, etc.
  Mentor a newly-arrived refugee and assist
  them in adjusting to our culture and             Gift cards including grocery stores, Wal-
  community.                                         Mart, Target, gas cards, etc.
  Spend quality time with children to enhance      Linens including bath and kitchen towels,
  their social skills and promote educational        washcloths, sheets, pillow cases, etc.
  growth. Examples are birthday parties and
  outdoor activities.                              Tickets to special events including
                                                     sporting events, the zoo, museums, movie
  Spend quality time with the elderly and
                                                     theaters, productions, theme parks, etc.
  disabled to encourage community and
  reduce isolation. Examples include spending      Paper products including paper towels,
  time with residents, hosting a game night,         toilet paper, tissues, etc.
  performing a musical concert, or hosting
  monthly birthday parties.
                                     Programs
Business Venture Services                            Family Services
Translation and Interpreter Network (TIN)            Clinical Counseling
   Providing translation and interpretation             Providing counseling services for individuals,
   services in over 70 languages 24/7                   couples, families and groups
                                                     Families First
Child Welfare Services                                  Preventing or lowering the risk of child abuse
Assessment Center of Tarrant County (ACT)               and neglect for children in Tarrant County
   Providing assessment and emergency shelter        Hand in Hand
   for children who have been abused or neglected       Providing wrap around services to assist families
                                                        in meeting their child’s mental health needs
International Foster Care
   Providing homes for refugee adolescents and       Healthy Start Initiative
   foster parent training                               Providing case management services to reduce
                                                        infant mortality through health education for
                                                        pregnant and parenting women
Community Services
                                                     Pathways
Disaster Response Services                              Providing case management services to reduce the
   Providing assistance to families affected by         number of African American children in foster care
   disaster
                                                     School-Based Services
Enrollment Solutions                                    Providing behavioral intervention services within
   Providing outreach services to connect families      Fort Worth ISD
   with state resources
Financial Stability                                  Health Services
   Providing financial assistance to promote self-   St. Joseph Health Care Trust
   sufficiency                                          Providing assistance to access basic health care,
Financial Education & Credit Counseling                 prescription assistance, vision services, dental
   Providing financial literacy classes and credit      services, counseling, and health screenings
   counseling to promote self-sufficiency
                                                     Housing
Housing Opportunity Model for
                                                        Providing safe and affordable housing for the
  Empowerment and Stability (HOMES)                     elderly and disabled
   Providing renewed hope, housing, and stability
   for the homeless                                  Casa, Inc. Fort Worth
VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance               Casa II, Inc. / Casa Brendan Stephenville
                                                     Nuestro Hogar, Inc. Arlington
   Providing free income tax assistance to low
   income families                                   Immigration and Refugee
                                                       Services
                                                     Immigration Consultation Services
                                                        Providing legal assistance for those with
                                                        immigration needs
                                                     Refugee Services
                                                        Providing services to help refugees adapt to their
                                                        new country and become self-sufficient, including
                                                        resettlement, English and cultural education, job
                                                        placement, case management and integration into
                                                        public school
                          Central Intake
  Central Intake is the point of entry for individuals and families in need of
  help. Central Intake specialists provide compassionate service by linking
   those in need to agency programs. When needs cannot be met through
   a Catholic Charities program, we link them to appropriate community
 resources. If you or someone you know is in need of services, please contact
       Central Intake at 817-534-0814 or CentralIntake@ccdofw.org.

                      Services by County
       Archer   Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
       Baylor   Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
       Bosque   St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
         Clay   Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
     Comanche   Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
        Cooke   Clinical Counseling, Credit Counseling, Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph
                Health Care Trust, TIN
        Denton Credit Counseling, Enrollment Solutions, Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph
                Health Care Trust, TIN
     Eastland Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
         Erath Credit Counseling, Enrollment Solutions, Homeless Prevention, Elderly &
                Disabled Housing, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
         Foard Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
    Hardeman Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
           Hill St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
          Hood Credit Counseling, Enrollment Solutions, Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph
                Health Care Trust, TIN
           Jack Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
       Johnson Credit Counseling, Enrollment Solutions, Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph
                Health Care Trust, TIN
          Knox Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
    Montague Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
    Palo Pinto Clinical Counseling, Credit Counseling, Enrollment Solutions, Homeless
                Prevention, Hand in Hand, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
        Parker Clinical Counseling, Credit Counseling, Enrollment Solutions, Homeless
                Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
  Shackelford Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
    Somervell Credit Counseling, Enrollment Solutions, Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph
                Health Care Trust, TIN
      Stephens Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
      Tarrant All services provided except Hand in Hand and Enrollment Solutions
Throckmorton Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
       Wichita Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
    Wilbarger Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
           Wise Credit Counseling, Enrollment Solutions, Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph
                Health Care Trust, TIN
         Young Homeless Prevention, St. Joseph Health Care Trust, TIN
                    TIN                               Assessment Center of
    Translation and Interpretation Network              Tarrant County
What We Do: Provide professional on-                What We Do: Provide a diagnostic
  site interpretation and document translation        facility and emergency shelter for children
  services in more than 70 languages.                 between ages 0 and 17 who have been
  Translation and Interpretation Network              removed from their homes by Child
  (TIN) provides services for individuals,            Protective Services due to an experience
  courts, schools, hospitals, corporate entities,     of abuse and/or neglect by their caretaker.
  government offices, non-profit organizations,       Children stay at Catholic Charities 30 to
  and much more. TIN recruits and trains              90 days to assess their health, academic,
  qualified individuals to work as contracted         emotional, social, and behavioral functioning.
  interpreters. TIN also provides training
  to companies that have bilingual staff on         Service Criteria: Children are
  topics of Interpreter Code of Ethics and            referred to the Assessment Center from the
  Professional Interpretation.                        Texas Department of Family and Protective
                                                      Services.
Service Criteria: To serve as an
  interpreter for TIN, a person must take a         Hours of Operation: The
  preliminary language test and successfully          Assessment Center is a 24 hour facility, with
  complete the 32-hour Introduction to                normal business hours from 8:00 am to 5:00
  Community Interpreting.                             pm. Placements are accepted 24 hours a
                                                      day from Texas Department of Family and
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to                        Protective Services.
  5:00 pm; however, customers can call TIN to
  request services 24/7.

Cost: Translation customers are billed
  different rates based on language
  combination, complexity of the subject
  matter, amount of time required to complete
  the assignment, and number of source words.
  Interpretation prices are determined by
  length of appointment, advance notice, and
  language combination.

Contact Information: If you
  are in need of translation or interpretation
  services, please call 817-289-0050.

Additional Info: TIN is a for-profit
  business venture that supports the mission of
  Catholic Charities.




Business Ventures & Child Welfare Services
                         International Foster Care

What We Do: Provide foster care for youth who are refugees, asylees or victims of trafficking.
   The program partners with foster families to provide a safe environment for adolescents (typically
   ages 15-17) who have fled their country due to persecution or the fear of persecution. These
   adolescents have experienced trauma and many are mourning the loss of their loved ones. They
   are provided with a caring family, tutoring, mentoring, independent living skills training, cultural
   activities, legal assistance, mental health services, intensive case management and education/
   ESL classes. Foster families and children are offered case management, cultural education,
   counseling, and 24-hour crisis management/support.

Service Criteria for Children: Children must be referred by the United States
   Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services.
Foster Parent Recruitment:
•	 Applicant(s)	must	be	at	least	25	years	old.		A	copy	of	their	Texas	Driver’s	license,	birth	certificate,	
   or another form of identification must be supplied.
•	 Applicant(s)	may	be	single	or	legally	married.
•	 Applicant(s)	must	have	a	minimum	of	a	GED	certification	or	demonstrate	literacy	in	English.		
•	 Applicant(s)	must	have	a	motor	vehicle	or	means	to	regularly	transport	children	to	various	
   appointments.
•	 Applicant(s)	must	attend	36	hours	of	pre-service	training	classes.		Topics	include	behavior	
   intervention, cultural competency, dealing with loss, child development, and first aid and CPR.
   Most trainings, meetings, and special events are held on evenings and weekends.
•	 A	home	study	and	background	check	will	be	completed	for	all	applicants	and	family	members	
   living in the home.
•	 Fire	and	environmental	inspections	are	required.	
•	 Foster	parents	receive	a	reimbursement	at	the	end	of	each	month	to	help	assist	with	caring	for	the	
   children in their home.
•	 Priority	is	given	to	licensed	foster	parents	who	have	the	same	ethnic,	cultural,	and/or	language	
   background as the children being placed.

Contact Information: If interested in learning about becoming a foster parent, please
   call 817-289-3889.




                                                                       Child Welfare Services
       Disaster Response
                                                        Enrollment Solutions
            Services
What We Do: Catholic Charities works                  What We Do: Provide community
   with community partners through local                 outreach and individual assistance to families
   Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster            about Children’s Health Insurance Program
   (VOADs) to assist individuals and families            (CHIP), CHIP Perinatal, Medicaid, Children’s
   impacted by disaster. Catholic Charities’             Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
   primary role is in the long term recovery             Program (SNAP formerly Food Stamps),
   phase of disaster. Long-term recovery                 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
   case management services are provided to              (TANF) and long-term care services.
   individuals and families to assist them in
   developing and implementing recovery plans         Service Criteria:
   to stabilize their households. In addition,        •		 This	program	offers	services	to	residents	of	
   Catholic Charities provides financial                  Denton, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto,
   assistance for basic needs following a disaster.       Parker, Somervell, and Wise county.
Service Criteria:                                     •		 All	interested	individuals	and	families	
                                                          residing in these counties are welcome to
•		 Must	be	able	to	verify	disaster	victim	status
                                                          attend outreach events to learn more about
•		 Must	apply	for	relevant	federal	and	local	aid	        services available and receive application
                                                          assistance.
•		 Must	provide	pre-	and	post-disaster	address	
    information
•		 Must	be	willing	to	follow	case	management	
    service plans




Community Services
                                  Financial Stability

What We Do:                                            What We Do:
   Homeless Prevention: Provide                          Career Counseling: Provides
   financial assistance for rent, utilities, and         information and skills that enable individuals
   deposits. After receiving financial assistance,       to move from a survival job to a career
   clients are strongly encouraged to complete a         path through assessment, job search
   financial education class and may be eligible         assistance, skills training, job placement
   to access credit counseling.                          and advancement opportunities. Career
                                                         counseling also works closely with local
   Credit Counseling: Provide                            employers to identify staffing needs in the
   services that allow for evaluation of one’s           community.
   current financial situation, in-depth
   budgeting, and creation of a personal road            Financial education: Provides
   map for guidance to a healthier financial life.       group and individual sessions that enable
                                                         individuals and families to manage their
Service Criteria:                                        financial resources wisely, create positive
•		 Sudden/unexpected	loss	of	income	                    relationships with financial institutions,
                                                         and make informed decisions regarding
•		 Under	200%	of	poverty	level                          their personal finances. Financial education
                                                         classes address topics such as budgeting,
Locations:                                               taxes, credit, financial institutions, and
•		 Homeless	Prevention	is	offered	in:	Archer,	          insurance.
    Baylor, Clay, Comanche, Cooke, Denton,
    Eastland, Erath, Foard, Hardeman, Hood,              VITA (Volunteer Income Tax
    Jack, Johnson, Knox, Montague, Palo Pinto,           Assistance) Free tax preparation is provided
    Parker, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens,            throughout Tarrant County at IRS-certified
    Tarrant, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger,           sites, focusing on beneficial tax credits
    Wise, and Young county. When calling to              available to households and linking tax
    inquire about services, eligible clients will be     payers to services that help increase financial
    directed to the nearest service location.            stability.
•		 Credit	Counseling	is	offered	in:	Cooke,	           Service Criteria: Households must
    Denton, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto,            earn below $50,000 (regardless of household
    Parker, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise                  size) and live or work in Tarrant County.
    Counties. By appointment only. Time and
    location varies.                                   Locations:      Services are provided
                                                         throughout Tarrant County. Weekday, night,
                                                         and weekend times are available.




                                                                         Community Services
                                          HOMES
                  Housing Opportunity Model for Empowerment and Stabilization


What We Do:                                            S.O.S. Team (Street
  HOMES I: Provide intensive case                      Outreach Services): Provide
                                                       outreach services, case management,
  management services and motivational
                                                       and material assistance to individuals
  counseling to chronic and vulnerable
                                                       and families that are living in places not
  homeless individuals and families. These
                                                       meant for human habitation in the City
  services provide support and connections
                                                       of Fort Worth. Such locations include:
  to resources that will enable individuals to
                                                       encampments, under bridges, on the street,
  successfully reintegrate into housing and gain
                                                       in abandoned buildings, and in automobiles.
  self-sufficiency. HOMES I is a strategy of the
                                                       Services include assisting individuals to
  10 Year Homeless Plan-Directions Home:
                                                       obtain housing, access mainstream benefits,
  Making Homelessness Rare, Short-Term, and
                                                       medical services, mental health services, and
  Non-Recurring in Fort Worth, TX within 10
                                                       substance abuse treatment.
  Years.

  HOMES II: Provide rapid rehousing                Service Criteria:
  services to non-chronic homeless individuals         HOMES I: Referrals for Homes I
  and families who have had a loss of income           are provided by the Fort Worth Housing
  as well as homeless individuals that have            Authority.
  recently been released from incarceration
  (prisoner reentry). Services offered by              HOMES II:
  this program include: financial assistance,
  housing location, and case management            	   •	 Must	be	residing	in	an	emergency	shelter	
  services.                                            or a place not meant for human habitation in
                                                       the City of Fort Worth
                                                   	   •	 Must	be	below	50%	of	the	Area	Median	
                                                       Income

                                                       S.O.S. Team: This program offers
                                                       services to any unsheltered homeless
                                                       individuals residing in the City of Fort Worth.




                             Clinical Counseling

What We Do: Provide counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families
  and groups. Therapeutic services include: anger management training, marital therapy, family
  therapy, play therapy, grief and bereavement, victims and perpetrators of domestic violence,
  sexual abuse victims, substance abuse counseling, severe behavioral issues, parenting issues,
  and diagnosed mental health issues. Counseling services are also offered through therapeutic
  workshops and group counseling.

Service Criteria: Clinical Counseling is open to all interested individuals and families.
Cost for service: Operates on a sliding scale fee, which will be determined when services
  are requested. Medicaid is accepted, but most private insurance is not.



Community Services & Family Services
          Families First                                        Hand in Hand

What We Do: Conduct assessments and                   What We Do: Provide intensive case
  parenting intervention using evidence-based           coordination that includes a team of family
  curriculum for parents who are at-risk of             members, professionals and other individuals
  becoming involved with Child Protective               who provide formal and informal support for
  Services or families that wish to strengthen          the child and their family.
  their parenting skills and relationships
  with their children. Services include parent        Service Criteria: Must have a child
  education (groups and individual), in-                in the home age 0 to 6 at imminent risk of a
  home intervention, resource development,              mental health diagnosis and reside in Palo
  community referrals, child care during group          Pinto County.
  parenting sessions and limited transportation
  to group sessions. Bilingual staff and
  curriculum.

Service Criteria: Must be pregnant
  or have a child in the home 18 months to 12
  years of age and reside in Tarrant County.




Healthy Start Initiative                                            Pathways

What We Do: Seek to reduce infant                     What We Do: Work with African
  mortality, defined as the high risk of death          American parents and kinship guardians who
  within the first year of a child’s life. Services     have been referred by the Texas Department
  include outreach, case management, health             of Family and Protective Services with the
  education, and vital transportation to                purpose of maintaining permanent kinship
  pregnant women who are at the highest                 placement. The parenting classes offer skill
  risk for premature births, birth defects or           building and parenting strategies through the
  delivering low birth-weight infants.                  use of African proverbs to teach parents and
                                                        caregivers to raise and encourage children to
Service Criteria: Must be pregnant                      reach their full potential, prevent drug abuse,
  or a man/woman parenting a child 0-2 years            utilize appropriate discipline techniques, and
  of age and living in the one of the following         build positive self esteem while increasing
  zipcodes: 76010, 76013, 76040, 76053, 76104,          cultural connection and awareness.
  76105, 76107, 76111, 76112, 76119, and
  76148.                                              Service Criteria: Individuals and
                                                        families must be referred by the Texas
                                                        Department of Family and Protective
                                                        Services and reside in the following zipcodes:
                                                        76103, 76104, 76105, 76112 and 76119.




                                                                                Family Services
  School Based Services                                           Casa, Inc.

What We Do: Provide classroom case                  What We Do: Provide a housing facility
   management, behavior intervention and              located in the cultural district of Fort
   family support services to elementry-aged          Worth for low-income elderly and disabled/
   students within Fort Worth ISD Behavior            handicapped persons. Catholic Charities
   Improvement Classrooms (BIC).                      housing facilities are affordable subsidized
                                                      communities.
Service Criteria: Children must
   be enrolled in a Fort Worth ISD Behavior         Service Criteria: Must be 18 years
   Improvement Class.                                 of age or older for disabled/handicapped
                                                      or 62 years of age or older for the elderly.
                                                      Each resident must be able to function self-
                                                      sufficently, both physically and mentally.
                                                    Location: 3201 Sondra Drive, Fort Worth,
                                                      Texas 76107. Office hours 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
                                                    Cost: Monthly rent is based on 30% of the
                                                      resident’s annual adjusted gross income as
                                                      described by Department of HUD guidelines.

                                                    Additional Info: One and two
                                                      bedroom units are available, carpeting and
                                                      tile throughout, utilities (water & electric)
                                                      included in rent, cable ready, emergency pull
                                                      cord system in all apartments, range and
                                                      refrigerator provided, individual heating and
                                                      air conditioning, 24 hour on call maintenance
  St. Joseph Health Care                              and after hours security.
           Trust                                      Facility includes community center, library,
                                                      handicap parking, residential parking,
                                                      professionally landscaped grounds, handicap
What We Do: Partner with parishes                     accessible units, laundry facilities on each
   and community based organizations to               floor, personal locked mailboxes and are pet
   offer medical services including health            friendly. Senior Citizen Service provides
   education, outreach, preventative health           two meals a day for those participating in the
   care, health fairs, mammography, flu clinics,      program and Meals on Wheels are available
   pharmaceutical assistance, vision services,        for those eligible for services. The facility has
   dental services, and direct medical assistance     a staff social case manager to help facilitate
   for low income, uninsured or under insured         the needs of the residents.
   individuals and families.
                                                      Catholic Charities does business in
Service Criteria: This program offers                 accordance with the Federal Fair Housing
   services to low income uninsured and under         Laws. Catholic Charities does not
   insured individuals and families residing in       discriminate against any person because of
   one of the 28 counties of the Diocese of Fort      race, color, religion, sex, handicap, household
   Worth.                                             status,or national origin.

Cost: There is a fee for dental services.           Contact information: If
   Clients may be asked to contribute to the          interested in learning more about this
   cost of purchased services.                        housing opportunity, please call
                                                      817-332-7276 or fax 817-877-0497.

Family Services & Health Services & Housing
          Casa II, Inc. /
                                                          Nuestro Hogar, Inc.
          Casa Brendan
What We Do: Provide housing facilities for low-income elderly and disabled/handicapped
  persons. Catholic Charities housing facilities are affordable subsidized communities.
Service Criteria: Must be 18 years of age or older for disabled/handicapped or 62 years of
  age or older for the elderly. Each resident must be able to function self-sufficently, both physically
  and mentally.

Location: 1300 Hyman Street,                         Location: 709 Magnolia Street, Arlington,
  Stephenville, Texas 76401. Office Hours               Texas 76012. Office hours 8:30 am-5:00 pm.
  8:00 am-4:30 pm.
                                                     Cost: Monthly rent is based on 30% of the
Cost: Monthly rent is based on 30% of the               resident’s annual adjusted gross income as
  resident’s annual adjusted gross income as            described by Department of HUD guidelines.
  described by Department of HUD guidelines.
                                                     Additional Info: Efficiencies and one
Additional Info: Efficiencies and one                   bedroom units are available, carpeting and
  bedroom units are available, tile throughout,         tile throughout, utility allowance given for
  utility allowance given for those who qualify,        those who qualify, cable ready, emergency
  water provided for each unit, cable ready             pull cord system in all apartments, range and
  with negotiated lower rate, emergency pull            refrigerator provided, individual heating and
  cord system in all apartments, range and              air conditioning, 24 hour on call maintenance
  refrigerator provided, individual central             and after hours security.
  heating and air conditioning, 24 hour on call         Facility includes community center, library,
  maintenance and after hours security patrol.          handicap parking, residential parking,
  Facility includes community center, library,          professionally landscaped grounds, handicap
  disabled/handicap parking, residential                accessible units, laundry facilities on site,
  parking, professionally landscaped grounds,           personal locked mailboxes and are pet
  handicap accessible units, 2 laundry facilities,      friendly. Meals on Wheels are available for
  personal locked mailboxes and are pet                 those eligible for services.
  friendly (1 per unit less than 20 pounds).            Catholic Charities does business in
  Catholic Charities does business in                   accordance with the Federal Fair Housing
  accordance with the Federal Fair Housing              Laws. Catholic Charities does not
  Laws. Catholic Charities does not                     discriminate against any person because of
  discriminate against any person because of            race, color, religion, sex, handicap, household
  race, color, religion, sex, handicap, household       status,or national origin.
  status,or national origin.
                                                     Contact information: If interested
Contact information: If                                 in learning more about this housing
  interested in learning more about this                opportunity, please call 817-261-0608 or fax
  housing opportunity, please call 254-965-             817-861-6178.
  6964 or fax 254-968-3072.




                   Catholic Charities provides Equal Opportunity Housing


                                                                                           Housing
                Immigration Consultation Services

What We Do: Provide legal assistance to individuals who are eligible to apply for immigration
   status. Our goal is to reunify families through the practice of family-based immigration law. Our
   services include personal consultations, application preparation, and representation in matters of
   petition of alien relatives, adjustment of status, consular processes, naturalization, work permits,
   Temporary Protected Status, visa renewal, and other related areas of family-based immigration
   and humanitarian relief. Catholic Charities does not handle deportation cases.
Service Criteria:
•	 Consultation	services	are	available	to	any	individual	or	family.		
•	 Case	management	services	are	only	available	to	individuals	or	families	who	are	eligible	for	
   immigration status.
Hours of Operation: Office hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Cost:
•	 There	is	a	$30	consultation	fee.		
•	 For	case	management	services	other	fees	may	apply	depending	on	the	type	of	case	and	the	
   number of beneficiaries. All costs are explained during the first consultation.
Additional Info: Since 1983 Catholic Charities has been recognized by the Board of
   Immigration Appeals. In addition, we have an attorney and other accredited professionals on
   staff.




Immigration & Refugee Services
                                Refugee Services

What We Do:                                          Refugee Case Management:
 Reception and Placement:                            Provide cash assistance and/or case
 Assist refugees who have been forced to             management to eligible refugees, asylees,
 leave their homeland because of persecution         and victims of trafficking. We help
 based on race, religion, or political               employable clients move toward economic
 affiliation, or have been forced into a form        self-sufficiency with short-term financial
 of modern-day slavery. We help refugees,            assistance and case management as
 asylees, and victims of trafficking achieve         needed. We provide elderly or disabled
 self-sufficiency by providing appropriate           clients with ongoing help in accessing
 housing, furnishings, cash assistance, cultural     health care, housing and other basic needs.
 orientation, case management, and access to         We help older refugees prepare to become
 basic social services.                              US citizens.

 Refugee Educational
 Services: Provide educational services              Anti-Trafficking
 to promote self-sufficiency for eligible            Services: Provide comprehensive
 refugees, asylees and victims of trafficking.       case management to survivors of human
 Services include English as a Second                trafficking and family derivatives. To
 Language, Cultural Orientation and Civics           receive services, individuals must be a
 classes. Classes are located in neighborhoods       foreign national victim and must meet
 throughout Tarrant County.                          the federal definition of a victim of a
                                                     severe form of trafficking as defined in
 Refugee Match Grant: Provide                        the Victims of Trafficking and Violence
 a holistic approach to early economic self-         Protection Act or have derivative status.
 sufficiency for eligible refugees, asylees,         Individuals may be eligible for this
 and victims of trafficking. The program             program without having yet received
 incorporates a balance of employment                certification of trafficking status; in
 services, case management, financial                this case, an initial screening will be
 assistance, and community involvement               conducted to verify that a client meets the
 to encourage self-sufficiency through               eligibility requirements for the program
 employment and to preclude accessing public         and is willing to work toward receiving
 cash assistance. Clients are enrolled during        certification status.
 the first 31 days of eligibility and services
 generally continue until clients reach their        Refugee School Impact
 180th day of eligibility.                           Program: Provide services for
                                                     refugee children and their families to
 Refugee Employment                                  promote effective integration, education,
 Services: Work closely with employers               and a successful transition to the U.S.
 to identify and meet company staffing needs         Public School System. These goals
 and develop job opportunities for refugees,         are achieved through tutoring, parent
 asylees and victims of trafficking who              education, teacher trainings, group/
 possess specialized skills, experiences, and        individual counseling, client intervention
 work histories. We provide employment               (school related problem resolution) and
 assessment, job orientation classes and             education assistance.
 vocational training for refugees. Job search
 assistance, referrals and placement are also      Service Criteria: Individuals and/
 available. This program also provides case          or families must have documentation
 management for refugees 60 years of age and         proving refugee, asylee, or victim of
 older.                                              trafficking status.


                                                    Immigration & Refugee Services
          Your donations are always appreciated.
Please remember Catholic Charities in your estate planning.
             Donations are tax-deductible.

   Catholic Charities is a non-profit 501 (c)3, faith-based
 community organization. We serve those in need regardless
          of race, religion, disability or ethnicity.




Catholic Charities is committed to excellence in programs and services.
 For more information on our performance and quality improvement
                    process, please visit our website.

www.CatholicCharitiesFortWorth.org

								
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