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Children’s Services helps grandmother meet grandchild for first time

Lilian was traveling to the United States from Honduras when she was separated from her mother and siblings in October 2022. After being separated, Lilian gave birth to a baby girl. She and her daughter, Gisselle, were placed under the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement before coming to the International Foster Care program with Catholic Charities Dallas in the spring of 2023.  Lilian and her daughter were placed with a foster family with young children. [...]

2023-11-21T13:42:26-06:00Client Stories|

Next Gen Wealth Academy helping clients set and reach financial goals

After battling cancer for a second time, Lisa struggled with her bills. She was behind on her rent and was looking for support to help her get her finances back on track. In May 2023, she found Catholic Charities Dallas and began attending financial coaching sessions through Next Gen Wealth Academy.   Next Gen Wealth Academy helps people thrive by creating a positive relationship with money through coaching, education, and personal development. CCD offers personalized financial coaching, including [...]

2023-10-05T12:59:05-05:00Client Stories|

Parenting in Action classes helping families thrive

When Vivian Bustamante found out she was pregnant at 17, she shared that it was like entering a new world that she did not know much about. Vivian started attending weekly parenting classes at Catholic Charities Dallas to prepare herself to become a mother.  "I wanted to understand about my baby and how they develop so I could be a better parent," Vivian said.   Vivian shared that when she first started participating, getting diapers and other items [...]

2023-09-16T16:50:08-05:00Client Stories|

The Dallas Express: City Joins St. Jude Homeless Housing Project

Dallas City Council approved joining a housing project for the homeless with St. Jude on Wednesday during its first council meeting back from its month-long summer recess. Council members unanimously voted in favor of allocating $3 million alongside Dallas County for the project. The item passed as part of the meeting’s consent agenda. The homeless housing project known as St. Jude Center – Vantage Point will be located at 9019 Vantage Point Dr. and funded by both the City of Dallas [...]

2023-09-05T10:56:10-05:00News and Updates|

International Foster Care creates strong futures

Six years ago, Bianca fled a traumatic situation in Guatemala, and came to the United States as an unaccompanied refugee minor. From the minute she entered the U.S., CCD’s Children’s Services team has provided her with support. The first step was placing Bianca with a foster family through our International Foster Care program.  CCD’s International Foster Care (IFC) program provides short- and long-term foster care placements for unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth. A range of holistic services [...]

2023-08-15T16:04:10-05:00Client Stories|

Young boy finds opportunity to grow in Educational Services

Levi was already a very charismatic and sociable child when he joined the Together We Learn (TWL) program in 2022. Even though he seemed mature, his teachers found his language and cognitive skills were delayed for someone his age.   However, Levi quickly adapted to the program and loved all the activities that his teacher planned for him and his classmates. By the end of Levi's first year of TWL, his language and cognitive delays were remedied, and his [...]

2023-08-01T16:18:52-05:00Client Stories|

Special Events

The 26th Annual Bishop’s Gala, “Love Triumphs,” benefiting Catholic Charities Dallas will be held on January 20, 2024. With an annual attendance of over 1,050 guests, the Bishop's Gala has become a much-anticipated event! All proceeds support the critical mission of Catholic Charities Dallas – to call the community to action to join us in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger, and homelessness by serving, educating, and empowering all those in need. If you would like to [...]

2023-08-23T08:36:03-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Senior Services

At this time, the Senior Services mission has a need for the following items: Socks with grippers Foldable shopping cart Scarf, hat, and gloves sets To make an in-kind donation, or for questions regarding an in-kind donation that is not listed, please contact 469-283-0945 or inkind@ccdallas.org. In addition to the items above, we have created an Amazon wish list. To shop for a specific program, search the list by mission name. Please [...]

2023-08-17T16:57:40-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Refugee Services

At this time, the Refugee Services mission has a need for the following items: Laundry detergent Fabric softener Toilet paper Paper towels Dishwashing liquid Disinfecting products Plates Bowls Cups Cutlery Pots and pans Toothpaste Mouth wash Body soap Deodorant (men's and women's) Children's clothing (for fall/winter weather, all sizes) Shoes (for men - sizes 6 - 11, women - sizes 6 - 9, and children - sizes 3c - 6) Diapers (all sizes) Wipes Trash bags Trash cans [...]

2023-09-14T10:10:04-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Pregnancy, Parenting, & Adoption

At this time, the Pregnancy, Parenting, & Adoption mission has a need for the following items: Infant car seats (new) Pack-n-plays Diapers (all sizes) New or gently used baby and toddler clothing (sizes 0-24 months) New or gently used adult clothing (all sizes) Baby body wash Baby wipes Baby lotion To make an in-kind donation, or for questions regarding an in-kind donation that is not listed, please contact 469-283-0945 or inkind@ccdallas.org. In [...]

2023-08-17T16:57:31-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Next Gen Wealth Academy

At this time, the Next Gen Wealth Academy mission has a need for the following items: Bus passes Gas gift cards To make an in-kind donation, or for questions regarding an in-kind donation that is not listed, please contact 469-283-0945 or inkind@ccdallas.org. In addition to the items above, we have created an Amazon wish list. To shop for a specific program, search the list by mission name. Please use the "Add to [...]

2023-08-17T16:57:25-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Immigration Legal Services

At this time, the Immigration Legal Services mission has a need for the following items: Gas gift cardsGrocery store gift cards To make an in-kind donation, or for questions regarding an in-kind donation that is not listed, please contact 469-283-0945 or inkind@ccdallas.org. In addition to the items above, we have created an Amazon wish list. To shop for a specific program, search the list by mission name. Please use the "Add to Cart" [...]

2023-08-28T13:30:28-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Hunger Services

At this time, the Hunger Services mission has a need for the following items:  Frozen meat To make an in-kind donation, or for questions regarding an in-kind donation that is not listed, please contact 469-283-0945 or inkind@ccdallas.org. In addition to the items above, we have created an Amazon wish list. To shop for a specific program, search the list by mission name. Please use the "Add to Cart" button on the right [...]

2023-08-17T16:57:55-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Homelessness & Housing

Help us spread holiday cheer! We are collecting new full or queen-size blankets and bath towels for our St. Jude residents. A shop is available through both Amazon and Walmart.Please purchase the items by the first week of December to allow time for wrapping. Amazon Registry Walmart Registry At this time, the Homelessness & Housing mission has a need for the following items: Travel size hygiene items (shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrush, [...]

2023-11-08T10:52:27-06:00In-Kind Donations|

Educational Services

At this time, the Educational Services mission has a need for the following items: Diapers (Size 3-6 | 20 boxes of each size needed) Pull-ups (Sizes 3T, 4T, and 5T | 20 boxes of each size needed) Baby Wipes (500 packages needed) Baby shampoo (500 needed) Baby lotion (500 needed) Washable markers (Four sets needed) Washable paint sets (10 sets needed) Sentence strips (20 needed) Chubby crayons (Four sets needed) Play-dough (Six sets needed) [...]

2023-08-17T16:55:42-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services

At this time, the Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services mission has a need for the following items: $25-$50 Walmart gift cards $30 gas cards Trash can Mop Broom and dustpan Clorox wipes Multi-service cleaner Trash bags Paper towels Dish soap Toilet paper Non-perishable food items (soup, boxed meals, powdered milk, etc.) Winter coats for adults and children Gloves Pocket warmers To make an in-kind donation, or for questions regarding an in-kind donation that [...]

2023-08-17T16:55:36-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Community Health Clinic

At this time, the Community Health Clinic has a need for the following items: Patient Items Home blood pressure monitors (for upper arm) Home blood glucose monitors and test strips Home pulse oximeters Home thermometers Home spirometers (for use after pneumonia, COPD, etc.) All types of braces, especially knee, ankle, and wrist Pill organizers Pill splitters Clinical Items Tongue depressors and cotton tip applicators Gloves Gauze packets (2x2 or 4x4 sizes) Alcohol wipes Clorox disinfecting wipes Kleenex [...]

2023-08-17T16:55:05-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Children’s Services

At this time, the Children's Services mission has a need for the following items: Rosaries MP3 players (all colors) Journals (not wire-bound) Fidget toys Craft kits for children Kinetic sand Birthday gifts for pre-teen girls Lego sets for boys (no weapons) Variety of stuffed animals (mid-size) Bluetooth speakers Bluetooth headphones (variety of colors) Tumblers To make an in-kind donation, or for questions regarding an in-kind donation that is not listed, please contact 469-283-0945 [...]

2023-08-17T16:58:08-05:00In-Kind Donations|

Catholic Charities Dallas selected as finalist for D CEO Magazine Award

Over the last year, Catholic Charities Dallas has educated nearly 2,000 children, housed 300 formerly-homeless individuals, provided more than seven million meals to the hungry, and served tens of thousands more through over 40 unique programs. We are working effectively and efficiently to serve our nine counties of service. We are proud to share that CCD has been selected as a finalist for D CEO Magazine's 2023 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards - Leadership Excellence Award, presented in collaboration with [...]

2023-07-10T13:11:13-05:00News and Updates|

After years of homelessness, Catholic Charities Dallas helps client find home

Catholic Charities Dallas’ Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is a long-term assistance and support services program that houses chronically homeless clients. EHV provides intensive case management to support, refer, and work toward housing stability.   When Antonio Moore first connected with Catholic Charities Dallas in March 2022, he had been homeless for years and was living in the Meyers Jeffries encampment in South Dallas. While living in the encampment, he met a member of the city of Dallas’ Street [...]

2023-07-02T11:57:13-05:00Client Stories|

International Foster Care Program building life-long skills

Catholic Charities Dallas’ International Foster Care program provides foster care and independent living placement to Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in the Children’s Services program, primarily aged 14 to 21. This week, our International Foster Care program held their Summer Life Skills Camp for unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth in our care. The camp is a unique opportunity to provide our young adults with lessons about life skills they’ll need to become confident and independent members of our society. At [...]

2023-06-15T16:12:28-05:00Client Stories|

CCD Parish Update – Refugee Services – June 2023

Lacy de la Garza | Email: ldelagarza@ccdallas.org | Phone: 469-801-8134 June 2023 June is World Refugee Awareness Month. Refugees are men, women, and children who are fleeing war, conflict, and persecution and seeking safety in another country. Catholic Charities Dallas has the blessing of working alongside these individuals and aiding them in any way we can. Our reception and placement services welcome newly arrived refugees, asylees, and special immigrant [...]

2023-06-27T13:37:14-05:00Announcements, parish|

Formerly homeless senior finds new home thanks to CCD and community partners

The CCD Brady Senior Services empowers adults 60 years and older to maintain their independence by providing services that focus on health and wellness for aging adults. Located in West Dallas at the CCD Marillac Community Center, Brady Senior Services offers a safe and loving community for seniors during the week. That community and support doesn’t stop when the doors close. Our client Tim, who has participated in our senior services programs for the last six years, knows [...]

2023-06-14T13:40:34-05:00Client Stories|

Catholic Charities helps Joseph restore home after storm

Relief services don't always look the same. Whether it's housing assistance, medicine, food, or financial assistance, Catholic Charities understands that the one constant must always be a quick response. No one knows the importance of a quick response better than our client, Joseph, who was living in a motorhome in south Dallas. Last August, he found himself caught in a flood after a heavy rainstorm. "I had looked out and saw that it was very heavy rain. Over [...]

2023-06-01T19:33:10-05:00Client Stories|

Parenting classes strengthen families

The CCD Parenting in Action classes provide an opportunity for parents in the community to learn more about different topics, including communicating with children, literacy, budgeting, and more. Material assistance, including diapers, clothing, and more, is available to parents at the end of each class. Tamica and her family began attending our Parenting in Action classes after learning about them online. She initially attended because she needed diapers; however, Tamica shared the classes are helpful and convenient, and [...]

2023-06-01T19:33:11-05:00Client Stories|

Community Health Clinic and Catholic Charities Dallas form strategic alliance to better serve those in need

DALLAS (MAY 4, 2023) – Community Health Clinic (CHC) in McKinney and Catholic Charities Dallas (CCD) in Dallas have formalized a strategic alliance that will allow both organizations to better serve those most in need. CHC has provided free medical care to uninsured and medically underserved Collin County residents for nearly 20 years, while CCD has grown into one of the largest social-service providers in North Texas. The alliance will facilitate the sharing of administrative resources, expertise, and [...]

2023-07-11T14:43:10-05:00News and Updates|

Grandmother encouraging love of learning

Petra plays an active role in the upbringing of her seven grandchildren, including enrolling them in our Educational Services program, Together We Learn (TWL). She appreciates the program because it allows her family to learn and prepare for school. “When they go to school, they know many words, they are more advanced,” Petra shared. She also attends TWL for herself. Prior to participating in the program, Petra did not know many English words or letters. Thanks to Together [...]

2023-06-01T19:33:12-05:00Client Stories|

What’s the difference between The Catholic Foundation and Catholic Charities Dallas?

THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION - We are honored to have been recognized as the 2023 Honorary Chair of the 25th annual Bishop's Gala hosted by, and benefitting, Catholic Charities Dallas. Catholic Charities Dallas makes a tremendous impact as the service organization for the Diocese of Dallas. We're very pleased that the Foundation and our donors have provided Catholic Charities Dallas more than $8 million from more than 750 individual grants over time. Despite different missions, having the word Catholic [...]

2023-07-11T17:03:13-05:00News and Updates|

Learn About Resources for First Time Homebuyers at February Event

DALLAS – On Saturday, February 11, Catholic Charities Dallas will host the second annual Mega Homebuyer Event and Mega First Time Homebuyer Class. The event will offer opportunities to speak with professionals including realtors, lenders, down payment assistance program coordinators, home builders, home inspectors, title companies, and more. The homebuyer event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1421 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas TX, 75247. The First Time Homebuyer Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and [...]

Give the gift of Hope – A Message from Dave Woodyard

Give the gift of Hope Hello, my name is Dave Woodyard, and I am the “team captain” and CEO of Catholic Charities Dallas. What a wonderful time of year it is as we prepare for Christmas and the New Year. This joyful season also prompts us to think about our many blessings and the gratitude we feel due to the incredible and gracious support we blessed to receive from you, our very generous [...]

City of Dallas marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, highlights Catholic Charities Dallas

DALLAS, November 15, 2022 – On November 9, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson issued a proclamation recognizing November 12 to 20, 2022 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.   While National Hunger and Homelessness Week started in 1975 at Villanova University, now, more than 700 organizations across the country organize and participate in events highlighting how difficult it is for people experiencing homelessness to access fresh and nutritious food.   This year, Mayor Johnson recognized Catholic Charities Dallas for [...]

2023-07-11T23:03:11-05:00News and Updates|

Hope for the Holidays fundraiser helps mark start of holiday season

DALLAS – November 11, 2022 – The Angels of Charity, the women’s auxiliary for Catholic Charities Dallas, helped kick off the holiday season with their annual fundraising event, “Hope for the Holidays,” on November 10.   The signature Christmas gathering aims to raise money to purchase gifts for CCD’s Christmas Distribution, which helps make the holiday brighter for many. Through the generosity of our underwriters and attendees, Catholic Charities Dallas will be able to provide gifts for hundreds [...]

2023-07-11T23:03:19-05:00News and Updates|

CCD partners with local organizations to donate clothing to asylum-seekers in Laredo

Laredo clothing donation - September 2022 One of our Hunger Services drivers made a special delivery to Laredo, Texas, in September to bring much-needed clothing to asylum seekers at the border.   At the request of Luis Gonzalez, CEO of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Texas, we joined together with Goodwill, which donated ten pallets of clothing we delivered to Laredo.   We are always looking for ways to [...]

2023-07-13T08:14:13-05:00News and Updates|