Catholic Charities of Dallas

Since 1891, Catholic Charities of Dallas has put into action the Gospel mandate to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, and care for the sick. From humble beginnings as an orphanage in Oak Cliff – the southern sector of Dallas – Catholic Charities now serves more than 50,000 people annually, regardless of race, age, gender, disability, national origin, or religious belief. Rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church to serve each other, our services extend the ministries of parishes throughout the distinct and diverse communities of the Diocese of Dallas, Texas:

  • Fulfilling the gospel mandate of welcoming strangers, supporting the weak, serving those in need and celebrating the gifts of every individual and family;
  • Sharing the joy of service by treating every person with respect, dignity, patience and compassion;
  • Enhancing the quality of life for all families and empowering individuals and families to become more self-sufficient;
  • Providing tools and resources to help individuals and families live as productive and responsible members of the community;
  • Calling the community of faith and the community at large to participate in its work through volunteerism, financial support and advocacy.