These amazing agencies work year round and help make it possible for all of us at CIFC to reach out to the children in our community to help make Christmas dreams come true.

A Lift For Life

Mission Statement: A Lift for Life Outreach Center, Inc. is a community-based non-profit organization that was created to address the need for quality work program for individuals with disabilities and after school program for children that can provide a positive environment that is structured towards academics and employment.

We Serve: Individuals with disabilities and their families

We Offer the Following Services: Food Pantry, Women’s Services, After School Programs, Tutoring, Adult Education Programs, Clothing and/or Household Needs

Who We Are & What We Do: Help open the door of opportunity for individuals with disabilities so that they may achieve their full potential as individuals. Provide one-on-one tutoring, group classes and activities that improve reading skills develop leadership abilities and emphasize physical well-being. To provide individuals with disabilities gainful employment.

Year Founded: 1998

Austin Advocates

Mission Statement: Austin Advocates strives to educate at-risk children, incarcerated individuals and their families on the power of one’s own decisions.

We Serve: The DFW Area

We Offer the Following Services: Educational and self development programs

Who We Are & What We Do: Austin Advocates works with at-risk children, their families and incarcerated individuals through a multi-week character, emotional and self development training program designed to help increase emotional intelligence, understanding and acceptance of the power of decision making and to assist in the successful transition to their communities after they are released.

Year Founded: 2004

Center For Transforming Lives

Mission Statement: The Center for Transforming Lives (formerly the YWCA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty for women and children through safe housing, early childhood education and financial coaching.

We Serve: Families, Women, Children, Homeless

We Offer the Following Services: Women’s Services, Clothing and/or Household Needs

Who We Are & What We Do: The Center for Transforming Lives moves women, children and families from poverty to independence through housing stability, affordable high-quality childcare and financial empowerment coaching. The Center for Transforming Lives impacted 2,300 women, children and families in fiscal year 2015. We help families throughout Tarrant County, focusing in the Fort Worth and Arlington areas.

Year Founded: 1907 as the YWCA; 2015 re-named as Center for Transforming Lives

Heavenly Father Open Prisoner's Eyes(H.O.P.E.)

Mission Statement: H.O.P.E. serves the families of incarcerated inmates with spiritual guidance and ministers inside the prisons as well.

We Serve: The incarcerated and their family members

Who We Are & What We Do: Southeast Fort Worth church ministry providing Christian counseling and general support to the incarcerated and their family members.

Year Founded: 1995

I Am Works

Mission Statement: I Am Works aids individuals in achieving independence and improvement through work and service. With our commitment and relationships with business partners and community partners, we seek to provide services. Resources and referrals to support individuals and families to gain confidence and skills necessary for self-sufficiency.

We Serve: Tarrant, Johnson and Parker Counties

We Offer the Following Services: Vocational services (employment, training, pre-employment) Volunteer opportunities

Who We Are & What We Do: I Am Works is a 501c3 non-profit that fosters empowerment through employment by focusing on job opportunities, training and outreach. We link individuals with job opportunities, social and work-related skills training to help them gain the confidence and skills necessary to sustain employment, creating a level of self-sufficiency.

Year Founded: 2010

Jacquetta's Angels

Mission Statement: Jacquetta’s Angels stands to make a positive difference in the lives of families that are struggling to balance the social economical normalcies on life.

We Serve: Families, Women, Children, Refugees in Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, Grand Prairie and the Mid-Cities

We Offer the Following Services: Clothing and/or Household Needs, Companionship/Support

Who We Are & What We Do: Jacquetta’s Angels is a faith-based non-profit program run by individuals and is one of the first groups that CIFC began supporting with our angel program. The organization was created to help single parents and underprivileged families overcome the cycle of poverty and experience and maintain a level of normalcy within society.

Year Founded: 2006

Making A Way

Mission Statement: Making A Way changes lives. We connect people in our community, provide access to services, link people to resources and empower people.

We Serve: Families, Women, Children, Elderly, Homeless, Refugees

We Offer the Following Services: Women’s Services, Therapy, Adult Education, Clothing and/or Household Needs, Companionship/Support

Who We Are & What We Do: Making A Way partners with MHMR to provide help to children, adolescents and adults with sever mental illness and other serious emotional disturbances. Together we provide Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services to families with children (birth to 36 months) who have development delays and disabilities. Together we also provide information and referral services to people with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and their families. We explain options and benefits, determine if people meet criteria for services and provide direct service.

Service Area: MHMR provides services in these eleven counties: Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise.

Year Founded: MHMR was founded in 1969; Making A Way Counseling renamed their office in 2016

Passage Of Youth

Mission Statement: At Passage of Youth our mission is to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment to ensure a healthy passage from youth to adulthood, and to provide excellent and quality support to our foster parents to ensure optimum services for children in our care.

We Serve: Families, Children, Homeless

We Offer the Following Services: Food Pantry, Therapy, Clothing and/or Household Needs

Who We Are & What We Do: Passage of Youth Family Services, Inc. provides an array of services for children and their families to overcome emotional trauma, abuse and neglect, or limitations caused by disabilities. Children are placed with stable, nurturing foster families who are trained to deal with special needs. We are non-profit organization that is licensed with the State of Texas. Please visit our website for more information.

Service Area: Our clients are in Southeast Dallas, Balch Springs, Mesquite, Pleasant Grove, Lancaster, Desoto and Fort Worth.

Year Founded: 2005

PCC Kids

Mission Statement: At PCC Kids we help out the community, teach the world, feed the hungry, and help the needy.


Who We Are & What We Do: We are a non-profit church, founded in 1991. We help our local communities and those in need by providing meals, Christian counseling, Bible studies, clothing and general support. When possible, we also help low income families with financial assistance. We guide people to find a spiritual peace through our Lord and Savior. Our Chaplain ministries also help families in other countries.


Service Area: Fort Worth Metroplex

Year Founded: 1991

Cornerstone Church
St. John Baptist Church
When We Love
Heavenly Child Care
Templo Cristiano Agape Church
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