We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving youth, single parent families and veterans struggling with poverty and homelessness in, and around Tarrant County, Texas.
Beyond serving immediate needs, we seek to equip and empower those we serve to restore hope, dignity and self worth as they work to achieve stability, transformation and self-sufficiency. We take a holistic approach meeting people at their point of need, walking with them and providing opportunity for self-improvement through relative programs, resources, continued education, relational case management and mentoring.
COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORTS
While we serve people experiencing homelessness year round, Since March 18th, 2020 our team has been hard at work taking on the role of Front Line Responders serving men, women & families experiencing homeless during the Covid-19 Pandemic! Wherever the need was the greatest you could find our amazing team of volunteers right in the middle seeking out ways to improve people's lives. Whether it was feeding 400 individuals twice a day at the convention center (the largest emergency shelter in the city), providing clothing, hygiene products, reading materials or other basic necessities to homeless men, women and youth in campsites around the city; we were there! All while still working to end homelessness for those we serve, and improve the lives of youth, single-parent families and Veterans struggling with poverty and homelessness.
Today, we are still working on the front lines to help alleviate the stress this pandemic has created in our community. When the convention center closed its doors as an emergency overflow shelter on June 19th, 2020, our facility was chosen as the new site to provide daily health screenings and check-in for men seeking overnight shelter for the new facility managed by our community partner, DRC Solutions. Our Executive Director was selected to manage the new shelter, working with a team including; DRC Solutions, WhenWeLove, DFW Security and The City of Fort Worth.
We have seen a large increase in the number of individuals and families seeking financial assistance over the past three months. Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, Food Requests and Emergency Financial Assistance needs have overwhelmed us! While we want to help everyone, there just isn't enough money in these funds to allow us to say "yes" to them all. We want to do more but, we need your help!
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help youth, single parent families and veterans who are experiencing homelessness, or are struggling to find their way. Together, we can make a difference!
On Average, 121 People Walk Through Our Door Every Week Seeking Assistance
"You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, or you can teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” - Chinese Proverb
14,981 Children Experience Homelessness Each Year in Tarrant County, TX. 28% of the Homeless Population are Single Parent Families. 170+ Veterans are Currently Experiencing Homelessness Right Here in Our City!
Poverty, a lack of transportation, a lack of affordable housing and a lack of child care are contributing factors in the growing number of people experiencing homelessness locally.
Together WE Can Make A Difference!
Through our programs, we are changing the way people assist those experiencing homelessness. We provide a space for individuals and families to lift themselves up and connect with resources as we walk along side them on their journey to stability and self-sufficiency. Relational case management, relevant resources, programs, services and group mentoring empower change and life transformation.