Presbyterian Night Shelter was created in 1984 by three Presbyterian churches in Fort Worth to provide overnight shelter for homeless persons. Originally, it was conceived to be just another night shelter for the homeless and would be available at no cost – 24 hours, seven days a week.
Over time, additional care functions have been added, including comprehensive individual case management and housing assistance, with the goal of ending homelessness and positively impacting the Tarrant County community.
In 1997, Presbyterian Night Shelter was spun off from the founding churches as an independent legal entity. It was incorporated under the Texas Non-Profit Act and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. Today, Presbyterian Night Shelter works to end homelessness through its specialized programs designed to guide the journey home.