Who We Help
The fight to end homelessness can’t be won with a "one-size-fits-all” solution. That’s why we provide services that address the diversity of our guest population.
Single Men and Women
- Our shelters for homeless adults operates 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year.
- Housing, meals and additional support services are available for single women and single men.
- We are free to anyone in need, and we are the only shelter in our area without length-of-stay restrictions.
- We have one of the most successful transitional housing programs for veterans in the United States, preparing them for permanent, independent housing.
- We have developed semiprivate facilities for veterans, allowing them to prepare their own meals and have separate recreation, as well as access to showers, laundry services and a computer lab.
- We work with Veterans Affairs to secure and retain employment for homeless veteran guests, move them into permanent housing and eliminate or minimize barriers to continued self-sufficiency.
|This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.|
Mentally Ill/Behaviorally Disabled
- Our Behavioral Care Facility provides services for severely mentally ill homeless, who often suffer from substance abuse issues.
- We work with mentally ill homeless to live in furnished, private rooms in a residential facility.
- MHMR Tarrant County collaborates with us to provide health care services.
*Street Count and Survey, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, 2007
Families (Morris Foundation Women and Children’s Center)
- Originally conceived as a solution-based program aimed at limiting and/or eliminating periods of instability experienced by single mothers with children who are experiencing homelessness in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
- This program has been expanded to also serve single fathers with children and two-parent families experiencing homelessness with the immediate goal of stabilizing each family coming into the program by providing safe, secure shelter.
- Once a guest family enters the program, they have access to services and resources that emphasize crisis alleviation, self-empowerment, nutritional and behavioral health, parenting skills, early childhood intervention, domestic violence and trauma awareness, goal planning and vocational training.
- The children in a family struggling with homelessness are not immune to the stress and uncertainty that accompany their situation. Recognizing the importance of meeting the needs of the children, Family Services hired two Child Advocates to work with and for the children in the program.