Day Resource Center
Day Resource Center welcomes any homeless man, woman or family seeking help in hard times. Their programs and facilities address a range of short- and long-term needs, from emergency assistance and basic needs, to obtaining identification, goal-centered case management, housing and employment. Simply stated, Day Resources mission is to provide centralized resources and services for transitioning people out of homelessness.
For more information and volunteer opportunities contact the Day Resource Center at: www.fwdayrescourcetr.org
Directions Home is a 10-year plan to make homelessness rare and short-term in greater Fort Worth by 2018. A Directions Home plan was adopted by the Fort Worth City Council in 2008, and endorsed by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court that same year. The Plan provides a means for bringing numerous independent homeless-serving agencies in alignment with one another to essentially eliminate local homelessness.
The plan is funded through a variety of public and private sources. Businesses, foundations, philanthropists and individuals, as well as state and federal government support the Plan. Directions Home objective is to place every homeless person in a place they can call home.
For more information and volunteer opportunities contact the Directions Home at: www.directionshome.org
Global Ministries is the common witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (Disciples) and the United Church of Christ (UCC) responsible for nurturing relationships with international partners on behalf of Disciples and the UCC. Global Ministries joins with over 270 partner churches and organizations in about 70 countries to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in working for justice, reconciliation and peace. They strive to do this by living out their core values:
- Presence--Manifesting God's love by living in intentional, committed relationships.
- Mutuality--Walking in hope with others in God's mission.
- Community--Building interdependence and unity among all God's People.
- Justice--Living out God's radical love by confronting powers that deny the fullness of life and the integrity of creation.
- Peace--Embodying reconciling relationships with God, humanity and creation.
Global Ministries seeks to appoint mission personnel to places where capacity-building (leadership and community social infrastructure development leading to self-sufficiency) and healthcare are a primary focus. Currently, there are a total of 126 missionaries serving in 43 countries. A number of these are long-term volunteers and overseas associates. Global Ministries also provides short-term (2-weeks to 11 months) mission opportunities for individuals and families. For more information and volunteer opportunities contact the Global Ministries at: globalministries.org
Habitat for Humanity Building on Faith
Habitat has found that in many communities, when people of different faiths come together to build a Habitat house, tension gives way to laughter and individuals find new respect for one another. Inherent to many people of faith is the call to serve the poor, to make the world a better place and to be in service to others. UCC has participated for many years in the Trinity Habitat Building on Faith program.
For more information on volunteering contact Trinity Habitat for Humanity at: http://trinityhabitat.org
Presbyterian Night Shelter
For nearly 29 years, Presbyterian Night Shelter (PNS) has served the needs of Tarrant County's Homeless. It is the largest provider of services for the Homeless in the Fort Worth area, serving an average of 625 men, women and children per week. PNS is a free emergency shelter without length of stay restrictions. In addition to shelter and meals, PNS provides counseling, specialized programs and other resources so that their clients can re-enter mainstream society.
For more information and volunteer opportunities contact the Presbyterian Night Shelter at: https://journeyhome.org/
South Central Alliances of Churches
South Central Alliance of Churches (SCAC) is the local outreach arm of UCC. Founded and supported by a group of member churches, SCAC provides case management and emergency assistance for persons and families who live in zip codes 76104, 76109 and 76110. SCAC works with individuals in assessing need, distributing food, rental assistance, utility assistance, bus tokens, gas vouchers, toiletries and baby items.
For more information on volunteering please contact SCAC at: www.sscofc.org
Tarrant Churches Together
Tarrant Churches Together created in the early 1950s is an inter-church non-profit organization dedicated to connecting congregations and community to address unmet needs and positively impact lives in Tarrant County. To fulfill its mission, TACC focuses on transformational initiatives involving education, homelessness, Christian unity and collaboration, poverty and more.
For more information contact the TACC at: www.tarrantareacc.org
Tarrant Area Food Bank
The core program at the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is the collection and distribution of donated food to partners and social centers such as shelters, food pantries, soup kitchens and senior centers providing meals and snacks.
For more information and volunteer opportunities contact the TAFB at: www.tafb.org