Solutions for Dallas Homeless

Solutions for Dallas Homeless To research causes of homelessness and find solutions to present to the City of Dallas Mayor, City Co We're calling it Solutions Journalism.
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To inspire the media, neighborhood groups, church groups, agencies, city leaders, and others to talk about causes and find solutions for Homelessness both in Dallas and across the United States. Our mission is to share information and resources while encouraging dialogue about Homelessness. Our goal is to give Dallas citizens the tools to get involved and become informed on how they can help.

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Contact your city representatives, city management and elected officials and ask them to make homelessness a top priority. We encourage the media and local agencies to join our Solutions for Dallas Homeless efforts. Investigative research with a problem solving approach. We know the problem exists and it is getting worse, let's talk about solutions and how we can fix it.


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Founded April 2016.

*This page is not affiliated with the Dallas Commission on Homeless. We are an advocacy group and information source on City of Dallas Homelessness. Information provided will be forwarded to the Dallas Mayor, City Leaders, County Leaders and local media as recommendations.

11/14/2018
Churches providing shelter, ask for donations during chilly weather

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church is providing shelter during cold weather. Volunteers and donations are needed.

With local homeless shelters expected to be full during this week’s chilly weather, some churches are also providing temporary shelter during the stretch of freezing cold nights.

11/08/2018

The City of Dallas Citizen Homelessness Commission invites you to a public forum on homeless feedings.

Topic: Compassion Through Giving: A Discussion on Feeding the Homeless in Dallas.

When: Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Harry Stone Recreation Center located at 2403 Millmar, Dallas, TX.

Contact: [email protected]
cc: Mark Clayton For Dallas City Council District 9 Casey Thomas, II Commissioner Theresa Daniel City of Dallas - City Hall

10/22/2018

Solutions for Dallas Homeless's cover photo

10/22/2018

Your input is needed! The 2017 Dallas Bond passed with $20M for Homeless Sheltering and Housing.

Join us for a Bond Public Meeting to learn how bond dollars are proposed to be used to help the homeless.
Hosted by the City of Dallas - City Hall Citizen Homeless Commission (CHC) and Office of Homeless Solutions.

Tuesday, October 23rd from 7-8pm. Walnut Hill Rec Center located at 1011 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX.
Please share with your neighbors and Dallas citizens.


cc: Mark Clayton For Dallas City Council District 9 Casey Thomas Adam McGough, Dallas City Council, District 10 Casey Thomas, II Adam Medrano Jennifer Staubach Gates Lee M. Kleinman Scott Griggs Campaign Omar Narvaez Kevin Felder, Dallas City Council, District 7 Tennell Atkins Mayor Mike Rawlings Rick Callahan Dallas City Councilman District 5 Philip T. Kingston for Dallas

03/17/2018

Memo from the Office of Homeless Solutions, City of Dallas - City Hall.

As part of the organizational restructure of the Office of Homeless Solutions, its new mission and service direction, and in an effort to increase efficiency and minimize duplication of services, the City will outsource the FY2018 CoC-funded supportive services and related grant-funded positions.
The outsource will be facilitated by the way of the City's standard procurement processes.
This is consistent with the recommendations provided in the City Auditor's "Homeless Response System Effectiveness" Audit Report published in December 2017.
Full update attached. 👇

01/18/2018
The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center

An important message from The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center. Thinking about our homeless friends tonight. If you or someone you know is in distress please call 211 and/or 311. You could be saving a life!


cc/ Dallas Life Dallas Public Library Austin Street Center Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Union Gospel Mission Dallas The Salvation Army DFW OurCalling Mayor Mike Rawlings Dallas County Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins City of Dallas - City Hall City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management Dallas Park and Recreation Department GrowSouth Highland Park United Methodist Church United Way of Metropolitan Dallas University Park United Methodist Church Park Cities Baptist Church Park Cities Presbyterian Church University Park United Methodist Church

Friends. It is COLD. If you see a person on the street who appears to be homeless or in need of help, please call 211. They are available for help 24-7/365.

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.



Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance Solutions for Dallas HomelessAustin Street Center Dallas LIFE Union Gospel Mission Dallas OurCalling The Salvation Army DFW Family Gateway CitySquare Linda Garner Mayor Mike Rawlings Daniel Roby Cara Mendelsohn The Stewpot Tanya Ragan Adam Medrano

01/17/2018

Inclement Weather Policy:
Emergency shelters will activate inclement weather protocols following the first evening in December where temperatures drop below 40 degrees. Inclement weather protocols will remain in effect until March 1st.

During inclement weather, shelters will accept 24/7 admissions.

Shelters that have available overflow space will utilize said space during inclement weather. Overflow shelter space is only open and available during inclement weather and when all local shelters are operating at capacity. Shelter staff will be in regular communication regarding capacity and coordinate shelter placements for those with available beds.


source/ Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
cc/ City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management City of Dallas - City Hall Austin Street Center Union Gospel Mission Dallas The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center OurCalling Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Dallas LIFE The Salvation Army DFW Dallas Public Library

01/17/2018
2 Dead in Dallas After Spending Night in the Cold

Two people are dead after spending the night out in the cold in South Dallas.

DART police discovered a woman's body in a wheelchair just before 8:00 Wednesday morning at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Official DART page) bus shelter at the intersection of S. Malcolm X Blvd. and Peabody Ave. (near Pennsylvania Ave.).

A few hours later, officers found a man's body under an Interstate 45 overpass near Martin Luther King Blvd., near the former site of "Tent City," a homeless encampment that was shut down last summer.

What can you do if you see someone in the cold? Call 311 and ask for crisis intervention. Give an address, description and ask for a call back. During inclement weather, shelters will accept 24/7 admission.
Dallas Inclement Weather Policy:http://www.mdhadallas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Shelter-Collaborative-Inclement-Weather-Protocols_Final.pdf


h/t Paula Colby
source/ NBC DFW January 17, 2018
cc/ City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management City of Dallas - City Hall

Two people are dead after spending the night out in the cold in South Dallas.

01/17/2018
Dallas LIFE

Bob Sweeney, Executive Director of Dallas LIFE debunks the myths about homelessness.
1. Homeless need money.
2. Homeless need a job.
3. Homeless are uneducated.
4. If we just meet homeless peoples needs it will end homelessness.
5. Homelessness is a disease.
6. Problem is too big, so lets leave it to someone else.

"You can be a catalyst for change. There is always something to learn from each other. "
- Bob Sweeney


cc/ The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center The Salvation Army DFW Union Gospel Mission Dallas Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County Austin Street Center United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Promise House Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Park Cities Presbyterian Church Highland Park United Methodist Church Highland Park Presbyterian Church Watermark Community Church Fellowship Dallas Saint Michael And All Angels Episcopal Church First Baptist Richardson First United Methodist Church, DallasFirst Baptist Dallas OurCalling Parkland Hospital Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Communities Foundation of Texas Visit Dallas Omni Dallas Hotel Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas Dallas Regional Chamber Downtown Dallas, Inc. Parks for Downtown Dallas AT&T Family Gateway The Family Place Dallas Mavericks Bank of America The Stewpot First Presbyterian Church of Dallas KERA Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Park Cities Baptist Church Michael J. Sorrell GrowSouth Lake Highlands UMC Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church Friendship-West Baptist Church Bonton Farms Casey Thomas, II Rick Callahan Dallas City Councilman District 5 The Potter's House Church, Dallas The Potter's House of North Dallas Fellowship Church

Myths about homelessness debunked! Bob Sweeney

01/17/2018
Tax Law Could Deliver $13.1 Billion Blow to Charitable Giving

State and local governments rely on nonprofits to deliver most social services, from housing to substance abuse treatment to early childhood education. Now those nonprofits, and their government partners, are concerned that the new tax law passed in December could indirectly slash their funding.

One of the reasons people give to nonprofits is for the tax benefits. But in order to cash in on the incentives for charitable giving, people have to itemize their deductions instead of claiming the standard deduction.

The tax changes certainly make fundraisers' jobs more challenging, says Lee Sherman, president and CEO at the National Human Services Assembly, a national organization representing nonprofits: “When we think about it on the broad scale, across the nation, even taking down a few percentage points of the total giving is a lot of money."


source/ Governing Magazine

Charitable giving is expected to drop, and nonprofits that operate social services for the government will likely take the biggest hit.

01/17/2018

Final FY2017 Continuum of Care Project HUD Funding.


source/ Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

01/17/2018

From the desk of City Manager T.C. Broadnax: 📑

Contract with Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA):
The Office of Homeless Solutions and MDHA staff are currently reviewing the draft terms of an agreement for FY2018. The original contract authorization was scheduled for December 13, 2017; however, MDHA has requested more time to further negotiate the proposed terms of the contract. The proposed terms address the corrective action plan required by the City Auditor’s Audit of the Homeless Response System Effectiveness that was provided to the City Council on December 8, 2017. The proposed scope includes deliverables related to:
• Prioritizing HMIS customization to meet homeless emergency shelter needs;
• Understanding current homeless emergency shelter system capabilities;
• Ensuring stakeholder engagement as HMIS customization; and
• MDHA’s coordination with the Citizen Homelessness Commission and the Dallas Area Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness Local Government Corporation in order to improve the effectiveness of the homeless response system and implement the appropriate infrastructure for longer-term impact.
The City looks forward to continuing to work with MDHA and the Continuum of Care to improve the accountability and the effectiveness of the homeless response system. OHS plans to seek Council’s consideration to authorize ex*****on of a contract with MDHA at the March 28, 2018 meeting. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nadia Chandler Hardy, Chief of Community Services.
Email: [email protected]

01/12/2018

Did you attend today's candidate meet and greet for Managing Director of Office of Homeless Solutions at City of Dallas - City Hall? Share your feedback.

01/10/2018
Cold weather believed responsible for deaths of 2 homeless people, chief says

A lot of discussion this week about the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management incremental weather policy and what if any steps were taken by City of Dallas during freezing temperatures to assist . The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Dallas LIFE and OurCalling are a few shelters that expanded their facilities to accommodate overflow and Oak Lawn United Methodist Church opened their sanctuary to shelter homeless from the cold temperatures.

Here are some things Houston, Texas did to assist :

Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday he believes that two homeless people died because of exposure to freezing temperatures.

Chief Acevedo asked for the public's help to assist organizations, like Homeless Outreach Team & Patrol, to get the homeless population to seek shelter.

The American Red Cross Houston Texas opened a temporary Warming Center from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 8 a.m. Wednesday for those in need of a warm place to stay overnight.

The center has been set up in the Recreation Center at South Main Baptist Church - Houston, Texas.

Chief Acevedo said officers are instructed to encourage those experiencing homelessness to go inside. Officer Gerardo Alaniz said the temperatures are brutal, but the biggest challenge is encouraging the homeless to leave the streets.

Anyone who needs to be taken to a warming center or shelter should call 311. Free rides will be available.


source/ KPRC2 / Click2Houston January 3, 2018
cc/ City of Dallas - City Hall Casey Thomas, II Omar Narvaez Adam McGough, Dallas City Council, District 10 Mark Clayton For Dallas City Council District 9 Adam Medrano Kevin Felder, Dallas City Council, District 7 Dwaine Caraway Commissioner Theresa Daniel Dallas County Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins Dallas County Health and Human Services Red Cross DFW

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday he believes that two homeless people died because of exposure to freezing temperatures.

01/10/2018
Meet the Candidates for Managing Director of Homeless Solutions

Reminder about the candidate meet and greet event for the Managing Director of Homeless Solutions position this Friday, January 12th from 12:30-2pm at City of Dallas - City Hall.
An RSVP is required to attend and sign up information can be found at the link below. 📝

01/09/2018

At The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center a few blocks east of City of Dallas - City Hall, officials put an inclement weather policy in place when temperatures dip below 40 degrees.

"That allows us to expand our normal night shelter capacity," said Sam Merten, chief operating officer.

The Bridge offers 249 beds throughout the year, Merten said, but the colder temperatures brought in an additional 61 people Thursday night. And he expected the subfreezing temperatures to drive even more people into the shelter.

He discouraged anyone who wants to help from giving money or food to the homeless because that might dissuade them from getting out of the cold. "These activities enable people experiencing homelessness to stay on the streets and not seek shelter and services," Merten said.

How to help:
To donate to The Bridge, visit www.bridgenorthtexas.org.
To donate to The Salvation Army DFW, visit www.salvationarmydfw.org.
To donate to Dallas LIFE, visit www.dallaslife.org.
To donate to OurCalling, visit www.ourcalling.org.
To donate to Austin Street Center, visit www.austinstreet.org.
To donate to The Stewpot, visit www.thestewpot.org.
To donate to The Family Place, visit www.familyplace.org.
To donate to Focus On Teens, visit www.focusonteens.org.

You can donate canned food, sheets and blankets to the Union Gospel Mission Dallas at 3211 Irving Blvd. in Dallas. For monetary donations, visit www.ugmdallas.org.
Please add additional recommendations in comments below.


source/ The Dallas Morning News December 30, 2017
link/ https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2017/12/30/shelters-prepare-take-dallas-homeless-arctic-front-moves

01/09/2018
Citizens invited to meet the candidates for Director of Homeless Solutions - Dallas City News

Come meet the candidates for the position of Managing Director of Homeless Solutions. There will be a citizen meet and greet from 12:30 – 2 p.m. on Friday, January 12. The candidates will be in the second floor foyer at City of Dallas - City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street. This is an important position that will impact the future of .

Candidates interviewing for the position of Managing Director of Homeless Solutions will be available for a citizen meet and greet from 12:30 – 2 p.m. on Friday, January 12. The candidates will be in the second floor foyer at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St, 75201. An RSVP is required for attend...

01/08/2018

Dave Hogan (right) retired this week after 39 years with the City of Dallas Homeless Crisis Intervention Unit.

01/05/2018

"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance."
– Nathaniel Branden

Help us spread awareness for . Help us inspire change.

01/05/2018

TacoStopDallas, in Dallas Design District sets up a free coat and sweater stand outside their business.

"There are a lot of homeless people, but there are also a lot of families that can't afford coats."
- Emilia Flores, Business Owner

Are you cold? Take one. Do you want to help? Leave one.


📸 The Dallas Morning News
cc/ Omar Narvaez

01/05/2018

Are you a faith based organization or church interested in joining the conversation?

The Faith-Based Collaborations Committee will meet on Monday, January 8th.
Location: Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

All Continuum of Care Meetings are open to the public.


cc/ Highland Park United Methodist Church Highland Park Presbyterian Church Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Fellowship Dallas Fellowship Church Downtown Dallas Cornerstone Baptist Church(Dallas,TX) Cathedral of Hope Friendship-West Baptist Church The Potter's House of North Dallas St. Paul UMC Dallas Highland Park Presbyterian Church Watermark Community Church Adam McGough Casey Thomas City of Dallas - City Hall United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church First United Methodist Church, Dallas Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church First United Methodist Church Richardson First United Methodist Church Coppell First Unitarian Church of Dallas Church of the Incarnation Munger Place Church Union Gospel Mission Dallas Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County Dallas LIFE

01/04/2018
Dallas church helps homeless escape bitter cold

For the first time ever, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church is serving as a temporary homeless shelter.

It was a member of the congregation, who is herself homeless, who suggested the idea Sunday morning. Church leaders quickly put a plan into action.

About 30 people spent the night at the church in the church’s hospitality center. Others slept in the sanctuary itself.

Members of the congregation are helping with staffing and cooking.


source/ FOX 4 News January 1, 2018
cc/ Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Fellowship Dallas Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Fellowship Church Cornerstone Baptist Church(Dallas,TX) West Dallas Community Church First Baptist Dallas Park Cities Baptist Church Highland Park United Methodist Church Highland Park Presbyterian Church Park Cities Presbyterian Church Watermark Community Church Cathedral of Hope Cathedral Guadalupe First United Methodist Church, Dallas Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church Lake Highlands UMC One Church Dallas Shoreline Church Munger Place Church Straight Street Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Church Downtown Dallas Thanks-Giving Square Bethlehem Baptist Church - The House of Bread Pleasant Grove Christian Church Griggs Chapel Baptist Church Antioch Fellowship Church Michael J. Sorrell GrowSouth Paul Quinn College National Alumni Association Bonton Farms Antioch Church Friendship-West Baptist Church First Unitarian Church of Dallas The Potter's House of North Dallas The Potter's House Church, Dallas The Potter's House of Fort Worth St. Paul UMC Dallas City of Dallas - City Hall Casey Thomas The New York Times Opinion Section SF Homeless Project

For the first time ever, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church is serving as a temporary homeless shelter.

01/04/2018
Oak Lawn Church Feeds And Houses Homeless During Cold Weather

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Feeds And Houses Homeless During Cold Weather.
The idea to help came from a member of their church who is also homeless, and support grew quickly.

“By the time we had worship yesterday, we were asking for volunteers to come and support the work of kind of a pop-up shelter," Reverend Baughman said.

Share your thoughts.


source/ NBC DFW January 1, 2018

The congregation at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church opened their doors to feed and house their homeless neighbors during the cold weather.

12/31/2017

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church is opening their church tonight to shelter our homeless neighbors from the cold temperatures. Interested in volunteering?

What if more of our local churches opened their doors to shelter, adopt and offer support for our ? Offering more than a meal on a public street, but sponsoring an apartment, housing, medical or shelter.

Do you attend a church that might be interested in providing shelter or housing assistant to homeless individuals? Please share this post to their page. Maybe we can encourage other religious organizations to do more than just provide a meal on a public street.

Thank you Oak Lawn United Methodist Church!


cc/ Casey Thomas, II Kevin Felder, Dallas City Council, District 7 Rick Callahan Dallas City Councilman District 5 Cornerstone Baptist Church(Dallas,TX) Highland Park Presbyterian Church Highland Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Dallas First United Methodist Church, Dallas First Baptist Dallas Cathedral of Hope Fellowship Church Lovers Lane United Methodist Church First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Friendship-West Baptist Church The Potter's House Church, Dallas Watermark Community Church City of Dallas - City Hall KERA Fort Worth Star-Telegram Communities Foundation of Texas GrowSouth Adam Medrano Omar Narvaez Thanks-Giving Square Robbie Hoy Highland Park Church Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Michael J. Sorrell

We need volunteers! Due to extreme temperatures tonight, we are opening the church for our homeless neighbors-- so we need volunteers!! Shifts are as follows:

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
12:30 a.m. - 3:30 a.m.
3:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Please sign up for shifts here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA4A72EA5F85-overnight

12/30/2017
As West Coast fights homelessness, kindness is contentious

"However well-meaning, critics say, those who provide the homeless with tents and tarps, showers and toilets, hot meals and pet food are enabling them to remain unsheltered. It's a dispute that rages up and down America's West Coast, where homelessness is both rising and visible."

What do you think? How do we help our most vulnerable while encouraging people to seek the services they need at area shelters and agencies? Many people on the street suffer from mental illness, addiction and rely on caseworkers for medical needs.
Join the conversation. Help find solutions for .


source/ The Seattle Times December 28, 2017

However well-meaning, critics say, those who provide the homeless with tents and tarps, showers and toilets, hot meals and pet food are enabling them to remain unsheltered. It's a dispute that rages up and down America's West Coast, where homelessness is both rising and visible.

12/30/2017
OurCalling

Wayne Walker, Executive Director for OurCalling talks about responsible giving.

"Homeless have needs. Help us meet those needs in a responsible way to get people off the street. There are better ways to serve. Come join us."
- Wayne Walker

Want to help? Contact Our Calling by email: [email protected] or telephone: (214) 444-8796
Tell them Solutions for Dallas Homeless sent you! 💙


cc/ The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center Dallas LIFE Union Gospel Mission Dallas Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County Union Gospel Mission Dallas The Stewpot Family Gateway The Samaritan Inn Cornerstone Baptist Church(Dallas,TX) Homeless Nexus First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Highland Park Presbyterian Church First United Methodist Church, Dallas Highland Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Dallas Watermark Community Church Fellowship Church First Baptist Dallas GrowSouth City of Dallas - City Hall CitySquare SoupMobile Friendship-West Baptist Church Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Cathedral of Hope Thanks-Giving Square Dallas Police Department Invisible People San Francisco Chronicle SF Homeless Project Homelessness News San Diego Dallas County Health and Human Services Fort Worth Star-Telegram KERA Lori Ann Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Collin County Homeless Coalition The Salvation Army DFW Fort Worth, Texas John Cornyn Greg Abbott Dr. Ben & Candy Carson

Did you know that many of the resources distributed on the streets actually encourage people to stay there? It's much more productive to help people get off of the streets. Join us to learn how.

12/29/2017
The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center

"We don't want anybody to stop feeding people," he said. "We just want it done in a way that's connected to social services providers ... and not on the street corner because we can't make sure those connections are being made in these street corner feedings."



h/t The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center
source/ MSN December 28, 2017
cc/ Dallas LIFE Austin Street Center Cornerstone Baptist Church(Dallas,TX) The Salvation Army DFW Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County Union Gospel Mission Dallas Family Gateway The Stewpot First Presbyterian Church of Dallas First Baptist Dallas First United Methodist Church, Dallas United Way Highland Park United Methodist Church Watermark Community Church Fellowship Dallas Fellowship Church Highland Park Presbyterian Church SoupMobile Dallas Public Library CitySquare TangoTab Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep City of Dallas - City Hall The Dallas Morning News Parkland Hospital John Cornyn Fort Worth Star-Telegram KERA The New York Times Opinion Section SF Homeless Project San Francisco Chronicle Atlanta, Georgia

"The city and some advocates say feeding people on the streets can hinder long-term solutions and raises sanitation concerns."

Two of many reasons why street feeding is unsafe.

Solutions for Dallas Homeless Austin Street Center Dallas LIFE
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cities-volunteers-clash-over-feeding-homeless-in-public/ar-BBHknQQ

12/22/2017
The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center

Sam Merten, COO of The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center talks about the dangers of street feeding. Street feeding is when a group of folks will either prepare or purchase a meal and bring it down to The Bridge or nearby and start handing it out on the streets.

Street feeding is not a good idea. It's not helpful because it's not providing a service that is needed.

"When you provide food to people on the streets, you're preventing people from seeking services they need and enabling people to live on the street."
- Sam Merten

The Bridge has served 4.5 million meals since they opened in May, 2008. The Bridge provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, 365 days a year. The Bridge distributes meals in a clean and sanitary environment so Hepatitis and other diseases are not spread on the street.

How can you help?
1. Donate your time directly to The Bridge or another homeless provider. 2. Write a check directly to an organization that you 're passionate about. 3. Sponsor a breakfast, lunch or dinner to help move the needle in a positive direction.

Please volunteer and donate resources to homeless agencies directly - that is how best to help our Dallas homeless.
Directory for Agencies: https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org


cc/ Austin Street Center Union Gospel Mission Dallas Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County The Salvation Army Texas The Salvation Army DFW The Samaritan Inn Cornerstone Baptist Church(Dallas,TX) The Stewpot First Presbyterian Church of Dallas First Baptist Dallas Highland Park United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church, Dallas United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Lovers Lane United Methodist Church University Park United Methodist Church Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Cathedral of Hope OurCalling Fellowship DallasFellowship Church Fellowship Church Downtown Dallas Watermark Community Church TREC Dallas Communities Foundation of Texas WFAA FOX 4 News City of Dallas - City Hall CitySquare CitySquare AmeriCorps GrowSouth Parkland Hospital AT&T AT&T AT&T Performing Arts Center KERA Thanks-Giving Square Family Gateway Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep TangoTab Omni Dallas Hotel Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas Visit Dallas Downtown Dallas, Inc. Dallas LIFE SoupMobile North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals - Dallas Regional Chamber Highland Park Presbyterian Church

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I am posting because I got kicked out of the house, have no car and am trying to figure out what to do next. I do have a job, but's only part-time as an online tutor. So, I don't have money saved up like that for a place atm. So, just looking for some advice as far as how I should proceed and what I should to do next.
The City of Dallas - City Hall has opened a temporary overnight shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas to compensate for the loss of beds at overnight shelters complying with the social distancing precautions for COVID-19.

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority has set up mental health response at the temporary overnight shelter thanks to our providers who have dedicated volunteers, and to Solutions for Dallas Homeless for allowing us to respond.
Good Morning, would you like to be one of our Sponsors for the Auto Show to raise money for the Homeless Veterans? Please consider in helping those in need of a safe place where they can get help.
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On March 21, 2020, Our Father’s Charity Auto Show, will be hosting an Auto Show at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo grounds located at 2217 N. Carroll BLVD, Denton, Texas 76201 to support We Got Your Six.We Got Your Six, which is a Non-Profit organization that provides food, clothing, shelter, possible transportation to the VA for medical treatment, and their Spiritual growth and well being to our homeless Veterans in the local and regional community.This Auto show is to help raise funding for the purchase of land to build a housing area for the Homeless Veterans. This will become a reality with your help.

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call Oscar Matthews at 940-218-3010

We are also accepting donations toward our Live and Silent Auctions.
Please I'm begging you to be my eyes
Will Dallas County have the space/resources to house homeless families/youth either after this need has passed or if their services are not needed?Commissioner Theresa Daniel dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2018/06/15/dallas-county-offers-house-immigrant-children-separated-parents-border?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=READ%20MORE%20&utm_campaign=Immigration061518
Bernadette Mitchell’s response to a department employee’s whistle blowing email: Mitchell, the head of the housing department at the time, wrote back asking that he "discuss these situations before sending this type of email."

What else will be uncovered?

We continue to see reasons for the Citizens Homeless Commission to be composed of people that are unbiased, not Board members of organizations that receive funds related to homeless services.

Where is a good place to find updates on the CHC’s efforts towards accountability, transparency , and oversight?

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Fort Worth seems to be able to get a program up and running to provide homeless people with work.

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Just want to say...if it were 26° and any of the shelters would accept all homeless folks, I'd certainly be there vs risking life and limb. But that just isn't the case in Dallas and I have proof.

I have 2 SUV's full to the headliners of tents, sleeping bags, hand warmers, gloves, beanies, and blankets that went out to those homeless individuals tonight, in this weather.

But please tell us again with all your shelter director friends how we are perpetuating homelessness. I mean...what do y'all do? Like do in action?