Shelters for Families

Shelters for Families

Shelters for Families

Family Promise of Collin County-Transforming the lives of homeless families.

The Family Promise Network is a national nonprofit organization with over 200 affiliate, established in 1988, on the belief that people are compassionate and want to make a difference.

Family Promise of Collin County (FPOCC) has been serving homeless families in Collin County since 2011. We provide food, shelter and support services to Collin County homeless families with children as they regain sustainable independence.

The Samaritan Inn |

We are aa homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence.

Need Shelter? – UGM Dallas

The Center of Hope. 4815 Cass Street, Dallas, Texas 75235, handles intake for all women and women with children seeking shelter at UGM.

Family Gateway: A Homeless Shelter for Children and Families

Family Gateway

Family Gateway is a shelter in downtown Dallas for children and families affected by homelessness. We provide housing, educational, and social services.

The story of Dallas LIFE starts with a man named Reverend Robert J. Key, one of the founders of the Union Gospel Mission in 1949. With Dallas’ homeless population growing in the post war years, Reverend Key left UGM to begin establishing the Dallas Rescue Mission. It was this endeavor that would become Dallas LIFE, now the largest homeless shelter in North Texas.

Dallas Rescue Mission opened its doors in 1954 in a small storefront location on Commerce Street. The first location was just a few blocks from the city jail and housed 25 men each night. There, Rev. Key would minister to the men who came to him nightly for shelter and a hot meal. Rev. Key and his volunteers kept the shelter open every night for the next 25 years

Hope’s Door Plano

860 F Avenue Plano #100
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 422-2911

Hope’s Door offers two types of residential services to survivors of domestic violence – emergency shelter and transitional housing. Anyone wishing to access our services is able to call our 24-hour crisis hotline (972-422-7233). Callers to the hotline will receive information about the services available at Hope’s Door, safety planning assistance, and referral to other resources if necessary. The crisis hotline is answered in both English and Spanish.

Our emergency shelter offers temporary housing to survivors and their children fleeing life-threatening situations. Clients living in our emergency shelter are provided with food, clothing and all the necessities of daily living along with case management, safety planning, counseling, legal advocacy, and referral to other community resources. Clients can stay in the emergency shelter for up to 30 days and the location of the shelter remains strictly confidential to ensure the safety of those living in the shelter. Children living in the shelter are enrolled in schools nearby or may attend their home school if it is safe to do so.

Once a client leaves the emergency shelter, she may be eligible to participate in our transitional housing program. This program provides up to 24-months rental assistance along with case management and life skills workshops.

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The mission of City House is to provide emergency shelter and transitional residential services to at-risk children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness.

Today we serve youth ages newborn to 21-years-old through three primary programs: Emergency Shelter for children that includes outpatient Counseling Services for individuals and families, our Transitional Living Program comprised of homes and our Youth Resource Center that also houses our Outreach Services that are at the core of the programs.

City House Emergency Shelter (Ages newborn to 18 years)

Known as “My Friend’s House” the emergency shelter provides round-the-clock care and services in partnership with Child Protective Services for kids who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or dangerous environment.

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The Stewpot provides services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, as well as to children and families who are at-risk.

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The Stewpot provides services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, as well as to children and families who are at-risk.

The information below is for those experiencing homelessness; for information on our Children & Youth and Family Stabilization programs for at-risk children and families, please click here. If you are not homeless, please call the community help line at 211 for a more appropriate referral.

To those experiencing homelessness, we offer a comprehensive set of services at our main location at 1822 Young Street, Dallas, Texas 75201 (see map below).

Appointments with caseworkers are made at the front desk by the intake coordinator Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for same day morning and afternoon appointments (except Tuesday afternoons and holidays). The Stewpot hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00 am to 3:45 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 2:45 pm

There are no casework services/ID assistance appointments on Tuesday afternoons. Priority for Wednesday afternoon appointments given to new female clients.

All appointments are made in person on a first-come, first serve basis. The Stewpot does not provide casework services or make appointments over the telephone.

We also offer three meals a day, 365 days at year at The Second Chance Café within The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center at 1818 Corsicana Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. Please contact The Bridge for information and eligibility requirements.


Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless. Intake for Women:  begins at 2:00pm everyday.

Intake for Men:  begins at 4:00pm everyday.

May stay as long as needed

Phone: 214.428.4242
Fax: 214.428.8158
2929 Hickory Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Our Mission

The mission of Family Gateway is to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness

Our Programs

  • Assessment & Diversion
  • Shelter & Supportive Housing
  • Case Management
  • Adult & Children’s Services
  • Education Program
  • Get Assistance
  • To be eligible for our program, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be currently homeless or facing homelessness within the next 72 hours
  • Must have at least one child within your care and custody that is under the age of 18
  • Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight)
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Assessment & Diversion Specialists are available to assist you with your housing needs:

For assistance, please call the homeless crisis helpline at 1-888-411-6802 (Option 3) or complete the online assessment tool by clicking the button below.

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The Family Place is a nonprofit agency that helps families hurt by domestic violence. All services are provided are provided free of charge, with exception of the Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP). All services are also available in English and Spanish. Hagaclicaquí para versiónenespañol»

Our Services

  • 24-hour Crisis Hotline
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Child Development Center
  • Safe Campus Center
  • Community Counseling
  • Children’s Counseling
  • Be Project
  • Incest Recovery
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Battering Intervention
  • Legal Services
  • Resale Shop

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The mission of the Housing Crisis Center is to prevent homelessness and to stabilize those at risk in decent, affordable, and permanent housing, and to empower them to solve their own housing problems in the future.


HCC has two kinds of programs, serving different homeless populations. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides the majority of our funding and determines the guidelines we follow. Clients come to our programs from the Veteran’s Administration or caseworkers at area homeless shelters.

Unfortunately, we can’t take walk-ins. If you have a housing-related problem, please call our hotline at (214) 828-4244, and our counselors will help point you in the right direction, or attend one of our free legal clinics.

Housing Programs Serving Primarily Veterans   

Housing Programs Serving Families with Children    Learn More

Programs Preventing Homelessness       Learn More

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Interfaith exists to break the cycle by providing working families with the tools to eliminate barriers, equip them to overcome poverty, educate children with skills to successfully pursue dreams and overall empower families to live self-sufficient lives.

Find Transitional and Sober Housing

Transitional housing is supportive housing that helps fight the homeless problem in todays society. Transitional housing is generally for a limited time period. Stays can be from two weeks to twenty four months.

Transitional housing provides people with help after a crisis such as homelessness or domestic violence. Currently we have over 5,152 transitional housing locations in our database. We also provide as much information on each housing location along with pictures.

Families can call daily to get on screening list.  Screening takes place twice a month (2nd and 4th Thursday). When approved, family has an interview with staff.  Once accepted, they move into a furnished apartment unit.  Program last a year to work on employment, credit repair, and savings to transition into their own place.

(214) 827-7220
4627 Munger Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204

Promise House stands on the forefront of combating youth homelessness. We offer unique programs that cater to the specific audience of homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth; however, we impact a larger community through our continuum of services that address the vital needs essential to a promising future. All of our programs are free of charge to clients. At Promise House, we provide youth and their family members an opportunity for a brighter future filled with hope and promise.

  • Emergency Youth Shelter Program
  • Transitional Living Program
  • Wesley Inn Program
  • Community Counseling Program
  • Street Outreach Program
  • Promise House Internship Program

(214) 941-8578
224 West Page
Dallas, TX 75208

1710 North McDonald Street
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: 972-542-5302
Fax: 972-569-9988

Shelter is open to singles and families.  Calls are accepted starting at 8:00am.  Screening in person begins at 10:00am until 1:30pm. Serves Collin County first, but does open to all DFW area afterwards. Caseworker determines how long one can stay.  Must be able to work full time and have a valid ID/SSN card.  They DO NOT accept domestic violence crimes and assault.  Also, they don’t accept individuals who are receiving disability and are unable to work the required full time amount.



They work with homeless individuals and families who are currently staying in a shelter (Dallas Life or Salvation Army).  The individual or families must be involved with their agency for basic life skills, employment services, computer classes if need be, running program and financial education courses.  After the 90-day program ends, they could assist with financial aid by providing additional support from the vouchers given to them by the shelters such as Deposits and application fees for apartments.

P.O. Box 631236
Irving, TX 75063
(215) 772-1080

River of Life Residential
Shelter, Shelter – Domestic Violence

The purpose of River of Life Homes, Inc, a 501(3)c non-profit organization, is to provide temporary shelter, food, clothing, emotional and spiritual support for homeless women and children who are in a domestic violent situation, or have lost their homes due to uncontrollable circumstances such as hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood and other natural disaster, regardless of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, political belief, or national origin.

Address: P.O. Box 550656
Dallas, TX 75355



U1R Housing Programs primary focus is moving families from homelessness to self-sufficiency within 12 months of entry.  Individuals and families depending on what they have available at the times.  No age limit on children as long as they are 18 years or younger.  In exchange for housing, residents are required by written agreement to work full time, obey the program guidelines, and attend volunteer taught classes in life skills, employment, community living, and budgeting.  In addition to housing and life-skills counseling as well as intensive case management, Under 1 Roof provides the following through a network of community support: food pantry, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, school uniforms, etc.

Process:  Letter of homeless can be obtained by shelter if they stay there between 24-48 hours with required documentation (proof of identification for all household members and proof of income both earned and unearned)

Required: Monthly case management, financial courses, and scheduled and unscheduled home visits.

Under 1 Roof Dallas

5787 S Hampton Rd.  Ste. 270
Dallas, Texas 75232
Office Number: (214) 343 – 4000
Fax number: (844) 382-6994

In order to assist persons to become self-reliant, Under 1 Roof provides transitional, permanent supportive housing and other services to homeless and low-income individuals as well as families of our community. Our vision is a community where everyone has safe affordable housing and the tools to become self-reliant. To bring that vision into reality, we will provide permanent supportive housing to the homeless population in Dallas & Collin Counties.


P.O. Box 177516
Irving, TX 75017-7516
eri Petty, Director

Has assistance with children and families who have lost or are at risk of losing their housing regain self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, community resources, and encouragement through a network of volunteers.  It’s a 30 day initial stay in mind. Families have access to day center laundry and shower facilities and stay overnight at a host congregation where volunteers provide meals and transportation.


Families who have lost, or are at risk of losing their current housing, including families living in motels or with  family and/or friends.

  • Must be 18 years or older and have at least one dependent child under the age of 18.
  • Must have a stable history or either work or housing
  • Must be capable of regaining self-sufficiency
  • Must be drug and alcohol free with no serious criminal record
  • Families must commit to seeking full time employment and housing on a daily basis, meet with a regular case

manager, save at least 75% of earned income, and remain drug and alcohol free while in the program.


Call 972-313-1500 for pre qualification questionnaire.  If qualified, a schedule phone interview is taken place.  If requested, a scheduled in person interview with all family members are present.  Submit a background check, drug screening, and sign the guest guidelines

The Bridge

The Bridge’s purpose is to end adult long-term homelessness in Dallas

  • -Outreach/intake services
  • -Jail diversion/reentry services
  • -Emergency shelter/transitional shelter services
  • -Primary health care/behavioral health care services
  • -Recreational/educational services
  • -Employment income/supported employment income/disability income services
  • -Affordable housing/supportive housing services

1818 Corsicana
Dallas, TX 75201


The Salvation Army offers clean, dignified surroundings, where homeless individuals receive meals, counseling, and assistance finding employment. Counselors may also advise the elderly and disabled on applying for Veterans Administration or Social Security benefits.

The Salvation Army DFW offers the following shelter locations for men, women, and children:

1508 East McKinney St.
Denton, TX 76201

712 West Abram
Arlington, TX 76004

5302 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235

1855 E. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76103
817-344-1800 or 1811


The Salvation Army Home Sweet Home Program helps prevent homelessness and support residential stability by providing homeless and at-risk households the tools to effectively budget and manage income and expenses.

Through The Salvation Army’s Home Sweet Home Program, professional case workers, along with friends or partners in the community, can prevent homelessness not only at the point of family eviction, but beyond.

To put a family back together after it is broken requires more time, skills and financial resources than many families have available. Through financial education, case management, financial assistance (1-6 months) and monthly budgeting, families may be spared months of misery, saving the community thousands of dollars in sheltering and rehabilitation.

To be selected as a participant in the Home Sweet Home Program, a family must show a strong desire to change, improve their family’s situation and work within the program’s guidelines.

We offer the Home Sweet Home Program at the following locations:


5302 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235

1855 E. Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76103

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) has a simple mission – to provide qualified families with safe, decent and affordable housing of the highest quality consistent with available funding. The uncertain economic times we are experiencing have made the way the mission is carried out more critical than ever. We have to ensure that we rein in administrative spending to maximize the funding available to improve the properties we own, explore new development opportunities in a wider range of neighborhoods and expand our partnerships with others who share our vision. That said, I expect nothing less than excellence from DHA staff, and responsibility from our residents and clients.

Click here to visit the Dallas Housing Authority website.