Gideon House.

Gideon’s House
790 Windbell Circle
Mesquite, Texas 75149

Telephone: 214.668.3044

Gideon House is a ministry of Family Cathedral of Praise Church in Mesquite, Texas and is a non-profit organization.

The purpose of Gideon’s House is to give men and women the opportunity at a second chance in life by providing them a safe place to live in their escape from dangerous situations, such as, violence, drugs, alcohol, sexual immorality and poverty.

GIDEON’S HOUSE MISSION: “To transform the lives of men and women spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially through the power of a changed heart and a renewed mind”.

WHAT WE OFFER? At Gideon’s House we believe in not just seeing men and women healed, but rather seeing men and women made whole. Here are some of the things that we offer at Gideon’s House:

  • A Safe & Clean Living Environment
  • Food & Clothing
  • In House 12 Step Recovery Program: Overcomers
  • Employment Search Skills
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Help with Public Transportation
  • Money Management Classes
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Relationship Classes
  • In House Biblical Studies
  • Church Service Transportation

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Union Gospel Mission

3211 Irving Blvd
Dallas, TX 75247

We are on a mission to see lives changed. Since 1949, homeless and hungry people have come to the Union Gospel Mission “tore up, busted and disgusted,” to quote one of our clients. With your help, we offer them a chance to put their lives back together, anchored by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Calvert Place Men’s Shelter – Serves Men Age 18+

Intake is done at The Bridge, the city’s homeless services provider, 1818 Corsicana Street, one block west of the Farmer’s Market in downtown Dallas, and takes place between 4:30-6:30 daily, seven days a week. Clients are bussed to Calvert Place during the late afternoon to early evening, and bussed back to The Bridge in the morning. When a client goes through intake, he is assigned a particular bed. That same bed is his for as long as he stays at the shelter (capacity is 335 beds). The men’s facility has secure lockers, where clients are allowed to store some of their possessions. Services include meals, bed, clothing, showers, health clinic and daily chapel service. Location: 3211 Irving Blvd., Dallas 75247

ID Required: Any government/state issued identification containing photo and name, plus social security card or facsimile. (One week grace period for no id.)

Center of Hope Women & Children’s Shelter–Servces Women Age 18 + and their Children 

Intake is done at the COH, Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-noon, and 7 days a week from 1-4 p.m. Stays are 90 days, unless entering our Discipleship Program. Each client and her child(ren) are assigned a room to themselves (capacity is 235 beds with 37 rooms). Services include meals, bed, clothing, an on-site child development center, health clinic and daily chapel service. Location: 4815 Cass Street, Dallas, 75235 

ID Required: Valid Government photo ID. A birth certificate is required for each child seeking shelter.

Single women without children are transported to the UGM River Pointe Apartments, 9823 Summerwood Circle, Dallas, Texas, 75243. NO INTAKE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT UGM RIVER POINTE

The Crystal Child Development Center (CDC)

The Crystal Child Development Center (CDC) is an on-site child care center for children from birth to kindergarten, whose mothers reside at the Center of Hope. Children in the CDC learn about the abundance of God’s love through our Christian-based curriculum. Bible stories and basic skills, such as recognizing colors, shapes, letters and numbers, are taught daily. Preschoolers learn counting, writing letters, and how to cooperate and play with others. All children in the CDC ultimately learn the importance of God’s love in their life.

UGM River Pointe–Serves Single Women Without Children, Ages 18+

Intake is at COH Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, and 1-4 p.m. seven days a week. (Transportation from COH to UGM River Pointe daily.) Stays are 90 days unless entering our Discipleship Program. UGM River Pointe is an apartment complex with a current capacity of 50 (four women per unit ). Services include meals, beds, clothing, health clinic and chapel service. Location: 9823 Summerfield, Circle, Dallas 75243.

Medical Clinic

Each of our two main shelters has an on-site, free medical clinic, which is available to both clients and disciples. The clinics are under the supervision of UT-Southwestern School of Medicine and are directed by UGM Medical Director, Patti Pagels, a licensed PA and a member of the faculty at the school. The clinic at COH opened in November, 2008. The Calvert Place clinic opened its doors in March, 2010. Both clinics have regular hours of service.

VA Per Diem Program 

In February of 2009, the Union Gospel Mission became a recipient of the Veteran’s Administration Per Diem Program. Through this program, administered by the Dallas VA, veterans who are “formerly homeless or in danger of becoming homeless” are sent to the Mission to live in a transitional living environment for up to two years. UGM is approved to have up to 40 individuals living here at any one time. Since the beginning of the program, there has been between 34-40 veterans living at the Mission at all times.

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Angel’s Recovery

Phone: (214) 498-8510



Days/Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM-6:00 PM


Description: The purpose of Angels Recovery House is to provide a safe living place for men and women who have nowhere else to go in the escape from dangerous situations, i.e., domestic violence, drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse, poverty. They  partner with DVO Ministries.

Eligibility: Any resident must be employed or actively looking for work.

Fees: Housing is $80 a week

Services Offered: Safe living environment, peer to peer support, Bible studies, men’s meetings, women’s meetings, Overcomers support groups, GOD14 Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program, Life Skills, Resume writing, job hunting skills, interview attire

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The Salvation Army

Site/ Agency: Salvation Army The

5302 Harry Hines
Dallas, TX 75247
(214)424-7000    Main     Emergency Assistance
(214)637-8100    Admin
(214)879-0706    Fax

Days/Hours: Mon -Fri 8:30am-4:15pm

Description: 1If the Governor declares a disaster, we can release USDA product to these agencies first.2They can phone in an order and we will deliver If needed however much they need to serve those in need.3The agencies will operate as normal but if called upon by the North Texas Food Bank, they are willing to stay open longer hours and feed anyone who needs it until the food runs out.4211 should already have these organizations listed. If not, I will send you information for each.

Fees: No fee for service

Services Offered: Food Pantries -

Additional Search Keywords: Grocery Pantries -  Food Shelves -  Food Pantry -  Food Hampers -  Food Closets -  Food Boxes -

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Reconciliation Outreach

Reconciliation Outreach

Christian-based mission program for homeless men, women and children who have been involved in substance abuse or domestic violence. Programs include a residential facility for men; The Refuge: a home for abused women and children; After school programs and summer camp for inner city youth. Day care center.

4311 Bryan
Dallas,, TX 75204

Phone: (214) 821-9192
Hours: Monday – Friday from 9AM. – 5PM.

Services Offered:

  • Affordable Housing
  • After-School Program
  • Summer Camp Program
  • Men’s Residential Program
  • Women’s Residential Program
  • Prison After-Care Program
  • Reconciliation Outreach Industries

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Dallas Life Foundation


Emergency shelter for homeless men, women, and children. Hot meals served, counseling services, vocational classes, employment service to help locate permanent jobs. Senior Connections includes educational programs, arts and crafts, and recreational opportunities for homeless adults 55+. Meets M,W,F, 10:00am-1:00pm. Lunch is included.

1100 Cadiz St
Dallas, TX 75215

Phone: (214) 421-1380
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, M-F office; Shelter 24hrs daily, Check in 3:00pm-6:00pm daily.

Services Offered: Homeless Shelter, Job Finding Assistance, Meals

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Austin Street Shelter

Austin Street Shelter

Emergency, temporary shelter for men age 47 and up, women, and children. Medical and Psychiatric Services available.

2929 Hickory Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: 24Hr (214) 428-4242
Hours: 4:00 pm to 6:00 am daily

Services Offered: Homeless Shelter

Mission Statement: The Centre’s primary purpose for existence is to offer emergency shelter and related services to the homeless person in a compassionate Christian community, so that the person in need might be better able to make responsible choices and changes in their lives. The Centre has a particular ministry of caring for those who suffer from various physical and mental disabilities, unable to care for themselves, with few or no available alternatives. This includes 24-hour shelter care for those persons recovering from serious illness or injury.

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The Bridge

1818 Corsicana, Dallas Texas 75201 . Tel: 214 670 1100

The Bridge is the City of Dallas’ one-stop-shop for everything homeless related. They are a shelter with 325 beds (225 mats in the pavilion, 100 upstairs in cubicles).

The provide breakfast and lunch to anyone who walks up, but dinner only to guests who have a reserved place to sleep in the shelter. Space is limited and you must be assigned a “case manager” to get help. Just show up and ask to sign-in and ask for help. The “welcome center” is the building for new guests.

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Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission (214) 638-2988
3211 Irving Blvd # 102 Dallas, TX 75247

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