Gideon House.


Gideon’s House
790 Windbell Circle
Mesquite, Texas 75149

Telephone: 214.668.3044
E-mail: rbrewer@fcop.net

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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Women in Need.


3302 Stonewall St
Greenville, TX 75401

Temporary long term emergency housing for homeless women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Other services include job training and placement domestic violence prevention counseling.

Must have been a victim of domestic violence within the last year to stay in the residential facilities.  Having identification and a social security card are highly recommended to help the process of getting into the facility, but Women in Need will still try to provide assistance without these items.

There are also non-residential programs that help women pay various bills and expenses if the funds are available.  A support group for victims of domestic violence meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights.


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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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The Magdalen House

1302 Redwood Circle
Dallas, TX 75218

The Magdalen House is a free, non-medical detox center that offers women a safe environment where they can withdraw from alcohol abuse. It is the only facility of its kind in the Dallas area that provides this much needed service for women who have a drinking problem. The Magdalen House is a non-profit organization, which is supported by individuals who are in recovery and by generous donations from public and private sector organizations.

We assist all women with drinking problems regardless of their physical disabilities, religious affiliations or ethnic backgrounds. We accept residents on a “first come, first served” basis. The primary addiction must be alcohol.

Potential applicants may call the House Supervisor between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. at 214-324-9261

The House has 12 beds for residents, who are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis for a 14-day stay. During this time, they are introduced to the tools of recovery through exposure to a 12-step program. Several recovery groups in Dallas and the surrounding cities bring 12-step meetings and Big Book studies to The Magdalen House daily.

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River of Life Residential


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.

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Hope’s Door

Hotline 972-422-7233 (SAFE)


972-422-2911 administrative number
860 F Ave, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

Hope’s Door is a shelter and counseling center that offers comprehensive programs and services that are designed to help break the cycle of domestic abuse. Hope’s Door provides direct intervention and prevention services to Texas families affected by domestic abuse in Collin County, Dallas County, and surrounding areas. Hope’s Door is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit charitable organization, and a partner of the United Way.

When Hope’s Door first opened its doors in 1986, the agency operated a 24-hour crisis line, but did not have the space to provide shelter. Clients were housed at local hotels. In 1989, the agency opened its own shelter and began providing temporary housing to victims of domestic abuse. Since 1989, Hope’s Door has provided safe shelter for over 3,787 women and their children, and answered over 16,000 crisis line calls.

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Genesis Womens Shelter

4411 Lemmon Avenue
Suite 201
Dallas, TX 75219

Client Services:

  • 24-Hour Hotline
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Annie’s House Transitional Housing
  • Outreach Counseling
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Children’s Play Therapy
  • Teen Counseling
  • Counseling for Friends and Family
  • Parenting Classes
  • Legal Services
  • Safety With a Protective Order

24-Hour Hotline
If you would like to get help today, please call our hotline: 214-946-HELP(4357)

Our hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

If you are in immediate danger call 911.

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Brighter Tomorrows


About Us


To empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence.


At Brighter Tomorrows we make a difference because we take domestic violence and sexual assault personally.   As the second largest domestic violence shelter in Dallas county, we have been witness to thousands of changed lives.  We are committed agents of change who work for survivors and the eradication of domestic violence and sexual assault through education and collaboration.


Brighter Tomorrows was founded in 1989 as a cooperative effort between the Grand Prairie City Council, Grand Prairie Police Department, Grand Prairie Human Services Coalition, and a group of concerned citizens.  We are a well thought out program with a staff that has a passion for assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Over the years, Brighter Tomorrows has sheltered an increasing number of clients from throughout the metroplex.  We see clients not only from Dallas and Tarrant counties, but also those fleeing abusive situations in other cities in Texas and around the country.  The more we reach out, the more we are aware that there is still work to be done.  Domestic and sexual violence knows no economic, cultural or educational boundaries.  To combat this epidemic problem, Brighter Tomorrows serves individuals regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, gender, or city of origin.

Today, Brighter Tomorrows is one of the largest domestic violence agencies in Dallas County and includes:

  • Two emergency shelters that can house up to 61 residents.
  • Counseling and community outreach centers in Grand Prairie and DeSoto.  These centers provide support groups, counseling, and community education.
  • Two thrift stores (DeSoto and Grand Prairie) whose major goals are to raise operating money for agency services and provide household goods and other necessities for agency clients who are in need of this assistance.  The store in DeSoto also provides utility assistance for individuals and families in that community.
  • A Transitional Housing Program with 68 beds.  Clients may stay in transitional housing facilities for up to two years.  While in the facility clients receive life skills training, counseling (as required), and may be eligible for additional training resources.  Upon employment, the client must establish a savings account that will help them achieve independence when they leave transitional housing.
  • Sexual Assault Services – In 1995, Brighter Tomorrows began responding to sexual assault survivors needs.  This program offers a full range of services to survivors of sexual assault.
  • Non-resident Services include: 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, support groups, Parenting Classes (English and Spanish), Life Skills classes, community education, referrals (in such areas as: housing, employment, childcare, training, governmental resources, etc.).

During fiscal year 2007-08, Brighter Tomorrows provided the following assistance:

  • Provided emergency shelter for 721 men, women and children
  • Served 33,983 meals to shelter residents
  • Responded to 1,631 hotline calls and provided crisis intervention
  • Assisted 409 survivors in non-resident outreach counseling
  • Supported 48 families in transitional housing
  • Provided food pantry and electric assistance to 1,834 individuals

Brighter Tomorrows receives funding through a Community Development Block Grant from the Cities of Grand Prairie and Irving, Texas Department of Human Services, Office of the Attorney General, private foundations, local businesses and individuals.  We also rely heavily upon the support of our dedicated volunteers.

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Arms of Hope

7065 Love St

Quinlan, TX 75474

Phone: (903) 224-4900

Fax: (903) 883-2099

Website: www.armsofhope.com

Days/Hours: 24/7

Description: Christian 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that assists children and single mothers in need.


- For Emergency Shelter and Assessment Center:

Each child who is admitted into Arms of Hope—Boles Campus Emergency Shelter and Assessment Center must

meet the following criteria:

  • Has been removed from a situation involving alleged abuse or neglect
  • Has been abandoned and referred to DFPS custody
  • Has been removed from their home or placement, and there is an immediate need to find residence for the child
  • Child must be placed by an adult who has legal managing conservatorship*

*Arms of Hope cannot place children who want to place themselves, or who have been brought on campus by an adult other than their managing conservator. As a matter of policy, AOH can only admit children through adults who have custodial rights.

Services Offered:

- Residential child care: Meets disadvantaged children’s physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs in a warm, family-like atmosphere where houseparents function as mother and father figures.

- Together program: Helps motivated single mothers and their children transition into successful, independent futures by providing parenting skills, career training and a home in a peaceful and safe environment.

- Emergency shelter: Any child between the ages of 4-17 that has been taken from an abusive environment and/or is in crisis can be accepted and admitted on an emergency basis.

- Outreach Ministry: Provides assistance to underprivileged youth in their own neighborhoods.  Programs for at-risk children include youth events featuring inspirational speakers and the sponsorship of Christian based youth sports teams.


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Angel’s Recovery

Phone: (214) 498-8510

Website: www.angelsrecoveryhouse.org

Email: Info@angelsrecoveryhouse.org

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
Website: www.salvationarmydfw.org

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
Email: reconoutreach@aol.com
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
Email: shelterspk@aol.com
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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