My Brother's Keeper Homeless Emergency Shelter - Waco, TX

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1217 Mary Street
Waco, TX 76701
: Phone: 254-296-9866


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    2019-03-07 14:57:58
    My Brothers Keepers has been very rude to the homeless victims in Waco Texas. Waco< Texas believe it or not is receiving 100 Men & Women that are homeless. Waco is known to be a small town so that is why it isn't noticeable. have been dumbstruck since seeing with my own eyes the amount of abuse that goes towards the homelessness. We as people that can stand up for the homeless need to do our part as employees. Waco Needs serious help!!!! Another Facility with more hours & less regulations is what Waco is in desperate need of. i would still crunch down on the rules ; However give them the oppurtunity to enter without the hassle of I.D. & other difficult things that they don't have access of. Thanks & Please Email me back When you have a chance about this troubling facility.

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Description: Emergency shelter for men or women (18 years or older).
Intake Procedure: Go to the Meyer Center at 1226 Washington Ave - Mon-Thurs 10:00am - 1:00pm Fri 8:00am - 11:30am
Sat 6:00am - 10:00am

My Brother's Keeper chronic homeless shelter operated by Mission Waco is located at 1217 Mary Street behind Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. Applications for the shelter are taken at the Meyer Center (1226 Washington).

Call the Meyer Center at 254-296-9866 for more info. Once an application is on file applicants request a bed on a daily basis at the Meyer Center. Chapel services are M-F from 7:00-7:45pm. Contact us to volunteer for a chapel service.

Cold weather night at the shelter are open to anyone, regardless of ability to pay. We will be post a designated color on the windows of the Meyer Center and MBK by 5:30p.m. The weather will be forecasted to be 35 degrees or colder OR 40 degrees with rain or excessive wind chill factor. On those nights, everyone needing shelter will be bedded somewhere.
Those with special needs (mental or physical disability; etc) who do not currently receive any government support may meet with the Social Worker for a voucher pass.
The staff will create about 10 volunteer job with job descriptions (about 45 minutes/day of work for 5 days/wk) that shelter folks can apply for and which guarantee them a bed for through the first 60 days. After 30 days, anyone not working or in the volunteer program go into thelottery system.
There can be exceptions made by the social worker meeting with them if he/she determine that it is in the best interest for the participants empowerment.
4. After 30 days, bed fees go to $5/night, for a total of 63 days. Some exceptions made after meeting with the Social Worker and it is determined that an extention or waiver is best for the participant.
5. Those who did not stay in the shelter will not be allowed to eat breakfast.  Breakfast is for shelter residents only..
6. The Mon/Tues lunch is also only provided to shelter residents.  We do not serve meals to the general public.
7. After the first free clothing voucher, participants must pay $1 for each voucher per person, unless exempted by the Social Worker.
8. The Meyer Center Clinic (Tuesday/Thursday evenings) will cost $2/per visit. Exceptions made only with chaplain and social worker. (Note: The Family Health Center/Family Practice Meyer Center Clinic has its own fee schedule.)
Those who are working will be encouraged to move into the SHP program.

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