Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX

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1321 East Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76102
: Phone: (817) 339-2553
: https://www.ugm-tc.org/
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Description: UGM-TC provides emergency services for the homeless living in Tarrant County. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for those in need. In addition, overnight shelter for men is available.

Meal Times for Outside Guests:
Breakfast: 7:00am
Lunch: 12:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm

Guests line up to enter the building 45 minutes prior to meal times in order to enter the chapel. Meal times remain consistent throughout the year, except for certain holidays.

Overnight Shelter for Men:
Check in occurs at 7:00pm every day at the main entrance of the Men's Building located at 1331 E. Lancaster. An ID and proof of a TB test within the past year will be needed in order to spend the night. When temperatures are over 90 degrees or under 40, we accommodate as many people as possible and work with other shelters and agencies to find additional space. Men staying overnight can be shifted to the Resident Program should they choose and if space is available.

Men’s Program:
The men's program serves men 18 years of age and older with a focus on intensive supportive services to address mental health, substance use, education, employment, transportation, and other needs to give men the greatest chance of developing the skills and self-confidence to attain self-sufficiency. The skill-building program provides them with the communication, relationship building, and social skills necessary to maintain stable employment.

Requirements for Admission to Men’s Building:
    Male 18 years of age or older
    Capable of independent living throughout their stay
    Complete an admission application, including a complete and factual disclosure of mental and physical history. Failure to disclose this information will cause the application for admission to be denied.
    Have or obtain a legal state identification and Social Security card
    Provide a list of prescription medications to the case manager or facility manager. This list should be updated any time a new prescription is given after becoming a resident.
    Receive treatment for any communicable disease or condition (such as lice) which pertains to the applicant, before introduced into the communal environment.
    Have a current TB card issued by a local shelter or obtain a TB test at the next testing date.
To learn about our intake procedures & fees, please call: 817.332.3019
Upon entering the program, a professional social worker conducts a face-to-face comprehensive assessment with each client. Together, they identify the client’s strengths and challenges while establishing a trusting and empowering relationship. This is done through a case management plan designed to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs for each client.

Women’s Program:
The women's programs serves women 18 years of age and older with a focus on helping women in crisis discover their new path for permanent change toward healing, empowerment, self-supportiveness and fulfillment of their God-given potential. Women are provided classes on domestic violence, personal empowerment, and budgeting and computer skills. Case managers are their advocates linking them to economic opportunities, strong social services and effective supportive services. Women receive direction on personal responsibility; self-management; goal-directed behavior; decision-making; and relationship skills.

Family Program:
Our families program serves mothers with children, fathers with children and intact families with children. The family program focuses on keeping families together and providing them with a safe, whole and supported environment. The onsite case managers encourage, educate and empower parents while helping them develop critical skills for a healthy strong family foundation. Life skills classes are provided including parenting classes, early childhood reading classes, cooking a healthy meal, more than budgets, personal social adjustment groups, grief and loss groups, and numerous other classes as needed.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

User Questions & Answers

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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