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Dallas Life Foundation

1100 Cadiz
Dallas, TX - 75215

Dallas Life Foundation strives to provide those in need with adequate shelter We operate a 100 000 square foot facility capable of housing up to 500 men women and children per day. Men and women are on separate floors in dormitory style housing.

Shelter Guidelines
Dallas LIFE is not a domestic violence shelter.
Check in is from 4:00p.m to 8:30p.m., 7 days a week.
You are allowed 2 bags or 2 boxes, nothing more. Each piece is to weigh 25 lbs. or less.
If you are a married couple, you must have a valid marriage license.
Each person must have ID and a Social Security card
If you have no ID, you will need to get one through other agency assistance.
Children must have a birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization records.
We cannot take men on parole.
We cannot take anyone convicted of a sex crime at any time in the past or if you have been convicted of a heinous/violent crime.
You must sign rules & regulations to stay.
You must shower daily, no exceptions.
If you commit to our program and then leave, you may not return for 30 days.
Breaking rules can result in a 30, 60, 90 day or PERMANENT restriction.
Children are always free.
Senior Citizens are welcomed.
Chapel is at 8:00a.m. every morning and 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Sunday morning and Sunday evening.
We offer dorms for those who are single.
We offer private rooms for married couples or those with children.
Every resident has a daily cleaning job, no exceptions.
Only a limited number of vehicles are able to be accommodated on our property.
There is no fraternization with other residents.
No pets allowed.
We perform random drug testing.

First time residents receives 5 free nights. After that, you choose between the Pay-To-Stay Program at $12 per night, or the 10-Month New Life Program which is free for those having no income.

Largest Homeless Shelter in north Texas housing up to 500 people each night. Highly successful long-term addiction recovery program. Recovery program for Senior Citizens and disabled. Families stay together and single dads with kids welcome!

Largest homeless shelter in north Texas. We welcome families and keep couples together. We also welcome Senior Citizens and those with slight mental health issues.

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  1. The first shelter at Dallas life foundation was really bad they treat you like s*** they treat you that you are a 5-year-old child they try to tell you what the f*** to do their food is nasty as f***and the people that work there they look at you like you are beneath them when they're just some homeless people just like how I was

    Answer posted on Jan 27, 2021 0
  2. Ok so I get ssi and I wanna know how much do I have to pay for the new life program

    Answer posted on Mar 23, 2021 0
  3. In August 2020, I stayed for 4 months. Then left out of fear of covid-19. I'm a senior citizen. I had an incredible experience at Dallas Life Foundation. In hindsight, I shouldn't have left.. I'm just not got a budget for my fixed income. I will be calling about coming back. It's been a year. I've not saved well. I need help. For the most part I really liked the food. I enjoyed the classes. But I've gotta say Rev. and Mary Ann Sweeny were just the best. I'm hard headed. Broke some rules. But I have learned about some things since then. I just pray that I'm aloud to return an start Sr. Overcomes again, save money. And graduate the program. Dallas Life is the Cadillac of shelters.

    Answer posted on Aug 16, 2021 0
  4. Me and my friend stayed there for a little bit. They enforced the rules harshly. I came here in 2003.

    Answer posted on Jun 28, 2022 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. I served for years is wonderful the you has food roof was poor ,now got money but always remember what they do to my husband when he was homeless now he's rich his name Charles Richard love you Dallas life foundation for all your help what do you do to my husband give a roof food clothe good clothe shoes never never forget all your help

    Answer posted on Mar 20, 2021 0

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1 Comment

  1. Curtis
    Apr 9, 2019Reply
    Great place to live for homeless kind and caring i lived there. For a year graduated from seniors and over commers thank you mrs sweeney

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