Union Gospel Mission
Intake for Calvert Place Men’s Shelter happens every afternoon from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at The Bridge located at 1818 Corsicana Street, in downtown Dallas. Clients are bused to the shelter and bused back to The Bridge the next morning.
The shelter is able to serve up to 335 homeless men every day.
Calvert Place has secure lockers, giving each client a place to store their possessions. When a client goes through intake, he is assigned a specific bed. That same bed is his for the duration of his stay at the shelter giving him a sense of belonging.
All three shelters offer long-term, faith-based rehabilitation programs called Discipleship. These programs are designed to help people end their personal struggles with homelessness, first by establishing and nurturing a relationship with Jesus Christ, then by learning the skills necessary to re-enter society and live an independent life. This process includes graduating from the Mission’s Learning Center, obtaining a job and, in the final phase, living in a transitional living facility. Prior to graduation from the program, each disciple must be involved with a local church, have a savings account, hold a job and be living independently.
The Discipleship Program is self-paced, and usually takes between eighteen months and two years to complete.