The drop-in center located at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center in Dallas provides homeless youth access to immediate supportive services with limited hours. But thanks to a $215,000 grant from the Moody Foundation, the center can now expand to stay open 24/7.
The city of Dallas is struggling to get a handle on homeless camps, which increased dramatically after the pandemic resulted in Dallas pausing removals.
The pastor of Our Calling says he knows of at least two homeless people who have died from chronic heat exposure. Volunteers are going out to try and get these folks off the streets. Other organizations like the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas are doing their part to help our most vulnerable residents stay cool.
“If 130 homeless people were dying in any other way it would be considered a mass casualty event,” said Kristie L. Ebi, a professor of global health at the University of Washington.
The port-a-potties will be placed for 90 days at seven locations primarily around downtown and South Dallas. If council members like how the plan is working, the locations will continue to rotate around homeless encampments.
Unlike last year when the city received federal funds to shelter the homeless in hotels, that funding is no longer available this year, and hotel prices are higher. The city of Dallas is hoping that its new inclement weather policy will also help open the doors to the homeless all around the city rather than the concentrated services that are downtown.
A non-profit founded by veterans to serve veterans is focused on ending veteran homelessness. U.S. Vets is helping homeless veterans and their families gain independence and freedom that they helped fight for.
The pantry to help students in need was started about six years ago by a teacher. But when the pandemic hit and volunteers could no longer come inside the school to help, special education students stepped up. It’s a win-win situation that helps students in need while also helping special education students develop life and work skills.
The city of Dallas is launching a new pilot program expanding on a current program to curb panhandling across the city. It will use a combination of outreach, environmental deterrents and data.
Legislation has been introduced that would cancel rent and mortgage payments for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. This would be available to all Americans regardless of income or employment.
The city of Dallas plans to find housing for 100 veterans in the next 100 days.
A fire broke out at a large homeless camp below the eastbound frontage road of Anderson Lane, between IH-35 and Cameron Road Monday morning.
A Dallas non-profit is asking the city council to invest $3 million in a youth homeless shelter.
In a letter penned to the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Governor Abbott has ordered DPS troopers to do extra patrols around state facilities.
The holidays can be a hard time of year for the less fortunate. But this year, a non-profit organization and a couple thousand volunteers worked to change that.