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In fall 2013, the SteerFW Homelessness Task Force got together in an effort to educate industry partners, potential employers, and the community through informational material about breaking the cycle of homelessness through employment.  After working with Mowry Creative and Brian Pierce Marketing, we are pleased to share the final result. The brochure takes a tough […]

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It is a well-known fact that homelessness accounts for substantial health care and social service costs.  The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is on a mission to change that by offering a technology-assisted health coaching program called “m.chat” to residents living in permanent supportive housing (PSH). The m.chat program was designed to “address […]

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The Permanent Supportive Housing Task Force presented their Interim Report at Tuesday’s Pre-Council meeting.  You can now watch a video of the meeting online as well as access copies of the Interim Report and PowerPoint presentation by clicking here.

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The City of Fort Worth and the United Way of Tarrant County have published the Expenditure Plan and Notice of Funding Availability for Directions Home initiatives, Program Year VII.  The document includes descriptions of City-funded initiatives and expenditures for April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016. Prospective applicants are encouraged to read the entire notice […]

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The Fort Worth Advisory Commission on Ending Homelessness will receive public comment and discuss the proposed budget for Directions Home Program Year VII.  Eligible community- and faith-based organizations will implement a variety of initiatives in support of the Directions Home plan between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. It is anticipated that the United […]

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Sometimes it is hard to see domestic violence. Sometimes when we see it, we look the other way. That is why October is such an important month. It’s the month when we focus on what domestic violence looks like in all its many forms – verbal, emotional, spiritual, and physical – and the damage it […]

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On Wednesday, March 26, the Fort Worth City Council held a joint meeting with the Fort Worth Advisory Commission on Ending Homelessness.  You can now watch a video of the meeting online.  Here are links to the presentations: Report of the City Staff Community Engagement Committee Report Plan, Policy, and Budget Committee Report Supportive Housing […]

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Concentrations of unsheltered and emergency sheltered people who are homeless are expensive to the community, corrosive to neighborhoods, deadly and dangerous for individuals.  This past Tuesday, the City Council received a briefing on how the cost effective responses in the Directions Home plan strengthen neighborhoods and save lives. (You can watch the video here.) In […]

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As an ice storm blankets North Texas and more homeless citizens than usual seek a warm place to sleep, organizers of local homelessness programs have expanded bed capacity to meet the demand. Organizers of Directions Home arranged additional beds for Thursday night at designated area churches. Service providers conducted assessments and intake at an existing […]

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While Thanksgiving celebrations are commonly associated with food, family and football, many also take the opportunity to give thanks by giving help. Holiday revelers dish out a plate of leftovers for a panhandler, or drop off coats on the street for homeless neighbors. What well-intentioned givers may not know is that these gestures of gratitude […]

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by Otis Thornton Homelessness Program Director, City of Fort Worth Lots of people talk about wanting to make a difference in the lives of the poor, hungry, and homeless. And for the last 15 years, while those others were talking, Lylette Pharr has been doing it—leading, serving, and giving voice to the most vulnerable members […]

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by Otis Thornton Homelessness Program Director, City of Fort Worth On Sunday, June 8, 1997, a Fort Worth Star Telegram headline read, “No Direction Home.” The feature story chronicled a reporter’s week-long experience of life on the streets of Fort Worth and concluded: “The pavement feels harder when no direction you walk will take you […]

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