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With the success of the 2016 Project Homeless Connect, planning and preparation for the 2017 event is already underway. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church 1000 Penn St. Fort Worth, TX 76102. Directions Home has collaborated with 1st Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth to […]

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This year’s Project Homeless Connect was the biggest one yet.  More than 300 people were served by more than 75 volunteers and nearly 60 organizations during the April 16th event at First Presbyterian Church.  Transportation to and from the event was generously provided by Beautiful Feet Ministries and Catholic Charities Street Outreach Services.  Additionally, GDC […]

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The Permanent Supportive Housing Task Force will hold a public hearing during its final meeting, set for 6:00 PM Wednesday, May 13 at the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library, 1062 Evans Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104.  All are invited to attend. Appointed in August 2014, the Permanent Supportive Housing Task Force was created to perform […]

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Project Homeless Connect, an annual one-day, one-stop fair where Fort Worth’s homeless neighbors receive access to vital services along with a dose of hospitality, will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Worth. The health fair-style experience expands on medical services to include resources such as housing, jobs, […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT Mindia Whittier, Principal Mindshare Group 817-300-1141 (cell) mindiawhittier@hotmail.com Clean for a Cause Invites Residents to Help End Homelessness FORT WORTH – Each week in the U.S. approximately 165,000 garage sales take place. While the average price of a yard sale item is only 85 cents, the total weekly […]

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The Fort Worth Housing Authority (FWHA) invites property owners and developers to submit written proposals demonstrating their project eligibility, qualifications and interest in securing Project-Based Vouchers (PBV).  PBV assistance provides rental subsidies paid on behalf of eligible families who live in units that are contracted under the program.  Read the RFP here.

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FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth City Council will hold a joint meeting with the Fort Worth Advisory Commission on Ending Homelessness on Wednesday, March 26. The meeting will provide a forum for the two groups to discuss the City’s Directions Home plan and opportunities for leadership in the City’s efforts to address homelessness. Details […]

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Churches Accommodate Overflow WHAT: 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, which synchronizes the efforts of multiple homeless-serving agencies, arranged additional beds for Thursday night at […]

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FORT WORTH – Many will take Thanksgiving as an opportunity to give thanks by giving help. Holiday revelers sometimes 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 sometimes create health, safety and […]

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Directions Home Announces Launch of Team Home Run FORT WORTH – Most homelessness-abatement programs seek to get people off the streets. A new initiative takes the opposite approach and wants people to hit the streets. Registration is now open for Team Home Run, a group of Running Ambassadors who lace-up at local charity runs on […]

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Advocates Hit the Pavement with Panhandler-Style Signs WHAT:           When the Directions Home Street Team – including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price – deploys to intersections throughout Fort Worth, participants will take a cue from traditional panhandlers. But rather than brandishing cardboard signs that ask for money, a meal or work, they will display hand-marked messages […]

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Family-Friendly Events Challenge Neighbors to Get Involved FORT WORTH – There are 2,390 citizens in Fort Worth experiencing homelessness. Among them, 739 are children and 217 are veterans. A new campaign calls local residents to help them find the shortest way home. The year-long initiative includes a variety of family-friendly activities aimed at increasing volunteerism, […]

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