Support Recovery of the Homeless As They Get Their Lives Back
Homelessness is a much more complex condition than simply not having a home. There are five root causes to chronic homelessness that have been identified: drugs, alcohol, relationship issues, money issues, and mental illness. Homelessness rose by 9 percent in Dallas and Collins County in Texas this year, a steady increase since 2016, and it's not unique to Dallas and Collins County. It's a prevalent, layered issue across the country that isn't solved with a handout or quick fix.
One of the most comprehensive, full and lasting recovery programs for Dallas's homeless population is Dallas LIFE, the largest homeless shelter in North Texas. But it's much more than a homeless shelter—it's a school, church, and recovery center offering medical, dental, vision, and counseling services—with a capacity to serve 500 people.
Dallas LIFE's Homeless Recovery Program helps men, women, kids, veterans, seniors, and families get out of homelessness and find self-sufficiency with over a 90 percent success rate, one of the highest success rates in America (the national average is 10 percent).