66.6 F
Fort Worth
Thursday, October 1, 2020
- Advertisements -
News Homeless agency changes name, expands services

Homeless agency changes name, expands services

Other News

United Family of supermarkets raises money for March of Dimes

LUBBOCK – The United Family and its customers raised $103,407 for March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit dedicated...

Lena Pope urges support of Tarrant County restaurants during DFW Restaurant Week

Lena Pope, the Tarrant County beneficiary of DFW Restaurant Week for the past 22 years, is urging local...

Mayfest Inc. changes name to Trinity Collaborative Inc.

Mayfest Inc., the nonprofit organization responsible for producing the Mayfest festival, has announced a new name – Trinity...

Origin Bank commits $700,000 to local charitable organizations, educational institutions

Origin Bank announced July 28 that it has donated $700,000 to be distributed to a variety of charitable...

Fort Worth’s Day Resource Center for the Homeless has shortened its name and adopted a new service approach suggested by the city that extends the reach of its services for people facing homelessness.

Now called DRC, the 16-year-old agency located on East Lancaster Avenue is expanding its service structure with the Housing First approach, which places individuals or families in housing as quickly as possible, then provides support services that help people remain housed.

“We’ve been called DRC for nearly our entire history,” said Bruce Frankel, executive director. “While shortening our name, we’re expanding and building on DRC’s core capabilities like social services system navigation, critical documents support, victims’ advocacy and family reunification as well as rapid rehousing placement.”

The nonprofit’s new model also encourages collaboration among funders and providers of services for homeless people, one of several recommendations of the 2014 City of Fort Worth ad hoc committee report on ending homelessness.

Colocation agreements, for example, rotate DRC specialists through offices of allied social services agencies and faith community partners.

Colocation extends the reach of DRC housing and other services to areas with unmet need and links people served by DRC with complementary services of partner agencies such as YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County, Community Crossroads and others.

DRC social services and day shelter staff will continue to provide services at the agency shelter at 1415 E. Lancaster Ave. as long as needed, and its partnership with 22 local churches that make Room in the Inn for men or women facing homelessness will remain a part of its programming, Frankel said.

DRC serves more than 3,000 people a year and an average of 350 people each day.

Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net

- Advertisements -
- Advertisements -

Latest News

What to Know: Fort Worth gets mention in presidential debate – and mayor responds

If you watched the debate Tuesday night you might have noticed – amid all the name-calling – that moderator Chris Wallace dropped...

Biden, Trump press contrasts in Midwest after debate chaos

By STEVE PEOPLES, WILL WEISSERT and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe...

Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

By BILL BARROW and ZEKE MILLER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald...

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, DARLENE SUPERVILLE, WILL WEISSERT and MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate...

Chamber honors Paul Andrews, founder and CEO of TTI Inc., with Halsey Award

Paul Andrews, founder and CEO of TTI Inc., was honored with the annual Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Susan Halsey Executive Leadership...