About Us

About Us

We are a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the poor and homeless in, and around, Tarrant County, Texas.  While we are led to serve anyone in need, our focus is on serving youth and single parent families struggling with poverty and homelessness, two of the most vulnerable demographics within the homeless population. Beyond serving their immediate needs, we seek to equip and empower those we serve so that they can achieve stability, transformation and self-sufficiency.  


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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Do you have a heart for serving others?  Can you meet someone at their point of need, and just love on them?  Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers that share our vision and mission to improve the lives of those struggling with poverty and homelessness. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!




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Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, spreading our mission through word-of-mouth or, by providing a financial gift, thank you!  We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Together we can make a difference in the lives of homeless youth and single-parent families.  






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WhenWeLove

1100 E. Lancaste Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76102, US

(682) 707-5302

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sat

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sun

Closed

WhenWeLove

Who We Serve

We serve youth and single-parent families struggling with poverty and homelessness. We are an all inclusive organization serving ALL of God's children regardless of race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation or social status. We meet people at their point of need and work to provide resources and services that lead to healing, stability, transformation and self-sufficiency. 

 

Youth (14 - 24)

  1. Runaway Youth
  2. Foster Children Aging Out of System
  3. Teens Fleeing Abuse/Domestic Violence
  4. Expectant Teens

Single-parent families (with custody)

  1. Low-Income 
  2. No-Income 
  3. Homeless 
  4. Near Homeless (at risk)
  5. Fleeing Domestic Violence
  6. Experiencing a family emergency



Programs & Services

We take a wholistic approach in addressing the complex issues and barriers facing those we serve.  While it is important to address immediate needs when serving the poor and homeless, our real goal is to build relationships and learn how we can best serve individuals and families for long-term success. as the saying goes "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime", we use this philosophy when serving those in need.  Some of the services and programs we provide are;


  1. Temporary Financial Assistance.
  2. Family Reunification.
  3. Housing Placement & Transitional Support.
  4. Mentoring/Life Coaching.
  5. Resource Connectivity
  6. Transportation Assistance.
  7. Anger Management/BIP/DV Classes.
  8. Holiday Outreach and Support.
  9. Job Readiness/Employment Assistance.
  10. Computer Lab (coming soon)
  11. Clothing Closet (interview & work)
  12. Furniture & Household Items

The Transfer Center

The Transfer Center is a 9,600 sq. ft. facility that we call home.  It also provides space to multiple organization and agencies providing a wide range of support, resources and programs to those dealing with poverty and homelessness.  Over 4,400 people came through our front doors seeking assistance in 2016.  Here are a few of the organizations utilizing our space;


  1. DRC Solutions - provides housing assessment, housing solutions, victims advocacy, case mgmt. and more.
  2. Recovery Resource Council - provides mental health assessments, diagnosis and counseling.
  3. MHMR of Tarrant County - Housing Assistance, Case Mgmt., Peer Support.
  4. FWISD - Adult GED classes.
  5. NewDay Services for Children and Families - Fatherhood classes.
  6. Compassion of Christ Ministries - weekend homeless outreach and special events.
  7. Labre Society - provides basic needs to those experiencing homelessness.


Thanksgiving Outreach

Thanksgiving Outreach is all about sharing our bounty with those in need during the Holidays!  We collect all the classic food items for a complete Thanksgiving meal, and put together food baskets to deliver to no-income/low-income families so that they can celebrate the day just like you and I!  Last year we delivered baskets to 75 families, including 30 families who had just transitioned from homelessness into their new apartments.  

Baskets Include:

  1. 13 - 16lb frozen turkey
  2. Aluminum roasting pan
  3. Cornbread dressing mix (family size)
  4. Chicken broth or stock
  5. Canned sweet potato or yams
  6. Canned cranberry sauce
  7. Dinner rolls (heat and serve)
  8. Pie 
  9. White laundry basket (square w/handles)
  10. Napkins
  11. Tablecloth (disposable)

Christmas Wish

Our origins began with the very first Christmas Wish event back in 2012!  Of course it wasn't much of an event, but we collected gifts for a handful of families and provided gifts for 36 children.  To them it was everything!  Since then we created a special annual event to serve families in need and have served almost 1000 children by fulfilling their Christmas Wishes!  Our program is unique in that, we seek to serve children and families that would likely receive no Christmas without our intervention!  We wait to accept referrals until mid November (long after all the other Christmas programs have passed their deadlines).  Then we only accept referrals from other organizations, teachers, and counselors  who have personal knowledge of the childrens/families needs.  When you adopt a child or family for our Christmas Wish, you are truly making a difference in a child's life!

Be an Angel this year and make a child's Christmas Wish come true.


Compassion Park

Compassion Park is a 7500 sq. ft. open-air park managed by our organization, and located just blocks from our building.  The park is centrally located within the homeless corridor and open to community groups and faith-based organizations to serve the homeless.  Over 30,000 warm meals were served in the park in 2016, and included special events like: Walk-In Movie Nights, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Celebrations.  For more information about the park, or how your group might be able to serve in the park, contact us by clicking the link below.  

Compassion Park

1417 E. Presidio Street

Fort Worth, TX 76102