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.
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!
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.
Donated vehicles are gifted to individuals and families in need! Your old car, truck or van can help someone transition from homelessness to self-sufficient. Email us for more information
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help youth and single parent families who are experiencing homelessness, or are struggling to find their way. Together, we can make a difference!
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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)
Single-parent families (with custody)
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;
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;
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.
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 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.
1417 E. Presidio Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Gary Wilkerson, Jr. Founder/Executive Director
Joel Martinez - Director
Quincy Alexander Jones - Director
Julie Wilkerson - Secretary
Bryan A. Williams - Treasurer
Brandon Wilkerson - Community Outreach
Mission: WhenWeLove works to ease the stress caused by poverty; we serve no-income, low-income and homeless individuals and families and walk with them through the process of regaining their dignity, value and worth as they learn new life skills that lead to self-sufficiency. Through individual assessments, relational case management and group mentoring we offer every person we serve the opportunity for self-improvement and life transformation.
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We thank our CPA Willa Mills for providing accounting and tax services to our organization.