City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and United Way of Tarrant County
DRC Solutions’ Rapid Rehousing and Critical Documents Support programs are part of the Directions Home initiative, a campaign led by the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the United Way of Tarrant County to end homelessness as a way of life here. Rapid Rehousing is designed to quickly place people experiencing homelessness in temporary housing. Once housed, individuals or families are set on a path to secure permanent housing with professional case management. Our critical documents staff helps people experiencing homelessness replace lost or stolen identification, which opens doors to housing, employment and more.
Texas Governor’s Office, Criminal Justice Division
We created the Victims Advocacy Project, one of the first in Texas created to help homeless victims of violent crime seek justice and safe shelter, with help from the governor’s office. In 2017, the program expanded to include the Homeless Children Victims Advocacy Project. The new children’s program provides trauma-informed care for homeless kids up to age 17 who have been the victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault or other violent assault.
The Faith Community
We open doors with shelter alternatives like Room in the Inn. A ministry uniting the DRC and hundreds of volunteers at area churches, Room in the Inn opens hearts and houses of worship to provide overnight shelter in the hottest and coldest months of the year.
Volunteers treasure the time and stories they share with men or women who are homeless in this beloved shelter alternative, and people emerging from homelessness form community ties that can last a lifetime.
Healthy Community Collaborative
The DRC is part of the Healthy Community Collaborative, an alliance of seven agencies led by MHMR of Tarrant County. Together we’re expanding outreach, housing, and other help for individuals and families experiencing or escaping homelessness.