The solution: a home
Put housing first to end homelessness
We make that happen — one individual or family at a time.
Our strategy is based on one simple idea: the answer to homelessness is a place to call home.
The proof: 90% of people housed by the DRC are still housed after one year, 85% after two years–a result that’s better for individuals and the community as a whole.
Many other DRC solutions set the stage for housing by safeguarding hope and human dignity.
Today DRC solutions like these reach more people than ever through colocation, or sharing space with partner agencies. Partnerships extend our reach without the high cost of new facilities.
The DRC provides common-sense solutions to homelessness for individuals, families and communities touched by homelessness. Our proven process is simple: the DRC prepares, places and supports people experiencing homelessness in permanent housing linked with the help individuals and families need to emerge from homelessness as productive, healthy people.
Prepare, Place, Support
Critical Document Support
The DRC helps people experiencing homelessness replace identity documents, opening doors to housing, employment and more.
Healthy Community Collaborative
The DRC is the housing prioritization partner in the Healthy Community Collaborative, an alliance of agencies led by MHMR of Tarrant County that is expanding outreach, housing, and other help for individuals and families experiencing homelessness who live with mental health or behavioral health challenges.
Victims Advocacy Project
The Victims Advocacy Project helps homeless crime victims seek justice, find safe shelter and more. In 2017, the Victims Advocacy Project expands to include the Homeless Children Victims Advocacy Project to provide trauma-informed care for children up to age 17 who have been the victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault or other violent assault.
DRC System Navigators help individuals and families in Tarrant and Parker counties prepare for housing using the knowledge base that has made the DRC one of the top housing placement agencies in town.
Room in the Inn
Room in the Inn is a ministry uniting the DRC and volunteers at more than 20 churches. The program opens houses of worship for weekly overnight shelter in seasons of greatest need and helps people experiencing homelessness reestablish community ties.
DRC Rapid Rehousing programs are 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.
Permanent Supportive Housing
The DRC places and provides case management for people in permanent supportive housing throughout the community. The agency also is the housing placement and site-based case management services partner for the Palm Tree Apartments, a groundbreaking permanent supportive housing community developed by the Paulos Foundation. The complex provides safe, long-term housing for people who face the greatest challenges and has received national recognition.