Program areas at PNS
The karl travis men's Shelter and lowdon-schutts women's Shelter at Presbyterian Night Shelter provide Shelter to homeless adult men and women. In addition to their Night of stay, the guests receive one (dinner) to three meals per day depending on the program services they receive, shower facilities, and access to case management services. Case management services include assistance with securing housing, employment, and securing benefit income (food stamps, ssi, ssdi, etc.). Case managers also assist guests with obtaining critical documents such as social security cards, birth certificates, and state identification.the objectives of the case management office are: 1. To engage consumers in services provided by the case management office2. To connect consumers with mainstream resources 3. To move consumers out of the cycle of homelessness4. To increase program staff awareness of the needs of the homeless population.the men's Shelter and the lowdon-schutts women's Shelter assisted 2,917 unduplicated clients during 2021.
Housing solutions is to provide the safety and comforts of a home coupled with life enrichment services to break the cycle of homelessness. Qualified applicants are assisted with moving into an apartment priced at or below fair market rent. Following an approved home inspection, rent reasonableness, and completed rent calculation for those housed in tenant paid utility housing, participants are then provided assistance with acquiring basic household items and furniture. Rental payments are made directly to landlords. Case management visits are conducted weekly to support clients in becoming successful community members through making use of supports available to clients, assisting clients with shopping and cooking, increasing communication skills, keeping appointments, and building skills around other daily living activities. Case managers frequently aid clients to meet their needs for services including employment, education, substance abuse, and physical and mental health treatment. Individual service plans will address client needs and goals throughout the program. Individual service plans will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis to assist clients in creating and meeting ongoing goals. Housing solutions served 150 clients in 2021.
Upspire , our social enterprise, is comprised of three professional service companies designed to support and employ individuals of Tarrant County facing barriers to employment. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty and unemployment by providing jobs that restore dignity and provide hope. Upspire provides gainful employment, benefits, case management, and job skill training to participants. It is our hope that with the experience, resources and training provided at upspire, our clients transition successfully into the general workforce.
The morris foundation family center at pns provides emergency Shelter services to homeless women with high risk pregnancies and families with minor children. In addition to their nights of stay, the client receives three meals a day and two snacks for the children. The families also have access to shower facilities, case management services and life skills classes. The morris foundation women & children's center program collaborates with cook's children's hospital which meets with clients weekly to assess their health and well being. In addition to a program manager, two case managers and two children's advocates work with the parent to ensure compliance with the local school district guidelines and conducting activities to enhance the child's overall well being. Case management services include assistance with securing housing, employment and securing additional income (food stamps, ssi, ssdi, etc.) For those able to work. Case managers also assist clients with obtaining critical documents such as social security cards, birth certificates and state identification. In 2021, this program served approximately 247 families with a total of 704 individuals.the objectives of the morris foundation women & children's center program are:1. To move consumers out of the cycle of homelessness2. To increase parenting skills and3. To decrease the need for crisis intervention with these families including referrals to cps and calls for emergency services.
The veterans per diem program provides bridge housing and transitional living services to homeless veterans. To access services, veterans must be referred from the local va office. Veterans focus on securing permanent employment and permanent independent housing. Case management services are required during program participation. Case management includes assistance with securing housing, employment, and securing additional income (food stamps, ssi, ssdi, etc.) For those unable to work. Case managers also assist clients with obtaining critical documents such as social security cards, birth certificates, and state identification. In 2021, 108 individuals were served.the objectives of the veterans administration per diem program are:1. To move customers out of a cycle of homelessness2. Assist veterans with reintegration into society3. Increase the income of homeless veterans4. Connect veterans with services available to them through the veterans administration.
Safe haven is a permanent supportive housing program without length of stay requirements designed to serve individuals who have a severe mental illness. Individuals may also struggle with addiction to substances, domestic violence, or may be a veteran of the armed forces. The mimi hunter fitzgerald safe haven program offers the residents intensive case management, group support opportunities, life skills education and other supports to increase their stability. Through a partnership with Tarrant County my health my resources (mhmr) services, residents receive psychiatric medication management, monitoring and crisis stabilization at the local mhmr clinic. The program, located on the campus of the Presbyterian Night Shelter, offers safe, comfortable housing for 10 men and 10 women, meals and assistance with clothing and hygiene supplies. 30 unduplicated clients were served in 2021.