Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) is rich in its history as being one of the oldest nonprofits in North Texas. Originating in 1888, UGM-TC has seen the issues of homelessness evolve and has had the pleasure of watching countless lives transform over the last 126 years.
“Over time, we have been so blessed to be a part of the vision and generosity of Ella McFadden. She truly has been vital to UGM-TC for the past 30 years. We have been able to count on the consistent level of funding year after year, which is paramount for a nonprofit whose needs like ours are ever growing. UGM-TC continues to depend on these funds for the general operations of our organization, and is blessed by the security and peace it brings us.”
Over the last 126 years, their programs and services may have evolved, but their mission has always remained; providing love, hope, respect and a new beginning to the homeless. The support of the Ella C. McFadden Endowment Fund provides UGM-TC the ability to grow and continue programs and services by providing a holistic approach, allowing them to focus on treating the “whole-person” through their faith-based case management and addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of their clients. In addition, UGM-TC has been able to provide three meals a day 365 days a year, safe shelter and services to the homeless population in Tarrant County.
In 2014, UGM-TC provided nearly 222,000 meals and served 3,937 homeless men, women and children. They continue to work individuals out of homelessness through their residency program, which offers individualized case management, spiritual enrichment and the necessary skills to regain a life of independence and self-sufficiency.
It is nearly impossible to fathom the countless number of men, women and children whose lives have been touched and changed by the generosity of the Ella C. McFadden Endowment Fund. In 30 years, UGM-TC estimates that we have been able to provide more than 5,019,108 meals and 2,252,907 nights of shelter and other supportive services to our homeless community in Tarrant County.
The legacy of Ella C. McFadden lives on at Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County and continues to make a huge difference in the lives of North Texas homeless guests and the residents who reside here.
To celebrate 30 years of giving from the Ella C. McFadden Endowment Fund, Community Foundation of North Texas hosted a series called the 13 Days of Giving. We posted pictures and stories from the 13 nonprofits about the impact the McFadden Fund has had on their organization. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to receive the daily alerts, or visit www.cfntx.org