HUMAN SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Make an impact in our community by supporting organizations that address poverty, food availability, housing & homelessness and veterans. We encourage grants that give people a hand-up, not just a hand-out.
Arlington Life Shelter helps homeless individuals and families from throughout the Metroplex. Common catalysts for homelessness include a lack of affordable housing, job loss, eviction and domestic violence. The organization’s goal is to provide 110 residents with scholarships through their Resident Scholarship Program, which provides four weeks of housing, meals, weekly sessions with a social worker to help secure employment and housing, and nightly classes focused on topics such as financial management, employment and parenting.
- $704 provides one scholarship
- $1,408 provides two scholarships
- $3,520 provides five scholarships
- $7,040 provides ten scholarships
Stay the Course at Catholic Charities Fort Worth helps low-income students persist in school and ultimately graduate, equipping them with credentials that increase earning power. The program evaluates how case management can alleviate common barriers, including money, nonacademic personal obstacles, social and institutional obstacles, and academic preparation. Donations make it possible for each student to be paired with a Navigator who provides “supercharged” case management: holistic, wrap-around services that launch from a place of believing in the students’ capability to reach their goals. The approach is individualized and relationship-based. The project is being evaluated by the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame.
- Grants from $1000 to $5,000 are welcome for this innovative approach to holistic one-on-one mentoring.
Guardianship Services, Inc. (GSI) has provided guardianship, support and services to low-income, at-risk adults of Tarrant County since 1985. Many older adults are victims of fraud and exploitation, face evictions, benefit inequities, involuntary removal from long-term care facilities and other injustices. Low-income seniors receive inadequate or no professional legal help for nearly 90% of their civil legal problems. GSI’s Financial Exploitation Prevention Center (FEPC) will meet needs in Tarrant County by adding an experienced elder-law attorney knowledgeable about local and relevant resources.
Through your gift, the staff attorney will provide legal remedies facilitating the exercise of their rights and ensuring a higher quality of life.
- $1,000: provides assessments for 5 clients
- $5,000: court-related costs for 5 cases
In the Fort Worth metro area, only 23% of households are female-led, yet they represent 41% of households in poverty, with women of color disproportionately affected. In order to survive, women heads of household must often cobble together one or more part-time, low wage jobs. The Center helps women build strong financial futures for themselves and their families through Occupational Specific Training in high-demand fields. Women who complete career-specific targeted skills training, coupled with Financial Coaching, achieve higher-wage jobs in industries that provide opportunities for career advancement, health and retirement benefits, and long-term stability.
Funding is needed to sponsor Women’s Center clients in the program:
- $1,000 provides a partial scholarship for one participant
- $3,200 provides a full scholarship for one participant
- $10,000 provides full scholarships for three participants
If you have any questions about funding a nonprofit project, please contact Vicki Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817.877.0702.