Outreach

Bringing services to the unsheltered.

Outreach

Bringing services to the unsheltered

DRC Mobile Assessors provide outreach services to ensure unsheltered citizens experiencing homelessness have access to housing opportunities in the community. This team locates individuals and families experiencing unsheltered homelessness, completes assessments for housing, helps them gather documentation required for housing program eligibility, and connects them with individual-appropriate housing interventions within the Tarrant County Continuum of Care.

This is a new partnership between the DRC and the City of Fort Worth, unofficially launched in October 2020. As of late November 2020, the team had provided one or all of the services above to approximately 90 clients. In 2021, this team will expand to include additional mobile assessors embedded with the Hope Team, JPS Care Connections, and My Health My Resources Tarrant County (MHMR).

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Gary’s Story

Meet Gary. Gary lived in this campsite since 2007.
Dirty. Cold. Scared. Hurting.
In 2017, he was the victim of a hit-and-run that broke his back. He’s been in and out of the hospital because of this injury. He lives with PTSD and constant pain. He has no family.
At his camp, he has had to haul water and firewood, despite his mobility issues. The fire kept him warm, but made it hard for him to breathe.
Then one day, DRC Mobile Assessor Johnetta Hudspeth picked up Gary to take him to his new home at the Casa de Esperanza apartments.
Clean. Warm. Secure. Relieved.
Says Johnetta, “He cried, I cried, his campmates cried, but we left, because he was so ready.”
Gary says that when the DRC showed up at his campsite, he knew it was finally his time after waiting for so long. “I haven’t been the most righteous man, but I know there is a God.”
He adds, “The people at the DRC put their hearts into it; it is more than a job to them. They really care about homeless people with no judgment, and give us hope again.”
THANK YOU for making home a reality for Gary and so many like him! Your support ensures there is always a Johnetta to reach out and change a life.

Gary’s Story

Meet Gary. Gary lived in this campsite since 2007.
Dirty. Cold. Scared. Hurting.
In 2017, he was the victim of a hit-and-run that broke his back. He’s been in and out of the hospital because of this injury. He lives with PTSD and constant pain. He has no family.
At his camp, he has had to haul water and firewood, despite his mobility issues. The fire kept him warm, but made it hard for him to breathe.
Then one day, DRC Mobile Assessor Johnetta Hudspeth picked up Gary to take him to his new home at the Casa de Esperanza apartments.
Clean. Warm. Secure. Relieved.
Says Johnetta, “He cried, I cried, his campmates cried, but we left, because he was so ready.”
Gary says that when the DRC showed up at his campsite, he knew it was finally his time after waiting for so long. “I haven’t been the most righteous man, but I know there is a God.”
He adds, “The people at the DRC put their hearts into it; it is more than a job to them. They really care about homeless people with no judgment, and give us hope again.”
THANK YOU for making home a reality for Gary and so many like him! Your support ensures there is always a Johnetta to reach out and change a life.

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