Search For Truth Ministry - Emergency Shelter (for Men)

709 Waco Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

361-882-4143 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: emergency shelter for men.

General Information:
Search for Truth Ministry provides up to 90 days of emergency shelter for homeless men. Other services include food, clothing and shower facilities. For more information contact Search for Truth Ministry. The primary mission of SFTM is to provide and operate a Christian, gospel based transitional housing for homeless men in the Corpus Christi area.  All staff members are voluntary in-house residents and receive no pay for their services.  Their experiences and commitments help build a strong faith community and help keep the shelter alcohol and drug free.  No salaries are paid to anyone. Some 40-60% of the SFTM residents are veterans.  The mission is proud to assist our veterans in becoming active members of our community. SFTM tries to get away from an institutional homeless shelter atmosphere by creating a more "homelike" surrounding.  Donations have been used to replace old worn out mattresses, pillows, blankets and bed sheets. The staff works very closely with the police to make certain the area around the shelter continues to be orderly.  They enforce a curfew and a zero tolerance for alcohol and drug use.  It is the goal of the shelter to continue making a positive influence in the downtown Corpus Christi area. Approximately 25-30 homeless men of Corpus Christi receive shelter and meals at the mission each day.  Clothing, shoes, linens, showers and laundry facilities are provided.  Men can stay up to 90 days while looking for employment and a permanent residence.  Most of the men staying at the shelter grow in their faith, get jobs, and become self-sufficient.


Helpful Definitions For Search For Truth Ministry - Emergency Shelter (for Men):
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

How To Volunteer at Search For Truth Ministry - Emergency Shelter (for Men):
Be a volunteer. Call Search For Truth Ministry - Emergency Shelter (for Men) at 361-882-4143 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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