The Stewpot provides day shelter and support services for the homeless and low-income. Services include: Alcohol and Drug Counseling - Clients may meet with counselors from the Welcome House weekdays from 9:00am - 11:30am. Clients may participate in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings weekdays from 10:30am - 11:30am. Art Classes - Clients may participate in art classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am - 11:30am. Bible Readings and Discussions - Clients may participate in Bible readings and discussions Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00am - 10:00am. Casework Assistance - Clients may meet with caseworkers weekdays from 8:00am - 11:30am and from 1:00pm - 3:45pm (Tuesdays from 8:00am - 11:30am and from 1:00pm - 2:45pm.) Community Ministries Scholarships - Clients who participated in Saturday School and Venturing Crew may apply for college scholarships. Dental Clinic - Homeless clients may receive dental care from Community Dental Care staff weekdays from 8:00am - 11:30am and from 1:00pm - 3:45pm. Clients must present documentation indicating that they are homeless and appointments are generally required. Eye Clinic - Clients may receive eye care. Days and times vary, but doctors announce their arrival each week. Identification Cards - Clients may receive Stewpot photograph identification cards Mondays from 9:30am - 10:30am. Clients must present acceptable vital records to get a Stewpot identification card. Mail Services - Clients may pick up mail weekdays from 11:00am - 11:30am and from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. Clients must present an acceptable form of photograph identification to pick up their mail. Meals - Three meals daily are provided at The Second Chance Cafe - at The Bridge homeless assistance center Medical Clinic - Clients may receive medical care. Days and times vary, but doctors announce their arrival each week. Peer Mentoring - Clients may meet with caseworkers for counseling, information, and or referrals. Representative Payee Program - Clients may meet with caseworkers for financial management if they receive Social Security Disability Income or Social Security Supplemental Income and are required to have such relationships. Only a small group of clients may participate in this program. Restrooms And Water Fountain - Clients may use the restrooms and water fountain in the cafeteria from 8:00am - 12:30pm and from 1:00pm - 3:30pm (Tuesdays from 8:00am - 12:30pm and from 1:00pm - 2:45pm.) Soap and toilet paper are available at the front desk. Saturday School - City Park Elementary School students may participate in educational and recreational activities each Saturday, when school is in session, from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Seating - Clients may sit in the cafeteria weekdays from 8:00am - 11:30am and from 1:30pm - 3:45pm (Tuesdays from 8:00am - 11:30am and from 1:30pm - 2:45pm.) Social Service Agencies - Clients may meet with representatives from a variety of social service agencies such as ABC Behavioral Healthcare, Community Dental Care, Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services, Dallas MetroCare, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, Parkland Health and Hospital System, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Veterans Affairs and Welcome House. Days and times vary, but representatives announce their arrival each week. Stewpot Transitional Employment Program (STEP) - Clients may meet with caseworkers about receiving help with applications, clothing, Community Voice Mail, DART passes, interviews, resumes, and supports while searching for jobs. Street Zine - Clients may vend Street Zine, a newspaper that creates direct economic opportunity for the benefit of people living in poverty. Orientation for new vendors begins each Tuesday and Thursday at 2.00 pm. Summer Day Camp-City Park Elementary School students may participate in educational and recreational activities each summer, when school is not in session. Summer Visiting Youth Program - Youth groups may stay at the Stewpot and volunteer at a variety of Dallas’ social service agencies each week of each summer. Texas Department of Public Safety Driver Licenses and Identification Cards - Clients may meet with caseworkers about receiving financial assistance for Texas Department of Public Safety Driver Licenses or Identification Cards. Clients generally pay half of the amounts required for their driver licenses or identification cards. Travel Assistance - Clients may meet with caseworkers about receiving financial assistance for travel. Clients must have housing at their destinations and generally pay most of the amounts required for their travel. Venturing Crew-Youth may participate in educational and recreational activities affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America each Wednesday, when school is in session, from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Vital Records-Clients may meet with caseworkers about receiving financial assistance for vital records such as birth certificates. Clients generally pay half of the amounts required for their vital records. The Stewpot cannot provide casework services or make appointments over the telephone. Appointments for assistance are made in person on a first-come, first serve basis. Appointments are made at the front desk by the intake coordinator each weekday at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for same day morning and afternoon appointments (except holidays). For more information contact The Stewpot or visit The Stewpot website.
Helpful Definitions For The Stewpot (day Shelter):
Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities. Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered. Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.
How To Volunteer at The Stewpot (day Shelter):
Be a volunteer. Call The Stewpot (day Shelter) at 214-746-2785 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org 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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