Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange - GRACE

Po Box 412
Grapevine, TX 76099

(817) 488-7009
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, Shelter for Homeless Families and Homeless Individuals

General Information:
This program provides housing and case management to help homeless individuals or families work toward self-sufficiency. Clients and families have a place to live while they work, pay off debt, learn new skills and regain confidence. Clients work directly with a professional case manager and receive support from trained volunteer "client aides". Clients commit to a minimum of six months in the program and have up to two years to attain goals identified at the beginning of their stay. Intake procedure:Client referrals must come from a case worker at a shelter. The client may be referred just prior to their successful completion of the shelter's full program. The shelter's case worker will send a GRACE referral form (may be obtained by request from GRACE) to the Transitional Housing Program Manager. The program manager may approve this initial referral and request the subsequent completion of an application interview with the client. All applicants are subject to a criminal history check and are required to be drug free for at least one year prior to application. If the initial referral is not approved, the transitional housing program manager will provide alternate program recommendations. Eligibility: Homeless individuals and their families who have successfully completed a shelter program and have been referred by that shelter; head of household must be 21 years of age or older; must have a working vehicle Hours: Mon Tues Thur Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm; Wed 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Helpful Definitions For Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange - GRACE:
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.

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