Apartment Outreach Ministry
Clients typically reach out to the West Fort Worth Center of Hope in a time of financial crisis. Through our Apartment Outreach Ministry, we seek to prevent the trauma and stress of eviction and fill gaps in services. The residents assisted through this ministry are provided partial rent and utility assistance on an as needed basis. We also partner with other community organizations that provide rental assistance in order to decrease dependency and facilitate personal responsibility. However, access to other community rental assistance programs has become increasingly more difficult. With the hiatus on evictions lifted, statewide rental assistance programs no longer accepting applications and skyrocketing rental rates, the risk of homelessness is greater than ever.
At West Fort Worth Center of Hope we do not simply provide financial assistance. We provide wrap-around services to strengthen the foundations of individuals by assessing and providing access to a wide array of resources required to build a stable and successful life. Upon client intake, we assess their access to seven areas of resources, as specified by Bridges Out of Poverty: financial, spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, support systems and relationships/role models. All seven types of resources are required to not only survive an emergency financial situation, but to also overcome patterns of dependency and living in crisis.