The Presbyterian Night Shelter is a place of trust, respect and caring for the homeless, helping them regain their quality of life. We serve the needs of the homeless while respecting their dignity. PNS is the only free area emergency shelter without length-of-stay restrictions.
More than 4,042 individuals call the streets of Tarrant County home. Of these homeless, more than half receive services from the Presbyterian Night Shelter sometime during the year.
The Shelter is the largest provider of services for the area homeless population, supplying meals, beds and basic human care to an average of 740 homeless clients each night of the week, every week of the year.
Since it was founded nearly 25 years ago by local Presbyterian ministers, it has provided more than 3 million nights of stay and served more than 5 million meals.
The Shelter also provides counseling and resources enabling clients to reenter mainstream society, and employs at least 30 homeless clients who handle day-to-day operations. Our mission is to END homelessness one individual at a time.
Located east of downtown Fort Worth and one block south of East Lancaster on Cypress Street, the Presbyterian Night Shelter is a 5-acre campus of four facilities that provides specialized care for Tarrant County’s homeless. The four facilities include:
- Main Shelter for adults, the elderly, infirm, mentally ill and veterans. Shelter, evening meals and basic necessities such as toiletries are provided.
- Lowdon-Schutts Building for women with children. Services include: emergency and transitional housing, three meals a day and intensive case management for approximately 100 people.
- Safe Haven for men and women with severe mental illness. The 20-room residential facility is a non-threatening environment with furnished, private rooms that provides therapy, case management and three meals a day.
- Veterans Services/Patriot House More than 50 beds are located within the Main Shelter for men and women who are veterans. Case management is also provided for the mentally ill. Patriot House recently opened, providing 32 beds for veterans.
The Shelter is a local, independent, nonprofit organization, which operates on a $4.5 million campus-wide budget. Only 40% budget is subsidized by federal sources; therefore, the Shelter relies on donations from individuals, foundations, corporations and local churches to operate.
For more information or to find out how you can help please visit the Presbyterian Night Shelter's website at http://www.pns-tc.org/.