Capital Campaign

God’s Healthy Place Capital Campaign

TOGETHER — we can meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our
community!

THE NEED
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) has served the Fort Worth community for over 125 years — meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the people who come to us for help.

In this current economic climate, the demand for our services, and specifically the needs of women and families, has increased dramatically the last few years. Women comprise 41% of the homeless population in Tarrant County. The two primary reasons that women find themselves homeless, often with children, are victimization and abuse.

Battered women must often choose between remaining in an abusive relationship and having a place to live. Every month there are 200+ calls from women who want to enroll in our program that we must turn away and add to a long waiting list, because of a lack of facilities. This places an encumbrance on the number of people we can assist and support.

THE OPPORTUNITY
After much thought, consultation, and prayer, we have decided to proceed with the God’s Healthy Place Capital Campaign to raise the $8.2 million necessary to build a new Women and Families Service Building. Our plan is to have the new building built within one year of the groundbreaking (weather permitting). As we set out on this important endeavor together, we know that it is of the utmost importance that it be met with an overwhelming amount of participation, support, and generosity. View architectural renderings of the Women and Families Service Building here.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
With four months left in our capital campaign, God has moved the Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to offer us a matching challenge grant. If we can raise $7.2 million in gifts and pledges, they will give us the final $1.0 million needed to complete the building’s funding.

Already, with the help of many dedicated partners, we have raised 82% of the $7.2 million, leaving us with a “final push” of over $1.3 million to be raised by the end of September, in order to make an October groundbreaking. This goal, while considerable, can be reached with God’s provision through all those who care about Tarrant County’s homeless families.

We truly need the help of every compassionate friend like you. Please prayerfully consider how generously you can pledge today to build God’s Healthy Place for more women and families to end homelessness, one person at a time. All contributions, from the smallest to the largest, will be greatly appreciated.

You can also participate in two separate memorials to be included in the new building. The new structure has been rightfully named the Scott Walker Women and Families Service Building. A beautiful and serene chapel will be named the Suzie Murray Chapel. You may choose to honor their passion and memory, or a loved one, when making your gift today.

Thank you for your commitment to the most vulnerable members of our community!

View architectural renderings and find out about exciting name recognition opportunities for the new Women and Families Service Building.

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