Men and women who want to move from homelessness to self-reliance must learn the proper life skills to be productive community members. UGM-TC actively partners with diverse social service organizations in Tarrant County to provide residents with a range of opportunities necessary for developing basic life skills. By working collaboratively with 32 different agencies, UGM-TC provides everything from legal aid to cooking classes.
Some examples of the agencies that we partner with are:
- Recovery Resource Center provides assessments and referrals for substance abuse treatment.
- Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County visits UGM-TC facilities once a week to complete intake and assessments for residents with mental health issues.
- Catholic Charitiesfacilitates money matters classes and parenting classes.
- Tarrant Area Food Bank facilitates Cooking Matters, a program that provides cooking and nutrition classes for residents.
- Lena Pope Home makes individual and play therapy available on-site.
- AIDS Outreach Center conducts HIV testing on-site.
- Safe Haven of Tarrant County offers domestic violence group counseling and individual counseling.
- John Peter Smith Health Services provides monthly health education classes for residents, along with annual dental screenings.
- Cook Children’s Hospital conducts examinations, inoculations and well-baby visits to children at the Mission.
- More than Budgets hosts a financial literacy seminar for residents.
- Fort Worth Housing Authority provides housing opportunities for our residents.