My Brother’s Keeper Shelter (with Meyer Center)

  • Services
    • Temporary shelter: for homeless adults up to 3 days, then meet with staff to determine more dates
    • Cold weather nights: When below 35 degrees open to anyone, regardless of ability to pay
    • Meals for anyone: Lunch Mon & Tues at 11:45, Breakfast Friday 7:00am
    • Meals for in-house participants only: breakfast Mon-Thu & Sat at 6am
    • Showers: showers, soap, and shampoo provided
    • Mail sent to you: checked on an as needed basis
    • Use of telephone: calls limited to 3 minutes
    • Laundry: $1 for inclusive washing, drying, and detergent
    • Chapel services: Mon-Fri 7:00-7:45pm
  • Requirements:
    • Photo ID required
    • Intake first time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    • After 3rd night, applicants request a bed on a daily basis at the Meyer Center.
    • Meyer Center Hours: Mon – Thurs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4pm – 5pm, Friday 7-11:30, Saturday 7-10am
    • After 3 nights, a bed costs $2/night for 30 days, then $5/night after 30 day
  • Contact info: 
    • 1217 Mary Street Waco, TX 76706
    • (254) 296-9866 (Meyer Center, ext 200, ask for My Brother’s Keeper)

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Salvation Army

  • Services
    • Emergency housing: men, women, and families where possible
    • Permanent housing: low income housing for elderly and disabled
    • Meal: evening meal M-Sun at 5:30
  • Women: Sally’s House for Women & Families
    • Need photo ID
    • Intake by 3pm
    • 5 nights every 6 months
    • Register at 4721 Waco Drive, Waco
    • Call for availability: (254)756-7271
  • Men: Red Shield Lodge
    • Need photo ID
    • Intake is 5:30pm-7:00pm
    • 5 nights every 6 months
    • Address: 300 Webster Ave, Waco
    • Call for availability: (254)757-1641

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Compassion Ministries

  • Services
    • Transitional housing for approved applicants: for those in their housing program they provide family counseling, job training/search, drug/alcohol abuse treatment, daycare, children’s programs, transportation, literacy training, health care, social and domestic skills
    • They do not offer rent & utilities assistance
  • Requirements:
    • Photo ID, Social Security card, and social security numbers for all of the children (if available)
    • Apply for admission: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
    • A single parent/guardian with children or a couple with children
    • Must be alcohol- and drug-free, pass screening test (~30 days) upon move-in to begin program
    • Must obtain full-time employment within the first 30 days in the program and pay approximately 30% of gross income for rent
    • $100 Security deposit required upon moving in and starting program
    • Attend weekly counseling sessions provided by community volunteers in budget and employment skills.
  • Contact info: 
    • 1421 Austin. Avenue Waco, TX 76710
    • (254) 755-7640

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If you find any of this information is incorrect, please email tricitiesministries@gmail.com

Updated and Verified  8/23/18