Emergency & Transitional Housing
My Brother’s Keeper Shelter (with Meyer Center)
- Temporary shelter: for homeless adults up to 3 days for people from within Texas;
- Due to COVID-19: Capacity is 15 men and 5 women; not accepting anyone from outside of Texas
- 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 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
- Photo ID required
- Intake first time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
- Meyer Center Hours: Mon – Thurs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4pm – 5pm, Friday 7-11:30, Saturday 7-10am
- No charge currently due to COVID-19
- 1217 Mary Street Waco, TX 76706
- (254) 296-9866 (Meyer Center, ext. 200, ask for My Brother’s Keeper)
- Emergency housing: Men, Women, and Families
- Permanent housing: Low-income housing for elderly and disabled
- Meal: Evening meal M-Sun at 5:30 at 300 Webster Ave. Waco
|Women: Sally’s House for Women & Families
· Need photo ID
· Intake by 3:00pm- Call at 3pm
· 5 nights every 6 months
· Address: 524 South 4th St
· Call for availability: (254) 753-0525
|Men: Red Shield Men’s 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
- Daytime drop-in center for adults who are homeless.
- Laundry services, showers and meals.
- Connects people to shelters
- 417 South 17th St. Waco, TX.
Heart to Home
- Heart to Home is a coordinated entry program through the Homeless Coalition. Coordinated Entry is the process by which an individual or family experiencing homelessness can be assessed for housing and priority of need at centralized locations; participating housing programs receive referrals to openings in their housing programs, as they become available, from the Prioritization List. After being assessed, participants will be put on the Prioritization List and matched to openings in housing within the region in case conferencing conducted by the Coordinated Entry Committee.
- Crisis Intervention
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- Case Management
- Client Advocacy
- Family Education and Support
- Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program
- You can receive help if you are:
- Housed but in need of more affordable housing and resources to avoid facing homelessness. You can receive information and referrals.
- At Imminent Risk of homelessness; will lose primary nighttime residence within the next 12 days (HUD category 2).
- Homeless, lives in a place not meant for human habitation, shelter, transitional housing, or hotels paid by organization/government (HUD category 1).
- You can call 254-297-8929 or walk-in to be assessed at these access points:
- Mission Waco, Meyer Center: 1226 Washington Ave, Mon-Thurs 2-4pm
- Salvation Army, Community Kitchen, 300 Webster Ave, Mon-Wed 1-4pm
- HOTMHMR Dobey Drop-In Center (ages 18-24) 2111 Austin Ave. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
- For more info, visit heartoftexashomeless.org
Compassion Ministries of Waco
- 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 and utilities assistance
- Photo ID and Social Security Card
- Apply for admission: Wednesday after 1:00pm or online at compassionwaco.com
- A single parent/guardian with children or couple with children
- Must be alcohol and drug free, free of assault charges, pass screening test 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 on budget and employment skills
- Address: 1421 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76710
- Phone number: (254) 755-7640
Dobey Drop-In Center (Young Adults only ages 18-24)
- Offers “drop-in” services such as showers, laundry, food, etc.
- Offers peer support.
- Employment support, education support, life skills support, social skills support, insurance and benefits eligibility support, employment and financial aid application assistance, housing resource support, and assistance with rental/housing/lease applications, mentoring, mental health skills training and support groups, as well as appropriate referral for ongoing mental health and Substance Use Disorder services, and more.
- Mobile navigation services, and can connect people to emergency shelters.
- Se habla español
- Must be a young adult age 18-24 to receive services
- Must be in the HUD (Housing and Urban Development) homeless categories 1, 2, 4
- Category 1: literally homeless
- Category 2: imminent risk of homelessness
- Category 4: fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence
- 2111 Austin Ave. Waco, TX 76701
- Mon- Fri 8-5pm
The Cove (Youth only 18 & under)
- Hot Meals, food bags, tutoring, transportation, counseling, showers, laundry services, hygiene items
- Support in educational needs and seeking employment
- Only provide services to youth age 18 or younger
- 524 W. Waco Dr. Suite B. Waco, TX. 76701
- Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00 with program hours extending 4:30-8:00pm
Updated and Verified 01/19/2023
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Updated and Verified 9/28/21