There are over 3,200 people in Tarrant County who are homeless, some are families, others are veterans, but what they all have in common is that they need your help today.
Are you ready?
Homelessness, feels like an impossible situation to those experiencing it. The number one thing heard by those who advocate for the homeless, is how hopeless they feel. The LegUp is here to bring hope through advocacy, education, and support. Its our mission to aid in rehousing, employment assistance, need based coaching, and whatever else we can customize within our program to get people off the street, out of assistance, and to gain independence and stability within their lives.
HUD defines homelessness in 4 ways:
- People who are living in a place not meant for human habitation, in emergency shelter, in transitional housing, or are exiting an institution where they temporarily resided.
- People who are losing their primary nighttime residence, which may include a motel or hotel or a doubled up situation, within 14 days and lack resources or support networks to remain in housing.
- Families with children or unaccompanied youth who are unstably housed and likely to continue in that state.
- People who are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, have no other residence, and lack the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.
The LegUp is here to bridge the gap in people’s transition from Homeless to Hopeful to Home.
One of the greatest needs that the homeless of Fort Worth face, is the need for socks and shoes. A part of the LegUp Program is a portion of our Readiness course called Attire. Clients needs for clean, well-fitting clothes are met, and well as appropriate seasonal socks and footwear. In addition to these things they earn vouchers through attendance to get work attire for interviews.$0.00 donatedDonate
Clean drinking water is essential for life. The CDC says, "Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking with meals. Most of your fluid needs are met through the water and beverages you drink. However, you can get some fluids through the foods that you eat." But when faced with homelessness, you never know when or where your next meal is going to be...nevertheless consistent water. Water helps your body: -regulate your temperature -Lubricate/cushion joints -Protect your spinal cord -Get rid of wastes Your body needs more water when you are: -In hot/dry climates -Physically active -Running a fever -Having diarrhea or vomiting Another impact on the human body is stress. The stress of homelessness has great impact on a person's ability to function. So, our goal with this cause is to ensure that clean bottled drinking water is provided and distributed to those in need of it during the hot summer months. Please aid us in our cause by donating now, and potentially saving a life. We would also love to see you volunteer with us to distribute water to those in need!$0.00 donatedDonate
Stories of Hope
I changed my story"The LegUp Program changed the way I saw myself and my employers."
"I finished the LegUp program, and got a new idea for what I wanted my life to be. no I am off the street and have a new job. The staff is professional and they really care about you..."