ARLINGTON LIFE SHELTER BREAKS GROUND ON NEW $5.2 MILLION FACILITY
By Ashlyn Heffline, Office of Communication
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Arlington Life Shelter broke ground Thursday, April 25 on its new two-story, 12,000 square-foot facility in Downtown.
The project, located at 325 W. Division St., will include an expanded kitchen and dining room, age-appropriate children’s areas including a playground, a classroom, daytime common area, technology center to support training and employment searches and family bedrooms that allow parents and children to stay together.
The new shelter has been designed to offer more space and additional services to families challenged by homelessness. The facility, which has existed since 1987, secured funding through a $5.2 million capital campaign that began in 2017. Institutional supporters include the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Amon Carter Foundation, Meadows Foundation, Ryan Foundation, Fort Worth Foundation, Hoblitzelle Foundation, Rees-Jones Foundation and The Mabee Foundation.
The mission of the Arlington LIfe Shelter promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter, employment programs and transitional services for North Texans impacted by homelessness. Core service areas include basic food, shelter, comprehensive case management, employment services, education and children’s services.
The community is encouraged to support the new shelter through a contribution to Path of Kindness, the shelter's personalized brick paver campaign: bricksrus.com/donorsite/lifeshelter.