December 11, 2012
I am sorry that the first review did not state the facts truthfully and I must let the public know the accurate truth about Dallas LIFE Homeless Shelter. Dallas Mission for Life, Inc. dba Dallas LIFE, is one of the most successful homeless shelters in the USA, with a graduation % that exceeds other homeless shelters similiar to our mission. It is one of the only homeless shelters that provides over 50 individual family rooms that have been decorated by designers and others so that married couples and families do not have to be separated. We also are the only homeless program with a program for Senior Citizens and Overcomers (those who must be treated for medical needs). There are 3 ways to stay at Dallas LIFE after your first 5 nights that are FREE the first time you stay with us. And, children always stay for free. Here are the 3 ways: 1) Work for stay for 90 days in positions offered that have skill sets that are matched by the resident (there are a certain number of these positions available), 2) Pay to stay - $10 per night (no time limit on this) or 3) Enroll in our 10 month New Life Recovery Program that includes classes that are faith-based as well as computer classes in a state-of-the-art computer classroom, GED courses, Anger Management, Women's Issues, Mens Issues, Budget and Finance, Overcoming Addictions and others to assist residents in managing their life while at Dallas LIFE and after they leave. We provide free dental care every Friday, a vision clinic once a month as well as having VA, Social Security and Legal Aid on designated days. Metro Care is on site one day a week and the Parkland Medical Unit is available 2 days a week right outside our door. Our children attend DISD schools and the bus picks-up and drops-off our students before and after school. We have 2 graduations per year, one in February and September. We have a great relationship with Back On My Feet running program that also encourages those who participate to be overcomers and great citizens of their communities. Accountability is emphasized in a loving way and so is working at designated positions so that they realize not everything in life is free and we all must contribute to make our homes and places of work a pleasant environment with everyone doing their job(s) with a great attitude. The food donated is not sold back to Walmart; Walmart donates a lot of our food and other needed items, and we have a great relationship with them. Our residents do not work 8 hour shifts if they are enrolled in our New LIFE Recovery Program. Their days also include classroom instruction time periods and free time to work on assignments. Dallas LIFE is a safe environment for those who find themselves homeless for various reasons and a place that loves its residents and wants the very best for them as they stay with us.
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