A new center for the homeless in Dallas has gotten significantly closer to meeting their $20 million goal for covering operating expenses for the next five years.
As reported by the Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Homeless Alliance has helped bring in $15 million in private donations for The Bridge center.
The new center is stated to be a step towards ending chronic homelessness in the city of Dallas, which is an issue said to be worsened from the underfunding of their mental health system and housing issues. AT&T and Neiman Marcus are listed as examples of corporations who have partnered with The Bridge to provide support. The center is a 24-hour facility that offers shelter, food, and other services for the homeless. It will serve as a national model for other providers of the same kind of social services.
First Presbyterian Church currently serves more than 2,000 meals on average daily at The Bridge. The Alliance is set to present the Dallas City Council with a housing plan in the upcoming months.
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