Adopt-A-Family Program

photo-AAFThe Adopt-A-Family Program is a two year program that provides safe housing and guidance to homeless families in Tarrant County while helping them stabilize their lives and improve their education and job skills. A case manager works one on one with each family to formulate a plan leading to self sufficiency. The case manager assesses needs, strengths and areas requiring special support. Ultimately, the families who graduate from the Adopt-A-Family program become independent and self-sufficient.

Are you in Crisis?

  • Have you ever had difficulty maintaining housing for you and your children?
  • Have you ever lived at a local homeless shelter?
  • Do you have a desire to change your situation and want to become self-sufficient?
  • Do you want to learn how to budget your money and get out of debt?
  • Would you consider going to school or getting additional training to improve your job opportunities and financial situation?
  • Would you participate in life skills training and other activities to improve your family’s life?

How we can help:

  • Safe and Stable Housing
  • Budget Counseling
  • Credit Clean Up
  • Employment/Educational Assessment
  • Adult Literacy/GED
  • Family Goal Setting
  • Job Club
  • Food Assistance
  • Resource Referral (counseling, parenting)
  • Mentoring

Applicant Requirements:

  • 18 or older
  • Homeless in Tarrant County with priority given to those living in emergency shelters
  • Employed at least part-time
  • Have access to transportation or own a car
  • No outstanding warrants. All tickets must be paid or on a payment plan
  • Registered for Section 8 housing
  • Have at least one child under the age of 16
  • Alcohol and/or drug-free for 12 months or 6 months after completing a qualified drug treatment program

Additional Resources:

Arlington - 817-860-1836
Fort Worth - 817-344-1800

If you would like to support the CEC's efforts to help families in our community, please visit Our Support and/or Volunteer.


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