Receive Shelter

We will make a determination 24 hours in advance if shelter is open.

Provide Shelter

Donate to the collaborative Shelter fund by clicking below and designating your gift to "Emergency Shelter"!

No one should spend the night in dangerous weather conditions or the middle of the storm outside.

For Oak Lawn UMC, in a non-pandemic year, we would provide shelter by using space in our church building and relying on staff and volunteers to support these efforts. However, due to the pandemic, we are unable to do this. Instead, we will be providing our neighbors with hotel rooms where they can rest, shower and maintain a safe social distance appropriate in the pandemic. We also wil provide two hot meals.

This is only possible with your financial support.

$75 sponsors one unsheltered community member for one night

Let’s be sure that no one dies on the streets of Dallas this winter due to freezing temperatures. Donate today to sponsor our unsheltered neighbors.

It takes a village!

This initiative is done in collaboration with the following organizations: 

  • Austin Street Center
  • The Stewpot
  • The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center
  • Our Calling
  • The City of Dallas

Below are our partner organizations that have made shelter possible!

Financial support from:

  • North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church
  • Faith Forward Dallas

  • Lyda Hill Philanthropies

  • Annette Simmons Foundation

  • The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation

  • Muslim Aid USA

  • ICNA Dallas

  • The Hawn Foundation

  • Texas Methodist Foundation

  • Hundreds of individuals and organizations

Food generously provided by:

  • Dallas Hope Charities
  • The Stewpot's Second Chance Cafe
  • The Salvation Army of North Texas
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
  • Pizza Hut
  • Islamic Center of North America
  • White Rock United Methodist Church
  • De Leon Provisions
  • El Fenix Mexican Restaurant
  • Muslim American Association
  • Ma'ruf Dallas
  • Highland Park United Methodist Church

Transportation provided by:

  • Kessler Park United Methodist Church
  • White Rock United Methodist Church
  • First Presbyterian Church, Dallas
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Downtown Dallas Inc.
  • The Connector
  • Union Gospel Mission