Arlington Life Shelter

A nonprofit organization

$45 raised by 2 donors

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$45,000 Goal

Over 30,000 homeless men, women, and children have sought refuge at the Arlington Life Shelter over the past 36 years.  On a very cold night in 1987, volunteers opened the doors of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, welcoming those with no place to call home. What started as a night shelter for single men now serves men, women and children, 24 hours, 365 days a year. Homeless individuals and families arrive throughout the Metroplex for several reasons.  The lack of affordable housing, inflation, job loss, eviction, and domestic violence are most often identified as the catalyst(s) for homelessness. 

The Road Home program is designed to help individuals and families connect to resources and housing opportunities that allow them to be as self-sufficient as possible. This program not only provides basic needs such as food and shelter but also provides a safe, supportive environment, case management, and wraparound services that address the issues that lead to homelessness, such as lack of income, substance abuse, and mental illness.  Arlington Life Shelter partners with over 30 agencies to deliver collaborative supportive services to homeless individuals and families. Residents' basic needs, such as hot showers and a bed, are available 24 hours a day.  Some residents stay from one night to three or four months (Exceptions are made for inclement weather). Residents are assisted with obtaining critical documents, such as social security cards or IDs, to gain access to employment, medical services, and housing by case managers in collaboration with over 30 partner agencies. 

In 2023, Arlington Life Shelter served over 1,000 men, women, and children, including 36 veterans. We provided 38,787 nights of shelter and 145,358 meals.

Our mission is possible because of your support.

Please give generously!

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The mission of Arlington Life Shelter is to promote self-sufficiency by providing shelter, employment programs and transitional services for North Texans impacted by homelessness.


Your donation helps us continue our mission to provide safe shelter, meals, and vital support services for homeless men, women and children on their path to self-sufficiency.

Please give today!

Equity Statement

At the Arlington Life Shelter diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are at the core of what we do. DEI is central to our mission of assisting individuals and families experiencing homelessness create a path to self-sufficiency.

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

In-Person Volunteering

Food Donation Pick Up Driver

Arlington Area

Ongoing opportunity

In-Person Volunteering

Food Team Volunteers

Arlington Life Shelter

Ongoing opportunity

In-Person Event

Road Home Luncheon

North Davis Church of Christ

August 22, 2024

Organization Data


Organization name

Arlington Life Shelter

Tax id (EIN)




Housing, Shelter & Homelessness

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American, Other

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


Arlington, TX 76011



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