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Who We Fund/Grant Recipients

The City supports local non-profit organizations to provide critical services to low-and moderate-income persons and families in Arlington. Organizations serve special populations including youth, elderly, special needs adults, homeless, and persons with HIV/AIDS. See below to learn more about recipients and the services they provide to the Arlington community!

Community Development Block Grant Recipients

Advocates for Special People

Advocates for Advocates for Special PeopleSpecial People provides services and support to young adults with disabilities who have graduated high school or are within a few years of doing so. The goal is for participants to continue to be challenged mentally and physically, develop their daily living, socialization and academic skills, and to be productive citizens in their communities.

Advocates for Special People, PO Box 121652, Arlington, TX 76012

AIDS Outreach Center

AIDS Outreach Center is the leading organization in Tarrant and surrounding rural counties serving men, women and children with HIV and their families. AIDS Outreach provides HIV testing and counseling, education and prevention to Arlington citizens.

AIDS Outreach Center, 400 North Beach Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76111

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas is a donor-supported volunteer organization that places caring adults in the lives of children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. BBBS has been a leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people ages 6 – 18.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
888-887-BIGS (888-887-2447)

Boys And Girls Clubs of ArlingtonBoys & Girls Clubs of Arlington

Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington enables young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to reach their full potential. CDBG funds support a comprehensive after-school and summer youth development program at Roquemore Elementary School emphasizing educational and social competency skill sets. Services provided include daily tutoring and mentoring, character and leadership development, health and life skills training, arts and crafts activities, and daily sports and fitness activities.

Boys and Girls Clubs, 608 N. Elm Street, Arlington, TX 76011

Arlington Reads

Arlington Reads, a literacy program with the Arlington Public Arlington Reads logoLibrary, has a goal to increase the quantity and improve the quality of literacy programs serving Arlington adults, youth, and families. This program includes basic literacy and ESL tutoring for adults, supplemental programming, parent-child literacy programs for families, and a Family Learning Lab complete with computers and software to increase literacy.

Arlington Public Library, 101 E Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76010

CASA of Tarrant CountyUntitled

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County is an organization of volunteer advocates who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children because they want them to have a future brighter, more hopeful than their past.

CASA of Tarrant County, 101 Summit Avenue, Suite 505                   Fort Worth, TX 76102

Catholic Charities Ride2Work

Catholic Charities provides rides to qualified low- and moderate-income Arlington residents to work and work-related activities. Trips are provided within the cities of Arlington, Bedford, Euless, and Hurst as well as the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort and Hurst/Bell Stations.

Catholic Charities, 917 West Sanford St., Arlington, TX 76102

Center for Transforming LivesImprimir

Center for Transforming Lives is a non-profit organization that offers high quality early childhood development for economically disadvantaged children from birth through 5 years old. The Arlington program provides pre-K instruction for 3 and 4 year olds in the community through a collaborative effort with the Arlington Independent School District. The Center for Transforming Lives Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Center for Transforming Lives
Arlington Child Development Center, 1120 UTA Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76013

Community Enrichment Center

Community Enrichment Center logoCommunity Enrichment Center is a faith-based non-profit serving Tarrant County families in crisis by providing the resources, tools and encouragement these families need to improve their lives and become self-sufficient. The Arlington Adopt-A-Family program is a scattered-site transitional housing program that provides case management to guide families from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Community Enrichment Center, 6250 N. E. Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Dental Health for Arlington

Dental Health for Arlington provides preventative and pain relieving dental services to low-income residents. DHA also educates schoolchildren about good oral hygiene habits.

Dental Health Arlington, 201 N. East Street, Arlington, TX 76011

Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County

Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County is a non-Homeprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be “strong, smart, and bold!” Girls Inc. provides vital educational and recreational programs for young girls, particularly those in the 76010 zip code of East Arlington. Primary locations include Berry Elementary and Carter and Hutcheson Junior High Schools.

Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, 2820 Matlock Road, Arlington, TX 76015

H.O.P.E. Tutoring Center

H.O.P.E. Tutoring Center is a faith-based non-profit organization providing free, after school, one-to-one volunteer-to-student tutoring. The program serves 3rd – 8th grade Arlington ISD students with homework help, literacy training, and math camps. Program locations include Aldersgate United Methodist Church (UMC), Epworth UMC, Good Shepherd UMC, St. Matthew Catholic Church, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, First UMC, First Presbyterian Church, and the East Branch Public Library.

H.O.P.E. Tutoring
2020 S. Collins Street
Arlington, TX

Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant CountyMeals On Wheels of Tarrant County Logo

Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County is a non-profit charitable organization that provides hot, nourishing meals to homebound elderly and disabled persons in Tarrant County who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and who have no one to do so for them.

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of
Tarrant County

5740 Airport Fwy
Fort Worth, TX 76177

Mission Metroplex Inc.Mission Arlington | Mission Metroplex

Mission Metroplex Inc. provides free transportation for very low-income Arlington residents to access work, school, and medical or social service appointments. Free rides are provided within Arlington City limits.

Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex
210 W. South Street
Arlington, TX 76010

Parks and Recreation Department Build A DreamNaturally Fun logo

Parks and Recreation Department Build A Dream program provides financial assistance to low-income Arlington youth for participation in Parks and Recreation activities. These activities generally include after-school programs, music and art classes, sports leagues, teen enrichment, swimming lessons, and summer day camps.

City of Arlington Parks & Recreation, 717 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76013

Recovery Resource Council

Recovery Resource Council is recognized as a leader in North Texas in the field of substance abuse-related outreach, intervention and prevention whose mission is to reduce drug and alcohol abuse in our community. The Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral (OSAR) program in Arlington is designed to improve access to State-funded substance abuse treatment services for the under and uninsured. In addition to screening and assessment, clients are provided brief motivational counseling, educational information, and referrals to other services as needed.

Recovery Resource Council
2700 Airport Freeway
Fort Worth, Texas 76111

Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County

Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County provides Senior Citizen Services logocongregate meals and educational and recreational programming for seniors at two neighborhood-based locations. The NY Senior Center at 1815 New York Ave. is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the meal being served at 11:30 a.m. The Central Arlington location is  971 E Sanford St. Arlington, TX 76011. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the meal served at 11:30 a.m.

Senior Citizen Services
Arlington NY Senior Center

1815 New York Ave.
Main Phone: 817-460-5009
Central Office: 817-413-4949

Water from the Rock

Water from the Rock logoWater from the Rock is a faith-based Community-Based Development Organization (CBDO) that provides a one-stop learning center in Central Arlington for low- to moderate-income residents. Services provided include adult literacy and GED classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, computer training, job-readiness assistance, and emergency food and clothing assistance.ESL classes are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. GED preparation is Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Literacy classes for children are offered on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Job readiness classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Water from the Rock
1015 Gibbins Rd.
Arlington, TX 76011

Women’s Center of Tarrant CountyThe Womens Center of Tarrant County

Women’s Center of Tarrant County is a non-profit organization that offers rape crisis and victim services, employment solutions, adult literacy, and clinical counseling to all individuals. The Arlington Rape Crisis and Victim Services Program provide residents who are victims of sexual assault, abuse, and other violent crimes with clinical counseling, case management, and crisis intervention at local hospitals.

The Women’s Center of Tarrant County
1723 Hemphill
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Emergency Solutions Grant Recipients

Arlington Life Shelter

Arlington Life Shelter shepherds homeless men, women and children towards a lifestyle of self-sufficiency through services such as temporary shelter, an employment program, children’s services, education services, job readiness and coaching, physical and mental health services, social work, and transitional housing.

Arlington Life Shelter, 325 W. Division Street, Arlington, TX 76011

Center for Transforming LivesImprimir

Center for Transforming lives provides rapid re-housing that provides safe, affordable housing to women and their families through ESG funds. Housing is complemented with intensive case management services and resource connections.The Center serves women and families through Rapid Re-housing who have

  • been living in a place not meant for human habitation,
  • been staying in a temporary shelter, or
  • fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.

Center for Transforming Lives
Arlington Child Development Center, 1120 UTA Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76013

Safe Haven of Tarrant County

Safe Haven of Tarrant County provides emergency shelter, supportive services, and homelessness prevention assistance to victims of abuse. Supportive services include child education programs, counseling, life skills and parenting training, legal advocacy and employment referrals. HPRP funds are available to provide financial assistance and case management to homeless persons.

Safe Haven of Tarrant County,1100 Hemphill St #303
 Fort Worth, TX 76104

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army logoSalvation Army is a faith-based non-profit organization that provides a 12-week transitional housing and supportive services program to homeless families to help them return to self-sufficiency. Supportive services include financial assistance, after school programs for children and life skills classes for adults. HPRP funds are available to provide financial assistance and case management to homeless persons.

Salvation Army, 712 W. Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76010