Emergency Shelters


Serve Denton CARES

Resources Listed Alphabetically (scroll for details)

1. Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home
2. Denton County Friends of the Family
3. The Salvation Army
4. Vision Ministries

Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home
909 Greenlee
Denton, TX 76201

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Christine Snow, Coordinator,Single Parent Family Program

SERVICES: Transitional Housing, Counseling, Love and Logic Parenting Classes
HOW TO VOLUNTEER or DONATE: contact contact Debbie Garrett, Assistant Vice President of  Development  at (940)-382-5112 ext. 249

In addition to serving foster youth, Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home provides supportive services to the community via the Single Parent Family Program, Family Services Counseling Clinic, and Love and Logic Parenting Classes. The Single Parent Family  program offers transitional housing in a duplex-style home for up to 8 families at a time. Participating families  are able to be a part of our program for up to a year and are offered services such as case management, life skills development training, spiritual development, family social and educational activities, therapy, and parenting classes. Candidates wishing to be a part of the Single Parent Family program must apply and will be placed pending availability and acceptance. Counseling services and Love and Logic Parenting Classes are open to all community members. Counseling is offered on an affordable, sliding scale basis.

Denton County Friends of the Family
4845 S. Interstate 35E
Corinth, TX 76210

SERVICES: Emergency Shelter; Meals; Referrals
HOW TO DONATE: Tangible item drives are a very meaningful way for the community to impact the lives of battered women and children in need. Whether it’s during the holidays, or throughout the year, hosting or participating in a drive will help us meet the needs of our c
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Volunteers play a vital part in the delivery of services from rocking babies, painting shelter rooms, helping at the Thrift Store; volunteers are one of the largest assets Friends of the Family has. Our volunteers make it possible for us to give our clients excellent service. We encourage both groups and individuals to look into volunteering for Friends of the Family. Whether you can give an hour a month or several hours a week, we would be honored to have your help. If you feel you can make a contribution in a way that’s not listed, let us know. We are always open to new ideas. For additional information contact the Director of Community Relations at 940-387-5131 or volunteer@dcfof.org

Denton County Friends of the Family is dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive services to those impacted by relationship violence and sexual assault while partnering with the community to promote a society free of violence. Throughout the years, the agency has remained true to its purpose and mission and operates a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of those seeking assistance. The agency serves over 7,000 individuals a year through the following programs: 24-hour crisis line, 32-bed protective residential shelter, adult counseling program, child and adolescent program, structured community education, violence intervention and prevention, outreach advocacy, legal advocacy and accompaniment, thrift store, hospital accompaniment and involvement in the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. Several thousand children are educated each year through our community education programs. Today, DCFOF is the sole provider in Denton County of shelter and free outreach services to those who have been affected by relationship violence and/or sexual assault. DCFOF receives funding from federal, state and local government agencies, the United Ways of Denton County and Lewisville, corporations, foundations, groups, and individuals. The agency looks forward to carefully designed expansion of existing programs and new initiatives to increase awareness of DCFOF services and to help end the generational cycle of violence.

The Salvation Army – Lewisville
206 West Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057

SERVICES: Emergency Shelter; Meals; Employment; Finance for prescriptions & bike repair
HOW TO DONATE: Checks sent to: PO Box 1089, Lewisville, Texas 75057
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Contact our reception on 972-353-9400
The Salvation Army – Denton
1508 E McKinney St
Denton, TX

SERVICES: •Overnight Shelter •Summer Heat Relief •Worship Programs •After-School Programs •Summer Day Camp •Christmas Assistance •Project Tomorrow – Youth Scholarship •Youth Sports •Senior Adult Activities •School of Performing Arts •Food Pantry •Emergency Financial Assistance

HOW TO DONATE: Checks sent to: 1508 E McKinney St Denton, TX
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Contact our reception on 940-566-3800

The Salvation Army Food Pantry provides groceries to members of our community who are struggling with this most basic of needs. Clothing Assistance More families are finding it difficult to buy the basic clothing needs for their families. Your donations of gently used clothing assist us to ensure that these items reach the most in need within our community. Hygiene Packs Both individual and family packs are provided offering the means to enable people to care not only for their outward appearance but to enhance their health and wellbeing. Christmas Assistance Lack of adequate income prevents many families from providing Christmas gifts for their children. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program depends on generous gifts and contributions from caring individuals. Each donated gift is matched to a child, then parents come to the center the week before Christmas to collect those donated gifts. Lunch Program A hot meal is served 5 days a week 12-1pm. Our lunch program on average will serve 150 daily. We depend on the generosity of the local community to help us do this. Our program is fully staffed by volunteers who give a commitment to work on the program 1 day a week. This program has supplied over 50,000 meals in the last 2 years. Snack Bags An increasing issue is the number of homeless people trying to survive in this area and we have no shelter for them. The Salvation Army’s nearest shelter is in Denton or Dallas and these are often full. The Salvation Army’s vehicle goes out as many times as the supplies and resources allow with food and water for those in need. Furniture Items of need are requested by clients who often have nothing or very little. We try and meet that need by passing on donated items of furniture and household items.

Vision Ministries
626 Wainwright St.
Denton, TX 76201


SERVICES: Emergency Shelter; Health Care – dental/vision; Employment
HOW TO DONATE: Contact us by calling 940-387-8230 or emailing vision@dentonbible.org
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Contact us by calling 940-387-8230 or emailing vision@dentonbible.org

Our mission is to minister to those in need by building bridges of reconciliation to a loving God and an authentic community through equipped believers. Our vision is for people to be reconciled to God, self, and the community so they become resilient and empowered, living a life of dignity as they seek to be a blessing in God’s Kingdom and our community.