Accessible health care is one of the most urgent needs facing today’s homeless population. The Stewpot has key partnerships with agencies covering dental, medical and mental health needs and provides services during business hours at our Young Street location.
Parkland Hospital established The Karen and Elgin Ware Stewpot Medical Clinic in 2012 in recognition of the couple’s medical outreach in downtown Dallas. This is a barrier-free, comprehensive clinic for the homeless population and located within The Stewpot. The clinic is open Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis.
In 1988, a partnership between The Stewpot and Community Dental Care, Inc. was established, resulting in what is today four fully equipped dental operations for primary care dental needs, as well as second phase dental care for dentures and partial prosthetics. If you need dental care, come to The Stewpot at 8 am weekdays with an approved residency letter of referral from a qualified night shelter or transitional housing program.
Through a partnership with Metrocare, The Stewpot is able to offer mental health services to clients at our Young Street location. Metrocare is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization that cares for individuals and families struggling with mental illness, developmental disability, or severe emotional problems in clinics across Dallas, programs in the community, and even in clients' homes.