We offer an array of additional services that help our clients who are experiencing homelessness meet both immediate needs and longer-term goals.
Access to communication is a key factor in overcoming homelessness and poverty. To help address this need, the Stewpot provides a mailing address and mail services to clients experiencing homelessness, allowing them to receive crucial communications and offer an address on a resume.
Another critical issue facing many experiencing homelessness is the need to resolve legal problems. The Stewpot assists clients in this resolution by offering Community Court on an annual basis. An important aspect of the City of Dallas Class C misdemeanor resolution is the alternative sentencing program. A work day of community service is offered to resolve these misdemeanors - which in turn allows our clients to remove the barriers or “holds” that may be on their state issued IDs. We also offer a court for resolution of DART citations. Please contact Betty Heckman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-382-5918 for more information.
The next Community Court will be in December 2016. Applications will be accepted throughout December 9, 2016. Please click here for information on eligibility, how to apply, when and where the court will be held, and what documents you will need to bring.
Additional services are also available, including morning coffee, hygiene item distribution, Bible study, clothing, benefits assistance, counseling, HIV testing, and Legal Aid. Please see the front desk for details, and for days and times these and other services are provided.