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 and the homeless. 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 Special People provides services and support to young adults withAdvocates for Special People Logo 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

Arlington Charities

Arlington Charities helps to stabilize families, individuals and the homeless by assistingArlington Charities Logo them in covering their most basic needs through food, clothing, hygiene items, financial literacy classes, holiday food and toys, and information and referral.

Arlington Charities, 811 Secretary Drive ,Arlington, Texas 76015

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas is a Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texasdonor-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 And 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

CASA of Tarrant County

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County is an organization ofCASA logo 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

Center for Transforming LivesCenter for Transforming Lives

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

Dental Health for ArlingtonDental 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, 501 W Sanford St Ste. 11, Arlington, TX 76011

Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County

Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County is a non-profit youth organization dedicated toGirls Inc. Logo 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 CenterH.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, Inc. of Tarrant County

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 Metroplex Inc.

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 DreamParks and Recreation Department Build A Dream

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 Recovery Resource Councilrecognized as a leader in North Texas in the field of substance abuse-related outreach, intervention and prevention whose missionis 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

Sixty and Better

Sixty and BetterSixty and Better provides congregate 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.

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

Water from the Rock

Water from the RockWater 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 and.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 CountyWomen's 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 Urban Ministries

Arlington Urban Ministries

Arlington Urban Ministries provides a homeless prevention program for Arlington residents to prevent them from moving into an emergency shelter or living on the streets.

Arlington Urban Ministries, 701 Dugan St, Arlington, TX 76010

Arlington Life Shelter

Arlington Life Shelter shepherds homeless men, women and children tArlington Life Shelterowards 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 LivesCenter for Transforming Lives

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 CountySafe 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.

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

Salvation Army

Salvation ArmySalvation 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.

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

HOME Investment Partnership Grant Recipients

Development Corporation of Tarrant CountyHOME Investment Partnership Grant Recipients

The Development Corporation of Tarrant County is a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) with the City of Arlington. In this capacity, they are able to develop quality affordable housing units that improve neighborhoods and create opportunities for first-time homebuyers and other low to moderate-income families in Arlington.

DCTC, 1509B South University Drive Suite 208,Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Housing Channel

Housing ChannelHousing Channel, formerly Tarrant County Housing Partnership, has been a non-profit housing developer in Tarrant County and Arlington for over 25 years. They are also a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and have constructed and rehabilitated hundreds of homes in the area. The mission of Housing Channel is to revitalize distressed neighborhoods and to increase the amount of decent, affordable housing available to low- and moderate-income families and individuals with special housing needs.

Housing Channel,4200 South Freeway Tower Suite 307 Fort Worth, Texas 76115