Known as “My Friend’s House,” the emergency shelter provides round-the-clock care and services in partnership with Child Protective Services for kids who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or dangerous environment. Runaway and homeless at-risk youth are also granted help with an average stay of 21-30 days, often referred through the juvenile court system, school districts, or have found us word-of-mouth.
City House operates a community Resource Center for teenagers and at-risk young adults up to 21 years. Located within walking distance of a DART station and bus stop our location makes it convenient for young people to get to us from almost any community served by the rail or bus. Whether in a crisis and needing to talk with a counselor, seeking help with a job search, or even taking one of City House’s life skills classes, the Resource Center is a go to destination when help is needed.
City House’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) is designed for homeless young adults, ages 18 to 22, focusing on helping them grow and learn to live independently. These young adults are aspiring individuals, often coming from a home with unresolved family conflict, many have aged out of foster care with limited skills, or are victims of abuse and neglect choosing to be homeless.