Our public meetings are held at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of February, August and November.

Waxahachie Housing Authority office, 208 N Patrick St.

2023 dates: February 21, August 8, November 14

Need Homeless Assistance? Call 469.373.2968.

We need


Visit with clients to determine their needs.

Make phone calls.

Pack backpacks with supplies.

Help at events.


469.428.7320, info@elliscountyhomeless.com

Thanks to all of you who came out to celebrate our Concert in the Park and to our sponsor,

Hi-View Real Estate.

Does Ellis County really need a shelter?

Learn More About Homelessness

Why are people Homeless?

Types of Homelessness

-and other information

Homelessness is not simply the result of irresponsibility; nor is it a disease of only the uneducated or addicted. It is the result of the lack of a "Living Wage," divorce, job loss and health issues. It is a reversible condition, and when one is willing to change their situation, we are there. Daniel's Den

Donations will be used to help any of the following needs throughout Ellis County:

Emergency needs for motel costs , gas and car repairs for families living in their vehicles, homeless shelter and other assistance as funds allow .


The need for help with temporary shelter and permanent housing is growing. The Ellis County Homeless Coalition (ECHC) is being overwhelmed with the spike in homelessness caused by evictions and the lack of affordable rental units. We are now being contacted by local food pantries for help with their clients living in their cars or area motels around our county.

We need your help to work with people that are being or have been evicted. Most of them became so far behind in rent due to layoffs, sicknesses or an unexpected expense that they were unable to make it up and stay in their homes, even when they went back to work. And, with the average rent now more than $1.60/ sq ft, it is a landlord's market. Those with a previous eviction on their record, poor credit or whose income isn't three times the rent are passed over, leaving a rising homeless problem.

We need your help with monetary donations or volunteer time.


Office Admin and Data Entry

Outreach Team to check on the new sightings and our old friends

Transportation to work & appointments for those without vehicles

Help with social media campaigns.

We are proud to be the receipient of a grant from United Way of West Ellis County.