Unfortunately, there are no overnight homeless shelters in Ellis County. If you have an immediate need, contact the police station and they may be able to direct you to a shelter in a neighboring area. The organizations listed in Ellis County are mostly transitional homes to help you with a new start.
All the organizations listed may have requirements to use their services. Please check with your choice to see if you qualify.
Provides interim housing to local individuals from Ennis and their families who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless due to a crisis. Our goal is to provide a safe place for these people to get back on their feet. A Christian response of shelter and service.
A safe and encouraging transitional home for women in need of a new start. Services range from basic shelter to job placement and financial management.
The Anchor Home exists to support and empower women in crisis along their path to self-sufficiency.
A ministry of First Baptist Church of Midlothian.
Bridges Safehouse seeks to encourage, empower and equip pregnant, homeless women and women in crisis, and their children, by providing short-term shelter, resources, life-skills raining, and mentoring while in our care.
Women must be 18-24 years old; if over 24, they will assist with diapers and
A faith-based, ministry providing emergency assistance and transitional housing in Ellis County for single women, women with children and legally married couples who are residents of Ellis Co. They have some funds to help homeless with bus tickets or gas for a vehicle.
Offers public housing and accepts public housing applications by appointment only. A Housing Choice Voucher or Section 8 program is not operated by Ennis PHA. The program has 90 units
The Family Abuse Center offers a free, safe and confidential place for adults and children to begin to experience life without violence. Our professional staff listen, advocate and provide moral support to all victims of domestic violence seeking counseling, intervention, shelter, transportation help, job and life skills education, and more.
A faith-based nonprofit that assists children and their families who have lost or are at risk of losing their housing. They provide food and shelter and are a good source of resources.
Requirement: adults must be working
Offers public housing and accepts public housing applications by appointment only. The program has 36 units.
(A Housing Choice Voucher or Section 8 program is not operated by Ferris PHA. )
We are a group of local
people in Ellis County, Texas concerned with decent housing for God’s people in
need. Habitat raises money, recruits volunteers, and constructs inexpensive but
sturdy homes at cost and provides other supportive services and ministries.
May be able to provide housing assistance to persons with HIV in Ellis County. Funds are distributed as available.
We fulfill our mission by providing food, clothing, and financial (rent/mortgage, and TXU utility bills) assistance to families in crisis who live in Alma, Avalon, Bardwell, Bristol, Ennis, Garrett, Palmer, and Rockett. Assistance is subject to the qualification of clients, and utility providers involved. Does not provide funds for motels.
Women’s shelter for any of life’s circumstances. They provide a faith-based safe environment for women and their children with a goal of helping women become self-sufficient.
Homeless women must be 18 or older and male children must be 12 or under.
There are 68 studio rentals that can accommodate 1 adult & 2 small children. Furnished with 1 twin bed, table, 2 chairs, stove, refrigerator and microwave. As of 4/2021, the rentals range from $90-145 per week (utilities
included). Call for current prices.
Traditional housing for youth aging out of foster care, single parent households and pregnant women. Provides employment guidance, educational resources, assistance for applying to mainstream benefits, counseling and additional services related to foster care and adoption. Allow 2 3 wks for intake process to be completed. Can serve 17 single parent families and 6 transitional living clients. Must have a vehicle. Babies must be at least 6 wks old.
Serves the homeless community, reaches families living in impoverished areas, and servies communities in crisis through long-term disaster recovery programs.
Has street Church in Downtown and South Dallas.
The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. The Waxahachie location does not provide shelter and does not provide transportation to other locations; those in need of shelter must go to either to Dallas (near Parkland Hospital) or Tarrant County. Does not pay for hotels.
Non-profit offering housing for homeless veterans. “We build and provide transitional housing for homeless and at-risk Veterans.
Also have a 3-bedroom home on FM 875 in Waxahachie,
Call for availablility.
A recovery home in Dallas, where men can learn tools to fight their addiction issues, or life affecting issues and live in a clean, sober and functional environment each day.
Offers public housing and as of 2019, is not accepting applications and has a 5 year waitlist. The program has 104 units.
(A Housing Choice Voucher or Section 8 program is not operated by Waxahachie PHA. )