Homelessness is “no respecter of persons.” We’ve met people of all races, former socio-economic statuses, education levels, cultures, and backgrounds on Outreaches. We’ve met college professors who’ve become entangled in addiction, young people who have been banned from their homes due to family disputes, women from middle-class American who’ve fled domestic violence, and veterans whose mental and/or physical disabilities have forced them out onto the streets. Demographically, however, our client base reflects the following categories: 60% Adults, 30% Senior Citizens, 5% Youth, 5% Children (averaging around 900 contacts with children per year.
Our volunteers are the other population we serve. They come from churches, corporate groups, mission teams, court-ordered community service volunteers, civic groups, and individuals passionate about helping the homeless. They tend to share one common thread: they live in the suburbs. Metro Relief intentionally chooses to build home bases in the suburbs as part of our strategy to reconnect the suburban Church with the poverty and need of inner-city.
In 2020, Metro Relief brought life-changing assistance, resources, and referrals to homeless men and women living throughout Dallas-Ft.Worth and her surrounding cities.