Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command - Mabee Center


Located southeast of downtown Fort Worth, the Mabee Center serves as the hub of The Salvation Army’s Tarrant County operations. This facility is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether an individual or family needs a hot meal, a place to stay, or any of the variety of residential programs designed to take a family or individual from homelessness to being a stable and productive member of society, help can be found at the Mabee Center.

In addition to the S.A.V.E. Program, the Salvation Army offers the following services:

Emergency Homeless Shelter

Our emergency shelter is open 365 days a year to provide a safe, clean refuge for men, women, families, and women with children. Our guests are provided with sleeping accommodations, hot meals, showers (including towels and toiletries), and clothes. We also offer a VA Permanent Supportive Housing Program.

Daily Meals for the Homeless

Hunger and proper nutrition are ongoing issues for people on the streets. To address this need, we serve three hot meals a day in our on-site cafeteria for any and all who show up. The free meals are balanced and nutritious to help meet a person’s most basic need.

Home Sweet Home

This homeless prevention program is for at-risk individuals and families that are on the verge of losing their homes.  The goals of this program are to prevent homelessness, support home ownership, and build healthy and self-sufficient families.  We value the empowerment, hope, self esteem, independence and dignity of our program participants.

Simon Transitional Housing Program

This program is for unaccompanied single men and women over age 18 who have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction.  In collaboration with other Tarrant County homeless service agencies, the Simon program provides room and board, as well as life skills, counseling and case management for up to two years.

S.T.A.R.T. Program

The acronym stands for Stabilizing to Achieve Richer Tomorrows.  The program is designed to give people who are shackled by a repetitive cycle of homelessness a new start in life.  Case managers function as mentors for each person in their care and will actually accompany people from place to place helping them to establish relationships and make the arrangements necessary to move to independent living.  Participants are required to save up to 75% of all income received.  Upon successful completion, participants can transition into the Home Sweet Home follow-up program or another housing placement program.

First Choice Program

The First Choice program is a voluntary, long-term residential treatment program uniquely designed for chemically dependent women and their children.  Participants receive a wide range of services for up to 12 months, including a private room with bath, transportation, off-site day care, group therapy, 12-step meetings (Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous), substance abuse counseling, experiential learning activities, life skills, parental training, family counseling, money management, and individual counseling.


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Services Category:
  • I&R - System Navigation
  • Housing - Homeless Specific
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
Vet Plus:
  • Homeless