Elevate North Texas’ mission is to fill in the gap of youth homelessness with emergency shelter. We provide a safe, affirming environment through access to immediate shelter and reunification with family, when possible.
What we do
Elevate North Texas was founded amid a global pandemic, known as COVID-19. Because of COVID-19 many homeless shelters had to reduce the number of people they served. This sadly meant more people were forced to live on the streets. Our founder, having worked with those experiencing homelessness for several years, knew prior to this pandemic that the North Texas area was already lacking emergency beds for youth (18-24 years of age). The pandemic only elevated the need to create a safe space for youth.
There is a gap in the North Texas homeless system when it comes to this age group. There are simply no emergency shelters for youth (18-24). Furthermore, recent surveys show that youth feel safer on the street than staying in an adult emergency shelter. Elevate North Texas’ desires to help bridge the gap by providing emergency shelter for youth experiencing homelessness.
We address youth homelessness from three different angles: