The Reason Why We Serve
Homelessness is a systemic crisis that deeply impacts our community. In Dallas County alone, there are an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 people sleeping on the streets, in cars and other unsuitable places, or in shelters every night.
Many of these vulnerable people are families with children, veterans, seniors or those afflicted by physically or mentally disabling conditions – in fact, families are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population, causing devastating effects on the development of young children. This crisis is devastating to the people who endure it and affects the quality of life of everyone in our city. It requires a permanent, integrated solution designed by the people who have first-hand knowledge of the issue.
Under 1 Roof, founded in 2011, is an organization exclusively dedicated to providing transitional and permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals and families. These supportive residences address the needs of seniors, families with young children/ youth who are at risk of homelessness, and adults with physical or cognitive disorders. We provide an essential and comprehensive network of services including job training, a social enterprise, family and youth programs, substance abuse treatment and community organizing. These services will annually impact the lives of formerly homeless adults and children by supporting them in retaining their housing and leading stable, productive lives.