2/5/19: For the first time Metrocrest Services participated in the Point in Time Count, an nationwide initiative designed to count the number of homeless individuals living in a certain area.
Volunteers counted 33 un-sheltered individuals in the Metrocrest area, and 19 of those are in Carrollton.
Tracy Eubanks, Metrocrest CEO, said the organization expected to find between 20 to 50 people. Although some people may have been missed during the count, the number is a good reflection of the community, he said. In addition, an estimated 425 people are living in Carrollton motels. Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD reported that 245 students are homeless, and the northern portion of Lewisville ISD has about 113 homeless students.
1/16/19: Every January, cities across the nation take part in the Point in Time Count, which identifies the number of homeless individuals in a particular area. The endeavor is organized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which will use the count to determine how to distribute funds to Metropolitan areas that are dealing with homelessness.
For the first time Metrocrest Services will participate in the count for the cities of Carrollton, Coppell, Addison and Farmers Branch.
11/26/2018: The Christmas holiday is quickly approaching, but some families are dreading this time of year. Barely making enough to get by, several families don’t know how they will keep the lights on let alone how they will buy Christmas gifts for their children.
Knowing situations like this exist in communities like Carrollton, Coppell, Addison and Farmers Branch, Metrocrest Services has provided a way for families to give their children a merry Christmas for more than 20 years.
Farmers Branch, Texas (September 20, 2017) - As the new school year approaches, the smell of sharpened pencils, crayons, notebooks and backpacks will soon replace the scent of summer – the National Retail Federation estimated families will spend of an average of $687 on the needed back-to-school supplies and clothing, an amount many low-income families can’t afford.
Fortunately, Metrocrest Services is there to help, an emergency assistance nonprofit that provides vital services to low-income families and seniors in need.
Event chair Beccy Ratliff talks about celebrating volunteerism and what it means to her and the community.
Via Star Local Media:
July 10, 2017 – Metrocrest Services Food Pantry has received a total of$214,642 through a dollar-for-dollar match challenge from longtime supporter and generous donor, Metrocrest Hospital Authority (MHA).
The “foodraising” initiative was announced March 23rd at the Metrocrest Services 12th Annual Keyholder Breakfast, where over $75,000 was raised to kick off the drive.
"This is our home, this is our city, and this is our community. We have been involved because it's the right thing to do to give back to a community that has supported us and continues to support us today. We are humbled to be a part of this community and honored to be the recipient of the Lou Sartor Heart for the Community Award." -Trey Russell, General Manager for Sam Pack's Five Star Ford Carrollton
The Lou Sartor Heart for the Community Award is presented by Metrocrest Services in recognition and celebration of outstanding commitment to the community.
"We coach so many who struggle to save money...having even a small cushion of savings can help an individual to be prepared, and hopefully avoid, future financial crises." -Camilla Zimbal, former Metrocrest Services Senior Director of Financial StabilityNews release
“Eighty-five percent of the people we see have a job,
but they make a wage that isn’t sufficient and
they’re having their hours cut constantly.”