Established in 1958 by Bea and Dick Hogan as Faith City Mission, the original location was on Ohio street above the old Hornsby Hardware Store. In 1968 the former Lamar Baptist Church building at 402 Lamar was purchased for the Mission’s first permanent home. As programs and services grew, it became evident a larger facility was needed and property was purchased at our current location on Travis Street and construction began. The current facility at 1300 Travis Street opened on May 23, 1988.
In 2009 a new Day Labor Area was added to the north side of the building at 1300 Travis Street for a safe place for our clients to wait for day labor opportunities.
To address the needs of the growing number of homeless women and families, a second shelter was added. Faith Refuge opened on May 7, 2012 with 17 women and seven children moving in. This new $4.4 million facility is located at 710 E. Hatton Rd. and was built debt free with the support of local partnerships and friends across the nation. The Faith team gives God the glory for providing the resources to complete the new shelter.
Faith Resale and Donation Center at 4502 Old Jacksboro Hwy. opened in November 2014. Contributions-in-kind and purchases help with the operating expenses of both shelters. Hours are 10:00-6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Faith Mission shelters men and families experiencing homelessness. Faith Refuge shelters women experiencing homelessness and mothers with children. Both shelters offer a 10-12 month recovery program, “New Beginnings” for persons struggling with addiction. Individuals enter the program voluntarily or by court order.
Faith Enterprises is a social enterprise which offers general maintenance and construction to the community. Men in our New Beginnings Program develop a positive work history and accumulate savings leading to employability and independence by working for Faith Enterprises. Faith Signs & Graphix provides job training and experience in signs and graphics for doors, windows, caps, t-shirts, decals, banners, cars, and wall décor. Call 940-882-1421 to schedule your project with Faith Enterprises or Faith Signs & Graphix.