TWIN TWIN CITY CITY MISSION MISSION
Twin City Mission, founded in 1963, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that aids persons in the Brazos Valley Region that are homeless, abused or in need. 2505 South College Avenue
Bryan, Texas 77801
“Providing a home for the homeless, being a friend to the friendless, and giving hope to the hopeless.”
HOMELESS HOMELESS & & HOUSING HOUSING SERVICES SERVICES The The Bridge Bridge
“The Bridge provides men, women, and families safe emergency shelter and opportunities for recovery from homelessness.” The Bridge was the original focus of Twin City Mission at its inception in 1963. The shelter provides residential care for men, women and families, who are currently homeless.
Shelter services currently include emergency shelter for men, women and families; employability skills training; and case management. The Bridge provides clothing; hot, nutritious meals; personal care and hygiene items to clients; assistance with crisis needs and family support services to preserve the family unit. To provide services to help individuals and families gain and/or maintain self-sufficiency.”
In July 2009, the Bridge Shelter moved to a new 25,869 sq. foot facility, increasing service capacity for Brazos Valley’s homeless population. Shelter clients continue to have access to other essential community services, allowing them to re-engage with society by coming to terms with where they are while regaining self confidence and self worth. That includes treating each individual with dignity, respect and compassion, assessing & addressing specific needs through intensive case management in an environment which provides physical, spiritual and emotional growth opportunities.
During Fiscal Year 2010, The Bridge sheltered: 749 men, 303 women, and families consisting of 115 adults and 187 children, totaling 23,693 nights of stay. A total of 70,641 meals were provided to residents.
The new shelter has an emergency men’s wing, an emergency women’s wing, an emergency family wing and a long term residential wing, a spacious chapel, a library, ample green space and the Community Café on property site. The Community Café provides hot nutritious meals to anyone in the community who is in need. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 12:15 pm. and 5:15 pm. The address is: 410 S. Randolph St (Bryan). The Community Closet provides basic necessities including: clothing, furniture, appliances, and household items to individuals in the community who can not afford the items and to assist them in gaining/maintaining self-sufficiency. The Community Closet also serves The Bridge, Phoebe’s Home and Housing Services. The address is: 420 N. Bryan Street (Bryan).
The Community Café provided 10,672 meals to those in need during the 2010 Fiscal Year and had 1,073 hours of volunteer service. The Community Closet provided 30,635 pieces of clothing, shoes, coats, linens, household items and 154 pieces of furniture to those in need during the 2010 Fiscal Year. Housing Housing Services Services
“To promote self-sufficiency
through transitional housing
and supportive services.”
The Home Partners program, founded in 1997, seeks to combat homelessness and bridge the gap between temporary emergency shelter and permanent housing. Home Partners was renamed in 2001, due to the program growth, and assists with the transition of homeless individuals and families, from emergency shelter, to housing in residential neighborhoods, The provision of tenant-based rental assistance, intensive case management, and supportive services, for up to 24 months, make this program a success.
Participants receive assistance in resolving the crisis in their lives that prevent self-sufficiency; gaining access to needed community services designed to help participants achieve more stable and independent lives; and transitioning into permanent housing.
Housing Services are available to participants in Twin City Mission programs who meet HUD income guidelines and are willing to participate in a self-sufficiency program.
Housing Services also provides deposit assistance, through a partnership with the City of College Station, to people who are income eligible for assistance as they transition to tax-credit properties in College Station. In summer of 2001, an exciting addition was added to the TCM Housing Program. The Haven, a 24-unit apartment complex, was completed and opened in College Station. Funding for this complex was provided through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, through TDHCA. This project is the first homeless specific tax-credit property in the nation; we are very excited to be the owners of this beautiful complex and look forward to the many homeless individuals that have and will continue to benefit from these units and the related self-sufficiency program.
During Fiscal Year 2010, Housing Services assisted 59 households which consisted of 66 adults and 38 children. The Transitions Program served a total of 13 new households composed of 14 adults and 16 children. The Supportive Housing Services Program served a total of 14 new households composed of 19 adults and 9 children.
DOMESTIC DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VIOLENCE SERVICES SERVICES
“To provide services to victims of domestic violence and promote self-sufficiency.”
Phoebe’s Phoebe’s Home Home Shelter Shelter
Phoebe’s Home is an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Founded in 1978, Phoebe’s Home provides a safe, homelike environment, nutritious meals, case management services, employability skills training, clothing, personal care and hygiene items, and counseling.
Non-Non -Residential Residential Services Services Phoebe’s Home also provides non-residential services, including counseling, case management, legal advocacy, career and educational assistance, as well as outreach services.
YOUTH YOUTH & & FAMILY FAMILY SERVICES SERVICES
“To provide prevention and intervention services to youth and families in crisis.”
Services Services To To At-At -Risk Risk Youth Youth ((STAR) STAR) The STAR program serves youth ages zero to seventeen, providing crisis intervention, short-term family counseling, universal child abuse prevention services, skill-based groups (anger management, decision making, and parenting skills), health promotion groups (tobacco awareness and cessation) and emergency shelter care. The goal of the STAR program is to keep the family intact by fostering family cohesion through crisis resolution.
During Fiscal Year 2010, Phoebe’s Home sheltered: 196 women and 234 children. Phoebe’s Home served non-residential clients: 263 women, 151 children and 5 men. A total of 15,567 meals were provided to residents. There were 5,189 nights of stay provided, and 2,389.75 hours of volunteer service.
During Fiscal Year 2010, STAR served 1,092 unduplicated clients. 5,598 people received Universal Child Abuse Prevention (UCAP) services with the goal of preventing child abuse from occurring by increasing awareness and education in the community. DONATION DONATION & & RESALE RESALE SERVICES SERVICES
“To provide financial support for the programs
of Twin City Mission and an avenue for basic
life skills training.”
Twin City Mission’s resale stores sell clothing, furniture, and other household items; the recycling (support) center processes items such as cardboard, bulk clothing and shoes.
Proceeds from sales benefit Twin City Mission programs: Homeless & Housing Services, Domestic Violence Services, and Youth & Family Services. Currently, there are two resale stores in Bryan, one in College Station and one in Navasota. (see addresses below)
Alice’s Attic Second Chance
424 N. Main Street 803 Wellborn Road
Bryan, Texas College Station, Texas
Second Chance II Second Chance III
3806 Old College Road 218 W. Washington
Bryan, Texas Navasota, Texas
1208 San Jacinto
Alice’s Attic: $104,611
Second Chance: $173,335
Second Chance II: $102,303
Second Chance III: $103,151
Support Center: $70,325
During Fiscal Year 2010, Donation & Resale Services supported the environment by recycling 678,433 pounds of materials that otherwise would have been disposed of as garbage. There was also 26,910.75 hours of volunteer service.
Twin City Mission
TCM TCM Financial Financial Support Support
The programs of Twin City Mission are sustained through the generous support of federal and state grants, employee charitable giving programs, and local community members. We would like to acknowledge the following supporters for fiscal year 2009: Bryan/College Station Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (TDFPS) Services To At-Risk Youth (STAR)
Texas Health & Human Services Commission (THHSC)
Family Violence Program
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Supportive Housing Program Office of the Governor Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Texas Attorney General Other Victim Assistance Grant Program
Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs (TDHCA) Home Program and Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESGP) United Way of the Brazos Valley
Fiscal year 2010 Budget-$2,850,168
1) Federal Funds $549,242
2) State Funds $769,415
3) Private Contributions $747,963
4) Program Income $45,901
5) Special Events $30,331
6) Charitable Organizations $38,000
7) Retail Revenue $553,725
8) Other Income $115,591
Twin City Mission Programs
HOMELESS & HOUSING SERVICES Provides residential care, including case management, for men, women and families who are currently experiencing homelessness. Provides assistance, including basic necessities to assist in gaining/maintaining self sufficiency, to individuals and families experiencing homelessness into transitional and permanent housing.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES Provides counseling, case management, emergency shelter and non-residential services for victims of domestic violence and their children.
YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES Provides individual, group & family counseling and skills training to youth and their families, as well as universal child abuse prevention and education services. DONATION & RESALE SERVICES Operates with the purpose of generating income to assist the programs of Twin City Mission.
“Providing a home for the homeless, being a friend to the friendless and giving hope to the hopeless.”