Long term success is our goal at UGM Dallas and that is why our support doesn’t end when our disciples have completed the transformation program. We offer ongoing educational and work training assistance as well as transitional and permanent housing.
Many of our graduated disciples provide services to our community by working at the UGM Superstore, the Print and Mail Shop, or in the auto repair program.
As disciples complete the program and begin to transition to increased independence, UGM Dallas offers affordable housing options at a greatly reduced rate. After two years, disciples have the opportunity to make the transitional living site permanent by agreeing to pay market rent for the space. UGM Dallas owns and manages four transitional living sites including:
- Two apartment complexes – one is a residential home in Carrollton that has been converted to accommodate four disciples, each with their own bedroom.
- The original Calvert Bible Church in South Dallas – reconfigured to accommodate five disciples, each with their own bedroom.
- The Cimarron Apartments in East Dallas – a 43-unit complex with one and two bedroom units.
- RiverPoint Apartments in North Lake Highlands – a 34-unit complex.
Social Enterprise and Work Training Programs
Work is very important to disciples making their way through the rehabilitation program. Throughout the Mission, many of the daily jobs are performed by disciples. These include food preparation and serving, custodial work, operating the Mission’s telephone switchboard, maintenance throughout the Mission, assisting in the daily intake at The Bridge, and supervision of overnight clients. Disciples are also available to the public for outside contract services. Contracting these services helps financially support and encourage disciples, as well as Mission staff.