- About Us
- Stewpot Alliance
The Stewpot offers a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival needs as well as opportunities to start a new life. Established by First Presbyterian Church in 1975, The Stewpot began serving food when church members realized no other resources were available for the homeless and hungry. By 1991, Stewpot programs included a wide range of social services and the agency moved across the street to a donated two story office building that continues to be “home”. Over the years, The Stewpot has helped to “birth” new organizations to meet community needs including Austin Street Center, Genesis Women's Shelter, Interfaith Housing and The Bridge. The Stewpot collaborates with more than 25 other nonprofits in order to provide a continuum of care.
• Since May 2008, The Stewpot has been the sole meal provider at The Bridge (Dallas’ homeless assistance center), serving 1,500-2,000 meals per day, 7 days per week.
• At The Stewpot’s main location, other services include: case management, health care, and substance abuse assistance; youth programs; job training; rep payee; referral for employment, housing and other benefits; access to mailing address and voice mail. Creative and social activities include art classes, community concerts, and talent shows. The Stewpot has a volunteer base of over 2,000 volunteers.
• Direct program support for The Stewpot comes from donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, church, and civic groups outside of First Presbyterian Church. The Stewpot operates under the 501(c)3 of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, which provides for building maintenance, utilities, and administrative expenses of The Stewpot.