The 3 ways to become a resident at Dallas LIFE:

A Place to Begin Again

We are here to help you regroup, refocus,

and re-establish your life...

  • Pay-to-Stay

    $12 per day to stay at Dallas LIFE.

    Your first 5 days are free of charge.

  • New LIFE /Overcomers

    As a New LIFE Program or Overcomers Program resident – participate in our 10-month recovery program where you will work part of the day and attend classes. For the first month you are not allowed to leave the property. In the third month you will begin to look for work. In the final phase we will help place you in affordable housing. Your first 5 days are free of charge.

Anyone receiving Social Security or disability benefits must pay $12 per day, even if participating in New LIFE or Overcomers program.


Stories From Our





Going from a 3-bedroom house in a nice neighborhood to a homeless shelter was more than LaShawnda could process. Dallas LIFE has been her place of recovery – emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

What to Do Next...

If you would like to know more about staying at Dallas LIFE, you should call us at 214.421.1380. You will talk to someone who can tell you about our basic requirements, and what you need to bring with you.


Important things to know before your arrival:

• Dallas LIFE is not a domestic violence shelter.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can provide names of shelters for you to contact.


• You cannot stay at Dallas LIFE if you:

- Have an assault charge, sex crime, heinous crime

(arson, injury to a child, etc.)


- Have protective orders on your record.


• Dallas LIFE will not accept men on parole


How Intake Works...

Stories From Our





After a divorce, James had one suitcase, no place to sleep, and very little hope. He found new life here and is now the head cook in our kitchen! James is a shining star to residents and staff.

Check-in is between 4:00 - 8:00pm for new clients.

Intake is located in the front lobby.


After you check in, you will attend an orientation session and be given further information and instructions.


Requirements at Intake:

• Government-issued ID

(drivers license, military ID, jail ID, etc.).


Social Security Card

If you do not have one, you must apply for one during your first 5 days.


• Marriage License (if applicable)

Married couples must have a marriage license.


• Children's Birth Cirtificates

Children must have birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization record


• Belongings

Every person can bring 1 bag. belongings must fit into our Pest Control Box for cleanliness standards.


• Call us at 214.421.1380 and speak to our receptionist


• Email us at



1100 Cadiz Street    |    Dallas, Texas 75215  |    214.421.1380    |    Fax: 214.426.5114    |

Dallas Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. We depend completely on support from generous individuals like you, foundations, corporations and churches. All donations to Dallas Life are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  © 2016 Dallas Life. All rights reserved.