St Jude Center

THE IDEA

Whether due to misfortune or nature, some of us will fall on hard times.  St Jude Center (SJC) is our answer to being there when others need a little help to get back on their feet.  SJC uses the skills and resources of CHI to develop housing and Catholic Charities Dallas vast experience of providing services.  It is, in other words, a collaboration that leverages the strengths of two organizations.  Our experience is the security of housing, combined with intensive casework and volunteers, provides stability needed to give struggling neighbors the dignity of their own home with the possibility of returning to living on their own.  We currently own and operate two St Jude Centers in North Dallas; St Jude Center – Forest in the Northwest and St Jude Center – Park Central in North Central.

St Jude Center – Forest

STJ – Forest provides Permanent Supportive housing coupled with case management to 104 former homeless persons in our area. A collaborative network including Catholic Charities Dallas (CCD), City Square, MetroCare, Veterans Administration (VASH), and MDHA identifies the men and women needing housing and guides them to St Jude Center.

CCD offers workforce training and financial education coaching to all residents. With intensive one-on-one coaching provided by the program, many residents will return to the workforce and be self-sufficient. CCD case managers also oversee care coordination for residents needing additional services utilizing partner agencies to deliver them, e.g., reentry, recovery, and veterans’ services, mental health counseling, housing transition assistance, and benefits counseling.
Through St Jude Center, CHI and CCD address the complex problem of homelessness by helping members of our community regain a sense of security, increased well-being and self-respect.

St Jude Center – Park Central

CHI is excited to announce it’s latest supportive property.  Through the support of Dallas County and the City of Dallas, we have purchased an existing hotel at 8102 LBJ at Coit Road.  After completing the retrofit from hotel rooms to apartments, SJC – Park Central will be 180 units of supportive housing with wraparound services for homeless and housing insecure persons in Dallas County.  It is not a Shelter.

We opened the property in December 2020 and continue our successful collaboration with Catholic Charities to operate the property.    Our Press Release.