Aid to the Homeless Committee

The Aid to the Homeless Committee assists Dallas’s homeless community through initiatives such as a Winter Coat and Sock Drive, volunteering to serve lunch or make sandwiches, hosting children’s birthday parties with the Birthday Party Project, and volunteering at the annual Point in Time Homeless Count, among other service events. The Committee also hosts supply and fundraising drives to provide needed resources for the Dallas homeless community.

Meetings & Upcoming Events

During the pandemic, the committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. on Zoom.  During the regular year, the committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at Café Brazil in Deep Ellum. Please check the main calendar for information on the next committee meeting or email one of the contacts listed below.

DAYL members can sign up for the committee and receive email correspondence regarding upcoming events by clicking here.

Recent Events

Committee Contacts

Co-chairs:  Mitch Garrett| Maria Garrett | Cory Eden | Mary Durbin | Mario Lamar | Madeleine Brunner | Eugene Temchenko
Board Liaison:Mitch Garrett
Staff Contact: Cherie Harris

Other Ways to Give Back

Volunteer Opportunities

*organizations are not affiliated with DAYL

Financial Support

*organizations are not affiliated with DAYL

State of Homelessness Address 2021

The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) held its annual State of Homelessness Address on May 11, 2021.  The Address examines the results of the COVID-19 Homeless Count, analysis of these results, actions taken by the homeless rehousing system, and next steps to make homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and nonrecurring.  A summary of the address can be found here.