According to the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, there were almost 2,000 homeless people in our county in 2016. By their count, approximately 38 percent were women.

In late October, the Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County opened the renovated Lowdon-Schutts Women’s Shelter. This particular center caters to single, homeless women, and can accommodate 160 women.

The first floor offers a dormitory that can sleep 108 women. The second floor includes 13 rooms with four women assigned to each room. Staff members will help the women with housing, healthcare issues, and job-training needs.

It was just more than a year ago that the Morris Foundation Women and Children’s Center opened their doors to homeless women and their children.

We are proud to live and work in Fort Worth, and we appreciate the efforts of everyone involved. Special thanks goes to the workers and volunteers who assist the homeless at the men’s shelter and the women’s shelters. And we send our heartfelt prayers and best wishes to those trying to find a new path.