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DCHHS Announces Transitional Housing for Recovering Homeless COVID-19 Patients

Marisa Gonzales, Public Information Officer

PIO_DCHHS@dallascounty.org
214.819.1929 office 469.781.1884 cell
Dr. Philip Huang, Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DCHHS Announces Transitional Housing for Recovering Homeless COVID-19 Patients
DALLAS (Oct. 21, 2020) – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) along
with Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel, St. Jude, Inc., and Catholic Charities of Dallas
(CCD) are pleased to announce transitional housing for recovering homeless COVID-19 patients.
St. Jude Center Park Central will provide emergency housing for displaced COVID-19 patients and
future transitional housing opportunities to low-income residents in need. The housing program is
designed to facilitate a return to independence by providing wraparound case management services
that address residents’ physical and mental health, employment, and long-term financial stability.
Located in North Dallas, this housing property will be able to provide services to up to 180 individuals at a time.
The project will create a positive impact on the County by assisting persons impacted by the pandemic and
also those who have experienced homelessness and are seeking affordable housing. Additionally, this project
intends to provide direct assistance and facilitation with all medical/behavioral health appointments and medication
management.
“We are excited to work with such great organizations like St. Jude and Catholic Charities of Dallas.
There is a great need for this type of assistance for homeless people in Dallas County,” said Dr. Philip Huang,
DCHHS Director. “COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the lack of low-income housing in Dallas County. Addressing
the rising homelessness and housing insecurity in Dallas County requires innovative collaborations among both public and private partners,” said Commissioner Daniel. “With the success of the original St. Jude Center, we have tremendous confidence in CCD and CHI and thus the new St. Jude Center – Park Central and its ability to provide safe, stable housing for those in need and help get them back on track on a path to financial stability.”  The roll-out of this project will come in two phases:
Phase 1 (anticipated to be 6-12 months) will address the County’s COVID-19 housing needs.
Phase 2 (post-pandemic), St. Jude will backfill vacancies of the establishment with residents that are deemed homeless or housing insecure.
Dallas County Health & Human Services
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207
214-819-2000
www.dallascounty.org/hhs