In Our City
Bringing Change to the City of Fort Worth
Antioch Fort Worth is catalyzing city transformation through the local church by meeting community needs in vulnerable and under-resourced areas. Throughout the year, we have church-wide service weekends, help put together grocery care packages in times of need, and host playgroups and clothing drives in apartment complexes that are home to many refugees and asylum seekers.
Additionally, we partner with Unbound North Texas and Rivertree Academy to serve minors and adults who are at-risk for or are victims of human trafficking, as well as under-resourced students in the Lake Como neighborhood.
UNBOUND NORTH TEXAS
Unbound North Texas exists to support survivors and resource our community to fight human trafficking.
- Survivor Support: Provides 24/7 crisis response and ongoing case management, helping to meet the immediate needs of survivors, offering support to families and caregivers, being a liaison between local law enforcement and other partner agencies, and connecting survivors with aftercare programs.
- Professional Training: Offers profession-specific training for medical professionals, educators, and social service providers to equip them to use their skills to identify and respond to victims of human trafficking in their professional settings.
- Prevention and Awareness: Works with schools, youth organizations, and shelters to empower youth to stay safe from trafficking and exploitation, coordinating citywide outreaches to increase awareness and present on human trafficking to community groups and organizations.
In 2020, Unbound North Texas opened Tarrant County’s first drop-in center, The Underground, for trafficked and exploited youth. Housed in One Safe Place, Fort Worth’s family justice center, the center is open 24/7 to provide basic needs and referrals for youth up through age 22.
Rivertree Academy is a private Christian school in Fort Worth, Texas providing community-funded education for under-resourced students, pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, in the Lake Como neighborhood. Rivertree Academy’s vision is to end the cycle of poverty in every family they serve by educating students from Como to learn well, love well, serve well, and lead well.