Accessible health care is one of the most urgent needs facing today’s homeless population. The Stewpot has key partnerships with agencies covering dental, medical, and mental health needs, and provides services during business hours at our Young Street location. 

Medical Clinic

Parkland Hospital established The Karen and Elgin Ware Stewpot Medical Clinic in 2012 in recognition of the couple’s medical outreach in downtown Dallas. This is a barrier-free, comprehensive clinic for the homeless population and located within The Stewpot. The clinic is open Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis. 

Dental Clinic

The Texas A&M College of Dentistry Dental Clinic at The Stewpot maintains four fully equipped dental operations for primary care dental needs, as well as second phase dental care for dentures and partial prosthetics.  If you need dental care, come to The Stewpot at 8 am Monday, Wednesday, or Friday with an approved residency letter of referral from a qualified night shelter or transitional housing program. 

Mental Health

Through a partnership with Metrocare Services, The Stewpot is able to offer mental health services to clients at our Young Street location. Metrocare Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that cares for individuals and families struggling with mental illness, developmental disability, or severe emotional problems in clinics across Dallas, programs in the community, and even in clients' homes.   

Excerpt from Serving Second Chances, a film by Alan Govenar. Courtesy of The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park.