The Fort Worth Foundation and JPS Health Network will build and operate an adult medical clinic and social services complex near the East Lancaster Avenue homeless shelters, the organizations announced Friday.
The Fort Worth Foundation will build the resource center on about 1.5 acres of land it has agreed to purchase from JPS, which will operate the adult community clinic. A non-profit operating entity created and funded by the foundation will govern the center’s overall operations.
A 2011 JPS study identified more than 230 homeless patients who were frequent users of JPS’s emergency and inpatient services, incurring charges of more than $10 million. The facility’s goal is to provide centralized services to unsheltered and emergency sheltered residents.