Partners of the Arlington Life Shelter - PALS

The mission of PALS is to expand community awareness of the work of the Arlington Life Shelter and provide additional financial support for that work.   PALS Volunteers are men, women and children who help make the shelter a “home away from home” for homeless families in our community.  Visit us on our Facebook page.


Service Opportunities

  • Birthday Parties - Bingo is the first Saturday night of each month and celebrates the residents' birthdays.
  • Christmas Store - Children shop for gifts for their parents in the make-believe shelter store.
  • Angel Tree - PALS members provide gift cards for adult residents for Christmas
  • Mother’s Day - Special gifts are given to parents in recognition of the important role they play in their children's lives.
  • STARS - School Attendance Celebration Parties
  • All students are recognized each semester for putting forth their best effort in spite of their challenging situations.


Games Day

Games Day Registration - Click here


PALS 2018 Officers and Committee Chairs
President: Cheryl Illingworth
Vice Presidents: Pat Hutto and Sylvia Nichols
Treasurer: Kathy Hurst
Secretary: Eliza Hatton

Birthday Parties: Judy Steffens
Christmas Activities: Linda Smith
Membership-Yearbook: Carrie Palmer
Games Day: Claire Daulton
Public Relations-Media: Carrie Palmers
Mother’s Day/Father's Day: Jackie Halpin-Osteen
Communications/Newsletter/Historian: Patsy Miller
Emergency Lunches: Mary Smith

Founder: Sylvia Nichols
Past Presidents: Patsy Miller and Carrie Palmer                   
ALS Board: Sissy Day

PALS can accomplish this mission with you and your membership support. Please consider renewing your membership, or joining our organization. Fill out your application here.

To learn more about PALS, please contact Membership Chairs Martha Stork or Sue DeShong.


Mission & Services

To promote self-sufficiency by providing shelter, employment programs, and transitional services for North Texans impacted by homelessness.


Make a Donation

Now more than ever we need your help to continue to fulfill our responsibilities to the men, women and children we serve. We provide keys to success such as food, shelter, health and social services, etc.



To volunteer when the residents are present, volunteers MUST be age 18 or older. This includes food teams serving breakfast or dinner. This is to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of our youngest residents.


Contact Us

Arlington Life Shelter, 325 W. Division Street, Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 548-9885

Arlington Life Shelter® 2012-2019