Grayson County Shelter

Hope Lives Here

Grayson County Shelter is a non-profit homeless shelter for displaced families and singles that serves Grayson and surrounding counties in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. All services are provided free of charge to our clients. The Grayson County Shelter is not affiliated with any government agency (local, state or federal) and relies on the goodwill donations of our community, grants, and revenue from the resale shop, "The Crowded Closet," to cover all operating expenses.

Please open your hearts in support of the services offered at the Grayson County Shelter. Your donation can be a tremendous help to give families and individuals a chance to become self-sufficient once again.

The Grayson County Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Grayson County Shelter, Inc.

331 W. Morton Street
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 465-6041
Fax: (903) 465-6067
For all inquiries about the Shelter, please contact:
Executive Director: Sheila Penn
Case Manager:  Debbie Lowery
Volunteer Coordinator: Rosalind Hendricks
Assistant to the Board: Sheila Penn
Crowded Closet Manager:  Krissy Vann


The following donations are always welcomed at the shelter:


-Canned meats

-Canned vegetables

-Snacks (Granola bars, chips, beef jerky, crackers of all kinds, etc.)

-Pasta and pasta sauce

-Clothing in all sizes, especially 1X-5X (scrubs, flip flops, sweatpants, t-shirts, shoes, socks)

-Paper towels

-Toilet paper

-New toothbrushes and toothpaste



-Laundry detergent

-Dish soap



-Baby wipes

-Sanitizing wipes

-Trash bags (13 and 55 gallon)

-Ziploc bags

-Coffee, coffee creamer, sugar

-Breakfast foods (Poptarts, individual packs of oatmeal, pancake mix, maple syrup)

-Seasonings and flavor (garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, vanilla flavor, almond extract)

We thank you for your support in the community!