This agency actually started at First Presbyterian Church on Christmas Eve of 1986. Eighteen years later, the Arlington Life Shelter has over 1,800 volunteers who provide food, shelter, and counseling to around 100 men, women, and children everyday. Over $400,000 worth of food is provided annually, along with help finding homes and jobs. First Presbyterian continues to support the Arlington Life Shelter financially. In addition, adult Sunday School classes regularly supply an evening meal for the Life Shelter.