So we invest in many organizations that work to improve issues of health, education and income in our community. More than 150 volunteers — people like you — offered their time and expertise to identify the best possible programs.
EDUCATION | $6,133,256
Strong Start | $1,636,734
Park South YMCA Preschool | YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Offers high-quality early education and enrichment for preschool-age children in the Fair Park and South Dallas area.
Therapeutic Early Child Development | Vogel Alcove
Offers young children affected by homelessness access to a trauma-informed early childhood development program. This program focuses on cognitive and physical development for children age six weeks to five years old.
VMLC Preschool English Language Program | Literacy Achieves (formerly VMLC)
Prepares at-risk young children, ages 4 months to 5 years, for successful entry into elementary school by helping them develop all of their senses and skills.
Early Childhood Intervention | The Warren Center for Children with Developmental Differences
Provides children who struggle with developmental delays or disabilities empowerment for future opportunities.
Bryan’s House Early Childhood Education Program (ECE) | Open Arms Inc. / Bryan’s House
Allows children with special health needs to experience an active-learning environment tailored to accommodate individual needs and education goals, preparing them to start kindergarten with their peers.
Early Childhood Education | Mi Escuelita Preschool
Ensures that children whose primary language is not English begin kindergarten capable of achieving academic success in an English speaking school system.
Dallas Center Early Childhood Intervention | Dallas Center
Provides early childhood intervention to assess, plan development, and provide individualized services to further positive development progress for children with delays and disabilities.
Together We Learn | Catholic Charities of Dallas
Prepares low-income Hispanic children in the Bachman Lake area and West Oak Cliff to be cognitively and socially ready to enter kindergarten.
AVANCE-Dallas Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) | AVANCE Dallas
Provides low-income children knowledge, skills, and whole-child development so they are prepared to start school on target and ready for achievement from kindergarten to graduation.
Commit! to Early Childhood | Commit!2Dallas
Coalesces a partnership of service providers, school districts and community organizations to dramatically improve school readiness for Dallas County’s youngest learners. Backbone support helps partners form collaborative networks that use data to develop and execute community-level action plans that address the root causes of school readiness.
Early Childhood Listening and Language Program: Creating Opportunities for Success | Callier Center for Communication Disorders
Positively impacts developmental progress of young children diagnosed with hearing loss. Comprehensive audiology and speech-language services help children function in a hearing world, improve their quality of life and become more ready for school and academic success.
Child Development Center | The Family Place
Provides licensed childcare and high-quality early education to homeless child victims of family violence, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Ensures safety while preparing children to succeed in school.
B4Six Classroom Program | Lumin Education
Empowers parents to give children the best start in life and provides children with a solid foundation for success. Activities include parent education and early education classes for children.
Early Care & Education Center Programs | ChildCareGroup
Low-income children ages 0 to 5 obtain early education that develops language, early literacy and cognitive skills for school success. Implemented using best practices and a holistic model that ensure kindergarten readiness and engage parents.
Youth Success | $4,496,522
Afterschool and Summer Programs | Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
Delivers quality programs that help girls graduate from high school equipped for success in academics and professional life. Addresses reading and math literacy, emotional and physical health, preparation for technology-based careers, and avoiding risky behaviors.
Mercy Street Mentoring Program | Mercy Street
Builds transformational leadership within the West Dallas community by placing a caring mentor in the life of every West Dallas public school student beginning in the 4th grade. The mentor will continue the relationship acting as an adviser, advocate, and friend throughout the years.
B4Six Parent Education Program | Lumin Education
Provides parents with children under the age of six with tools and support needed to be their child’s first and best teacher.
Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America Trevor-Rees Jones ScoutReach Program | Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council
Provides financial assistance to underprivileged youth who desire to be a part of Scouting. The program provides them with the means and ability to fully participate.
BBBS Mentoring Program | Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Helps at-risk youth achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships while avoiding risky behaviors and achieving educational success.
AVANCE – Dallas Parent Education Program (PEP) | AVANCE Dallas
Helps low-income parents learn to prepare their children for school-readiness, to be an advocate during their child’s education, and to promote educational achievement through leadership and volunteering.
Reasoning Mind | Reasoning Mind
Designs and implements and interactive, online math curriculum for elementary and middle school students. The program ignites students’ interest in math, develops higher-order thinking skills, and prepares them for advanced material.
Advancing Evaluation of Field-Based Science Education for underserved students in South Dallas County | National Audubon Society
Dogwood Canyon and Trinity River Audubon Centers have advanced its Eco Investigations program to include middle school students and science programming on school campuses. Dogwood Canyon Center will serve 8th graders and Trinity River Center will deliver science education on school campuses.
Mi Escuelita Math and Science Initiative | Mi Escuelita Preschool
Serves low-income Hispanic children whose first language is not English by teaching skills they need to master math and science.
Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative | Frontiers of Flight Museum
Increases interest in science and STEM subject knowledge among under-served girls in middle and high school through aviation and space programming activities.
Afterschool Science Outreach Programs+ (Science First & Science in Action) | Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Provides after school educational classes centered on life and earth science paired with field trips to the Arboretum.
Pathways to Education | Youth With Faces
Develops the academic and career skills of Dallas’ most at-risk youth, 10 to 17 year olds, in juvenile detention.
College Ready | Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Helps prepare students to graduate from high school and enroll in college through mentorship. Students receive test prep, college readiness seminars, and help with college and scholarship applications.
Exploring | Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council
Provides a career-based education and workforce development program designed to provide boys and girls hands-on career learning experiences. Program is led by individuals in specific careers to help youth discover, learn, and make decisions about college, careers, and life.
YMCA Afterschool Program | YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Provides students across the Dallas area with quality afterschool programming that focuses not only on academic achievement, but also on social and emotional development.
Homework Help and Tutor Power Hour | Trinity River Mission
Prepares students for academic and personal success due to the one-on-one attention given by tutors. The program builds a foundation that encourages high school graduation, post-secondary studies, and a positive sense of the future.
The School Zone-Supporting After School & Summer Programs | SMU: The School Zone-West Dallas
Provides otherwise inaccessible or difficult to acquire resources including student data, training, networking, and access to technology and impact measurement. Helps partners collaborate successfully with other nonprofits and schools to meet the complex needs of children in poverty.
Road to College Program | Young Women’s Preparatory Network
Focuses on academics, leadership, and health and wellness in preparation for college.
KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth: KIPP Through College (KTC) | KIPP Dallas – Fort Worth
Helps prepares students to receive in classroom curriculum by offering support and counseling as students prepare for college entry and work towards college graduation.
Team Read After-School and Summer Program Expansion | Readers 2 Leaders
Provides tutoring designed to help West Dallas children develop critical literacy skills. Ensures students are maintaining and expanding their knowledge outside of the classroom.
Impacting Students Through Financial Literacy | Junior Achievement of Dallas
Provides essential, age-appropriate financial literacy education for K-12 students to prepare for post-secondary education and life.
Garland ISD Building Trades Class and HFHGG Home | Habitat for Humanity Greater Garland
Develops transferable skills like carpentry, cabinetry, and electrical trades that enhance critical thinking and improve opportunities for post-secondary education.
College and Career Readiness Program | Education is Freedom Foundation
Prepares middle and high school students to be college ready. Mentors help student and families create comprehensive college and career plans to break the cycle of poverty.
CISDR College & Career Project | Communities in Schools Dallas Region
Provides outcome-driven programming to at-risk students at 11 high school campuses in the Dallas region.
Communities in Schools of North Texas Dropout Prevention Case Management Programs | Communities in Schools of North Texas
Serves students in K-12 who are at-risk of dropping out of school. Eliminates barriers to college and career readiness through a continuum of case-managed support, guidance and counseling, tutoring, and mentorship.
College Access and Success Campaign | Commit!2Dallas
The program will increase post secondary enrollment rates for students in Dallas county from 62% to 68% by 2019, by hosting informative workshops and launching an awareness campaign, helping more students graduate from high school and go on to attend college.
Summer and Afterschool Programs for Underserved Children and Youth, Grades 1-12 | Project Transformation
Provides educational after school and summer programs to low-income children and youth focusing on literacy, leadership, diversity, and community service.
Gift of Scouting | Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Establishes community programs in undeserved communities to offer authentic Girl Scout experiences for elementary-school girls. The free, after school leadership development program builds girls with courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
City Year Whole School Whole Child | City Year
Helps combat the student dropout crisis by serving full-time in low-performing schools. By focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance, City Year reaches students in the 3rd -9th grade by providing academic support, attendance coaching, and mentoring.
Academic Success | Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Ensures youth from low-income neighborhoods progress academically and graduate high school on time, ready for post-secondary education and careers. Focuses on tutoring and supplementing school curriculum.
Dallas City of LRNG | Big Thought
Provides a city-wide network of out-of-school learning experiences that helps students discover new interests, develop skills, and create pathways for future success.
After-School All Stars North Texas – New School Launch | After-School All-Stars North Texas
Provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.
STEM 4 Girls: Excite, Engage, Encourage | Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Excites, engages and encourages girls in kindergarten through 12th grade to challenge themselves and consider a career in science and math. Increases awareness of opportunities, sparks interest and enhances confidence using age-appropriate, hands-on STEM activities.
Growing Successful Students: Partnerships to Create School-Based Outdoor Learning Programs | REAL School Gardens
Addresses the need for improving student achievement in math and science by improving the quality of hands-on learning resources and instruction at low-income elementary schools.
AVID Elementary Program | Plano ISD Education Foundation
Helps 4th and 5th grade students at high-need Plano ISD schools receive age-appropriate college preparation instruction by closing the achievement gaps of economically disadvantaged students through weekday classes, ongoing tutoring, field trips, and student counseling.
Believe and Achieve | Trinity River Mission
Equips youth to pursue higher education by providing the necessary support and guidance to achieve success after high school. Students in 6th through 12th grades complete volunteer hours, computer research, service learning projects and workshops that focus on college and career preparation.
Road to College | Uplift Education
Prepares students to attend and succeed in college. Students in 6th through 12th grades attain the skills and information they need to earn not only acceptance into a college or university, but also scholarships and grants that help them attend.
Parent Engagement & Mentor Program for Girls | Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
Provides parents with effective communication, feedback, events and support strategies that empower them to help their children. Offers one-on-one and group mentoring that helps girls who are failing, or at risk of failing, improve their core grades.
1:1 Literacy Intervention for Dallas K-4 Students | Reading Partners North Texas
Helps struggling readers from low-income communities by recruiting and training dedicated community volunteers to provide one-on-one, individualized instruction in local public elementary schools. On average, students improve their reading skills by 1.6 months for every month they are in the program.
To Get Her There | Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Empowers dedicated and engaged parents and mentors to develop the next generation of female leaders. Adult volunteers model a positive attitude, demonstrate resilience in the face of difficulty and encourage openness towards learning — all of which helps girls develop a strong sense of self.
Born Learning Parent Engagement | ChildCareGroup
Increases engagement of parents in low-income, high-risk families. Improving parenting skills and knowledge of early childhood development empowers parents to become their children’s first teachers. Our parents engage with their children through home visits, with learning activities and developmental screenings; community resources; and group meetings with other parents.
Parents Advocating for Student Excellence (PASE) | The Concilio
Addresses high dropout rates of schools with large economically disadvantaged populations by increasing parental involvement. Parents learn how to navigate the school system, identify academic challenges and provide a supportive home-learning environment.
Afterschool and Summer Camp Programs | Jubilee Park & Community Center
Provides kindergarten through 8th grade students with hands-on, experiential learning that aligns with the school-day curriculum, promotes academic development and prevents summer learning loss.
Afterschool Program Quality Initiative and After the Bell Alliance | Dallas Afterschool
Improves the safety and academic focus of after school and summer sites, helping them move from traditional child care to offering engaging learning experiences. Provides training, resources and support to help providers better serve low-income students. DAS will further address the critical barriers that hinder the effectiveness of out of school time programs by increasing access to high quality programs in four targeted neighborhoods.
Project Learn | Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County
Provides access to after school activities that reinforce skills and knowledge that children ages 6 through 18 learn at school. Coordinated, purposeful programs and activities help members, primarily from low-income neighborhoods with great need, to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment.
INCOME | $5,817,376
Career Pathways | $2,971,963
WiNGS Women’s Enterprise Center | WiNGS
Provides low-income women business training, financial skills, and the personal development needed to ensure their small businesses succeeds.
Pathways to Employment | Wilkinson Center
Helps adults gain basic skills needed to secure employment, become financially independent, and break the cycle of poverty. Clients can choose from a selection of services to meet immediate and long-term employment needs.
VMLC Adult English Literacy Program | Literacy Achieves (formerly VMLC)
Helps non-English speaking adults improve their English literacy skills through classroom and computer based instruction. With these improved skills, students are better able to secure or advance their employment.
Per Scholas IT Support Training in Dallas | Per Scholas
Provides technology education, access, training, and job placement services for people in under served communities. Develops and implements effective IT training to help unemployed individuals successfully secure entry-level IT positions and advance their careers.
Education at Work Program at Parkland Health and Hospital System | Parkland Foundation (on behalf of Parkland Health & Hospital System)
Provides job skills training and education opportunities to low-income workers that aligns participants with health care industry jobs. Acts as a bridge between employees and community partners to remove social and financial barriers to learning.
Workforce Development | Metrocrest Services
Provides skills training, vocational education for certification, and job placement services. These help clients receive and maintain a job that leads to self-sufficiency.
Career Services for People with Disabilities | My Possibilities
Helps adults with cognitive disabilities find and maintain good jobs, improve the client’s quality of life, and increase independence through productivity and employment.
ADVANCE Career Services Program | Interfaith Family Services
Empowers unemployed homeless residents to obtain employment with livable wages by providing essential career development training services.
Bridges of Hope | H I S Bridge Builders
Provides services to aid low-income, low-skilled, unemployed adults in overcoming barriers to achieving self-sufficiency and economic well-being.
TRAC – Workforce Services | CitySquare
Provides at-risk youth with specialized training to gain employment and provides support so clients are more likely to stay employed.
Workforce Development | Achieve
Provides services and support to individuals with disabilities so they can develop vocational skills, achieve workplace success, independence, and improve their likelihood of long-term job security.
Internship Program | Cafe Momentum
Provides juvenile offenders a one year internship overview of the restaurant business by working alongside established chefs and service leaders.
Second Chance Job Program | New Friends New Life
Empowers women to leave the degradation of the sex trade and find a sustainable, permanent way to support themselves and their children. Partners with local businesses to provide internships that can lead to permanent employment.
Senior Employment Source | The Senior Source
Helps older adults get and keep jobs through career counseling, job search assistance, seminars and support groups that are geared to the challenges older job seekers face when looking for jobs. Also educates employers about the benefits of hiring older workers.
From Prison to Paycheck: Employment Services for Ex-Offenders | Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Connects ex-offenders with opportunities to secure jobs, build meaningful careers and launch their own businesses. Typically, only about half of ex-offenders are employed within 12 months of their release from prison; in contrast, every program graduate through 2012 achieved employment within 90 days of release.
Employment | Jewish Family Service
Increases the number of individuals who secure a job and remain self-sufficient and on payrolls. Moves people out of poverty by providing job search resources, access to verified job leads, job placement and support. Helps 3,225 unemployed or underemployed people in 2013, growing to 3,425 by 2016.
Good Jobs Program | Goodwill Industries of Dallas
Provides access to jobs for low-income individuals through job creation, innovative partnerships with employers in the community, and focused job placement and retention services. Leverages partnerships with colleges and employers to place clients into technical and blue collar jobs.
My Possibilities University | My Possibilities
Improves the work skills of adults with cognitive disabilities to prepare them for part- or full-time employment. Daily classroom instruction and Hands-on learning experiences with local businesses providing opportunities for clients to practice the skills they learn in daily classroom instruction.
Enhancing Employment Opportunities | Catholic Charities of Dallas
Offers work training to low to moderate income individuals. At four sites, unemployed and underemployed individuals learn skills that enhance their opportunities to secure better jobs and higher wages.
Technology Service Corps | NPower
Prepares 100 young veterans a year for lasting careers in IT through technical and professional skills training, access to IT internships and job placement services.
Job Readiness Program | The Family Place
Empowers homeless victims of family violence to increase their incomes and leave poverty. Provides job readiness classes and formal work training programs, including GED, English, literacy and computer classes.
WorkPaths | CitySquare
Trains and readies for employment low-income adults with low skill levels and employment barriers. Enhances employability and enables participants to obtain living-wage jobs or successfully continue with training and education.
LIFT Adult Basic Literacy and Education and GED Preparation | LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas)
Provides job skills training by teaching adults to read and write in English, prepare for the workforce, or prepare to successfully pass the GED exam.
LIFT ESL Literacy | LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas)
Trained volunteers teach classes in basic English language skills to adults with limited English proficiency. Pre- and post-testing place learners in appropriate levels and document their achievements. Classes increase the number of individuals who have the job skills needed to get hired.
AVANCE – Dallas Workplace English Program | AVANCE Dallas
Gives low-income Hispanic adults with poor English skills a key job skill — facility with the English language — that makes them more marketable and that they can use to get better-paying jobs and emerge from poverty permanently. Clients participate in English as a second language (ESL) for workplace classes and in a workforce-entry practicum.
Lending & Business Support for Small Businesses in Dallas | LiftFund
Provides loans, financial education and business support to startup and small businesses owners, helping each owner to create a job.
Economic Mobility | $2,845,413
NDSM Direct Client Assistance | North Dallas Shared Ministries
To alleviate and prevent hunger NDSM has two major food assistance programs. The first is through an Emergency Aid Center application which provides food/hygiene items and the second is the Friday Food Basket, a weekly supplemental food program for low-income seniors 60+ and disabled persons. To prevent homelessness and/or disconnect of utilities, NDSM may also provide financial assistance.
Denton County Friends of the Family Emergency Shelter | Denton County Friends of the Family
The emergency shelter provided by Denton County Friends of the Family is available to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This service is provided in a confidentially located, secure, renovated home that has a maximum capacity of 30-40 individuals. Shelter clients have access to counseling, case management, children’s services, legal advocacy, transitional housing, and assistance with basic needs.
Basic Needs Support Program | Catholic Charities of Dallas
The goal of this program is to help stabilize individuals and families in crisis situations. This is done by providing nutritionally balanced food and temporary financial assistance for rent/mortgage and utilities, while providing coaching and other resources to help move clients out of the cycle of poverty.
Beyond the Bell | Assistance Center of Collin County
In partnership with the family, the Assistance Center will provide rental and utility assistance to families under the threat of eviction or utility disconnection. By stabilizing the home, adults will have the peace of mind necessary to participate in those initiatives designed to aid them in achieving economic empowerment and their children will be able to remain in their schools to achieve academic success.
Transitional Homeless Program: Food and Shelter | Samaritan Inn
The shelter provides a safe living space and meals for men, women and families. The continuum of services provided includes prevention, assessment, counseling, education, and vocational training. Residents are given a personal growth plan that is reviewed weekly and the holistic approach revolves around case management, counseling, financial literacy, and career development.
Mosiac House | Mosaic Family Services
Mosaic House provides safe emergency housing and opportunities for self-sufficiency for refugee and immigrant women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Mosaic House provides culturally competent services not available at other shelters to help multicultural victims meet basic needs and overcome barriers to an independent life. Our program reaches victims who would not be served at traditional shelters or transitional housing programs.
2-1-1 Information & Referral Network for Dallas County | The Community Council of Greater Dallas
2-1-1 North Central Texas Dallas Region is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This program is managed by the Community Council of Greater Dallas under the oversight of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.
Mini Loan Program | Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas
Helps stop the cycle of communities that are financially trapped by exorbitant lending rates. Volunteers help families identify their underlying financial problems and work toward solutions.
Food and Emergency Services | Wilkinson Center
The goal of this program is to stabilize clients through food support and short-term emergency rental, mortgage, and utility assistance. Case management helps clients overcome barriers to financial self-sufficiency and all clients are encouraged to participate in financial coaching.
MDHA Flex Fund | Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
The MDHA Flex Fund pays for minor but impactful expenditures, that can help end a person’s homelessness. The client’s case manager completes a one-page form, documenting the client’s specific need, how filling it will help the client resolve their homelessness, and why the need cannot be funded through other available resources. The case manager submits this, with any relevant documentation to MDHA, which approves and rapidly provides payment directly to the vendor.
Mobile Food Access Network | Equal Heart
Equal Heart’s Mobile Food Access Network (MFAN) delivers food to the hungriest children and families at their home. Transporting food into the community is necessary because the same forces that cause families to lack the basic resources to feed their children, also result in an inability to travel to static food distribution sites.
Harmony CDC Food Pantry | Concord Missionary Baptist Church
Harmony Food Pantry provides healthy, nutritious, and quality food to individuals and families in need. The focus is to ensure that those in the Southern sector of Dallas are provided healthy foods and nutritional facts to prepare meals and maintain good health. Families receive an average of 25 pounds of food for each eligible household member in addition to access to community resources. Harmony Food Pantry also serves as the gateway in identifying families ready for self-sufficiency support.
RiSE (Formally YW Financial Empowerment) | WiNGS
Equips low-to-moderate income individuals with the tools to become financially stable and ultimately build assets as a pathway out of poverty.
Financial Success Pathway | Wilkinson Center
Helps adults gain basic skills needed to become financially independent and break the cycle of poverty.
Elder Financial Safety Center | The Senior Source
Addresses all aspects of older adult’s financial security through prevention, protection, and prosecution services.
Financial Stability Program | Metrocrest Services
Helps move individuals out of poverty by providing financial coaching and education to low income adults.
Working Families Success (WFS) | Jewish Family Service
Provides financial coaching, employment, and income support services to help individuals achieve economic and financial stability.
Family Financial Well Being Program | Housing Crisis Center
Provides a financial education and capacity building program to newly homeless families.
Financial Empowerment | CitySquare
Assists low-income families in building assets to secure a more stable and prosperous financial future.
Financial Education | Catholic Charities of Dallas
Provides one-on-one coaching classes that teach low-income families how to increase their savings, reduce their financial costs, and increase economic well-being.
Transition Resource Action Center – Housing | CitySquare
CitySquare’s Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC) provides a safety net for youth aging out of substitute care. The housing arm of TRAC provides access to short-term rental assistance, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing, along with accompanying wrap-around services to youth who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness.
Home and Hope Financial Empowerment Program | Interfaith Family Services
Empowers formerly homeless clients to become self-sufficient by putting into practice budgeting, savings and employment skills. Guidance of case managers and volunteer mentors empowers families to regain their dignity, improve their financial literacy and secure their stability.
Meals on Wheels – Home Delivered Meals for Seniors | Meals on Wheels of Collin County
The primary goal of Meals on Wheels Collin County is to keep clients living in their homes and prevent premature institutionalization due to insufficient nutrition and isolation related issues through the provision of daily, home delivered, hot and nutritious meals. As the first 3 months are the most critical for stabilizing malnutrition, the target objectives are to reduce nutritional risk and have 85 percent of clients remain living independently at home for at least 3 months.
Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) | Irving Cares
The Emergency Assistance Program provides food assistance, information and referrals, and emergency financial assistance with a housing payment, utility payment, and/or bus passes to Irving residents facing a temporary crisis. Irving Cares addresses hunger in the community and helps residents avoid eviction, loss of their home, utility disconnection, loss of a job, or other major setbacks.
Furniture for Families in Need | Dallas Furniture Bank
As the only furniture bank in North Texas, Dallas Furniture Bank is uniquely positioned to address this need with the facilities, equipment and qualified staff needed to coordinate the transfer of unwanted, usable furniture from people and businesses that wish to dispose of it to those who desperately need it.
CCA Food Pantry | Christian Community Action
Christian Community Action operates one of the largest client-choice food pantries in North Texas, providing food, hygiene, household products to nearly 600 families every week. Our Food Pantry program helps provide families with a degree of financial flexibility during difficult times. With nearly 40% of their household groceries provided by CCA, families can reserve their limited income for other essentials such as rent, utilities, and healthcare.
Helping Hands Assistance and Referral Program | Rockwall County Helping Hands
Helping Hands Assistance & Referral Program provides basic needs assistance to Rockwall County residents in crisis. Program activities include providing nutritious food through our food pantry, emergency items through our thrift store, financial assistance, and information and referral to connect individuals to other resources.
Basic Needs – Emergency Assistance/Food | Metrocrest Services
The goal of the Metrocrest Services’ Basic Needs Program is to provide income supports, including emergency assistance and food, to families and seniors in crisis. These programs deliver the basic resources to meet immediate needs, reduce hunger and health issues, maximize income, and increase financial stability; therefore, lowering the risk of homelessness and food insecurity.
Food Pantry Program | Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service has two Dallas area Food Pantry sites in far North Dallas and at the Vickery Meadow Collaborative Pantry. The primary goal of the pantries is to address an individual or family’s basic need for food. We do this by providing healthy, nutritious food, which prevents hunger and improves self-sufficiency along with case management to help people move out of poverty.
HIV Nutrition Program | Resource Center of Dallas
Established in 1985, the HIV Nutrition Program provides a food pantry and congregate meals program to low and moderate income people living with HIV. The goal of the program is to provide clients with nutritious meals and food products that complement their HIV drug therapies and support their specific nutritional needs, resulting in stabilized or improved individual health and well-being.
CitySquare Food Pantry | CitySquare
CitySquare’s Food Pantry and Resource Center provides supplemental food assistance and a continuum of care to neighbors who cannot afford to meet daily nutritional requirements. The goal is to meet immediate hunger needs and develop longer-term self-sufficiency plans in order to move neighbors beyond poverty and on a path to stability. Key activities include Food Distribution; Case Management; SNAP/TANF enrollment; CHIP/Medicaid information; PAN Program & Well Care; referrals to other services.
Emergency Shelter Services | The Family Place
The goal of Emergency Shelter Services is to provide safe, temporary housing for those who are homeless due to family violence. In addition, the program seeks to increase safety through family violence education, reduce the trauma felt by clients, provide access to counseling, medical, and other services within the safety of the shelter, and help clients meet their goals for housing and employment.
Meals on Wheels | The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
The goal of VNA Meals on Wheels is to improve nutrition and provide social contact ultimately reducing medical costs associated with malnutrition and isolation. VNA is fulfilling a basic food need in the community while enabling seniors to age with dignity in their homes. VNA Meals on Wheels provides hot, nutritious, home-delivered meals to homebound seniors with no reliable access to nutritious food or ability to prepare their own meals.
Men’s and Women’s Shelter Care Program | The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command
The Shelter Care program meets the basic needs of men, women, and women with children experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter, nutritious meals, showers, clothes, and use of laundry facilities to over 4,000 people per year. The Shelter Care program assists those experiencing homelessness achieve lasting stability by providing them with access to longer term housing options and by addressing their additional barriers to self-sufficiency.
Pathway to Financial Stability | Goodwill Industries of Dallas
Helps low-income adults make effective financial decisions and learn to plan for a financially secure future. Provides financial education services that result in positive behavioral changes and financial empowerment.
Community Tax Centers | Foundation Communities
Provides free tax prep sites that help families earning $53,000 or less per year to maximize tax time refunds, access valuable tax credits, and connect families with support services.
Homeownership Services Program | Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Provides low-income families with the knowledge and skills necessary to be financially successful homeowners. Includes pre- and post-purchase support, financial education coursework, personalized case management and other optional events and services.
Home Sweet Home | The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command
Helps homeless and at-risk individuals and families effectively budget and better manage their income and expenses. Classroom-style and one-on-one financial education, monthly budgeting and home visits provide clients with the tools to become and remain financially secure and self-sufficient.
Home & Hope Transitional Housing | Interfaith Family Services
Interfaith Family Services is committed to its mission to empower families in crisis to break the cycle of poverty. We serve “working poor” families because they are the least likely to qualify for temporary assistance but the most likely to achieve long-term self-sufficiency when support is available. Families receive on-site counseling for adults and children, develop skills via daily career coaching, weekly financial coaching, and weekly success coaching (life management) for parents.
Disaster Cycle Services | American Red Cross – North Texas Region
Disaster Relief Services meet the basic needs of clients by providing direct financial assistance, shelter, comfort items, emotional support, and whole-health services. In addition, it aims to prepare communities for emergencies before they occur, leading to faster responses and a decrease in disaster-related injuries and deaths. After a tragedy, trained case managers help clients get back on their feet and succeed in their long-term recovery.
HEALTH | $5,663,127
Community Health and Wellness | $4,442,244
Pediatric Group – Access | Children’s Health Systems of Texas
Provides patient-centered “medical homes” for children. The medical home enables patient families to see a primary care provider for all aspects of a child’s healthcare needs, from the treatment of common cold to chronic conditions like asthma.
Nexus’ Continuum of Care | Nexus Recovery Center
Provides recovery care facilities for drug and alcohol addictions in women and teens. Clients maintain their abstinence through residential treatment and support groups.
Addiction Management and Recovery Support | Jewish Family Service
Provides crisis intervention and assessment, recovery oriented behavioral health, addiction management, and recovery support for people struggling with drug or alcohol use or dependency.
Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services | Youth 180
Provides effective outpatient treatment services to help adolescents obtain and maintain sobriety. The program also equips and strengthens their families to provide the ongoing support needed for recovery.
Comprehensive Recovery Support Services | Association of Persons Affected by Addiction
Helps people recover from substance abuse disorders and eliminate the revolving door of addiction through coaching, case management, support groups, and recovery education.
Improving Health for Adults with Disabilities | My Possibilities
Reduces obesity in adults with disabilities and improves their overall health and quality of life through a metric-based training program.
Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions | Baylor University – Texas Hunger Initiative
Empowers individuals to gain equal access to healthy food, reduce food insecurity, and eventually reduce obesity and obesity-related diseases.
TMWF Peace in the Home | Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
Provides culturally specific prevention and intervention for family violence survivors. The program offers community training on family violence and individualized safety planning.
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support: Residential Services | Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
Provides a program of care for survivors of family violence including: therapy, case management, preschool – 12 school, and transitional rent-free housing. Families receive a plan to help them heal and create abuse-free futures.
Dental Program | North Dallas Shared Ministries
Increases access to dental care for low-income individuals.
Access to Healthcare | Maurice Barnett Geriatric Wellness Center
Provides preventative health services and wellness screening to adults aged 55 and older who lack access to affordable health services.
Expanded Access to Healthcare | Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
Supports access to comprehensive primary care with a personal provider to low-income adults. The program also provides insurance eligibility and enrollment for the adults assisted at new clinics.
Comprehensive Coordinated Care | Hope Clinic of Garland
Provides comprehensive coordinated care with focus on health, education, preventive care, and lifestyle improvements to effect change in the lives of low-income, uninsured residents of the community.
Plano Children’s Medical Clinic | Health Services of North Texas
Provides comprehensive, accessible, patient-centered care for the overall health of children.
Vision Clinic | Dallas Services
Increases access to vision care by providing comprehensive eye exams and glasses to individuals with a limited ability to pay for services.
CHIP & WIC Plus | The Community Council of Greater Dallas
Helps children obtain and retain health insurance through bilingual outreach staff working with families.
Increasing Access to Care – Primary Pediatric Healthcare | PediPlace
Provides a medical home for uninsured and under-insured children who lack access to primary pediatric health care and who, without intervention, would go without care.
Children’s Therapy | The Family Place
Provides free counseling to children exposed to domestic violence to improve their overall quality of life. Survivors receive group and individual counseling.
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support: Clinical Counseling Program | Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
Provides individualized clinical treatment to heal and empower women and children who have experienced unspeakable abuse.
Victim Intervention Program Counseling | Parkland Foundation (on behalf of Parkland Health & Hospital System)
Serves victims of family violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and violent crimes through advocacy, counseling, and education.
Multicultural Mental Health Services | Mosaic Family Services
Provides culturally sensitive counseling services for immigrants and refugees who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Inpatient Chronic Care Management Program | Dallas Methodist Hospitals Foundation
Develops patient-provider interactions to improve health outcomes and reduce the number of inpatient admissions and re-admissions for patients with disabilities.
McKinney Community Clinic | CitySquare
Provides preventative and primary health care services to residents who are uninsured or lack access to quality, affordable health care. Services will be offered no matter what the patient is able to pay.
Crisis and Professional Counseling Services | The Turning Point (Rape Crisis Center of Collin County)
Provides a full complement of services to help individuals overcome all forms of sexual assault. Provided free of charge, these services include a 24 hour crisis hotline, advocacy program, and many other options for rehabilitation.
Therapy Program | Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
Provides abused children and their caregivers the tools necessary to help them reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms and the negative emotional and behavioral responses that are common among abuse victims.
Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI): Healthy Weight Management Program | Baylor Health Care System Foundation
Uses early intervention to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in individuals who have prediabetes. Screening, teaching patients about nutrition and physical activity, and monitoring prescribed therapeutic lifestyle changes lead to reductions in body mass index.
Substance Abuse Treatment for Individuals with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Chemical Addiction | Turtle Creek Recovery Center
Decreases substance and alcohol abuse for adults struggling with mental illness and addiction. Residential treatment program includes screening and assessment, relapse prevention, and individual and group counseling and education.
Prevention Connection | Rainbow Days
Prevents substance abuse, delinquency and violence by youth who are most at risk for these behaviors. Provides a continuum of short- to long-term, intensive interventions, including health information, coping and social skills, emotional and social support, character education and stress reduction.
Substance Abuse Program | The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command
Promotes healthy behaviors through residential and outpatient treatment services for those on parole and probation for drug-related offenses. Provides clients with the tools to strengthen themselves against the stronghold of addiction, to help them live stable and substance-free lives.
General Counseling | Children First Counseling Center
Makes counseling and play therapy readily available to low-income households in Dallas County. Counseling and play therapy are accessible to adults, adolescents, and children who are victims of crime.
Family Safety & Justice Center | Jewish Family Service
Addresses immediate, urgent physical and emotional safety needs of children and adults who are victims of family violence.
Domestic Violence Program | The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command
Reduces further victimization of people who are victims of interpersonal violence by providing safe shelter and helping them gain independence from their abusers. Includes safety planning, client advocacy and resource referrals, children’s programming, therapy and legal advocacy.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program | The Senior Source
Advocates for the quality of life and care for frail, elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen protect residents from abuse and neglect by ensuring that their rights are not violated and by resolving complaints on their behalf.
Multicultural Family Violence Intervention | Mosaic Family Services
Increases the safety and knowledge of refugee and immigrant victims of family violence through culturally and linguistically competent services, including case management, shelter, counseling and legal services.
Family Violence Prevention and Intervention | The Family Place
Decreases the amount of family violence by providing programs to both victims and abusers that break the cycle of abuse. Services for victims help them avoid abusive relationships. Interventions with abusers teach them to change their behavior.
Incest Recovery | The Family Place
Improves the emotional and mental health, daily functioning and quality of life of survivors of incest and child sexual abuse. Professional, free counseling is provided on site and in the community by licensed professional counselors.
Counseling Child Victims of Trauma | Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County
Empowers child abuse victims through the criminal justice process, provides emotional healing to child victims of trauma, and support for their non-offending family members.
Clinical Services | Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
Specialized, trauma-focused therapy for children who have been abused reduces the symptoms of trauma and empowers the children to feel more in control of their lives. Without specialized treatment, child abuse often leads to significant mental and physical health issues in adulthood.
Health Center of Helping Hands | Rockwall County Helping Hands
Increases access to low-cost preventative, chronic and acute health care for uninsured or underinsured Rockwall County residents.
Mental Health | Jewish Family Service
Diagnoses and treats mental illness and emotional crises for people with limited or no financial means. Mental health counseling services help them develop healthier, productive and self-sufficient lifestyles. Growing from 835 clients in 2013 to 145 additional clients by 2016.
Intensive Services for Children with Mental Illness | Family and Child Guidance Centers
Delivers a continuum of comprehensive, integrated, culturally competent services and supports to children with a serious mental illness. Program has proven to minimize the disability’s impact on current and future life outcomes, and improving social and educational success.
Psychiatric Services for Adults and Children with Serious Mental Illness | Family and Child Guidance Centers
Provides comprehensive, clinically proven, and effective psychiatric services to the severe and persistently mentally ill. The program focuses on helping lower income populations enroll in expanded benefits.
HIV Dental Program | Resource Center of Dallas
Uses a restorative care approach to improve the health and quality of life of more than 1,200 clients a year who have HIV/AIDS and low-to-moderate incomes. Empowers clients to remain healthy and reduces the economic impact on primary care systems.
Refugee Health Access Services | Mosaic Family Services
Increases refugees’ access to health care services. Staff help refugees overcome barriers to health care through culturally and linguistically competent case management and education.
HIV Outpatient Medical Care | Prism Health North Texas
Provides access to quality HIV medical care and treatment, including highly active antiretroviral therapy. Medical care protects patients’ immune systems, prolongs life and markedly decreases risk of transmitting HIV to others.
Student and Family Health | $306,976
YMCA Community Health Outreach Initiatives | YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Provides programs designed to be free and accessible health education courses that have large impacts on obesity in both children and adults.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Families | The Concilio
Provides education to low-income, primarily Hispanic, families with an increased risk for obesity. The program encourages the adoption of healthy behaviors, improved nutrition, and positive role modeling.
Camp Sweeney | Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Camp Sweeney
Provides medical treatment and lifestyle training to children who have diabetes or who are at risk of developing diabetes. Decreases body mass index in medically overweight children and improves children’s skills in managing diabetes.
Healthy Start, Healthy Children | ChildCareGroup
Promotes healthy eating habits and exercise in 9,900 young children enrolled at 165 regulated child care centers. Educates 1,815 teachers about the negative impact of childhood obesity and physical activity so they can make systemic changes that will improve the health of children.
Strong Start | $913,907
Pediatric Group – Prevention | Children’s Health Systems of Texas
Provides medical homes for under served children. Without this program many children would not receive preventative care, leaving them not unimmunized against preventable diseases and without the benefit of detection of medical conditions.
Pregnancy and Post-Partum | Nexus Recovery Center
Provides a program to develop a treatment plan for maternal drug abstinence of addicted moms to create healthy newborns.
Forensic Interview Program | Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
Provides justice, safety, and healing after child abuse. The interview generates a legally defensible investigative interview.
Child Advocacy Services | CASA of Collin County
Trains and supports volunteers who are court appointed as Guardian ad Litem and serve as advocates for children removed from their home due to server abuse or neglect.
Be Project | The Family Place
Provides early intervention services to youth that will promote healthy relationships and behaviors, and ultimately decrease intimate partner violence. Age-appropriate classroom education to children in 3rd grade through college address bullying, healthy communication and relationships, violence and more.
Child Abuse Prevention and Response | Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County
Provides justice and support to, and minimizes trauma for, abused children and nonoffending family members. Coordinates the investigative process among partner agencies, supports families through the criminal process and educates to prevent child abuse.
Court Advocacy Program | CASA of Denton County
Keeps abused and neglected children from falling through the cracks of the child welfare system by training and supervising community volunteers to serve as their guardian during the court process.
Forensic Interviewing | Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
Conducts interviews to ascertain whether child abuse has occurred, and if so, to gather details of the abuse to use in upcoming trials.
Healthy Families Dallas Program | Family Compass
Prevents child abuse and neglect though educational and therapeutic services for pregnant and parenting teens in low-income Dallas County communities. Home visits over a five-year span instill long-lasting healthy behaviors.
Healthy Mother/Healthy Baby | Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center
Provides women struggling with unwanted pregnancies easier and quicker access to prenatal and perinatal care to prevent incidences of low birth weight, birth defects, and overall poor health of newborns. Without help, these women are less likely to access care because they are in denial about, or react negatively to, the pregnancy.
WiNGS Nurse-Family Partnership | WiNGS
Improves the health and life courses of at-risk, first-time mothers and children. Registered nurses make 64 home visits for each baby, starting early in the pregnancy and lasting until the child is 2 years old, which improves birth outcomes and the health and development of the child.
Preventive Care/Healthy Kids Prorgam | PediPlace
Increases the number of children ages 0 to 19 who access the well-child care recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics.
Total Grant Investments: $17,613,759
UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS INITIATIVES
This investment represents funding for programs administered by United Way, such as Skills to Succeed, Healthy Zone Schools, Pathways to Work, and GroundFloor social innovation fund. It also includes financial and staffing support for collaborations, such as the Community Financial Stability Initiative, HOPES, Texas Home Visiting Program, Dallas Summer & Super Meals Council and the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative. It does not include designations to service providers.There’s no one way to create lasting, generational change. And that’s the kind of change we’re talking about when we tackle complex interconnected issues like school dropouts, poverty, and poor health. So our game plan is focused on funding the most promising organizations across four North Texas counties that provide comprehensive support in three key portfolio areas: Education, Income, and Health.