Winter Storm Resources | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas



Local Warming Centers
Call 2-1-1 to talk to a person and get a list of shelters/warming stations closest to you.

Texas Division of Emergency Management has a map of sites and here’s a Google map of local warming centers.

Mobile Warming Stations
The City of Dallas is deploying assistance to the hardest hit parts of the city that have neighborhoods with no power for over 24 hours or more as mobile warming stations. If there is a critical need in your area, please let them know as they work on deploying this resource as mobile warming stations. Residents can call 214-316-9480 or email to receive services. Spanish bilingual staff are monitoring calls and email requests.

Additional Resources
Dallasites 101 has a crowdsourced spreadsheet of restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, warming stations, pet care, and additional resources.

North Texas Food Bank is hosting mobile food pantries in Dallas and Plano on Saturday, Feb 20. Click here for more information.

WFAA has also shared a list of resources.


Here’s how you can help support many of our partner nonprofits and community organizations who are providing immediate relief:

Austin Street Center
Clients are in need of warm clothing. Austin Street is requesting donations of sweatpants, hoodies and long sleeve shirts for men and women, sizes L-4X as well as thick gloves, boots (all sizes), and coats (sizes 3XL and up). Donations can be dropped off Sun-Sat, 9-5 pm at 2929 Hickory Street. You can also purchase items from their Amazon wish list. You can support their efforts by donating here.

The Bridge Homeless Resource Center
The Bridge has an Amazon wish list of winter weather needs for their clients. You can purchase and have shipped straight to the Center.

Brighter Tomorrows
Their pipes burst, causing flooding and their ceiling to collapse. Donations can be made here.

Buckner Children and Family Center at Bachman Lake
There is a warming station now open at 3100 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220.  You can make a donation to purchase food, blankets, water and supplies here.

Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is requesting blood donations to meet the need in our community.

Catholic Charities Dallas
CCD helps our community’s most vulnerable by taking on the effects of poverty and helping all those in crisis move toward a better life. They had to evacuate St. Jude Center due to flooding from water pipes bursting and have placed over 80 people in hotels. They are requesting monetary donations to buy food, clothes, medication, hygiene items.

Emily’s Place
This nonprofits works to break the cycle of domestic violence for women and their children. They are looking for funding for generators and ways to increase capacity to accommodate increased demand. They are requesting monetary donations for meals and resources, purchases from their Amazon Wish List, and immediate needs are listed here.

The Family Place
Yesterday a pipe at their emergency shelter burst and they have had to move 52 women and 71 children from our shelter to a new, offsite location. To support these housing efforts and repairs, you can make a donation here.

Genesis Women’s Shelter
The shelter had to be completely shut down due to an extended total power outage and pipe burst. All residents on the safe campus have been temporarily relocated to alternative safe locations and are in need of blankets, warm clothing items, flashlights, batteries and meals. They’re also hoping to raise enough funds to purchase two commercial automatic generators to prevent this from happening again in the future. You can donate here.

Grand Prairie United Charities
GPUC is running low on supplies and is looking for monetary donations so they can continue to provides immediate emergency services and referrals to the residents of Grand Prairie. You can donate here.

Hope Supply Co.
Hope Supply Co. provides critical resources like diapers and hygiene items to homeless and at-risk children. Due to increase in demand, they are in need of diapers/pullups, baby wipes, and hygiene wipes. Donations can be dropped off at their office during normal business hours, purchased/shipped directly to them via Amazon, or monetary donations can be made here.

The Human Impact
They are requesting meals for those sheltering in hotels. You can sign up using this link.

Human Rights Initiative
HRI provides specialized assistance to clients that have language needs and a reasonable fear of authorities. They are requesting monetary donations to help those impacted by the storm.

Jubilee Park and Community Center
907 Bank St, Dallas, TX 75223 (The Old Church) Contact: Marissa Castro-Mikoy (214-455-4679). They are looking for blankets, non-perishable items and money to purchase items for neighbors. Monetary donations to purchase food, blankets, water and supplies can be made here.

Literacy Achieves
Literacy Achieves in Vickery Meadow is requesting volunteers and monetary donations to purchase food, blankets, and supplies.

Metrocare is the largest behavioral health provider in North Texas. They suffered thousands of dollars in damages to facilities, from busted pipes, water and roof damage, including unexpected costs of supplies critical to safely reopening their mental health clinics and board homes. You can donate here (click Greatest Needs: Winter Relief Fund) to help cover costs and ensure services remain accessible for 2,000+ adults and children served daily. They are also accepting cleaning supplies and bottled water. For in-kind donation questions and drop off location, please contact

Metrocrest Services
Metrocrest helps those coping with crisis situations, need help stabilizing their lives, or who require support to live independently. Due to an uptick in demand, they are requesting monetary donations to help their clients with food, rental assistance, utility assistance, shelter, and donations of diapers, wipes and feminine care products can be dropped off at their location. Call in advance for drop-off hours.

Network of Community Ministries
Network cares, coaches and empowers its neighbors in needs. They are requesting monetary donations to continue supporting warming centers in the area. Monetary donations can be made here.

Our Calling
Volunteers are needed at the Convention Center warming station. Sign up here. Please note, they do not need any more blankets/clothes/pillows/etc. You can volunteer and give online to support their efforts here.

Our Friends Place
Our Friends Place is requesting monetary donations to help with burst pipes.

Salvation Army of North Texas
The Salvation Army North Texas is requesting monetary donations to support sheltering North Texas residents.

The Stewpot
The Stewpot is helping efforts to keep our neighbors warm, sheltered, and fed. To support their efforts, visit hereand make sure to put “cold weather shelter” in the comments section.

The TurnAround Agenda
The TurnAround Agenda addresses the critical needs of urban youth and families in the Dallas community. They are requesting sturdy banana boxes (or equivalent) and monetary donations, which can be made here.

United to Learn
United to Learn is collecting donations to help purchase food, blankets, coats, etc. for Dallas ISD students and families impacted by the recent snowstorm. You can support their efforts by donating here:

Voice of Hope Ministries
Voices of Hope nurtures and trains children through Biblical teaching, Christian character models, life skills coaching, and educational support. They are in need of items to stay warm, shut off water, meals, baby supplies, clothes, hygiene items, and food. Monetary donations can be made here.

Volunteers of America Texas
Volunteers of America Texas provides substance abuse treatment, housing assistance, reentry services for those returning from jails and prisons, education, and disability services. They sustained damage from broken water pipes in 14 of their more than 46 properties, locally impacting those with disabilities, low-income seniors, women serving federal sentences that have just given birth and their babies. Monetary donations can be made here.

Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Wesley-Rankin Community Center experienced broken pipes and flooding in their church building and senior citizens center. They have requested monetary donations to continue providing food, water, blankets and flashlights to 60 households, as well as funds to repair the damage to the church building and senior citizens center.

White Rock Center of Hope
White Rock Center of Hope provides a place where the community can share God’s blessings by satisfying basic human needs. They requesting donations to purchase food, cleaning supplies, gloves, disinfectants and disposable masks for clients. Monetary donations can be made here.

This article was published on: Feb 18, 2021