MEET YOUR STUDENT SUCCESS COORDINATOR, ASHLEY KING

Ashley has lived in Knoxville, Tennessee for most of her life. She loves the Tennessee Vols and East Tennessee. She has her BS Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Tennessee Technological University. Since getting her degree, she has been working mostly in the education and social work areas.

SUPPORT RESOURCES IN YOUR AREA…

The following resources have been gathered to provide support in a variety of areas specific to your location. Please use the links below to connect with any number of organizations that can help you stay on track or get the assistance you need. If you feel like we are missing a specific category, feel free to reach out to your Student Success Coordinator to ensure that we are providing the best resources possible to help you achieve your goals.

The Way Back

The Way Back serves formerly incarcerated individuals and veterans.  Must be 18 years or older  Live in Dallas and surrounding counties  Be willing to commit to a workforce readiness program  Be drug free If you are in need of assistance, please call our office to schedule an appointment The Way Back remains committed to eliminating […]

One Man’s Treasure

One Man’s Treasure seeks to empower men recently released from prison who come to the Dallas area by providing them with clothing and opportunities for networking. Please contact the organization or visit the website below for more information. 1-888-433-9826 URL: https://www.onemanstr.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas- Fort Worth Work Assistance

Get Shift Done for North Texas The Get Shift Done for Texas for North Texas Initiative was launched to place hourly workers in the hospitality industry in jobs working for nonprofit organizations and institutions in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund was created at Communities Foundation of Texas to […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program

Trade Adjustment Assistance Program The TAA Program seeks to provide adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to (re)build skills for future jobs. Any member of a worker group certified by the Department may be eligible to receive the following benefits and services at a local American Job […]

The Family Place

The Family Place is here to empower you to escape from family violence and become a survivor. Whether the abuse you suffer is physical, emotional, verbal or financial, we provide a safe place to heal and the counseling and resources you need to start down the path to independence. All services are free and offered […]

Catholic Charities of Dallas

Description:  Financial literacy, employment services, education, food programs, immigration legal services, disaster services, permanent supportive housing. URL:  https://ccdallas.org/ Address: 9461 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway #128 Dallas, Texas 75243 Phone Number: 214-520-6590

Vocational Rehabilitation – Texas Workforce

Vocational Rehabilitation – Adults Overview Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides services for people with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment. Eligibility You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you: Have a disability which results in substantial barriers to employment Require services to prepare for, obtain, retain […]

SnagAJob.com

Snagajob.com Job search site by city and zip code.  Apply for available jobs online and read helpful job tips. www.snagajob.com 

Christian Community Action (CCA)

Christian Community Action’s Crisis Management Services are designed to meet the immediate, critical needs of families or individuals during crisis. This is done through services designed to assist families in overcoming challenges of changes to the family structure, unemployment or under-employment, major illness, or any situation that limits a family’s stability. These services seek to […]

Huma-Faith – Sufa Project

  http://www.humafaith.org/ Huma-Faith is a grass root non-profit interfaith organization that aims to address an array of social ills that negatively affect our society. Our mission is to be a catalyst for individuals pursuing congruency between their character and religious belief through transcendence in spiritual ethics. Homelessness isn’t seasonal, which is why Huma-Faith provides transitional housing […]

Care.com

Description:  Care.com’s premise is simple: Our consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with, and ultimately select caregivers in a low-cost, reliable and easy way.  Find care.  Find jobs. URL:  https://www.care.com/  

Work in Texas website

The Work in Texas website helps you build a resume, gives you access to career tools, and is a job search engine.  It is the largest free job matching network in Texas. URL:  http://www.workintexas.com  

Texas Veterans Portal

This website is a great resource guide for veterans residing in Texas.  It offers information regarding the following benefits and services:  health and wellness, education and training, employment and career, housing and loans, licenses and permits, records and medals, dependents and caregivers, legal and financial, disabilities and claims, and women veterans.  It also has a […]

Indeed – Resume

Indeed – Free Resume Builder Make Your Resume Make a free resume in minutes using the wizard or upload your own. Get Contacted Make your resume so that employers can contact you about job opportunities. Easily Apply for Jobs Apply to jobs from your computer or smartphone in seconds. URL:  https://www.indeed.com/create-resume/

National Head Start Association

Description:  The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.  In addition to life and school preparedness, Head Start is also the nation’s laboratory for early learning innovation. Head Start offers a unique whole child/whole family program […]

KhanAcadmy.Org – Free Online Tutorials

 Khan Academy Tutorials – For free. For everyone. Forever. Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation Support, Empower and Honor  Texas Guard Families The Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] founded in 2004 by a group of existing and former Texas National Guard members with the purpose of supporting the needs of those serving our great State of Texas during […]

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand – Dallas

  Brother Bill’s Helping Hand  BBHH has been enriching tghe lives of West Dallas residents by empowering through learning, encouraging thru scholarships, and ensuring the essentials of life. College & Career Prep Course Summer program for high school students about how to prepare for college & a career Volunteers: Leaders, speakers, lunch, host a group at […]

NorthTexasFamilies.org

NorthTexasFamilies.org is a comprehensive website where families can find programs, connect to services and apply for benefits. This online resource is a single resource for early childhood programs, education, parenting support, health, food, housing, transit, money, work and legal services. The Zip Code driven search engine allows for location accuracy. There is no comparable tool […]

Purdue Owl

Purdue Owl This go-to guide will help you improve your writing skills immensely in MLA and APA format. Going for writing lessons are expensive and usually not worth the money. There are many scams out there but Purdue Owl is one of the more trusted platforms. They offer tips through every stage of writing presented in a […]

CareerOneStop.Org – Career Services for Ex- Offenders

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the  network. Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders CareerOneStop can aid in your search for a career path following incarceration by identifying local, state and national training resources, as well as listing information for companies who hire ex-offenders.  COS offers help guiding  your employer conversation about your […]

U.S. Department of Labor – CareerOneStop.org

your source for career exploration, training & jobs Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the  network.  http://www.careeronestop.org CareerOneStop offers great information and tools for  job seekers, career explorers, and students. CareerOneStop material may be used by an  individual to match interests to careers, identify skills, provide  salary & labor mkt  information (nationwide), […]

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.  Services are eligibility and need based. Eligibility You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you: Have a disability which results in substantial barriers to employment Require services to prepare for, obtain, retain […]

Texas Workforce Commision – Vocational Rehabilitation

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center The Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center (CCRC) is an innovative, residential vocational rehabilitation training facility that serves adults who are legally blind by helping them learn alternative techniques to prepare for, find or retain employment, attend a college, university or trade school, and live independently in the community. CCRC is named in honor […]

Texas 2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of […]

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas YMCA Childcare

Due to COVID-19, our YMCA branches are currently closed; however, we continue to offer limited childcare programming on a daily basis, supporting the childcare needs of our first responders, medical professionals, government officials, and those that must continue their work in this challenging time. This care will be offered until further notice, at 11 YMCA branches […]

Salvation Army-Plano

The Salvation Army of Plano offers the following services: Food Pantry:  The pantry is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-2pm. Emergency Financial Assistance-rent/utilities Summer Day Camp After-School Program https://www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/plano 3528 E. 14th Street Plano, 75074 (972)423-8254

CareCenter Ministries

CareCenter Ministries offers the following services: Food Pantry (please call for days and hours) After-School Care Summer Camp https://www.carecenterministries.org/ 7912 Antoinette Street Dallas, 75217 (214)824-9852

Salvation Army-Irving

The Salvation Army offers several services to the residents of Irving. Christmas Assistance Emergency Financial Assistance–rent, utilities Food Pantry After-School Program (through the Boys and Girls Club) for children in the Irving Independent School District Summer Day Camp https://www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/irving 250 E. Grauwyler Road Irving, 75061 (972)438-6553

Readers 2 Leaders

Readers 2 Leaders offers a summer camp to students entering kindergarten through 5th grade in the school year following the summer.  Priority enrollment is for students enrolled in Team Read or that live or go to school in West Dallas.  The camp lasts from early June to early July (Monday-Thursday) and enrollment is usually in […]

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year. Areas We Work In Home Cars and Road Sports and Play This resource provides free infant car […]

City of Dallas-Office of Community Care

Child Care Assistance, which is a component of the Child Care Services program, is designed to assist the “working poor” or full-time students with the cost of child care for a maximum of one (1) year. This program handles child care subsidies for income eligible parent(s). In addition, child care information, referrals, and workshops for […]

The Family Place

The Family Place is here to empower you to escape from family violence and become a survivor. Whether the abuse you suffer is physical, emotional, verbal or financial, we provide a safe place to heal and the counseling and resources you need to start down the path to independence. All services are free and offered […]

Circle of Support

Circle of Support has a free Summer program for children in South Dallas.  It is an eight-week program for students entering pre-kindergarten through 9th grade. http://www.circleofsupportdallas.com/ The website does not have a contact number but you can email them (info@circleofsupport.com) or complete the contact form online.  

Dallas ISD Pre-K program

Dallas ISD Pre-K is free to students who meet certain eligibility requirements. A child must be three or four years old on or before September 1st to be eligible.  The child is eligible if they meet at least ONE of the following requirements: The child is eligible for the national free or reduced-price school lunch […]

Child Care Bridge Fund

**This program is for families currently on the Dallas County and Tarrant County waiting list for CCMS.** Qualifications include: 1-Resident of Dallas or Tarrant County. 2-Female attending school full-time or working 25+ hours per week.  Two-Parent households: minimum of 50 hours per week (25+ hours each). 3-At least one child age 0-5 needing childcare 4-Fulfill […]

Interfaith Family Services

Family Empowerment Program:  Interfaith’s Family Empowerment Program is designed for individuals who are unemployed or struggling financially.  Our new Family Empowerment Program allows families, who do not reside with us, to have access to Interfaith’s resources including career coaching, free childcare, optional rental and/or utility assistance, financial coaching and counseling services.  Interfaith has free on-site childcare  0-18 as […]

Christian Community Action (CCA)

Christian Community Action’s Crisis Management Services are designed to meet the immediate, critical needs of families or individuals during crisis. This is done through services designed to assist families in overcoming challenges of changes to the family structure, unemployment or under-employment, major illness, or any situation that limits a family’s stability. These services seek to […]

Head Start for Greater Dallas

  Head Start of Greater Dallas (HSGD) offers free, high quality child development services to income eligible families with children ages 0-5 years old. HSGD is child-focused learning but also provides comprehensive services to the child’s family. All Head Start of Greater Dallas centers are open. Please visit our Enrollment page online or call toll free at […]

Huma-Faith – Sufa Project

  http://www.humafaith.org/ Huma-Faith is a grass root non-profit interfaith organization that aims to address an array of social ills that negatively affect our society. Our mission is to be a catalyst for individuals pursuing congruency between their character and religious belief through transcendence in spiritual ethics. Homelessness isn’t seasonal, which is why Huma-Faith provides transitional housing […]

Texas Rising Star

This is a great website to check the quality of a child care center or home based childcare provider.   All child care centers and home based child care providers in Texas can apply to participate in TRS if they meet certain eligibility criteria.  Programs that participate in TRS meet higher quality standards than many other […]

Care.com

Description:  Care.com’s premise is simple: Our consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with, and ultimately select caregivers in a low-cost, reliable and easy way.  Find care.  Find jobs. URL:  https://www.care.com/  

HelpandHope.org

  Help For Parents. Hope For Kids.   Child Safety Tips Keeping their children safe is every parent’s first concern. But, it’s a dangerous world out there! Use our parenting tips, videos, and resource library to learn how to keep your child safe at home, at play, and at school. Some of our parenting tips about child safety include: […]

Texas Health and Human Services

Choosing quality child care is important, no matter which kind of provider you decide upon.  Please select in the link below for options to best assist you with your search needs. The link below will allow you to search criteria by zip code. http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/ppFacilitySearchDayCare.asp      

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

USDA Child Care Wellness Grant Program – Texas

USDA Child Care Wellness Grants Farm to Child Care The FTC grant projects create connections between local farmers, their fresh produce and the children in the child care setting. FTC grants establish a direct purchasing relationship with a local produce grower to integrate more fresh fruits and vegetables into meals and snacks.   FTC funds […]

Children and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) – Texas

    The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child care centers, day care home providers, and adult day care centers for part of the cost associated with serving more than 400,000 approved meals and snacks to children and adults in Texas  every day. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

National Parent Helpline

National Parent Helpline Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. URL:  http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org Helpline:   1-855- 4 A PARENT  (1-855-427-2736) HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM PST-7:00 PM […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

ChildCareAware.Org – Dallas

  Want to learn more about child care in your state? Need help paying for food or health care? Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions families make and it can be difficult to find reliable information about your child care options. Local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies help parents take the guesswork […]

Suntopia.org / Resources

Suntopia.org Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Suntopia.org helps people help themselves in times of need. Services include: FOOD                                                  RENTAL ASSISTANCE HOMELESS SHELTERS                EMERGENCY LOANS […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Locator

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Locator HRSA Health Center Locator allows anyone in the USA to type in their address or general location and find local health care near them.  The information populated gives the name, address, phone number, and distance from your location for each health center. Find a Health Center […]

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) If your children need health coverage, they may be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If they qualify, you won’t have to buy an insurance plan to cover them. CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In […]

The Ikandy Foundation

The Ikandy Foundation’s mission is to provide empowerment, resources and leadership opportunities to our next generation of leaders, from all walks of life to believe, to achieve and to succeed. Ikandy Foundation – Dallas Ikandy Foundation Child Education provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to at risk children struggling to make literacy gains at school. We provide […]

Jubilee Park and Community Center Public Health – Dallas

Jubilee Park and Community Center Public Health – Dallas We offer resources and education to our children and families to facilitate eating nutritiously, growing healthy foods, getting proper exercise and following good health practices. Because the Jubilee Park area is designated by the USDA as a “food desert”, our residents have little or no access […]

Childcare Center.us-National child care center search engine

This is a national website that allows parents to search for area child care centers, home daycares, and nannies/sitters.  The site allows you to narrow your search by zip code, city, or state.  To begin a search click on the “Find Providers” tab.  The website also indicates whether the care provider might participate in a […]

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood believes in the individual fundamental right of people throughout the world to manage their reproductive health, regardless of income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. Respect, inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe reproductive self-determination must be […]

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation Support, Empower and Honor  Texas Guard Families The Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] founded in 2004 by a group of existing and former Texas National Guard members with the purpose of supporting the needs of those serving our great State of Texas during […]

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand – Dallas

  Brother Bill’s Helping Hand  BBHH has been enriching tghe lives of West Dallas residents by empowering through learning, encouraging thru scholarships, and ensuring the essentials of life. College & Career Prep Course Summer program for high school students about how to prepare for college & a career Volunteers: Leaders, speakers, lunch, host a group at […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dallas

  Our focus is to safely and effectively pair ONE volunteer (“Big”) with ONE child (“Little”) in one of three core mentoring programs. Each mentoring relationship (“match”) is monitored and supported to ensure long and enduring, positive and meaningful relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of the children served, their […]

Parenting Program – Catholic Charities of Dallas

Catholic Charities of Dallas Parenting Program Catholic Charities, a national organization, helps people in their communities who are struggling by addressing the often complex issues at the root of their need. Catholic Charities’ clients are a diverse group of individuals and families with a wide variety of needs. Our full range of programs provides unique […]

Early Head Start @Garland

Early Head Start @ Garland by Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc.   5.35 miles away  from Dallas  campus   4580 W Buckingham Rd, Garland, TX, 75042 (Get Directions) hours: 07:00 AM – 05:30 PM 469-250-4300 to get more info.  

NorthTexasFamilies.org

NorthTexasFamilies.org is a comprehensive website where families can find programs, connect to services and apply for benefits. This online resource is a single resource for early childhood programs, education, parenting support, health, food, housing, transit, money, work and legal services. The Zip Code driven search engine allows for location accuracy. There is no comparable tool […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Description:  Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures.  They nurture children and strengthen communities.  They Operate under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) […]

ChildCareGroup – Dallas

We provide our nationally recognized model of care—Relationship-Centered Child Care® or RC3®—at our seven Head Start and/or Early Head Start centers for little or no cost to low-income families. Among our other services, we administer a subsidized voucher program—Child Care Assistance; offer teacher and parent training; manage a Food and Nutrition Program; and, provide child care […]

Office of the Head Start – Dallas

OHS manages grant funding and oversees local agencies providing Head Start services. Head Start promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families through education, health, social and other services. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families Office of Head Start

Early Head Start Program – Dallas

Head Start of Greater Dallas serves more than 4,400 low-income, preschool age children, and their families at 46 center locationsthroughout Dallas County. Of these centers, three are Early Head Start Centers and one is a home-based Early Head Start Center that serves infants, toddlers and pregnant mothers. The Centers operate from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. […]

New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy New Eyes is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization that purchases new eyeglasses for poor children and adults in the United States. The organization also recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide. Since 1932, New Eyes has provided clear vision to over 8 million people in the […]

Texas Workforce Commission – Texas Child Care Solutions

Developed by the Texas Workforce Commission, the purpose of Texas Child Care Solutions is to provide parents and child care providers access to resources and information to assist them in making informed choices to meet their child care and program needs. This child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency […]

Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards (TCCWB)

    Founded in 1978, the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards’ (TCCWB) mission is to support a statewide network of volunteers concerned with the welfare of children, especially those suffering from abuse and neglect TCCWB works with DFPS and others to develop resources, programs and strategies to enhance services to vulnerable children and families. […]

Search Texas Childcare

Don’t be in the dark about child care! Before entrusting your child to a daycare, check its state record. This is the official State of Texas website on daycare. Search for Licensed Providers List of Involuntary Suspended License Provider Background Checks Hotline http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/default.asps

Texas Department of Family Services

Help For Parents. Hope For Kids.  It’s not easy being a parent. Here you will learn where to find the help you need to begin your journey towards becoming a healthier, happier family. HelpandHope.org offers many programs to help build better parenting skills.   http://helpandhope.org Parenting Skills Food Clothing Housing Healthcare Child Care Drug / […]

Texas 2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of […]

BOYS and GIRLS CLUBS of GREATER DALLAS

B&G Clubs of Greater Dallas are  serve a membership base of more than 6,000 youth annually, providing programs based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs, and the interests of boys and girls.  Clubs offer diverse program activities in three areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.  These services are offered through a […]

WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) providing  Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Dallas Public Library

The Dallas Public Library is temporarily closed, but still offers a variety of services online. Services Include: Resume Assistance, information about filing for unemployment benefits, job sites, job listings and more Information regarding community resources, information about and how to apply for services provided through the CARES Act, information about COVID-19 Audiobooks, books services, free […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Texas Diaper Bank

Texas Diaper Bank: The organization continues to assist babies, seniors and others during the COVID 19 outbreak with diapers and other needed items.   Please visit the website for more information.   URL: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/        

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Resources: Meal Pick-Up Search for Texas Schools

Description:  Free school meal pick-up locator. URL:  https://txschools.gov/

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbclid=IwAR2KLWjiE4JOHhB7LsLplCuc3sMju4Zy-x_K-dP1w7naWb1FSSURfiKgNIQ

COVID-19: Get Your Home Ready

Description: This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. URL:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19_FAQ_HouseholdReady-H.pdf

COVID-19 Article: How soap kills the coronavirus

How soap kills the coronavirus https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/wy0p8edN  

COVID-19 Resources- Project K!d

Description: PROJECT K!D is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, we mix traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways. At PROJECT K!D, we produce web content, original lifestyle magazine features, sponsored content for large companies, DIY videos, and craft books. […]

COVID-19 Article: Homeschooling Through COVID-19

Homeschooling Through COVID-19 Description: The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children’s education through this pandemic. On this page you’ll find recommendations for utilizing the time during school closures; encouragement for parents supervising school at home; and information on working with your child’s school and supporting your child. URL:   […]

COVID-19 Resources: Public Utility Commission of Texas

Description: Public Utility Commission’s response to economic hardship due to COVID-19. URL:  https://www.puc.texas.gov/ Frequently Asked Questions: URL:  http://www.puc.texas.gov/images/facts/PUCTX-COVID19-FAQ-FAQ.pdf

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas- Fort Worth Work Assistance

Get Shift Done for North Texas The Get Shift Done for Texas for North Texas Initiative was launched to place hourly workers in the hospitality industry in jobs working for nonprofit organizations and institutions in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund was created at Communities Foundation of Texas to […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas YMCA Childcare

Due to COVID-19, our YMCA branches are currently closed; however, we continue to offer limited childcare programming on a daily basis, supporting the childcare needs of our first responders, medical professionals, government officials, and those that must continue their work in this challenging time. This care will be offered until further notice, at 11 YMCA branches […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Operation First Response (OFR)

OFR assists wounded, injured and critically ill Service Members and Disabled Veterans from all branches. Military Assistance Program – We serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from: rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, […]

PENFED Foundation

Our Mission Our mission is to provide service members, veterans, their families and support networks with the skills and resources they need to build a strong financial future. The Foundation changes lives through financial education, home ownership and short-term assistance. Emergency Financial Assistance Family and Caregiver Support Dream Makers Home Buying Assistance Interest- Free Loan […]

Sorenson Video Relay Service

Description: Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®) is a free, 24-hour service that enables users to place and receive calls through a professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via a videophone and a high-speed internet connection. Using cutting-edge technology, Sorenson designed the ntouch® suite of products specifically for deaf communication. URL:  http://www.sorensonvrs.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI55ex17zp4AIVkMDACh27wgXBEAAYASAAEgIAPPD_BwE Contact & hours:  Videophone 1-801-386-8500 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. […]

Vocational Rehabilitation Services- Dallas

Description:  TWC vocational rehabilitation services for people with physical or cognitive disabilities, including blindness or visual impairment. URL:  https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/vocational-rehabilitation-services Phone Number: 800-628-5115

Vocational Rehabilitation – Texas Workforce

Vocational Rehabilitation – Adults Overview Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides services for people with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment. Eligibility You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you: Have a disability which results in substantial barriers to employment Require services to prepare for, obtain, retain […]

Christian Community Action (CCA)

Christian Community Action’s Crisis Management Services are designed to meet the immediate, critical needs of families or individuals during crisis. This is done through services designed to assist families in overcoming challenges of changes to the family structure, unemployment or under-employment, major illness, or any situation that limits a family’s stability. These services seek to […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

Money Management International (MMI)

Counseling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by telephone so no matter where you live or what time of day you would like to talk with a counselor, they are here to help. If you prefer to meet with a counselor face-to-face, we also have branch offices across the country.   […]

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified […]

Carr P. Collins Social Service Center-Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center offers the following programs and services: Food Pantry Men’s and Women’s Shelter Home Sweet Home program:  The Home Sweet Home Program uses a combination of classroom and one-on-one client centered financial education coupled with limited direct financial assistance in order to prevent homelessness and support residential stability […]

Catholic Charities-Dallas

Catholic Charities of Dallas offers the following services: Financial Coaching and Education:  Financial Coaching is for anyone looking to improve their financial situation in whatever way they feel will add to their quality of life. They provide you with the tools to create household budgets, save money over time, reduce debt, improve credit scores, and build […]

BenefitsCheckUp

This service assists seniors identify benefits for which they may not know they qualify for. This is a free service of the National Council on Aging. You can search your area for benefits in the following categories: Medication Health Care Income Assistance Food & Nutrition Housing and Utilities Tax Relief’ Veterans Employment Transportation Education Discount […]

American GI Forum – National Veterans Outreach Program

The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. (NVOP) currently serves veterans with employment and training services in the four general metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, El Paso and San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, the housing services for the elderly are available in San Antonio at three different apartment complexes. VETERANS SERVICE CENTER […]

VeteransPlus

Programs VeteransPlus programs were designed by Veterans and are delivered by Veterans to provide practical financial solutions geared to real life circumstances of current and former military personal. Our counselors and educators have been where you are and they are dedicated to your success. In the often confusing atmosphere of stressful financial situations, our Veteran […]

Army Emergency Relief

At Army Emergency Relief we help Soldiers and Families like you and yours everyday with scholarships, grants, and loans that are always free of interest and fees. Requests for AER assistance are processed at any of the 76 AER Sections located on Army installations around the world.  If you are not located near an Army […]

Yellow Ribbon Network

The Yellow Ribbon Network is a centralized online resource and clearinghouse where service members and veterans can fill out a request for assistance that is submitted to multiple non-profit funding partners for response to their needs.   Please visit the website for more details and to apply for aid.   URL: https://www.yellowribbonnetwork.org/who-are-heroes  

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

UHCCF’s mission is to help fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for. UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. Grant Eligibility  Child must be 16 years […]

IRS Tax Transcript- All Campuses

Description:  IRS Tax Transcript-  Taxpayers should keep copies of their tax returns for at least three years. Those who need a copy of their tax return should check with their software provider or tax preparer. Prior year tax returns are available from IRS for a fee. For those that need tax transcripts, however, IRS can […]

PENFED Foundation

Our Mission Our mission is to provide service members, veterans, their families and support networks with the skills and resources they need to build a strong financial future. The Foundation changes lives through financial education, home ownership and short-term assistance. Emergency Financial Assistance Family and Caregiver Support Dream Makers Home Buying Assistance Interest- Free Loan […]

Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Dallas

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul can assist with food, clothing, furniture, rent, utility, transportation, and medication.  They also have a miniloan program.  This program provides low-interest re-financing for those who are trapped by high interest rates and unmanageable payments from payday or auto title loans.  They also offer low-interest emergency loans to those […]

Community Council of Greater Dallas -Dallas

Description:  The Community Council serves the community by providing leadership in: Determining priority issues solutions in the human services arena Convening partners to significantly impact service delivery Increasing awareness of and access to services URL:  https://www.ccadvance.org/mission Address:  1341 W. Mockingbird Lane Suite 1000 W. Dallas, TX 75247 Phone Number:  214-871-5065

USA.GOV: Benefits, Grants and Loans – All Campuses

USA.GOV Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Affordable Rental Housing Get help finding rental assistance or public housing. Benefits Learn about federal government programs, including unemployment benefits, and how to find which ones are available to you. Financial Aid for Students Learn about getting help paying for school. Food […]

Dallas County Family Resource Center -Dallas

Description:  Utility assistance (must have disconnect notice) Rent assistance (evictions) Some household necessities Gasoline for trips to the doctor, etc. House fire victims Obtaining temporary, emergency housing Other miscellaneous emergency needs URL:  https://www.selmadallasfamily.org/ Address: 611 E Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75203 Phone Number: (214) 943-6696

Spectrum Internet Assist

Spectrum Internet Assist We believe that everyone should have access to reliable, high-speed Internet.  Through the Spectrum Internet Assist program, qualified households* can receive: High-speed 30 Mbps Internet with no data caps Internet modem included No contracts required Add in-home WiFi for $5 more per month Offer not valid for current Spectrum Internet subscribers To qualify for Spectrum […]

EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program for HVAC Students

The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program Established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking careers in HVAC, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which provides $2,500 individual awards to students nationwide.  Up to 20 awards will be granted. ***Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019*** To qualify, applicants should: Intend to […]

MyFreeTaxes.com

MyFreeTaxes.com Some “free” tax preparation products only offer federal (not state) filings, or charge extra for anything beyond the most basic forms. MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2018 — whether you file in multiple states, work freelance, have a side gig, or earn investment income. URL:  https://www.myfreetaxes.com/ This […]

Access Program by AT&T – Income Based Internet

Access Program – AT&T AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households: With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which we offer wireline home Internet service, and Without outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet […]

Aaron’s – Rent to Own Computers

Aaron’s If you’re in the market for new a new computer, laptop, or tablet, rent to own is a great option that allows you to avoid large upfront payments by making affordable monthly payments instead.  Once all of your payments are made, you own it. URL:  https://www.aarons.com/electronics/laptops-tablets

Catholic Charities of Dallas

Description:  Financial literacy, employment services, education, food programs, immigration legal services, disaster services, permanent supportive housing. URL:  https://ccdallas.org/ Address: 9461 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway #128 Dallas, Texas 75243 Phone Number: 214-520-6590

Christian Community Action (CCA)

Christian Community Action’s Crisis Management Services are designed to meet the immediate, critical needs of families or individuals during crisis. This is done through services designed to assist families in overcoming challenges of changes to the family structure, unemployment or under-employment, major illness, or any situation that limits a family’s stability. These services seek to […]

Discounted Amazon Prime for EBT and Medicaid Members

EBT and Medicaid cardholders get a discount on Amazon Prime As an Amazon Prime member, you receive a free 30-day trial that includes Free Two-Day Shipping on over 100 million items, exclusive shopping deals, and discounts on diapers and baby food. With Prime, you get access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and music to […]

Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill – USAGov

  Help with Bills Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill   The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help with: Assistance to pay your heating or cooling bills Emergency services in cases of energy crisis, such as utility shutoffs Low-cost home improvements, known as weatherization, that make your home more energy efficient […]

Help with Bills USAGov

Get Help Paying phone bill …to learn more contact https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumers The Lifeline program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) helps low-income individuals and families get discounted landline or cell (wireless) phone service. The program is run by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Who is Eligible? Click to see if you   qualify for this program.  Have income at 135% or […]

Veterans Housing Partnership

http://www.hccdallas.org/ Housing Crisis Center’s (HCC) mission is to prevent homelessness and to stabilize those at risk in decent, affordable, and permanent housing. We provide services designed to prevent homelessness, housing programs that give safety and shelter to those who need our help, and supportive services to our clients to help them address the issues that […]

Groupon – Discounted Used Computers and Laptops

Groupon Groupon.com offers cheap and discounted used computers, tablets, and PC’s.  Free shipping on orders over $34.99 and free returns. URL:  https://www.groupon.com/goods/computers-and-tablets

Discount Computer Depot

Discount Computer Depot We believe in creating a BETTER experience for our customers, our community, and our planet.  That’s why we bring value and quality of life benefits; products aside, here’s just some of what we do for you. Free Delivery – available on everything we sell if you’re into that kind of stuff Click and […]

Financial Help Resources

Get Help Paying Your Bills – Financial Help Resources Find government and non-profit resources to help you pay your bills We provide free resources for those under financial stress who need help paying their bills. Our resources are location based and nationwide. Our list of financial help ranges from single parent financial help, college and […]

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)-Texas

The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is also known as HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program).  CEAP provides utility assistance to low-income households most vulnerable to high energy costs. To qualify for Texas CEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below): Must be […]

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast We believe that everyone should have access to the opportunities made possible by having the Internet at home. Since 2011, Internet Essentials is our answer to help close the Digital Divide.  Just $9.95 a month for eligible families and individuals with no credit check or contracts. Eligibility for the Program: Do […]

PC’s for People

PC’s for People Computers and Low Cost Internet. PCs for People refurbishes desktop and laptop computers for distribution to eligible recipients. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, we are able to provide computers with licensed copies of Windows 10. We also have more economical machines that include Linux or LibreOffice. Every desktop includes a mouse, a […]

Texas Veterans Portal

This website is a great resource guide for veterans residing in Texas.  It offers information regarding the following benefits and services:  health and wellness, education and training, employment and career, housing and loans, licenses and permits, records and medals, dependents and caregivers, legal and financial, disabilities and claims, and women veterans.  It also has a […]

Amazon Prime Student

Amazon Prime Student Get fast, FREE Shipping on over 100 million items, stream thousands of TV shows and movies, and get exclusive college deals on books, electronics, and other school supplies. Your first 6 months is free.  Afterwards, Prime Student is just $6.49/month or $49.00/year.  Cancel anytime. URL:  www.amazon.com

TigerDirect – Refurbished Laptops

TigerDirect.com Online retail site with daily sales on new & refurbished laptops, tablets, and other electronics. URL:  http://www.tigerdirect.com/

National Head Start Association

Description:  The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.  In addition to life and school preparedness, Head Start is also the nation’s laboratory for early learning innovation. Head Start offers a unique whole child/whole family program […]

Communities Foundation of Texas

  CFT Scholarships Scholarship Overview Scholarships are an important part of our mission. We currently manage over 60 scholarship funds and in our 2017 scholarship cycle, in partnership with our generous donors, we awarded almost $1.4 million to support students working to reach their full potential in high schools, colleges and universities and professional and […]

Shoes That Fit

Shoes That Fit Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving kids in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. We do this through partnering with corporations and volunteer groups, as well as through individual donations. Today, we […]

The American Legion – Family Support Network

Family Support Network The American Legion’s Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and their families, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing global war on terrorism. How the Family Support Network Works SUPPORTING FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

National Parent Helpline

National Parent Helpline Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. URL:  http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org Helpline:   1-855- 4 A PARENT  (1-855-427-2736) HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM PST-7:00 PM […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

Need Help Paying Bills?

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS . COM Help With Bills, Mortgage and Debts Help with medical bills and find access low cost health care centers or insurance policies. Free mortgage help and foreclosure prevention as well as counseling services. Debt help can reduce credit card obligations and other payments, such as medical debts. Grants and other forms of financial aid […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

Financial Aid – FAFSA

Who We Are Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

GovLoans.Gov

GovLoans.Gov Your gateway to government loan information. It directs you to the loan information that best meets your needs. Loan Categories: Agriculture Education Business Housing Disaster Relief Veteran URL:  www.govloans.gov Phone:  1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) Hours:  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET

Benefits.Gov

Benefits.Gov As the official benefits website of the U.S. government, our mission is to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to benefit information. Launched in 2002, Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was one of the earliest “E-Government” initiatives to launch as part of the President’s Management Agenda and was […]

Texas Benefits-applying for SNAP, TANF, healthcare assistance, and WIC

This website offers education regarding SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-“food stamps”), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), financial assistance with the costs of healthcare, and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children).  The website also offers instruction on applying for these benefits. SNAP:  This benefit offers financial assistance with the cost of food.  In Texas SNAP food […]

Lifeline Program

LIFELINE PROGRAM Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Program administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both.  Eligibility information is below. To […]

S. M. Wright foundation – Dallas / Ft Worth

FOUNDATION FURNITURE BANK S.M. Wright Foundation | 9213 Sovereign Row | Dallas, Texas 75247     The Foundation Furniture Bank was created in 2009 as a natural outgrowth of the South Dallas Resource Center. The goal of the program is to help families create a comfortable living environment by assisting them with furniture and other household items. […]

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation Support, Empower and Honor  Texas Guard Families The Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] founded in 2004 by a group of existing and former Texas National Guard members with the purpose of supporting the needs of those serving our great State of Texas during […]

West Dallas Multipurpose Center

City of Dallas Our core values are Empathy, Ethics, Excellence, Equity The WDMC was established through the department of Environmental and Health Services Department and has been servicing the West Dallas community since 1988. The WDMC offers health and human services to enhance the quality of life of West Dallas residents and aims to serve […]

Operation Once in a Lifetime – Dallas Rebecca Post Sikes Memorial Scholarship

Operation Once in a Lifetime is proud to offer grants from the Rebecca Post Sikes Memorial Scholarship Fund. Description: This fund was established by Steven and Ursula Post in memory of their late daughter, Becky, who was a dedicated and loving military wife and mother to her three daughters. The fund provides scholarship assistance in […]

Operation -Once in a Lifetime

Operation Once in a Lifetime’s mission is to make the dreams of U.S. Soldiers and their families come true by providing free financial and morale support to U.S Service members, their families and veterans regardless of rank, deployment, physical condition or branch or service. You serve, you qualify. Operation Reconnect: Provides computers to military families, […]

Parenting Program – Catholic Charities of Dallas

Catholic Charities of Dallas Parenting Program Catholic Charities, a national organization, helps people in their communities who are struggling by addressing the often complex issues at the root of their need. Catholic Charities’ clients are a diverse group of individuals and families with a wide variety of needs. Our full range of programs provides unique […]

NorthTexasFamilies.org

NorthTexasFamilies.org is a comprehensive website where families can find programs, connect to services and apply for benefits. This online resource is a single resource for early childhood programs, education, parenting support, health, food, housing, transit, money, work and legal services. The Zip Code driven search engine allows for location accuracy. There is no comparable tool […]

The Salvation Army DFW- Shelter/Financial Assistance

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command   –   8787 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 800   Dallas, Texas 75247 HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN The Salvation Army offers clean, dignified surroundings, where homeless individuals receive meals, counseling, and assistance finding employment. Counselors may also advise the elderly and disabled on applying for Veterans Administration or Social Security benefits. The Salvation […]

AARP – Tax Aide Program

 Tax-Aide Program AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older – at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide or on-line. Find a location near you- Toll-free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)

Texas Drug Card

The Texas Drug Card is a free statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP).  The card can provide up to a 75% discount on prescribed medication.  The website allows you to print, text, or email the card.  You can also download a free mobile app. URL: http://www.texasdrugcard.com  

Texas 2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of […]

DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The mission of the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services is to protect the health of the citizens of Dallas County through disease prevention and intervention, and through promotions of a healthy community and environment. This is done through assessment, community input education, disease monitoring, regulation, and health services that help control the […]

Hearts & Hands

A cooperative ministry of the Churches of Christ in Arlington. Hearts & Hands receives applications for service 10  – 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday mornings, and 6-7 p.m. on WednesdaysIt is best to arrive early, because only a limited number of vouchers can be issued each day. To qualify/apply, please see below: Proof of residency.  This […]

The Way Back

The Way Back serves formerly incarcerated individuals and veterans.  Must be 18 years or older  Live in Dallas and surrounding counties  Be willing to commit to a workforce readiness program  Be drug free If you are in need of assistance, please call our office to schedule an appointment The Way Back remains committed to eliminating […]

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Cornerstone Baptist offers several ministries that assists those in need: Clothes Closet Shower Facility Shower Facility and Clothes Closet are open every Thursday and Saturday and staffed by volunteers from partner churches and organizations.  Neighbors are given toiletries and able to take showers any time the shower facility is open. The Clothing Closet and Shower […]

One Man’s Treasure

One Man’s Treasure seeks to empower men recently released from prison who come to the Dallas area by providing them with clothing and opportunities for networking. Please contact the organization or visit the website below for more information. 1-888-433-9826 URL: https://www.onemanstr.org/

Free Beds for Kids- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Description:  We’re a national organization answering the call to a national problem.  We fully believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs.  All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Across the U.S., too many boys and girls go without a bed – […]

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Meal Pick-Up Search for Texas Schools

Description:  Free school meal pick-up locator. URL:  https://txschools.gov/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas- Fort Worth Work Assistance

Get Shift Done for North Texas The Get Shift Done for Texas for North Texas Initiative was launched to place hourly workers in the hospitality industry in jobs working for nonprofit organizations and institutions in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund was created at Communities Foundation of Texas to […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas YMCA Childcare

Due to COVID-19, our YMCA branches are currently closed; however, we continue to offer limited childcare programming on a daily basis, supporting the childcare needs of our first responders, medical professionals, government officials, and those that must continue their work in this challenging time. This care will be offered until further notice, at 11 YMCA branches […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church offers financial assistance with the following: Food Utilities Rent/Mortgage https://ourladyrockwall.org/st-vincent-de-paul (972)772-8875 (you must leave a message) 1305 Damascus Road Rockwall, 75087

Helping Hands of Rockwall County

Helping Hands of Rockwall County offers the following services: Financial Assistance:  This program serves Rockwall County residents in financial crisis.  Clients can receive assistance with utilities, shelter, food, clothes, and furniture. The Health Center:  Primary medical care is offered to those with insurance, those without insurance, and to those seeking a low cost alternative.  Primary […]

Helping Hands of Ennis

Helping Hands of Ennis provides food, clothing, and financial assistance (rent/mortgage and some utility bills) to families in crisis.  Assistance is subject to the qualification of clients, and utility providers involved.  Their service area includes Alma, Avalon, Bardwell, Bristol, Ennis, Garrett, Palmer, and Rockett.  They take applications from 8am-12pm Monday through Friday.  (New applicants must […]

Harmony Community Development Corporation-food pantry

This food pantry serves residents of the following zip codes:  75224, 75232, 75233, 75236, 75237, and 75249.  Clients can be served every 30 days.  Their hours are as follows: Mondays: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tuesdays: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Thursdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm No appointment is needed! http://harmonycdc.org/services/resource-center/food-pantry/ 6969 Pastor Bailey […]

Church of Christ at Mountain View

This church has a food pantry that is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-12pm.  Please call for further information. https://mtviewcoc.org/ministries/outreach 7979 E RL Thornton Freeway Dallas, 75228 (214)339-7145

Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry

Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry is located at St. Philip’s School and Community Center.  The pantry primarily serves the following zipcodes:  75215, 75210, and 75203.  Please call for hours. https://www.stphilips1600.org/outreach/foodpantry.cfm 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Dallas, 75215 (214)421-5221

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Holy Trinity Catholic Church has a food pantry.  It is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12pm and Saturday from 10am-12pm.  Please call for further information. https://htccd.org/holy-trinity-center 3826 Gilbert Avenue Dallas, 75219 (214)521-3719

Allen Community Outreach

Allen Community Outreach offers the following services: Food Pantry Rent/Utility Assistance Health Assistance:  Financial assistance for physician and specialist visits, prescriptions, lab work, radiology, and other medical tests is available for individuals who qualify. Back to School supplies **Please see the website to complete an application or call (972)727-9131 New clients will be asked to […]

God’s Pantry

God’s Pantry is a food pantry located in Plano, TX.  They are open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10am-1pm.  Please call for further information. http://www.godspantryplano.org/ 3420 E. 14th Street Suite 100 Plano, 75074 (972)633-9777

Salvation Army-Plano

The Salvation Army of Plano offers the following services: Food Pantry:  The pantry is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-2pm. Emergency Financial Assistance-rent/utilities Summer Day Camp After-School Program https://www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/plano 3528 E. 14th Street Plano, 75074 (972)423-8254

First Christian Church-food pantry

The First Christian Church of Rowlett operates the Hope in Hand Food Pantry.  They serve the residents of Rowlett, Garland, Sachse, Wylie, and Rockwall.  They are open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10am-12pm and Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm.  Photo ID with current address is required (or proof of residence such as bill or lease).  Clients […]

Buckingham United Methodist Church-food pantry

The Fishes and Loaves food pantry is open from 9am-11pm on Thursdays.  Please call for further information. https://www.bumcgarland.org/foodpantry 1212 W. Buckingham Road Garland, 75040 (972)272-6042

Amazing Grace Food Pantry

The Amazing Grace Food Pantry serves all of Collin County, Texas. Client Requirements: You must provide proof of residency. A utility bill from the last 30 days showing applicant name and address or a letter on company letterhead from landlord indicating proof of residency in the last 30 days. You must provide proof of identity. Only a picture […]

Oak Cliff Churches for Emergency Aid

This organization provides food to residents of their service area.  They also provide short term financial assistance for rent, utilities, and medical expenses. http://oakcliffchurchesaid.org/index.php/how-we-help/ 534 W. 10th Street Dallas, 75208 (214)943-7757

The Storehouse of Collin County

The Storehouse of Collin County offers the following programs: Seven Loaves Food Pantry:  This food pantry serves residents of Collin County and surrounding communities.  Please see the website for a list of zip codes that they serve.  Click on “Programs” and then “Seven Loaves Food Pantry”.  Please call for hours. Joseph’s Coat Clothing Closet:  Joseph’s […]

Assistance Center of Collin County

The Assistance Center of Collin County offers the following services: The Center can provide limited assistance with rent or utilities to residents of Collin County.   Applicants must be willing to provide identification for all household members, proof of all household income and proof of residency and documentation of their current crisis. Additionally, applicants must have or […]

5 Loaves Food Pantry

5 loaves food pantry has the following schedule: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm Thursdays, 10am-12pm, and 5pm-7pm 1st and 3rd Saturday Each Month, 10am-12pm 5 loaves also has a diaper bank that provides diapers and wipes to struggling families in need once a month. http://5loavesfoodpantry.org/ 4401 Williford Road Sachse, 75048 (469)767-8071  

CareCenter Ministries

CareCenter Ministries offers the following services: Food Pantry (please call for days and hours) After-School Care Summer Camp https://www.carecenterministries.org/ 7912 Antoinette Street Dallas, 75217 (214)824-9852

Hearts and Hands Community Outreach of Garland

This food pantry serves residents of the 75041 zip code.  They are open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12pm. Requirements/Eligibility: Identification: picture I.D., Driver’s License Papers that shows proof of residence in 75041 (utility bill or rent receipt). Document sources of income with a paystub or some other means. Families/Individuals are able to receive food every […]

Richardson East Baptist Church-food pantry

This church has a small food pantry that is open every Thursday from 10am-2pm.  Appointments can be made for special needs. http://rebctexas.com/ministry-outreach/ 512 East Main Street Richardson, 75081 (972)235-7672

Salvation Army-Irving

The Salvation Army offers several services to the residents of Irving. Christmas Assistance Emergency Financial Assistance–rent, utilities Food Pantry After-School Program (through the Boys and Girls Club) for children in the Irving Independent School District Summer Day Camp https://www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/irving 250 E. Grauwyler Road Irving, 75061 (972)438-6553

Carr P. Collins Social Service Center-Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center offers the following programs and services: Food Pantry Men’s and Women’s Shelter Home Sweet Home program:  The Home Sweet Home Program uses a combination of classroom and one-on-one client centered financial education coupled with limited direct financial assistance in order to prevent homelessness and support residential stability […]

Northgate United Methodist Church

This church has a clothes closet and food pantry that is open most Saturday mornings. https://www.northgateumc.org/serve/serve-the-community/ (972)252-8519

Family Promise of Irving

Family Promise of Irving assists children and their families who have lost or are at risk of losing their housing. Families enter the program with an initial 30-day stay in mind. Families use the Day Center, which offers laundry and shower facilities, as their home base and permanent address while in the program. Families stay […]

Pleasant Grove Food Pantry

This food pantry serves residents of 75217, 75227, and 75253 zip codes.  They are open Tuesdays from 10am-12pm and 12:30pm-3pm.   Their website does not indicate what type of documentation is needed to determine eligibility so please call first to get this information. https://www.pleasantgrovefoodpantry.org/our-clients 1331 Baywood Street Dallas, 75217 (214)505-1928  

Grand Prairie Family Church

Grand Prairie Family Church has a food pantry for Grand Prairie residents.  It is held every Saturday from 9am-12pm.  You will need to provide a current photo ID (drivers license, state ID, or Military ID) for head of household and an ID for ALL dependents listed. https://www.gpfamilychurch.com/compassionate-ministries/food-pantry/ 1513 S. Belt Line Road Grand Prairie, 75051 […]

Jan Pruitt Community Pantry

This pantry serves residents of 75134, 75146, 75172, 75141, 75241, and 75154 zip codes.  Proof of residency is required such as:  current utility bill, auto insurance, driver’s license, or any government letter.  To register to shop at this pantry please visit after service hours: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday from 1pm-4pm Friday from 9am-1pm After registering for […]

The Mint Foundation

The Mint Foundation offers a food pantry to the following zip codes: • 75115 • 75134 • 75146 • 75138 • 75116 • 75104 The pantry is open on Tuesday (for returning clients) and Wednesday (for new clients) from 10am until 1pm and is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. https://www.mintcares.org/food-pantry.html 201 Executive Way DeSoto, 75115 (972)224-7200

Desoto Food Pantry

The Desoto Food Pantry serves residents of 75115 and 75154 zip codes.  Applications are taken during normal business hours which are: Monday: 10 am – 1 pm Thursday: 1 pm – 4 pm Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm Please bring the following required documentation to complete the application process: 1. You will need to […]

Harmony Community Development Corporation

Harmony CDC offers a food pantry to residents of 75224, 75232, 75233, 75236, 75237, and 75249 zip codes every 30 days. Food Pantry is open on the following weekdays: Mondays: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tuesdays: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Thursdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm No appointment is needed! http://harmonycdc.org/services/resource-center/food-pantry/ 6969 Pastor Bailey […]

Soul for Christ Ministry, Inc.

Soul for Christ Ministry, Inc. has a food pantry on Wednesdays from 12noon-3pm.  The Ministry is located at 2402 South Beckley Avenue, Dallas, 75224 (Corner of Beckley and Ohio).  Applicants must present 2 of the following:  Picture ID; Proof or residence and/or income. https://www.soulforchristministry.org/hungry-no-more (214)641-4577

Promise House

The Promise House has programs for homeless youth: The Transitional Living Program (TLP) at Promise House equips homeless youth ages 18 through 21 years old with the skills and education necessary to become independent, productive adults.  This program offers shelter for up to 18 months, medical and dental care, counseling, and case management.  They also […]

Emily’s Place

Emily’s Place works with women and children fleeing from domestic violence situations.  They offer long-term care to women in a shared living space for up to 24 months.  All women receive one-on-one counseling and case management.  Legal services are also provided. https://emilysplacetx.org/ (972) 424-7775 *Emily’s Place does not disclose their location in order to protect […]

A Christian Food Pantry

Stop by AC Food Pantry to fill out some simple paperwork, then select and take home what you would like from their food pantry.  Their hours are as follows: Mon, Tues, Weds: 9 AM – 1 PM Thurs, Fri: Closed Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM Food Pantry Sun: Closed https://acfoodpantry.org/ 1116 Dobie Drive Plano, […]

Wylie Community Christian Care Center

Their mission is to provide short term emergency needs for local families.  They help pay certain bills, depending on available funds, and provide food and clothing.  They serve Wylie, Lavon, Nevada, Josephine, Copeville, Royse City, Sachse, and Murphy. Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am – 2 pm   (Food, Clothing, Financial Aid For Utilities and […]

North Texas Food Bank

You can use this website to locate your nearest food pantry.  You can also call (214)330-1396 for further assistance.  North Texas Food Bank can also offer information about applying SNAP (food stamps). https://www.ntfb.org/FoodAssistance

Catholic Charities-Dallas

Catholic Charities of Dallas offers the following services: Financial Coaching and Education:  Financial Coaching is for anyone looking to improve their financial situation in whatever way they feel will add to their quality of life. They provide you with the tools to create household budgets, save money over time, reduce debt, improve credit scores, and build […]

Minnie’s Food Pantry

This food pantry is open from 8:30am-11:30am on Wednesday-Saturday (closed every 5th Saturday). https://www.minniesfoodpantry.org/ 661 18th Street Plano, 75074 (972)596-0253

Highland Oaks Church of Christ

This church’s Caring & Sharing ministry offers emergency food and clothing to those in need.  I’m not sure if they offer rent/utility assistance.  They serve the zipcodes of 75238 and 75243. http://www.hocc.org/care-and-concern/caring-and-sharing/ 10805 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas, 75238 (214)342-6060

Operation First Response (OFR)

OFR assists wounded, injured and critically ill Service Members and Disabled Veterans from all branches. Military Assistance Program – We serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from: rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, […]

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year. Areas We Work In Home Cars and Road Sports and Play This resource provides free infant car […]

First Christian Church of Rowlett

This church has a food pantry which serves residents of Rowlett, Garland, Sachse, Wylie, and Rockwall.  It is open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday from 10am-12pm and Tuesday from 6pm-8pm.  Photo ID is required with current address (or proof of residence such as a bill or lease).  Clients may get help up to six times yearly, only […]

BeAnElf.org

BeAnElf.org’s volunteers buy gifts for children with fewer privileges than other kids. At participating United States Postal Services (USPS) postal branches, volunteers select one or more letters to Santa. To protect children, postal workers will have removed the children’s return addresses, and replaced them with a number. Address your letter Santa c/o Operation Santa Add […]

Hope Supply Co.

OUR MISSION We meet the critical needs of homeless and at-risk children across North Texas by providing necessities including diapers, clothing, school supplies, toys and programs to enhance their lives.   Address: 10480 Shady Trail, Suite 104 Dallas, TX 75220 Phone: 866-887-1724 or 214-630-5765 URL: https://hopesupplyco.org/contact  

Honor Veterans Now

How and Where We Serve In the near term, HVN is committed to feeding veterans across only Texas battling hunger by funding a hot meal each day through local and national meal providers.  In the long term, we hope to expand our reach to feed struggling veterans in need across America.   Key criteria for […]

Mountain View Church of Christ

This food pantry is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-12pm. https://mtviewcoc.org/ministries/outreach 7979 E RL Thornton Fwy Dallas, 75228 (214)339-7145

Mesquite Church of Christ

This food pantry provides food for the following zip codes: 75040   75087   75114   75150   75180 75041   75088   75126   75159   75181 75042   75089   75142   75160   75182 75043   75098   75149   75161 Each time you visit, you are requested to bring the following: Proof of Address (such as a water or utility […]

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Food pantry:  By appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  (214)375-3715 Clothing:  The church offers low-cost clothing and household items.  They are open on Mondays from 9am-12:30 pm, Thursdays from 9am-4pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. https://holycrosscatholicdallas.org/outreach 5004 Bonnie View Road Dallas, 75241  

Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-Op

The Co-Op can provide assistance with food, clothing, and limited assistance with rent or utilities-during crisis situations only.  They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-11:30am. https://www.grandprairiechamber.org/list/member/grand-prairie-food-and-clothing-co-op-grand-prairie-2404 118 NE 4th Street Grand Prairie, 75050 (972)264-8540

Cliff Temple Baptist Church-Mission Oak Cliff

This church provides emergency food and clothing to families in the North Oak Cliff area of Dallas.  They are open Monday-Friday from 12pm-3pm. 125 Sunset Avenue Dallas, 75208 (214)942-8601

Goodness & Grace Food Pantry

This pantry serves residents of the following zip codes:  75104, 75105, 75115, 75134, 75137, 75146, 75232, 75236, 75237, and 75249.  They are open on Monday from 6pm-8pm.  Photo ID required. http://www.gracelandcbc.org/Ministry.html 310 S. Clark Road Cedar Hill, 75104 (972)293-3700

Duncanville Outreach Ministry

This ministry serves the residents of the 75116 and 75137 zip codes.  They have a food pantry.  They can also offer limited assistance with City of Duncanville water payments, rent, and electricity.  New clients are required to bring the following documents:  drivers license (if none, bring Texas ID, passport, or immigration papers), birth certificates on […]

Grace Place Church of Christ

Food pantry hours are Mondays from 10am-12pm and Tuesdays from 3pm-5pm. http://www.ourgraceplace.org/connection-place/go-serve 520 Big Stone Gap Road Duncanville, 75137 (972)298-4656

Cedar Hill Shares

Cedar Hill Shares serves the residents of the 75104 zip code or living within the Cedar Hill Independent School District boundaries. Food Pantry:Applications are taken Monday & Wednesday from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm and Friday & Saturday  9:00 am -11:00 am. No appointment is needed. What you need to bring: Copy of photo id/driver’s license with […]

Mesquite Social Services

Mesquite Social Services offers the following: Food pantry:  Clients can receive a box food based on their household size once a month. Emergency boxes are given on a case-by-case basis. Their pantry hours are Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 9am. Due to the size of their pantry, they can only serve 25 clients on a pantry […]

Grand Prairie United Charities

GPUC provides the following programs for Grand Prairie residents when funding is available: THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS BASKETS  ON-SITE FOOD PANTRY – Food assistance is provided to their clients once every 30 days to Grand Prairie residents living in Tarrant and Dallas Counties. This includes non-perishable items as well as fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and breads. […]

Vickery Meadow Food Pantry

This food pantry serves 75231 and 75243 zip codes only.  There is no appointment needed–it is a walk-in pantry.  However, you will need proof of residency in the above zip codes. Vickery Meadow Food Pantry hours: Wednesday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00 Saturday: 9:00 – 12:00 https://jfsdallas.org/services/emergency-food-pantry/ and scroll to the bottom of […]

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas

Their food pantry serves individuals in the following North Dallas and Carrollton zip codes: 75209, 75220, 75225, 75229, 75230, 75231, 75234, 75238, 75240, 75243, 75244, 75248, 75252, 75254, 75287, 75001, 75006, 75007, 75010, 75011. Food Pantry Hours (by appointment only): Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 am – 1 pm To make an appointment please call […]

Cliff Temple Baptist Church

Cliff Temple Baptist Church currently serves the following zip codes:  75203, 75208, 75211, 75216, and 75224. Food Pantry:  Monday-Friday from 12pm-3pm. Fresh Produce:  Thursday from 8:30am-10am. Clothes Pantry:  Tuesday and Friday from 12pm-2:30pm. https://www.clifftemple.org/moc 125 Sunset Avenue Dallas, 75208 (214)942-6407

Wilkinson Center

Food Pantry:  To be eligible for food assistance you must live in one of the following zip codes:  75204, 75206, 75214, 75217, 75223, 75226, 75227, 75228, or 75246.  The pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-12pm and Tuesday from 1pm-4pm.   You must provide proof of address (current lease or utility bill), photo ID […]

Life Message

Registration and Food Distribution is Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00 – 4:00 pm BRING TO REGISTRATION: Picture ID Proof of Residence – lease, utility bill, etc. https://lifemessage.org/programs-%26-services 4501 Rowlett Road Rowlett, 75088 (972)475-9800

Hope in Hand Food Pantry

Hope in Hand Food Pantry an emergency recourse for residents of Rowlett, Garland, Sachse, Wylie, and Rockwall. 7301 Miller Road, Rowlett, 75088 Monday, Wednesday, Saturday // 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Tuesday Evenings // 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Photo ID required with current address (or proof of residence such as bill or lease) Clients may […]

Good Samaritans of Garland

Food pantry:  For a food appointment, please call 972-276-2263 on Friday morning, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Qualified clients are eligible to receive supplemental food assistance every 31 days; the amount of food received is determined by family size.  You will need to bring the following to your appointment:  photo ID, proof of residency (utility bill or copy […]

Metrocrest Services

Metrocrest offers the following services to residents of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and the city of Dallas in Denton County: Rent and Utility Assistance Food pantry:  The Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with final appointments at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with final appointments […]

Episcopal Church of the Ascension

The Food Pantry at Ascension provides bagged goods to needy families every first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:30-11:00am. https://www.ascensiondallas.org/outbound 8787 Greenville Avenue Dallas, 75243 (214)340-4196

The Turn Around Agenda

Hours of Operation If you and/or your family are in need of food, please come by the Food Pantry during the following hours: Mondays & Fridays 9:30 am – 12 pm 1 to 3 pm Saturdays 9 am to 12 pmPLEASE NOTE: They are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Shopping at the TTA Food Pantry […]

Mountain View Church of Christ

The food pantry is available to those in need on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. https://www.mtviewcoc.org/ministries/outreach (214)339-7145 7979 East RL Thornton Freeway Dallas, 75228

Christ for the Nations Church

Food Pantry: Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm Dream Center 3505 Fawn Valley Drive, Dallas, TX 75224 (214)302-6241

Soul for Christ Ministry, Inc.

Soul for Christ Ministry Inc maintains a food pantry to support low income neighbors, and single families who meet the criteria in the TEXCAP Guidelines. Our food pantry is on Wednesdays from 12noon – 3pm, except on the 5th Wednesday of the month. https://www.soulforchristministry.org/services 2402 S. Beckley Avenue Dallas, 75224 (214)946-9636

The Family Place

The Family Place is here to empower you to escape from family violence and become a survivor. Whether the abuse you suffer is physical, emotional, verbal or financial, we provide a safe place to heal and the counseling and resources you need to start down the path to independence. All services are free and offered […]

S.M. Wright Foundation

The S.M. Wright Foundation offers the following services: Food Bank:  Serves the South Dallas/Fair Park community.  The South Dallas Community Food Center provides nutritional food on a bi-weekly basis through the distribution of groceries, hot meals, and gas cards to low-income families. Each family must meet certain income requirements. Clothing/Household Items:  The South Dallas Resource Center was […]

SoupMobile

The SoupMobile Shelter program includes a Safe House for women fleeing domestic violence, multiple apartment/lodging units throughout the Dallas area, motel housing assistance program that provides short-term emergency housing, and a duplex providing secured housing. http://www.soupmobile.org 2423 S. Good Latimer Dallas, 75215 (214)655-6396

I Can Still Shine

Mission: The “I Can Still Shine Program” is a faith-based, safe, supportive center for women and children from all walks of life, with no exceptions. We provide our clients the opportunity to choose safety over domestic violence and drug abuse.   We offer a new start to our women and children. In 2018 we celebrate 24 years of helping battered women […]

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church

This church has a crisis center that can assist those in their community with rent, mortgage, utilities, food, clothing, and medical needs.  Operating hours are Monday-Thursday from 11am-3pm.  For an appointment, please call (214)821-4443. https://www.pilgrimrestdallas.org/index.cfm/PageID/1399/index.html 1819 Washington Avenue Dallas, 75204

Homeless Crisis Helpline – Dallas Area

Call 1-888-411-6802 if you are a family with children experiencing a homeless crisis. If we are assisting another person in need, please leave a message or complete our online help form found here. Either of these actions will trigger our team’s response.

Manna House

Manna House offers assistance to residents of the 76065 zip code or within the MISD boundary.  They offer assistance in the following areas:  food, clothing, utilities, and prescriptions.  In order to receive any form of assistance from Manna House, the following guidelines must be followed: The bill must be in the name of the person […]

North Ellis County Outreach

North Ellis County Outreach offers the following services to residents of 75154 and 75125 zip codes.  They offer assistance with food, rent, clothing, utilities, back to school supplies, Christmas toy program, and holiday meals. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am-2:30pm.  Please call for eligibility. http://www.necoutreach.org 404 S. Hwy 342 Red Oak, 75154 (972)617-7261

Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE)

GRACE offers the following services: Financial Assistance:  GRACE provides emergency assistance to more than 1,200 families per year who are faced with financial challenges due to low-income or recent emergency. Aid is given on an as-needed basis. This program provides food, clothing, toiletries, household goods, furniture, financial assistance, and information/referrals to those in need. Monthly […]

Irving Cares

Irving Cares offers the following services to residents of Irving: Food Pantry:  The food pantry is open Monday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To get help, residents should bring a photo ID, proof of Irving residence, and proof of identity for the people […]

Network of Community Ministries

Network of Community Ministries serves communities in the Richardson Independent School District.  They offer assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, school supplies, transportation, and holiday toys for children.  They also offer free health care an dental services to uninsured children.  Please see the website for eligibility information and needed documents.  Click on “Get Help” and […]

White Rock Center of Hope

The White Rock Center of Hope offers assistance to residents of Dallas zip codes:  75218, 75228, 75238, 75214, 75223.  They offer the following services: Food Pantry Clothing Closet:  Families may come once every three months and select four outfits per family member. Financial Assistance is provided one time in a twelve month period to help […]

Christian Community Action

  Christian Community Action serves the following communities: Argyle ISD Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD(Denton County portion) Coppell ISD Frisco ISD with Frisco Family Service Referral Lake Dallas ISD Lewisville ISD Little Elm ISD Northwest ISD (Denton County portion) CCA can assist with the following food, rental assistance, utility assistance, and school supplies.  They have an extensive application for […]

CareChurch

Food Pantry: FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Tuesday/Thursday: 12-2:30 p.m. 4th Wednesday Evenings: 6-7 p.m. Rent and Utility Assistance: Please call to schedule appointments. Thursdays only: 10 – 11 a.m. ZIP CODES SERVED: 75231, 75238, 75240, 75243, 75248, 75254, 75042, 75044, 75080, 75081, 75082   https://www.carechurch.org/carecorps 1504 East Campbell Road Richardson, 75081 (972)234-2273   ​  

The Stewpot

The Stewpot offers several programs for those experiencing homelessness: Meal Services at Second Chance Cafe:Located at 1818 Corsicana Street in downtown Dallas within The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center. Meal Times: Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Casework assistance:  With individualized casework assistance, The […]

North Dallas Shared Ministries

North Dallas Shared Ministries offers the following services: Emergency Assistance:  They provide emergency financial assistance to people who need money to pay rent and/or utilities.  Individuals and families may only receive financial assistance once in a 12 month period and must meet eligibility requirements.  Please see the website for service area and eligibility requirements. Food […]

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients that live in a 752.. zipcode by providing: Utility Bill Assistance (Electric, Water, Gas) Rental Assistance Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) Financial services are based on the availability of funds. You must schedule an appointment with a caseworker […]

Crossroads Community Services

Crossroads Community Services has a food pantry.  Hours are the following: MONDAY: 1:00 – 3:00 PM TUESDAY: 9:00 – 11:00 AM & 1:00 – 3:00 PM WEDNESDAY: 9:00 – 11:00 AM & 1:00 – 3:00 PM THURSDAY: 9:00 – 11:00 AM & 1:00 – 3:00 PM FRIDAY: 9:00 – 11:00 AM https://ccsdallas.org/pantry/ 4500 S. Cockrell […]

Shared Housing Center, Inc.

Homeshare Program: This Dallas countywide program facilitates arrangements between individuals who have more housing than they need with people and/or families in need of housing.  These individuals seek a roommate who can contribute minimally to the finances and substantially to their life by offering companionship, assistance with house chores and a sense of security. We also attract […]

Family Gateway

Family Gateway is classified as an Emergency Family Shelter. We have worked hard to reduce our barriers to entry and to accept families that no other shelters will allow to enter. Most shelters in Dallas won’t accept a family; they serve individuals. Those that do accept families have strict definitions as to the types of […]

River of Life Homes

Programs:   Emergency shelter for women in life-threatening situations, for up to 3 months, average stay is 30 days. Transitional housing for up to 1 year, average stay is 6 months. Services are available to women, and their children, who have completed the emergency shelter program but need additional time to complete their life plan or job training. […]

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center

**If you are currently experiencing domestic violence and need assistance please call the center’s 24-hour hotline number:  (972)276-0057** Emergency shelter:  Our emergency shelters offer temporary housing to survivors and their children fleeing life-threatening situations.  Clients living in our emergency shelters are provided with food, clothing and all the necessities of daily living along with case management, safety […]

Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support

Genesis shelter is at an undisclosed location.  Women and their children are welcome to stay at the emergency shelter for up to six weeks.  Each resident attends weekly individual and group therapy for the duration of their stay.  Children in the shelter may attend the on-site alternative Simmons School.  When a family has completed the […]

Brighter Tomorrows

24-hour crisis hotline:  (972)262-8383 Emergency shelter:  If you are seeking shelter, please contact the above crisis hotline.  Brighter Tomorrows staffs 2 emergency safe shelters in Grand Prairie and Irving at undisclosed locations.  Both locations are gated and equipped with security cameras.   Their emergency safe shelters can house up to a total of 72 residents (women, children, and men).  Clients and […]

Dallas Life

Shelter:  Their facility is capable of housing up to 700 men, women, and children per day.  Men and women are on separate floors in dormitory style housing.  They also have 50 individual family unit rooms, which allow children to reside with their parents.  Check-in is from 4pm-8pm, 7 days per week.  Please see the website […]

The Samaritan Inn

The Samaritan Inn provides a no-cost, safe and clean place to live. Living areas for men, women and families are separate. They have a dining room, playroom, computer lab, classrooms, a chapel, a fully-equipped playground, and a kennel for our resident’s dogs! They serve 3 well balanced meals daily, provide personal hygiene products, free laundry, […]

The Bridge

Day Shelter Services:  Extensive services for people experiencing homelessness including a barbershop/salon, computer lab, educational and recreational activities, a kennel, laundry, library, mail services, meals, personal hygiene, and storage. Offers assistance with enrolling in Medicaid and Social Security disability programs. Housing Services:  The Bridge partners with local organizations to help secure investments for rental housing subsidies and […]

Interfaith Family Services

Family Empowerment Program:  Interfaith’s Family Empowerment Program is designed for individuals who are unemployed or struggling financially.  Our new Family Empowerment Program allows families, who do not reside with us, to have access to Interfaith’s resources including career coaching, free childcare, optional rental and/or utility assistance, financial coaching and counseling services.  Interfaith has free on-site childcare  0-18 as […]

Austin Street Center

Austin Street Center is an emergency, overnight shelter for men, ages 45 and older, and women, ages 18 and older, experiencing homelessness. Nightly availability is determined on a first-come, first-served basis from the beginning of intake until 6 p.m. Intake Times/Requirements: Women’s intake: 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday Men’s intake: 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 2 p.m. […]

Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Dallas

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul can assist with food, clothing, furniture, rent, utility, transportation, and medication.  They also have a miniloan program.  This program provides low-interest re-financing for those who are trapped by high interest rates and unmanageable payments from payday or auto title loans.  They also offer low-interest emergency loans to those […]

USA.GOV: Benefits, Grants and Loans – All Campuses

USA.GOV Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Affordable Rental Housing Get help finding rental assistance or public housing. Benefits Learn about federal government programs, including unemployment benefits, and how to find which ones are available to you. Financial Aid for Students Learn about getting help paying for school. Food […]

Dallas County Family Resource Center -Dallas

Description:  Utility assistance (must have disconnect notice) Rent assistance (evictions) Some household necessities Gasoline for trips to the doctor, etc. House fire victims Obtaining temporary, emergency housing Other miscellaneous emergency needs URL:  https://www.selmadallasfamily.org/ Address: 611 E Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75203 Phone Number: (214) 943-6696

Arlington Charities

Arlington Charities offers the following services: Mobile food pantry:  This pantry is held on the 4th Friday and 2nd Saturday of each month.  It begins at 9am until all food is distributed.  The mobile pantry location is St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 2405 SE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, 76018. Food and clothing:  To qualify for […]

Catholic Charities of Dallas

Description:  Financial literacy, employment services, education, food programs, immigration legal services, disaster services, permanent supportive housing. URL:  https://ccdallas.org/ Address: 9461 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway #128 Dallas, Texas 75243 Phone Number: 214-520-6590

RentAssistance.us

RentAssistance.us RentAssistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations.  Other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs.  Each organization has its own eligibility rules and conditions, and you are encouraged to call directly to find out what you need […]

Christian Community Action (CCA)

Christian Community Action’s Crisis Management Services are designed to meet the immediate, critical needs of families or individuals during crisis. This is done through services designed to assist families in overcoming challenges of changes to the family structure, unemployment or under-employment, major illness, or any situation that limits a family’s stability. These services seek to […]

Veterans Housing Partnership

http://www.hccdallas.org/ Housing Crisis Center’s (HCC) mission is to prevent homelessness and to stabilize those at risk in decent, affordable, and permanent housing. We provide services designed to prevent homelessness, housing programs that give safety and shelter to those who need our help, and supportive services to our clients to help them address the issues that […]

Huma-Faith – Sufa Project

  http://www.humafaith.org/ Huma-Faith is a grass root non-profit interfaith organization that aims to address an array of social ills that negatively affect our society. Our mission is to be a catalyst for individuals pursuing congruency between their character and religious belief through transcendence in spiritual ethics. Homelessness isn’t seasonal, which is why Huma-Faith provides transitional housing […]

Oxford House, Inc.

Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. The number of residents in a House may range from six to fifteen; there are houses for men, houses for women and houses which accept women with children. Oxford Houses flourish in […]

Foodpantries.org

This website allows you to search for food pantries in your area.  You can search by your state and then your city. http://www.foodpantries.org

ShelterListings.Org – Find Shelter & Housing

Mission Statement To help the needy find shelter and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place. URL: https://www.shelterlistings.org/ SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND SHELTERS Homeless Shelters Supportive Housing Housing for Low Income Halfway Housing Transitional Housing Day Shelters Low Cost Housing TYPES OF SHELTERS […]

Habitat for Humanity -All

Description:  Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in […]

Carter’s House

Carter’s House provides quality clothing to children and teens living in homeless and hard-working low-income families in Dallas County at no cost. Carter’s House currently has one operating program. Carter’s House presents #USoFly Boutique for Children and Teens. This program provides parents a “shopping” experience without the price tag. Parents come into our offices and […]

National Resource Directory (NRD) for Veterans and Military

National Resource Directory (NRD) The NRD is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a […]

LowIncomeHousing.us

This website allows you to search for affordable rentals and housing options in your area.  Simply go to the website and click on your state and then your city. URL:  http://www.lowincomehousing.us

Homeless Shelter Directory website

This website allows the user to click their location on a map to find a local homeless shelter.  The website also allows you to search for soup kitchens, rent assistance programs, affordable housing, and other useful resources. URL:  http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

Texas Dept of Agriculture – SummerFood.Org

http://www.squaremeals.org/Programs/SummerFeedingPrograms/SummerFeedingInteractiveMap.aspx tel:(877)TEX-MEAL  

Texas Health and Human Services

Choosing quality child care is important, no matter which kind of provider you decide upon.  Please select in the link below for options to best assist you with your search needs. The link below will allow you to search criteria by zip code. http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/ppFacilitySearchDayCare.asp      

The American Legion – Family Support Network

Family Support Network The American Legion’s Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and their families, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing global war on terrorism. How the Family Support Network Works SUPPORTING FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

USDA Child Care Wellness Grant Program – Texas

USDA Child Care Wellness Grants Farm to Child Care The FTC grant projects create connections between local farmers, their fresh produce and the children in the child care setting. FTC grants establish a direct purchasing relationship with a local produce grower to integrate more fresh fruits and vegetables into meals and snacks.   FTC funds […]

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Programs Available: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Eligibility & How to Apply Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Participant Eligibility The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Participant Eligibility Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Am I Eligible for SNAP? How Do I Apply for SNAP? WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) […]

Children and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) – Texas

    The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child care centers, day care home providers, and adult day care centers for part of the cost associated with serving more than 400,000 approved meals and snacks to children and adults in Texas  every day. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

Suntopia.org / Resources

Suntopia.org Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Suntopia.org helps people help themselves in times of need. Services include: FOOD                                                  RENTAL ASSISTANCE HOMELESS SHELTERS                EMERGENCY LOANS […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Jubilee Park and Community Center Public Health – Dallas

Jubilee Park and Community Center Public Health – Dallas We offer resources and education to our children and families to facilitate eating nutritiously, growing healthy foods, getting proper exercise and following good health practices. Because the Jubilee Park area is designated by the USDA as a “food desert”, our residents have little or no access […]

Jubilee Park and Community Center Educational Opportunities – Dallas

Education: After School The mission of Jubilee Park and Community Center is to be a catalyst for community renewal and enrichment to the Jubilee Park Neighborhood. Jubilee Park provides educational enhancements through the highest quality afterschool and summer programs and helps families and other members of the community identify and access resources that help to provide […]

Homeless Shelters Directory

Homeless Shelters Directory Helping the Needy of America. The Homeless Shelter Directory was started as a list of homeless shelters. We now provide listings for the following: Homeless Shelters Homeless Service Organizations Monetary Assistance Transitional Housing Free Clinics (Dental and Medical) Low Cost and Free Treatment Centers Outreach Centers Day Shelters Relief Organizations that can […]

Foodpantries.org

Foodpantries.org  Foodpantries.org have set up this directory of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger. The information is collected manually and is as accurate as possible.  Keeping this free resource updated is a collaborative effort and will benefit families and individuals in need. URL:  https://www.foodpantries.org/ Food Pantries By State Alaska (126) Alabama (375) Arkansas (546) […]

Feeding America

Feeding America Feeding America is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.  Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. URL:  http://www.feedingamerica.org/ Contact the National Office: Address:  35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601 Phone:  800.771.2303 […]

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation Support, Empower and Honor  Texas Guard Families The Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] founded in 2004 by a group of existing and former Texas National Guard members with the purpose of supporting the needs of those serving our great State of Texas during […]

Phoenix Foundation – Dallas Housing Authority (DHA)

  DHA established the Phoenix Self-Sufficiency Foundation to encourage residents to further their education in college, trade or technical school. It provides financial assistance through 3  different scholarship types to DHA residents who are high school graduates or older students who choose college, trade or technical school. This is to help them pursue their educational […]

Operation -Once in a Lifetime

Operation Once in a Lifetime’s mission is to make the dreams of U.S. Soldiers and their families come true by providing free financial and morale support to U.S Service members, their families and veterans regardless of rank, deployment, physical condition or branch or service. You serve, you qualify. Operation Reconnect: Provides computers to military families, […]

Friendship House of First Baptist of Garland

Friendship House of First Baptist Church of Garland Texas Friendship House, a relief ministry sponsored by First Baptist Church of Garland, in conjunction with local churches and community organizations, helps meet the physical needs of those who were out of work, physically disabled, or low income for a variety of reasons and circumstances.This program serves […]

Parenting Program – Catholic Charities of Dallas

Catholic Charities of Dallas Parenting Program Catholic Charities, a national organization, helps people in their communities who are struggling by addressing the often complex issues at the root of their need. Catholic Charities’ clients are a diverse group of individuals and families with a wide variety of needs. Our full range of programs provides unique […]

NorthTexasFamilies.org

NorthTexasFamilies.org is a comprehensive website where families can find programs, connect to services and apply for benefits. This online resource is a single resource for early childhood programs, education, parenting support, health, food, housing, transit, money, work and legal services. The Zip Code driven search engine allows for location accuracy. There is no comparable tool […]

The Salvation Army DFW- Shelter/Financial Assistance

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command   –   8787 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 800   Dallas, Texas 75247 HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN The Salvation Army offers clean, dignified surroundings, where homeless individuals receive meals, counseling, and assistance finding employment. Counselors may also advise the elderly and disabled on applying for Veterans Administration or Social Security benefits. The Salvation […]

Salvation Army – DFW Metroplex Command

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command  8787 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 800   Dallas, Texas 75247 The Salvation Army is an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus […]

USDA Commodities – Texas

The purpose of this program is to improve the health and nutritional status of elderly persons, 60 and older, who are vulnerable to malnutrition and are income eligible. USDA provides USDA Food for food packages that are used for home consumption. Local organizations distribute the food packages and provide nutrition education to eligible participants. TDA […]

FoodPantries.Org – Dallas

  We have listed all of the Dallas food pantries that we have found in an effort that no one go hungry. FoodPantries.org works hard to gather the best government and non profit subsidized grocery resources on the Internet. Find local pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks and other food help listed on our […]

Search Texas Childcare

Don’t be in the dark about child care! Before entrusting your child to a daycare, check its state record. This is the official State of Texas website on daycare. Search for Licensed Providers List of Involuntary Suspended License Provider Background Checks Hotline http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/default.asps

Texas Department of Family Services

Help For Parents. Hope For Kids.  It’s not easy being a parent. Here you will learn where to find the help you need to begin your journey towards becoming a healthier, happier family. HelpandHope.org offers many programs to help build better parenting skills.   http://helpandhope.org Parenting Skills Food Clothing Housing Healthcare Child Care Drug / […]

Union Gospel Mission – Dallas

  UGM is a faith based homeless shelter providing food, beds and clothing to the homeless men, women and children in Dallas County.  In an effort to help break the cycle of homelessness, UGM assists residents with workforce readiness as well as hosting a  licensed childcare center  on-site. Union Gospel Mission Administrative Offices 3211 Irving […]

Family Crisis Hotline – Texas

The Family Violence Program promotes self-sufficiency, safety, and long-term independence of adult victims of family violence, child victims of family violence, and victims of teen dating violence. The program provides emergency shelter and support services to victims and their children, educates the public, and provides training, and prevention support to various agencies. familyviolence2@hhsc.state.tx.us Dallas The Family […]

Texas Assistance for Needy Families

Your Texas Benefits Texas Assistance for Needy Families is designed to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent families and the parents or relatives with whom they are living. Helps families with children age 18 and younger. TANF offers monthly cash payments for: Food Clothing Housing Utilities Furniture Transportation Phone Laundry Supplies for the home […]

SNAP Food Benefits – Texas

Helps people buy the food they need for good health. People also can buy garden seeds with SNAP benefits. SNAP food benefits are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP. Who is it for? People who don’t have a lot […]

Community Farm Stand – Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services partners with Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center to promote consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, at a low cost.  Ongoing pop-up farm stands are scheduled to occur twice monthly every second and fourth Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first-floor lobby at 2377 […]

WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) providing  Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

HOUSING CRISIS CENTER OF DALLAS

The mission of the Housing Crisis Center is to prevent homelessness and to stabilize those at risk in decent, affordable, and permanent housing, and to empower them to solve their own housing problems in the future. If you are homeless—living in a shelter, on the streets, in a vehicle, or in a place unfit for human occupation—or potentially facing […]

Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance

The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) leads the development of an effective homeless response system that addresses homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties.  MDHA brings together more than 100 shelter, housing and supportive services programs in retooling homeless services into a crisis response system.     Do You Need Help?

DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The mission of the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services is to protect the health of the citizens of Dallas County through disease prevention and intervention, and through promotions of a healthy community and environment. This is done through assessment, community input education, disease monitoring, regulation, and health services that help control the […]

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

Helping Hands of Rockwall County

Helping Hands of Rockwall County offers the following services: Financial Assistance:  This program serves Rockwall County residents in financial crisis.  Clients can receive assistance with utilities, shelter, food, clothes, and furniture. The Health Center:  Primary medical care is offered to those with insurance, those without insurance, and to those seeking a low cost alternative.  Primary […]

Allen Community Outreach

Allen Community Outreach offers the following services: Food Pantry Rent/Utility Assistance Health Assistance:  Financial assistance for physician and specialist visits, prescriptions, lab work, radiology, and other medical tests is available for individuals who qualify. Back to School supplies **Please see the website to complete an application or call (972)727-9131 New clients will be asked to […]

Irving Bible Church-2435 Medical Clinic

The 2435 Medical Clinic is a free clinic available to anyone with need, providing professional assistance in the form of medical care, case management, and nutrition classes.  The clinic is open on Wednesday nights.  Check-in if from 2:30-3:30 pm (patients must check in during this time to be seen).  Patient visits are from 4-8:30 pm. […]

Healing Hands Ministries

Healing Hands Ministries offers counseling, primary care, dentistry, pediatrics, and even transportation services to any appointment offered through their office.  They accept most insurance plans but can also base your cost on income. To enroll: Bring the following documents to the clinic Monday-Friday from 9 am – noon, or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (enrollment office closed 12:00 […]

Community Dental Care

Community Dental Care offers affordable dental care to infants, children, teens, adults, and seniors.  They have centers located in East Dallas, Farmers Branch, and Vickery Meadows.  Please see the website for the address and phone number of each center. Services offered: Dental Exams Dental X-rays Dental Cleanings Gum Treatments Sealants Fillings (all types) Extractions Crowns […]

Christ’s Family Clinic

The Clinic’s services are available to any uninsured adult, 18 years old or older, who does not have private or government-provided health insurance and who is not currently a patient or enrolled in any other charitable health care clinic or facility. Services Include: Comprehensive Primary Care for Adults Preventative Health Care Well-Woman and Well-Man Annual Physical Exams Mammograms […]

The Family Place

The Family Place is here to empower you to escape from family violence and become a survivor. Whether the abuse you suffer is physical, emotional, verbal or financial, we provide a safe place to heal and the counseling and resources you need to start down the path to independence. All services are free and offered […]

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand offers the following services to the people of West Dallas: Grocery Store:  You must make an appointment in order to receive food–walk-ins not accepted.  The ask that you verify your income in order to register.  They are open: Wednesdays     10am – 1pm Thursdays         10am – 1pm 2nd Saturday of each month 9:30am – […]

LA Health and Rehab Center, Inc.

LA Health and Rehab Center, Inc. (LHRC), a 501(C) 3 CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited substance use disorder, mental health, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS provider. We presently operate the following programs: LHRC Reality House which is a residential treatment program for pregnant women, and women and their dependent children aged 0-12.  Reality House was awarded the […]

Mission East Dallas Family Health Clinic

Mission East Dallas offers the following services: Medical Care:  Primary care and urgent care visits, well woman care and reproductive health services, chronic disease care management, etc. Prescription Assistance  Dental Care:  Routine cleanings, fillings, extractions, dentures, emergency exams Short-term counseling for individuals and families. *Mission East Dallas accepts most major insurance plans.  They also offer […]

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic

Los Barrios Unidos is not a free medical clinic but does accept a wide variety of insurance policies and offers a sliding fee scale (determined by income and family size) for the uninsured.  The clinic offers the following services: Health Care for adults and children. Dentistry Women’s Health Pharmacy Vision care Counseling The clinic has […]

Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE)

GRACE offers the following services: Financial Assistance:  GRACE provides emergency assistance to more than 1,200 families per year who are faced with financial challenges due to low-income or recent emergency. Aid is given on an as-needed basis. This program provides food, clothing, toiletries, household goods, furniture, financial assistance, and information/referrals to those in need. Monthly […]

Watermark Urgent Care

Watermark Urgent Care offers the following services: Treatment for urgent issues such as coughs, sore throats, fever, infections, minor trauma and injuries, etc. **Watermark Urgent Care is a free service, however, they do ask that each patient make a $15 donation.  They do not require insurance, identification, or an appointment. http://www.watermarkurgentcare.com Plano Location:  910 W. […]

Agape Clinic

The Agape Clinic offers the following services: Family Medical Care including routine physicals. Dental Services for adults and children. Specialty services such dermatology, vision, and counseling services. Women’s health including pap smears. **The Agape Clinic is a free clinic although it is suggested that patients make donations as they are able. http://www.theagapeclinic.org 4104 Junius Street […]

The Stewpot

The Stewpot offers several programs for those experiencing homelessness: Meal Services at Second Chance Cafe:Located at 1818 Corsicana Street in downtown Dallas within The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center. Meal Times: Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Casework assistance:  With individualized casework assistance, The […]

North Dallas Shared Ministries

North Dallas Shared Ministries offers the following services: Emergency Assistance:  They provide emergency financial assistance to people who need money to pay rent and/or utilities.  Individuals and families may only receive financial assistance once in a 12 month period and must meet eligibility requirements.  Please see the website for service area and eligibility requirements. Food […]

Foremost Family Health Centers

Foremost Family Health Centers offers the following services: Medical:  The Center offers medical services to children and adults. Dental:  The Center also offers dental services to children and adults. Behavioral:  The Center offers individual and group sessions. Foremost accepts most private insurance plans.  Their fees are discounted to all qualified patients.  Go to the website […]

CitySquare

Housing:  CitySquare owns more than 700 housing units in Dallas.  To learn what options are available to you, we offer walk-in appointments in Bldg. 100 of the CitySquare Opportunity Center (1610 S. Malcolm X Boulevard, Dallas, 75226). When you come to Bldg. 100, you’ll meet with one of our case managers who can give you […]

Community Council of Greater Dallas -Dallas

Description:  The Community Council serves the community by providing leadership in: Determining priority issues solutions in the human services arena Convening partners to significantly impact service delivery Increasing awareness of and access to services URL:  https://www.ccadvance.org/mission Address:  1341 W. Mockingbird Lane Suite 1000 W. Dallas, TX 75247 Phone Number:  214-871-5065

Huma-Faith – Sufa Project

  http://www.humafaith.org/ Huma-Faith is a grass root non-profit interfaith organization that aims to address an array of social ills that negatively affect our society. Our mission is to be a catalyst for individuals pursuing congruency between their character and religious belief through transcendence in spiritual ethics. Homelessness isn’t seasonal, which is why Huma-Faith provides transitional housing […]

Eldercare Locator -Nationwide

Description: The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with […]

Veterans Crisis Line

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, call the Veterans Crisis Line 24/7 to reach a responder with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  They serve all veterans, all service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends.  You can also go to the website and chat online or […]

Financial Help Resources

Get Help Paying Your Bills – Financial Help Resources Find government and non-profit resources to help you pay your bills We provide free resources for those under financial stress who need help paying their bills. Our resources are location based and nationwide. Our list of financial help ranges from single parent financial help, college and […]

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

Dept of Veterans Affairs – Dallas

Mesquite Vet Center Because suicide prevention is the Department of Veterans Affairs’ top clinical priority, it is important for former service members to know there is someplace they can turn if they are facing a mental health emergency — whether it means urgent care at a VA emergency department, a Vet Center or through the Veterans Crisis Line. Contact […]

Prevent Blindness Texas

Prevent Blindness Texas (PBT) offers vision assistance to both children and adults through the following programs: Sight for Students:  This program provides FREE EYE EXAMS AND EYEGLASSES , when prescribed, to those children who qualify.  To apply please go to the website and print the “Sight for Students Program Application Form”.  You can take in […]

The National Domestic Violence -Lafayette

Description:  The National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence.  Provides confidential, one-on-one support Offers crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety Live chat is another option for getting real-time, one-on-one support. URL:  http://www.thehotline.org/ Phone Number:  (800)799-SAFE(7233) […]

Texas Veterans Portal

This website is a great resource guide for veterans residing in Texas.  It offers information regarding the following benefits and services:  health and wellness, education and training, employment and career, housing and loans, licenses and permits, records and medals, dependents and caregivers, legal and financial, disabilities and claims, and women veterans.  It also has a […]