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A Chance to Learn

A Chance to Learn is dedicated to finding and providing solutions to enhance families through women empowerment and quality education for children.

Founded in 2011 to combat the issue of children entering kindergarten deficient in their academic skill set. At their inception they focused on building skills that were important for children 0 to 5 years old. Their comprehensive programs like the SMARTkid Camp promote high-quality school readiness, thus increasing all children’s chances of achieving future educational success and becoming productive members of society.

In 2016, due to the overwhelming need for parent engagement programs, A Chance to Learn launched its “Motivated Mom” and “A Parent’s Promise” platform to help moms become more engaged in their child (ren)’s education.
The Motivated Mom programs help moms live a life of purpose, fully engaged and financially free.

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Aberg Center for Literacy

Aberg Center for Literacy is building richer lives, stronger families, and better communities through programs in English fluency, preparation for high school equivalency in English and Spanish, early childhood education, and family literacy. Due to COVID-19, we had to stop delivering services in person and were forced to cancel our spring fundraiser that we anticipated would yield over $60,000 net in critical operating funds for the agency. Following spring break our staff called all students to ask a series of questions, provide information and link them to resources to help them navigate the frightening landscape. As of March 26, 50% of our students’ households experienced loss of income, 59% did not understand the “shelter in-place order’, and 32% did not know what to do if someone gets sick. We also assessed their needs and capability for distance learning, and 92% expressed interest in online learning. This affirms that our services are needed now more than ever to increase understanding of the current crisis and help our students continue to strengthen their skills to provide economic sustainability. Staff assessed options for platforms and content and devised a plan to shift classes for both adult and children to an online platform. While we will not be offering as many class hours as we do with in-person operations, we are trying to provide an offering that is impactful and acknowledges the high levels of stress that our students are currently experiencing. Our goal is to provide a space for students to continue learning and stay connected. We will continue to provide resources for emergency needs and a safe space for emotional support. In addition to devoting class time to assist with resources, we will continue to use our social media channels and WhatsApp groups to educate our students and the public and to keep students informed about community resources. We need funding to pay for the online platform and for staff to continue serving our students as we journey together through this crisis.

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Abide Women’s Health Services

If you our someone you know is in need of women’s health material resources such as diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products, breastfeeding equipment, baby clothing, etc please contact us at info@abidewomen.org or call 972-474-6311 to schedule an appointment for pick-up or delivery. A limited supply of cloth medical masks are available to birth workers such as midwives and doulas who are providing essential care during this crisis. Abide offers free virtual Baby cafe every Tuesday from 10am-12pm for breastfeeding support. We prioritize black women, South Dallas residents, and birth workers such as midwives and doulas but do not have zip code restrictions. Abide is also accepting donations of all of the above listed material items if you have extra or you may order from our wish list online.

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Adult Rehabilitation Ministries (ARM)

ARM has been providing long term residential treatment services for men and women for over 30 years. Clients attend recovery support groups and educational classes every day for 6 months. Our program is designed to change the quality of life for individuals who are serious about their recovery. We are a vendor of Dallas County which enables us to provide classes such as; Life Skills, Parenting, Anti-Theft, Marijuana classes and Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP).

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After8toEducate & Fannie C. Harris Youth Center

After8toEducate is a public-private collaborative to support high school students experiencing housing insecurity in Dallas. In collaboration with the Dallas Independent School District and local organizations, After8 provides a three-pillar program at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center, a first-of-its-kind center offering support services to homeless youth ages 14-21. The center includes an after-hours drop-in center as well as a residential center in South Dallas. The drop-in center offers youth a space to find refuge, a place to study, eat, shower, and access other immediate support services. The residential services component includes sleeping rooms for unsheltered high school students in Dallas ISD.
After8toEducate is a public-private collaborative to support high school students experiencing housing insecurity in Dallas. In collaboration with the Dallas Independent School District and local organizations, After8 provides a three-pillar program at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center, a first-of-its-kind center offering support services to homeless youth ages 14-21. The center includes an after-hours drop-in center as well as a residential center in South Dallas. The drop-in center offers youth a space to find refuge, a place to study, eat, shower, and access other immediate support services. The residential services component includes sleeping rooms for unsheltered high school students in Dallas ISD.

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ALERT Ministries

ALERT Ministries provides food pantry and hygiene items for the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program pantry. This pantry serves the entire juvenile department serving families of incarcerated youth and youth on probation in their community.Before COVID-19 their pantry would typically serve around 30 families per month. AFTER COVID-19 they are now getting 9-10 calls PER DAY from families in need of food. Their need for food donations has grown dramatically. We need your help to ensure that these families get the food and basic hygiene items they need during these uncertain times.

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Anointed Sisters Housing Inc

Anointed Sisters Housing Inc, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, located at 2839 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas TX. 75215 in the Fair Park community for the last 3 years we have been serving women with with barriers in their lives that have created homelessness. We PARTNER with many agencies in the South Dallas community.

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Aspire

On July 1 the merger between the Aberg Center for Literacy and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) was completed. The new merged organization provides cradle to career learning programs for students of all ages – from early childhood to adults pursuing careers.

At Aspire, we believe learning turns obstacles into opportunities. Every day, we walk alongside our students as they make the brave decision to change their lives. From learning English or earning a GED, to balancing a family bank account or preparing for careers, our students face challenges with confidence. Because when you are ready to learn, there’s no obstacle you can’t overcome.

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Association of Persons Affected by Addiction

APAA – Association of Persons Affected by Addiction is a Recovery Community Organization that provides addiction and mental health recovery support services for individuals, family and community. APAA have a staff of 25 recovery coaches that work throughout the community and initiated the Dr. Louis E. Deere Behavioral Health Complex with the “Living Room” (jail and hospital crisis diversion) on Al Lipscomb Way. APAA has a Recovery Community Center at 3116 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in South Dallas. APAA has been in existence for 22 years.

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Boys & Girls Club of Dallas

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas’ mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our 23 local Clubs serve more than 1,800 kids each day, providing programs based on the intellectual, physical, and social needs of youth. Programs implemented enhance character and self-esteem, are educational and fun, and ultimately contribute to youth realizing their full potential.

A Boys & Girls Club provides:
• A safe place to learn and grow,
• Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals,
• Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and
• Hope and opportunity.

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Braswell Child Development Center

Braswell Child Development Center is on a mission to increase the value of early childhood education by providing an environment that enhances each child’s interest to learn and ability to become an independent thinker through developmentally appropriate activities. Braswell offers childcare, pre-school and before and after school care for students through the 5th grade attending neighborhood schools.Founded in 1994, Braswell meets the need for safe, affordable, yet educationally-based, quality child care for low-income families in South Dallas. Braswell Child Development Center (Braswell) is in the Frazier neighborhood adjacent to Fair Park. 50 percent of residents live in poverty, and 51 percent are unemployed (frazierdallas.org).Programs nurture each child as an individual, helping them reach their greatest potential through fun, age-appropriate learning activities, teacher guided interactions and a quality curriculum. 95 percent of children that have attended Braswell for more than 12 months are on target for age appropriate learning activities and are ranked Kindergarten ready.Children who develop a love of learning and a strong foundation of academic, social and emotional skills are more likely to succeed in school and in life. The preschool classrooms at Braswell are designed to help each child explore math, science, creative expression and reading to prepare them for kindergarten. Without access to quality preschools, children are far less likely to be prepared to start kindergarten than their peers. In fact, racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to high-quality early education contribute to achievement gaps that are noticeable by the time children enter kindergarten.Braswell offers nationally accredited, quality learning programs that help children reach important development milestones. One hundred percent of staff are residents of South Dallas and sixty-five percent of them possess their early child certification through a partnership with Education al First Steps. The average tenure of our employees is 16 years.

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Bridges Safehouse, Inc.

BRIDGES is reducing the barriers for families to increase their ability to get into long term, stable housing. We help to create a sustainable bridge out of poverty by providing emergency shelter for pregnant women and women mothering small children. Bridges also hosts a Community Diaper Pantry which provides emergency assistance of diapers, wipes, clothing and health products. We are building relationships with mothers in order to keep families in their homes and hopefully prevent a crisis that could lead to homelessness.

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CARDBoard Project

Digital Connection for All – Bridging the Digital Gap Through Access to Information, Communication and OpportunityWe are Mobile and locate where our Guests congregate, where we Assist them to leverage Technology and make Connections to Job opportunities and Services they need.With COVID-19 those locations have either temporarily closed or limited access.We are exploring alternatives to providing our services and COVID-19 information to our guests remotely and through our Partners.

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CareCenter Ministries

CareCenter Ministries will be providing Food Boxes WEDNESDAY, April 15th at no charge to you or your family. Jesus keeps blessing us which enables us to keep blessing you and your family. This is how we as the body of Christ respond and meet the tangible needs of those directly and indirectly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Drive up & stay in your car/ pop the trunk*Allow us to pray a prayer of HOPE over your car and family

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Carter’s House

Carter’s House Emergency Assistance // Asistencia de emergencia de la casa de Carter

We are currently providing clothing for children ages 0-18 ONLY! We do not have any adult clothes at this time. This program serves all residents. There are no zip code restrictions.

WHAT DO WE PROVIDE: – Diapers- wipes- Baby Formula and Baby Food – Clothing for children ages 0-18.

WHAT DO WE REQUIRE: – Identification: Valid Photo ID – A copy of a CURRENT award letter for any type of State Benefits. (SNAP, TANF, Housing Assistance, Childcare Assistance, Medicaid, or CHiP) The letter must show the start and end date of your case.

FOR FOSTER PARENT: Documentation confirming legal guardianship of the foster child in need of diapers –

Please send an email to request@cartershouse.org to request an appointment.

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Celebrating Life Foundation

The Celebrating Life Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to making breast cancer powerless by educating, encouraging and empowering those most impacted by the disease.

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Children on the Mend, Inc.

Children on the Mend, Inc., program is dedicated and offers an opportunity for individuals to be provided with a holistic approach in and after school programs:
Supportive by enthusiastic adult mentors helping to develop the confidence, life skills and desire to be healthy, productive and law abiding citizens while
reducing negative behavior.
SHAPING A GENERATION OF YOUTH/YOUNG ADULTS ONE AT A TIME

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Chris Howell Foundation

The Chris Howell Foundation provides programs and services to vulnerable communities that address disparities in health, wellness, and financial literacy. CHF’s programs and services empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through skills development, increased knowledge, and access to necessary resources.

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City Men Cook

City Men Cook works to mentor fathers, young men to help them understand their critical role in their family’s success. We know not all families have a father in the home, but many father figures may help fill that void. We offer male empowerment programs, culinary services, and community support. We also sign a covenant that ends domestic violence in our communities. We also invite you to engage us on supporting your role and rise to the responsibility to contribute to the emotional success of the family.Over 100 men are available to support community issues. We are a Family of mentors, community leaders, elected officials, educators and/or entrepreneurs, etc. Please check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CityMenCook/ and website www.citymencook.com We need donations to our restaurant members so they can cook and provide for the elderly.We need suits, ties, and businesswear for our dress for success mentoring program assisting young men and women to launch their careers We also donate all our tickets sales to local non-profits (Cumulative totals $160,000.00) During its 21 year tenure, City Men Cook has mentored 205 young men/women from the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at B.F. Darrell (BOMLA), a magnet secondary school for boys located in Southern Dallas and over 600 residential communities in North Texas from Amarillo to Burleson with art education, social etiquette skills, conflict resolution, and culinary training.

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CitySquare

CitySquare’s mission is to fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. With a comprehensive continuum of programs working together, CitySquare provides meaningful opportunities for those looking to change the trajectory of their lives. Working hand in hand with our neighbors, we provide services around our four pillars: Hunger, Health, Housing, and Hope.

Hunger
The CitySquare Food Pantry, food recovery program and youth mobile meal programs for after school and summer remove barriers to accessing healthy food.

Health
CitySquare health and wellness programs work in both a clinic setting and in our community and continuum of programs. We help our neighbors access primary care providers or additional resources to improve their health.

Housing
CitySquare is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in the City of Dallas with permanent supportive housing, transitional housing and rapid rehousing units.

Hope
From workforce development, legal representation and services for youth aging out of foster care, we are focused on building hope in our community.

Last year over 58,000 neighbors and community members were impacted by CitySquare’s work. The key to our success is to continue to strategically integrate a range of financial, educational, employment, and income support services, in one place and deliver them through personalized, one-on-one coaching.

CitySquare is committed to equality, inclusiveness, and recognition that fighting poverty involves bringing together the entire community in the heart of our city.

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Cornerstone Baptist Church

Cornerstone Baptist Church is located in the South Dallas Fair Park community. However our services are not ZIP Code restricted. You may feel free to call 214-426-5468 to find out the days and times of the various services.

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Crossroads Community Services

Crossroads Community Services is a food bank/distributor and food pantry located in the southern sector of Dallas. In partnership with North Texas Food Bank, we serve Dallas, Ellis and Navarro Counties and distribute food to more than 110 Partner Agencies and Community Distribution Partners, as well as through a food pantry at our own facility. Crossroads meets basic needs with urgency, while honoring the dignity of everyone we serve. Our mission is to nourish our communityâs low-income families and individuals by providing nutritious food and supportive education.We truly appreciate your interest in Crossroads Community Services at this historic time! The coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdown have destabilized nearly every aspect of our lives and made it much more difficult for people to fulfill basic needs. Those we generally serve – children, low-income seniors, people with disabilities and chronic health conditions, and families and individuals struggling economically – are already at extremely high risk due to hunger and food-insecurity. Before COVID-19, Crossroads projected we would distribute enough groceries to prepare 6 million meals. The Covid-19 crises will probably require us to do much more. Daily, we now serve five times more people at our pantry than we did before Covid-19, and 72% are new to Crossroads. Demand is surging throughout the rest of our food network as well. No one is unaffected! Our priority at Crossroads remainsâ”to feed every family and individual who comes for groceries to meet the need! Donations can be made at https://ccsdallas.org/give/Crossroads has moved its indoor pantry to a drive-through pantry in our front parking lot where clients stay protected in their vehicles. Crossroads Community Services is located at: 4500 South Cockrell Hill Road; Dallas, Texas 75236.

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EDCO Communities

Our Mission is to provide sustainable, affordable and high quality homes that provide a conduit to revitalizing Dallas communities. We do this by building homes and neighborhoods that are safe, vibrant and productive and where opportunity and community is accessible to everyone in Dallas.

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Empowering the Masses

Empowering the Masses is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of empowering underserved individuals. By providing life skills and educational training services. This will help each individual achieve long term financial independence and self-sufficiency in order to become productive in their families and community.

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Faith in TX

Faith in Texas is a nonpartisan, multi-racial, multi-faith grassroots movement of people united in values working together to achieve economic, racial, and social justice for all people.

We are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist, and believers in humanity. We are people of diverse races, faiths, socioeconomic backgrounds, and professions. We are your family, friends, neighbors, and community.

Faith in Texas engages people, communities, and voters through community organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development to create pathways of opportunity for all Texans to thrive. To affect change at the local and state levels, Faith in Texas aims to:

*Name the lies and false narratives that undergird injustice and threaten our collective power and liberation.
*Build broad coalitions across race, class, and faith that reflect the many stakeholders in our community to engage in strategic action to dismantle unjust systems
*Demand accountability and transparency from our public systems and elected officials.
*Develop a new generation of community leaders and elected officials to establish, protect, and promote community-centered issues, policies, and systems.
*Pursue and promote grassroots funding.

We do this through:
*Policy Campaigns and Integrated Voter Engagement
*Leadership Development and Faith Formation
*Deep Listening and Research
*Public Action and Civil Disobedience
*Storytelling and Strategic Communications

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Fannie C. Harris Youth Center & After8toEducate

As part of the After8toEducate collaborative, Promise House is expanding our residential services to a second location by transforming the Fannie C. Harris Elementary School building into the new Fannie C. Harris Youth Center to combat youth homelessness amongst students within DISD high schools. The After8 initiative uses a collective impact approach to bring together a cross-sector group of public-private partners towards the same goal of promoting self-sufficiency and stable housing among unsheltered high school youth ages 14-21. After8 is the city’s first collective approach to provide a single solution for homeless youth and could be a possible model approach to be replicated in other jurisdictions. Partners in the collaborative include: DISD, who provided and will maintain the facility, CitySquare, who will operate the drop-in center, Social Venture Partners Dallas who is assisting with management.Promise House will manage, staff, and operate all residential services. This will almost double our Emergency Youth Shelter, adding 26 beds, and increase our Transitional Living Program capacity by 9 beds. Like current Promise House residential services clients, these youth will receive not only basics like food and shelter, but also access to medical, dental, and mental health services; counseling and therapy; and tutoring and other educational resources.

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FEED Oak Cliff

FEED Oak Cliff is a 501c3 organization comprised of dedicated volunteers working collaboratively to significantly impact or end the food deserts plaguing southern Dallas. Our goal is to ensure that all communities have access to quality, fresh and affordable food choices in their neighborhoods by recruiting, developing or building healthy community-based grocery markets or access points. Toward this end, we engage in on-going advocacy and community education.We provide education and awareness via our annual events, the Men’s Health Conference and the Dallas VegFest. The Men’s Health Conference provides educational offerings presented by experts on physical, mental and financial health to address issues often identified as stressors for men, and especially for men of color.The Dallas VegFest is our annual FREE festival celebrating nutrition, health and environment. This large community-based event features noted experts speaking on ways to improve health and lifestyle; enjoyable cooking demonstrations; a variety of fun fitness classes; children’s activities and a vast selection of vendors presenting an array of helpful wares. This event has grown to attract vendors and visitors from all over Texas and other states, in addition to serving the vast southern Dallas populous.

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Feeding the Community

We distribute food on the last Saturday of every month to families. Includes meat, non-perishables and produce. No I.D. requiredNot zip code restricted. We also assist with rent, utilities, medication.

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First Choice Social Services

First Choice Social Services’ mission is To be the First Choice in social services to provide treatment for families affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, and teen homelessness. First Choice Social Services provides the following services: – Counseling – Psychosocial educational groups – Battering Intervention and Prevention Program – Information and Referral – Victim referral services – Case Management – Anger Management – Liaison between client & referral source – Life Skills – Parenting Skills – First Responder Support Services – Drug and Alcohol Assessments – Drug Education Offender Program – Marijuana Intervention and Prevention Program – Theft Intervention and Prevention Program

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Focus on Teens

With the closure of schools in Dallas and Fort Worth ISDs, many homeless adolescents have limited access to basic needs items, such as food and hygiene products, that they depend on during the school year. Focus on Teens (FOT) typically serves 280 homeless students each week during the school year through Drop-in Centers and Supply Closets that are managed through FOT but hosted by individual schools. Right now, students served by FOT have limited access to the food and basic needs items they typically receive through FOT services, as all Dallas and Fort Worth ISD campuses are currently locked. FOT anticipates a significant need for these items when students are allowed to have access to their school campuses (likely in May or June 2020) and is stocking these items in preparation of this need. FOT believes that the demand for food and basic needs items will be significantly higher than usual during the summer of 2020 because the population of families who have lost permanent shelter as a result of the economic crisis will have increased significantly. Typically, FOT serves approximately 50 students each week throughout the summer, but is planning to serve a minimum of 100-150 students this summer.

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For Oak Cliff

For Oak Cliff offers food to local residents, education services, and supports families with community access resources and services that respond to their needs.

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Frazier Revitalization

Frazier Revitalization is a place based organization serving the Frazier neighborhood in the South Dallas Fair Park area. Our mission is to be a catalyst for the transformation of the Frazier neighborhood by coordinating, supporting and assisting in economic and cultural development. We are community builders, we work with anchor institutions in the area to address the social determinants of health, we work toward fit and affordable housing, reducing barriers to education and jobs, increased access to quality food and access to quality medical care. In an area like Frazier, information travels slowly, and coupled with an overall lack of trust by the residents, it is imperative that we provide one on one contact with residents to help guide them to resources that are available. COVID-19 is another obstacle that the residents must navigate, another struggle that will tamp them down, and another indicator of the north/south divide that exists in the City of Dallas.During this time, we are present to the residents in the form of phone calling, texting, emailing, and often direct contact, trying to make sure our families are equipped with:1. Food2. Household supplies3. Internet access4. Smart devices5. Job SupportFrazier Revitalization’s Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Q0XM82945VY9?ref_=wl_shareThank you for your support!

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G.L.C. Wellness Center Texas

Dallas residents can access critical services such as primary care, physicals, female examinations, Individual and group therapy, medication fulfillment via our on-site pharmacy, lab testing, etc. You can work directly with our team of nurses, therapists and counselors during individual treatment sessions and we offer so much more! We provide tele-health and in-home treatment which enables us to send our practitioners and clinicians out to our patients home. We, at GLC Wellness Center Texas would like to enhance way our Dallas community accesses their health care needs during this time. If allowed, we have other options available once we get through this pandemic. We are currently scheduling new patients.

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Golden S.E.E.D.S. Foundation CDC

The Mission of The Golden S.E.E.D.S. Foundation, Inc. is to transform The Bottom neighborhood into a vibrant community, through Spirit-led acts of justice and mercy. We seek to accomplish this through the promotion of biblical values, social justice, and economic empowerment creating hope for the most vulnerable in our community. We seek to build and advance our neighborhood with the creation of educational opportunities, affordable single-family and senior housing, and other commercial amenities. We want to plant seeds of hope and create environments of unconditional love for those who lives have been overcome by the negative effects of homelessness, chemical dependency, and inadequate health and educational services. We envision a spiritual community of volunteers and workers who desire to serve with their hearts as well as their hands. We envision a community whose impact reaches far beyond our geographic boundaries and into the hearts and minds of people desiring a new life, with new opportunities.We serve children, youth, and families from the Oak Cliff Community known as the Bottom as well as other surrounding Southern Dallas communities through weekly food distribution, volunteer opportunities, bi-monthly fellowship services for Seniors, Homebuyers education, rental/utilities payment assistance, Angel Tree (Christmas gifts to children of incarcerated parents), NA/AA classes.

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Green Careers Dallas

Green Careers Dallas’ mission is to disrupt poverty through green career training and community education. During the pandemic, we will provide outdoor learning and online safety training for the rapidly growing solar industry. Many employers we work with are background friendly.

Our employer partners are looking for reliable & dependable employees who show up everyday on time, who work well on a team, who are able take instruction and feedback in a positive manner. This growing industry provides living wage work often with access to benefits like health insurance and 401(K) retirement plans.

Are you ready to train for an industry that provides a solution to climate change AND quality wages? Apply for training today! https://www.greencareersdallas.org/solar-installation-training/

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Harmony Community Development Corporation

Harmony Community Development Corporation is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission of strengthening families and revitalizing neighborhoods in the southern sector of Dallas County. Harmony CDC has the following programs:Food Pantry and Resource Center The focus of our food pantry and resource center is to provide healthy, nutritional, and quality food, as well as access to community resources that serve the Southern Sector of Dallas. Our Client-Choice Food Pantry provides nutritionally balanced food to individuals and families in need. Counseling Center The Counseling Center provides a broad range of professional and quality counseling services. We offer private and support group style services in the wide-spread areas of mental health, grief support, divorce, alcohol and drug abuse recovery, parenting, and much more. Harmony Empowered Living Program (H.E.L.P.) H.E.L.P. is a self-sufficiency program designed to reach individuals in a cohort group, ages 18 to 45, who are unemployed or underemployed. We provide a holistic approach through intense case management using assessments, action plans, resources and wraparound services customized for what the participant must have to obtain employment, education, or career advancement leading to livable wages and economic mobility. Through our program, we will provide 200 individuals with stability services and 48 individuals in cohorts of 12 will continue through the Harmony Empowered Living Program. Harmony has established an integrated service delivery model to provide onsite supportive and wraparound services to clients. Partners include Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (free legal counsel) and Family Care Connection (parenting, pregnancy support).

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Harmony Food Pantry

Harmony Food Pantry provides nutritious food to the community through our client-choice food pantry. We are open Mondays: 2pm-6pm, Tuesdays: 4pm-6:30pm and Thursdays: 10am-2pm. We are located at 6969 Pastor Bailey Drive, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75237. The information line number is 214-467-6770.

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Heart Courage

We help parents with CPS cases.
Heart of Courage empowers mothers with children in foster care to unite their families and create a better future for both mother and child. We provide an array of services, such as education and advocacy, one on one mentoring, job readiness, educational services and community outreach. Mothers are empowered to create nurturing homes where their children can blossom. By giving hope and expanding awareness of life’s possibilities, Heart of Courage helps women who have lost custody of their children due to drug addiction, incarceration, domestic violence, mental health issues, domestic violence and even homelessness.

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Holy Trinity Center

Holy Trinity Church has created a new dedicated phone line that parishioners can call for urgent needs with which the parish can help. Examples are groceries and rent help for those out of work or help with picking up prescriptions or other purchases. Please leave a message with your name, number, and necessity, and a volunteer will return your call promptly. Holy Trinity Center food pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to Noon and Saturday’s from 10:00 AM to Noon. We always need donations of non-perishable food items (such as peanut butter & tuna) and personal hygiene products (such as shampoo, razors, diapers, toothpaste, and toilet paper) which can be dropped off at the Center during open hours or at the parish office. Thank you for your continued support.

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ilooklikeLOVE – Addressing Diaper Need in Dallas

ilooklikeLOVE is a South Dallas-based 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit positively impacting generations through diaper assistance and parental empowerment. Through our monthly, community-wide “Diaper Day” events and Emergency Diaper Assistance for crisis cases, the overlooked essential of diapers is more accessible to families who need them. We also provide coaching, instruction, tools and resources that shift young families towards a brighter future by encouraging the on-going well-being of the child, personal well being of the mother, and the financial well-being of the household through our EmpowerU Program for single mothers.

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Inclusive Communities Project’s Neighborhood Equity & Options Program

ICP’s Neighborhood Equity and Options (NEO) program addresses the vestiges of racial segregation in neighborhoods without adequate services and facilities. ICP’s activities under its NEO program engage a twofold approach. Efforts in targeted neighborhoods include: (1) outreach and advocacy that seek government action to address issues such as environmental hazards, blight, and public safety and (2) housing mobility services for housing choice voucher holders through its Mobility Assistance Program. As part of its Voices for Opportunity Advocacy Training Initiative, ICP offers residents training as they fight for equity in their southern and west Dallas neighborhoods. ICP’s zoning trainings have become known by many Dallas residents. Free online zoning videos may be accessed by following the Inclusive Communities Project on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/user53337099. Videos are available in English and Spanish.

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Inspired Vision Compassion Center

Inspired Vision Compassion Center is a large food bank. It is open to any family needing food. We give away groceries Monday- Friday from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. No preregistration is required. There are no zip code restrictions. No iD is required. If a family needs groceries, they can come. They get in the line, fill out a form and get groceries. We do have social distances rules that must be followed.

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Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders equips DFW’s “Hidden Talent” (Adults and Youth) with Workforce Readiness Essential and Technical Skills, Leadership Training, Career Development, and pathways to Employment. ITL leverages and develop jobs as a tool that leads to the growth of assets such as living wage income; employment benefits including retirement accounts, vacation and sick days; health insurance; a higher credit score, healthy savings, and homeownership. We are offering clients Call Center and Hospitality, Property & Casualty Insurance, and Information Technology Training. Our mission is to create generational legacies of families with education, job security and retention, and financial stability in our communities.

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Interfaith Family Services

How we are responding to the crisis: We’ve established a COVID-19 rent and utility assistance fund which will help provide financial assistance debt-negotiation support and job placement for those who have experienced lay-offs or reduced wages as a result of COVID-19. We’ve transitioned all of our Career and Financial Coaching Services to on-line.We’ve generated a list of 20 local companies that are hiring (the list is growing).We’ve remained open with our childcare center offering discounted childcare to First-Responders and Medical Professionals. We are also offering childcare for children 5 to 12 who are out of school.We continue to distribute food via the Food Pantry.

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Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas

With all the closures in Dallas and across the US, those who live paycheck-to-paycheck have even greater anxiety about what the next few months look like as a result of COVID-19. Many who work in the hardest hit industries will no longer have the funds to pay for their rent, utilities, food, medication, mental health care and other basic needs items. That’s where we come in. With your help, Jewish Family Service (JFS) can “keep the lights on’ for those who need it most. For 70 years, JFS’s role, during and after a crisis, is to assist those who are impacted now and as they recover from their losses, whatever they may be. JFS is here to help our community and those most vulnerable to navigate the journey to stabilization and recovery. Through our Hunger Relief and Emergency Services:Connecting food pantry clients to available drive up resources in the community; providing gift cards to Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Aldi to buy groceries and essentials For our Jewish community, working with Shuls and leaders to provide Passover food for the holidaysProviding immediate short-term financial aid for all in needProviding Kosher Home Delivered Meals and shelf stable emergency food for home bound seniors and the disabled. Through our Career and Financial Services program:Financial Coaching to clients and assistance in creating budgets based on changes in jobs, accessing financial resources, applying for unemployment and setting financial goals for what they will need in their new job. Employment Coaching for workers who are struggling with remote work, fear for their jobs, and assistance in writing resumes in order to obtain new jobs, etc.Planning for how we will respond to the projected 20% unemployment rate as we all return to work this summerThrough our Counseling support with tele-health services:For our older adults to keep them feeling connected, calming their fears and getting them needed resources, For our children and adults so they are able to establish and maintain emotional and mental health during these stressful timesFor couples and families so they can navigate new stressors and address other relationship issues exacerbated by being sheltered in place

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LAJC Laptop Borrowing Program and LAJC Tutoring Services

We are a community based, educational support organization providing computer resources and tutoring services to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. We recently issued laptops to students in DFW who did not have them to do their school work. We are in need of funding to continue tutoring and providing resources. , We are currently providing these resources through donations only.

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LifePoint Church

A multicultural church in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. We provide food pantry and clothing services, and we serve the community in a variety of ways.

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Lip Gloss for Love

LIP GLOSS FOR LOVE is a non profit organization with a mission to Educate, raise awareness, and teach the prevention of the domestic violence cycle. We also provide social services to teens and women who face difficult decisions due to family and intimate partner violence.

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Literacy Achieves

English Literacy and Early Childhood Programming for Immigrant and Refugee Families. At this time we are working to support the families we serve with immediate needs and at-home learning options

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Martin Luther King Social Services

We provide rent and utility assistance for City of Dallas residents based on available funds/HUD guidelines. All applicants must call the appointment line and leave a message. Appointment line is open Monday-Friday 214-670-8416. We are located in South Dallas however we are providing assistance remotely. The Social Services program has caseworkers who offer case management to clients needing assistance with rent/utility challenges.

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Metrocare

Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in North Texas, serving nearly 60,000 adults and children annually. For over 50 years, Metrocare has provided a broad array of services to people with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health care, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, services for veterans and their families, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Alongside the clinical care, researchers and teachers from Metrocare’s Altshuler Center for Education & Research are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County while providing critical workforce to the state.

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Miles of Freedom

Miles of Freedom works to equip, empower, and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by Incarceration.Individuals- Virtual and Telephonic availableCase ManagementJob search assistanceJob placement assistanceMental HealthResource ConnectionsSupportFamilies- Fresh Produce distribution on Saturdays – Family Visitation Shuttle-suspended while TDCJ facilities are closed to visitors – Communities-Fresh Produce distribution on Saturdays – Land Maintenance and Clean-up – Brush Removal – Lawn Care Service

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Mission Oak Cliff

Mission Oak Cliff commits to breaking the cycle of poverty in the Oak Cliff community. As an expression of Christ’s love, we improve food security, encourage meaningful relationships, & teach life skills. Mission Oak Cliff currently serves zip codes 75203, 75208, 75211, 75216, and 75224. Lunch for people experiencing homelessness is served from 12-1 PM, Monday – Thursday. The food pantry is distributing food from 1-3 PM, Monday – Friday. We ask that clients bring their IDs to receive services.

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Mommies In Need

Mommies In Need is currently piloting a virtual program that will help alleviate the burden of childcare on families where a parent is ill disabled or in the hospital. We offer this to families who are suffering from any type of health crisis with a particular focus on those affected by COVID-19. This program will focus serving pre-school children (ages 3-6) and will have several different services available including: An emailed daily schedule for the kids with curated content for the age group in an easy to access format. Because one or both of the parents may be extremely ill our Curriculum Specialist is taking all the research and guesswork out of keeping kids entertained and educated, One-on-one time with a “Virtual Nanny’ through a video conference system, Access to technology for families who do not already have it available in their homes Weekly delivery of all supplies needed for activities and curriculum’. We are also actively working with community partners to see what other resources we can help deliver to families who are severely affected by this public health crisis such as diapers and healthy snacks.

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PathWay to Purpose for Youth

PathWay to Purpose for Youth provides a tangible measure of hope and resources, and offers young people what they need and want most: adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can learn while having fun and being themselves; and interesting, constructive servant-leadership and educational activities. PathWay to Purpose for Youth’s Cynthia Mickens Ministries’ Free Summer Learning and Feeding Program provides youth of these underserved communities with two hot meals and a snack daily which reduces food insecurity and creates a more stable family life. In addition, through our entrepreneurship / small business initiative will are addressing the prevalence of poverty by creating financial stability. Our STEM program will include coding and website development along with opportunities to create a business. Those who excel in the STEM sessions of the program will be invited to join a post-program that will cover topics such as, budgeting, how to start a business and how to get a loan for your new business.

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Pleasant Grove

The mission of the Pleasant Grove Food Pantry is to passionately pursue a hunger-free community in Pleasant Grove and the surrounding areas. We are open M-F from 10 am to 3 pm

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Positive Reflection Ministries

Positive Reflection Ministries assist struggling, disabled, elderly and low-income families with mandatory living needs by providing food, rent, utilities assistance, medication to meet emergency needs and support economic and social development by being a point of contact within the community.

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Refugee Services of Texas, Dallas

Refugee Services of Texas, Dallas: RST Dallas is in need of volunteers who purchase most needed items for families and drop off at families apartment doors or the office building in the Vickery Meadow area – no interaction with families required. More than 75% of all families are children under the age of 15 who are facing food insecurity. Please email RST Volunteer Coordinator Jacky at jbuzas@rsx.org or call 682-246-7738. RST Dallas offers resettlement services to incoming refugees, helping them integrate into the American workplace and society, with the ultimate goal of achieving self-sufficiency. Resettlement Services, Job readiness training and placement, English as a Second Language, Legal Services, Social Adjustment Services, Refugee Cash Assistance, Refugee Youth Program, Central American Minor Refugee Program Application (CAM-AOR), Medical Case Management

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Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that offers programs designed to create pathways out of poverty in the communities we serve. Our organization serves those who are most vulnerable — children, youth and families in crisis in the Arlington, Texas and surrounding area communities.Since our founding, we have dramatically expanded our programming to include crisis intervention, transitional housing, pregnant and parenting teen services, counseling, education, and outreach to neglected, abused, and youth and adults.

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Seeds to STEM

Seeds to STEM (STS) works to successfully evaluate, educate and develop students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students from families with low to moderate-income in the southern sector of Dallas, TX.

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Solar Workforce

501(c)3 nonprofit providing solar PV Installation in the lowest-income neighborhoods in Dallas as a pathway to living-wage entry-work in a rapidly growing industry.

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Soul For Christ Ministry

Soul for Christ Ministry is still operating the food pantry on Wednesdays and Fridays. The pantry is located at 2402 S. Beckley Dallas 75224. Prayer is offered daily by phone.

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Southern Dallas Link

Southern Dallas Link is connecting job seekers of the Southern Sector with reliable transportation to Livable wage jobs not on the DART transportation system. Because many of your greater paying jobs are in areas lacking public transportation service, we are shuttling from the various DART train stations to the various suburban areas throughout the DFW Metroplex where the jobs are located. So now if a job seeker identifies a good paying job in Grapevine we can connect them with the job with our reliable transportation. We are alo transporting Seniors to their Medical appointments as well as grocery store an pharmacy appointments.

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Southern Dallas Progress

​The SOUTHERN DALLAS PROGRESS CDC’s mission is to empower, enable and support community members in their efforts to revitalize Southern Dallas communities and neighborhoods. SOUTHERN DALLAS PROGRESS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION serves as a vehicle through which residents and businesses can work together to solve problems and improve life in their community.

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Springs Fellowship Church / Touch Ministry Faith Health

Touch Ministry Faith Health is a ministry within Springs Fellowship Church.
This ministry promotes Health & Wellness within a community with very high health disparities and food deserts, as faith community caregivers we assess the need of a client and provide community resource information and support when needed, this team has received training from Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott & White, and Parkland Hospital as Faith Community Caregivers.
Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott & White, and Parkland Hospital provide free community health screenings and education events on our campus with the help of our ministry, this ministry also provides free blood pressure and diabetes checks.
THR has two Well Together Programs, one provides free mental health counseling with The Center for Integrative Counseling & Psychology, and the other is a Mental Health First Aid Training under The University of North Texas at Dallas. As the resource navigator and connector I assess the client’s needs and make referrals, and assist with setting up training classes.
We are also in partnership with Catholic Charities Dallas Mobile Food Pantry who we host on campus every 3rd Saturday, our information regarding this program is listed on the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty website under community food resources.

Our impact in our community has been raising awareness of high blood pressure & diabetes, lowering the stigma regarding mantel health, and providing healthy food.

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St. Philip’s

St. Philip’s School and Community Center, founded as a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, acknowledges that next to God, an excellent education is the most effective means of developing human capital. As a school we provide an unparalleled exemplary college preparatory education fueled by a confluence of spirituality, self determination and service to others. As a Community Center we provide services and resources that assist families in enhancing their quality of life. We embrace the potential schools have to impact their neighborhoods through the provision and accessibility of compatible social services.

WE BELIEVE children and families have the right to a neighborhood that provides safety, opportunity and hope. Healthy neighborhoods create opportunity pathways for people of all backgrounds, improving well-being and providing access to quality housing, good schools, jobs and amenities.
– A person’s zip code is the most powerful single predictor of health and opportunity.
– Socio-economic and racial diversity provides cognitive, social and economic benefits for ALL children and families.
– Intergenerational neighborhoods—where people of different ages reside together—create safe, stable communities that support overall well-being.

Our Vision
A healthy, economically vibrant & diverse community that celebrates its rich history and provides opportunities for residents of all backgrounds to live, work, play and thrive.

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Stewpot at The Bridge’s Second Chance Cafe

The Stewpot at The Bridge’s Second Chance Cafe: Serving 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. Breakfast at 730am, Lunch at 12 pm, Dinner at 6 pm. Located in The Bridge, 1818 Corsicana Street, Dallas, TX 75201 https://thestewpot.org/response-to-covid19

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Stewpot’s Parkland Health & Hospital System Homeless Outreach Medical Services

The Stewpot provides casework assistance and enrichment programs to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, as well as Children & Youth and Family Stabilization programs to at-risk children and their families. Since May 2008, The Stewpot has been the sole meal provider at The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, serving 1,000 meals per day, 7 days per week. Stewpot’s Parkland Health & Hospital System Homeless Outreach Medical Services (HOMES): barrier-free comprehensive clinic for the homeless population located within Stewpot and opened Monday-Friday on a walk-in basis. Dental Clinic also open to sign up for same-day appointments Mon-Fri at 8am and Mon-Thurs at 1pm.At its main location on the corner of Park Avenue and Young Street in downtown Dallas,

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Storytime at Bedtime

In response to COVID-19 crisis, Bishop Arts Theatre Center has created a Storytime at Bedtime video series designed to provide an online resource for parents after a long day of homeschooling. The series can be found on BATC YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsSvqR2FKWA&list=PLS7cgoQvAP2VHx4m-dPNP3aFJSe03ESfU.

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Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (T.O.R.I.)

The Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (T.O.R.I.) is a 12-month, rehabilitative Reentry program founded by Bishop TD Jakes in 2005. This evidence based, comprehensive reentry program provides services to individuals with a criminal background in Dallas and Tarrant counties. Through the six core components of employment, education, healthcare, housing, spiritual guidance and family reunification, program participants create an individualized reentry plan that addresses the complete needs of the individual. Each participant attends rehabilitative classes designed to increase self-awareness, address the issues that led to criminal activity, and to provide tangible skills that the individual can use on his or her journey to reintegration into society as a productive and contributing citizen. T.O.R.I.’s mission is to guide and empower returning citizens to maximize their potential, increasing their opportunities for successful reintegration to become productive citizens of their communities. T.O.R.I. believes that through the strong support of peers, mentors, and staff, as well as access to partnered resources for active program participants, self-sufficiency and stability are possible. The T.O.R.I. program provides services to any individual with a criminal background over the age of 18, regardless of recency, residing in Dallas and Tarrant counties. For more information contact: 214-623-4286

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The Harvest Project

We’ve provided food for 1200 families through strategic community partnerships in south Dallas communities classified as ‘food desert’. Our ability to create and prove a system that facilitates access to healthy food for people in need in the Dallas area has given us energy to push this program forward for years to come.

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The King’s Academy

We believe in transformation. Transforming the lives of children by transforming the traditional approach to education.

Mission & Vision
The King’s Academy partners with families in South Dallas, to provide children an exemplary Kingdom education by investing in the whole child: academically, spiritually, and emotionally. Our vision is to provide an exceptional spiritual, character and academic foundation so that the next generation is committed to biblical truth and equipped to fulfill God’s calling in their lives.

The King’s Academy Distinctives
• Biblical Integrated Curriculum
• Engaging Instructional Program
• Positive Emotional Development
• Individualized Attention/Small Classes
• Intentional Character Development
• Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Focus

The King’s Academy serves families and children in the 75215-zip code (and immediately surrounding areas). This inner-city school is home to many families living at or below the poverty line. The King’s Academy does not operate in a typical private school financial model. 95% of our operational support comes from donations. 5% or less comes from income-based tuition.

The King’s Academy offers South Dallas families an option when considering a path for their child’s education. This is the same educational option most affluent DFW communities have available as well.

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The Lullaby House

We are a non-profit organization aiming to strengthen families by providing supportive programs and services to teenage parents and their children that move them toward self sufficiency and helps them become successful parents and responsible adults.

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The Men of Nehemiah

The Men of Nehemiah is a Christian organization designed to rebuild the lives of men and families that have been torn apart by the vicious onslaught of poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, crime, and violence. We need your help to continue serving at the Men Of Nehemiah. Our men receive spiritual, clinical, military and all basic needs 24/7 for nine-months. We cannot do it without you. Please partner with us by giving to help us serve those most vulnerable!

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The Metropolitan Dream Center Inc.

MDC is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You are welcome to come by. We have a food pantry, clothing area, and resource information. We also have kind volunteers ready to help, pray with you, listen and talk with you. We are here to serve. Food (perishables non-perishables) Clothing Toiletries

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The MINT Foundation

Our mission is to To empower children and families to be self-sustaining through education, training, mentoring and service. Food Pantry open with no zip code restriction ,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We are offering a VIRTUAL CATCH UP CAMP will focus on teacher led instruction, while ensuring children have the ability to engage socially. Our summer curriculum will focus on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) oriented learning. Children entering 1st grade through 7th grade are eligible to register.

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The Motivated Mom, Inc

The Motivated Mom Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping moms to live a healthy life of purpose, fully engaged, and financially free so they will raise children better and create positive family-oriented communities. This organization holds a simple but revolutionary idea that women who become the greatest versions of themselves will also become extraordinary as moms. Birthed through the Founder & Visionary LaToyia Dennis’ first-hand journey of perpetual development and ever-evolving motherhood, The Motivated Mom, Inc. is committed to rallying women together and building them up through authentic engagements. Since its inception in 2016, we have expanded our reach by partnering with communities, schools and organizations worldwide to encourage, equip and empower moms. A Parent’s Promise (in partnership with A Chance to Learn)One of the most important aspects of parenting is maintaining authentic engagement while balancing the demands of life. A Parent’s Promise was created to help parents to thoughtfully and strategically become more engaged in their child’s education. Through a hands-on approach and using tools that have been developed through experience, we walk parents through our proven framework to cultivate better parent-child relationships and equip parents to create healthy and supportive learning environments. Offered in customized sessions, parents will cover a wide range of topics that address topics such as: expressions of care, setting proper boundaries, goal setting, leadership development and more. MomPreneurship Program(Available In-Person & On-line)Understanding that so many moms are talented and gifted with unique ideas, the MomPreneurship Business Intensive focuses on helping moms to harness those ideas and develop them into thriving businesses. The goal of the program is to empower women to make strategic, independent life choices through community-based training in an effort to create, support and promote the development, economic growth and advancement of women entrepreneurs (Mom-preneurs) at all entrepreneurship levels, from start-up to mature businesses. MomPreneurs who complete this program will walk away with a clear and focused vision for their brand, strategies for monetization, elevated exposure and increased knowledge of fund and sponsorship development avenues.

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The Oak Cliff Veggie Project

We are a collective 501(C)3 organization serving the southern Dallas sector. Our three points of service include: Education, Cultivation and Preparation. Our project goal is to cultivate a stronger, healthier and more self reliant community.Our mission to affect a positive impact on the health and agricultural landscape of historically under-served communities of Dallas, TX. Our core programs include:1. The Veggie Store Initiative – A donation based monthly produce distribution. The initiative provides fresh produce to neighborhoods classified as food desserts. Included with the produce is information detailing other food insecurity resources across Dallas and recipes for healthy plant based meals. The produce for this initiative is sources from our network of community gardens, an online food coop(Bountiful Baskets) and a cross-section of local Dallas farms.2. Cultivate The Community Initiative – A community garden/micro-farm building program. This initiative helps other community organization build and maintain community gardens/micro-farms.3. School Gardens Initiative – A joint program in partnership with GROW North Texas to bring community gardens, including curriculum, to elementary school in specific zip codes.4. Garden Warrior Initiative – A experiential exploratory program working with summer camps and other youth care facilities to introduce children to the basics of agriculture including urban farming and hydroponics. Our network of community gardens will be used to facilitate learning these lessons. 5. Beginning Urban Farmers Initiative – A joint program with GROW North Texas and El Centro Urban Agriculture promoting the participation of young people in a mentor program to train them in ways of building an urban farm business. This training will cover the business planning knowledge necessary to start and operate an urban farm. 6. Kitchen Warrior Initiative – A experiential exploratory program working with local culinary professional to educate families in the means to efficiently prepare healthy plant based meals for themselves.

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The Senior Source

The Senior Source began in 1961 as the Senior Citizens Foundation of Dallas, providing assistance to older adults in Texas. Over the next 60 years, the agency added volunteer opportunities, nursing home resources, guardianship services, financial assistance and protection, fraud and scam prevention, employment services, and support for caregivers. In 2008, The Senior Source moved to its current location on Harry Hines Boulevard. In 2014, it launched a first-of-its-kind Elder Financial Safety Center to provide financial empowerment to older adults.

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Toast for Charity

Toast for Charity is a 501c3 non-profit organization created by concerned millennials who were compelled to affect change within their community. Our mission is to provide platforms for people to ignite change in the community. Our vision is to galvanize millennials to give their time, talents, and funds to the socioeconomic advancement for kids of color in southern Dallas.

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TR Hoover CDC

T.R. Hoover’s mission is to strengthen, empower, and provide holistic, collaborative services that impact the South Dallas community through affordable housing, economic, and community development. We advocate and address the issues of poverty, economic divestment, blight, infrastructure decline, neighborhood safety, and the rising levels of unemployment.

In the late 80s, we began as a grassroots neighborhood association that later became recognized as the Ideal Neighborhood Association, composed of low income families seeking to reverse the negative trends developing within their community. In 1997, a small group from the association went on to form T. R. Hoover Community Development Corporation (TRHCDC), and received its 501(c)(3) and began identifying and addressing the issues of economic divestment, blight, infrastructure decline, neighbourhood safety and the rising levels of unemployment within the South Dallas Community.

TRHCDC began work with its residents to help shape the life of its community. Through hard work and great support from its residents, the results led to the construction of the TRHCDC Multipurpose Center, the building of 55 new single infill homes. Currently, TR Hoover CDC serves children, adults, and seniors in the South Dallas area through programs like after school and summer care, seniors helping seniors, referral services for those in need of housing and food, licensed counseling, donation giveaway tables, ESL training, and seasonal programs.

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United MegaCare

Our mission is to transform and empower lives through hope, practice and partnership. We serve our community through our virtual check in team who make wellness calls on a weekly basis to people 50 and above, we connect them to resources such as food or financial services via sources listed on our site. We also reach parents with virtual parent Cafés and financial education courses.

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Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center

MISSION
The mission of Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center is to help women veteran owned-businesses scale for success by establishing strategic alliances; leveraging public/private sector opportunities; advocating for relevant research, services and funding; while simultaneously providing the personal and professional resources they need to succeed.

Although the VWEC started with the mission of serving women veteran owned businesses, we have grown to recognize and support the needs of Entrepreneurs Women Associated with the Military (EWAM) inclusive of active duty, reservists, veteran, and female military spouse.

VISION
VWEC’s vision is to position EWAMs as our nation’s leading small business revenue generators and employers.

HISTORY
Founded in 2017 by Ms. VR Small, the VWEC is a national initiative launched in Southern Dallas, based on research and recommendations from the National Women’s Business Council, the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development and the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs related to programs for veteran women.

In alignment with its mission the VWEC developed a strategic alliance with the Homeless Veteran Services of Dallas, which manages the Veteran Resources Center for the VA to secure a 2,700-square-foot facility that includes modern executive co-working space, a conference/copy center, a café lounge, coded lockers and free parking, all of which works to establish a safe environment where EWAM can literally grow their businesses.

VWEC is the nation’s first and only state-of-the-art, brick-and-mortar facility dedicated to providing female exclusive executive co-working that is application-based, substantive, outcomes-oriented business services specifically for EWAM.

The VWEC is committed to providing specialized business development and growth support through individualized tailored training, customized coaching, and structured networking opportunities designed to build financial and social capital. The VWEC consistently provides critical technical assistance related to financial preparedness, access to capital, certifications, and contract opportunities. Instructional sessions are guided by external partnerships with industry leading subject matter experts in finance, marketing, technology, sales, and business management all foundational components of the thriving entrepreneur ecosystem designed by the VWEC.

Core values of the VWEC:

• Visionary – We believe in driving innovations, the strength of progressive collective planning and the ability to imagine the future and shape it into our reality.

• Women Helping Women – We proactively proclaim and act upon the fact that, collectively, women have the power and the resources to create any change we desire.

• Empowering – We believe in openly sharing our expertise and experiences in an engaging environment that empowers and promotes excellence in all our endeavors.

• Committed – Regardless of the challenges, we are committed to staying the course, providing advocacy, developing partnerships and offering services to ensure every WME has the tools and resources necessary to be truly self-sufficient contributors to their families, communities and our nation.

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Viola’s House

Viola’s House is a maternity home. Viola’s House provides temporary housing and assistance to teen mothers. We are a life affirming agency act in the spirit of love as we assist our residents in our facility. We provide parenting classes, financial literacy classes, case management, individual counseling and group counseling.

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Well Community

Founded in 2002, The Well Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. While it started as a simple, church outreach to a handful of people, The Well has grown into a flourishing, significant ministry among adults dealing with serious mental illnesses. The Well Community provides a place to belong for those who struggle with mental illnesses and are thirsty for acceptance, support and meaningful relationships. The Well offers hope and healing through best-practice interventions, friendships and the power of faith. The Well’s philosophy of care, relational interventions and holistic rehabilitation combine to make a significant impact upon those we are called to serve.

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