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Nonprofit organizations serving the communities of South Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Cliff, and Pleasant Grove

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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