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Your own personal health scare, a friend or family member’s battle with a disease or a positive treatment and recovery experience may drive your passion to support health causes in our community.

North Texas is home to several nationally recognized nonprofit hospitals and health care systems. However, not everyone in our community can access the high-quality care they offer. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 4.5 million Texans are still uninsured — the highest uninsured rate of all 50 states. When needing emergency care, they are dependent on charitable care through Parkland Hospital or nonprofit clinics that serve the uninsured and underinsured. In addition to basic care and emergency services for the uninsured, mental health services are also in great need.

Below you can find information about nonprofits who are focused on the health of North Texans and projects that you can help fund.

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The Agape Clinic's mission is to provide quality health care services unconditionally to underserved people. The Agape Clinic offers primary care, urgent care, chronic disease management, and specialty services in the areas of dental, pediatrics, neurology, ophthalmology, women’s health, dermatology, occupational and physical therapy, allergies and asthma, and counseling services. In 2018, the Agape Clinic performed nearly 18,000 patient visits at an average cost of just $46 per visit. Funds are requested to support direct patient care. They are also fundraising to add a medical team, which will complete up to 5,000 additional patient visits per year.

AIDS Services of Dallas provides housing and support services for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS. Programs and services include: congregate housing, medical case management, housing-based case management, medical transportation and meals. In 2018, they served over 100 individuals. Funds are requested for supportive services, including case management, medical transportation and meals.

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The Society’s work covers the entire spectrum of the cancer fight, including research, prevention, early detection, patient support, and survivorship resources. Their programs and services include assistance in lodging, transportation, head coverings, and support groups. In 2018, the American Cancer Society provided over 109,000 life-saving services to 22,291 cancer patients across the state of Texas. Local funding needs include patient transportation to treatment, HPV vaccination resources and education, and patient navigation.

Ark House provides low-cost temporary housing for out-of-town patients and their families while undergoing extended medical treatment in the Dallas area. Ark House’s core program is providing 21 fully furnished one bedroom apartments for which they purchase furniture including two twin beds, breakfast table & chairs, sleeper sofa, recliner, kitchen items, coffee table, lamps, T.V., cleaning supplies, linens & paper goods and replace as needed. In 2018, temporary housing was provided for over 125 out of town patients and their families. Ark House is a 34-year-old all-volunteer organization. Ark House charges $33 per night which only covers ~50% of the operating costs. Funding will support the operating expense of their core program.

Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation’s (BSW Dallas Foundation) mission is to support positive change and improve the health of North Texas communities served by Baylor Scott & White Health. Core initiatives supported include medical education, innovative research, and specialized programs to support patients and their families. BSW Dallas Foundation’s record-breaking year included: $38M+ raised; surpassed the Hope Lodge campaign goal; completed a campaign to support cardiovascular research. Funding will support their Arts in Medicine program, Child Life Services, and Baylor AT&T Memory Center.

BIND provides tools and a bridge of support to adult brain injury survivors so they can reconnect into life, the community and workplace. The BIND program follows the Clubhouse model where participants are 'members' who guide and direct activities and operations through the work-ordered day. Through productive and meaningful work, members build confidence, improve their physical and mental health, and restore their sense of purpose. BIND opened to 8 members in 2015 and now serves more than 70 survivors weekly. 75% or more members report stable or improved quality of life. Funds are requested to support general operating/programs, expanded infrastructure and capacity for future growth, and accessible community transportation.

Callier Center for Communication Disorders’ (CCCD) three-part mission is to transform the lives of those with communication disorders through treatment, training, and research. CCCD provides cutting-edge speech-language therapy and hearing services for children and adults with hearing loss, speech-language disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. CCCD provides more than 40,000 clinical services, including evaluation and treatment, to 4,000 children and adults annually. Funding will help those in need to hear and be heard by supporting patients whose insurance does not cover, or partially covers, their treatment.

Cancer Care Services (CCS) supports cancer patients, cares for caregivers, and empowers survivors to reduce the impact of cancer in Tarrant County. CCS' Journey of Hope provides financial, emotional, psychosocial and educational services for clients. Components include: Navigation, Health Insurance Assistance, Nutrition, Counseling, Resource & Referral Services, Survivorship Navigation, Caregiver Workshops, and Family-Centered Activities. In the past year, CCS served 4,215 clients, a 20% increase from the previous year, and provided 10,000 program hours. Funding will support general operating costs, health insurance premiums, and Cancer Navigation assistance.

Carrell Clinic Foundation's mission is to support Charity Care, Research, Education, and Patient Advocacy in orthopedic/musculoskeletal medicine. Through Charity Care, Carrell Clinic Foundation provides medical equipment for young adults who have aged out of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children system who are uninsured or underinsured and are in need of financial assistance. Carrell Clinic Foundation provided leg braces/medical care to patients with spina bifida as children needing medical care as young adults. Funding is requested to support prosthetics/orthotics for young adults who have aged out of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital system in need of financial assistance.

The Center for Survivors of Torture exists to facilitate healing and foster hope in survivors of torture through counseling and related services. Core programs include specialized, all-free services addressing torture survivors' comprehensive psychological, medical, and social needs; generating legal referrals; providing training opportunities for state-of-the-art service delivery; and collecting outcome measurements. The Center for Survivors of torture has documented benefits to 8,9000 clients in the past 22 years, with an average of 82% meeting their counseling goals within six months of intake. Funding will support free counseling for 400 additional clients in Dallas, Texas who are currently on a waiting list for multiple services.

Children’s Medical Center Foundation pursues philanthropic gifts to enable Children’s Health to fulfill the mission of making life better for children Children’s Health provides comprehensive clinical care and support for childhood conditions; conducts laboratory and clinical research to find new treatments and cures for pediatric illnesses and injuries; and develops programs to enhance the health and well-being of our community’s children. Children’s Health served 300,000 children last year through a network of inpatient, outpatient and specialty facilities, as well as telehealth. Funds will support facilities & equipment to care for kids, launch promising clinical research, and sustain & enhance our mental health offerings.

Community Hospice of Texas gives comfort to all touched by the end of life in carrying out its mission to provide compassionate end-of-life care. Community Hospice of Texas cares for more than 4,000 patients and families annually with services including: 1) four levels of adult hospice care, 2) four levels of Little Doves Perinatal and Pediatric Hospice and 3) Community Care, which provides more than $1 million in uncompensated care each year. In 2018, Community Care provided more than $1 million in uninsured care, and pediatric parent peer mentoring and home-based palliative programs were launched. Funds are requested to provide Community Care for uninsured patients and others in financial need, legacy gifts that celebrate a life, and music therapy.

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's mission is to find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for children and adults affected by these diseases. They achieve their mission through research initiatives that are finding the causes and ultimately cures of inflammatory bowl disease (IBD) while advancing treatment options; support programs including Camp Oasis, a week-long summer camp program for kids and teens with IBD; and education for patients, families and professionals. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation makes over 1 million connections with patients, caregivers, and medical professionals annually. Funding will support their ongoing initiatives aimed at improving the life of IBD patients with investments in research, support and education.

Dallas Services dba The Center for Vision Health is a medical home for vision health care services for low-income and indigent adults and children. The Center for Vision Health provides a continuum of quality vision care for individuals of any age with low vision; adults and children with physical, cognitive and mental health challenges and routine vision services for adults and children with no access to vision health care. The Center for Vision Health provided 1,500 low-income children and 1,000 low-income adults with eye exams, glaucoma screenings, and glasses for a $10 copay in 2018-2019. Funding will support Saturday Vision Clinics for Children or Vision Clinics for Seniors.

DAPS is dedicated to impacting and improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson's disease. They provide free classes, support groups and events, including exercise classes to 20 locations in and around Dallas which include non-contact boxing, dance, speech and support groups. They also provide monthly educational series to provide both informational and social support to all of those impacted by Parkinson's disease. Services extend to Collin County. In 2019, their classes have expanded to new Assisted Living Facilities in Dallas and Collin County. Their annual symposium served 300, up from 150 last year. Funds are requested to continue expansion of classes for those in lower socio-economic areas and for the certification of exercise instructors.

DKMS is dedicated to the fight against blood cancer by creating awareness and recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life. Their core programs include recruitment campaigns that raise awareness about the urgent need for young, male and diverse bone marrow donors. Patients from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the registry are less likely to find a match. DKMS has registered 9,496,275 potential lifesaving donors and provided 80,189 second chances at life through bone marrow and stem cell transplants. There is no fee to join the registry with DKMS. Funding will allow DKMS to target a focused demographic providing the highest donor outcome to save lives.

Equest's mission is to enhance quality of life for individuals with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing via equine assisted activities and therapies. Equest offers equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with disabilities and to veterans. Programs include therapeutic horsemanship, physical and occupational therapy, mental health counseling and equine assisted learning. Equest serves over 2,400 individuals annually, and in the most recent client survey, 100% of respondents reported an improved quality of life. Contribution levels are as follows: $2,500 covers PT/OT costs for a client for semester, $500 provides scholarships for two riders for a semester, and $50 covers one month of supplements for one therapy horse.

Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) empowers children to reach their full potential by giving them the ability to see the world clearly. Programs include: 1) Kids Vision for Life - serves children directly with vision exams and glasses by providing vision clinics at schools or community centers; and 2) Changing Life through Lenses - provides eye doctors and nonprofits with no-cost glasses and other resources so they can serve charitably in their local community. In 2019, EVF provided more than 1 million prescription glasses to people in need. Annually EVF serves over 10,500 low-income children in North Texas. Funding is requested to provide vision exams and prescription eyeglasses to low-income children, ages 5-12, at no cost to the children or their families.

Dayspring provides professional mental health services to develop well-adjusted individuals and families with moral & spiritual values. Dayspring offers professional counseling, life-coaching, group sessions and seminars to address issues such as depression, grief/loss, anxiety/stress, anger management, substance abuse, addictions, marriage and family, and social skills, as well as clinical disorders in children, youth, and adults. In 2018, Dayspring counseled 452 people (unduplicated); provided group training for 299 people; and established a new counseling location in Flower Mound. Funding will build capacity to reach the unserved and underserved in or near Dallas County, who need mental health services but are unable to pay.

Good Local Markets' mission is to support local farms and ranches, incubate small businesses, increase food access, and cultivate healthy communities. Good Local Markets operates two producer only farmers markets, White Rock Farmers Market and Lakewood Village Farmers Market which feature all local farmers who come from a 150-mile radius of Dallas and are inspected to ensure they are local. Markets accept LoneStar and even double the value of food stamps. Good Local Markets supports 25 farms, and in 2018, the Double Dollar SNAP program increased SNAP usage at the market by 15%. Funding is requested for the Double Dollar SNAP program so they can continue to make fresh local produce more affordable for SNAP users.

Healing Hands Ministries strives to provide compassionate, accessible, quality health care to the uninsured and underinsured. Core programs include a Women & Children's Health Center where they provide care from pre-conception to pediatrics. Additionally, they offer Family Practice services as well as Behavioral Health counselors through a hand-to-hand referral system within their organization. In 2019, Healing Hands will serve 20,000 patients over 50,000 office visits, deliver 505 babies, and their diabetes outcomes are in the top 25% in the nation. Funding is requested to support the $163 difference they need to make up for each patient visit because they understand health is a root to financial security.

Health Services of North Texas' mission is to improve the quality of life for all North Texans through medical care, support services, and advocacy. Core programs include primary medical care for patients of all ages, women's clinical services, integrated behavioral health care, care management, and prescription assistance. HSNT served over 12,200 patients in 2018, including over 6,400 children. In 2019, HSNT opened a new clinic location in the Serve Denton Center. Funding will support the purchase of furniture & medical equipment at their new clinic and medical & behavioral health visits for uninsured patients at all locations.

Helping Restore Ability's (HRA) envisions a future where no Texan with a disability lacks the resources to live a full and independent life. HRA offers attendant care services for Medicaid eligible children and adults with long term disabilities allowing them to remain living in their homes, as independently as possible. HRA increased clients served by 35% in 2018-19, improved attendants wages, reduced turnover (less than 35%), and exceeded event fundraising goals. Funds are needed to support ongoing out of pocket costs to enroll a client into a lifetime of services and CALLA, a private pay social enterprise.

Homeward Bound Inc.'s mission is to intervene using evidence-based practices to stop the cycle of addiction, mental illness and homelessness. Core programs include residential and outpatient psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment, including peer support and medication assisted treatment. In 2018, Homeward Bound Inc. opened its new treatment facility in south central Dallas, served 6,000 people and began a new Suboxone treatment clinic. Funds are needed to support renovating and opening two new wings, buying four new cars and vans, and converting their building to green energy.

Hope Clinic of McKinnery exists to share Christ's love by partnering with the community to provide quality, compassionate healthcare to underserved neighbors. Hope Clinic accomplishes their mission by operating a primary and specialty medical, vision, and behavioral health clinic for under-resourced, uninsured patients. All services are rendered without consideration of a patient's ability to pay. In 2018, Hope Clinic of McKinney provided free health care services to over 200 patients and over $120,000 in prescription medications. Funding will support an expanded prescription assistance program, a staff physician, and operating costs for their growing medical program.

The Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC) is committed to providing the systematic eradication of vaccine-preventable diseases. Core programs include: 1) annual August and Spring immunizations events serving 9,000 children, teens and adults, 2) year-round community education on the safety and importance of vaccines, and 3) advocacy for a community safe from vaccine-preventable disease. In 2019, as of October, 9,000 children, teens and adults received vaccines, up 2,000 from 2018. Fund are requested for low-cost vaccine events, community education on the importance and safety of vaccines, and general operation costs.

The mission of Jehoram Christian Outreach Ministries is to empower individuals and communities with the tools necessary to eliminate oppression and a build a just and compassionate society. Their core programs include empowerment seminars, diabetes prevention classes and wellness coaching to delay the onset of diabetes and improve heart health. They support healthy lifestyle changes for 150 people. Funding will support the diabetes prevention classes, health coaching and the empowerment seminars.

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic's (LBUCC's) mission is to provide quality care to all people, creating a safe, affordable and accessible healthcare experience. Core programs include: 1) comprehensive primary health care for individuals of all ages; 2) integrated behavioral health care; and 3) innovative group health care and health education programs for pediatric patients with asthma, adult patients with diabetes, expecting parents, and parents with infants. In 2018, LBUCC served nearly 35,000 patients through 90,000 visits and received the Quality Improvement Award for exceeding health outcomes goals. Funding is requested for group health care programs, integrated behavioral health care, and primary care for all ages (pediatrics, adults, obstetrics).

McKinney Roots is an all-donation organic farm dedicated to ending hunger and food insecurity in Collin County, TX. McKinney Roots donates fresh organic produce to partner distribution organizations to provide hungry families access to nutritious food. They also provide weekly volunteer opportunities for people to meet and build stronger personal networks to address the sense of isolation caused by the county's rapid growth. In 2018 McKinney Roots donated 5,000 pounds of food to hungry families, engaged more than 400 volunteers, and delivered 10 nutrition classes to 30 children. Funding will support a 3-year, $250,000 Capacity-Building program as well as general operating costs for their farm operations.

The mission of Mommies In Need is to provide childcare, compassion, and community to parents going through a health crisis. Core programs include the Home Care Program (provides up to six months of full-time no-cost childcare for families dealing with cancer/major illnesses, all at no cost to those served) and Annie's Place (an onsite drop-in childcare center opening at Parkland in 2020 for severely ill patients). Through their Home Care Program, Mommies in Need has provided 20,000+ hours of childcare to more than 50 families facing health crises. Funds are requested to support the construction of Annie's Place (opening late spring 2020), operating costs of Annie's Place, and their Home Care Program.

Mother Against Drunk Driving’s (MADD's) mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. Core programs are Power of Youth/Parents (POY/POP) and law enforcement outreach. POY empowers students to know the risks of drinking alcohol before turning 21. POP empowers parents to talk with their teens. Outreach to law agencies keeps staff informed of trends/policies affecting offenders. 2018 successes include: 2,798 students received POY, 62 law enforcement briefings were presented and two law enforcement recognition events were hosted. Funds are requested to support annual operating costs for an updated elementary school alcohol prevention program and a new collegiate alcohol prevention model.

Nexus' mission is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction. Nexus residential programs include Adult Women (ages 18 and up); Adolescent Women (ages 13-17), and Pregnant and Parenting Women with Children, which allows mothers to bring up to three children (ages 0-12) into treatment, and who receive treatment and care in their Child Development Center. In fiscal year 2019, Nexus served 1900 adult and adolescent women and 364 children, and a 72% abstinence rate 60 days post-discharge. Funding will support general operating costs for residential programs for adult and adolescent women and pregnant and parenting women with children.

PediPlace's mission is making healthcare a reality for every kid. Core programs include Access to Health- providing healthcare services for children from birth through eighteen years of age who are uninsured or who receive Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) benefits; Healthy Babies; and Uncompensated Care. In 2018, they provided services to 7,059 children in 27,057 office visits, which is a 7% increase in patients and a 10% increase in office visits compared to 2017. Funding will provide healthcare for low-income children

The mission of Prevent Blindness Texas (PBT) is to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Prevent Blindness Texas focuses on improving vision and eye health for all Texans through their programs of early detection and screening, patient support, systems enhancement, public policy, and healthy eye education. In 2018, PBT provided services to 36,000 individuals, provided resources for 8,000 follow-up care services, and educated more than 17,000 people on eye health. Funds are requested to support serving more children, educating on the connection between diabetes and vision, and providing retinal screenings.

AIDS Services of Dallas creates/strengthens healthy communities deliverying quality, affordable, service-enriched housing to individuals/ families living with HIV/AIDS. Services include: housing, providing safe housing/home health care to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS; medical case management, the provision of in-depth assessments and coordination of onsite/offsite services. In 2018, they served 209 clients, and provided 60,790 nights of housing and 41,961 meals. Funds are requested for meals, vocational training and outreach services.
 

In 2013, Questcare Foundation launched the Questcare Clinic in partnership with Watermark. The clinic provides urgent care services and in 2017 had 9,750 patient visits, 86% of which were for patients with no insurance. Conservatively, the citizens of Dallas who would have nowhere else to turn but the city's ERs saved $10.2 million because of the clinic's service. Funds are requested to help launch a second clinic serving the residents of Collin County in partnership with Watermark Plano.

REACT aims to inspire and self-empower all people living with neurological disabilities through intense exercise and advocacy. Programs include: 1) Neuro-Restorative, adaptive strength and neurological recovery program; 2) theLegacy Project, 12-week adaptive group fitness program that challenges people to see themselves in a new light while improving cardiovascular health; and 3) Project Ares for veterans with blast-induced brain injuries or concussions. REACT clients experience an improved quality of life, increased independence, less re-hospitalization and find a sense of purpose again. Funds are requested to support those who cannot afford to cash-pay for services. Donations may be categorized by program: civilian, veteran, group-based.

Recovery Resource Council's Mission is to promote wellness and recovery from alcohol, substance use disorders, and trauma. Core programs include Prevention Education (K - 12th); Clinical/Behavioral Health services for youth and adults struggling with trauma, addiction, and mental health disorders; Enduring Families, a comprehensive mental health program for Veterans and family members; and Housing for Special Populations. In 2018, they completed merger with Greater Dallas Council which expanded services and improved access to services for individuals living in 19 North Texas Counties. Funds are requested to support expansion of services for veterans and their family members and eliminate wait lists for school-based Prevention Programs.

Resource Center empowers LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV/AIDS via improving health, strengthening communities, and providing advocacy. Youth First serves school-aged LGBTQ youth and equips them with the skills they need to lead an authentic life. THRIVE engages LGBTQ seniors, age 50+ via increasing social interaction. HIV Client Services at Resource Center serve low-income people living with HIV. In 2019: 1) Resource Center's programs served over 61,000 people; 2) the Center's Youth program grew by 48%; and 3) the Center opened a primary care clinic. Fund is requested to support services for low-income people living with HIV, LGBTQ community programs, and provide transformative education and advocacy.

Rosa Es Rojo makes wellness and cancer prevention accessible to the Hispanic women in America, using Spanish and culturally relevant content. Their core program is “The Rojo Way”, a 6-month wellness and cancer prevention program focused on nutrition, physical activity, emotional health, positive thinking and goal setting, by in-person group training, 1-1 mentorship and virtual resources such as a podcast, YouTube channel and digital blog. In 2018, they served 700+ women directly, equivalent to over 6,300 wellness education hours. In addition, 86% of participants improved their food choices and healthy habits. Funds are reqused to support operating costs, and for hiring four full time staff members. Their 2020 goal is to serve 300 new Hispanic women in NTX.

Scottish Rite Hospital's mission is to improve the lives of children by providing exceptional medical care and advancing the field through research and education. In addition to conducting leading-edge research and facilitating innovative professional education programs, SRH provides exceptional medical care to children challenged with orthopedic conditions and related neurological disorders. Treatment is provided regardless of ability to pay. Since their opening in 1921, SRH has provided life-changing treatment and therapies to more than 300,000 children. Funds are requested to support patient care programs, as well as upcoming construction projects and equipment needs.

SMU - Albert Schweitzer Fellows’ mission is preparing the next generation to serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. Core programs include the Fellows’ 200-hour projects, which create new community services housed in nonprofit partners; monthly training to improve skills in program management and understanding of DFW’s health and human services system; and extensive mentoring to ensure successful partnerships. The 2018-19 Fellows served 1,567 individuals through 12 projects, and all have sustainability plans, including grant support for one project. Funding will support general operating costs for the Schweitzer Fellowship, including Fellows’ training and additional student project support.

Susan G. Komen's mission is to meet the most critical needs in our communities and invest in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Programs include: 1) research focused on finding the cure for the most aggressive and deadly forms of breast cancer; 2) increasing access to care; and 3) advocacy work to ensure the needs of patients are heard by policymakers. In 2018, Susan G. Komen served millions in over 60 countries worldwide through research, education, screening, and treatment. Funding is requested to support the operating cost of their research, community, and advocacy programs.

Susan G. Komen North & West Texas seeks to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Up to 75 percent of the net funds raised by Komen stays in the 91-county service area to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment projects. The remaining 25 percent of net funds supports the national Susan G. Komen Research Grants Program. Funding will support their mission programs including local breast health resources for under and uninsured individuals and national research.

Texas Health is a faith-based nonprofit health system with a mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. Texas Health Wellness for Life Mobile Health (WFL) provides lifesaving prevention and early intervention screenings to the uninsured across North Texas; and their Nursing Excellence Fund (NEF) prioritizes education to help nurses increase their knowledge and refine their skills in patient care. In 2018, Texas Health's WFL provided 2,300 free mammograms, and 1,000 nurses participated in the Nursing Career Advancement Program. Funds are requested to support screening services for low-income women served by the WFL mobile program, and to support nursing education through NEF.

Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation (TNF) meets the needs of people impacted by neurofibromatosis (NF) by providing comfort, support, education, advocacy, and funding of research for a treatment/prevention/cure. Annual events & fundraisers include Dining Out in Dallas & Cookies with Santa. Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation organizes patient support gatherings such as the NF Symposium and NF Family Camp. TNF administers financial assistance funds for NF patients, such as a college scholarship fund and a travel assistance fund for medical visits. This year they were able to grant $100,000 towards research studies. Additionally, TNF hired a Patient Outreach Coordinator to serve their San Antonio population. Funding will support the expansion of staff, and thus their reach across the state of Texas. Funding will also support research grants and patient programs.

The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology's vision is that people across communities can be self-aware, mindful and resilient to reach the potential they were created to be. The Center provides accessible, high-quality counseling, training, psychological evaluations, and educational testing for individuals, children, teens, couples, and seniors to equip them to grow through life's changes and challenges. They provide counseling where people live, work, play, and pray. The Center collaborates with nonprofits, faith groups and schools providing over 24,000 client visits in 30+ locations in North and Central Texas annually. Funds are requested to support their innovative PACT (Partnerships for Accessible Counseling & Training) program providing counseling and therapy in West and South Dallas.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma & to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Core programs for LLS consist of funding groundbreaking research to find better treatments and cures, providing financial education and emotional support services for patients, and advocating for policy changes at the state and federal lebel to ensure access to quality, affordable care. In the past year, LLS funded $188M in research, advanced 45 of the 51 blood cancer treatments approved by the FDA, and provided $80M in financial assistance. Funding will support continued groundbreaking research advances, patient co-pay, urgent need, and travel assistance.

Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation (TOKC) improves the lives of children with cancer by raising their spirits, raising awareness, and funding research to improve treatment and survivability. Core programs include the phase II trial at MD Anderson; Immunotherapy at Texas Children’s; and Community programs to bring hope and joy to kids with cancer, through fundraising for research and visiting hospitals and bedsides with events and activities designed to provide relief and respite. TOKC is matched dollar for dollar, with $3 million raised and $3 million matched, they completed their Genomic Research and Sequencing Project. Additionally, TOKC raised $400k for current research and $60k for pediatric renovation. Funding will support the DoThatOneThing! Program, which is expensive to run, but provides vital services to South Texas youth and kids with cancer.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center's mission is to create solutions for a healthier community. Core programs include Mobile Vision Screening (MVS), screening preschoolers for vision issues that affect learning; Pediatric Mobile Clinic (PMC), providing accessible, high-quality healthcare to underserved children at no cost; and Asthma 411, reducing the impact of asthma in the classroom. The PMC and MVS collectively served over 5,500 individuals in 2019. Asthma 411 partners with over 30 school districts. Funding will support MVS, PMC, and Asthma 411 in breaking barriers to healthcare and transforming lives of underserved children across North Texas.

Wings of Hope seeks to provide equine-assisted activities to children and adults with unique physical, mental and emotional challenges. Core programs include Equine Assisted therapeutic horseback riding for individuals seeking physical benefits and Equine Assisted Learning for individuals seeking tools to manage life transitions such as trauma and recovery. Wings of Hope impacted over 300 individuals in 2018-19. Funds raised will support general operating to maintain a Financial Aid program so no individual is ever turned away.

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