Social Services

In Fall 2017, the Communities Foundation of Texas expert philanthropy team reviewed the following nonprofit agencies and offers them for your funding consideration:

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2ndSaturday CDC
2nd Saturday began work in 2009 as a volunteer effort to make home repairs to the homes of older adults in South Dallas. Today, they continue their mission of serving our "forgotten neighbors" in South Dallas through two main programs. The 2nd Saturday home rehabilitation program now serves 60 older adults each year by making home repairs to 30 homes on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Additionally, the agency has developed a lawn mowing business to provide employment opportunities to previously incarcerated men. The business has grown significantly, with revenues of $800,000 last year. The organization seeks funding for these two core programs as well as for capital costs associated with acquiring and renovating a headquarters space in South Dallas.
www.2ndsaturday.org
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3e McKinney
3e McKinney focuses on improving the community through the clothe a child program. The clothe a child program provides new clothes per child which on average is between 600-700 children out of the 1200-1500 applications they receive, also along with receiving clothes the partners are given a workshop to help them be more engaged in there children’s success. 3e McKinney clothe a child program is seeking to engage community neighbors in long-term relationships, equip our community to live together in love, grace and compassion, and empower the materially under resourced to long term self-sufficiency.
www.3emckinney.com
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6 Stones
6 Stones was founded in 2008 by First Baptist Church of Euless, to bring together local churches and social organizations to solve community issues. Serving primarily Tarrant County and the Hurst Euless Bedford area, 6 Stones is a volunteer-driven effort, engaging 5,517 volunteers last year alone to serve over 21,000 individuals. The organization requests funds for three programs. First, Operation: Back to School needs funding to provide school supplies to low-income children. 6,000 children and families are served through this program each year. Second, funding is needed for Community Powered Revitalization, which utilizes volunteers to assist with home repairs. Last year, 3,000 volunteers revitalized 125 homes. Finally, 6 Stones requests funds for the New Hope Center, which provides food, clothing and counseling to over 15,000 people each year.
www.6stones.org
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Ability Connection
Ability Connection provides comprehensive, life-changing care, training, and support services to children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Funding is requested to invest in equitable health outcomes for children with disabilities. Funding is also requested for creating vocational opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities. Finally funding is requested for home-based nursing care for adults with severe disabilities, empowering independent living.
www.abilityconnection.org
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ACH Child and Family Services
ACH Child and Family Services brings resources and skills to children and families struggling with life's challenges. Funding is requested for the ACH Wellness Program that provides informational sessions and activities focusing on nutrition, exercise, job-skills and other skills, all designed to help youth in the shelter develop a relationship with trusted adults.
www.achservices.org
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Achieve
Achieve (formerly known as Citizens Development Center) is empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence and employment. Funding is requested for Veterans Employment Program which assists veterans with readiness skills like job training, resume creation and achieving employment. Funding is also requested for Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT) a curriculum-based program that targets self-awareness, soft-skills and job preparation to assist students develop skills and competencies to succeed on the job and in the community. Finally funds are requested to support and provide art and cultural enrichment activities such as dance, music, art and photography.
www.citizensdevelopmentcenter.org
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Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT)
Founded in 2009 Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT) is inspired to fight for neighborhoods, where crime is no longer tolerated and dignity and hope are restored. Funds are requested to support the Legal Advocacy Program that aims to reduce crime by 50% through resolving 75% of identified crime in the Cross Hampton area of West Dallas. Act works on the grass roots level to organize local residents and educate and counsel them about their legal rights.
www.actforjustice.org
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Advocates for Special People
Advocates for Special People (ASP) provides intellectually disabled adults with programs for socialization, recreation, and life skills development. Funding is requested for Special Connexion, a program that provides recreation, socialization and habilitation unlike any other program in Tarrant County. Also the program offers field trips, exercise programs, peer to peer experiences and varied activities.
www.advocatesforspecialpeople.org
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Agape Resource & Assistance Center
Agape provides housing and transformational services to homeless women, moms and their children through a community continuum of care, like-minded social agencies, property owners, municipalities and faith groups to end the disproportionate impact of homelessness and poverty on women and children. Agape provides life changing solutions to the growing problems of homelessness and poverty that debilitate thousands of single women, moms and children in crisis and poverty in Collin county and zip codes within 5 miles of Agape's office in East Plano. Funds are requested to expand funding for bridge housing assistance that enables women to transition to living independently.
www.hope4agape.com
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Aid for Educators
Aid for Educators directly helps teachers lessen the burden of spending their own money for supplies, projects and technology. Funding is requested for the reserve fund for teachers needing supplies and decorations for their classroom. Funding is also requested for scholarship money for low socioeconomic status students needing assistance planning to attend college. Finally funding is requested for Honor 21, a program that funds teacher’s projects and supplies teachers with technology, and supplies.
www.aid4edu.org
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Akola Project
Akola Project is a jewelry business that provides pathways to financial stability for families and communities in poverty by empowering women with income-earning opportunities and holistic skills. Akola's fusion model utilizes social business revenue and donation-funded programs to sustainably employ hundreds of women throughout Uganda and Dallas, impacting thousands of children to create a next generation ripple effect. Funding is requested for the Akola Dallas Empowerment Team which provides women with little or no work history, pay a living wage of $15/hour. Funding is also requested for Program-Related Investments (PRI) which donates seed capital and program related investments to lay the groundwork for impact initiatives.
www.akolaproject.org
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All Star Equestrian Foundation, Inc.
All Star Equestrian Foundation improves physical, cognitive, and emotional fitness through therapeutic horseback riding, equine assisted, and therapies. Funding is requested for the Veterans Program that is a 10-week program that improves physical, cognitive, and emotional fitness through therapeutic horseback riding, equine assisted, and therapies. Funding is also requested for 6 desktop computers and a potable building.
www.allstarfoundation.org
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All Things Made New
All Things Made New is a mentoring program that mentors youth and their families who seek direction, encouragement, community and support in their life to press toward their dreams by offering hope and counsel in finding and using their personal qualities to accomplish their purpose in life. Funding is requested for enhancing the current program by hiring staff to facilitate programs and providing resources for guest speakers, field trips, and developing curriculum. Funding is also requested to purchase a 16- passenger van to provide transportation to programs and youth events, Finally funding is requested to secure a larger facility to meet the needs of more youth and their families.
www.allthingsmadenew.net
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Alley's House
Alley's House works to help teen mothers by providing counseling, life skills training, and workforce development. The organization is seeking funding to expand its Pathways to Independence program that provides teen moms comprehensive support consisting of GED tutoring, professional development, financial literacy and parent training. Alley's House has been afforded a larger facility for its Pathways program, allowing them to expand from serving 80 moms to 150 or more annually. Funds are also requested for the Healthy Moms, Healthy Kids program that provides fitness workshops and access to health care, and funds are also needed to continue the organization's community outreach curriculum for pregnant teen moms in area school districts.
www.alleyshouse.org
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Arlington Charities
Arlington charities is committed to fighting hunger poverty in North Texas areas by providing food, shelter, educational programs and assistance in securing and maintaining employment. Funds are requested for computer technology, merchandising coolers, and case management.
www.arlingtoncharities.org
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Arlington Symphony Orchestra Inc.
Arlington Symphony Orchestra is an outreach program that helps to inspire, entertain, and teach youth in Arlington ISD. This organization wants to improve the learning for students in band and fine art classes throughout Arlington ISD by providing a TEKS curriculum and service training for teachers so that it can decrease the cost of auxiliary music education and increase the students exposure to classical music. Funds are requested for the Conversations with Music program.
www.symphonyarlington.org
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Association for Independent Living
AFIL initiative is to help youth become proficient in cooking skills, kitchen maintenance, household maintenance, and cleaning. AFIL strengthens the independence of young adults with intellectual and developmental through life skills, education, vocational guidance, community integration and spiritual growth. AFIL hope's that with this training the youth will be provided the experience of residential living. Funds are requested for the AFIL Way Program, Capital Improvements for Residential Training, and General Operating Support.
www.afildfw.org
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Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA)
APAA's mission is to educate all segments of the community about the nature of addiction and mental health recovery, and provide recovery support services to individuals, families, and the recovering community. APAA is peer driven and peer led meaning that all coaches who work with clients seeking recovery are themselves persons in long term recovery. APAA goals are focused on permanently changing the lives of people seeking recovery, thus eliminating the "revolving door" of addiction. APPA is committed to educate and provide outreach to the lager community about addiction, recovery, and sustaining long term recovery and wellness, with particular emphasis on shedding light on the nuances of addiction and recovery outlook for racial and ethnic minorities. Funds are requested for Recovery Support Services, and Racial Ethnic Equity.
www.apaarecovery.org
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Austin Street Center
Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless. Austin Street Centers goal is that every homeless person who comes to Austin Street Center also finds hope support, and the resources they need to transition out of homelessness. Funds are requested for the following. Austin Street Center's E2 Program helps clients move toward employment and self-sufficiency, thus increasing their chances to not only transition out of homelessness, but to do so with resources for long-term independence. Austin Street Center also holds a Women's Day Resource Program which is designed to address the unique issues and risks that females face when homeless, the program provides support and tools that assist women through their homelessness and in future situations and relationships. Housing-focused case management another highlight of Austin Street Center provides strengths based case management in service coordination services to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining housing and building relationships with area agencies to find permanent housing options. Austin Street Center provides a safe place to sleep, food, clothing, and hope for the homeless. Funding is requested for the E2 program, women's day, and the housing case management.
www.austinstreet.org
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Back on My Feet - Dallas
Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Back on My Feet severs a diverse range of induvial experiencing homelessness such as veterans, individuals with a history of mental health, women, and individuals with criminal history. Back on My Feet has three key focus areas in common: Education, Health, and Social services. Because of Back on My Feet many of it's members are engaged in physical activity which helps lower negative health, also individuals chances of finding employment and independent housing. At both the individual and community levels, the impact of Back on My Feet program includes significant improvements in health and economic stability. Funds are requested for program support, specifically with job readiness training.
www.dallas.backonmyfeet.org
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Battered Women's Foundation
Battered Women's Foundation's mission is to help battered woman and their children become self-sufficient by providing physical, mental, spiritual, and educational support. The Battered Women's Foundation was founded in 1995 by Brenda Jackson to address the ever-growing problem of domestic violence. Once a battered woman herself, Brenda Jackson recognized that it takes more than temporary shelter to begin a new life of independence and self-sufficiency. Battered Women's Foundation's work is designed to complement the work of other organizations by providing long term assistance to women attempting to break the cycle of abuse and hopelessness. Because of Battered Women’s Foundation's clients are able to become self-sufficient and effectively break the cycle of abuse for themselves, their children, and future generation of their family. Funding is requested for the organization's Emergency Care Program that is a two-year program designed to heal all areas of a client's life. The program's services include counseling, emergency food and clothing, temporary shelter, as well as assistance finding permanent housing, education, and child care.
www.bwf1.com
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Better Block Foundation
Better Block Foundation works to educate, equip and empower communities to improve their own environment. This is accomplished through community members developing common spaces for community activity such as markets, parks and bike lanes. Funds are requested to support programing at headquarters by funding honorariums and travel expenses for speakers; development of educational curriculum; and identifying a section of Dallas to serve as the next site of a Better Block.
www.betterblock.org
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Betty Ford Five Star Kids
The Betty Ford Five Star Kids Program works to help children and families in North Texas deal with the challenges of addiction. The program teaches children about the disease of addiction and helps them understand addiction is not their fault, they cannot control it and that they are not alone. Funding is requested to help fund scholarships so that no child is turned away. Additionally, the Program is in need of new kid-friendly furniture to update the space so that it continues to provide a welcoming environment. In 2016, the Program directly served 216 children in school programs and 123 children in community programs. Additionally, it served 102 parents in the family programs.
www.hazeldenbettyford.org
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Bonton Farms
Bonton Farms uses agriculture to restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope for the most marginalized and vulnerable people. Bonton Farms requests financial assistance in 3 areas: Bonton Farm Extension-building of infrastructure at an additional 40 acre site; The Market at Bonton Farms set up-furniture, fixtures and equipment for a new marketplace in the a food desert; and The Market at Bonton Farms operations. Ninety youth participate regularly in the farm work at Bonton Farms. Additionally, twelve individuals to date have gone through the job-preparedness program.
www.bontonfarms.org
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Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center strives to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and to encourage them in becoming all they were born to be through horseback riding and equine activities. Funding is needed to provide rider scholarships to make the cost of the therapeutic services available to all those who need them. Born 2 Be is also seeking funds to add an additional horse to its herd in order to serve more individuals. Born 2 Be currently serves 45 riders each week, 30% of whom are children.
www.born2betec.org
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Brain Injury Network of Dallas
Brain Injury Network of Dallas (BIND) fills a gap in services for adults with acquired brain injury. They provide tools and support to survivors of adult brain injury so they can reconnect into life, the community, and the workplace. Support is needed to fund three staff positions: Program Director, Volunteer Manager and Development/Communications Director. BIND currently serves 21 members 3 days a week and seeks to expand its offerings. 76% of those served reported stable or improved quality of life and within 18 months, 16% of BIND members transition from the program to full or part-time employment.
www.thebind.org
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Buckner Children and Family Services
Buckner Children and Family Services provides a home, a family, post adoption and counseling services for children, ages 0 to 18, who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. Buckner is seeking funding for foster care summer camp scholarships that provide foster children fellowship, therapy and outdoor fun. Funds are also needed to cover the cost for foster children to participate in activities such as sports, dance, field trips and other extracurricular activities. Finally, funding is needed to provide counseling services for children to help them cope with the traumas they have experienced. In 2016, Buckner served 254 foster care children in North Texas and completed 20 adoptions.
www.buckner.org
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buildingcommunityWORKSHOP
The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP (bc) is a community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design. Funding is requested for the following. Neighborhood Stories documents neighborhood narratives and provides a platform to share those stories. So far, this program has recorded 512 interviews with Dallas residents. The Tenth Street Neighborhood Resource Center is a historic home on 10th Street from and through which bc provides workshops on maintaining historic homes, property tax and title clearance and other legal knowledge to help residents remain in their homes or allow them to sell their homes to create capital. The Public Design Impact pairs local design professionals with area nonprofits and community groups to address design challenges to filling community needs.
www.bcworkshop.org
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Camp Summit
Camp Summit provides outdoor experiences for children and adults with disabilities. Traditional camp activities such as swimming, horseback riding, sports and nature programs are adapted to make them accessible to all campers. Trained counselors and medical staff allow for campers to experience these activities in a safe environment. Camp Summit is seeking support for its financial assistance project as 90% of its campers receive assistance. Camp Summit is raising capital funds to purchase and renovate a site for a permanent location. Finally, Camp Summit needs funds to pay for student nurse job training positions. Not only would student nurses ensure campers are cared for during their stay. These nurses will be equipped with the knowledge of how to care for those with disabilities throughout their careers. In 2016, Camp Summit served 2,420 campers. Significant increases in self-determination skills were realized by 66% of campers and independent living skills were realized by 69% of campers.
www.campsummittx.org
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Cancer Care Services
Cancer Care Services' mission is to provide help and hope to cancer patients, survivors, their families, and their caregivers by providing direct financial, emotional, spiritual, and social programs. Ninety percent of their clients reside in Tarrant county with the remaining coming from Hood and Parker counties. They seek funding for their Crisis Help Program that uses a case management approach to provide financial assistance, nutrition support, transportation support. Cancer Care Services uses the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General evaluation tool to measure their outcomes of service. In 2016, 49% of client reported an increase in overall quality of life.
www.cancercareservices.org
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Canine Companions for Independence
The mission of Canine Companions for Independence is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing them highly trained assistance dogs free of charge and offering ongoing support. Funding is needed for three areas. Team Training Support provides classroom and field trip experiences to help the assistance dog and their companion learn to work together. Dog Training Supplies and Veterinary Care are needed as the assistance dogs are trained to assist their companions in real world situations. Finally, Canine Companions for Independence covers the cost of spay/neutering their assistance dogs. Canine Companions for Independence has served 157 unduplicated individuals residing in the Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall and Tarrant county areas.
www.cci.org/southcentral
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CareCenter Ministries
CareCenter Ministries provides support and assistance to homeless, battered and addicted women. It seeks donations to support its new Tree of Life Women's Refuge Expansion project which provides one-year residential recovery services. The Tree of Life program served 47 residents in 2016. CareCenter Ministries also needs donations to help build a playground for the children in its community including those in after-school and summer camp programs. In 2016, the after-school, summer and league programs had 326 enrollments.
www.carecenterministries.org
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CASA of Tarrant County
CASA of Tarrant County and its court-appointed volunteers advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. Annually, they provide services to over 900 abused and neglected children with close to 400 volunteer advocates. CASA of Tarrant County seeks donations to support its direct advocacy services which matches volunteers with children going through the family court system. CASA also seeks donations for its volunteer training that helps prepare volunteers to serve in this advocacy role. The training includes the Collaborative Family Engagement model and the Trust-Based Relational Intervention model. Finally, CASA of Tarrant County would like funds to support re-opening the cases of children in permanent managing conservationship. These children are permanently assigned to the foster care system, but are in need of ongoing advocation to ensure they are safe and to help them prepare for life after foster care when they age out.
www.speakupforachild.org
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Cathedral of Hope
Cathedral of Hope is a United Church of Christ community that emphasizes the inclusion of all and serves a voice for civil rights and social justice issues. Cathedral of Hope is seeking funding for their Breakfast at Cathedral of Hope program which provides Saturday morning breakfast to 200-400 individuals each week and also offers health checks, haircuts and an AA program during that time. Another program, iCare, offers homeless clients free groceries, clothing, health screenings, AIDS testing and a hot lunch. The iCare program served over 16,000 individuals last year.
www.cathedralofhope.com
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Catholic Charities of Dallas
Catholic Charities of Dallas, motivated by the teachings of Jesus Christ, assists those in low-income families to lift themselves out of poverty. Through its Financial Stability & Career Services program, it provides financial education, job coaching, vocational training and other educational opportunities. As part of the working families success model, Catholic Charities of Dallas has taken an integrated approach to its services resulting in 200 clients gaining employment or improving their work status in 2016. In 2016, it helped over 700 people earn nearly $1 million in tax refunds through the VITA program.
www.ccdallas.org
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Catholic Charities of Fort Worth
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth provides services to those in need, and advocates compassion and justice. Funds are requested for the following. The Working Families Services provides bundled services including financial counseling, employment training and vocational training to move families out of poverty. The Hope Center provides an atmosphere of hospitality as Catholic Charities of Fort Worth provides for emergency needs such as food and other basic resources. In 2016, the Hope Center served 11,000 individuals. Catholic Charities of Fort Worth also provides transportation so that those in need can attend interviews for employment, health appointments and other important events. In 2016, 4,000 individuals received 88,000 rides.
www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org
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Cedar Hill Shares
Cedar Hill Shares is a community wide effort to provide food and other assistance to the neighbors in Cedar Hill. It served 1,688 individuals in 2016. Cedar Hill Shares is raising funds to build a new facility that will expand its service space as well as provide space for the thrift store. It is also in need of operating funds that will be used for food purchases, utilities, insurance and other operating costs.
www.cedarhillshares.org
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Center for Employment Opportunities
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions. The highly structured programs include life skills education, paid transitional work, job placement services and 12 months of follow up. CEO is seeking funding to establish a Dallas office through support for a director salary, space and training. The CEO program has rolled out in 14 areas including New York, Ohio and California. Through an independent evaluation, CEO was shown to reduce recidivism up to 30%. CEO plans to serve 150-225 participants in its first year in Dallas.
www.ceoworks.org
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Center for Survivors of Torture
Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) provides specialized services to address psychological, medical, social and legal needs for survivors of torture. Individuals served are typically people tortured in foreign countries and presented to the US, and include refugees, asylees and immigrants. In 2016, CST served 750 clients from 62 different countries. Using a team of physicians, medical specialists, psychiatrists and community clinics to help the survivor. It is seeking funding for the program in order to provide services to more individuals.
www.cstnet.org
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Center for Transforming Lives
Center for Transforming Lives was founded in 1907, the anti-poverty agency helps women, children, and families transform their lives from poverty to independence through safe housing, early childhood education programs, and financial empowerment services. Including one-on-one financial coaching, matched savings, and job training and placement. Last year Transforming Lives served 3,718 unduplicated individuals from 1,235 households. The Center for Transforming Lives provides safe housing for women and families who otherwise would be forced to choose between abuse at home and homelessness. Funds are requested for the following, 10 laptops to be used in its Job Readiness and Skill Development training, to replace old furniture, equipment, rugs and educational toys in 10 of 19 early childhood classrooms, and to help match a $70,000 federal grant for Individual Development Accounts, which are matched savings accounts to help 35 more women and families move closer to independence.
www.transforminglives.org
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Champions of Hope Mentorship Program
Champions of Hope is a mentorship program that pairs a committed adult mentors with an at-risk children in the South Dallas community. Champions of Hope seeks the transformation of individuals and the community through the gospel of Jesus Christ by gospel-driven relationships. Funds are requested for the mentorship program which provides mentors for 4th grade students from three elementary school in South Dallas.
www.championsofhope.org
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Chase's Place
Chase's place, founded in 2003, is a private day school serving students and adult’s with developmental disabilities. Chase's Place supports its clients in discovering these abilities. Funds are requested for tuition assistance, as well as funds for the occupational, physical, recreational, speech and music therapy provided by the school.
www.chasesplace.org
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Children at Risk
Children At Risk serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy. Through its many partnerships and outreach activities, Children At Risk works to improve outcomes for North Texas children through four priority issue areas: human trafficking, child health, public education, and family well-being. Funds are requested to support the publication of the Texas School Guide, which provides information and rankings of individual public and charter schools across the state.
www.childrenatrisk.org
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Children First
Children First provides for the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and adults through counseling and education with emphasis on the prevention of recovery from abuse, neglect, and victimization. Funding is requested to add counselors so to reduce or eliminate the wait list and continue its outreach efforts to offer hope and healing.
www.childrenfirstinc.org
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Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County
Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County(CACDC) provides justice and healing for abused and neglected children in Denton County. CACDC empowers child abuse victims, their families and communities through education, healing, and justice. CACDC brings together law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, nurses, counselors, forensic interviews, and volunteers to help children and families who have endured the trauma of severe child abuse, most of which is sexual abuse. CACDC provides justice for the abused and neglected through there four core values Commitment, Collaboration, Integrity, and Wellness. Funds are requested to support the campaign for a new building that will allow the agency to increase its capacity from serving 1,800 to 2,300 children annually. Funds are also requested to support the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program, as well as counseling for child victims of trauma.
www.cacdc.org
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Christian Community Action
Christian Community Action provides comprehensive social services that range from a food pantry to financial assistance, as well as adult clinical care, educational programs and housing to bring hope and positive change to the lives it touches. Last year 9,842 individuals were positively impacted through CCA's services and program. The organization is seeking funding for financial assistance to be put toward housing costs for clients at risk of homelessness.
www.ccahelps.org
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CitySquare
City Square fights the causes of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. City Square is centered on feeding the hungry, healing the sick, housing the homeless, and renewing hope in the heart of the city. Bringing together resources from the public, business, religious, and philanthropic sectors City Square can continue to integrate a range of financial, educational, employment, housing, and income support services to fight poverty. Funds are requested for the Work Paths program, Transition Resource Action, and City Square General Operations.
www.citysquare.org
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Comfort and Joy
Comfort and Joy is an organization that began as an Eagle Scout project to purchase new coats for the homeless distribute through Collin County homeless service providers. Comfort and Joy requests funds to purchase new coats and expand the program to include interview suits and text book scholarships for homeless students. Current agency partners include Allen Community Outreach, Samaritan Inn in McKinney and CITY House in Plano.
www.comfortandjoyusa.org
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Community Clothes Closet
Community Clothes Closet provides assistance to Denton who are families in need of clothing. Community Clothes Closet's goal is to provide clothing for everyday life, to wear to school and even a job interview all at no cost. Funds are requested to support general programming with their clothing needs. Funds are also requested to support the capital campaign to move the organization from an undersized metal warehouse without a/c, water or bathroom facilities to a spacious fully-equipped building.
www.communityclothescloset.net
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Community Council of Greater Dallas
The Community Council is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in North Texas, enabling each individual to achieve his or her full potential. The community Council provides leadership in determining solutions for priority issues in the human services arena, convenes partners to significantly impact service delivery, and increases awareness of and access to services. Funding is requested for the Minor Home Repair program that provides low-income seniors with home repairs and accessibility improvements. Funding is also requested for the Community Youth Development program, which works to prevent juvenile delinquency in the 75216 and 75217 zip codes through an emphasis on college and career readiness.
www.ccadvance.org
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Community Food Bank
The Community Food Bank fights hunger by efficiently collecting and distributing free food to families directly as a food pantry, and our surplus to other non-profit food pantries. Community Food Bank also supports individuals in need of job training and work experiences through its partnerships with Tarrant County, Workforce Commission, SER, and the Forth Worth ISD. Funds are requested for equipment--from hand tools to forklifts--required to run the food pantry, which currently serves 78,000 unique individuals annually. Funds are also requested for holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, which add additional demands for special items such as turkeys, hams, and trimmings.
www.food-bank.org
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Community for Permanent Supported Housing
Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH) promotes collaboration among businesses, social organization and all levels of government to establish safe, affordable, service-enriched, housing options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities or social challenges in North Texas. CPSH requests funding for home safety training for persons with developmental disabilities and their families, developing community safety training for persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Finally, funding is requested for operational needs.
www.txcpsh.org
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Community Partners of Dallas
Community Partners of Dallas ensures the safety and restores dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services. Funding is requested for the agency's new facility designed to expand current program capacity and bring together nonprofits to more efficiently serve the children of Dallas County. Funding is also requested for the Kids in Crisis program, which provides clothing, transportation, enrichment activities, housing, medical expenses, and therapy for children in need. Kids in Crisis served 5,978 children last year. Finally, funding is requested for the Rainbow Room, an emergency resources center providing clothing, shoes, hygiene products, diapers, formula, and other essential items for children who have recently been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect.
www.communitypartnersdallas.org
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Community Partners of Tarrant County - S.A.V.E. Program
S.A.V.E. works to preserve the family unit by prompting the health and well-being of children through the use of students and volunteers connecting families with needed resources. Funds are requested to support basic needs services, as well as new computers and Wi-Fi needed by student volunteers to provide accurate assistance and referrals services.
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Connecting Point of Park Cities
Connecting Point of Park Cities provides a day program for adults with disabilities, connecting them to opportunities by serving as volunteers and fostering independence through vocational, educational, social and recreational activities. Fund are requested to: expand the program from 26 clients to 60 clients; provide professional development to staff on behavioral support to better cater to those with autism; and the addition of weekly visits by a sports therapist to improve mobility in clients.
www.mycppc.org
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Cornerstone Assistance Network
Cornerstone Assistance Network unites with others in Christian love to meets the needs of people in the community. CAN is transforming the future of Tarrant County by strengthening the most basic building block of the community: the stability and prosperity of local families. CAN is requesting funding to replace and upgrade outdated computers and reporting systems.
www.canetwork.org
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Council on American-Islamic Relations-Texas, DFW Chapter
CAIR- Texas, Dallas Forth Worth chapter was formed in 1998 as a grassroots advocacy and civil rights organization. CAIR enhances understanding of Islam, encourages dialogue, protects civil liberties, empowers American Muslim, and builds coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR requests funding for community safety training, interfaith community conversations, and the report hate hotline.
www.cairdfw.org
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Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County
CASA of Collin County promotes and protects the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected by training volunteer advocates to improve the child's quality of life and serves as their voice within the court system to ensure they are placed in a safe, permanent and loving home. CASA requests funding for training supervising volunteer advocates and staff.
www.casaofcollincounty.org
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Crossroads Community Services
Crossroads Community Services, provides access to food and provides nutrition and life skills education in an effort to improve health in impoverished areas. The organization is seeking funding for its in-house food pantry. Additional funding is requested to support a one-year pilot to test the effectiveness of social-emotional and goal-setting programming for low-income youth.
www.ccsdallas.org
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Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home
Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home serves children and families by providing healing and hope. CPCH has four interrelated programs children’s residential, Cumberland emergency shelter for children, single parent family, and Cumberland family services all which help children and families find healing and hope through identifying their strengths and finding solutions to the challenges in their lives. Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home requests funding for operational support, and life skills education supplies.
www.cpch.org
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Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity addresses the lack of affordable housing in Dallas by building homes and communities. Funding is requested to support the expansion of A Brush with Kindness, the organization's critical home repair program for low-income individuals that provides painting, roofing, siding replacement, porch/stair repairs and access ramp constructions. It expects to expand from 50 to 150 projects by 2020. Funds are also requested to expand repairs to include foundation repair, lead paint remediation and complete roof replacements.
www.dallasareahabitat.org
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Dallas Bethlehem Center
Dallas Bethlehem Center provides child and family mentoring, and other support services such as food distribution and workforce development, empowerment, and education to people in South Dallas. The organization is seeking funding for: summer camp; the addition of a development director; and capital funding to expand into the contiguous property next door.
www.dallasbethlehemcenter.org
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Dallas CASA
Dallas CASA trains volunteer court-appointed advocates who recommend to the courts the best permanent placement for each foster child so they can grow up in a safe, permanent homes where they can thrive. Last year, the organization served 2,768 children. Funds are requested for ongoing operating costs, as well as the addition of volunteer supervisors to serve children in 2017.
www.dallascasa.org
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Dallas Christian Women's Job Corp
Dallas Christian Women's Job Corps offers support to women in need who are just out of a crisis, such as prison, drug addiction or being recently widowed, and in need of skills to re-enter the job market. The support is offered in three parts: Bible study, job skills training and life skills training. Funding is requested for job skills and life skills training.
dallascwjc.org
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Dallas Junior Forum
Dallas Junior Forum is creating a greater interest among women in civic, educational, and philanthropic endeavors by serving the community through volunteer work focused on children, families and the elderly. Funds are requested for the following, Nourish to Flourish - distributing food to the families of hospitalized children, Golden Friendships - providing seniors with companionship, holiday gifts and interactive games, and Under Our Wings - mentoring adults on career planning, life skills and managing finances.
www.dallasjuniorforum.org
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Dallas Leadership Foundation
Dallas Leadership Foundation is a faith-based organization that develops local leaders in under-resourced neighborhoods, schools, and prisons so that they can implement relevant strategies to achieve an enduring positive impact. Funds are requested to support services that help prisoners successfully reintegrate into society and avoid reincarceration. Funds are also requested to support mentorship programming for students ages 10-18 at risk of dropping out of school, as well as programming that creates and maintains resident-run neighborhood associations in 11 low-income neighborhoods to implement neighborhood improvement plans.
www.dlftx.org
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Dallas LIFE
Dallas LIFE helps people permanently recover from homelessness by addressing root causes with personalized, Christian outcome-based instruction and guidance. Dallas LIFE is requesting funding for the Homeless No More program for veterans, kids LIFE program support, and the Homeless No More program for seniors and overcomers.
www.dallaslife.org
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DOORS
Doors is a comprehensive statewide re-entry network that collaborates and coordinates with numerous statewide services and resources to assist ex-offenders in preparing for self-sufficiency and a crime-free future. Funding is requested to support the organization's TRACE (Texas Reentry Analytic Client Evaluator) database that allows the agency to track and report criminal justice data and recidivism rates. Funding is also requested to support community collaboration, education and training. Finally, funding is requested to support hiring a contract data analyst to help evaluate program outcomes.
www.unlockingdoors.org
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DRC
DRC, formerly Day Resource Center for the Homeless, provides solutions to help Fort Worth individuals and families emerge from homelessness as productive, healthy people. DRC uses community-based, common-sense solutions to homelessness that puts housing first and sets the stage for housing unmeet need in the community. Funds are requested for housing placement and for processing documents required to secure housing, such as applications for driver licenses and birth certificates.
www.drc-solutions.org
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Dwell with Dignity
Dwell with Dignity helps families escape poverty and homelessness through design, one household at a time. Funding is requested for residential and community installations, which include finding sponsors for an apartment installation, new cribs, mattresses, bedding, high chairs, changing pads for babies, reupholstering, art creation supplies and basic home furnishing repair supplies.
www.dwellwithdignity.org
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Eastside Ministries of Fort Worth
Eastside Ministries is providing hope and compassion to needy persons and families located within East Dallas by providing effective and efficient distribution of food, clothing, and resources when available. Eastside Ministries are requesting funds for formal transportation and extra staffing.
www.eastsideministriestx.org
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Embrace Grace
Embrace Grace inspires and equips single and pregnant young women by providing teaching about parenting, purity, dating, identity, dreams and goals, financial management, and time stewardship. Embrace Grace is requesting funding for their 3rd annual benefit dinner, Love Grows women's luncheon, and Embrace Life dvd curriculum.
www.embracegrace.com
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Embrace Waiting Children
Embrace Waiting Children serve foster, and kinship families and equip churches, and communities to replicate services in their respective areas. Funding is requested to improve placement outcomes and the Family Beacon which is a program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect by serving families at-risk.
www.embracetexas.org
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Evergreen Life Services of Texas
Evergreen Life Services of Texas provides support for individuals with disabilities and offers community services to meet basic needs, teach life skills, and help each individual reach his/her potential. Evergreen Life Services request funds to improve computer and career labs where individuals develop thinking and mouse skills.
www.evergreenls.org
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Exodus Ministries
Exodus Ministries empowers formerly incarcerated mothers and their children to achieve a productive and fulfilling life in Jesus Christ by providing them with transitional housing after incarceration. Funds are requested to support the existing salary of the case manager and the addition of a children's ministry manager. Funds are also requested for repairing a/c units, and support counseling services for each mother and child.
www.exodusministries.org
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Faith & Grief Ministries
Faith & Grief provides ongoing comfort to persons who have expercined the death of a love one. Faith and Grief requests funds for the 2nd annual community Tree of Remebrance, Financial Education for Widows, and Tarrant County Community Educators.
www.faithandgrief.org
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Faith in Texas - PICO
Faith in Texas develops civic leadership in low- and moderate-income faith communities for economic and racial justice. Faith in Texas request funds for their solidarity campaign and general operating.
www.faithintx.org
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Family Compass
Family Compass, formerly known as Child Abuse Prevention Center, provides evidence-based programs and educational programs for families that have an elevated risk of child abuse and reside in the poorest communities in North Texas. Funds are requested for the Home Mentoring Programming, which guides, strengthens and empowers parents to improve their families and create a nurturing home for their children.
www.family-compass.org
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Family Gateway
Family Gateway provides stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness. Funding is requested for case management services, assessment and implementation diversion services, capital purchase for industrial furniture and mattresses.
www.familygateway.org
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Family Promise of Collin County
Family Promise of Collin County serves homeless families with children by providing housing, food and support services. Family Promise of Collin County is able to serve 14 individuals at any one time (4 families) and served 45 individuals in 2016. The agency seeks funding for affordable housing for clients, repairs for clients' vehicles and the Loved-Well Children Enrichment Program. The Loved Well program provides childcare, summer outings and camps as well as therapy to the children at Family Promise of Collin County.
www.familypromiseofcollincounty.org
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Ferguson Road Initiative
Ferguson Road Initiative provides community advocacy, public safety initiatives, crime watch activities and social services for those living in Far East Dallas. It seeks funding to begin a financial literacy counseling center that would pair with their existing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center. Additionally, it is looking for assistance for its advocacy campaign in support of a White Rock Recreation Center.
www.fergusonroad.org
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First3Years
First3Years increases awareness of the critical importance of the first three years of a child's life and provides services to support infants and toddlers. Through Safe Babies-Dallas County, First3Years seeks to work with babies in the foster system to help their parents achieve a successful reuniting. First3Years also seeks funding to perform research in racial disparities in early childhood expulsions so that issues can be identified and addressed. Finally, First3Years seeks operational funding.
http://first3yearstx.org
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Focus on Teens
Focus on Teens (FoT) serves homeless or marginalized teens through a model that focuses on reaching teens in their own environment-at their schools or on the street. The goal is to work with teens to provide support and education before they become homeless adults. FoT is seeking funding to support its drop-in centers which are housed at 13 DISD campuses, 2 FWISD campuses and at The Stewpot. At these drop-in centers, teens can receive food, clothing, hygiene items, school supplies, blankets and case management for medical and psychological needs. FoT is also raising funds to open another drop-in center at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church near Fairpark. Finally, FoT is in need of support for their drug abuse and suicide prevention courses to help these at risk teens. In 2016, FoT served 1,000 clients ages 12-21. Ninety-five percent of homeless teens that frequented FoT drop in centers stayed in school as compared to eighty-one percent of those that did not frequent drop-in centers.
www.focusonteens.org
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Foster Kids Charity Inc.
Foster Kids Charity Inc. works to improve the well-being of children while in foster care. Historically, they have collected and provided food, clothing, shoes, books and other items to kids in foster care. They are seeking funding to start a new camp program for girls in foster care that will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics.
www.fosterkidscharity.org
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Foundation Communities
Foundation Communities helps low and moderate income individuals and families attain financial stability through free tax preparation services and financial literacy programs. It is seeking funding to support its Dallas Community Tax Centers where last year over 10,000 individuals received assistance with their tax returns. Foundation Communities also seeks matching dollars for its Dallas Saves program in which individuals can receive matching dollars based on the amount of their tax refund that they put in savings and keep there for at least 12 months.
www.dallastaxcenters.org
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Frisco Family Services
Frisco Family Services helps members of the community who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs. Due to the growth of Frisco, they are seeking funds for a capital campaign to increase space and services. Frisco Family Services is also raising money to support the food pantry and the emergency financial assistance program. Last year, Frisco Family Services helped 3,700 individuals by distributing 567,000 pounds of food; providing life skills classes to over 500 people; and distributing over 10,000 meals in the Summer Lunch Program.
www.friscofamilyservices.org
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Frisco Student Fastpacs
Frisco Student Fastpacs provides weekly bags of nonperishable food to students so that they are able to eat over the weekend. It is seeking funding for the increased costs of food to serve the Frisco students. Additionally, they are in need of website improvements and a grant writer. Frisco Student Fastpacs currently feeds over 700 students each weekend of the school year.
www.friscofastpacs.org
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Garland Area Habitat for Humanity
Garland Area Habitat for Humanity (GAHFH) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Funding is needed for the Home Repair Program that helps low income residents make needed repairs to their homes so that they can continue to live in them. GAHFH is also starting a program in which high school students will build portions of houses (cabinets, electrical work) in order to help with a home build and to allow the student to learn important skills. Additionally, GAHFH needs funding for land purchases on which to build homes. It completes, on average, 2-3 homes each year and assisted with home repair on another 21, in 2016.
www.garlandhabitat.org
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Gaston Christian Center
Gaston Christian Center provides space to small congregations, several area non-profits and to community members for community events such as book clubs and concerts. It is in need of funding to maintain its building including AC equipment, flooring and a new fire/security panel. Gaston Christian Center welcomes approximately 2,200 individuals each week.
www.gastonchristianctr.org
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Genesis Women's Shelter and Support
Genesis Women's Shelter and Support provides safety, shelter and support for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. It seeks funding for an outreach clinical counseling program so it can serve non-residential clients. Genesis also needs continued funding for the emergency shelter program which serves approximately 350 women and children each year. Finally, donations are requested for the children's program. Genesis served 1,056 women and children through its programs in 2016.
www.genesisshelter.org
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Girls Embracing Mothers
Girls Embracing Mothers, Inc. (GEM) works with girls in grades K-12 with mothers in prison to break the cycle of incarceration. The Pearl Program provides enhanced monthly visitation sessions between girls and their mothers at Gatesville. The Pearl Program served 25 girls and 15 mothers in 2016. These 4 hours visits include activities and structured discussions. The Diamond Program provides workshops and summer camps for the daughters and served 40 girls in 2016. Funds are requested for both programs which strive to help strengthen the relationship for both mother and daughter with the goal of decreasing recidivism for the prisoner and ending the incarceration cycle for the daughter.
www.girlsembracingmothers.org
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Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas strives to inspire all girls to be smart, strong and bold. Eureka provides STEM education to underserved girls through a five year program which includes activities around STEM, sports and personal development. Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas also seeks funding for program operations for their afterschool and summer programs that focus on STEM, reading literacy, economic literacy and college and career readiness.
www.girlsincdallas.org
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Girls Inc. of Tarrant County
Girls Inc. of Tarrant County inspires girls to be smart, strong and bold through life-changing experiences and real solutions. It seeks funding for its literacy initiative to build skills of K-3rd grade girls which serves 200 girls annually. Girls Inc. of Tarrant County is in need of funding for its Prevention, Leadership & Mentoring Program in Crowley ISD to provide mentors to low-income girls and equip them with tools for successful lives. Finally, it needs funding for its SMART-STEM Education for Girls. In 2016, 95% of the senior Girls Inc. participants graduated from high school, 90% went to on to college, and 56% planned to pursue STEM careers.
www.girlsinctarrant.org
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Gladney Center for Adoption
Gladney Center for Adoption has a community-based and residential maternity program that serves birth parents, adoptees and adoptive parents. They are seeking funding for their New Beginnings Program which provides pre-adoption, adoption and post-adoption services. The New Beginnings Program placed 85 adoptees in 2016.
www.gladney.org
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Goodwill Industries of Dallas
Goodwill Industries of Dallas provides training, employment and support services for people with disabilities or disadvantages. Goodwill seeks funding to help with development of a three-in-one center in west Dallas to serve as a one stop location for a job connection center, a retail store and a valet donation center. Goodwill is fundraising for their Good Job program which provides job readiness training and placement. Finally, Goodwill needs funding support for its GoodGuides mentoring program for youth ages 12-18. In 2016, Goodwill placed 1,433 individuals in jobs earning $19.1 million in wages.
www.goodwilldallas.org
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Grace Lake Therapeutic Horsemanship
Grace Lake Therapeutic Horsemanship provides horsemanship training to people with disabilities. It seeks funding for boarding fees for its horses, for the rental of a handicapped-accessible port-a-potty and for facility maintenance and utilities. Grace Lake Therapeutic Horsemanship serves about 65 riders each year.
www.gracelakeministries.org
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Grief and Loss Center of North Texas
The Grief and Loss Center of North Texas (GLC) provides counseling, education and other support services to those who have suffered loss. They seek funding for their Same As Me (SAM) program that provides therapeutic services to children who have experienced loss. GLC also needs operating funds to support all of their services. GLC served 843 individuals in 2016 ranging from age 4 to 99. For children in the program, 100% of parents responded that they had seen improvement in their child's attitude and behavior.
www.mygriefandloss.org
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Guardianship Services, Inc.
Guardianship Services, Inc. provides guardianship or less restrictive alternatives to guardianship for vulnerable adults in Tarrant County including those with disabilities and the elderly. It is seeking assistance to start a new program, Bill Payer, to educate low-income residents in money management on a one-on-one basis. Additionally, it is seeking funds for a workshop series that would provide financial education opportunities in a group setting.
www.guardianshipservices.org
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H.I.S. Bridgebuilders
H.I.S. BridgeBuilders is an urban missionary organization that works to alleviate poverty and promote flourishing communities. Funds are requested for the support of the KIDS program that provides at risk students with academic, and athletic activities. Funding is also requested for the Bridge Builders Work program for low-income and formally unemployable residents of Dallas county. Bridge Builders MISSIONS program that inspires people to lead in their communities.
www.hisbridgebuilders.org
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Harmony Community Development Corporation
Harmony Community Development is strengthening families and revitalizing neighborhoods through community-driven and solution oriented approaches. Harmony Community Development Corporations requests funding for its corporation food pantry.
www.harmonycdc.org
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Helping Restore Ability
Helping Restore Ability helps provide personal care income disabled population. Helping Restore Ability request funds to provide personal care, Home management tasks, and other health-related issues for North Texans with disabilities.
www.hratexas.org
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Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound is changing families through programs and professional services that promote positive behavioral health and independence for individuals and families caught in the cycle of abuse, addiction, and mental illness. Funding is requested for transportation, beds, and kitchen equipment.
www.homewardboundinc.org
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Hope Coalition/Christian Women's Job Corp
Hope Coalition and Christian Women’s Job Corps support women in need of employment. CWJC helps women gain self-confidence, purpose, direction, and hope for their future through classes that teach life skills, and job skills. Hope Coalition and Christian Women’s Job Corps request funds for a Site Coordinator Salary, Rent, and Insurance. Additional funds are requested to help expand the computer lab, and enhancing their website.
www.hopecoalitiondallas.org
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Hope Cottage
Hope Cottage is a pregnancy and adoption center that provides placement services for adoptees, basic needs and employment assistance for pregnant women, counseling for adoptive and birth families, and educational programming for youth to prevent teen pregnancy and inform them that adoption is an option. Funds are requested to support Youth education, the Foster to Adopt program, and pregnancy services.
www.hopecottage.org
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Hope International
Hope International places international orphans with adoptive families, provides education and continuing support to these families, and provides humanitarian aid to the children left behind in orphanages, foster care and medical facilities. Funds are requested for free post-adoption support, humanitarian aid, and operating expenses.
www.hopeadoption.org
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Hope Prison Ministries, Inc.
Hope Prison Ministries offers hope to individuals in prison and that have been incarcerated through counseling, mentoring, and teaching. Hope Prison Ministries request funding for Curriculum Development and the After Care mentor programs.
www.hopeprisonministries.org
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Hope Supply Co.
Hope Supply Co. provides resources to homeless children in North Texas. Home Supply Co. partners with homeless shelters, domestic violence canters, transitional housing centers, and school districts. Funds are requested for the critical needs program for homeless children, recreational activities, and Hope Hotel, a place where Hope Supply provides year-round support and resources to school-aged children living in welfare hotels.
www.hopesupplyco.org
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HopeKids, Inc.
HopeKids provides events and activities and support communities for families who have a child diagnosed with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition. Funding is requested to support the hiring of a brand new Family and Community Manager. Funds are also requested to support the Hope Day program.
www.hopekids.org
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Hope's Door - New Beginning Center
Hope's Door provides emergency and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence, counseling and battering prevention programming. Located in Collin County, Hope's Door provided shelter to more than 1,900 individuals in 2016. Funds are requested for general operating support.
www.hdnbc.org
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Housing Crisis Center
Housing Crisis Center prevents homelessness and stabilizes those at risk of homelessness by providing affordable and permanent housing. Funds are requested for the Home Again program that places women and their children in apartment homes with financial assistance that decreases over 15 months until the families are self-sufficient. In addition, clients are provided with pre-employment training, job search assistance and financial coaching.
www.hccdallas.org
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Human Coalition
Human Coalition rescues children and serves families facing unplanned pregnancy. Human Coalition requests funds for their Care Program which provides one on one assistance and mentoring. Funds are also requested for Women's Mobile Clinic Operations which goes to women who can make it to their facility
www.humancoalition.org/dfw
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Hunters for Good Incorporated
Hunters for Good helps families in tough times not make hard choices between food, clothing, and basic necessities by filing in the gap. Hunters for Goods provides important necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. Funds are requested for meat processing fees, a refrigerated trailer, and a pickup truck.
www.huntersforgood.org
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Inclusive Communities Project
Inclusive Communities Project creates thriving racially inclusive communities with fair and affordable housing opportunities for low income families. ICP request funds for the Voices For Opportunity and Moving Voices project which bring and promote awareness.
www.inclusivecommunities.net
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Interfaith Family Services
Interfaith Family Services, previously known as Interfaith Housing Coalition, works to help working poor families break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Funds are requested to support the $7.3 million capital campaign to create a new Family Empowerment Center on their current campus to provide working poor families with adult education, career training, financial coaching, after school programming and daycare. The new space will allow them to increase from 100 to 300 families served annually.
www.interfaithdallas.org
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Irving Cares
Irving Cares provides residents with temporary assistance for food, shelter, and utilities as well as job placement and training to promote self-sufficiency and sustainability. The organization is requesting funding to support its food pantry program, financial assistance program aimed at preventing homelessness, and employment services program aimed at creating stable employment.
www.irvingcares.org
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It's a Sensory World
It's a Sensory World provides educational, recreational, and therapeutic services for children with Autism, Down syndrome, and processing disorders. ISW requests funds to improve Sensory Technology, Therapy Dogs, and a School bus for transportation needs.
www.itsasensoryworld.org
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It's Going to Be OK
It’s Going To Be OK creates a world where women, and children are respected and valued through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration. It’s Going To Be OK. requests funds to improve curriculum, parent classes, and a clothing closet.
www.igtbok.org
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Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
Jewish Family Service of Dallas provides professional, effective and affordable mental health and social services to promote life-long self-sufficiency and well-being. The organization is seeking funding to add a new case manager to the Planned Living Assistance Network (PLAN) education and social skills program, which helps those with serious mental illness work toward independent living by securing employment, and socializing.
www.jfsdallas.org
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Jonathan's Place
Established in 1991, Jonathan's Place provides residential care and specialized services for at-risk children and youth in Dallas County. For the past 25 years, Jonathan's Place has cared for over 5,200 abused, abandoned, and neglected children giving them love, support, comfort and protection. Funds are requested for its Emergency Shelter for children aged 0-17 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse; its Residential Therapeutic Program for girls aged 10-18 who are victims of sexual/physical abuse, abandonment, neglect, sexual exploitation and trafficking; and its Transitional Living Program for those women aging out of foster care, aged 18-23.
www.jpkids.org
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Joni and Friends
Joni and Friends is part of a national organization serving individuals and their families affected by cognitive or physical disabilities. Funding is requested for its Wounded Warrior Getaway, a retreat serving soldiers returning home from their military service with life-altering disabilities and their families; and its Family Retreats which are week-long retreats for families affected by a disability.
www.joniandfriends.org
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Journey of Hope Grief Support Center
Founded in 1996, Journey of Hope's mission is to provide support for children, teens and young adults as they learn to mourn the death of a loved one. A recent expansion into Collin County has provided 36% more capacity which has allowed them to receive twice the number of intake calls in the first quarter of 2017 versus first quarter of 2016. Funds are requested to continue expansion into North Dallas, which will be its fourth location to provide 12-week wrap-around grief support services; and salary support of a part-time Program Associate to assist with the increased intake and participant processes of the additional locations.
www.johgriefsupport.org
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Jubilee Park & Community Center
Jubilee Park and Community Center provides services and academic assistance for children and adults, serving as a catalyst for comprehensive community revitalization and enrichment in a southeast Dallas surrounding neighborhood. Funding is requested for its award-winning Out-of-School Time programs which include an afterschool program and eight-week summer camps that serves more than 400 low income children annually. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, funding is requested to implement a Specialized Student Support (S3) Program, serving 144 students with special learning needs such as ADHD, Dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, speech/language delays and disordered reading.
www.jubileecenter.org
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Kidd's Kids
Established 25 years ago by Dallas radio personality, Kidd Kraddick, The Kraddick Foundation was founded to engage radio listeners to help children with life-altering and life-threatening conditions. Support is requested for Kidd's Kids Therapeutic Arts Program, a collaborative partnership with Music Meets Medicine where the two groups provide music therapy in area children's hospitals; support for Kidd's Kids Trips, a week-long Walt Disney World trip for kids ages 5-12 years old; and its first Kidd's Kids Teen Trip for kids ages 13-18 years old.
www.kiddskids.com
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LaunchAbility
Launchability provides education and training for those with special needs to improve their quality of life, economic self-sufficiency and independence through employment to allow them to be productive, contributing members of society. Funds are requested for its Autism Services, an IT Training and social skills program co-created by Deloitte Consulting targeted for entry-level IT staff; its ongoing 1-on-1 intensive 9-12 month Supported Employment Services program; and its Academy Program which teaches job skills and social skills to increase self esteem to be competitive for entry-level jobs in large companies.
www.launchability.org
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Legacy Family Court Foundation
Founded in 2013, Legacy Family Court provides collaborative wrap-around services, including legal services, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, random drug testing, transportation assistance, education, housing assistance and general basic needs. Its mission is to achieve successful recovery, rehabilitation and reunification of parents with their children. Funding is requested for its voluntary, eighteen-month program for drug-addicted parents whose children have been removed as a result of child abuse or neglect perpetuated by their substance abuse.
www.legacyfamilycourtfoundation.org
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Liberty Proclaimed Ministry
Liberty Proclaimed Ministry, based in Fort Worth, is a program designed to meet the needs of citizens that have physical, mental, emotional and learning disabilities by offering them jobs to help them build responsibility. Funds are requested to purchase a 2-acre property located on Berry street and Highway 280 in order to have a permanent building located closer to the neighborhood that it provides services.
www.lpmtoday.com
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Life Message
Life Message, the largest nutritious hunger relief organization in Northeast Texas, provides nutritious meals, fitness classes and weight loss programs to 55 communities. Support is requested for a centralized Cold/Frozen Storage Unit which will replace twelve smaller units currently in distribution; a Walkie Truck to streamline food intake and output which will allow food to be handled on a larger scale in and out of cold storage; and construction costs of an additional cold storage unit.
www.lifemessage.org
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Lifeline Shelter for Families
Lifeline Shelter for Families focuses on reducing homelessness by providing emergency assistance, temporary shelter and life skills training for families of school children in crisis who are enrolled in the Grand Prairie Independent School District. Lifeline's goal is to help homeless children remain in their own schools and community so that they can have an uninterrupted educational experience, which results in increased potential for the future. Support is requested for rental/shelter assistance; and salary support for a part-time Program Caseworker.
www.lifelineshelter.org
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Lone Star CASA
Founded in 1992, Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides trained community volunteers as Guardians ad Litem to advocate for the best interests of the children of Rockwall and Kaufman Counties who have been removed from their home and come into the court system as a result of abuse or neglect. Support is requested to develop resources for the six-week curriculum to recruit, train, and support the continuation of providing additional Guardian ad Litems.
www.lonestarcasa.org
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ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, a PATH Premier Accredited Equine Center located in Collin County, provides weekly therapeutic horsemanship programs to 140 adults and children with physical, emotional, cognitive, sensory and behavioral disabilities, delivering more than 4000 hours of services each year. In response to its growing waitlist, support is requested to expand ManeGait's current facility and riding program to provide additional riding lessons and grow its capacity by 21% by December 2017.
www.manegait.org
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Mayor's Star Council
In its fifth year, The Mayor's Star Council is a civic leadership organization that brings together culturally diverse and civically minded emerging leaders to embrace and engage the City of Dallas. Funding is requested to support its three core areas: LEARN by continuing to attract young, diverse professionals to learn about the structure of the city and get involved with an organization that matches their position; SERVE by planning a monthly neighborhood-building or beautification opportunity in South Dallas to build relationships with its residents; and CONNECT by growing the Bus Stop Project across the city in partnership with DART to aide community revitalization.
www.mayorstarcouncil.org
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MEED Center
MEED (Multi-Ethnic Education and Economic Development) Center provides free ESL (English as a Second Language) and citizenship classes to elevate the standard of living of historically underserved minorities allowing increased business development and economic empowerment opportunities. Support is requested for a recently launched Refugee Education Class in North East Dallas in the Forest and 635 Refugee Concentration area, a location within walking distance of several apartment complexes with hundreds of refugee residents.
www.meedcenter.org
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Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance coordinates the City of Dallas' annual count of persons experiencing homelessness and administrates the Homeless Management Information System that other homeless service providers use to track client data and improve homeless service programs. It also facilitates grants funding for US Department and Urban Development (HUD) funded homeless services programs, and maintains an inventory of housing and shelter beds available to the homeless and formerly homeless community. Funds are requested to continue to build a homeless response system that will make homelessness in Dallas and Collin counties rare, brief and non-recurring.
www.mdhadallas.org
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Metrocrest Services, Inc.
Metrocrest Services provides programs for individuals, families and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency, economic stability and independence. Funds are requested for its Sack Summer Hunger program that distributes nutritious, easy to prepare meals and snacks to 1,800 low income, school-aged children providing 162,000 meals during the summer; and its Workforce Development component of its Working Families Success model which delivers services to low-income families and seniors including job readiness, resume writing, interview coaching, basic computer education, job leads and placement, job retention, GED, ESL, skills training and Associate Degree education.
www.metrocrestservices.org
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Miles of Freedom
Miles of Freedom, established in 2012 with compensation funds from a wrongful incarceration judgement, equips, empowers and employs individuals returning home from prison by providing Job Readiness Workshops, employment and housing searches, and youth mentorship programs with the goal of reducing recidivism. Funds are requested for operating expenses to hire full-time staff with social work, administration and grant writing skills; and capital purchases of a 15-passenger van for a family visitation shuttle service, lawn equipment and updated office technology.
www.milesoffreedom.org
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Mission Central Metroplex
Mission Central Metroplex, founded in 1996, provides emergency support, education and employment programs, financial management, afterschool tutoring, a mobile food pantry, and clothing assistance to families and children who are at the poverty level in the mid-cities area of Northeast Tarrant County. Funding is requested for hiring a Community Resource Program Assistant to help oversee the Family Opportunities Program which is a "work first" program that helps homeless/near-homeless families with employment and guidance toward self-sufficiency; to purchase five computers for use in the Community Resource Center by guests, volunteers and staff; and for support of the Village Library After-School Tutoring Program.
www.missioncentraltx.org
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Mission Metroplex
Mission Metroplex, founded in 1986, provides emergency assistance such as food, clothing, furniture and assistance with rent and utilities to low income families living in Arlington and Grand Prairie. Medical and dental care, afterschool programs in apartment communities and neighborhoods, English as a Second Language courses, and summer camps for children are also provided. Funds are requested for construction of a Multipurpose Center to house sports leagues, open gym nights, afterschool programs and community events; a Shower Trailer for visiting school and church groups; and a 15-passenger van to transport teen mothers, summer camp participants, and clients to work.
www.missionarlington.org
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MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS
MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS (MPK) empowers elementary-aged kids to become agents of change by helping others through TOP SECRET missions such as food drives, making gifts for children in hospitals, and making blankets for wounded soldiers. Funds are requested for the MPK expansion of its afterschool service learning and character building program into 75 DFW elementary schools by covering the cost of the $300 launch kit/school (including curriculum, manual, music, banner, and visual aids); the creation and coverage of all program expenses of MPK at 5 DFW low-income elementary schools; and its Summer Teen Internship Program which allows interns to gain professional job skills in business, marketing, writing, supply logistics and more.
www.missionpossiblekids.org
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Monsignor King Outreach Center
Monsignor King Outreach Center, through collaboration with the City of Denton, provides basic emergency assistance to homeless individuals by providing a nourishing meal, a comfortable and safe place to sleep for the night, guidance to local support organizations, as well as hospitality and fellowship from volunteers. Funds are requested for salary support and benefits for an administrative support staff member; an update to its kitchen; and furniture and computer equipment for the Client Activity Room.
www.kingoutreachcenter.com
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Montrel Living
Montrel Living provides transitional and supportive housing and programming to Veterans who are experiencing homelessness and mental illness challenges as they are re-entering their communities. Funds are requested to assist in the renovation of a donated historic home which will house female Veterans and their children.
www.montrelliving.org
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Mosaic Family Services
Mosaic Family Services, founded in 1993, provides crisis intervention, case management, legal services, counseling, emergency shelter, advocacy, education and outreach to immigrant and refugee survivors of family violence and human trafficking. Mosaic reaches 600,000 individuals annually through direct client services and community education. Funding is requested for an updated HVAC system for the Mosaic House shelter which provides emergency shelter; a part-time Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate its 500 volunteers; and a part-time Human Resources Manager to manage personnel matters and ensure compliance with human resource laws and grant regulations.
www.mosaicservices.org
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Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas
Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas, the second largest nonprofit human milk bank in North America, provides pasteurized donor human milk, serving premature and critically ill infants whose mother's milk is not available to improve the health and survival of infants. Funding is requested for its More Miracles Capital Campaign to purchase, expand, and move into a larger facility which includes a state of the art milk processing center; its Milk Money Fund which provides charitable care for outpatient babies; and its Project MOMM information packets which are distributed at hospital education classes to educate potential breastmilk donors about milk banking which increases milk supply in the community.
www.texasmilkbank.org
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My Possibilities
My Possibilities, founded in 2007, serves as a pioneering leader in vocational education for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout North Texas. Funding is requested for its Achieve and Explore education programs which serve an average of 400 adults (HIPsters) with intellectual or developmental disabilities per week teaching them vocational training, creative arts and other recreational activities; its My Possibilities University program, a workforce development program serving 110 students by providing vocational education and skills development training leading to employment; and its MP Catering Services, a social enterprise which employs 28 HIPsters on a part-time basis to learn culinary skills to work in restaurant or catering jobs.
www.mypossibilities.org
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NAMI Dallas
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides support, education, advocacy and research to relieve the effects of severe mental illness, now known as biological brain diseases, on individuals, family members, and society. Funds are requested for its Peer-to-Peer education classes, a 10-week class for the individual living with mental illness which emphasizes recovery from mental illness as a feasible, supportable goal; and its Family-to-Family education class, a 12-week class which participants gain vital information about their loved one's illness, insight into their common struggles, and understanding of their loved one that many describe as life changing.
www.namidallas.org
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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, founded in 1984, helps find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization serving as a resource center for families, victims and private organizations. Support is requested for its Prevention Education: NetSmartz and KidSmartz, a free educational program provided to private and public schools, afterschool programs, child serving organizations and churches to help ensure families, educators and professionals are equipped to respond to internet safety issues at home, in the classroom and in the community; and its Spotlight on Exploitation, a multidisciplinary one-day workshop for stakeholders in the child welfare system to learn why foster children are at-risk for online and street exploitation.
www.missingkids.org/home
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National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas
National Center of Jewish Women, founded in 1913, strives for social justice by providing education, community service and coalition to improve the quality of life for women, children and families by addressing critical social and human needs. Support is requested for its Food+Fit=Fun Program which is a collaborative, bilingual, family-centered program with a special focus on income-challenged families, by fighting obesity and encouraging healthy food habits and active lifestyles; its HIPPY program, a home-based parent involvement, school-readiness program that helps low-income parents prepare their 3,4, and 5-year old children for success in school with a 30-week in-home curriculum supplemented with interactive educational field trips; and transportation so families can participate in the Mayor's Back to School Fair and select basic children's clothing items at the Fair.
www.ncjwdallas.org
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NETWORK of Community Ministries
NETWORK of Community Ministries, founded in 1985, provides clothing, food, shelter and healthcare to adults, families and seniors in need living at or below 150% of the poverty threshold. Support is requested for its Job Resource Center, a training and resource center which helps individuals with resume preparation, career counseling, contact with potential employees, and access to job postings to find new or better job opportunities; its Families Fresh Produce Area, an extension of its Client Choice food pantry, which provides families fresh fruits and vegetables and information on healthy eating habits and nutritional food preparation; and its Emergency Shelter which provides families at risk of homelessness with rent assistance, temporary lodging and utility aid.
www.thenetwork.org
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New Friends New Life
New Friends New Life provides access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support to formerly trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children. Funds are requested for its Drop-in Center capital campaign which will be a survivor-led community based drop-in center for child victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation; its Second Chance Job Program which helps women with limited skills and work experience transition into conventional employment of entry-level, livable wage jobs with the intention of advancing in their employment; and its Prevention and Intervention Programs for Teens, including an integrative tailored program, MAnKINDness, for young men in middle school, high school and college to create an open dialogue around valuing and respecting girls and women, and a sexual abuse recovery program for adolescent girls who are exploited or trafficked in collaboration with the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Department.
www.newfriendsnewlife.org
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Nexus Recovery Center
Nexus Recovery Center, founded in 1971, offers programs for low-income adult women and adolescent girls ages 13-17 (including those pregnant or accompanied by children) affected by addiction. In 2016, about 2,000 women and children were served. Funds are requested for its Continuum of Care for Women and Mothers, a residential drug and alcohol treatment, which allows adult women and teenage girls to remain in treatment throughout their pregnancy or have their children accompany them while they are seeking treatment of care; and its Nexus Clinical Training Institute which trains psychiatric nurse practitioners seeking experience in specialized substance abuse treatment. In 2016, eight nurses were trained.
www.nexusrecovery.org
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North Collin County Habitat for Humanity
North Collin County Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities and hopes to eliminate poverty housing in North Collin County. Funding is requested for its Rural Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts of completing exterior home repair projects (leaking roofs, rotting siding, cracked windows and unsecured doors) for low-income families and individuals living in rural areas of Collin County where city funding is not readily available; for building affordable housing for low-income working families; and for a forklift to use in its Habitat Restore facility where donated materials are unloaded, cleaned, stored and then loaded to take to home construction sites.
www.ncc-habitat.com
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North Dallas Shared Ministries
North Dallas Shared Ministries (NDSM), founded in 1983, provides food, financial aid and basic needs to over 65,000 low-income families and individuals annually. Funds are requested for its Integrated Mental Health Care Program to provide mental health services on-site in collaboration with the Pastoral Counseling Center which provides bilingual mental health clinicians to provide screenings and counseling each week to address depression, anxiety and trauma for the families that NDSM serves.
www.ndsm.org
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North East Emergency Distribution
North East Emergency Distribution (NEED) provides Northeast Tarrant County residents short-term emergency assistance of food, clothing and financial support due to poverty, unemployment, underemployment, medical or transportation emergencies, or utility charges. Support is requested for its Senior and Disabled Food Program providing emergency food, transportation emergencies or utility charges to older adults or disabled individuals on fixed incomes; and its Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program which provides food to low-income children during the summer months who do not have enough food at home.
www.need-tarrant.com
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North Texas Food Bank
North Texas Food Bank, founded in 1982, distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 200 Partner agencies and 1,000 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties to families in need. It provides access to 70 million meals annually, the equivalent of 190,000 meals every day. Funds are requested for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables and high-protein staple foods like tuna, peanut butter and beans.
www.ntfb.org
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On the Road Lending
On the Road Lending helps working families to obtain reliable transportation so they can get to their jobs, avoid predatory lenders, and live healthier, less stressful lives. Funding is requested for the expansion of its Mobility program to help people gain financial empowerment and acquire affordable and reliable transportation; a partnership with Alliance Texas Job Center, to design and pilot a solution that will overcome transit gaps for low-wage workers at the Center; and technology development to improve its efficiency of operations and client communications with a goal to launch a client web portal and/or mobile application in 2018.
www.ontheroadlending.org
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One Man's Treasure
One Man's Treasure works with individuals recently released from prison by providing clothing and networking opportunities to help them change the course of their lives. Funds are requested for salary support of a part-time clothing facility staff member who will assist current part-time staff by taking client applications, sorting clothing donations, gathering clients' new sets of clothing, scheduling delivery and maintaining the client database; purchase of a van for picking up and delivering client clothing; and clothing purchases to provide needed clothing items to complete clients' sets of clothing that are not available (underwear, socks and specialty work items such as work boots and non-skid shoes).
www.onemanstr.org
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Operation Blue Shield
Operation Blue Shield creates collaborative community engagement programs between first responders and citizens of the community through open dialogue and programs to enhance public safety, increase homeownership ability, increase access to small business ownership, improve the public education system and drive economic development. Funding is requested for growing demands of its programs (Race for the Community, My Neighborhood Counts, Youth Community Centers, and What Now? a live stage production by DISD students to teach teenagers how to react when pulled over by police); and for salary support for an Executive Director to oversee anticipated program expansion.
www.operationblueshield.org
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Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread is a community soup kitchen that provides nutritious meals, special services and referrals to other service providers for those in need. Funding is requested for food supplies such as meats, spices, and butter that are necessary for food preparation that are not received through in-kind food pantry donations; kitchen supplies such as disposable gloves, paper products, cutlery needed for patron use; and leasing for kitchen appliances so unnecessary costs are not wasted on repair and maintenance.
www.ourdailybreaddenton.org
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Our Friends Place
Our Friends Place helps young women break the generational cycle of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness by providing stable and affordable housing with program services to empower self-reliance and independence. Funds are requested to support its Transitional Living Center, which provides young women ages 18-24 abused or neglected in dysfunctional homes a stable home with weekly classes teaching basic life skills and assistance in enrolling in an educational or vocational program; its SOAR (Self-Sufficient/Open-Minded/Adventurous/Resilient) Program, an 11-week nonresident program comprised of key areas identified as critical to achieving self-sufficiency; and capital needs to construct an Annex building to the Transitional Living Center which will house the site manager, have a multi-purpose space for group meetings, life skills classes, a study area and additional storage space.
www.ourfriendsplace.org
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OurCalling
OurCalling serves the unsheltered homeless, the poorest of Dallas County, by conducting Search and Rescue efforts to locate clients, provide food and clothing and provide a SmartPhone application which allows clients to locate additional homeless service providers. Funds are requested for its Loaves and Fishes feeding program of supplying free breakfast and lunch to over 1,400 homeless men, women and children each week; and capital funds to purchase and renovate a larger facility which will allow additional expansion.
www.ourcalling.org
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Pathfinders
Pathfinders provides mentoring services to include financial education, financial coaching, and career planning to employed single mothers transitioning off welfare, men and women returning to the community after incarceration, and people making life decisions that will lead to self-sufficiency. Funding is requested for its Mentoring Program, a six to twelve-month program which addresses employment, improved financial stability, decision-making and goal setting ; and a Volunteer Coordinator to maintain volunteer data and recruit, train and support additional volunteers needed for expansion of the Mentoring Program.
www.pathfinderstc.org
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PeopleFund
PeopleFund provides access to small business capital, free business education and resources for underserved people to build healthy small businesses to create economic opportunity and financial stability. Funds are requested to expand business education and financial literacy programs in North Texas; and to increase lending efforts to women, minorities, veterans and low-income entrepreneurs who have been abandoned by the financial mainstream to build a path to break historical cycles of poverty.
www.peoplefund.org
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Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation
Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation provides senior-care, post-acute and retirement healthcare services through its campuses of the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Faith Presbyterian Hospice, Grace Presbyterian Village and Presbyterian Village North. Funds are requested for capital and start-up costs of the Pickens Center, Dallas' first inpatient hospice center; music therapy for patients of Faith Presbyterian Hospice, Grace Presbyterian Village and Presbyterian Village North; and increased benevolent care services for its aging, financially disadvantaged residents through The Grace Caring Fund.
www.prescs.org
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Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) taps into the entrepreneurial spirit of many incarcerated men to help them transform their future by providing entrepreneurial business education and mentoring. Since 2004, PEP has produced the nation's leading results in the prison rehabilitation industry. Men in the PEP program experience less than 7% recidivism, compared to the national average of almost 50%. Additionally, for the last seven years, PEP participants have maintained 100% employment in the 90 days following graduation. Funding is sought for the ongoing core mentoring program. Funds are also sought to help meet a challenge grant to pay for the newly acquired transitional home in East Dallas.
www.pep.org
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Pro Players Foundation
Pro Players Foundation is a group of professional athletes and business and community leaders who volunteer time to assist disadvantaged youth. Specifically, the agency focuses on renovating outdated educational areas at social service agencies, to create state-of-the-art reading and learning centers. Funding is sought for the cash needs associated with renovations. The professional athletes are able to leverage relationships to secure a large amount of donated goods and services, doubling the impact of every dollar donated. Each renovation is valued at $25-50,000, and projects are currently in progress at local Boys and Girls Clubs, Readers 2 Leaders and Kid-U.
www.proplayersfoundation.net
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Project Unity
Project Unity was born out of the tragic shooting in Downtown Dallas on July 7, 2016. Since that time, the organization has been hosting various events that help the city heal by bringing together the community and law enforcement. Funding is sought to continue programming that encourages open dialogue and understanding. Additionally, funds are sought for staffing and marketing needs. To date, the two events hosted by Project Unity have had attendance of 3,500 individuals as well as 100 police officers.
yearofunity.com
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Rae's Hope
Rae's Hope supports the development of girls, ages 6-18, living in South Dallas. Girls meet several times each week, focusing on education, computer skills, healthy living and athletics. The organizations serves over 200 girls who are primarily African-American and Hispanic, and live in under-resourced communities. Of the girls that participate long-term, 100% have graduated from high school and 75% attend college. Funds are sought to purchase computer equipment for use by girls in the program, specifically as part of its STEM curriculum.
www.raeshope.org
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Ranch Hand Rescue
Founded in 2008, Ranch Hand Rescue (RHR) is a sanctuary for animals as well as a counseling center. RHR is unique in that they specialize in treating complex trauma cases, such as victims of multiple abuses by multiple perpetrators, and people not making progress in traditional treatment. Each year, RHR rescues an average of 28 animals, trains them as therapy animals and provides equine/animal assisted counseling to 350 individuals. Funding is requested to provide counseling to low-income families as well as to provide care and feeding of the therapy animals.
www.ranchhandrescue.org
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Rays of Light
Rays of Light began in 2001 as an outreach program of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. The mission of Rays of Light is to provide much-needed respite for parents with special needs children. It achieves its mission by providing four hours of free care for special needs children and their siblings. Due to the demand for this unique program, the ministry grew to become a stand-alone nonprofit in 2009, expanding to three nights each month as well as adding a program for Spanish-speaking families. More than 200 volunteers assist trained staff as they guide children through fun and educational activities that are designed to stimulate and entertain. Children receive love and support, and parents receive much needed respite. Funding is requested for operating support.
www.raysoflightdallas.org
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Relationships First
Relationships First was established in 2013 to provide the Safe Conversations Workshops in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Safe Conversations is a relationship education initiative designed to strengthen families, couples and individuals. Funding is sought to continue offering Safe Conversations free-of-charge to large audiences of people who don't typically access this kind of service. Funding helps the agency provide the workshop to 7,000 families, teens and children as well as training for 400 individuals who deliver workshops throughout the metroplex. Additionally, Relationships First collaborates with 120 social service and faith-based institutions to recruit workshop participants.
www.relationshipsfirst.org
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Resource Center of Dallas, Inc.
In 1983. the Resource Center of Dallas opened its doors in North Texas, with the goal of achieving equal rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. In 1985, the agency quickly adjusted its mission to focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Today, the agency is one of the largest agencies of its kind in the United States, and is a leading resource for HIV/AIDS related issues. With a staff of 59 as well as 1,100 volunteers, the Resource Center serves 60,000 people each year. Funding is requested for three programs. First, funding is sought for Youth First, which equips youth, ages 12-18, with the skills and resources needed to lead an open life. Second, the agency requests funding for the HIV Nutrition Program, one of only two programs in Dallas that specializes in meeting the nutritional needs of homeless and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Finally, funding is requested for support of the United Black Ellument (UBE) Mpowerment Project, that serves young black men, ages 18-29, who have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.
www.myresourcecenter.org
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Riding Unlimited
For 26 years, Riding Unlimited has provided equine-assisted therapy for individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities. The organization serves Denton County on a 49-acre facility in Ponder. Utilizing more than 200 volunteers, the agency has provided 28,600 lessons since it opened its doors - an average of more than 1,000 lessons each year. Funding is sought to purchase an equine therapy lift for wheelchair-bound clients. Additionally, funding is sought to offset the costs of caring for the horses. Finally, funding is needed for providing lessons. While the average cost of providing a lesson is $200, no family is ever charged more than $37.50, and all families are served regardless of ability to pay.
www.ridingunlimited.org
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RISE Adaptive Sports
RISE Adaptive Sports was established in 2007 to provide adaptive recreational sports programs to individuals with a physical disability. All programs are offered free-of-charge to families and include sports such as: basketball, soccer, boating, water skiing, swimming and many others. Funding is requested for the children's programs. Physical disabilities can significantly affect a child's attitude and self-esteem, often resulting in social isolation. Adapted sports activities can help newly physically disabled children to regain self-esteem, help them come to terms with their disability, and achieve social reintegration.
www.riseadaptivesports.org
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Rise School of Dallas at the Moody Family YMCA
The Rise School of Dallas provides a high-quality education and therapy services to preschool children with developmental delays such as down syndrome. The Rise School prepares its children to mainstream into the public education system by providing early interventions that allow children to obtain the skills needed to fully participate in the school system and society. The Rise School has graduated 12-15 students each year since 2000. The school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a recognition achieved by only 7% of early childhood programs nationwide. Funding is sought to provide tuition assistance to families in need. Additionally, funds are needed to provide individual physical and occupational therapy plans, which help children improve strength, balance, coordination and sensory processing.
www.ymcadallas.org/locations/moody_family_ymca/child_care/the_rise_school/
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Rockwall County Helping Hands
Since 1976, Rockwall County Helping Hands has been the main social service provider for Rockwall County, serving more than 8,700 individuals across its programs last year. The agency provides assistance to help low-income families meet their most basic needs, including a food pantry, mortgage, rent and utility assistance, a thrift store, and healthcare for the uninsured. Funding is requested for three projects. First, funds are needed to provide additional financial assistance with mortgage and utility bills. Currently, the agency has the budget to meet about 40% of these types of emergency requests. Second, the agency would like funding to renovate additional space to provide its healthcare services. The Clinic utilizes volunteer medical staff to provide a medical home for low-income and uninsured families, which also helps to relieve the burden of local hospitals and emergency rooms. Finally, the agency would like funds to build a warehouse space for the thrift store. Donations are currently accepted in an outdoor space that is susceptible to theft and inclement weather.
rockwallhelpinghands.com
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Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) provides housing for families with seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at Dallas-area hospitals. Since 1981, RMHD has provided affordable housing and support services to more than 38,400 families. Funding is sought for ongoing services. A gift of $1,000 provides three meals daily for each guest for one week. $250 supplies two kitchens and 63 bathrooms with paper products for one week. $100 provides transportation to and from local hospitals for one week. Funding is also sought for a capital campaign to increase capacity from 58 to 88 rooms, in response to the fact that 1,003 requests by families in 2016 were denied due to lack of space.
www.rmhdallas.org
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Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth
The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth was established in 1981, to provide housing for families of children receiving medical care at local Fort Worth hospitals. Over time, the organization has grown in response to need, and now has the capacity to serve 58 families each night. In addition to the 950 families served each year with housing, the agency provides a special family room inside Cook County Children's Medical Center. This family room has served 14,000 people, and is specifically for families with children in Pediatric Intensive Care. It is stocked with snacks and beverages, and provides volunteers for emotional support and information. Ronald McDonald House seeks funds for its core programming. Additionally, the organization is seeking $25,000 to renovate the 20-year-old meditation room, where families can go for a quiet moment to pray, read and relax.
www.rmhfw.org
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Serve West Dallas
Serve West Dallas (SWD) is a network of faith-based organizations, all working to socially and economically transform West Dallas. Established in 2009, SWD has brought together over 100 partners to share information that helps to optimize services, eliminate duplicated efforts, and identify unmet needs. In addition to bringing a variety of providers together, SWD manages their own programs, for which they currently seek funding. The Mid-level Career Pathways in Healthcare program equips low-wage individuals with the skills needed for entry-level and mid-level healthcare careers. Additionally, the Faith Community Health program trains neighborhood volunteers to preventively identify health risks and concerns, refer individuals to the local nonprofit clinic and, ultimately, reduce the number of visits to the ER and hospital admissions.
www.servewestdallas.org
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Shared Housing Center, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Shared Housing Center (SHC) exists to break the cycle of homelessness for older adults, single women with children, and persons with special needs. Historically, it has accomplished its mission by pairing older adults in need of help with housing costs, with people seeking an affordable housing solution. More recently, Shared Housing has expanded its mission to include a group home that is managed directly by the agency. Funding is requested to raise the remaining capital funds needed for the newly constructed group home. Additionally, funds are sought for the core program, Homeshare, which is in danger of losing government funding.
www.sharedhousing.org
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Sharing Life Community Outreach
Founded in 1999, Sharing Life Community Outreach (Sharing Life) was established in 1999 to serve families in need in Mesquite and Southeastern Dallas County. Annually, the agency serves 20,000 individuals living in 16 different zip codes. Funding is requested for homeless prevention, which provides one-time financial assistance such as mortgage or utility assistance. Additionally, the agency seeks assistance with their summer backpack distribution, which provides children with easy-to-prepare foods on a weekly basis during the summer months. In addition to food, the agency would appreciate new and gently used books to include in the backpacks. Finally, funds are sought to refurbish durable medical equipment, such as walkers and wheelchairs, to be given to families in need.
www.sharinglifeoutreach.org
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Shiloh Place McKinney
Shiloh Place McKinney serves single mothers in Collin County, helping them to move toward stability and self-sufficiency. The agency invests heavily in each of its mothers, offering housing, childcare and education tuition for up to two years. Shiloh Place has served 20 families since 2012; 90% have increased their education level, 80% have decreased personal debt, and 75% have moved into stable housing after leaving the program. Current funding needs include funds to purchase laptops for residents and staff, and funding for repairs to the facility.
www.shilohplacemckinney.com
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Shine Therapy
Shine Therapy was established in 2002 with the special mission of providing oncology massage and lymphedema therapy to cancer patients in Tarrant County, primarily those who are low-income or uninsured. In 2016, the organization provided 630 massages to 102 individuals. As the organization grows, it seeks funds to hire a part-time Executive Director. It also seeks funds for the main cost of the agency, payment to licensed massage therapists. Finally, they seek funds for technology to improve client scheduling and database management.
www.shinetherapy.org
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Simply Grace
Simply Grace was founded in 2011 as a supportive group home for women coming out of treatment for substance abuse. Women are able to live in a sober, supportive environment as they get "back on their feet," and prepare to integrate back into society. While living in the group home, women receive group therapy and individual coaching as well as job search assistance. Currently, Simply Grace serves 180 women each year in three homes (Dallas, Plano and Tyler). Funds are requested to open additional homes in Fort Worth, Waco and Greenville, as well as a second home in Tyler. This expansion would allow the agency to serve an additional 175-200 women each year.
www.simplygracehouse.org
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Skill Quest
Skill QUEST serves low wage earners, giving them the training and skills needed to move into living-wage careers. Serving approximately 250 individuals each year, most of whom are single mothers, Skill QUEST helps people move from poverty-level annual income of $9,800 or less, to living-wage incomes of $48,000, or more. This happens with 18-36 months of training and post-education monitoring. With the support of Skill QUEST, 60% of participants graduate from community college training, far greater than the overall graduating average of 12%. Funding is requested for core programming, primarily tuition costs.
www.skillquestntx.org
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Soul's Harbor
Since 1956, Soul's Harbor has been serving homeless men, often with other issues such as mental health or substance abuse. The men in the program are given a safe, supportive and sober home while participating in a six month rehabilitation program. The organization is largely supported by four thrift stores managed by the program residents, and in which donated goods are sold. 120 men are served each year, and given the tools and therapy needed to reintegrate into society. Funds are requested to host a Community Conversation, inviting local politicians and community leaders to come together for a facilitated discussion of the complex issues facing the community served by Soul's Harbor.
www.soulsharbordallas.org
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SoupMobile, Inc.
Since 2003, SoupMobile has done one thing: feed the homeless. This is a modest, grass-roots effort led by the man affectionately known as the "Soupman." Each year, the organization provides 200,000 meals at a cost of $1 per meal. However, with an estimated 10,000 homeless individuals in Dallas, the organization sees the need to do more. Funding is requested for operating support. Every dollar raised equals an additional meal provided by the organization.
www.soupmobile.org
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SPAN, Inc.
The work of SPAN, Inc. began in 1974, with an overall mission to serve older adults in Denton County. The agency provides two main programs. It is the Meals on Wheels provider for Denton County, and it is the designated rural transit district for Denton County. Through both of these programs, and with the work of more than 200 trained volunteers, the agency helps 2,400 low-income older adults continue to live independently each year. Denton is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Additionally, the number of older adults in Denton, and the country as a whole, will greatly expand over the next fifteen years. For these reasons, SPAN seeks operating support to expand the number of meals it is able to provide through its Meals on Wheels program.
www.mowdc.org
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Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, with the belief that people with disabilities can, through athletic competition, learn, adapt, engage and, ultimately, contribute to society. The mission of the organization is to provide year-round training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics was established in Texas in 1969, with the inaugural games held in Waco and 350 athletes. Over the past 48 years, Special Olympics Texas has grown to 58,000 athletes competing in 22 sports at more than 300 competitions at the area, regional and state levels. The annual cost to the agency is $150 per athlete, per year. Funds are sought to offset the costs involved in serving the 7,297 athletes that compete annually in the Greater Dallas Area.
www.sotx.org
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Teammercy.org
Teammercy assists grieving families experiencing the death of a child by providing connection and resources for the living siblings as they learn the new normal of life without their brother or sister. Funds are requested for marketing and raising awareness for families experiencing child loss. Funds are also requested for books that will be provided to the families experiencing child loss.
www.teammercy.org
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Texas Ramp Project
Texas Ramp Project builds free wheelchair ramps for elderly and disabled people, including children and veterans, who cannot afford to build them. The installation of a ramp often prevents recipients from entering a nursing facility, often at a taxpayer's expense. The Texas Ramp's sole funding priority in North Texas is to build free wheelchair ramps for disabled people in need, specifically in Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin counties. Funds will be used to purchase, lumber, materials, and tools for ramp construction.
www.texasramps.org
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Texas Tenants' Union
Texas Tenants' Union (TTU) empowers tenants through education and organizing to protect their rights, preserve their homes, improve their living conditions, and enhance the quality of life in their communities Funding is requested for the Tenant Education Program, designed to help prevent evictions and homelessness. Funding is also requested for the Leadership Development and Housing Preservation Program, designed to preserve and improve affordable housing conditions.
www.txtenants.org
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TexProtects
TexProtects works to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect through research, education, and advocacy. The agency effects change by organizing and educating its members to advocate for increased investments in evidence-based child abuse prevention programs, CPS reforms, and treatment programs to heal victims of abuse. Funds are requested for research and policy collaborative and support for additional research to track and evaluate policies passed during the current legislative session.
www.texprotects.org
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The Arc of Dallas
Founded in 1951, The Arc of Dallas supports and empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to improve their quality of life by envisioning a community where people with mental disabilities are valued, offered a quality education, welcomed into the workforce, and allowed the chance to live productive lives. Last year, The Arc served more than 9,000 people living in Collin, Dallas, and Rockwall counties. Most of The Arc's clients are economically disadvantaged - 90% of The Arc's Day Program participants depend on Supplemental Security Income. Funding is requested for Adventure Camps, designed especially for children and teens ages 5-21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Non-disabled siblings can also attend camp if space allows, providing opportunities for social interaction between disabled and non-disabled children and a peer-to-peer support network for the non-disabled children in an inclusive setting. Each camp location serves approximately 30 children per weekly session. Funding is additionally requested for teacher training. The Arc maintains a 1:4 teacher to client ratio, allowing teachers to serve as educators, case managers, and champions for each client. Finally, funding is requested for family education seminars and support groups to provide parents and siblings a space to connect with others who have had similar experiences.
support.arcdallas.org
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The Birthday Party Project
The Birthday Party Project brings joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays by hosting birthday parties at homeless, transitional and domestic violence shelters. These parties provide normalcy and create positive memories in children's lives. The Birthday Party Projects is seeking funding to partially fund a volunteer coordinator salary and to help cover warehouse and utilities costs. In 2017, The Birthday Party Project estimates that it will celebrate 144 parties in North Texas with over 5,500 children in attendance.
www.thebirthdaypartyproject.org
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The Bridge
The Bridge works to end adult long-term homelessness in Dallas and the surrounding region by developing, coordinating and/or delivering shelter, homeless recovery and housing solutions. The Bridge seeks assistance in funding three programs: Homeless Recovery-Oriented System of Care, Meals Services and Emergency Medical Services. Through these services, The Bridge offers a one-stop concept for basic needs services, healthcare, job-placement and other services. The Bridge serves 8,685 individuals which accounts for 85% of Dallas County's homeless population.
www.bridgenorthtexas.org
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The Family Place
Founded in 1978, The Family Place empowers victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling, and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence at its Safe Campus. The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in Texas and reaches out to thousands of victims of family violence each year with award-winning programs that keep women and children safe. In 2016, The Family Place served 9,978 clients. Funding is requested for the Child Development Center, which provides early childhood education for children who have suffered from family violence. Through the Child Development Center in 2016, The Family Place served 160 children. Funding is also requested for Be Project, a violence prevention outreach program to area elementary, middle, and high schools. Through the Be Project, in 2016, The Family Place served 5,732 children, teens, and young adults with bullying, dating violence, and sexual assault prevention education. Finally, funding is requested residential services/safe housing.
www.familyplace.org
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The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse is located on 61 acres in Grapevine and serves women recovering from abuse and poverty. They provide 95 women and approximately 150 children with housing, food, transportation, medical care, legal aid, job skills training and other services. The Gatehouse seeks funding for the new construction of the Early Learning Childhood Academy. The Gatehouse also needs funds to support the career development program and the student enrichment program. The student enrichment program provides tutoring, STEAM activities, sports and theater to the children that live at The Gatehouse.
www.gatehousegrapevine.org
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The Lullaby House for Girls
The Lullaby House for Girls addresses the needs of teenage mothers, ages 14-17, and their children by providing them a safe home, support and alternative education services to develop independence and self-sufficiency in order to break the cycle of poverty. Funds are requested to expand its Work Readiness, STEM Urban Outreach and Career Pathways programs to provide hands-on computer training for adolescent mothers; technology equipment consisting of fifteen desktops/laptops and two STAR boards for instruction; and one set of training curriculum for STAR software equipment.
www.lullabyhouses.com
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The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command
The Salvation Army serves nearly 30 million Americans in need each year, equal to serving one person every second of every day. The Salvation Army DFW Area Metroplex Command has been operating for 130 years, in 21 service centers across the metroplex. The agency serves over 100,000 individuals, offering shelter and providing over 900,000 meals throughout the community. The Salvation Army DFW Area Metroplex Command Headquarters at the Carr P. Collins Social Service Center is the largest Salvation Army facility in the country, able to shelter 600 people each night in addition to offering a wide variety of support services under one roof. Funds are sought to provide additional lockers and cots for those people who arrive late in the evening from hospitals and police departments, after the shelter is filled to capacity. Additionally, funding is sought to purchase job readiness course materials developed by WorkNet Solutions. Finally, the agency seeks funding to expand the role of a Women's Shelter Case Aide to include more intense case management and counseling.
www.salvationarmydfw.org
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The Samaritan Inn
Operating since 1984, The Samaritan Inn is the only homeless shelter and the largest residential program in Collin County. The organization provides long-term shelter to approximately 100 adults and 60 children each night. The shelter is filled to capacity almost every night and, unfortunately, had to turn away 665 families - 3,151 individuals - last year alone. In addition to a transitional home, the Samaritan Inn offers programming to help families permanently transition out of homelessness. During their stay for up to six months, adults receive employment assistance, counseling, financial literacy and childcare. Funding is sought to assist with this core residential program, which provides 40,000 nights of shelter and support each year.
www.thesamaritaninn.org
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The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church
The Stewpot offers a safe haven for the homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival needs as well as opportunities to start a new life. Today, The Stewpot prepares and serves an estimated 1,000 meals each day at The Bridge, Dallas' homeless assistance center. Each year, The Stewpot serves a multi-cultural, multi-racial homeless population of 15,000 people. Funding is requested for ID document/Vital record retrieval to provide identification documentation necessary to secure employment, housing, Social Security, Veteran's benefits, food stamps, even referrals to treatment programs for substance abuse. Funding is additionally requested for the Rep Payee Program, which offers counseling sessions to physically and mentally-challenged individuals to help them retrieve their rightful supplemental security income, so they can support their housing and basic living expenses.
thestewpot.org
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The Ultimate Healing Kit
The Ultimate Healing Kit (UHK) organization is dedicated to helping men and women heal as they fight their battle with breast cancer. UHK provides healing kits to patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. UHK requests funds to purchase and provide healing kits that includes an inspirational book, a tee shirt, snacks and much more to individuals undergoing breast cancer.
www.theultimatehealingkit.org
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The Warren Center
The Warren Center works to assure children with developmental differences or disabilities and their families receive the treatment and support they need to reach their full potential. Funding is requested for the Respite Services for Parents which provides parents of children a respite in order to rest and recharge. Funding is also requested for the Family Education and Support program which provides monthly education workshops and parent support groups throughout the year. Funding is also requested for summer "Camp Friendship" Group Sessions which provides individual group therapy sessions for children with disabilities.
www.thewarrencenter.org
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The Women's Center of Tarrant County
The Women's Center of Tarrant County inspires, teaches, and empowers women and families to overcome violence, crisis and poverty. Funding is requested to support instructors for the Play it Safe® child sexual abuse prevention program, which teaches youth how to recognize abuse, respond appropriately, and report abuse to a trusted adult. Funding is additionally requested for the Employment Solutions (ES) program, to help job seekers increase financial well-being through stable employment in high-demand occupations and greater financial capability. The program provides employment connections, Career Development services, and financial coaching services. Finally, funding is requested for the General Counseling program, which provides low to no-cost clinical counseling to low-income individuals facing a broad spectrum of crises and mental health problems, ranging from depression to suicidal thoughts.
www.womenscentertc.org
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The Writer's Garret
The Writers Garret produces the development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write. Funding is requested for Pilot Development for the Rail Writers program where students expand their minds and hearts through reading, writing, and exploring communities and The Write to Heal program that allows individuals suffering form cancer, Alzheimer's, and PTSD to create and write narratives. Funding is also requested for The Venture Community and Mentorship Project (CAMP) trains individuals in the specialties of organizational and audience development. Funding is also requested for the expansion of the Writer's Garret website.
www.writersgarret.org
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Traffick911
Traffick911 works to free youth from sex trafficking by using a three-pronged strategy: prevention, rescue, and restoration. The organization also helps survivors begin their path to recovery through case management for counseling and residential treatment services. Funding is requested for increasing awareness of domestic minor sex trafficking. Funding is also requested for hiring a survivor empowerment case worker, to coordinate support services for survivors and the volunteer director, who will be responsible for conducting volunteer orientation. Finally funding is requested for education training, background checks, and vetting all volunteers of Traffick911.
www.traffick911.com
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Trans Pride Initiative
Trans Pride Initiative (TPI) empowers trans and gender nonconforming persons to rise above social barriers to equal healthcare, housing employment, and education. As the visibility of trans persons is increasing, more and more trans persons feel empowered enough to come out and be their true selves. TPI requests funding to hire staff to help build capcity to serve more individuals. TPI also requests funding to build a space that will serve as an emergency and transitional housing for persons experiencing housing instability.
www.tpride.org
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Treasured Vessels Foundation
Treasured Vessels Foundation is devoted to providing a safe place for healing and growth. They provide programs aimed at restoring purpose and value to the young girls who have experienced domestic violence. Funding is requested to support the capital campaign to construct homes and auxiliary buildings that will house and serve 60 girls.
www.treasuredvesselsfoundation.org
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Trinity Restoration Ministries
Trinity Restoration Ministries provides hope and restoration of mind, body, and spirit to incarcerated men. Funding is requested to support programs that promote long-term, sustainable personal relationships between re-entrants and formerly involved mentors. Its mentorship program is aimed at reducing recidivism.
www.trinityrestoration.org
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Under 1 Roof
Under 1 Roof (U1R) assists persons with becoming self-reliant by providing transitional and permanent housing and other services to homeless and low-income individuals in the Dallas area. U1R provides housing as well as household items and services to those who are unable. U1R staff answers calls and provides referrals to more than 100 unduplicated persons weekly. Funding is requested for a full-time case manager, staterkits which include household necessities, and program supplies.
www.under1roofdallas.org
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Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) is dedicated to providing a new beginning for homeless women, men, and families. UGM-TC offers a residency program for individuals looking to maximize their potential and transition out of homelessness. Funding is requested to continue one-on-one tutoring and enrichment services for youth as part of the Children's Enrichment program. Funding is also requested for the Healing Shepherds Clinic which severs as a medical home for residents of UGM-TC.
www.ugm-tc.org
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Unite Greater Dallas
Unite Greater Dallas was established to connect Christian leaders to each other and to resources that will help them make lasting impact in the community they serve. Funds are requested for the Help Finder Roll-Out which is an online database that includes government, nonprofit, and church based programs that meet identified quality standards and is accessible to the public, churches, services providers, and other frontline community servants.
www.unitethechurch.org
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United Way of Denton County
United way of Denton County unites the community to help improve lives by promoting people to make change that lasts creating and implementing new collective soultions and measuring the results in Denton County. United Way request funds for their RISE pilot program, Finical Coaching, and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).
www.unitedwaydenton.org
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Valiant Hearts
Valiant Hearts provides compassionate care and healing through education, restoration, and empowerment of individuals breaking free from sexual exploitation. Valiant Hearts requests funds for outreach activities designed to engage communities, professional counseling for individuals who have been sexually exploited, and Crisis Aid which provides housing for women who have made the decision to leave their abuser.
www.valianthearts.org
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Visiting Nurse Association
Visiting Nurse Association helps people age with dignity and independence at home. VNA requests funding for the Meals on Wheels program that supplies meals for homebound individuals, the Pet Care Program which helps care for the pets of senior citizens, and Hospice Care which provides end-of-life care for patients without insurance
www.vnatexas.org
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Volunteer Services Council for Denton State Supported Living Center
Denton State Supported Living Center (DSSLC) opened in 1960, and is one of 13 state supported living centers in Texas for intellectually, developmentally, and physically challenged individuals. The mission of the DSSLC Volunteer Services Council is to seek and accept in-kind goods, services, and donations to benefit the lives of approximately 460 individuals served by the Center. Funding is requested to support musical concerts, held in collaboration with Texas Women's University to provide quality music programs several times a month for 160 medically-fragile or non-ambulatory residents. Funding is also requested to support Impressions, a retail outlet in Denton Square, that sells pottery, ceramics, and other crafts made by DSSLC residents, while also providing employment and life skills training opportunities.
www.vscdenton.org
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Volunteers of America Texas
Volunteers of America Texas (VOATX) has served Texas for more than 100 years by helping individuals who are most vulnerable reach their full potential. VOATX has more than 30 locations in urban and rural communities throughout the state, including Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, which serves more than 6,000 clients annually. Funding is requested for Resolana, a program which provides gender-specific trauma-informed services to women in the Dallas County Jail. Resolana provides support services for these incarcerated women, who often have experienced severe physical and/or sexual abuse during their lifetime.
www.voatx.org
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Wesley Mission Center
Wesley Mission Center was founded in 1973 at First United Methodist Church in Mansfield to provide financial aid to families to crisis through profits made from the agency's thrift store. Funding is requested for the Unity Lending Program, designed to equip clients with resources and tools to avoid predatory lending products and create longer-term financial stability. Funding is also requested for the Access Ability Program that meets the needs of seniors by allowing access to food pantries and offering financial help.
www.wesleymissioncenter.org
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Wilkinson Center
The Wilkinson Center builds up Dallas Families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect. The Wilkson Center annually ensures that more than 2,000 households are kept from going hungry. Funds are requested for a case management supervisor whose job is crisis management, self-sufficiency, action plans, financial and employment coaching. Also funds are requested an employment coach, and GED Testing Center financial support.
www.wilkinsoncenter.org
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Women in Need of Generous Support (WiNGS)
Women In Need of Generous Support (WiNGS) provides women with the tools to lift their families out of poverty. Funding is requested for the Finance & Career program, which equips low income families with tools to become financially stable and ultimately build assets as a pathway out of poverty. Funding is also requested for the Nurse-Family Partnership program that helps first time mothers become more knowledgeable parents. Funds are also requested for the Women's Enterprise Center program that provides women with business training.
www.wingsdallas.org
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Workers Defense Project
Workers Defense Project is an organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing, and strategic partnerships. Funds are requested for The Safe Immigrant Families Initiative that provides immigrant families with legal guidance and education to prepare them in case of immigration enforcement raids or detention. Funds are also requested for Adult Education and Training program that coordinates ESL classes, safety training courses and workers’ rights training to enable low-wage workers to defend their labor rights.
www.workersdefense.org
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World Vision North Texas
World Vison organization is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Funds are requested for school supplies through the Teacher Resource Center, and Building Materials to assist families in restoring dilapidated homes destroyed by disaster.
www.worldvisionusprograms.org/north_texas.php
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Zan W. Holmes, Jr. Community Outreach Center
Zan W. Holmes Jr. Community creates sustainable pathways out of poverty for young people and their families in Dallas through education and job placement. Funding is requested for a researcher who will develop case studies, focus groups for the Frazier House collaborative program with DISD that provides parents with educational skills, job training, and social services in hopes to increase the number of middle class families in DISD by 20%.
www.zwhjcoc.org
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Zip Code Connection
Established in 2013 as an initiative of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Zip Code Connection partners with community residents, other nonprofit organizations, and city offices to eradicate poverty in the South Dallas zip code of 75215. Their collaborative efforts focus on education, health and wellness, economic development and community engagement. Funding is requested to support a needs assessment specific for the neighborhood they work in to support strategic resource deployment and identification of barriers to services. The research will be completed with many other nonprofit partners and local health systems. Funding is also requested for the launch of the Fair Park District Entrepreneur Center to create and expand economic opportunities and improve the community infrastructure.
www.zipcodeconnection.org
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