South Dallas Non-Profit Directory

Below is a curated list of impactful ministries serving the South Dallas area. For each non-profit entity, we’ve compiled contact information and brief descriptions of the ministries and their areas of focus.

Use the buttons below to filter by ministry focus.

Contact Information

Name: Cessilye R. Smith

Title: Founder & Executive Director

Address: 2612 MLK Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215

Phone: (972) 474-6311

Website: www.abidewomen.org

ABIDE

Abide Women’s Health Services exists to improve birth outcomes in under resourced communities of southern Dallas where low quality of care exists. Their goals are to see babies delivered at term, thriving in their first year, and to see the mothers they serve to live to see their babies to grow and thrive. Abide hopes to achieve this goal by:

  • Reducing infant and maternal mortality
  • Reducing pre-term birth rates
  • Increasing breastfeeding rates
  • Increasing the number of midwives and birth workers of color

Support

Health services for women

Growth

Education (Health and infant care)

Contact Information

Name: Obie Bussey

Title: Executive Director

Address: 1128 Reverend CBT Smith St. Dallas, TX 75203

Website: www.armdallas.org

Adult Rehabilitation Center

A.R.M. provides services to transform chemically dependent individuals through loving, accountable
relationships and a Christ-Centered twelve step process in a residential treatment program.

The Adult Rehabilitation Ministry (A.R.M.) began in 1989 as part of the Outreach Ministry of the Golden
Gate Missionary Baptist. The late Pastor Emeritus C.B.T. Smith envisioned a ministry that would faithfully
rebuild the lives of chemically addicted men and women through equipping them with strong Christian
principles and concepts so that they can return home as better husbands, wives, parents, siblings, sons,
and daughters.

Growth

Peer recovery coaching/mentoring, education services (parenting, life skills, anger, drug education, anti-theft, battering intervention.

Support

Recovery support services, aftercare, relapse intervention

Evangelism

Discipleship

Contact Information

Address: 2728 Holmes Street Dallas, TX 75215

Phone: (214) 565-0685

Website: www.trinityrestoration.org

Adult Restoration Ministries

Adult Restoration Ministries is a dual emphasis program: mentoring inmates prior to their release from prison, counseling them, working to help them make connections with churches and other ministries on the outside. ARM also ministers to the inmate’s children and families.

Growth

Mentoring

Support

Re-entry assistance/restoration, resource referrals, temporary housing

Contact Information

Name: Guy Delcambre

Address: P.O. Box 225225 Dallas, TX 75222-5225

Phone: (214) 951-9150

Website: www.actforjustice.org

Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT)

Many families are living with a huge injustice. Neighborhoods in under-resourced areas of the city harbor drug houses, prostitution and other crime, forcing law-abiding men and women to feel like prisoners in their own homes. Using the justice system ACT helps to empower inner-city residents to fight crime on their street, while sharing with them the hope of the Gospel.

ACT is considered within many segments of our city, from local government, to the Dallas Police Department, to the philanthropic community as one of the more effective nonprofits at:

  • Equipping neighborhood advocates to take back their communities
  • Working with and modeling for community advocates on how to eliminate drug, prostitution and firearm sales houses
  • Securing volunteer lawyers to fight neighborhood injustices
  • Helping residents to understand the role of policing in their community
  • Dealing with past community inequities, historical injustices and policies
  • Dealing with lack of city infrastructure
  • Start neighborhood resident home Bible studies, serving to strengthen hope

Justice

Education, law, public policy, community development

Evangelism

Scripture (Bible study)

Support

Prayer

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Lydia R. Best, MD (Family Medicine)

Address: 4500 Spring Avenue Dallas, TX 75210

Website: www.bswhealth.com/locations/health-and-wellness-center

Baylor Scott & White Health & Wellness Center

The Baylor Scott and White Health and Wellness Center at Junita Craft Recreation Center offers comprehensive health and wellness services with an emphasis on access to care, health education, nutrition, physical activity and research as a Christian ministry of healing. The Center is a model for population health, community collaboration and innovation all aimed at meeting the healthcare needs of neighbors. A physician and nurse practitioner work hand in hand with nutritionists, health educators, social workers and other health professionals to provide quality care at low or no cost to their neighbors of South Dallas.

Support

Medical/population health, health and wellness services

Poverty

Education (nutrition, health education, physical exercise)

Contact Information

Name: Will Dowell

Address: 2824 Swiss Avenue Dallas, Texas 75204

Website: www.behindeverydoor.org

Behind Every Door

Because community centers exist within the communities they serve, they provide a chance to effect change IN the community. A community-center allows Behind Every Door to be a present resource for the long-haul. Within these centers, staff, volunteers and community leaders seek to create home-like environments that promote safety, stability, and relationship within a place to:

  • Express community needs
  • Participate in programming for all ages: children, youth and seniors
  • Gain access to needed resources
  • Experience encounters with a loving and caring God

Poverty

Community Development – Changing the way people see and feel poverty.

Growth

Education, youth, youth programs

Evangelism

Scripture, evangelism

Contact Information

Name: Byron Sanders

Title: President & CEO

Address: 1409 Botham Jean Blvd, #1015 Dallas, TX  75215

Phone: (214) 520-0023

Website: www.bigthought.org

Big Thought

BIG THOUGHT is an impact nonprofit that closes the opportunity gap by equipping all youth in marginalized
communities with the skills and tools they need to imagine their best lives and a better world.

Building on the strong foundation provided by family and caregivers, we are allies in young people’s growth,
helping them to prepare for future education, work and life. Big Thought helps young people determine and
drive their outcomes by equipping them with tools to navigate real life challenges.

Big Thought is a recognized leader in arts education, after school programming, summer learning, juvenile
justice, learning systems, and social and emotional learning.

Growth

Educational experiences

Contact Information

Name: Daron Babcock

Title: President

Address: 6915 Bexar Street Dallas, TX 75215

Website: www.bontonfarms.org

Bonton Farms

Community-building efforts through community gardens and market to help residents prosper in every aspect of their lives. Find out how we’re working to be a source of hope an nourishment to this former food desert by:

  • Producing fresh produce, eggs, milk and honey
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Cooking classes
  • General health and wellness counseling

Poverty

Food and education

Growth

Agriculture, jobs and workforce

Contact Information

Address: 2203 2nd Avenue Dallas, TX  75210

Phone: (214) 565-0300

Website: www.braswellkids.com

Braswell Child Development Center

Braswell Child Development provides child development services for children representing all socio-
economic and economic backgrounds. Quality childcare that caters to the needs of children from infancy to school
preparedness is their primary objectives. Both school and faculty are nationally CDA certified. They recognize that
each child is unique and deserves a caring, nurturing and stimulating learning environment.

Through age-appropriate curriculum and well-trained teaching staff, Braswell children learn from the very first day of
enrollment. Infancy is a quality time for nurturing and loving care reassures little ones that their needs are not only
met, but they are planned for and addressed. As children mature and begin to explore their minds are open to a
medley of learning opportunities such as field trips to the zoo, aquarium, museum and the arboretum.

Growth

Child Development

Contact Information

Name: Jonathan Fechner

Title: Executive Director

Address: 6601 Bexar Street Dallas, TX 75215

Phone: (469) 621-5984

Website: www.bridgebuilders.org

BridgeBuilders

BridgeBuilders restores relationships under the banner of Christ by engaging equipping, and empowering individuals, families, in the Bonton community of South Dallas through these services:

  • Adopt-a-Block
  • Crossover Ben & Youth (athletic programs)
  • Community Employment Services
  • Job Training
  • Financial Coaching
  • Life Skills Training
  • After-School Program
  • Community Bible Study
  • Ally Program (Career mentoring)
  • Youth Mentoring Program

Poverty

Community development, food

Growth

Education (Elementary school), jobs and workforce, youth

Evangelism

Scripture (Bible study), discipleship, mentoring

Contact Information

Name: Armando Cantu

Title: Founder and Executive Director

Address: Dallas, TX 75215

Website: www.thecardboardproject.org

CARDBoard Project

The CARDBoard Project leverages technology to serve other clients that live in digital deserts, to help promote self-sufficiency through technology.  They help Bridge the digital gap in southern Dallas.    

Support

Digital connectivity (within digital deserts)

Contact Information

Address: 2843 Lapsley St. Dallas, TX 75212

Website: www.ccdallas.org/locations/ccd-marillac

Catholic Charities Dallas - Marillac

Catholic Charities Dallas is a faith-based social service agency focused on improving the quality of life for people in Dallas. The organization acts as a first responder to our community’s most vulnerable, helping those in crisis move toward a better life. Catholic Charities Dallas is faith-based social service agency focused on improving the quality of life for people in need. They are first responders to a community’s most vulnerable, helping those in crisis move toward a better life.

Catholic Charities addresses the root causes of poverty, homelessness, and hunger by serving, empowering and educating all those in need.  Specifically, they offer the following services:

  • Children’s services
  • Disaster preparedness and relief services
  • Educational services
  • Financial stability & career services
  • Hunger services
  • Homelessness and Housing
  • Immigration legal services
  • Pregnancy, parenting and adoption services
  • Resettlement services
  • Senior services

Poverty

Hunger & homelessness services

Contact Information

Name: Carly S. Roberson

Title: Executive Director

Address: 2612 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215

Website: www.championsofhopedallas.org

Champions of Hope

Champions of Hope is a ministry seeking the transformation of individuals and a community through the Gospel of Jesus Christ by Gospel-driven relationships. Champions of Hope’s goal is to provide every fourth grader in two South Dallas elementary schools a mentor to build a relationship and mentor them through middle and high school.

Growth

Youth Mentorship

Evangelism

Scripture (Bible study), discipleship

Contact Information

Name: John Siburt

Title: President and COO

Address: 1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd. Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: (214) 303-2143

Website: www.citysquare.org

City Square

City Square has grown into a broad nonprofit organization offering a comprehensive array of social services that address five key areas related to the persistence of poverty:

  • Hunger
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Workforce development
  • Lack of hope

Poverty

Food, homelessness, shelter

Growth

Jobs and workplace

Support

Aid, medical

Contact Information

Name: Chris Simmons

Title: Pastor

Address: 1819 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215

Website: www.cornerstonedallas.org

Cornerstone Baptist Church and Community Development Corporation

One of Dallas’ active examples of integrated spiritual and community transformation/revitalization led by an inner-city church. By integrated, over the last thirty-five years the church has organized all their outreach efforts and 501c(3) entities under the church – – a biblical model of Shalom; a state of completeness, fullness, or type of wholeness spiritually that encourages church members and residents to give back – – generously re-paying something in some way through:

  • Community Revitalization
  • Building Affordable Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Homeless Services
  • Ex-Offender Restoration
  • Primary School Classical Education
  • Healthcare Services
  • Life Essentials
  • Food
  • Community Kitchen
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurial Mentoring
  • Poverty Alleviation

Poverty

Community development, food, homelessness, education, individual restoration

Church

Scripture, discipleship & mentoring

Support

Medical, transportation (bikes), clothing

Contact Information

Name: Will McCall

Title: President & CEO

Address: 3101 Greenwood Dallas, TX 75204

Phone:

Website: www.dlftx.org

Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF)

Dallas Leadership Foundation recognizes that the fire power behind community transformation lies within the aspirations and convictions of its own community leaders.

Dallas Leadership Foundation for decades has worked to fuel, ignite, and spread by identifying, cultivating and supporting resident leaders in three areas of ministry:

  • Neighborhoods
  • Prisons
  • Public schools

DLF serves these three venues by:

  • Identifying leaders (current and future)
  • Affirming the giftedness of leaders
  • Developing and training community leaders
  • Transforming individuals through mentoring (Life skills and spiritual discipleship)

Poverty

Community Development (through leadership development)

Growth

Education, youth, prisoners, ex-offenders

Contact Information

Name: Jayda Batchelder

Title: Founder & CEO

Address: 2804 Swiss Avenue Dallas, TX 75204

Website: www.educationopensdoors.org

Education Opens Doors

Two out of three jobs require a post-secondary degree, meaning further education after high school. Yet, today’s students from low-income communities, communities of color and future first-generation college students receive less than and hour of college and career guidance. These same students, as early as middle school, are being asked to make important decisions that impact their high school, college and career decisions – high school choice, the value of GPA, options for financial aid, how to build a resume – often without the knowledge or dedicated time to make them.

Education Opens Doors helps students to ensure they evaluate their post-secondary and career options in order to select and begin to successfully pursue the best option for them.

Growth

Education, middle and high school

Contact Information

Name: Rodney Singleton, MA, MDiv

Title: Chaplain, FCH Coordinator

Address: 4500 Spring Avenue Dallas, TX 75210

Phone: (214) 865-3093

Website: www.bswhealth.com/locations/health-and-wellness-center

Faith Community Health (South Dallas)

Faith Community Health was founded as a community health collaborative formed by Baylor Scott & White, Methodist and Parkland healthcare systems to reduce visits to their emergency rooms by under-resourced populations. Utilizing faith community volunteers, the hospitals train faith communities to foster health and wellness in their communities by preparing volunteers as caregivers to their neighbors. Volunteers are trained to maintain patient health and wellness plans, medication schedules, and provide transportation to doctor visits. The program is committed to serving people of all faiths and those with none.

The goal of the program is to help people reach optimal health by integrating faith communities with healthcare. In order to provide more effective patient navigation, education, and support in hopes of creating healthier communities.

Poverty

Community health

Contact Information

Name: Zayin Watkins

Address: 7125 S. Polk Street Dallas, TX 75232

Website: www.turnaroundagenda.org

Family Services

(The TurnAround Agenda)
Whether your basic need of food, shelter or clothing has been affected by certain events or you are finding it difficult to navigate an unplanned pregnancy, TTA Family Services is committed to providing services to help families function to their fullest. Family Services holistic approach and services are geared toward improving the overall quality of life for their clients. With a goal to educate, elevate and equip individuals and families, Family Services offers services in the following areas:

BASIC NEEDS

  • Housing Education and Repair
  • Food Pantry
  • Rent & Utility Assistance
  • Clothing Assistance
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Information & Referral

PREGNANCY SERVICES

  • Client Assistance
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • STD Testing
  • Screening Examinations
  • Sonograms
  • Pregnancy Counseling

FREE PARENTING CLASSES

  • 24/7 Dad
  • Dr. Dad
  • Parenting 1
  • Parenting 2

Support

Pro-life, medical

Poverty

Food, shelter, clothing, referral services

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Ralph Adams

Title: Executive Director

Address: 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75210

Website: www.fscempower.com

First Step Community Empowerment

First Step Community Empowerment is a 501c(3) faith-based organization that addresses societal ills in South Dallas low-income under-resourced communities and beyond through social and economic development. Their mission is to address societal ills and social equity with viable resources on a case-by-case basis.

Poverty

Community Development (build affordable housing), food and hot meals, referral services, health/wellness development, housing resources

Growth

Workforce Development, social development, job placement assistance

Contact Information

Name: Taylor Toynes

Title: Founder & Executive Director

Address: 4478 Marsalis Avenue Dallas, TX 75216

Website: www.fouroakcliff.org

For Oak Cliff

For Oak Cliff provides culturally responsive initiatives in South Oak Cliff to liberate the community from systemic oppression, create a culture of education, and increase social mobility and social capital, specifically through:

  • Community building
  • Advocacy
  • Setting high educational expectations
  • Increased access to the arts

Poverty

Community Development, education

Justice

Public policy (advocacy)

Culture

Arts

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Larry Mercer

Title: Executive Administrator

Address:
1821 W. Camp Wisdom Rd Dallas, TX 75232

Website: www.kcacademies.org

Kingdom Collegiate Academies

(An affiliate of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, DBA)
Believing every individual has a unique calling, Kingdom Collegiate Academies provides exceptional academic experiences, technologically advanced environments, along with a Christian worldview of the academic disciplines with application to life experiences. Every instructor is responsible to know their students and to observe them for those unique teachable “moments”. KCA’s stated mission is to provide students a superior collegiate education in a nurturing Christian environment that equips them with real world training while being encouraged to reach their highest potential in life, and to apply a biblical worldview that empowers them to impact the culture. KCA’s graduate Wall of Fame of inspires current students to believe that they too can be doctors, teachers, nurses, lawyers, musicians and whatever they want to be doing God’s Kingdom work.
CURRIICULUM HIGHLIGHTS (sampling):

  • Parent Partnership (18 months – 4 years)
  • Weekly Chapel (all grades)
  • S.T.E.M. (Discovery, Labs)
  • Fine Arts & Music
  • History and Literacy Nights
  • Timeline Projects
  • 1 to 1 Technology
  • Coding
  • Biblical Worldview Courses
  • International Studies
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Adult Life Skills
  • Languages II, III, IV
  • Competitive Athletics
  • Marketplace Theology Studies
  • Robotics
  • Music Composition

Growth

Education (Early childhood, preschool, elementary, middle and high schools)

Contact Information

Name: Tyronne Jolly

Title: President/COO

Address: 2010 Al Lipscomb Way Dallas, TX 75215

Website: www.menofnehemiah.org

Men of Nehemiah

A discipleship Program provides homeless and formerly incarcerated men with:

  • Residential accommodations
  • Individual discipleship training
  • Addiction treatment including individual, group and family clinical counseling
  • Mentorship
  • Job readiness training
  • Case management
  • Computer literacy training
  • Other recovery support services

Poverty

Homelessness, food, shelter & restoration (formerly incarcerated and homeless)

Evangelism

Bible study, discipleship

Contact Information

Name: Richard Miles

Title: Founder & CEO

Address: 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215

Website: www.milesoffreedom.org

Miles of Freedom

Miles of Freedom Mission is to equip, empower and employee individuals returning from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impact by incarceration.  Three distinct programs are offered by Miles of Freedom to achieve the above mission:

  • Case Management Services
  • Job readiness Workshop
  • Transition to Employment Training

Support

Re-entry Assistance

Contact Information

Name: Daniel Knoll

Title: Principal

Address: 106 East Tenth Street Dallas, TX 75203

Website: www.momentousinstitute.org

Momentous School

Founded in 1997, the Momentous School is a trauma-informed, laboratory school located in the Oak Cliff community of southern Dallas serving three-year old through fifth grade. The school partners with students and families to leverage social and emotional health and strong academics to cultivate a community of change makers.

Growth

Education (elementary lab school), Support (therapeutic services)

Contact Information

Name: Charles Payne

Title: Executive Director

Address: 1181 South Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75215

Website: www.orctexas.org

Operation Relief Center

ORC evolved from the social outreach programs of the Urban Evangelical Mission (UEM) founded by Dr. and Mrs. Ruben Conner in 1987. Dr. and Mrs. Conner are the same individuals that were instrumental in commissioning two Young African American couples Tony and Lois Evans (Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship) and Arrvel and Eletha Wilson (West Dallas Community Church and West Dallas CDC) to transform communities located in southern and west Dallas.

ORC provides quality, affordable housing and social services to the homeless, low-income individuals and families in a manner that encourages personal growth, self-sufficiency, self-respect, stability and ultimately the economic growth and stabilization of the community.

Support

Housing, family stability, senior resources

Poverty

Affordable housing, homelessness, food, emergency rental/utility assistance

Growth

Job referrals, social and employment readiness, educational programs

Justice

Community development, safety

Contact Information

Name: Wayne Walker

Title: Executive Director

Address: 1702 S. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215

Phone: (214) 444-8796

Website: www.ourcalling.org

Our Calling

More than a shower, food and a bed OurCalling provides a continuity of care and relationship through the use of accountability with their homeless clients. At the center of this relationship is Jesus Christ, who provides new-found hope and purpose in life. Services provided by OurCalling includes:

  • Seek out the homeless around Dallas collect data and pinpoint them on a map
  • Help the homeless identify the reasons for their condition
  • Provide the homeless with food, clothes and connections to essential social services
  • Help them find the emotional and material resources to live beyond their challenges
  • Help the homeless develop, heal and strengthen the relationships that lead to healthy and sustainable lifestyle
  • Provide Bible study and discipleship

Poverty

Homelessness, shelter, food

Evangelism

Scripture (Bible study), evangelism

Contact Information

Name: Nicole Livingston

Title: TAA Administrative Assistant

Address: 7140 Library Lane Dallas, TX 75232

Phone: (469) 567-1793, ext. 9300

Website: www.turnaroundagenda.org

Pregnancy Services

(The TurnAround Agenda)
The purpose of our pregnancy services is to protect life in and out of the womb by preparing girls, women, boys, and men to value life, both physical and eternal, and to make healthy decisions that produce positive outcomes for their wellbeing.
Families are given tools that will enable them to navigate through life successfully. Our programs touch the whole person, providing mothers with the necessary hope, direction and spiritual support so that they are better able to move on to richer and more fulfilling lives.
Pregnancy Services provides the following:

  • Pregnancy counseling services
  • Limited Medical Services
  • Pregnancy & Parenting Education
  • Spiritual Growth Classes
  • Information & Referrals for Women, their partners & families

Growth

Education (pregnancy, baby care, parental care, health care, spiritual)

Support

Medical, counseling, prayer

Poverty

Referral services, clothing, baby supplies

Contact Information

Name: Charles Wolford II

Title: CEO

Address: 224 W. Page Ave. Dallas, TX 75208

Website: www.promisehouse.org

Promise House

The Promise House operates as an independent 501(c)(3) organization.  Promise House moves youth in crisis toward safety and success.  The Promise House accomplishes this through:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Case Management and Counseling Services
  • Education Services
  • Outreach

Support

Crisis intervention, outreach to neglected, abused and at-risk youth, trauma informed care

Poverty

Youth homelessness, transitional housing

Justice

Youth advocacy

Contact Information

Name: Ashley Williams

Title: Director

Address: 7125 S. Polk Street Dallas, TX 75232

Phone: (972) 228-0872 ext. 9328

Website: www.turnaroundagenda.org

Public School Outreach

(TurnAround Agenda/ISD Partnerships)
Public schools serve as the primary vehicle for the delivery of social services, addressing the needs of youth and families in the urban communities. Working through five high school feeder systems, PSO maintains 61 public school partnerships. The church and public-school partnerships are used to promote positive social change in the community. PSO maintains partnerships with high schools, middle schools and elementary schools through their five (Carter, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Kimball and Lancaster) high school feeder systems – elementary, middle school and high school.

PSO through the church offers an army of volunteers serving as mentors working with students public school partnerships. As mentors get to know their kid’s families the needs of the families surface and become known. This is where the network of TAA services becomes a convenient network of services for students and their families to be referred to for assistance, whether it be food, clothing, literacy, a GED course, crisis counseling, and a host of other services.

As kids and their families learn to think differently and hope for a better future, they rise above their negative circumstances and act on opportunities that will improve their futures. Communities thrive when people possess and apply a healthy value and belief system to their everyday lives.

Growth

School-based mentoring, life skills education, youth camps and programs

Support

Adopt-a-school (61 public schools, a focus on prevention)

Poverty

Human needs assistance, referral services

Contact Information

Name: Lisa Bracken

Title: Executive Director

Address: 2910 Swiss Ave Dallas, TX 75204

Phone: (214) 821-4500

Website: www.readingpartners.org/location/north-texas/

Reading Partners

Literacy is the foundation for learning across subjects. Without strong literacy skills, students will not have equitable access to higher education institutions to further their education and career options will be limited.

Partnering with under-resourced schools in Dallas, Reading Partners engages volunteer reading partners to work one-on-one with students who struggle with reading. Their volunteers provide hour-long tutoring sessions to students – following a structured, evidence-based curriculum developed with an expert team of curriculum advisors.

Growth

Education (literacy)

Contact Information

Name: David Timothy

Title: Executive Director

Address: 2423 S. Good Latimer Dallas, TX  75215

Phone: (214) 655-6396

Soup Mobile, Inc.

The Soup Mobile is a faith-based 501c(3) nonprofit with a mission to “Feed my sheep” by:

  1. Providing meals for the homeless
  2. Feeding needy children in South Dallas
  3. Providing Christmas for the homeless
  4. Providing Christ for the homeless

Poverty

Food for homeless and children in need

Church

For the homeless, evangelism

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Terry Flowers

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Dallas, TX 75215

Website: www.stphilips1600.org

St. Philip’s Church and Community Center

The mission of St. Philip’s School and Community Center is to enhance the lives of children and families regardless of economic background but with particular emphasis on low and moderate income families, through educational excellence, Christian principles, and compatible community services. The philosophy of St. Philip’s School is to accept students from a range of abilities and backgrounds, recognizing each child as a unique creation entitled to love, respect, and opportunities for safe and challenging passage through the early years. The school’s small class sizes and varied educational techniques enhance and develop the unique learning style of each child and aims to install and strengthen qualities that promote a secure and responsible adult life. The philosophical grounding of the community center programing is with an aim to prepare vs. repair. There is an intentional attempt to avoid programing that is corrective in nature. The community center takes on an approach of collaboration with likeminded entities to attract services that meet the needs of area residents.

Church

Scripture (teaching and Bible study), discipleship

Growth

Education (early childhood development, pre-school, elementary, middle and high schools), youth, youth camps, jobs and workforce

Support

Sports and recreation

Poverty

Community Development, affordable housing, economic development, food

Contact Information

Name: Froswa’ Booker-Drew

Title: Vice President, Community Affairs & Strategic Alliances

Address: 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75210

Website: www.bigtex.com

State Fair of Texas

Few realize that the State Fair of Texas has a department that is responsible for the development and implementation of the State Fair’s philanthropic initiatives, as well as their community and educational programming. A major State Fair philanthropic endeavor is the South Dallas Employment Project a collaboration with two managing partners (Redemption Bridge and The State Fair of Texas), and 65 other collaborating partners including businesses, churches, NGOs, social enterprise nonprofits, support services and governments. This initiative will focus on jobs and employment for southern Dallas residents.

Poverty

Community development

Growth

Jobs and workforce development

Contact Information

Name: Nicole Livingston

Title: TAA Administrative Assistant

Address: 7125 S. Polk Street Dallas, TX 75232

Phone: (972) 567-1793

Website: www.turnaroundagenda.org

Technology, Education & Careers

(The TurnAround Agenda)
The TECS program gives individuals access to technology in education, computer training and certification. The purpose of TECS is to equip a person with the essentials of computer literacy and basic education skills required in a competitive marketplace.

  • Adult literacy
  • GED preparation and testing
  • Computer Training, testing and certification

Growth

Adult Education, Career Development, Jobs and Workplace

Support

Job fairs

Poverty

Referral services, Clothing

Contact Information

Name: David Woody, III, PhD

Title: President & CEO

Address: 1818 Corsicana Street Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: (214) 670-1100

Website: www.thebridgehrc.org

The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center

The Bridge’s purpose is to provide every homeless man and woman with the tools necessary to recover and
become self-sufficient.

Located in the Farmers Market District of downtown Dallas and open 24 hours daily, the multi-service campus
offers basic needs services, along with access to healthcare, income alternatives, and long-term housing. This
“one-stop” concept lessens the need for transportation and alleviates frustration experienced by homeless
individuals when accessing services. Their highly trained staff coordinates all on-site services and advocates for
those experiencing homelessness from the point of entry until they are placed in housing.

Poverty

Homelessness

Contact Information

Name: Nicole Livingston

Title: TAA Administrative Assistant

Address: 7140 Library Lane Dallas, TX 75232

Phone: (469) 567-1793

Website: www.turnaroundagenda.org

The Food Pantry

(The TurnAround Agenda)
In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, and donations from church members and the community. The Food Pantry meets the nutritional needs of individuals and families who are unable to provide adequate food for their households – The pantry is open to the general public. The Food Pantry values the dignity of their clients and want to provide a positive shopping experience, so the Pantry uses the “Client Choice Model” where shoppers select the food of their choice.

Poverty

Food (nutrition)

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Shailendra Thomas

Title: Head of School

Address: 1819 Martin Luther King Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75215

Website: www.tkadallas.org

The King’s Academy

The King’s Academy partners with families provide children an exemplary Kingdom education by investing in the whole child: spiritually, academically and emotionally. King’s Academy believes in transformation. Transforming the lives of children by transforming the traditional approach to education. The King’s Academy distinctives:

  • Biblically integrated curriculum
  • Engaging instructional program
  • Critical reading, writing, thinking and problem-solving skills developed
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focus
  • Positive emotional development
  • Individualized attention/small classes
  • Intentional character development
  • Extended instructional day
  • Income-based tuition

Growth

Education, Pre-K – 2nd

Contact Information

Name: Chris Wheel

Title: Executive Director

Address: 7175 S. Polk Street Dallas, TX 75232

Phone: (972) 567-1793

Website: www.turnaroundagenda.org

The TurnAround Agenda

(An affiliate of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, DBA)
The Turn•Around Agenda (TTA) is a social outreach of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF) with a mission to rebuild communities from the inside out with comprehensive, faith-based programs and community partnerships designed to transform the lives of urban youth and families. As a cluster of social enterprise services and partnerships The Turn•Around addresses the needs of under-resourced Oak Cliff residents and throughout Dallas County. The Turn•Around Agenda believes the church, not the government, is the best social service delivery system since it is closer to the needs of people, offers a large volunteer force, and existing facilities for impact programs. OCBF established The Turn•Around Agenda to address the complex social needs of the community, integrating biblical principles with social interventions to bring about holistic solutions.

Poverty

Food, Family Services

Growth

Mentoring, After school

Support

Pregnancy Services, Adopt-a-school

Contact Information

Name: Nicole Livingston

Title: TAA Administrative Assistant

Address: 7125 S. Polk Street Dallas, TX 75232

Phone: (972) 228-0872

Website: www.turnaroundagenda.org

The TurnAround Resale Store

(The TurnAround Agenda)
By donating new and/or gently-used merchandise to the resale store. By shopping at the resale store, individuals are helping to support the ministry of The Turn•Around Agenda, including: Public Schools Outreach, Turn•Around Agenda Family Services. These programs offer services to families experiencing a crisis beyond their ability to manage.

Support

Funds from the retail sale of gently-used or new items go to support individuals or families in need

Contact Information

Name: Carol Pierce Gogilia

Title: President

Address: 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Suite 190 Dallas, TX 75230

Phone: (469) 848-7420

Website: www.unitedtolearn.org

United To Learn

United to learn is dedicated to addressing opportunity gaps with research-driven, district-aligned programming across 47 Dallas ISD elementary schools, including schools in South Dallas. Initiatives fall into four categories: strengthening social and emotional health; creating aspirational learning environments; accelerating student achievement in literacy; and activating an informed community. United to Learn connects schools and communities to the resources they need through listening, understanding, and working together with school staff, community members, and volunteers to provide solutions to the gaps identified at each school.

Growth

Education, youth

Support

Generosity (voluteers and resources)

Contact Information

Address:
1819 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Dallas, TX 75215

Website: www.violashouse.org

Viola’s House Inc.

Viola’s House exists to provide maternity housing and support services to teen mothers who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy, who are at-risk for homelessness, and who chose life for their unborn child.

Formed in 2008 as a “Maternity House,” to provide temporary housing and support services to expectant teenage mothers aged 12-21 in the Dallas area. Viola’s House utilizes a holistic approach to help expectant teen mothers make enduring, positive changes in their lives. The Program provides:

  • Basic life necessities of housing
  • Food and clothing
  • Life skills
  • Education and training in financial literacy
  • Parenting and counseling

Poverty

Homelessness, shelter and mentoring

Growth

ProLife choice for expectant teens

Contact Information

Name: Ted Smith

Address: PO Box 572062 Dallas, TX 75357

Phone: (214) 426-0044

Website: www.worldimpact.org

World Impact Dallas

World Impact is a Christian missions organization committed to facilitating church-planting movements by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering the unchurched urban poor.
Students are theologically and practically prepared to minister among the urban poor. For most urban ministers attending college or seminary are virtually impossible: Too expensive, high academic requirements, venue and content unrelated to urban life and ministry. World Impact offers seminary-level instruction through 16 courses in:

  • Biblical studies
  • Theology and Ethics
  • Christian ministry
  • Urban missions

Poverty

Education (urban theological education)

Church

Urban church planting, missions

Evangelism

Evangelism, scripture