BRIDGES is reducing the barriers for families to increase their ability to get into long term, stable housing. We help to create a sustainable bridge out of poverty by providing emergency shelter for pregnant women and women mothering small children. Bridges also hosts a Community Diaper Pantry which provides emergency assistance of diapers, wipes, clothing and health products. We are building relationships with mothers in order to keep families in their homes and hopefully prevent a crisis that could lead to homelessness.
Harmony Community Development Corporation is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission of strengthening families and revitalizing neighborhoods in the southern sector of Dallas County. Harmony CDC has the following programs:Food Pantry and Resource Center The focus of our food pantry and resource center is to provide healthy, nutritional, and quality food, as well as access to community resources that serve the Southern Sector of Dallas. Our Client-Choice Food Pantry provides nutritionally balanced food to individuals and families in need. Counseling Center The Counseling Center provides a broad range of professional and quality counseling services. We offer private and support group style services in the wide-spread areas of mental health, grief support, divorce, alcohol and drug abuse recovery, parenting, and much more. Harmony Empowered Living Program (H.E.L.P.) H.E.L.P. is a self-sufficiency program designed to reach individuals in a cohort group, ages 18 to 45, who are unemployed or underemployed. We provide a holistic approach through intense case management using assessments, action plans, resources and wraparound services customized for what the participant must have to obtain employment, education, or career advancement leading to livable wages and economic mobility. Through our program, we will provide 200 individuals with stability services and 48 individuals in cohorts of 12 will continue through the Harmony Empowered Living Program. Harmony has established an integrated service delivery model to provide onsite supportive and wraparound services to clients. Partners include Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (free legal counsel) and Family Care Connection (parenting, pregnancy support).
Harmony Food Pantry provides nutritious food to the community through our client-choice food pantry. We are open Mondays: 2pm-6pm, Tuesdays: 4pm-6:30pm and Thursdays: 10am-2pm. We are located at 6969 Pastor Bailey Drive, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75237. The information line number is 214-467-6770.
With all the closures in Dallas and across the US, those who live paycheck-to-paycheck have even greater anxiety about what the next few months look like as a result of COVID-19. Many who work in the hardest hit industries will no longer have the funds to pay for their rent, utilities, food, medication, mental health care and other basic needs items. That’s where we come in. With your help, Jewish Family Service (JFS) can “keep the lights on’ for those who need it most. For 70 years, JFS’s role, during and after a crisis, is to assist those who are impacted now and as they recover from their losses, whatever they may be. JFS is here to help our community and those most vulnerable to navigate the journey to stabilization and recovery. Through our Hunger Relief and Emergency Services:Connecting food pantry clients to available drive up resources in the community; providing gift cards to Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Aldi to buy groceries and essentials For our Jewish community, working with Shuls and leaders to provide Passover food for the holidaysProviding immediate short-term financial aid for all in needProviding Kosher Home Delivered Meals and shelf stable emergency food for home bound seniors and the disabled. Through our Career and Financial Services program:Financial Coaching to clients and assistance in creating budgets based on changes in jobs, accessing financial resources, applying for unemployment and setting financial goals for what they will need in their new job. Employment Coaching for workers who are struggling with remote work, fear for their jobs, and assistance in writing resumes in order to obtain new jobs, etc.Planning for how we will respond to the projected 20% unemployment rate as we all return to work this summerThrough our Counseling support with tele-health services:For our older adults to keep them feeling connected, calming their fears and getting them needed resources, For our children and adults so they are able to establish and maintain emotional and mental health during these stressful timesFor couples and families so they can navigate new stressors and address other relationship issues exacerbated by being sheltered in place
Miles of Freedom works to equip, empower, and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by Incarceration.Individuals- Virtual and Telephonic availableCase ManagementJob search assistanceJob placement assistanceMental HealthResource ConnectionsSupportFamilies- Fresh Produce distribution on Saturdays – Family Visitation Shuttle-suspended while TDCJ facilities are closed to visitors – Communities-Fresh Produce distribution on Saturdays – Land Maintenance and Clean-up – Brush Removal – Lawn Care Service
CONVENIENT, INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORTYou can schedule individualized support with a highly trained professional at your convenience there’s no long wait time on the phone or in-person. Everyone in the community is welcome you don’t have to be previously enrolled in WiNGS programming. It’s easy to access the help you need, at no cost, thanks to generous donors and funders. WiNGS (formerly The YWCA of Dallas) believes that empowering women to achieve their fullest potential has a multiplier effect on the families and communities around them. Our full suite of services is designed to help you soar. Our mentors and coaches are ready to walk alongside you on your path to success.WE ARE HERE FOR YOUThese are difficult times. You may be facing overwhelming stress in many areas of your life all at once.If your employer is in one of the many heavily affected industries, you may experience job loss, furlough, or significant reduction in hours. You may now wonder how you will get healthcare or get your prescription filled.If you are a small business, you are undoubtedly weighing very difficult decisions about how you pivot your business to continue serving customers, support your employees, handle your operating expenses, ensure your supply chains, and manage your cash flow.If you are a parent, you may be struggling with how to juggle childcare, your children’s needs, your job demands, and how you can keep your family safe and healthy.If you are like millions of Americans, you may be wondering how you will pay for rent, mortgage, bills, and student loans. You may struggle to obtain basic essentials for your family, like food, shelter, diapers, wipes, and more.Just like you, we don’t know when this will all end. In the meantime, the WiNGS team is working hard to help you make sense of it all with up to date resources and workshops coupled with what we do best individualized support to help you through your immediate and rapidly evolving challenges.CONVENIENT, INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORTIt’s easy to access the help you need, at no cost, thanks to generous donors and funders. You can schedule individualized support with a highly trained professional at your convenience there’s no long wait time on the phone or in-person. Everyone in the community is welcome you don’t have to be previously enrolled in WiNGS programming.