There’s no one way to create lasting, generational change. And that’s the kind of change we’re talking about when we tackle complex interconnected issues like school dropouts, poverty, and poor health. So our game plan is focused on funding the most promising organizations across four North Texas counties that provide comprehensive support in three key portfolio areas: Education, Income, and Health.

United Way is proud to invest more than $18 million in 189 exceptional local programs with a track record of measurable success, and more than $8 Million in United Way initiatives that address key gaps in our portfolio. More than 150 volunteers — people like you — invested hours of their time and expertise to identify the best possible community investments.


Afterschool and Summer Programs

Afterschool and Summer Programs

Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas

Delivers quality programs that help girls graduate from high school equipped for success in academics and professional life.  Addresses reading and math literacy, emotional and physical health, preparation for technology-based careers, and avoiding risky behaviors.

YMCA Afterschool Program

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Provides students across the Dallas area with quality afterschool programming that focuses not only on academic achievement, but also on social and emotional development.

Homework Help and Tutor Power Hour

Trinity River Mission

Prepares students for academic and personal success due to the one-on-one attention given by tutors.  The program builds a foundation that encourages high school graduation, post-secondary studies, and a positive sense of the future.

The School Zone-Supporting After School & Summer Programs

SMU: The School Zone-West Dallas

Provides otherwise inaccessible or difficult to acquire resources including student data, training, networking, and access to technology and impact measurement.  Helps partners collaborate successfully with other nonprofits and schools to meet the complex needs of children in poverty.

Team Read After-School and Summer Program Expansion

Readers 2 Leaders

Provides tutoring designed to help West Dallas children develop critical literacy skills.  Ensures students are maintaining and expanding their knowledge outside of the classroom.

Summer and Afterschool Programs for Underserved Children and Youth, Grades 1-12

Project Transformation

Provides educational after school and summer programs to low-income children and youth focusing on literacy, leadership, diversity, and community service.

Gift of Scouting

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Establishes community programs in undeserved communities to offer authentic Girl Scout experiences for elementary-school girls.  The free, after school leadership development program builds girls with courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

City Year Whole School Whole Child

City Year

Helps combat the student dropout crisis by serving full-time in low-performing schools. By focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance, City Year reaches students in the 3rd -9th grade by providing academic support, attendance coaching, and mentoring.

Academic Success

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Ensures youth from low-income neighborhoods progress academically and graduate high school on time, ready for post-secondary education and careers.  Focuses on tutoring and supplementing school curriculum.

Dallas City of LRNG

Big Thought

Provides a city-wide network of out-of-school learning experiences that helps students discover new interests, develop skills, and create pathways for future success.

After-School All Stars North Texas – New School Launch

After-School All-Stars North Texas

Provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.

Afterschool and Summer Camp

Jubilee Park & Community Center

Provides kindergarten through 8th grade students with hands-on, experiential learning that aligns with the school-day curriculum, promotes academic development and prevents summer learning loss.

Afterschool Program Quality Initiative and After the Bell Alliance

Dallas Afterschool

Improves the safety and academic focus of after school and summer sites, helping them move from traditional child care to offering engaging learning experiences. Provides training, resources and support to help providers better serve low-income students.  DAS will further address the critical barriers that hinder the effectiveness of out of school time programs by increasing access to high quality programs in four targeted neighborhoods.

Project Learn

Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County

Provides access to after school activities that reinforce skills and knowledge that children ages 6 through 18 learn at school. Coordinated, purposeful programs and activities help members, primarily from low-income neighborhoods with great need, to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment.


College and Career

Pathways to Education

Youth With Faces

Develops the academic and career skills of Dallas' most at-risk youth, 10 to 17 year olds, in juvenile detention.

College Ready

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Helps prepare students to graduate from high school and enroll in college through mentorship.  Students receive test prep, college readiness seminars, and help with college and scholarship applications.


Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council

Provides a career-based education and workforce development program designed to provide boys and girls hands-on career learning experiences.  Program is led by individuals in specific careers to help youth discover, learn, and make decisions about college, careers, and life.

Road to College Program

Young Women's Preparatory Network

Focuses on academics, leadership, and health and wellness in preparation for college.

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth: KIPP Through College (KTC)

KIPP Dallas - Fort Worth

Helps prepares students to receive in classroom curriculum by offering support and counseling as students prepare for college entry and work towards college graduation.

Impacting Students Through Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Dallas

Provides essential, age-appropriate financial literacy education for K-12 students to prepare for post-secondary education and life.

Garland ISD Building Trades Class and HFHGG Home

Habitat for Humanity Greater Garland

Develops transferable skills like carpentry, cabinetry, and electrical trades that enhance critical thinking and improve opportunities for post-secondary education.

College and Career Readiness Program

Education is Freedom Foundation

Prepares middle and high school students to be college ready.  Mentors help student and families create comprehensive college and career plans to break the cycle of poverty.

CISDR College & Career Project

Communities in Schools Dallas Region

Provides outcome-driven programming to at-risk students at 11 high school campuses in the Dallas region.

Communities in Schools of North Texas Dropout Prevention Case Management Programs

Communities in Schools of North Texas

Serves students in K-12 who are at-risk of dropping out of school.  Eliminates barriers to college and career readiness through a continuum of case-managed support, guidance and counseling, tutoring, and mentorship.

College Access and Success Campaign


The program will increase post secondary enrollment rates for students in Dallas county from 62% to 68% by 2019, by hosting informative workshops and launching an awareness campaign, helping more students graduate from high school and go on to attend college.

AVID Elementary Program

Plano ISD Education Foundation

Helps 4th and 5th grade students at high-need Plano ISD schools receive age-appropriate college preparation instruction by closing the achievement gaps of economically disadvantaged students through weekday classes, ongoing tutoring, field trips, and student counseling.

Believe and Achieve

Trinity River Mission

Equips youth to pursue higher education by providing the necessary support and guidance to achieve success after high school. Students in 6th through 12th grades complete volunteer hours, computer research, service learning projects and workshops that focus on college and career preparation.

Road to College

Uplift Education

Prepares students to attend and succeed in college. Students in 6th through 12th grades attain the skills and information they need to earn not only acceptance into a college or university, but also scholarships and grants that help them attend.


Early Childhood Education Presented by Alliance Data

Park South YMCA Preschool

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Offers high quality early education and enrichment for preschool-age children in the Fair Park and South Dallas area.

Therapeutic Early Child Development

Vogel Alcove

Offers young children affected by homelessness access to a trauma-informed early childhood development program.  This program focuses on cognitive and physical development for children age six weeks to five years old.

VMLC Preschool English Language Program

Literacy Achieves (formerly VMLC)

Prepares at-risk young children, ages 4 months to 5 years, for successful entry into elementary school by helping them develop all of their senses and skills.

Early Childhood Intervention

The Warren Center for Children with Developmental Differences

Provides children who struggle with developmental delays or disabilities empowerment for future opportunities.

Bryan’s House Early Childhood Education Program (ECE)

Open Arms Inc. / Bryan's House

Allows children with special health needs to experience an active-learning environment tailored to accommodate individual needs and education goals, preparing them to start kindergarten with their peers.

Early Childhood Education

Mi Escuelita Preschool

Ensures that children whose primary language is not English begin kindergarten capable of achieving academic success in an English speaking school system.

Dallas Center Early Childhood Intervention

Dallas Center

Provides early childhood intervention to assess, plan development, and provide individualized services to further positive development progress for children with delays and disabilities.

Together We Learn

Catholic Charities of Dallas

Prepares low-income Hispanic children in the Bachman Lake area and West Oak Cliff to be cognitively and socially ready to enter kindergarten.

AVANCE – Dallas Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP)


Provides low-income children knowledge, skills, and whole-child development so they are prepared to start school on target and ready for achievement from kindergarten to graduation.

Commit! to Early Childhood


Coalesces a partnership of service providers, school districts and community organizations to dramatically improve school readiness for Dallas County's youngest learners. Backbone support helps partners form collaborative networks that use data to develop and execute community-level action plans that address the root causes of school readiness.

Early Childhood Listening and Language Program: Creating Opportunities for Success

Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Positively impacts developmental progress of young children diagnosed with hearing loss. Comprehensive audiology and speech-language services help children function in a hearing world, improve their quality of life and become more ready for school and academic success.

Child Development Center

The Family Place

Provides licensed childcare and high-quality early education to homeless child victims of family violence, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Ensures safety while preparing children to succeed in school.

B4Six Classroom Program

Lumin Education

Empowers parents to give children the best start in life and provides children with a solid foundation for success. Activities include parent education and early education classes for children.

Early Care & Education Center Programs


Low-income children ages 0 to 5 obtain early education that develops language, early literacy and cognitive skills for school success. Implemented using best practices and a holistic model that ensure kindergarten readiness and engage parents.


Math and Science Education

Remote Tutoring and Mentoring

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Partners with local schools to provide sessions that complement the classroom curriculum and each student's needs in order to increase student achievement in math while providing students with an important adult role model.

Reasoning Mind

Reasoning Mind

Designs and implements and interactive, online math curriculum for elementary and middle school students.  The program ignites students' interest in math, develops higher-order thinking skills, and prepares them for advanced material.

Advancing Evaluation of Field-Based Science Education

National Audubon Society

Dogwood Canyon and Trinity River Audubon Centers have advanced its Eco Investigations program to include middle school students and science programming on school campuses.  Dogwood Canyon Center will serve 8th graders and Trinity River Center will deliver science education on school campuses.

Mi Escuelita Math and Science Initiative

Mi Escuelita Preschool

Serves low-income Hispanic children whose first language is not English by teaching skills they need to master math and science.

Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Increases interest in science and STEM subject knowledge among under-served girls in middle and high school through aviation and space programming activities.

Afterschool Science Outreach Programs+

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Provides after school educational classes centered on life and earth science paired with field trips to the Arboretum.

STEM 4 Girls: Excite, Engage, Encourage

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Excites, engages and encourages girls in kindergarten through 12th grade to challenge themselves and consider a career in science and math. Increases awareness of opportunities, sparks interest and enhances confidence using age-appropriate, hands-on STEM activities.

Growing Successful Students: Partnerships to Create School-Based Outdoor Learning Programs

REAL School Gardens

Addresses the need for improving student achievement in math and science by improving the quality of hands-on learning resources and instruction at low-income elementary schools.


Parents and Mentors

Mercy Street Mentoring Program

Mercy Street

Builds transformational leadership within the West Dallas community by placing a caring mentor in the life of every West Dallas public school student beginning in the 4th grade.  The mentor will continue the relationship acting as an adviser, advocate, and friend throughout the years.

B4Six Parent Education Program

Lumin Education

Provides parents with children under the age of six with tools and support needed to be their child's first and best teacher.

Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America Trevor-Rees Jones ScoutReach Program

Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council

Provides financial assistance to underprivileged youth who desire to be a part of Scouting.  The program provides them with the means and ability to fully participate.

BBBS Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Helps at-risk youth achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships while avoiding risky behaviors and achieving educational success.

AVANCE – Dallas Parent Education Program (PEP)


Helps low-income parents learn to prepare their children for school-readiness, to be an advocate during their child's education, and to promote educational achievement through leadership and volunteering.

Parent Engagement & Mentor Program for Girls

Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas

Provides parents with effective communication, feedback, events and support strategies that empower them to help their children. Offers one-on-one and group mentoring that helps girls who are failing, or at risk of failing, improve their core grades.

1:1 Literacy Intervention for Dallas K-4 Students

Reading Partners North Texas

Helps struggling readers from low-income communities by recruiting and training dedicated community volunteers to provide one-on-one, individualized instruction in local public elementary schools. On average, students improve their reading skills by 1.6 months for every month they are in the program.

To Get Her There

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Empowers dedicated and engaged parents and mentors to develop the next generation of female leaders. Adult volunteers model a positive attitude, demonstrate resilience in the face of difficulty and encourage openness towards learning — all of which helps girls develop a strong sense of self.

Born Learning Parent Engagement


Increases engagement of parents in low-income, high-risk families. Improving parenting skills and knowledge of early childhood development empowers parents to become their children's first teachers. Our parents engage with their children through home visits, with learning activities and developmental screenings; community resources; and group meetings with other parents.

Parents Advocating for Student Excellence (PASE)

The Concilio

Addresses high dropout rates of schools with large economically disadvantaged populations by increasing parental involvement. Parents learn how to navigate the school system, identify academic challenges and provide a supportive home-learning environment.




Workforce Development Skills

YW Women’s Enterprise Center


Provides low-income women business training, financial skills, and the personal development needed to ensure their small businesses succeeds.

Pathways to Employment

Wilkinson Center

Helps adults gain basic skills needed to secure employment, become financially independent, and break the cycle of poverty. Clients can choose from a selection of services to meet immediate and long-term employment needs.

VMLC Adult English Literacy Program

Literacy Achieves (formerly VMLC)

Helps non-English speaking adults improve their English literacy skills through classroom and computer based instruction. With these improved skills, students are better able to secure or advance their employment.

Per Scholas IT Support Training in Dallas

Per Scholas

Provides technology education, access, training, and job placement services for people in under served communities. Develops and implements effective IT training to help unemployed individuals successfully secure entry-level IT positions and advance their careers.

Education at Work Program at Parkland Health and Hospital System

Parkland Foundation (on behalf of Parkland Health & Hospital System)

Provides job skills training and education opportunities to low-income workers that aligns participants with health care industry jobs.  Acts as a bridge between employees and community partners to remove social and financial barriers to learning.

Workforce Development Program

Metrocrest Services

Provides skills training, vocational education for certification, and job placement services.  These help clients receive and maintain a job that leads to self-sufficiency.

Career Services for People with Disabilities

My Possibilities

Helps adults with cognitive disabilities find and maintain good jobs, improve the client's quality of life, and increase independence through productivity and employment.

ADVANCE Career Services Program

Interfaith Family Services

Empowers unemployed homeless residents to obtain employment with livable wages by providing essential career development training services.

Bridges of Hope

H I S Bridge Builders

Provides services to aid low-income, low-skilled, unemployed adults in overcoming barriers to achieving self-sufficiency and economic well-being.

TRAC – Workforce Services


Provides at-risk youth with specialized training to gain employment and provides support so clients are more likely to stay employed.

Workforce Development


Provides services and support to individuals with disabilities so they can develop vocational skills, achieve workplace success, independence, and improve their likelihood of long-term job security.

Internship Program

Cafe Momentum

Provides juvenile offenders a one year internship overview of the restaurant business by working alongside established chefs and service leaders.

Second Chance Job Program

New Friends New Life

Empowers women to leave the degradation of the sex trade and find a sustainable, permanent way to support themselves and their children. Partners with local businesses to provide internships that can lead to permanent employment.

Senior Employment Source

The Senior Source

Helps older adults get and keep jobs through career counseling, job search assistance, seminars and support groups that are geared to the challenges older job seekers face when looking for jobs. Also educates employers about the benefits of hiring older workers.

From Prison to Paycheck: Employment Services for Ex-Offenders

Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Connects ex-offenders with opportunities to secure jobs, build meaningful careers and launch their own businesses. Typically, only about half of ex-offenders are employed within 12 months of their release from prison; in contrast, every program graduate through 2012 achieved employment within 90 days of release.


Jewish Family Services

Increases the number of individuals who secure a job and remain self-sufficient and on payrolls. Moves people out of poverty by providing job search resources, access to verified job leads, job placement and support. Helps 3,225 unemployed or underemployed people in 2013, growing to 3,425 by 2016.

Good Jobs

Goodwill Industries of Dallas

Provides access to jobs for low-income individuals through job creation, innovative partnerships with employers in the community, and focused job placement and retention services. Leverages partnerships with colleges and employers to place clients into technical and blue collar jobs.

My Possibilities University

My Possibilities

Improves the work skills of adults with cognitive disabilities to prepare them for part- or full-time employment. Daily classroom instruction and Hands-on learning experiences with local businesses providing opportunities for clients to practice the skills they learn in daily classroom instruction.

Enhancing Employment Opportunities

Catholic Charities of Dallas

Offers work training to low to moderate income individuals. At four sites, unemployed and underemployed individuals learn skills that enhance their opportunities to secure better jobs and higher wages.

Technology Service Corps


Prepares 100 young veterans a year for lasting careers in IT through technical and professional skills training, access to IT internships and job placement services.

Job Readiness

The Family Place

Empowers homeless victims of family violence to increase their incomes and leave poverty. Provides job readiness classes and formal work training programs, including GED, English, literacy and computer classes.



Trains and readies for employment low-income adults with low skill levels and employment barriers. Enhances employability and enables participants to obtain living-wage jobs or successfully continue with training and education.

LIFT Adult Basic Literacy and Education and GED Preparation

LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas)

Provides job skills training by teaching adults to read and write in English, prepare for the workforce, or prepare to successfully pass the GED exam.

LIFT ESL Literacy

LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas)

Trained volunteers teach classes in basic English language skills to adults with limited English proficiency. Pre- and post-testing place learners in appropriate levels and document their achievements. Classes increase the number of individuals who have the job skills needed to get hired.

AVANCE – Dallas Workplace English


Gives low-income Hispanic adults with poor English skills a key job skill — facility with the English language — that makes them more marketable and that they can use to get better-paying jobs and emerge from poverty permanently. Clients participate in English as a second language (ESL) for workplace classes and in a workforce-entry practicum.

Lending & Business Support for Small Businesses in Dallas


Provides loans, financial education and business support to startup and small businesses owners, helping each owner to create a job.


Financial Capability

Mini Loan Program

National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Helps stop the cycle of communities that are financially trapped by exorbitant lending rates.  Volunteers help families identify their underlying financial problems and work toward solutions.

RiSE (Formally YW Financial Empowerment)


Equips low-to-moderate income individuals with the tools to become financially stable and ultimately build assets as a pathway out of poverty.

Financial Success Pathway

Wilkinson Center

Helps adults gain basic skills needed to become financially independent and break the cycle of poverty.

Elder Financial Safety Center

The Senior Source

Addresses all aspects of older adult's financial security through prevention, protection, and prosecution services.

Financial Stability Program

Metrocrest Services

Helps move individuals out of poverty by providing financial coaching and education to low income adults.

Working Families Success (WFS)

Jewish Family Services

Provides financial coaching, employment, and income support services to help individuals achieve economic and financial stability.

Family Financial Well Being Program

Housing Crisis Center

Provides a financial education and capacity building program to newly homeless families.

Financial Empowerment


Assists low-income families in building assets to secure a more stable and prosperous financial future.

Financial Education

Catholic Charities of Dallas

Provides one-on-one coaching classes that teach low-income families how to increase their savings, reduce their financial costs, and increase economic well-being.

Pathway to Financial Stability

Goodwill Industries of Dallas

Helps low-income adults make effective financial decisions and learn to plan for a financially secure future. Provides financial education services that result in positive behavioral changes and financial empowerment.

Community Tax Center

Foundation Communities

Provides free tax prep sites that help families earning $53,000 or less per year to maximize tax time refunds, access valuable tax credits, and connect families with support services.

Home-ownership Services Program

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

Provides low-income families with the knowledge and skills necessary to be financially successful homeowners. Includes pre- and post-purchase support, financial education coursework, personalized case management and other optional events and services.

Home Sweet Home

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command

Helps homeless and at-risk individuals and families effectively budget and better manage their income and expenses. Classroom-style and one-on-one financial education, monthly budgeting and home visits provide clients with the tools to become and remain financially secure and self-sufficient.

AIM Financial Capability for Low-Income Families


Educates 1,000 clients a year to reduce debts, develop savings habits and improve credit scores. Financial capability programs include 12 counseling, coaching, and financial education sessions — plus a match on IDA savings.

Home and Hope Financial Empowerment Program

Interfaith Family Services

Empowers formerly homeless clients to become self-sufficient by putting into practice budgeting, savings and employment skills. Guidance of case managers and volunteer mentors empowers families to regain their dignity, improve their financial literacy and secure their stability.




Physical Health

Pediatric Group – Access

Children’s Health Systems of Texas

Provides patient-centered "medical homes" for children.  The medical home enables patient families to see a primary care provider for all aspects of a child's healthcare needs, from the treatment of common cold to chronic conditions like asthma.

Dental Program

North Dallas Shared Ministries

Increases access to dental care for low-income individuals.

Access to Healthcare

Maurice Barnett Geriatric Wellness Center

Provides preventative health services and wellness screening to adults aged 55 and older who lack access to affordable health services.

Expanded Access to Healthcare

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic

Supports access to comprehensive primary care with a personal provider to low-income adults.  The program also provides insurance eligibility and enrollment for the adults assisted at new clinics.

Comprehensive Coordinated Care

Hope Clinic of Garland

Provides comprehensive coordinated care with focus on health, education, preventive care, and lifestyle improvements to effect change in the lives of low-income, uninsured residents of the community.

Plano Children’s Medical Clinic

Health Services of North Texas

Provides comprehensive, accessible, patient-centered care for the overall health of children.

Vision Clinic

Dallas Services

Increases access to vision care by providing comprehensive eye exams and glasses to individuals with a limited ability to pay for services.


The Community Council of Greater Dallas

Helps children obtain and retain health insurance through bilingual outreach staff working with families.

Increasing Access to Care – Primary Pediatric Healthcare


Provides a medical home for uninsured and under-insured children who lack access to primary pediatric health care and who, without intervention, would go without care.

Inpatient Chronic Care Management Program

Dallas Methodist Hospitals Foundation

Develops patient-provider interactions to improve health outcomes and reduce the number of inpatient admissions and re-admissions for patients with disabilities.

McKinney Community Clinic


Provides preventative and primary health care services to residents who are uninsured or lack access to quality, affordable health care.  Services will be offered no matter what the patient is able to pay.

Health Center of Helping Hands

Rockwall County Helping Hands

Increases access to low-cost preventative, chronic and acute health care for uninsured or underinsured Rockwall County residents.

HIV Dental

Resource Center of Dallas

Uses a restorative care approach to improve the health and quality of life of more than 1,200 clients a year who have HIV/AIDS and low-to-moderate incomes. Empowers clients to remain healthy and reduces the economic impact on primary care systems.

Refugee Health Access Services

Mosaic Family Services

Increases refugees’ access to health care services. Staff help refugees overcome barriers to health care through culturally and linguistically competent case management and education.

HIV Outpatient Medical Care

Prism Health North Texas

Provides access to quality HIV medical care and treatment, including highly active antiretroviral therapy. Medical care protects patients' immune systems, prolongs life and markedly decreases risk of transmitting HIV to others.


Mental Health

Children’s Therapy

The Family Place

Provides free counseling to children exposed to domestic violence to improve their overall quality of life.  Survivors receive group and individual counseling.

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support: Clinical Counseling Program

Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

Provides individualized clinical treatment to heal and empower women and children who have experienced unspeakable abuse.

Victim Intervention Program Counseling

Parkland Foundation (on behalf of Parkland Health & Hospital System)

Serves victims of family violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and violent crimes through advocacy, counseling, and education.

Multicultural Mental Health Services

Mosaic Family Services

Provides culturally sensitive counseling services for immigrants and refugees who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Mental Health Advocacy Program

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas is the largest advocacy organization in North Texas focused on improving the communities' mental health.  This project will complement the mental health capacity of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' current advocacy efforts by using best practices to recruit and communicate with grass roots advocates and build upon our current capacity.

Crisis and Professional Counseling Services

The Turning Point (Rape Crisis Center of Collin County)

Provides a full complement of services to help individuals overcome all forms of sexual assault.  Provided free of charge, these services include a 24 hour crisis hotline, advocacy program, and many other options for rehabilitation.

Child and Family Counseling Program (CFCP)

Galaxy Counseling Center

Increases access to mental health services for low income and at risk communities. The program offers play therapy, individual, couple, and family therapy.

Therapy Program

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Provides abused children and their caregivers the tools necessary to help them reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms and the negative emotional and behavioral responses that are common among abuse victims.

General Counseling

Children First Counseling Center

Makes counseling and play therapy readily available to low-income households in Dallas County.  Counseling and play therapy are accessible to adults, adolescents, and children who are victims of crime.

Incest Recovery

The Family Place

Improves the emotional and mental health, daily functioning and quality of life of survivors of incest and child sexual abuse. Professional, free counseling is provided on site and in the community by licensed professional counselors.

Counseling Child Victims of Trauma

Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County

Empowers child abuse victims through the criminal justice process, provides emotional healing to child victims of trauma, and support for their non-offending family members.

Clinical Services

Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

Specialized, trauma-focused therapy for children who have been abused reduces the symptoms of trauma and empowers the children to feel more in control of their lives. Without specialized treatment, child abuse often leads to significant mental and physical health issues in adulthood.

Mental Health

Jewish Family Services

Diagnoses and treats mental illness and emotional crises for people with limited or no financial means. Mental health counseling services help them develop healthier, productive and self-sufficient lifestyles. Growing from 835 clients in 2013 to 145 additional clients by 2016.

Intensive Services for Children with Mental Illness

Family and Child Guidance Centers

Delivers a continuum of comprehensive, integrated, culturally competent services and supports to children with a serious mental illness. Program has proven to minimize the disability's impact on current and future life outcomes, and improving social and educational success.

Psychiatric Services for Adults and Children with Serious Mental Illness

Family and Child Guidance Centers

Provides comprehensive, clinically proven, and effective psychiatric services to the severe and persistently mentally ill. The program focuses on helping lower income populations enroll in expanded benefits.


Family Violence Prevention

TMWF Peace in the Home

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

Provides culturally specific prevention and intervention for family violence survivors.  The program offers community training on family violence and individualized safety planning.

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support: Residential Services

Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

Provides a program of care for survivors of family violence including: therapy, case management, preschool - 12 school, and transitional rent-free housing.  Families receive a plan to help them heal and create abuse-free futures.

Forensic Interview Program

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Provides justice, safety, and healing after child abuse.  The interview generates a legally defensible investigative interview.

Child Advocacy Services

CASA of Collin County

Trains and supports volunteers who are court appointed as Guardian ad Litem and serve as advocates for children removed from their home due to server abuse or neglect.

Be Project

The Family Place

Provides early intervention services to youth that will promote healthy relationships and behaviors, and ultimately decrease intimate partner violence. Age-appropriate classroom education to children in 3rd grade through college address bullying, healthy communication and relationships, violence and more.

Child Abuse Prevention and Response

Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County

Provides justice and support to, and minimizes trauma for, abused children and nonoffending family members. Coordinates the investigative process among partner agencies, supports families through the criminal process and educates to prevent child abuse.

Court Advocacy

CASA of Denton County

Keeps abused and neglected children from falling through the cracks of the child welfare system by training and supervising community volunteers to serve as their guardian during the court process.

Family Safety & Justice Center

Jewish Family Services

Addresses immediate, urgent physical and emotional safety needs of children and adults who are victims of family violence.

Forensic Interviewing

Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

Conducts interviews to ascertain whether child abuse has occurred, and if so, to gather details of the abuse to use in upcoming trials.

Healthy Families Dallas

Family Compass

Prevents child abuse and neglect though educational and therapeutic services for pregnant and parenting teens in low-income Dallas County communities. Home visits over a five-year span instill long-lasting healthy behaviors.

Domestic Violence Program

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command

Reduces further victimization of people who are victims of interpersonal violence by providing safe shelter and helping them gain independence from their abusers. Includes safety planning, client advocacy and resource referrals, children's programming, therapy and legal advocacy.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Senior Source

Advocates for the quality of life and care for frail, elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen protect residents from abuse and neglect by ensuring that their rights are not violated and by resolving complaints on their behalf.

Multicultural Family Violence Intervention

Mosaic Family Services

Increases the safety and knowledge of refugee and immigrant victims of family violence through culturally and linguistically competent services, including case management, shelter, counseling and legal services.

Family Violence Prevention and Intervention

The Family Place

Decreases the amount of family violence by providing programs to both victims and abusers that break the cycle of abuse. Services for victims help them avoid abusive relationships. Interventions with abusers teach them to change their behavior.


Obesity Prevention

YMCA Community Health Outreach Initiatives

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Provides programs designed to be free and accessible health education courses that have large impacts on obesity in both children and adults.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families

The Concilio

Provides education to low-income, primarily Hispanic, families with an increased risk for obesity.   The program encourages the adoption of healthy behaviors, improved nutrition, and positive role modeling.

Improving Health for Adults with Disabilities

My Possibilities

Reduces obesity in adults with disabilities and improves their overall health and quality of life through a metric-based training program.

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions

Baylor University - Texas Hunger Initiative

Empowers individuals to gain equal access to healthy food, reduce food insecurity, and eventually reduce obesity and obesity-related diseases.

Camp Sweeney

Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Camp Sweeney

Provides medical treatment and lifestyle training to children who have diabetes or who are at risk of developing diabetes. Decreases body mass index in medically overweight children and improves children's skills in managing diabetes.

Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI): Healthy Weight Management Program

Baylor Health Care System Foundation

Uses early intervention to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in individuals who have prediabetes. Screening, teaching patients about nutrition and physical activity, and monitoring prescribed therapeutic lifestyle changes lead to reductions in body mass index.

Healthy Start, Healthy Children


Promotes healthy eating habits and exercise in 9,900 young children enrolled at 165 regulated child care centers. Educates 1,815 teachers about the negative impact of childhood obesity and physical activity so they can make systemic changes that will improve the health of children.


Preventive Health Care

Pediatric Group – Prevention

Children’s Health Systems of Texas

Provides medical homes for under served children. Without this program many children would not receive preventative care, leaving them not unimmunized against preventable diseases and without the benefit of detection of medical conditions.

Pregnancy and Post-Partum

Nexus Recovery Center

Provides a program to develop a treatment plan for maternal drug abstinence of addicted moms to create healthy newborns.

Healthy Mother/Healthy Baby

Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center

Provides women struggling with unwanted pregnancies easier and quicker access to prenatal and perinatal care to prevent incidences of low birth weight, birth defects, and overall poor health of newborns. Without help, these women are less likely to access care because they are in denial about, or react negatively to, the pregnancy.

YW Nurse-Family Partnership


Improves the health and life courses of at-risk, first-time mothers and children. Registered nurses make 64 home visits for each baby, starting early in the pregnancy and lasting until the child is 2 years old, which improves birth outcomes and the health and development of the child.

Preventive Care/Healthy Kids


Increases the number of children ages 0 to 19 who access the well-child care recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics.


Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

Nexus’ Continuum of Care

Nexus Recovery Center

Provides recovery care facilities for drug and alcohol addictions in women and teens.  Clients maintain their abstinence through residential treatment and support groups.

Addiction Management and Recovery Support

Jewish Family Services

Provides crisis intervention and assessment, recovery oriented behavioral health, addiction management, and recovery support for people struggling with drug or alcohol use or dependency.

Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Dallas Challenge

Provides effective outpatient treatment services to help adolescents obtain and maintain sobriety. The program also equips and strengthens their families to provide the ongoing support needed for recovery.

Comprehensive Recovery Support Services

Association of Persons Affected by Addiction

Helps people recover from substance abuse disorders and eliminate the revolving door of addiction through coaching, case management, support groups, and recovery education.

Substance Abuse Treatment for Individuals with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Chemical Addiction

Turtle Creek Recovery Center

Decreases substance and alcohol abuse for adults struggling with mental illness and addiction. Residential treatment program includes screening and assessment, relapse prevention, and individual and group counseling and education.

Prevention Connection

Rainbow Days

Prevents substance abuse, delinquency and violence by youth who are most at risk for these behaviors. Provides a continuum of short- to long-term, intensive interventions, including health information, coping and social skills, emotional and social support, character education and stress reduction.

Substance Abuse Program

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command

Promotes healthy behaviors through residential and outpatient treatment services for those on parole and probation for drug-related offenses. Provides clients with the tools to strengthen themselves against the stronghold of addiction, to help them live stable and substance-free lives.



Basic Needs

Basic Needs

Beyond the Bell

Assistance Center of Collin County

In partnership with the family, the Assistance Center will provide rental and utility assistance to families under the threat of eviction or utility disconnection. By stabilizing the home, adults will have the peace of mind necessary to participate in those initiatives designed to aid them in achieving economic empowerment and their children will be able to remain in their schools to achieve academic success.

Transitional Shelter Program

Samaritan Inn

The Samaritan Inn is the only homeless shelter and the largest residential homeless program in Collin County. Our goal is to provide shelter services and comprehensive programs that meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Mosiac House

Mosaic Family Services

Mosaic House provides safe emergency housing and opportunities for self-sufficiency for refugee and immigrant women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Mosaic House provides culturally competent services not available at other shelters to help multicultural victims meet basic needs and overcome barriers to an independent life. Our program reaches victims who would not be served at traditional shelters or transitional housing programs.

2-1-1 Information & Referral Network for Dallas County

The Community Council of Greater Dallas

2-1-1 North Central Texas Dallas Region is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This program is managed by the Community Council of Greater Dallas under the oversight of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.

Food and Emergency Services

Wilkinson Center

The goal of this program is to stabilize clients through food support and short-term emergency rental, mortgage, and utility assistance. Case management helps clients overcome barriers to financial self-sufficiency and all clients are encouraged to participate in financial coaching.

MDHA Flex Fund

Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance

The MDHA Flex Fund pays for minor but impactful expenditures, that can help end a person’s homelessness. The client's case manager completes a one-page form, documenting the client’s specific need, how filling it will help the client resolve their homelessness, and why the need cannot be funded through other available resources. The case manager submits this, with any relevant documentation to MDHA, which approves and rapidly provides payment directly to the vendor.

Mobile Food Access Network

Equal Heart

Equal Heart’s Mobile Food Access Network (MFAN) delivers food to the hungriest children and families at their home. Transporting food into the community is necessary because the same forces that cause families to lack the basic resources to feed their children, also result in an inability to travel to static food distribution sites.

Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter

Denton County Friends of the Family

The emergency shelter is available to survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault. While the client is in shelter they have access to counseling, case management, children's services, and basic needs.

Harmony CDC Food Pantry

Concord Missionary Baptist Church

Harmony Food Pantry provides healthy, nutritious, and quality food to individuals and families in need. The focus is to ensure that those in the Southern sector of Dallas are provided healthy foods and nutritional facts to prepare meals and maintain good health. Families receive an average of 25 pounds of food for each eligible household member in addition to access to community resources. Harmony Food Pantry also serves as the gateway in identifying families ready for self-sufficiency support.

Family Assistance Program

Catholic Charities of Dallas

Individuals and families who are experiencing a financial crisis look to Catholic Charities of Dallas to meet their most pressing needs of shelter and sustenance. The goal of the program is to meet these needs through temporary financial assistance for rent/mortgage/utilities, food, and to develop a plan to increase household stability.

Transition Resource Action Center Basic Needs – Assistance & Housing


CitySquare’s Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC) provides a safety net for youth aging out of substitute care. The housing arm of TRAC provides access to short-term rental assistance, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing, along with accompanying wrap-around services to youth who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness. The goal of our housing program is residential stability as a necessary foundation for greater self-determination and increased skills and income.

Home & Hope Transitional Housing

Interfaith Family Services

Interfaith Family Services follows a simple, proven formula that is at the heart of our Home & Hope transitional housing program: Stability+Self-Worth+Skills = Self-Sufficiency. First, we stabilize homeless families by providing housing in an apartment unit. Families receive on-site counseling for adults and children, develop skills via daily career coaching, weekly financial coaching, and weekly success coaching (life management) for parents.

Home Delivered Meals for Seniors

Meals on Wheels of Collin County

The primary goal of Meals on Wheels Collin County is to keep clients living in their homes and prevent premature institutionalization due to insufficient nutrition and isolation related issues through the provision of daily, home delivered, hot and nutritious meals. As the first 3 months are the most critical for stabilizing malnutrition, the target objectives are to reduce nutritional risk and have 85 percent of clients remain living independently at home for at least 3 months.

Emergency Assistance Program

Mesquite Social Services

Mesquite Social Services strengthens households experiencing financial crisis by supporting their basic needs such as food, financial assistance of rent, mortgage, and utilities along with empowering them with self-sufficiency programs to prevent future crises.

Furniture for Families in Need

Dallas Furniture Bank

As the only furniture bank in North Texas, Dallas Furniture Bank is uniquely positioned to address this need with the facilities, equipment and qualified staff needed to coordinate the transfer of unwanted, usable furniture from people and businesses that wish to dispose of it to those who desperately need it.

Hope’s Door Emergency Shelter Program

Hope's Door New Beginning Center

Two Emergency Shelters provide safe shelter and basic needs assistance to victims of family violence and their children. Individuals who come to the emergency shelters are fleeing life-threatening situations and do not have other options for seeking safety and shelter. The shelter provides a safe place to stay, case management, legal assistance, job training, counseling, and other intervention programs.

CCA Food Pantry

Christian Community Action

Christian Community Action operates one of the largest client-choice food pantries in North Texas, providing food, hygiene, household products to nearly 600 families every week. Our Food Pantry program helps provide families with a degree of financial flexibility during difficult times. With nearly 40% of their household groceries provided by CCA, families can reserve their limited income for other essentials such as rent, utilities, and healthcare.

Assistance and Referral

Rockwall County Helping Hands

The Assistance and Referral program provides basic needs assistance to Rockwall County residents in crisis. Core program components include a food pantry, thrift store, financial assistance, and information and referral. Our goal is to provide immediate assistance to our clients in crisis, while also empowering them to avoid future crisis situations by helping them to break the cycle of poverty once and for all.

Basic Needs – Emergency Assistance/Food

Metrocrest Services

The goal of the Metrocrest Services' Basic Needs Program is to provide income supports, including emergency assistance and food, to families and seniors in crisis. These programs deliver the basic resources to meet immediate needs, reduce hunger and health issues, maximize income, and increase financial stability; therefore, lowering the risk of homelessness and food insecurity.

Food Pantry

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) operates two food pantry sites in Dallas, one on Arapaho and the second at the Vickery Meadow Collaborative pantry on Walnut Hill. The pantry's primary goal is to address an individual and/or family's basic need for food by providing healthy, nutritious food to prevent hunger and improve self-sufficiency. The program also provides case management to help people move out of poverty.

HIV Nutrition Program

Resource Center of Dallas

Established in 1985, the HIV Nutrition Program provides a food pantry and congregate meals program to low and moderate income people living with HIV. The goal of the program is to provide clients with nutritious meals and food products that complement their HIV drug therapies and support their specific nutritional needs, resulting in stabilized or improved individual health and well-being.

Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)

Irving Cares

The Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) plays a critical role in meeting the basic needs of low-income Irving residents facing temporary crises by providing food, emergency financial assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities, and/or bus passes, and information and referrals.

Resource Center and Food Pantry


CitySquare’s Food Pantry and Resource Center provides supplemental food assistance and a continuum of care to neighbors who cannot afford to meet daily nutritional requirements. The goal is to meet immediate hunger needs and develop longer-term self-sufficiency plans in order to move neighbors beyond poverty and on a path to stability. Key activities include Food Distribution; Case Management; SNAP/TANF enrollment; CHIP/Medicaid information; PAN Program & Well Care; referrals to other services.

Emergency Shelter Services

The Family Place

The goal of Emergency Shelter Services is to provide safe, temporary housing for those who are homeless due to family violence. In addition, the program seeks to increase safety through family violence education, reduce the trauma felt by clients, provide access to counseling, medical, and other services within the safety of the shelter, and help clients meet their goals for housing and employment.

Meals on Wheels

The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas

The goal of VNA Meals on Wheels is to improve nutrition and provide social contact thereby decreasing medical costs associated with malnutrition and isolation. VNA is fulfilling a basic food need in the community, and enabling seniors to age with dignity in their home. VNA Meals on Wheels provides hot, home-delivered meals to homebound seniors with no reliable access to nutritious food or who are unable to prepare their meals.

Men’s and Women’s Shelter Care Program

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command

The Shelter Care program meets the basic needs of men, women, and women with children experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter, nutritious meals, showers, clothes, and use of laundry facilities to over 4,000 people per year. The Shelter Care program assists those experiencing homelessness achieve lasting stability by providing them with access to longer term housing options and by addressing their additional barriers to self-sufficiency.

Disaster Response

American Red Cross - Dallas Area Chapter

The goal of the Disaster Response program is to meet the basic needs of disaster victims by providing immediate financial assistance, safe shelter, food, emergency relief supplies, emotional support, and whole health services. After a disaster, trained volunteers and staff provide thorough case management to help clients get back on their feet, while developing unique recovery plans focused on removing roadblocks and closing assistance gaps to alleviate continued hardship.



Total Grant Investments: $17,770,562


Total: $8,158,632

This investment represents funding for programs administered by United Way, such as Skills to Succeed, Healthy Zone Schools, Pathways to Work, and GroundFloor social innovation fund. It also includes financial and staffing support for collaborations, such as the Community Financial Stability Initiative, HOPES, Texas Home Visiting Program, Dallas Summer & Super Meals Council and the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative. It does not include designations to service providers.

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