Emergency Resources & Information
Tenants Facing Eviction
Dallas Eviction Advocacy Center | Pro Bono Legal Advice For Dallas County Tenants Facing Eviction.
Need help with an eviction? Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
At Risk of Eviction? Help is Available | The American Rescue Plan offers unprecedented assistance to prevent people from losing their homes.
Eviction Resources | Dallas Rent Relief Programs.
For families experiencing homelessness or soon to be homeless, call Housing Forward's hotline at 1-888-411-6802 (Homeless Crisis Hot Line).
The Stewpot Homeless Prevention Program | Do you need help paying your rent, utilities, or mortgage? The Stewpot is currently providing emergency assistance to residents of the City of Dallas who are low income to assist in maintaining their housing. Eligible participants are individuals/families who reside in the City of Dallas, have low income, and have been impacted by Covid-19.
FRESH START Housing Assistance Programs | The program provides housing assistance and supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS to homeless and at-risk of homelessness individuals and families, including ex-offenders.
Dallas Housing Authority | DHA provides affordable quality housing and access to supportive resources. Click here to learn more.
Assistance with all Local Area Resources
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Connecting People & Programs (Online Directory to All Social Services in Your Area by Zip Code)Fair Housing - Eviction Assistance Initiative | The City of Dallas Office of Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, has established an eviction assistance initiative consisting of education, training and legal representation to Dallas residential rental tenants who are negatively impacted by COVID-19 and unable to pay rent to remain in their homes. 211 Texas Directory to All Area Resources |Phone: Dial 211Help Finder Online Directory to Different Services.Ourcalling Online Resource Directory
Offers Support Services and Referrals to Outside Services |214-444-8796Unite Facing Challenges with Health, Emotional Wellbeing, Relationships, Education, Finances, Etc. We CareServe Southern Dallas | Helps You Find the Appropriate Non-profit Organization That Could Meet Your Needs.Dallas Hope Center | Dallas Hope Charities’ mission has been to reduce homelessness among young adults in North Texas with our LGBTQ-focused shelter in the Dallas area, tailored to the needs of individuals ages 18-24. The Mint Cares Financial Assistance Program | Partnered with the City of Desoto, the City of Dallas, and the United Way Metropolitan Dallas to Provide Rental and Utility Assistance for Households Whose Income Has Been Impacted by Covid-19.City of Dallas Community Resources | Free or reduced cost services, such as food, healthcare, jobseeker, legal assistance, and more.Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance | Homeless Crisis Helpline: 888-411-6802The Stewpot Dallas |the Stewpot Offers a Safe Haven for Homeless and At-risk Individuals of Dallas, Providing Resources for Basic Survival Needs, As Well As Opportunities to Start a New Life. Runaway Hotline |Need Someone to Talk to, Please Call Us at 800-786-2929| Providing Crisis Intervention Services to Young People and Their Families.Texas Homeless Education Office - Charles a. Dana Center 800-446-3142 or 512-475-9702| Texas Education for Homeless Children & Youth.Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-TANF |Texas Health and Human Services ProgramsWhite Rock Center of Hope | We Have a Number of Programs to Help with Emergency Aid and/or Self-sufficiency.Texas Covid-19 Electricity Relief Program | Coronavirus (Covid-19): We’re Here to Help. Please Click to Learn More Details About the Texas Covid Electricity Relief Program and Other Important Information.
Our Friends Place
Single women 18-24 years, not pregnant or parenting
Housing Crisis Center
Housing Crisis Hotline, Legal Clinic
Emergency Shelter for Homeless Teens aged 16-18, Transitional Living Program for Youths 16 - 21
Housing Assistance from Dallas County or City of Dallas | Short-term emergency housing assistance programs (online application in both English & Spanish).
Dallas Hope Center | Dallas Hope Charities’ mission has been to reduce homelessness among young adults in North Texas with our LGBTQ-focused shelter in the Dallas area, tailored to the needs of individuals ages 18-24.
Dallas County Health and Human Services | Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is pleased to offer a host of short-term emergency housing assistance programs aimed at assisting individuals and households with rental, mortgage, and utility (water/sewage) assistance. Click here for more information: DCHHS | Emergency Housing Assistance Programs (dallascounty.org)
Shelter for women who are pregnant and/or parenting small children
Dallas Housing Authority (DHA)
The Housing Choice Voucher is currently closed
Temporary/long-term shelter. Dorms for single men, women and veterans ages 18 and up. Private rooms for families. Click here to learn more about this program.
Serving Collin & Dallas County and the majority of North Texas, the mission of City House is to provide emergency shelter, transitional residential living and street outreach programs and services to at-risk children, youth and young adults (newborn to 24 years) who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness, click here for more information or call 972-424-4626
Short-term emergency shelter
Union Gospel Mission Dallas
Shelter for men 18 and up, intake hours are 3:00 to 5:00 pm at The Bridge, 214-637-6117
Shelter for single women and their children (no boys 14 and older). intake hours are M - F 9:30 to 3:00 pm Sat and Sun from 10:00 to 12:00 pm, 214-638-2988
Dallas Habitat's Community Resources
This is designed to provide you with quick, easy access to local resources. Choose a category below to browse available resources. Together, we can make a difference. Community Resources - Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Provides an intensive, comprehensive, residential discipleship program serving mothers reuniting with their children. Residents apply while they are still incarcerated, and if accepted, come directly to the program from prison.
Austin Street Center
Emergency shelter for men 45 and older and women 18 and older
The Bridge Dallas
Emergency shelter for adults, day shelter services, housing services, employment services
National Safe Place
Text SAFE and your location to 69866 for shelter locations
Immediate and safe shelter for youth under the age of 18 (in some communities youth up to age21) 800-786-2929
Connects young people, ages 14-24, who are transitioning from substitute care toward self-sufficiency, with individualized support, planning, and access to community services. TRAC Crisis Line – 214.370.9300
Education, Mentoring Programs ... and more!
Dallas County Promise | Dallas County Promise is a coalition of school districts, colleges, universities, employers, and communities that have joined forces to help more Dallas County students complete college and begin careers.
Khan Academy | a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
Youth Guidance | a free mentoring program offering: counseling, extended day enrichment, afterschool, career readiness & success.
THE MINT Foundation | Ensuring students and young adults are equipped for success
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America | School-Based Mentoring. It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country.
Youth Engaged 4 Change | Whether you’re working toward your high school diploma, applying to college, or pursuing a trade, getting an education is often the best way to get ahead. Check out these resources and learn from the experiences and stories of other young people as you make the best choices for your life.
Dallas Public Library Teens | free homework help and guidance, earning service hours while giving back to the community. Prom is expensive, especially clothes. Get your outfit from the library.If you love books, why not earn prizes for reading over the summer months? Summer reading.
YearUp | Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
Texas SNAP Food Benefits |SNAP
North Dallas Shared Ministries Food Assistance
Must live in the service area
THE MINT Food Pantry seeks to remove the barrier to healthy food options and to eliminate food insecurity in the communities it serves.
CitySquare Food Pantry
Open Tuesday through Friday 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00
Crossroads Community Services
Food assistance for those the qualify and live in a 752__ zip code
Pleasant Grove Food Pantry (PGFP)
Tuesdays 10am -12pm & 12:30pm- 3pm
Zip codes 75217, 75253, 75227
13331 Baywood St.
Clothing Closets & Furniture Banks
Carter's House| How to Apply for Help: To schedule your "shopping" appointment, please click here. Once you have completed that step, please click here to enter your intake information before your appointment. Please contact us via text or call 800-943-8663 if you have any questions.
North Dallas Shared Ministries Clothing Assistance | Must live in the service area, families may receive clothing 3 times during a 12 month period |214-358-8700
Bed Start | Helping Households in Poverty, Crisis, and/or Need by providing household furnishing at NO COST
Dallas Furniture Bank | The mission of Dallas Furniture Bank (DFB) provides furniture to families transitioning from homelessness; restoring normalcy and independence.
S.M. Wright Foundation | Its mission is to provide support and stability to underprivileged children and less fortunate families through hunger relief, economic empowerment, and assistance in the areas of education, health, and social services.
Resources for Domestic Violence Survivors
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Mosaic Family Services, Inc
Hope's Door New Beginning
Immediate safe and secure shelter, services to help clients plan for long-term safety, security and stability
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support
Emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling for domestic violence survivors
The Family Place
Outreach counseling for men, women, and children who have been affected by domestic violence; 24-hour shelter services which consist of shelter and case management for men, women and children
River of Life Homes
Emergency shelter for women and their children leaving abusive situations, transitional housing assistance
Provide emergency safe shelter where survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can begin healing. 972-262-8383. Click here to learn more.
Young Adult Services
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas offers young adults opportunities that support, motivate and prepare for continuing educational achievements, successful transition into adulthood and long-term success in employment. Click Here to learn more.
Find a job and get a better job!
What can Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas do for your career? Check out this video!
The Dallas Regional Chamber
Resources for Parents & Educators
Resources for Small Businesses
Jobs for Displaced Workers
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas
Jobs NOW! Click Here for more information today.
Attitudes and Attire
Attitudes and Attire | Provides the tools that raise self-esteem, promote ethics and build the confidence necessary to develop successful life skills. Our vision is building confidence and changing lives for the women we serve.
Address: 2050 N. Stemmons Freeway Mail Unit 102
Dallas, TX 75207
WiNGS is a community of women helping women overcome poverty by taking charge of their futures as members seeking services, or giving back to others as mentors, coaches and advocates. Through a tailored suite of services, women build confidence and skills on their path to a new life as they start families or work toward financial security.
Free Student Wi-Fi
Students identified as homeless can request a hotspot and/or another needed device at anytime. Need help or have questions? Call the Dallas ISD Connectivity Hotline at 972-925-6000.
Mobile Hotspots | Hotspots are available for homeless students, transient families, hospital homebound, and other temporary or extenuating situations. Submit requests for hotspots to the school.
DPL (Dallas Public Library) Technology at Home | Hotspots - WiFi connection (a Wi-Fi hotspot is a device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the Internet). How do I check out a Hotspot? Click here for more information.
Disaster Recovery Programs
What Kind of Help Do You Need?
Need Immediate Assistance
FEMA disaster assistance partners can provide help with immediate needs FEMA is not authorized to provide.
- Emergency Medical Assistance: Please dial 9-1-1.
- Emergency Shelter: Locate options by zip code by visiting the American Red Cross, or Salvation Army, or by texting SHELTER and your zip code (for example, “SHELTER 01234”) to 4FEMA (43362). For Spanish text REFUGIO and your zip code. (Standard text message rates apply.) You can also download the FEMA Mobile App to find open shelters.
- Immediate Needs: Contact your local emergency management agency for help. The FEMA Helpline (800-621-3362) may be able to provide additional referrals. If you use a video relay service, captioned telephone service, or other communication services, please provide FEMA with the specific number assigned for that service.
- FEMA Assistance | FEMA Can Help Support Your Recovery from a Major Disaster.
- Individuals Can Apply for Assistance at Disasterassistance.gov.
- Catholic Charities Dallas | Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services.
- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided informational resources for Renters facing eviction and Homeowners facing foreclosure due to COVID-19.
Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Viola's House | Temporary Housing for and support services for expectant teenage mothers aged 12-21 in the Dallas area | 469-751-2017
Wesley Inn | Two-year program for pregnant and parenting teens aged 14-20 with children aged 0-5 | 214-941-8578
The Lullaby House | Provides pregnant or teen parents of children under 3 years old with a safe and supportive home where they are provided resources, programs, and services that focus on transforming their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being | 469.779.7076
Hope Cottage | Free parenting classes and case management to anyone pregnant or parenting at least one child under the age of 3 | 214-526-8721
In My Shoes | In My Shoes is one of the only faith-based nonprofits in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that houses homeless pregnant and parenting women from before the birth of their children to nine months after delivery | 469-857-3264
Hope Supply Co. | Meet the critical needs of homeless and at-risk children across North Texas by providing necessities including diapers, clothing, school supplies and toys to enhance their lives | 866-887-1724
Refugees, Asylees, Victims of human trafficking, & Runaway
The IRC in Dallas, TX |The International Rescue Committee accredited representatives that assist in the completion of applications for naturalization, family reunification, and other immigration benefits. The IRC helps those in need to rebuild their lives and regain control of their future in their new home community.
Safe Place |Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Text "BeFree" (233733)
National Runaway Safeline |Here to listen. Here to help. By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), you can connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns.
Prevention Programs for youth aged 12-18, case management, and advocacy for identified victims
817-575-9923 (not a hotline)
New Friends, New Life
Youth Resource Center helps female youth ages 12-24 who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing exploitation; basic needs, trauma-informed care, life skills programming
214-605-1558 (referral line)
Offers shelter, counseling, client advocacy, legal representation, community education
214-823-1911 (trafficking hotline)
Drop-In Center for youth under age 21 who are trafficking survivors providing food, case management, safety, referrals to housing programs
Catholic Charities of Dallas |Free legal immigration services are available to any and all eligible clients. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact 214-634-7182 for direct assistance regarding qualifications for no-fee immigration services.
Refugee Services of Texas serves refugees, asylees, survivors of trafficking, and other vulnerable populations.
Trauma Support Services
Immediate Danger/Emergency | Call 9-1-1 immediately if you have an emergency or life-threatening situation.
Dallas ISD Mental Health Service: Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the organizations listed HERE to get the support that you need(especially after school hours). Remember, your School Counselor is also available during the day for support!
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC)|24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 972-641-7273 | We serve all individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence with respect and compassion. This includes women, men, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, refugees, and all other survivors of sexual violence.
Dallas Domestic Violence Task Force | Victim resources
If you do not want to call 911, you can call: The National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-4673 (24 HOURS)
The Youth Crisis and Runaway Hotline: 1-800-448-4663
Trauma Support Services Main Tel. 972-709-4904 Provides professional trauma counseling and support to children, teens, adults, and families who have experienced trauma, regardless of their ability to pay, for as long as it takes.
Resources for LGBTQ Youth
Trevor Project | Hotline for LGBTQ youths who are feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement free place to talk | 866-488-7386 | www.thetrevorproject.org
Resource Center | Resource Center offers LGBTQ-focused programs and services that serve the North Texas community. From support groups to a food pantry for people living with HIV, there is a place for you at the Center.
Dallas ISD Support Services for LGBTQ Youth | Students who identify as Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and other identities often experience harassment, indifference, bullying and exclusion. This LINK is dedicated to providing students and teachers with resources to ensure that all students have a safe school experience.
Collective Hope Coalition (CHC) | Dallas Hope Charities unites to care for those in need throughout our social and geographical communities. By collaborating and hosting several programs, we are fulfilling our mission of providing food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability, and hope for all.
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender National Help Center | Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger.
Trans Lifeline | Available 24/7 | (877) 565-8860
Hotline is staffed by volunteers who are all trans-identified and educated about the range of difficulties transgender people experience.
Free medical, dental, other health services
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
Sliding scale clinic offering comprehensive medical and dental services.
Provides health and nutrition services for low-income families. Go to the link below to learn more about their services:
Child & Family Guidance Center (CFGC) | Child & Family Guidance Center (childrenandfamilies.org)
The Doctor Spot
Provides free services for children of the uninsured and poor as well as Medicaid enrollees who are unable to find a doctor. Go to the link below to check the calendar and locations for mobile unit services:
Community Dental Care
A low-cost dental clinic offering services to children and families.
East Dallas Number: 214-257-1082
Vickery Meadow Number: 214-987-1131
Medicaid & CHIP | Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health coverage for low-income children, families, seniors and people with disabilities.
Child Care Assistance
Please note that due to COVID-19: Child Care Assistance (CCA) follows the guidelines of Workforce Solutions (WFS) and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), while Early Head Start and Head Start (EHS/HS) follow the guidelines of the Office of Head Start (OHS). The program information and guidance provided below have been instituted on an emergency basis and are meant to be temporary. This is a fluid situation, so this information may change unexpectedly. Please refer back to this page periodically.
Get Free Tax Prep Help
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Click here to find a provider near you.
Resources for Youth Transitioning out of Foster/Substitute Care
Transition Resource Action Center/City Square
TRAC program connects young people, age 16-24, who are transitioning from substitute care toward self-sufficiency, with individualized support, planning, and access to community services.
Transitional living for girls 18-25 who have aged out of foster care or have experienced homelessness
Residential Drug Treatment for Youth
Nexus Recovery Center (Females Only)
Detox, outpatient and residential services for women
Phoenix House (Males and females)
Residential and outpatient alcohol and drug abuse treatment for youth
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