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    Emergency Assistance Resources


    Assistance with all Local Area Resources

    Aunt Bertha-Connecting People & Programs (Online directory to all social services in your area by zip code)
    www.auntbertha.com

    211 Texas Directory to all area resources
    Phone: Dial 211
    211texas.org

    OurCalling Online Resource Directory
    Offers support services and referrals to outside services
    214-444-8796
    ourcalling.org/directory

    Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
    Homeless Crisis Helpline: 888-411-6802
    mdhadallas.org

    Runaway Hotline
    800-786-2929
    1800runaway.org

    Texas Homeless Education Office - Charles A. Dana Center
    800-446-3142 or 512-475-9702
    theotx.org

     

    Shelter/Housing/Transitional Housing

    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
    nationalsafeplace.org

    Bridges Safehouse
    Shelter for 18 years and older, with or without children
    469-272-4441
    bridgessafehouse.org

    Dallas Life
    Temporary/long-term shelter. Dorms for single men, women and veterans age 18 and up. Private rooms for families.
    214-421-1380
    dallaslife.org

    City House
    Emergency Shelter (Up to Age 18) and transitional living (ages 18-22)
    972-424-4626
    cityhouse.org

    Promise House
    Emergency Shelter for Homeless Teens aged 16-18, Transitional Living Program for Youths 16 - 21
    214-941-8578
    promisehouse.org

    Salvation Army
    Short-term emergency shelter
    214-424-7112
    salvationarmydfw.org

    Our Friends Place
    Single women 18-24 years, not pregnant or parenting
    214-520-6268
    ourfriendsplace.org

    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
    ugmdallas.org

    Interfaith Family Services
    Home and Hope Housing Program, eligibility requirements can be found here: interfaitheligibility.org
    Email the Screening Coordinator
    214-827-7220
    interfaithdallas.org

    Family Gateway
    Emergency shelter and supportive housing
    familygatewayscreeningassessment.org
    214-826-4500
    familygateway.org

    Exodus Ministries
    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.
    214-827-3772
    exodusministries.org

     

    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.
    214-370-9300
    citysquare.org

    Blake's House
    Transitional living for girls 18-25 who have aged out of foster care or have experienced homelessness
    972-358-4732
    blakeshouse.org

     

    Resources for Domestic Violence Survivors

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
    thehotline.org

    Mosaic Family Services, Inc
    214-821-5393
    mosaicservices.org

    Salvation Army
    Immediate safe and secure shelter, services to help clients plan for long-term safety, security and stability
    214-424-7208
    salvationarmydfw.org

    Genesis Women's Shelter & Support
    Emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling for domestic violence survivors 
    genesisshelter.org
    214-946-HELP (4357)

    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
    thefamilyplace.org
    214-941-1991

     

    Residential Drug Treatment for Youth

    Nexus Recovery Center (Females Only) 
    Detox, outpatient and residential services for females
    214-321-0156
    nexusrecovery.org

    Phoenix House (Males and females)
    Residential and outpatient alcohol and drug abuse treatment for youth
    844-427-1192

    phoenixhouse.org

     

    Resources for Trafficking Survivors

    National Human Trafficking Hotline
    Call 1-888-373-7888
    Text "BeFree" (233733)
    Live Chat humantraffickinghotline.org

    Traffick 911
    Prevention Programs for youth aged 12-18, case management and advocacy for identified victims
    817-575-9923 (not a hotline)
    traffick911.com

    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)
    newfriendsnewlife.org

    Mosaic Services
    Offers shelter, counseling, client advocacy, legal representation, community education
    214-823-1911 (trafficking hotline)
    mosaicservices.org/trafficking

    Destiny's House
    Drop-In Center for youth under age 21 who are trafficking survivors providing food, case management, safety, referrals to housing programs
    214-941-8578
    promisehouse.org/destinys-house

     

    Resources for LGBTQ Youth

    Outlast Youth
    outlastyouth.org/resources

    Youth First Texas - Toll-free services for LGBTQ youths aged 12-17
    214-879-0400 / 866-576-0042
    youthfirsttexas.org

    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

     

    Food Pantries

    North Texas Food Bank
    Social service assistance staff members can provide information about benefits available to families
    214-269-0906 or snap@ntfb.org 
    ntfbfoodassistance.org

    North Dallas Shared Ministries Food Assistance
    Must live in the service area
    214-358-8700
    ndsmervicearea.org

    Crossroads Community Services
    Food assistance for those the qualify and live in a 752__ zip code
    214-560-2511
    ccsdallas.org

    Feed They Neighbor
    214-289-7429
    feedthyneighbor.org

     

    Clothing Closets

    Carter's House
    To be eligible to shop with Carter's House you must either be receiving state benefits or children are receiving free/reduced lunch
    469-616-0224
    Cartershouseapplication.org

    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

    ndsmclothingassistance.orgtheotx.org

     

    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
    violashouse.org

    Wesley Inn
    Two year program for pregnant and parenting teens aged 14-20 with children aged 0-5
    214-941-8578
    wesleyinn.org

    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
    hopecottage.org

    Hope Supply Co.
    866-887-1724
    hopesupplyco.org

     

     

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