• Maritza Villegas

    Counselor 

    MAVILLEGAS@dallasisd.org 

    972-794-5400

     

    Counseling Services provides support to Dallas ISD’s 400+ school counselors as they sustain a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages social, emotional, and academic growth while challenging students to become independent thinkers and responsible citizens.

     

    Department Contact Information

    972-925-8989

    counselingservices@dallasisd.org

     

    Directory of 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

     

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

    The Stewpot Dallas

    Assistance with meals, case management identification documentation, health and wellness, community court
    214-746-2785
    www.thestewpot.org

     

    Runaway Hotline
    800-786-2929
    1800runaway.org

     

    Resources for Homeless

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

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-TANF
    https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/tanf/families

     

    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 women who are pregnant and/or parenting small children
    469-272-4441
    bridgessafehouse.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
    familyplace.org   
    214-941-1991

    River of Life Homes
    Emergency shelter for women and their children leaving abusive situations, transitional housing assistance 
    214-886-3563
    www.riveroflifehomes.org

     

    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

     

    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
    214-272-8002
    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

     

    Medical/Dental/Health

    Agape Clinic
    Free medical, dental, other health services
    972-707-7782
    www.agapeclinic.org

    Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
    Sliding scale clinic offering comprehensive medical and dental services.
    214-540-0300
    losbarriosunidos.org

    Foremost Family Health Centers
    Sliding scale clinic offering medical, dental, wellness and behavioral health care.
    Balch Springs Number: 972-588-4532
    MLK Jr. Number: 214-426-3645
    foremostfhc.org

    Community Dental Care
    Low-cost dental clinic offering services to children and families.
    East Dallas Number: 214-257-1082
    Vickery Meadow Number: 214-987-1131
    communitydentalcare.org

    Texas Benefits Low-Cost Health Care Resources

    https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/health


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