Parenting: Links to More Resources


Family Outreach Center of East Dallas
9100 Diceman Drive
Dallas, TX 75218
For victims of violent crimes (including rape), this organization is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through in-home mentoring, parenting classes, victim prevention education to young children, and community referrals.

Emergency Aid:
Food, clothing, rent/utility assistance

White Rock Center of Hope – East Dallas
(Serving zip codes 75218, 75228, 75238  and parts of 75214, 75223)
10021A Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

Crossroads Community Services
(First United Methodist Church)
1822 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Friendship House – Garland (First Baptist Church of Garland)
620 W. Ave B Garland  75040
Organized in 1977 to help meet the physical needs of those who were out of work, physically disabled, or low income for a variety of reasons and circumstances. Provides clothes, furniture, etc.


Genesis Women’s Center
Drawer G
Dallas, TX 75208
Provides emergency shelter, food and clothing for battered women and their children.  Counseling services and ex-residents programs.

Family Gateway Center
711 S St Paul Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Short-term (10 weeks) and long-term (1 year) transitional housing for homeless families with children. Case management, counseling, referrals, training in parenting and budgeting, special children programs.

Interfaith Housing Coalition
5600 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-7220
Provides transitional housing, programs, and services to help Dallas-area families in poverty and homelessness.  In-depth program and housing for up to 18 months.

Family Place
PO Box 7999
Dallas, TX 75209
Provides shelter, counseling, transitional housing, support and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and their children. Also offers individual and group counseling for abusive men. A thrift shop and community education available.

Union Gospel Mission Center of Hope for Women
4815 Cass St
Dallas, TX 75235
Provides 90 day shelter, extended stay program, and assistance to low income and homeless people (food, clothing, rent/utilities).

Dallas Life Foundation
1100 Cadiz
Dallas, TX 75215
Provides emergency shelter, hot meals, counseling, and vocational service to help locate permanent jobs.

STD Testing:

Dallas County Health and Human Services
2377 North Stemmons Frwy
Suite 100
Dallas, TX  75207M-Thursday 8AM – 6:30PM
Fridays 8AM- 4:30PM
Examination and Treatment

Downtown Pregnancy Center
525 N Ervay St
Dallas, TX 75201

Real Options for Women
700 East Park Blvd St #206
Plano, TX 75201


Paternity Testing:

Attorney General’s Paternity Program

DNA Diagnostics Center

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