Emergency Assistance

Food Pantry

Food Pantry services are available Monday through Saturday.  For more information, click here.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid services are available Monday through Saturday.  For more information, click here.

Clothing

Clothing services are available Monday through Saturday.  For more information, click here.

Senior Food Program

We have two food assistance programs for seniors. One of these also assists disabled people. We distribute groceries on Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

School Uniforms and Supplies

In mid-summer we provide two new school uniforms and a full complement of school supplies to pre-qualified children. We accept applications beginning in June. We distribute the uniforms the week before DISD begins classes and school supplies on the first day of school.  We assist over 2,500 children annually in each of the programs. Adult applicants must present a social security card or birth certificate for each child.  We begin accepting applications at 9:00 a.m.

Rent/Utility Advances

We advance rent and utility payments at the request of Dallas County Health and Human Services caseworkers for disabled county residents without income to expedite rental payments to apartment complexes and prevent eviction.

Furniture

In partnership with the Dallas Furniture Bank, we provide furniture to displaced households. We place the order for furniture and delivery and pay for both. The Furniture Bank then schedules a delivery date directly with the client.

Birth Certificates and IDs

We pay for birth certificates when there is a specific, verifiable need. As those seeking employment must present a social security card and valid state-issued ID to potential employers, we may pay for a Texas ID.

Transportation

At the discretion of the job counselor, we may provide bus tokens or gas vouchers for job searches. Those with confirmed employment may receive bus tokens or gas vouchers to get to work. In special circumstances we may provide bus tokens or gas vouchers for medical reasons.

Other Resources

Download Dallas Area Guide to Emergency Assistance