More Back-To-School Than Ever!

In the final frenzy to get ready for school, we’re here to help. In addition to providing school supplies and uniforms, we’re offering the following services this fall:

Medical Services for Students

We’re offering school and sports physicals. Uninsured students must either live in one of the 22 zip codes we serve, or be a member of a Covenant Congregation (any zip code).

We’re offering childhood immunizations to all uninsured and Medicaid-insured children, regardless of zip code.

When: 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

What to bring: Please bring immunization records, if you have them. Bring the Head Start form for children enrolled in Head Start.

What we provide: We will provide forms for school and athletic participation.

Dental Services for Children

Children as young as six-months are treated in our dental clinic every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., either as a walk-in or by calling 214.358.8719.

Apply for DISD School Uniforms and Supplies


We’re now taking applications for school uniforms and supplies. We provide two complete sets of uniforms and the DISD recommended school supplies to qualified applicants.

To qualify – Students must live within our service area.

Parents must provide a photo ID for themselves, proof of address and a social security card or birth certificate for each child.

We’ll take applications through Thursday, September 1, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

However, our primary days to distribute uniforms are August 15 through August 19.

We distribute school supplies on the first day of classes, Monday, August 22.

We’re Growing to Serve More People

zipcodemap-revised-aug2016NDSM is now serving the residents of the 75243 Zip Code. The Forest-Audelia area is on the east side of our service zone and is among the poorest neighborhoods in Dallas. We are pleased to have the resources and community support necessary to extend our coverage to this part of our community.

Please note that we offer some services to residents of certain zip codes, and others to all who qualify. You can look under each specific program or service for eligibility requirements.

Summer 2016 Calendar

blogpic-2016-calendarBecause it is difficult to get the full cadre of volunteers, most of whom are employed, for Saturdays during the summer months, the Emergency Aid Center will be open only the following Saturdays until the first Saturday following the Labor Day holiday:

  • June 4th
  • June 18th
  • July 9th
  • July 23rd
  • August 20th

NDSM begins accepting applications for school supplies/uniforms Tuesday, June 7th.

NDSM will be closed Friday, July 1-Monday, July 4 for the Fourth of July.

NDSM will be closed Saturday, August 6-Sunday, August 14 for Summer Break.

The Clothes Closet will be closed Monday-Friday, August 15-19 for Uniform Distribution.

NDSM will be closed Monday, August 22nd for School Supply Distribution.

Last day to apply for and/or pick up school supplies and uniforms – Thursday, September 1st.

NDSM will be closed Friday, September 2-Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. 

We’re Preparing Taxes Again!

blogpic_1040-tax-formsOur volunteers will be preparing and electronically filing tax returns for low and moderate income households Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. Clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are proud to partner with Foundation Communities and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to provide this service. In 2015, we prepared 2,666 returns, identified $3,833,023 in refunds and saved clients $717,990 in preparation fees. We’re glad to offer this valuable service again this year.

To apply for assistance, please bring the following documents:

  • Photo I.D.
  • Social Security Card (or know your Social Security I.D. number or Tax I.D. number)
  • Previous year’s tax return
  • W-2 or 1099-MISC income forms
  • All other tax-related forms and paperwork necessary to verify income and potential deductions.