Tax Help & Volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers to help us again offer free tax return preparation. Interested volunteers should contact Harold Menzel at

Taxpayers, individuals or families, earning less than $ 54,000 annually may seek help Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through April 15th. No appointment is necessary.

Click here for more information, including a list of documents to bring.

We’re excited to partner again with Communities Foundation to offer this important service and to help low income families steer clear of high-cost refund advances.

New Partner Increases Our Mental Health Capabilities


We are thrilled to begin a new partnership with the Pastoral Counseling Center that expands our Mental Health services. Two PCC licensed clinicians are now coming to NDSM five days each week to provide behavioral health care services to Emergency Aid Center clients and Medical Clinic patients.

This exciting new collaboration builds upon our 17-year effort to address the critical need we identified for mental health counseling for our clients. Though we knew the need existed, we were only able to begin addressing it in 2014, through our relationship with UT Southwestern Medical Center. Since then, all adult clinic patients have been screened for depression.

From 2015 until now, Sister Sylvia Guerra, a Licensed Master Social Worker, has been offering onsite counseling to those that need it. In 2016, volunteer Peggy Busby, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and volunteer Gladys De la Cruz, a counselor licensed in Puerto Rico who serves as an interpreter, joined her.

Our new agreement with PCC expands and enhances our ability to deliver this important service.

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.