United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

2012-2013 Community Investments

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Total Investments: $25,917,980

United Way amplifies the impact of every dollar donors entrust with us by directing it toward critical Education, Income and Health work that breaks destructive cycles of dropouts, poverty and poor health in North Texas. United Way is proud to invest nearly $26 million in 144 exceptional local programs with a track record of measurable success and United Way initiatives that address key gaps in the community. This year, more than 170 volunteers — people like you — gave 14,000 hours of their time and expertise to identify the best possible community investments.

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EDUCATION | Total: $7,492,654

Afterschool and Summer Programs

 

$2,168,722

Project Learn Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas $482,482
To help youth achieve academic success, Club staff use all areas in the Club to develop cognitive skills, help increase the graduation rate in Dallas County and reinforce the skills and knowledge students learn at school.
Girls After School and Summer Programs Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas $463,080
Offers homework assistance and tutoring; science, technology, engineering and math; and college career readiness preparation, all in structured educational activities after school and in the summer. Students with baseline scores of 70 or below retain increases of 15 points in the core subjects.
Afterschool YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas $425,000
Provides afterschool care at 27 sites that serve low- to moderate-income families. Complements the school curriculum by providing supplemental science and math activities. Provides 150 minutes per week of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity that the schools are not able to provide.
Thriving Minds After School Big Thought $350,080
Increases the number of kindergarten through eighth-grade students with access to free, high-quality afterschool programs that align with the school-day curriculum. Program operates campus-based afterschool enrichment at 38 Dallas ISD schools, using an instructional framework that supports in-school learning.
Afterschool Program Quality Initiative Dallas Afterschool $188,080
Makes more than 400 afterschool and summer sites better so that all children have access to safe and enriching programs. Goal is for the sites to meet and surpass national quality standards, and thereby improve outcomes for the students they serve.
After School The Princeton Review Foundation $100,000
Provides afterschool programs that align with the school-day curriculum for students in seventh through twelfth grades. Programs focus on the foundational skills students need to perform at grade level and throughout their academic careers.
Project Learn Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County $75,000
Empowers and equips at-risk youth ages 6 to 18 to be academically successful, graduate from high school on time and advance to college successfully.
TexPREP Dallas County Community College District Foundation $60,000
Provides access to a high-quality summer program aligned with school day curriculum by providing students entering seventh through ninth grades in school districts outside of Dallas ISD with a math and science summer course.
Afterschool & Summer The Family Place $25,000
Provides access to high-quality programs for child victims of family violence, ages 6 to 18. Includes age-appropriate study skills programs that prepare children to succeed in education.

Parent Engagement and Mentoring

 

$1,463,356

Parent Education AVANCE-Dallas $317,510
Low-income parents of children ages 0 to 3 participate in parenting classes, interactive literacy activities, leadership training and home visits. They guide their child’s education from birth and volunteer in schools, ensuring more students succeed in education.
Comprehensive Youth Development (Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting) Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council $315,846
Serves boys grades 1 through 5 in Cub Scouts and boys grade 6 to 18 years of age in Boy Scouts. Parents and mentors help youth learn values and skills that enable more of them to graduate from high school ready for college.
Parents Advocating for Student Excellence The Concilio $200,000
Addresses high dropout rates of public schools with large economically disadvantaged populations by increasing parental involvement. Parents learn how to navigate the school system, identify academic challenges and provide a supportive home-learning environment.
Mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star $115,000
Provides trained mentors who help more than 3,000 youth across the metropolitan Dallas area improve their academic performance. Caseworkers screen mentors to ensure safety and efficacy for matches.
Born Learning Parent Engagement ChildCareGroup $100,000
Increases 370 low-income parents' knowledge of early childhood development and improves their parenting skills to prepare their children for school and success in life.
Engaging Students & Parents Communities in Schools Dallas Region $100,000
Helps 1,200 at-risk students stay in school, achieve academically and graduate. Recruits, screens, matches and train community volunteers to be mentors and tutors for students at 12 partner schools in 5 local independent school districts. Also provides parental involvement activities.
ECI The Warren Center $95,800
Guides parents of children with special needs to grow as the primary influences and advocates for their child's educational potential and progress. Meets parents where they are and engages them in the treatment of their children's developmental delays.
Parent and Mentor Engagement Girls Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas $75,000
Engages girls' parents and guardians monthly, and matches 75 girls with volunteer mentors who give at least 45 hours, all to help the girls graduate "college ready" and succeed in higher education initiatives after high school.
Play and Learn YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas $60,000
Provides parents and caregivers with the tools to become active participants in their children’s lives. Gives children ages 0 to 5 the education and family support to become prepared and engaged students. Program uses a preventative, community-based and multigenerational model.
Mentoring Mercy Street $54,200
Brings educated adults into the lives of more than 2,600 fourth- through twelfth-grade public school students in West Dallas. Mentoring relationships create leadership skills in the young students that help them break the cycle of poverty.
Off Our Rockers The Senior Source $30,000
Enhances the learning abilities of Dallas-area elementary students by offering mentoring. Recruits older adults to serve as mentors to children in kindergarten through third grades. Helping struggling students early establishes the foundation they need to succeed in later grades.

Early Childhood Education

 

$1,398,169

Early Childhood Development AVANCE-Dallas $399,804
Low-income, disadvantaged children ages 0 to 3 participate in age-appropriate developmental activities in a high-quality early learning program and in interactive literacy activities with their parents, to help them start school on target for success.
Early Childhood Development ChildCareGroup $203,365
Low-income children ages 0 to 5 obtain early education that develops language, early literacy and cognitive skills for school success. Implemented by trained staff committed to services that use the best practices to support children’s successful development.
Early Childhood Education Bryan's House $200,000
Addresses children’s educational needs, physical, mental health and nutritional requirements, and family circumstances. Critical educational, health, and developmental services provided to an underserved population: low-income children with special health needs.
B4Six Lumin Education $200,000
Empowers parents to give children the best start in life and provides children with a solid foundation for success. Activities include parent education and early education classes for children.
Child Development Center The Family Place $150,000
Provides licensed childcare and high-quality early education to homeless child victims of family violence, ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
Early Education & Childhood Development Vogel Alcove $110,000
Prepares homeless children ages 0 to 5 to enter school at the same level as their peers. Therapy interventions and early childhood programming address their particular developmental needs.
Ready to Learn/Ready to Read Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers $75,000
Improves the literacy and English skills of impoverished 3- and 4-year-olds, whose family language is most often Spanish, in order to prepare them for success in elementary school. Includes quality curriculum and instruction, along with a strong home-visiting component.
Early Childhood Intervention LaunchAbility $60,000
Helps children with developmental delays start school ready to learn. Early attention to child needs minimizes or eliminates physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language limitations.

College and Career Readiness

 

$1,254,898

Road to College Uplift Education $351,918
Prepares more than 3,400 students to attend and succeed in college. Students in sixth through twelfth grades attain the skills and information they need to earn not only acceptance into a college or university, but also scholarships and grants that help them attend.
Youth College and Career Preparation Goodwill Industries of Dallas $130,000
Bridges the gap for high school and middle school dropouts in preparing for college or a career. Provides basic education, GED and college preparation. Remediation, mentoring and intensive case management prepare students to succeed in education.
Learning for Life Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council $122,980
Teaches nearly 16,000 boys and girls positive character traits, career development, leadership and life skills that empower them to make ethical choices, become responsible individuals and achieve their full potential.
Dropout Prevention Case Management Communities in Schools of North Texas $100,000
Improves student attendance and academic performance, reduces behavior issues and removes barriers to success. At-risk students increase their ability to promote to the next grade level, graduate and succeed in life.
College Preparatory Program KIPP Dallas–Fort Worth $100,000
Gives underserved students in Dallas access to a free, open-enrollment, public school that prepares them to thrive in college and life. Offers more time in school, a college-preparatory curriculum, focus on character development, high school placement and college readiness activities.
The School Zone — West Dallas Southern Methodist University $100,000
Greatly increases graduation rates and college readiness in West Dallas. Leads the efforts of 20 nonprofits and 10 public schools to engage their communities in efforts to improve academic achievement in every age group.
College Readiness Initiative for the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School Foundation for the Education of Young Women $92,500
Uses a holistic approach to ensure girls graduate high school ready for college. Summer learning opportunities, extended-day programming, and leadership and wellness activities prepare girls for collegiate success.
Comprehensive College Planning — High School Program Education Is Freedom Foundation $75,000
Provides more than 6,500 high school students with college planning services. Includes daily full-time guidance, personal and professional development, academic recognition, paid internships, parent outreach, mentoring, scholarship partnerships, college entry preparation and college integration.
Plano AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Elementary School Program Plano ISD Education Foundation $75,000
Helps 590 fourth- and fifth-grade students at three high-need Plano ISD schools receive age-appropriate college preparation instruction. Teachers receive intensive training and integrate the curriculum into their teaching. Students apply the new skills they learn to succeed.
Believe and Achieve Trinity River Mission $75,000
Increases the number of youth who pursue higher education by providing the necessary support and guidance to achieve success after high school. Students in sixth through twelfth grades complete volunteer hours, computer research, service learning projects and workshops that focus on college readiness.
Garland ISD Building Trades Class and HFHGG Home Habitat for Humanity Greater Garland $32,500
Prepares and motivates students to enroll in college following high school. Strengthens readiness in several areas of math and science, and involves students in two national organizations that encourage professionalism and open scholarship opportunities.

English Language Learning Programs

$635,531

English Language Immersion Mi Escuelita Preschool $450,531
Accredited, early childhood education program ensures low-income Hispanic children ages 2½ to 5 whose first language is not English begin kindergarten ready to excel academically in an English-speaking school system.
Raising STAARS Reconciliation Academy $95,000
Ensures that 247 pre-kindergarten and elementary students learning the English language can communicate for social, intercultural and instructional purposes. Includes full-day support for pre-kindergarten students, creation of a language learning lab and acquisition of instructional resources.
Preschool English Language VMLC $70,000
Prepares preschool children of adults who are learning English for elementary school and beyond. Teaches English in free classes offered in the students' low-income communities.
Las Mariposas de Girl Scouts Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas $20,000
Increases the English language fluency of girls in first through fifth grades whose primary language is not English. Addressing this common reason for academic failure increases the students' ability to eventually graduate from high school.

Math and Science Education

 

$571,978

Turning Math and Science Learning Inside Out: Hands-on Teaching and Learning for Student Success REAL School Gardens $150,000
Increases success in math and science for children at ten high-poverty elementary schools. Program designs and installs learning gardens on their campuses and trains teachers to engage students.
Reasoning Mind Reasoning Mind $150,000
Improves the mathematical performance of 3,000 second- through fifth-grade students and better prepares them to eventually succeed in algebra. High-standards, individualized curriculum targets specific needs and improves teacher effectiveness.
Science First/Science in Action Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden $100,000
Give children a firm footing in science by teaching life and Earth science concepts and process skills. Students learn from activity-based projects, utilizing real nature materials, outdoor experiences, teamwork, journal-keeping and pre- and post-testing.
Math and Science Initiative Mi Escuelita Preschool $50,000
Teaches low-income, Hispanic children the basic principles of math and science. Supplemental curriculum materials and teacher training help children learn the skills they need to master math and science standards.
Enhancing Student Engagement Perot Museum $48,978
Increases engagement in science of kindergarten through eighth-grade public students. Volunteer-guided activities throughout the new Perot Museum of Nature & Science exhibit halls and theater include activity carts, exhibit guides and large-audience presentations.
STEM Partners Plano ISD Education Foundation $43,000
Improves science curriculum and instruction at all 13 Plano ISD middle schools. High-quality teacher training and additional materials increase the percentage of students who demonstrate academic success in science.
Science Goes to Camp Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers $30,000
Works with teachers and students to strengthen their science programs. Design and delivery of hands-on science experiences ignites students' curiosity and cognition. Experiences grounded in nature lead students toward increasingly complex scientific knowledge and thinking.
 

INCOME | Total: $4,989,677

Job Skills and Training

 

$1,854,077

ESL Literacy LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) $300,000
Trained volunteers teach classes in basic English language skills to adults with limited English proficiency. Pre- and post-testing place learners in appropriate levels and document their achievements. Classes increase the number of individuals who have the job skills needed to get hired.
Adult Literacy LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) $240,000
Teaches adults to read and write English — skills that open doors to employment opportunities, financial stability and self-sufficiency. Work skills curriculum, trained volunteer teachers and standardized evaluations equip adults with lifelong skills.
WorkPaths CitySquare $225,000
Trains and readies for employment low-income adults with low skill levels and employment barriers. Enhances employability and enables participants to obtain living-wage jobs or successfully continue with training and education.
Adult Education Wilkinson Center $200,000
Helps low-literacy adults become financially independent and break the cycle of poverty. Clients choose from a selection of work- and life-skill classes tailored to meet their immediate and long-term needs, and prepare them to enter work training programs.
Job Skills Training and Job Placement Goodwill Industries of Dallas $174,123
Helps adults qualify for employment through intensive vocational training programs. Gives people with chronic disadvantages the job skills training needed for meaningful employment. Ultimately helps people break the cycle of poverty through the power of work.
Job Readiness The Family Place $150,000
Empowers homeless victims of family violence to increase their incomes and leave poverty. Provides job readiness classes and formal work training programs, including GED, English, literacy and computer classes.
Work Training and Employment Citizens Development Center $137,454
Provides training and support to adults with severe disabilities so they can achieve their highest possible level of employment. Activities include work and social skills training, classes and individual goal-setting.
Assistive Technology Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind $95,000
Provides the blind and severely visually impaired with one-on-one, individualized instruction in computer training, assistive and adaptive equipment, hardware and software. Ensures that individuals have the skills required to be hired and retain long-term, competitive employment.
Enhancing Employment Opportunities Catholic Charities of Dallas $90,000
Offers work training to 140 low- to moderate-income individuals, enhancing their opportunities to secure better jobs and higher wages.
Job Readiness Training Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council $62,500
Provides at-risk youth and young adults with little or no legitimate work experience with the necessary skills and knowledge to seek and obtain employment. Employment puts clients on a lifelong path to self-sufficiency.
Workplace English AVANCE-Dallas $60,000
Gives low-income Hispanic adults with poor English skills a key job skill — facility with the English language — that makes them more marketable and that they can use to get better-paying jobs and emerge from poverty permanently. Clients participate in English as a second language (ESL) for workplace classes and in a workforce-entry practicum.
My Possibilities University My Possibilities $40,000
Educates adults with cognitive disabilities so they can obtain full- or part-time employment in their communities. Classes train students in important job skills.
Workforce English Language VMLC $40,000
Increases the English skills of adults who do not speak English fluently. Classes are free and include seven English as a second language (ESL) levels and computer instruction. Increasing students' English proficiency improves their ability to obtain, retain and improve employment.
Project SAVE (Skills Advancement for Vocation and Education) Youth Village Resources of Dallas $40,000
Redirects 14- to 17-year-old men from a path that leads to imprisonment or homelessness to one that leads to good jobs. Clients learn the skills they need to become gainfully employed by furthering their educational and vocational learning.

Access to Jobs

 

$1,710,327

Good Jobs Goodwill Industries of Dallas Inc. $582,342
Provides access to jobs for low-income individuals through job creation, innovative partnerships with employers in the community, and focused job placement and retention services. Leverages partnerships with colleges and employers to place clients into technical and blue collar jobs.
Employment Jewish Family Service $220,500
Increases the number of unemployed who secure a job and remain self-sufficient and on payrolls. Moves people out of poverty by providing job search resources, access to verified job leads, job placement and support.
Senior Employment Source The Senior Source $180,000
Helps older adults get and keep jobs through career counseling, job search assistance, seminars and support groups that are geared to the challenges older job seekers face when looking for jobs. Also educates employers about the benefits of hiring older workers.
Employment LaunchAbility $170,000
Helps adults with cognitive disabilities find and keep good jobs. Without support, people with disabilities have difficulty getting hired, particularly in the current economy. Employment enables clients to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Job Placement & Success Catholic Charities of Dallas $167,782
Collaborates and leverages relationships with employers, other agencies and the broader business community to help provide unemployed or underemployed, low-income individuals access to jobs, increasing the number of employees on payrolls.
Employment Citizens Development Center $120,000
Provide hands-on support to adults with disabilities so they can secure/maintain employment. Activities include interview training, assistance with job searches and placement, job coaching and follow-up.
Job Placement Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council $100,000
Provides unemployed and underemployed young adults, ages 18 to 21, who want to obtain gainful employment the tools they need to access jobs through positive relationships with area employers. Employment puts participants on a lifelong path to self-sufficiency.
Lawn Care Training and Job-Seeking Assistance The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command $69,703
Increases the number of clients who are working by providing lawn-care training, short-term employment and help seeking a job. Also helps clients overcome practical barriers to employment, such as lacking recent work history, and personal barriers, such as low self-esteem.
Microlending and Business Support in Dallas ACCION Texas $60,000
Provides loans and business support to 92 existing and startup businesses that do not have access to commercial credit, helping them to expand their small businesses and create or sustain a total of 150 jobs.
Homeless Career Development The Samaritan Inn $40,000
Helps homeless residents gain the skills needed to maintain employment, search for jobs and become employed. Program includes GED, job readiness and vocational training tracks.

Financial Education and Services

 

$1,425,273

Financial Empowerment YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas $448,879
Improves the money management skills of low- to moderate-income individuals so they can stabilize their families. Financial education, coaching, savings products, benefit screenings and other supports help clients acquire assets and move out of poverty.
Financial Capability for Low-Income Families Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas $200,000
Teaches 2,600 clients to track their expenses, increase savings and reduce debt — all of which helps them to substantially improve their credit scores.
Home and Hope Financial Literacy Interfaith Housing Coalition $180,000
Teaches clients to become and remain self-sufficient by putting into practice budgeting, savings and employment skills. Guidance of case managers and volunteer mentors empowers families to regain their dignity, improve their financial strength and secure their stability.
Money Skills for Life Catholic Charities of Dallas $176,394
Provides financial education to 600 low-income individuals experiencing financial hardship. Participants learn how to better manage their finances, meet their monthly expenses, reduce their debt and increase their assets.
Home Sweet Home The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command $150,000
Prevents homelessness and supports residential stability for at-risk and homeless households. Through financial education, case management, financial assistance and clients learn tools to effectively budget and manage their income and expenses.
Pathway to Financial Stability Goodwill Industries of Dallas Inc. $140,000
Provides financial education services that result in positive behavioral changes and financial empowerment. Helps low-income adults make effective financial decisions and learn to plan for a financially secure future.
Comprehensive Asset Builder Lancaster Outreach Center $65,000
All financial assistance clients complete a detailed budget, and receive budget counseling and applications for additional programs to increase their available assets and receive bill paying assistance. Seventy-five percent of clients see an immediate $85 per month increase in their available assets.
Financial Education Metrocrest Social Services $65,000
Provides financial education to low- to moderate-income adults, including a self-sufficiency benefits report, budget counseling and a computer-based money management course.

 

 

HEALTH | Total: $6,659,768

Access to Care

 

$2,654,278

MyChildren's Children's Medical Center $620,000
Increases access to health care for underserved children by providing cost-effective, community-based primary and preventive health care.
Increasing Access to and Retention in HIV Medical Care AIDS Arms $335,000
Provides access to and retention in quality HIV primary medical care and treatment. Medical care and wrap around support services improve the health of HIV infected people.
Expanded Access for Dental Care for Low-income Children, Adults and Seniors Community Dental Care $245,415
Provides 4,800 additional dental care visits for low-income, underserved populations in Dallas and Collin counties, at 12 existing locations and an additional planned dental center.
HIV Dental Resource Center of Dallas $225,000
Uses a restorative care approach to improve the health and quality of life for clients with HIV/AIDS. Empowers clients to remain healthy and reduces the economic impact on primary care systems.
Women's Health YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas $200,000
Mobilizes uninsured and underinsured women to get health care that increases early detection of breast cancer. Access to breast health care includes education, mammogram and diagnostic screenings, and coordinated care.
Healthy Seniors Jewish Family Service $150,000
Expands access to health care for frail seniors using a “wrap-around” approach. Provides access to both physical and mental health services so that seniors can have healthier, productive and self-sufficient lifestyles.
Intensive Services for Children with Mental Illness Child & Family Guidance Center $125,000
Delivers a continuum of comprehensive, integrated, culturally competent services and supports to children with a disability of serious mental illness. Program has proven to minimize the disability's impact on current and future life outcomes, thereby improving quality of life.
Mental Health Jewish Family Service $120,000
Diagnoses and treats mental illness and emotional crises for people with limited or no financial means. Mental health counseling services help them develop healthier, productive and self-sufficient lifestyles.
Psychiatric Services for Adults and Children with Serious Mental Illness Child & Family Guidance Center $115,000
Provide comprehensive, clinically proven, and effective psychiatric services to the severe and persistently mentally ill. The program focuses on helping lower income populations enroll in expanded benefits.
Refugee Health Access Mosaic Family Services $100,000
Increases refugees’ access to health care services. Staff help refugees overcome barriers to health care through culturally and linguistically competent case management and education.
Illness to Wellness PediPlace $100,000
Provides a medical home for uninsured and underinsured children ages 0 to 19 who lack access to primary pediatric health care.
Health Center Rockwall County Helping Hands $80,000
Increases access to low-cost preventative, chronic and acute health care for uninsured or underinsured Rockwall County residents.
Clinical The Turning Point $75,000
Provides a comprehensive continuum of care to victims of sexual violence and their family or friends. Crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referral, and counseling alleviate the effects of trauma and expand access to services.
Diabetes Health & Wellness Institute Baylor Health Care System Foundation $65,000
Empowers uninsured and underinsured adults with diabetes in southern Dallas to self-manage the disease and improve their quality of life. To save lives, the program combines expanded access to physical, non-emergency care; education and activities that encourage healthy behaviors that reduce obesity; and research.
CHIP & WIC Community Council of Greater Dallas $53,863
Helping children in WIC obtain and retain health insurance through CHIP or Children's Medicaid. Bilingual outreach staff talk with WIC families to identify eligible children and help them complete CHIP and Children's Medicaid applications and renewals.
Incest Recovery The Family Place $45,000
Improves the emotional and mental health, daily functioning and quality of life of survivors of incest and child sexual abuse. Professional, free counseling is provided on site and in the community by licensed professional counselors.

Prevention and Intervention

 

$1,427,139

Dallas Healthy Start, a program of Parkland's Women & Infants Specialty Health Parkland Foundation (on behalf of Parkland Health & Hospital System) $323,139
Reduces infant mortality rates, preterm births and low-birthweight births by providing services during the prenatal and perinatal period to minority women, who have a greater risk for poor outcomes.
Preventive Care/Healthy Kids PediPlace $319,000
Increases the number of children ages 0 to 19 who access the well-child care recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics.
Preventive Dental Care for Children Community Dental Care $300,000
Provides dental health education — plus preventive and treatment dental services — to low-income, underserved, uninsured children ages 6 months to 6 years in Dallas and Collin Counties.
Nurse-Family Partnership YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas $285,000
Improves the health and life courses of at-risk, first-time mothers and children. Sixty-four home visits from registered nurses that start early in the pregnancy and last until the child is 2 years old improves birth outcomes, and the health and development of the child.
Life Shines Bright Pregnancy Program Methodist Health System Foundation $100,000
Enrolls women in a multidisciplinary group for prenatal care, education, pregnancy monitoring and medical treatment. Program supports full-term delivery, reduces the preterm birth rate and meets additional needs of teenage mothers.
Pregnant and Addicted Nexus Recovery Center Inc. $100,000
Help pregnant addicts abstain from drugs while pregnant and deliver healthy newborns. Connects clients with medical treatment for high-risk pregnancies and makes sure they adhere to doctor's orders.

Family Violence Prevention

 

$1,261,711

Family Violence Prevention and Intervention The Family Place $290,000
Decreases the amount of family violence by providing programs to both victims and abusers that promote healthier lifestyles and behavior.
Multicultural Family Violence Intervention Mosaic Family Services $225,000
Increases the safety and knowledge of immigrant victims of family violence through culturally and linguistically competent services, including case management, counseling, legal services and shelter.
Comprehensive Services for Child Abuse Victims Dallas Children's Advocacy Center $218,000
Improves the outcomes of child abuse cases through forensic interviews, case reviews, therapy and community education. This comprehensive approach provides healing to victims, improves reporting of abuse, assists in convicting perpetrators of crimes against children and helps prevent future abuse.
Child Abuse Intervention/Prevention Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County $125,000
Provides comprehensive services in one location that help child abuse victims and their families heal from the trauma of abuse and decrease the incidence of child abuse or neglect.
Nursing Home Ombudsman The Senior Source $125,000
Advocates for the quality of life and care for frail, elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen protect residents from abuse and neglect by ensuring that their rights are not violated and by resolving complaints on their behalf.
Domestic Violence The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command $83,711
Reduces further victimization of people who are victims of interpersonal violence by providing safe shelter and helping them gain independence from their abusers. Includes safety planning, group and individual therapy, case management and children’s programming.
Child Advocacy CASA of Collin County $80,000
Provides trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children involved in the court system. Program staff supervise and work closely with volunteer advocates as the voice for these children in court. The goal is for each child to be placed into a safe, loving home where he can thrive.
Healthy Families Dallas Family Compass $50,000
Prevents child abuse and neglect though educational and therapeutic services for pregnant and parenting teens in low-income Dallas County communities.
Parent Aide Family Compass $40,000
Reduces the risk of child abuse by teaching high-risk parents in Dallas County positive parenting skills. This home visitation program provides intensive support to parents to help them improve how their families function.
Court Advocacy CASA of Denton County $25,000
Promotes healthy behavior and decreases incidents of child abuse. Utilizes volunteer child advocates to provide court advocacy for children who have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services due to abuse and neglect.

Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

 

$862,640

Continuum of Care Nexus Recovery Center $380,000
Facilitates drug and alcohol abstinence for women and adolescent girls at every stage of recovery. Detoxification, residential treatment, outpatient and aftercare decrease the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse.
Substance Abuse The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command $300,000
Promotes healthy behaviors through residential and outpatient treatment services for those on parole and probation for drug-related offenses. Provides clients with the tools to strengthen themselves against the stronghold of addiction, to help them live stable and substance-free lives.
Prevention Connection Rainbow Days $120,000
Prevents substance abuse, delinquency and violence by youth who are most at risk for these behaviors. Provides a continuum of short- to long-term, intensive interventions, including health information, coping and social skills, emotional and social support, character education and stress reduction.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Individuals with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Chemical Addiction Turtle Creek Manor $62,640
Decreases substance and alcohol abuse for adults struggling with mental illness and addiction. Residential treatment program includes screening and assessment, relapse prevention, and individual and group counseling and education.

Obesity Prevention

 

$454,000

Healthy Start, Healthy Children ChildCareGroup $126,500
Promotes healthy eating habits and exercise in young children and increases their teachers' knowledge about childhood obesity, nutrition education and the benefits of physical activity.
Community Diabetes Education CitySquare $100,000
Helps patients learn to control diabetes so that they are better able to live with it and improve their overall health. Because obesity plays a significant role in diabetes, much of the program focuses on healthy lifestyle choices that directly address obesity.
Community Health — Healthy Family The Concilio $75,000
Encourages people in at-risk communities to adopt healthy behaviors that positively impact their quality of life. Participants increase physical activity, improve their nutrition, comply with medical directions to prevent and control chronic disease, and improve cardiovascular health.
Obesity Prevention YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas $72,500
Provides two obesity intervention and prevention programs to more than 2,300 individuals. One program targets Hispanic families with children under age 12 and the other serves prediabetic adults.
Triple Play Health and Fitness Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County $50,000
Demonstrates to youth how eating right, keeping fit and making positive choices create a healthy lifestyle. They learn about good nutrition and how to make smart food choices. Members also develop strong fitness skills and avoid dangerous behaviors like drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
Camp Sweeney Southwestern Diabetic Foundation $30,000
Provides medical treatment and lifestyle training to children who have diabetes or who are at risk of developing diabetes. Decreases body mass index in medically overweight children and improves children's skills in managing diabetes.
 

BASIC NEEDS | Total: $1,625,400

Meals on Wheels The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas $200,000
Provides hot, home-delivered meals to those who cannot access or prepare their own nutritious meals. Avoiding hunger and improving both nutrition and social contact decrease the medical costs associated with malnutrition and isolation.
Men's and Women's Shelter Care The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command $180,400
Reduces the number of homeless in Dallas with emergency shelter and transitional housing. Emergency shelter meets basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. Transitional housing provides for basic needs and support services to help clients achieve self-sufficiency and move to permanent housing.
Emergency Shelter Services The Family Place $160,000
Helps homeless victims of family violence fulfill their basic needs and become self-sufficient. Provides safe shelter, healthcare, food, clothing, and information and referrals clients can use to access community resources.
Disaster Response American Red Cross - Dallas Area Chapter $150,000
Immediately provides for the basic human needs of individuals and families impacted by disasters and emergencies, through on-site relief, direct financial assistance and referrals.
Family Assistance Catholic Charities of Dallas $150,000
Provides temporary financial and material assistance to individuals and families experiencing a financial crisis. The goal is to meet the clients' basic needs in order to stabilize the immediate crisis and develop a plan that will increase their financial stability.
Resource Center and Food Pantry CitySquare $135,000
Helps low-income residents of Dallas County move closer to self-sufficiency. Includes food assistance, community information and referral, case management, nutrition education and life skills training.
Emergency Assistance Irving Cares $100,000
Provides emergency help (food, rent and utilities) and training (budgeting skills) to promote self-sufficiency and stave off hunger and homelessness. Offers working poor residents a hand up to maintain basic needs. Refers clients to long-term assistance as appropriate.
HIV Nutrition Resource Center of Dallas $95,000
Provides clients with nutritional meals and food products that complement their HIV drug therapies and support their specific nutritional needs. Stabilizes and improves clients' health and well-being.
Emergency Assistance Jewish Family Service $90,000
Provides emergency, health, food, financial assistance and case management services to prevent hunger and help individuals and families to be food secure.
Transition Resource Action Center CitySquare $50,000
Provides youth aging out of substitute care with tools to find stable housing and connections to key resources in times of crisis. Includes emergency assistance, crisis and ongoing case management and a continuum of housing options.
2-1-1 Texas-Dallas — Helping People in Need The Community Council of Greater Dallas $50,000
Provides the community with a comprehensive information-and-referral network for health and human services needs. Meets emergency needs by answering calls 24/7 and maintaining a database with 8,000 resources to which callers can be referred.
Shelter for Victims of Family Violence Denton County Friends of the Family $40,000
Provides victims of family violence and their children with access to safe shelter and support services. Clients receive food, clothing, toiletries, crisis counseling, safety planning, service plans and case management that helps them access supplementary services.
Emergency Assistance Metrocrest Social Services $40,000
Provides families facing financial crises with the basic resources to meet their immediate needs and lower their risk of homelessness. Enables them to move toward self-sufficiency.
Emergency Assistance Rockwall County Helping Hands $40,000
Assists Rockwall County residents with electric, water and gas bills to help them manage during financial crises.
Transitional Homeless The Samaritan Inn $40,000
Meeting the basic needs of homeless individuals in Collin County and beyond. Provides access to resources and skills they need to grow into healthy, contributing members of society.
Furniture for Families in Need Dallas Furniture Bank $25,000
Provides families and individuals who are transitioning out of homelessness — and others in need — with furniture that meets their basic living needs. Collaboration with social service agencies identifies people in need and helps them acquire basic furniture.
Veterans Housing Partnership Housing Crisis Center $25,000
Keeps chronically homeless veterans — 70 individuals and 10 families with children — healthy and stably housed. Permanent supportive housing program helps veterans who also have co-occurring disorders.
Client Choice Food Pantry Lancaster Outreach Center $20,000
Provides nutritious food for clients with a special emphasis on those with special dietary needs, such as diabetics and those on a low-sodium diet.
Emergency Assistance Mesquite Social Services $20,000
Assists financially strained families with emergency assistance through food pantry services; financial assistance with rent, mortgage and utilities; self-sufficiency benefits screening; case management; information and referral; and a family financial center.
Rainbow Room Community Partners of Dallas $15,000
Meets the basic needs of children entering the protective care system, who often have only the clothes on their backs when removed from their homes. Emergency resource center provides diapers, formula and clothing.
 

UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS INITIATIVES
Total: $5,150,481

This includes designations to Destination: Graduation, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, Leaders in Science, I Rock Math  and other projects (Zero to Five Funders Collaborative, Commit!, The Texas Home Visiting Program). It does not include designations to service providers.

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