DALLAS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER (DCAC)
The mission of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and provide national leadership on child abuse issues. The only agency of its kind in Dallas County, DCAC reduces the re-victimization of the child, removes barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhances criminal prosecution with its distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to child abuse cases. DCAC works in agreement with public and private agencies including Dallas law enforcement, Child Protective Services, the District Attorney's Office, and Children’s Medical Center (REACH Clinic) to improve child abuse cases in Dallas County.
DJF members assist DCAC by serving as room monitors at the annual Crimes Against Children Conference, making reminder calls for the Therapy Department, participating with holiday gift giving projects, and volunteering for special projects.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
5351 Samuell Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75228
THE EBBY HOUSE
(A division of Juliette Fowler Communities)
The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities is more than a shelter. It is a home for young women who have suffered abuse or neglect, or have been in foster care and. These women need additional assistance before they are are ready to launch into successful adulthood. This strength-based program mentors up to 12 young women at a time for up to 24 months to instill life skills, provide housing, healthcare, education, career guidance, job training, and skills to live independently. The house is under the supervision of the Program Director and a full-time live-in House Manager.
The DJF volunteers recognize the importance of creating a family-oriented atmosphere for the young women of Ebby House. Each week our volunteers provide delicious home-cooked meals for the girls to enjoy. DJF volunteers also make holidays special with traditional meals and décor.
1234 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
THE FAMILY PLACE
The Family Place, Dallas’ largest domestic violence agency serving 12,000 clients annually, is the only organization that addresses each area in the cycle of domestic violence. The Family Place offers free comprehensive services in both Spanish and English for all victims trying to escape the cycle of family violence. We provide everything victims need to be safe—a hotline, safe housing, legal help, supervised visitation, counseling for victims and abusers, and community education—to empower them to become survivors.
DJF volunteers provide monthly dinners for families attending evening counseling sessions and volunteers at The Resale Shop, where families may choose items to furnish their new living quarters and consumers can purchase items at reduced cost.
The Family Place Resale Shop
11722 Marsh Ln.
Dallas, TX 75229
HOPE'S DOOR NEW BEGINNING CENTER
Hope's Door New Beginning Center is a full-service shelter and counseling center that offers comprehensive programs designed to help break the cycle of domestic abuse. It provides direct intervention and prevention services free of charge to families affected by domestic violence in Collin County and surrounding areas. Programs and services include an emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, and community education programs. DJF volunteers provide weekly dinners for the families in counseling and support special projects as they arise.
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center
860 F Ave., Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074
24 Hour Hotline: 972-276-0057
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
Juliette Fowler Communities operates three residential programs which provide a home and special services for more than 350 residents including retirement, assisted living, and long term and skilled nursing. They also serve children in North Texas who need short term or long-term placement outside of their families.
DJF members plan parties for the residents on a monthly basis. The parties give DJF members the opportunity to spend time with the residents and typically includes a rousing game of bingo.
Juliette Fowler Communities
1234 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
NETWORK of COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
NETWORK is a community service organization that primarily assists residents within the Richardson Independent School District who are in crisis. NETWORK helps with temporary shelter, rent, utilities, food, clothing, counseling, medical care, and financial assistance. It provides much needed short-term assistance with the goal of helping individuals and families achieve long-term independence. Founded in 1985, NETWORK is a non-denominational organization with three main divisions:
1. Emergency Services - providing food, shelter, clothing, and utility services to children, adults, and seniors;
2. Adolescent and Children’s Clinic - meeting acute care and dental needs of uninsured children; and
3. Seniors Net - dedicated to providing those 60+ with the resources required to live independently in their homes.
DJF members may volunteer in any of the areas above as well as volunteering throughout the year for special projects.
Network of Community Ministries
741 S. Sherman St.
Richardson, TX 75081
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE of DALLAS (RMHD)
The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas is the only organization that provides a temporary home-away-from-home for families whose children are receiving treatment for a serious illness or injury at a Dallas area hospital. In an effort to lessen the burden, reduce stress, keep the family intact, and enhance the quality of life for these families, the RMHD provides affordable housing in a caring home-like atmosphere.
DJF prepares meals for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas on a monthly basis. There are currently 10 DJF teams that are providing 7,200 meals annually. Additionally, DJF volunteers assist with RMHD’s largest annual fundraising event, The Trains at NorthPark, as well as supporting various special events.
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
4707 Bengal St.
Dallas, TX 75235
DJF ADJUNCT AGENCIES
Dallas Junior Forum is pleased to have the opportunity to support many agencies on an ad hoc basis by providing volunteer assistance for special projects. The agencies below are among those we have supported with activities ranging from chaperoning preschoolers visiting the Dallas Arboretum, to decorating clinic space for the holidays, to providing Registration and Hospitality volunteers to support these agencies’ fundraising events.
FRISCO FAMILY SERVICES (FFS)
Frisco Family Services provides social services to families and individuals in need and assists them in becoming productive members of the Frisco community. Programs and services include food distribution, information and referral, emergency financial assistance, adult life skills workshops, special programs and the Frisco Resale Shop. DJF members assist FFS by volunteering at their food pantry and Frisco Resale Shop as well as providing volunteer support throughout the year for special projects and annual fundraisers, including both an annual gala and golf.
Frisco Family Services
9085 Dogwood St.
Frisco, TX 75034
PediPlace is a non-profit medical clinic offering medical care to children from birth through eighteen years of age throughout North Texas who are uninsured or who qualify for Medicaid or CHIP benefits. DJF members may volunteer on special one-time projects throughout the year including birthday bags, baby bags for newborns, helping at fundraisers and galas. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include Information technology help and graphic design help.
7989 Belt Line Rd., Suite 120
Dallas, TX 75248
Vogel Alcove, a facility dedicated to serving the children of the homeless, understands that children living in trauma face unique challenges. Vogel Alcove’s highly trained teachers and staff provide therapeutic early childhood and school-aged programs, family support and physical/mental health services, all tailored to the needs of homeless children ages six weeks to twelve years old.
1738 Gano St.
Dallas, TX 75215