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Get help paying for community psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse services through the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.

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Community Resources

As part of our commitment to our students and the community, My Community Services is an online directory to help you find the resources you need.

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Mental Health Apps

There are many mobile apps for Android and iPhone operating systems that can help with sleep, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and other mental health-related subjects. We recommend taking some time to search for relaxation and meditation apps on your mobile device to find an app that works best for you.

Need a Place to Stay? – Homeless Resources

The Bridge
Entry point for homeless persons to access multiple services in one centralized site in the south downtown Dallas area.
1818 Corsicana Street, Dallas, TX
214-670-1100 Main

The Bunk House
Men's dormitory for transients with a capacity of 150 bunks. The dormitory is owned by Industrial Labor Service which provides clients with employment and will even pick up people if necessary.
1818 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215
214-426-5515 Main Mon - Fri 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Crossroads Interfaith Housing Program

Temporary housing for homeless families, survival skills training like employment, budgeting, and living skills. Assistance provided for medical needs, clothing, transportation, holidays, and counseling. Services provided to Crossroads residents ONLY.
928 Bluebird, Irving, TX 75061
972-254-4003 Main Call for hours
972-254-8086 fax

Dallas Life Foundation

Emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children. Hot meals served, counseling services, vocational classes and employment service to help locate permanent jobs.
1100 Cadiz Street, Dallas, TX 75215-1064
214-421-1380 Main Mon - Fri 8 a.m.  - 4:30 p.m.
214-426-5114 fax

Jonathan's Place/KID NET Foundation

Emergency shelter for abused, abandoned, and neglected children, newborn to 17 years old. They provide food, clothing, and education as well as medical, dental, and psychological health services.
4707 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246
972-303-5303 ext. 221 Shelter Placement, 24-hour
214-827-9595 Administrative Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
972-303-5303 24 Hour
214-827-1918 fax KID NET Foundation

Our Friends Place

Transitional living program for girls and young women. They offer therapeutic residential care and teaching independent living skills, girls with histories of abuse, neglect, abandonment, and behavioral problems are able to experience a safe and stable homelike environment.
4500 Junius St. , Dallas, TX 75246

Promise House

The emergency shelter is a short-term, crisis intervention facility for up to 20 youths who are runaway, homeless or at-risk.
224 West Page Avenue, Dallas, TX 75208
214-941-8578 Main 24-hours
214-941-8670 fax

Emergency Lodging, The Salvation Army

Short-term temporary shelter, meals, and casework services for men, women and families. Capacity of 240 people. Cost $7 per night negotiable in some cases. Religious service not required. On-site child care is available to residents with children.
5302 Harry Hines, Dallas, TX 75247
214-637-8100 Admin
214-424-7000 Main Emergency Assistance
214-879-0706 fax

Dallas 24 Hour Club

The Dallas 24 Hour Club, Inc. is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides transitional housing for men and women who are in trouble with and are willing to recover from alcoholism.
4636 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
214-823-3200 Main 7 days 24-hours

Union Gospel

Union Gospel Mission serves the homeless population of Dallas at two locations: Calvert Place for men, and the Center of Hope for women and children.
4:30 p.m. and before 6:45 p.m.
Men's Shelter: Union Gospel Mission 3211 Irving Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75247
Women & Children: Center of Hope 4815 Cass Street, Dallas, Texas 75235
Intake Facility (Men's): 922 Park Ave., Dallas, Texas
Men's Shelter (Calvert Place): 214-637-6117 7 days 24-hours
Women & Children's Shelter (Center of Hope): 214-638-2988
Intake Facility (Men's): 214-747-5606

Family Gateway
Short term (10 weeks) and long-term (1 year) transitional housing for homeless families with children.
2910 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75204
711 South St. Paul Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-741-6515

Family Place
Shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Non-disclosed location, Dallas, TX
24 hours 214-941-1991

Helpful Online Resources for Grief

Grief Share

Grief Share can be a comforting tool, plus it includes a free daily email for a year. It also includes a link for self-reflection exercises on the homepage. This is a Christian based group.

Online Grief Support

Online Grief Support (Social Community)

Links that have printable information about grief/betterment:

Child and Family Guidance Center

  • Address: 8915 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas TX 75235
  • Phone: 214-351-3490 or 1-866-695-3794
  • Other Locations:
  • Oak Cliff Office
    • The Stephen J. Mcmanus Family Mental Health Clinic
    • 210 W. 10th St., Dallas, TX  75208
  • Mesquite Office (located inside the Wells Fargo building)
    • 120 West Main St., Suite 220, Mesquite, TX  75149
  • Plano Office
    • 4031 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 211, Plano, TX  75093
  • Services:
    • Clinical assessment
    • Psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and medication management
    • Counseling: individual, family, group, and play therapy.
    • Case management
    • Rehabilitative & skills training services
    • Anger management
    • Success in parenting
    • Divorce education
  • Payment options:
    • Private Insurance, Self-pay, CHIP, Medicaid/Medicare, NorthStar
    • Payment plans and sliding scale based on comprehensive assessment of financial need.

Parkland Behavioral Health Center

    • Address: 6300 Harry Hines Blvd., 7th Floor, Dallas, TX  75235
    • Phone:  214-590-5536
    • Services:
      • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
      • Group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy
      • Neuropsychological and psychological testing
      • Social work services 

Metrocare Services

    • Address: 1380 River Bend Drive, Dallas, TX  75247
    • Phone:  214-743-1200 or 877-283-2121
    • Other Locations:
    • Metrocare at River Bend — (Pathways) Center and Pharmacy
      • Child & adult outpatient mental health center
      • 1340 River Bend Drive, Dallas TX 75247 | 214-743-6188
    • Metrocare at Grand Prairie — Center & Pharmacy
      • Behavioral Health Services for children and adults
      • 832 S. Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
      • 214-330-2488
    • Metrocare at Westmoreland — Center & Pharmacy
      • Adult outpatient clinic
      • 1350 N. Westmoreland (75211) | 214-330-0036
    • Metrocare at Lancaster-Kiest — Center & Pharmacy
      • Adult only outpatient mental health center
      • 3330 S. Lancaster Road (75216) | 214-371-6639
    • Metrocare at Samuell— Center & Pharmacy
      • Adult mental health services
      • 214-275-7393
      • Child, and adolescent mental health services
      • 972-861-5611
    • Metrocare at Midway — Center & Pharmacy
    • 16160 Midway Rd. Suite 200 Addison, TX 75001
    • 214-689-5196
    • Services:
      • Outpatient clinics
      • Community-based support and rehabilitative programs
      • Housing and homeless services
      • 24-hour emergency services
      • Hospital liaison services
      • Intensive family services, and long-term supports
      • NorthSTAR, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance.
      •  Sliding fee scale based on the person's ability to pay.
      • "The Metrocare Plan" is an abbreviated set of services offered at a discounted rate for clients who do not qualify for public assistance. 

Resources for Students

How to Get Money Whether or Not You Lost a Job

Apply for emergency aid

Dallas County Community College District uses Edquity as a means for students to apply for Emergency Aid.

File your taxes

While the deadline has been extended until July 15, applying now may get you cash in the form of a refund check. For example, you may qualify for a number of refundable tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (if you work and have a low income), or the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC), both of which are for students. Visit the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) webpage to get started.

If you have children, apply for
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Through bi-weekly cash allowances and other key supportive services, this public benefit supports parents who meet specific criteria. Brookhaven College offers support with the application. If you were already receiving assistance, be sure to connect with your caseworker to discuss how to manage unexpected changes in school or work schedules due to COVID-19 so that you continue receiving your benefits.

Seek a new job:

Grocery stores and other essential services are in need of new employees and are hiring. Check Dallas College Career Service Site to view jobs. 

How To Reduce Your Bills

If you are having trouble paying your credit card bill, utility bill, or other bills

  • Call your creditors (anyone to whom you owe money) and the companies that send you bills to get your payments stopped or reduced. Be sure to clearly state upfront that your income has been reduced because of COVID-19. That is the information they need to adjust your payments.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials and Spectrum Internet Assist offer free broadband internet to low-income households. To qualify, you must be eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Medicaid, or SNAP.
  • Contact your college's CARE Team. Someone from the Team will reach out to determine how they can best assist you.

If you owe money on student loans

  • Contact your financial aid office. The federal government is making it possible to ensure that your loans do not accumulate interest during this crisis and to keep you from having to make payments. See if you qualify.

If you need to reduce spending on food

  • Find a local emergency food provider in your area by calling 1(800) 5-HUNGRY or visit or via text using your zip code to 1-800-548-6479. 
  • Reach out to the North Texas Food Bank 
  • Apply for food stamps. If you do not have much income, you may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The process may be a bit challenging, but it is doable and you will get monthly support for groceries if you qualify. If you were already receiving SNAP assistance, be sure to connect with your caseworker to discuss how to manage unexpected changes in school or work schedules due to COVID-19 so that you continue receiving your benefits. 
  • Texans can dial 211 (option 6) for information on local community resources on health care, utilities, food, housing, and more. 

How to Re-Locate Or Find A Place To Live

If you need to store your things or rent a moving truck

  • Penske rents trucks to people between 18 and 23 years old without a surcharge and provides a 10% discount to college students.
  • U-Haul is currently offering 30 days of free self-storage to college students.

If you need off-campus options

  • Together We Rise offers emergency financial assistance to college students who have been displaced, are experiencing homelessness, and need help with unexpected housing expenses.
  • If you have experience with the foster care system, contact your Independent Living Coordinator. Child welfare agencies are obligated to provide these services to people who are Chafee-eligible and living in their state or county. Chafee/IL coordinators for all states can be found here.

How to Protect Your Health

If you need to get tested for COVID-19

  • Start by seeing a doctor—via Virtual Care (Telehealth), if possible – it is difficult to get a test without a doctor's orders.  Dallas County is testing for COVID-19 in certain location. 
  • Find low-cost in-person care. Many base their fees on a sliding scale. Assistance can range from primary care to mental health care, dental, and OB/GYN and is available to everyone including the uninsured and undocumented. Note that most health centers do not offer COVID-19 testing and require that you call in advance! 

If you need support for your mental health or dealing with an addiction, please contact your college counseling center.

Other Resources: 

524 North Lincoln Park Rd.
Van Alystyne, TX 75495

Sante Center for Healing
914 Country Club Rd.
Argyle, TX 76226

Caron Texas
3800 County Road 444
Princeton, TX 75407

Archway Recovery Center Inc
144 Fairway Dr # C
Kerrville, TX 78028-6456

Stepping Stones Recovery Living
418 MacFarland Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028

La Hacienda Treatment Center - Community Outreach Center
604 Junction Highway
Kerrville, TX 78028