2-1-1 Texas

2-1-1 Texas delivers efficient access to the most appropriate sources of help and information. Anywhere in Texas, anyone can call 2-1-1 for free information and referrals to health and human service agencies, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, disaster relief resources, and volunteer opportunities. The 2-1-1 helpline in Dallas maintains a comprehensive community resource database of services providing assistance with health care, employment, educational, legal, housing, counseling, and transportation needs, and much more. Click here to learn more.

North Texas Food Bank

A Dallas non profit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 250 Partner Agencies in 13 counties. As a member of Feeding America, we support the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. Click here to learn more.

Refugee Services

Catholic Charities Dallas Refugee Services has a long history of welcoming the stranger. Refugees are men, women, and children ­fleeing war, conflict, and persecution and seeking safety in another country. They work alongside and support clients throughout their journey and provide newly arrived individuals and families with services and opportunities to reach their full potential here in the United States. Click here to learn more.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Dallas and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives. Click here to learn more

World Relief

World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. They aim to tackle the world's greatest problems with holistic, locally-driven solutions that lead to lasting change - whether in response to disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression or mass displacement and immigration. World Relief's work in the United States, specifically, focuses on helping refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations rebuild their lives in a new country. Click here to learn more.

Other Resources

All major cities, and some smaller cities, in Texas will have a source book designed by a council, agency or organization concerned with the health, social, recreational, and educational needs of the residents in their community.