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Family Support and Resources

North Texas Winterstorm Resources

  • Feed the People Dallas is a mutual aid organization that is helping house people and get hot meals delivered to those in need. Visit their website or contact via Instagram @feedthepeopledallas
  • Crowdsourced Document for DFW Winterstorm Shows document has lists of open gas stations, restaurants, hotels, grocery store, etc. and is continually updated.
  • YMCA Warming Centers open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hot coffee, charging stations, WiFi access and water stations will be available. Locker rooms at these branches are also open for those who need a hot shower. Families can have exclusive use of the locker rooms for showers in 20- minute intervals:
    • Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff
    • Park South YMCA
    • Waxahachie Family YMCA
    • White Rock Family YMCA
    • J.E.R. Chilton Family YMCA at Rockwall
    • Richardson Family YMCA
    • Cross Timbers Family YMCA
    • Semones Family YMCA
  • Additional warming centers. Call 877-541-7905 or 211, the state's free 24-hour helpline.
  • If you are without a place to stay during this extreme weather and at risk of exposure, call 512-305-ICEE to get the most up-to-date information about warming and cold weather shelters.

Health

Food

Mental Health

Grief

Substance Use

Academic

Special Education

Housing

Finances

  • SaveOnEnergy. List of energy providers providing COVID-19 financial assistance.
  • Spectrum Internet. Free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi.
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries. Emergency financial assistance to people who need money to pay for rent and/or utilities.

Parenting

Social Emotional Learning

Abuse

  • The National Domestic Abuse Hotline. Provides tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. We also provide support to friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one. Resources and help can be found by calling 1- 800-799-SAFE (7233).
  • Texas Abuse Hotline. Call 1-800-252-5400 or use secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older.

Legal 

  • Catholic Charities. Free legal immigration services are available to any and all eligible clients. Contact 214-634-7182 for direct assistance regarding qualifications for no-fee immigration services.
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Call the Legal Aid Line at 888-529-5277 from 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for civil legal help and to talk to a lawyer. 
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. Helps clients with benefits, consumer, employment, family, housing, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, expunctions and non-disclosures, probate, real property, tax, and wills cases.

Additional Resources 

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