Financial Assistance

Women in Need.


3302 Stonewall St
Greenville, TX 75401

Temporary long term emergency housing for homeless women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Other services include job training and placement domestic violence prevention counseling.

Must have been a victim of domestic violence within the last year to stay in the residential facilities.  Having identification and a social security card are highly recommended to help the process of getting into the facility, but Women in Need will still try to provide assistance without these items.

There are also non-residential programs that help women pay various bills and expenses if the funds are available.  A support group for victims of domestic violence meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights.


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White Rock Center of Hope

Food pantry, transportaion assistance, clothing, financial assistance, school supplies

Center Hours
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Saturday’s from 9 a.m. until Noon
2nd & 3rd Thursday Evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m

Clients seeking financial aid must bring photo identification, proof of address and a social security card for each member of their family to receive services. Clients must be signed in at least 30 minutes before closing in order to be interviewed and assisted before closing.

Appointments may be made by calling (214) 324-8996 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. They are strongly recommended.

Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is provided one time in a twelve month period to help families avoid eviction and loss of utilities, purchase prescription medicines, purchase licenses, identification and other special permits.

Transportation Assistance
Bus Passes are provided for transportation to doctors’ appointments or job interviews.

About Us

The White Rock Center of Hope was founded in 1988 by the late Donagene Christian, a member of Central Lutheran Church in East Dallas. Mrs. Christian, inspired by a Bible verse (John 21:17) in which Jesus orders Peter to “Feed my sheep”, established the Center with the help of her pastor and 13 area churches in the basement of the Colonial Presbyterian Church on Garland Road.

Since most churches constantly received requests for aid, yet did not always have facilities to give as they would have liked, it made good sense to chip in and support a central agency where the needy could go for emergency help.

Donagene Christian became the Center’s first Executive Director, a post she filled voluntarily until 1991. The Center was entirely staffed by volunteers from the member churches.

Starting as a food pantry, services have expanded to include clothing, toys, school supplies, rent and utility assistance. By 1999, the Center was feeding over 12,000 needy neighbors a year – 8000 of whom are children – with the support of over fifty churches and several civic organizations. As of December of 2010, over 300,000 people in over 100,000 families have received help and hope from the White Rock Center of Hope.

A volunteer Board of Directors elected by representatives of member organizations has continued to control operation.

By 1998 it became apparent that the Center had outgrown its basement quarters and a formal campaign for funds with which to purchase a permanent home began. Sale of the 16,000 square foot property at 10021A Garland Road to the Center was concluded in late 1999 with the aid of many generous gifts both great and small.

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Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas

209 East Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75203

The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas opened in 1971 as a result of several years of collaboration among American Indian community leaders and with voluntary, part-time medical providers. Since the late 1970s, funding from Indian Health Service, a branch of the US Department of Health & Human Services, along with other subsequent funding streams, has enabled the Center to expand its services to include dental, pharmacy, job training, employment, education, mental health and substance abuse counseling, emergency assistance services, a food pantry, and HIV outreach/education.

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SVDP St. Marks Conference/ Society of St. Vincent de Paul

972-423-1877  Calls accepted Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Calls for assistance originate from many sources. Our parish office forwards most of our calls, but others originate from the various Collin County organizations who are quickly becoming aware of our activities.

Calls to Saint Vincent de Paul 972-282-8077 are routed to our telephone answering service. Voice instructions, in English or Spanish, will direct you to the proper option. Your call will be answered by a volunteer case worker as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. Calls are accepted Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Please do not wait until the last minute to call us. Plan ahead so that we will have enough time to help with your needs.


We do not provide funds directly to the individual. Instead, we pay the utility companies, the landlord, etc. directly.

Each case is assigned to two or more volunteer caseworkers who schedule an in home visit with the requester. An interview is conducted using a form to document pertinent information. The needs of the person are then presented and considered at the next scheduled SVDP meeting by our membership.


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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Dallas

Assistance Programs

3052 West Northwest Highway Dallas, TX 75220

Assistance Helpline (formerly Hope on Call) :Provides information and referrals for people in crisis — whether financial, medical or personal.  Monday through Thursday, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Contact Maria Vega, Program Coordinator (bilingual) 214-520-0650 ext. 114

Licensed Professional Counseling – FREE!  Individual/family/marriage/mental health counseling SVDP clients; crisis assessment and case management assistance for SVDP members.  Available Monday through Friday for counseling appointments.  Contact Catherine Johnson, LPC 214-520-0650 ext. 114

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – FREE!  DISD teachers instruct adult students in learning the English language. Current semester in session. The next semester begins in Fall 2011.  Contact John Cordova, Council Administrator read more