Child & Adolescent Services

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Report Abuse to Texas Abuse Hotline (CPS) 

24 Hours 1-800-252-5400

Services: Investigations of suspicions of child abuse


Also see related categories such as hospitals, drugs & alcohol, etc.


Attorney General of Texas—Child Support Division (see listing below)

Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division, P.O. Box 12017 Austin, TX 78711-2017

Dallas/Tarrant County (972)-339-3100

Hours: 8 am – 5pm Monday-Friday

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: At your local child support field office or you can call for an application by calling (800)-252-8014 or by logging onto the child support interactive website at

Cost of Services: No fee to apply for child support services


Services: Locating absent parents, establishing paternity, establishing, enforcing and modifying child and medical support orders, collecting and distributing child support payments.


Camp Fire USA, Lone Star Council

4411 Skillman Avenue, Dallas 75206


Hours: 900am-530pm Website:

How to apply: Call or email

Services: Youth development programs for girls and boys, ages 5-21


Child Abuse Prevention

2820 Swiss Ave Dallas, TX 75204


Hours: 8:30-4:30

How to apply: Call

Services: In-home interventions to break abuse cycle. Family First counseling re divorce, abuse, other. ALSO, associated with Dallas Healthy Families for in-home services pregnant teens in select zip codes


Child and Family Guidance Centers

8915 Harry Hines, Dallas 75235 and other locations


Hours: 9am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 9-5 Friday, by appointment Saturday

Services: Family-oriented diagnosis and counseling (individual, family, group), classes, other. Addresses abuse, neglect, development, other.  


Child Care Group

8585 N Stemmons Freeway, South Tower: 5th and 6th Floor, Dallas, TX 75247


Hours: 8am-5pm

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Apply Online or call

Cost of Services: Vary


Services: Child Care Systems throughout Dallas. Help pay for child care for low income range families


Children First Counseling Centers

530 South Carrier Parkway, Suiite 200, Grand Prairie, TX 75051


Hours: 9-6

How to apply: Call 

Cost: Sliding scale

Services: Counseling and education for children and adults


Children and Family Institute

5787 South Hampton Suite 360, Dallas, TX 75232


Hours: 830am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Languages: English only

How to Apply: Apply Online and Over the Phone (Contact Rose Jones and Erica Carter)

Cost of Services:  Vary depending upon income


Services:  Birth mothers with a crisis pregnancy (unplanned) with focus is on African Americans, but is open to anyone. Also offer adoption and parent counseling, Help place abused and neglected children in loving families.


Child Protective Services

Phone: 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-252-5400

Services: Investigations of suspicions of child abuse


Communities in Schools

2804 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204

Phone: 214-827-0955

Services: Youth prevention offices in schools


Community Council of Greater Dallas



Clearinghouse, community resources directory

Dallas Association for Parent Education

Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas (between Spring Valley and Beltline Road)


Services: Childbirth, emergency, 1st aid, CPR, parenting, training for child care provider classes.  Warm Line for Parental Questions- you can call in and ask any questions related to child care and parenting. 

Hours 9:00am-3:00pm


Dallas Bethlehem Center

4410 Leland Avenure, Dallas, Texas 75215


Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday

Languages: English only

How to Apply: Apply in person or online

Cost of Services: Based upon age:

Infants to 12 mos: $90/week

13 mos-18 mos: $75/week

19 mos– 36 mos: $75/week

Ages 3,4,5: $65/week

After School Care: $30/week


Services: Child Care services and food lunch programs, People in zip codes 75210 and 75215 are eligible.


Dallas Can! Academy

325 W. 12th Street, Dallas, TX 75208 AND 4621 Ross Avenue, Dallas TX 75204

214-943-2244 (Oak Cliff) and 214-234-8611 (East Dallas)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am–5 pm

Languages: Not known.

How to Apply: Students must have successfully completed the 8th grade and be no older than 21 years old.   A parent or legal guardian must accompany all students under 18 years of age to enroll.

Cost of Services: No Fee for tuition


Services: Provides a “second” chance education for children who have dropped out or at risk of dropping out of high school where they work to receive their high school diploma.


Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

3611 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204



Services: Therapy for victims of sexual abuse, neglect, or homicide witnesses. 

Child Protective Services

Dallas Police Department in Child Abuse


Dallas County Child Support Services

600 Commerce St. Suite 761, Dallas, TX 75202-6606

214-653-7584; Fax: 214-653-6385

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Opening an account, usually done by court order from a judge (usually from divorce cases).  You can also contact the attorney generals office to enquire about opening an account.

Cost of Services: No Fee


Services: Accounts to pay child support payments through


Dallas Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services

1380 Riverbend Drive, Dallas, TX 75247


Fax: 214-630-3642

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. 

Residential programs operate 24hrs/day and crisis line (214)-330-7722, is available 24hrs/day

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Patient eligibility must be determined by the facility

Cost of Services: Fees for services assessed based on a sliding scale and is also based on family income and portions not covered by insurance.


Services: Mental Health Services: Outpatient clinics, transitional services, intensive

   services, housing and employment services.

               Mental Retardation Services: In home and family support, intermediate care

   facilities, individual services, career design and development, early childhood

   interventions, behavioral and psychiatric services, home and community

   services and transitional living.

               Other services:  Employment services, early childhood intervention, Treatment

               foster care and mental retardation authority.


Dallas Youth Services Corps

4422 Live Oak, Dallas, TX 75204

Services: On the job training, education and GED instruction for men and women ages 18-23


East Dallas Counseling: See Mosaic


East Dallas MHMR - Eastside Family Center

Adults: 4645 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX

               Child-Adolescent: 4701 Samuell Blvd

Phone: Adult: 214.275.7393

            Child-Adolescent: 214.381.7070


Fathers for Equal Rights

701 Commerce Street-Suite 302, Dallas, TX 75202


Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Application online, fathers who are going through child support hearings or are currently responsible for child support payments

Cost of Services: $200


Services: Referrals to national services and organizations, attorneys and other professionals in the area, counseling, parenting classes and social study preparation.  Also free daily consultation with attorneys, Document typing, free notary service, DNA testing and also books available for purchase. 


Galaxy Counseling Center

1025 South Jupiter Rd. Garland, TX 75042 (only 2 miles North of LBJ)


Fax: (972) 494-2812


Services: Play therapy, Family therapy, Group therapy (anger management, adolescent and adult groups for females who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, single parenting and co-parenting, truancy intervention for Garland and Dallas schools), individual therapy for adolescents and adults, couple counseling, psychological testing and evaluation.  


Good Shepherd Community Center                                                                     

4931 Bernal Drive, Dallas, TX 75212


Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30am – 6:00pm

Languages: English and Spanish (98% of students bilingual)

How to Apply: Through a CCA Program or in person

Cost of Services: Depends on age of the child and if the child is potty trained.

                            Not potty trained:  $80/wk

                            Potty trained: $75/wk

                            Before and After school care all week: $55/wk

                            Before and After school care 3 or less days per week: $65/wk


Services: Good Shepherd provides affordable and nurturing childcare and early developmental education with sensitivity to their diverse cultural needs.


Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc.

3954 Gannon Lane, Dallas, TX 75237-2919


Fax: 972-296-6114

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am – 5:30pm

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Children must be between the ages of 0 and 5 and their families must meet federal poverty guidelines.  You can apply at one of the 35 Head Start locations in Dallas County.  Or, you can apply online with the online application form and return the form to one of the Head Start locations.

Cost of Services: No Fee


Services: Early childhood development and Health Services (education, health, nutrition, mental health and substance abuse), family literacy, family advocates, transition programs as well as children with special needs services.  Early head start programs are available at two locations that serve pregnant women, infants and toddlers.


Juliette Fowler Homes, Inc. Children and Youth and Family Service

Physical Address: 1234 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214

Postal Address: P.O. Box 140129, Dallas, TX 25214

214-827-0813; Fax: 214-827-7021

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply:  Referrals from: parents, professionals, child protective services, juvenile departments, NorthSTAR value options, CHIP payers and care managers and school counselors

Cost of Services: Fees depend on services, some health insurance plans do cover some or all portions of services.  Scholarship aid is also available and may be granted based on scholarship availability and demonstrated financial need of the client.


Services: Outpatient services of psychological assessment and psychotherapy for children, youth and families.  Family counseling center is available to those in need in the community who have limited incomes.  Residential services include 24 hour residence for boys and girls ages 12-19 with emotional, social and behavioral problems.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic

2922-B MLK Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215

214 426 3645

Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

            Wednesday 11:00am-8:00pm

Languages:  English, Spanish, Chinese

How to apply: Call to make an appointment.  Bring ID, proof of address and proof of          income.

Cost of services: Based on income


Services: Medical, dental, pediatric, gynecology, immunizations.


Mosaic Family Services

4144 North Central Expressway-Suite 530, Dallas, TX 75204

214-821-5393; Fax: 214-821-0810

Hours: 8:45am-5:15pm Monday-Friday

Languages: Wide variet of languages spoken by refugees and immigrants

How to Apply: Call and refer to appropriate program

Cost of Services: No Charge


Services: Domestic violence victims (immigrants only), HIV outreach, youth prevention programs for HIV, other services. 


Plano Day Care Center

1111 H Ave # 100, Plano, TX 75074



Prestonwood Pregnancy Center

15757 Coit Road-Suite 308, Dallas, TX 75248


Fax: 972-387-8940

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Make an appointment

Cost of Services: No Charge


Services: Clinical Services:  Pregnancy Testing, Sonograms

   Support Programs: Guidance, Post Abortion Guidance, Support Groups,

   Classes offered in Spanish.

   Pregnancy Education:  Fetal development and Abortion Methods


Promise House

236 West Page Ave., Dallas, TX 75208


Services: Family nurturing program for parents and adolescents 10 - 17 yrs old, classes for parents and Spanish speaking parents, classes for pregnant and teen parents, 16-bed facility that offers runaway kids up to 30 days in a safe home, Family support groups, transitional living program helps kids 16-20 with job training, "living skills", and a place to live for 18 months.


Rainbow Days Inc.

4300 MacArthur Ave. Suite #260, Dallas, TX 75209


Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Referral or enrollment from a facilitator

Cost of Services: No Charge


Services: Child and parents support groups related to drugs/alcohol, tutoring and homework assistance, learning tools as well as drug free alternative activities.


Roseland Home Study Center

2009 Carver Place, Dallas, TX 75204


Salvation Army Corps and Community Centers

Cedar Crest - 1007 Hutchins, Dallas, TX 75203

Dallas Temple - 6500 Harry Hines, Dallas, TX 75235 
Pleasant Grove - 8341 Elam, Dallas, TX 75217





Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

701 W. 51st Street, Austin, TX 78751

P.O. Box 149030, Austin, TX 78714-9030



Services:  Report child abuse, report abuse of vulnerable adults, search for child care, how to become a foster or adoptive parent, search for a child to adopt, find your birth family or biological sibling, preparation for adult living program (for foster youth, how to obtain a case record, how to start a child care business, hotlines, documentos en Espanol.


Tutoring, Scouts, Related

East Dallas Police Storefront @ 214-670-5517

Park Cities Presbyterian Mission @ 214-826-2370

One or both have activities scheduled almost every evening and during some days, e.g., vacations, holidays


United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas

8802 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235

214-351-2500 (Local); 1-800-999-1898 (Toll Free); Fax: 214-351-2610

Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Children’s Therapy Services: First come first serve basis, preference given to children with the disabilities of cerebral palsy and other physical limitations also children who can benefit from the therapeutic needs from the program.

Case Management: Call to be placed on the list

Cost of Services: Children’s Therapy Services: Monthly tuition.  Limited scholarships available on a need basis.

Case Management: Must be Medicaid eligible


Services: Children’s Therapy Services, Case Management Services, Group Homes


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

5232 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235

Services: Evaluation and outpatient treatment of children through age 18.

                Counseling from age 3 years to adults

Individual group, couples, battered families and individuals, 1st offender   criminal, and play therapy counseling.

    Non profit organization

    Anyone is eligible. 

    Insurance, Medicaid, Sliding Scale (adjusted based upon your income)



Urban Action

Roseland Homes and Frazier Ct. Children's ministry
Phone: 214-327-5111


Vogel Alcove, Childcare Center for the Homeless

7557 Rambler Rd.-Suite 262, Dallas, TX 75231

214-565-9706; 214-368-0414

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: referral from an affiliated homeless program (ex: shelters, housing programs)

Cost of Services: No Charge


Services: Child Development, Early Education, Social Services, Health Services


Washington Street Presbyterian Mission

1950 N. Washington Ave., Dallas, TX 75204



Winning Network

5310 Junius, Dallas, TX 75214
Services: Focus on Hispanic teens



601 N. Akard, Dallas, TX 75201

Services: Afterschool, Adventure Guides, Aquatics, Camp, Child Care, Health and Wellness, Sports, Teens


YWCA Dallas

4144 N. Central Expressway-Suite 580, Dallas, TX 75204


Hours: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm

 Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Contact local YWCA

Cost of Services: Child care: affordable rates, scholarships available

                            Women’s Services: No charge


Services: Child Care and development, after school, women’s health, financial

    empowerment, young parent program, nurse-family partnership.


Attorney Generals of Texas—Child Support Division

Dallas East 411

5201 East R L Thornton Freeway-Suite 210, Dallas, TX 75223

214-887-3100; Fax 214-823-6820; Toll-free: 800-687-8246

Services: Counties served: Case Initiation Only

Dallas Local Rule 418

600 Commerce-Suite 761, Dallas, TX 75202-6606

                        Main phone: 214-653-7584

                        Fax Number : 214-653-6385

Dallas Northwest 403

1250 West Mockingbird Lane-Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75247-6930

                        Main phone: 214-630-8887

                        Fax Number : 214-630-9746

                        Toll-free: 800-687-8163

Services: Counties served: Dallas (by zip code)

Dallas Southeast 409

400 South Zang Blvd.-Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75208-6639

                        Main phone: 214-941-7086

                        Fax Number : 214-946-9968

                        Toll-free: 800-687-8241

Services: Counties served: Dallas (by zip code)

Dallas Southwest 406

4221 South Walton Walker Blvd-Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75236-1600

                        Main phone: 214-330-4591

                        Fax Number : 214-339-2368

                        Toll-free: 800-687-8237

Services: Counties served: Dallas (by zip code). Locating a non-custodial parent, Establishing paternity, Establishing and enforcing child support orders, Establishing and enforcing medical support orders, Reviewing and adjusting child support payments, Collecting and distributing child support payments.


Dallas Independent School District

Address: Main Office: 3700 Ross, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: 214-989-8000


Selected East Dallas schools

James Bonham Elementary
2671 Henderson @ Belmont
Phone: 214-841-5140


Caesar Chavez
Corner of Carroll and Ross-1710 N. Carroll, Dallas, TX


Nurse is Marlys Woodard, RN


J.W. Fannin
4800 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204

Principal is Ms. Garza
Social Worker is Estella Esparza


JFK Learning Center (near Ross & Henderson)
1803 Moser, Dallas, TX 75204


Lakewood Elementary
3000 Hillbrook, Dallas, TX 75214

J.L. Long Middle School (COPC clinic @ Woodrow next door)
6116 Reiger Avenue, Dallas, TX 75214


North Dallas High School
3120 N. Haskell, Dallas, TX 75204


J.W. Ray Elementary
2211 Caddo, Dallas, TX 75204
214 841-5230


A.W. Spence Middle School
4001 Capitol, Dallas, TX 75204



Woodrow Wilson High School (COPC clinic here)
100 South Glasgow, Dallas, TX 75214
Office: 214-841-5100

Youth Action Center: 214-841-5080


Ignacio Zaragosa Elementary
4550 Worth St., Dallas, TX 75246