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Also see Health Education. This is a sort of catch-all section. We are open to suggestions!


Action Center

City Hall, L1/A/North, Dallas, TX 75201

214-670-5111; FAX: 214-670-4377

Hours: 24 Hour Line

Languages: English, Spanish

How to Apply: No requirements

Cost of Services: None


Services: Central clearinghouse provides citizens their direct link to City Hall.  Citizens may call to report violations of city ordinances and get information about city services.


Adult Basic Education

401 N. Carroll, Dallas, TX 75246


Services: Basic education, GED, English as a Second Language, reading instruction to adults age 17 and over.


American Cancer Society

8900 John Carpenter Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247




American Heart Association

7320 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231

214-373-6300 or 214-712-1304



Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC Dallas)

12700 Hillcrest, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75230


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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to Apply:  No proof of disability is required to receive services

Cost of Services:  Free or available at a very low cost


Services:  ARC is a non-profit organization that offers services such as: advocacy, information and referral, parent and professional education, public education, and fun activities and classes for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.

Birth and Death Certificates

City Hall, I-F North, Dallas, TX 75201

214-670-3092 or 214 653 7177

Cost of Services:  Copies $9.00 each for first copy, $3.00 for additional copies


Birth and Death Certificates-Dallas County Vital Statistics

509 Main St., 2nd floor, Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 214-653-7477


Center for Community Cooperation/Center Non-Profit Management

2900 Live Oak, Dallas, TX 75204

214-821-0911 (CCC) or 214-826-3470 (CNM)

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 7:00am-10:00pm, Friday 7:00am-5:30pm, Saturday 7:30am-5:00pm

Languages: English

How to Apply: provide copy of 501-C3 and a mission statement

Cost of Services: No fee, but it must be a business-related meeting


Services: Help for non-profits: Primary advice, meeting place, conferences for non-profit organizations.


East Dallas Police Storefront (Call police main for other storefront offices)

4545 Bryan, Dallas, TX 75204


Services:  Police liaison for community; Kevin Lim-Asian Languages


East Dallas Health Clinic

3320 Live Oak, Dallas, TX 75204


Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm, Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm

Languages: English, Spanish



Food Stamp and Medicaid Office

4533 Ross Avenue (corner of Ross and Annex), Dallas, TX


Hours: 7:30am-5:00pm Monday - Friday

Languages: English, Spanish


Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice

Dallas Field Office 8101 North Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247


Hours: 24 Hours

Languages: English, Spanish

Services: Assistance to individuals seeking information and benefits under the immigration laws of the United States.


Lawyer Referral Service-Dallas Bar Association

2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201


Hours: 24 Hours

Languages: English

How to Apply: Call phone number

Cost of Services: $20 for a 30 minute consultation

Website: none

Services: Referral to attorney experienced in type of counsel needed.


Family Hospice of Dallas

1140 Empire Central, Dallas, Texas 75247


Hours: 24 hr.

Languages: Multi-language: Spanish and English

How to Apply: Call up and ask; Referrals from Doctors all over the Dallas Metroplex

Cost of Services:  Ranges on types of services; not specified


Services: Offers 24hr service for in-field workers working with patients; Direct patient one-on-one care


Mosaic Family Services (Formerly East Dallas Counseling Center)

4144 N. Central Expy. Suite 530

Dallas, TX 75204

214-821-5393; FAX 214-821-0810


Hours: M-F 8:45am-5:15pm

24 hour hotline: 214-823-4434

Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Albanian, Amharic, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Cambodian, Cantonese, French, Fulani, German, Hindi, Italian, Kikuyu, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Mandarin, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Thai, Vietnamese, Wolof

Services are free

Services Include- Multicultural Family Violence Program, Services for victims of Human Trafficking, HIV education, prevention, and outreach, Multicultural legal services, Counseling, Multicultural youth substance abuse prevention, and Refugee case management services.


Muslim Women (Texas Muslim Women's Foundation)

P.O. Box 831419
Richardson, TX 75083-1419
Website: and email:
Services: Advocacy and other assistance to Muslim women and families.


Refugee Services of North Texas               

4113 Junius (next door to Grace UMC and Agape Clinic), Dallas, Texas 75246               


Hours: 8:30am-4:40pm Monday-Friday

Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Saudi, Ethiopian; Cuban

How to Apply: Walk-ins are accepted. This is a local affiliate non-profit organization that works with state services to provide help to people in need

Cost of Services: No Charge; Donations Accepted


Other Services: These services help people move and settle into apartments and provide social services. * Used household items in good condition are accepted for donations


Social Security Administration

10824 N. Central Express Way, Dallas, Texas 75230

             * Office located next to Troy Aikman Automotive Center


Hours:  9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Call or visit office

Cost of Services: Not specified

Website: * Look up according to city and/or zip code

Other Services: Retirement, survivor’s insurance, disability insurance, supplemental security income, Medicare


Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of

Regional Office in Now in Waco, Texas

                1 Veterans Plaza 701 Clay Avenue, Waco, Texas 76799

* Directions: I-35 coming south, exist west off of 4-thand 5th street exit, head west 1 mile   to 6th street and turn onto Clay Avenue

1-800-827-1000- This number is a National # so you must enter your zip code to find nearest office for your needs; you must call from a Touch-tone phone

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

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Call or stop by Regional Office

Cost of Services: Not specified


Other Services: This agency provides veterans benefits, home loans, life assurance, survivor’s insurance, education assistance, medical assistance, drug programs.


Weed and Seed Program

4210 Junius Street (5th Floor), Dallas, Texas 75246

214-828-0258; Fax 214-823-7386

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: This program does not have direct client contact

Cost of Services: Not Specified


Other Services: This program receives government grants of money and gives that money to other organizations to use to benefit people


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

3910 Gaston Street Suite 140, Dallas, Texas 75246


Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm (2 Saturdays per month they are also open but call in advance to verify the dates)

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: Call or walk-in accepted

Cost of Services: Free as long as people qualify for the program

Website: No

Other Services: Services provided for pregnant moms, breastfeeding moms, post-partum moms, infants, and children. This program provides food and formula for people who qualify.


Young Men’s Christian Association of Metropolitan Dallas (YMCA)

601 N. Akard, Dallas, Texas 75201


Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (local locations vary)

Languages: English and Spanish

How to Apply: call main office or visit website for locations nearest you                

Cost of Services: Vary according to which programs you choose; some programs are free


Other Services: Fitness Programs for Adults, Youth Sports, Adventure Guides (like boy scouts), Child Care, Summer Camps, and various pool programs