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Most hospitals have patient education programs for specific problems. Many also have community education (marketing) programs. Also see Community Resources section.

 

AIDS Resource Center

2701 Reagan Avenue Dallas 75219

214 521 5123

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Referral from another agency required.

Cost of services: No cost for services.

Website:  www.RCDallas.org

Services:  Provides HIV Education, HIV/AIDS Library with Internet access, Insurance Assistance Program, Food Pantry, Hot Lunch Program, Dental program, Violence Intervention, and a Young Adult Program.  Group classes: AIDS, gay/lesbian relationships, same sex family violence, and a community service class for those wishing to volunteer at the resource center.  Also provides HIV Helpline: 1-866-657-AIDS  for answers to your questions.

 

Alliance for Infant Survival

P.O. Box 443 Hurst, 76053

817 222 0469; 1 800 650 SIDS (TX only)

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

Languages: English

How to apply: Call, walk-in

Cost of services: Donations accepted

Website: http://www.infantsurvival.org/

Services: Education, research support, support for those affected by sudden, unexpected or accidental loss of a child up to age two.

 

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter

4144 N. Central Expwy. Suite 750 Dallas, 75204

214 827 0062; 1 800 272 3900 (Helpline)

            Community Offices:

            Carrollton and Denton 214 540 2412

            Corsicana 903 872 6778

            Waxahachie 972 923 8081

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

            Helpline Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Languages: English

How to apply: Call or walk-in

Cost of services: Donations accepted.

Website: http://www.alzdallas.org/

Services: Resource library at Dallas location, respite assistance, family assistance, caregiver classes, support groups for caregivers, early onset spouses, early state, and grief bereavement

 

American Cancer Society, Dallas Metro

8900 Carpenter Frwy Dallas, 75247

214 819 1200

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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted

Website: http://www.cancer.org

Services: Education, awareness, cancer facts and figures, statistics, research programs and funding, assistance with quitting smoking, relay for life, support, advocacy, and fundraising

 

American Diabetes Association, Area VI South Central Region

4100 Alpha Road Suite 100 Dallas, 75244

972 392 1181

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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted.

Website: http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp

Services: Education, awareness, support, referrals, diet and exercise assistance, recipes, prevention, research, government affairs, advocacy, and fundraising

 

American Foundation for the Blind, Southwest

60 Treadway Plaza Dallas, 75235

214 352 7222

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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted

Website: http://www.afb.org/

Services: Education, awareness, referrals, advocacy, research, support, and fundraising

 

American Heart Association, Greater Dallas Region

1615 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, 75207

214 748 7212

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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted, prices vary for CPR courses.

Website: http://www.americanheart.org

Services: Education, awareness, referrals, research, advocacy, support, prevention, management, fundraising, CPR classes

 

American Lung Association of Texas, Dallas & Fort Worth Region

8150 Brookriver Drive S-102, LB-151 Dallas, 75247

214 631 5864

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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted

Website: http://www.lungusa.org/

Services: Education, awareness, research, advocacy, lung cancer, COPD, allergies, asthma, tobacco control, air quality, support, and fundraising

 

American Parkinson Disease Association

8330 Meadow Road Suite 218 Dallas, 75231

214 387 2732

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

Languages: English

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted

Website: http://www.apdaparkinson.org/

Services: Education, awareness, referrals, advocacy, research, fellowships, grants, support, family assistance, and fundraising

 

American Red Cross

4800 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, 75235

214 678 4800

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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted, class prices vary (please call for specifics)

Website: www.redcrossdallas.org

Services: Emergency disaster assistance, social work referral, emergency preparedness training, emergency planning, CPR training aquatics and water safety training, baby-sitter training, family caregiver training, nurse assistant training, HIV/AIDS education

 

Arthritis Foundation, North Texas Chapter

4300 MacArthur Suite 245 Dallas, 75209

214 826 4361

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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted

Website: www.arthritis.org

Services: Education, awareness, advocacy, research, support, referrals, exercise programs and fundraising

 

Community Dental Care

1420 West Mockingbird Lane Suite 500 Dallas, 75247

214 630 7080

Other clinics:

                        Bluit Flowers COPC-Dallas: 214 266 4280

                        DeHaro-Saldivar COPC-Dallas: 214 266 0630

                        East Dallas COPC- Dallas: 214 266 1170

                        Farmers Branch-Carrollton: 972 241 2259

                        Garland: 214 266 0760

                        Parkland: 214 590 5518

                        Stewpot Homeless-Dallas: 214 746 2785

                        McKinney: 972 548 5580

                        Colin County-Plano: 972 633 3380

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

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Walk-in, call, appointment

Cost of services: have to meet federal poverty guidelines for service, must be resident of certain counties (check with individual clinics to see if you qualify), diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, homeless agency referall.  Each clinic has specific guidelines.  Please contact the clinic in your area for specifics.  Under 18 cost is $10, over 18 cost is $20.  Missing appointments will disqualify you from eligibility of services.  Donations accepted.

Website: http://www.dentalhealthprograms.org/index.html

Services: treatment services that range from amalgam and composite fillings and extractions to limited oral surgery, with dentures and partials available at some locations.  Preventive dental health services include cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, diagnostic x-rays, oral hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, North Texas

12801 North Central Expressway Suite 270 Dallas, 75243

972 386 0607

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

Languages: English

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted.

Website: http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/ntexas/

Services: Education, support groups, referrals, and fundraising events

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northeast Texas Chapter

2929 Carlisle Suite 230 Dallas, 75204

214 871 2222 (Main); 972 263 7299 (Secondary)

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

Languages: English

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted

Website: http://www.cff.org/Chapters/northeast-texas/

Services: Support, educations, referrals, and fundraising events.

 

Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society

3003 LBJ Freeway Suite 125 E Dallas, 75234

972 620 7600 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm

Languages: English

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted.

Website: www.dallasareaparkinson.org

Services: Education/Awareness, referrals, support, family support, and fundraising events

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater North TX

8802 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, 75235

214 823 8809; 1 800 447 7778 (in Texas only)

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm

Languages: English

How to apply: Walk-in, call

Cost of services: Donations accepted

Website http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/efgnt/

Services: Education, awareness, advocacy, research, support, and fundraising