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Serve Denton CARES

Resources Listed Alphabetically (scroll for details)

1. Catholic Charities Diocese, of Fort Worth
2. Christian Community Action
3. City of Denton
4. City of Lewisville
5. Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home
6. Denton Affordable Housing Corporation
7. Giving Hope, Inc.
8. Habitat for Humanity of Denton County
9. Health Services of North Texas
10. Solutions of North Texas

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Catholic Charities Diocese, of Fort Worth
249 W. Thornhill Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-413-3921
catholiccharitiesfortworth.org

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Denise Brimmer-Collins, MHR
dbcollins@ccdofw.org

SERVICES: Housing – permanent; supportive services, financial assistance, case management
HOW TO DONATE: please go to website
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: please go to website

ABOUT CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE, OF FORT WORTH:
“Serving Those Who Have Served” Purpose of Program The goal of Veteran Services is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families. Services will be provided to eligible participants that reside in Tarrant and Denton counties. Veterans residing in Dallas and Collin counties should contact the Dallas Urban League. Eligibility Criteria (All three conditions MUST be met) (1) A member of a “Veteran family”- (a) Veteran: A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or release there from under conditions other than dishonorable; or (b)Veteran Family: A Veteran who is a single person or a family in which the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household, is a Veteran. (2) “Very low-income”- Household income does not exceed 30% of area median income. (3) “Occupying Permanent Housing” – A very low-income Veteran family will be considered to be occupying permanent housing if the very low-income Veteran family: (a) Is residing in permanent housing; or (b) Is homeless and schedule to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days pending the location or development of housing suitable for habitation; or (c) Has exited permanent housing within the previous 90 days to seek other housing that is responsive to the very-low income Veteran family’s needs and preferences. Note: Applicant will be assessed for suitability into the program. Supportive Services Provided Outreach Services; Case Management Services; Assistance in obtaining VA benefits; Assistance in obtaining other public benefits; Temporary Financial Assistance (i.e. rent assistance, utility assistance) Duration of Services: Varies, based on client need Contact Information: 1-817-413-3921 Veteran Services Denise Brimmer-Collins, Program Manager–dbcollins@ccdofw.org

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Christian Community Action
200 S. Mill Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
972-221-1224
ccahelps.org

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Lazara Arriola
lazara.arriola@ccahelps.org

SERVICES: Housing – transitional; Health Care – medical; Health Care – dental/vision; Employment
HOW TO DONATE: Please visit the following links: http://ccahelps.org/give/ or http://ccahelps.org/donate-items/
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Please visit the following link: http://ccahelps.org/volunteer/

ABOUT CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ACTION:
Our Mission: In the spirit of Jesus Christ, Christian Community Action ministers to the poor by providing comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope and change lives. Who We Are Christian Community Action is a faith-based nonprofit service ministry that has been helping families in need for 40 years. CCA began in 1973 as a Bible study of seven people and has grown to an organization of over 150 employees and more than 2,500 volunteers. Services We Offer Adult Health Center: Medical, dental and vision services for the uninsured; a Medication Assistance Program provides access to free medications based on income. Financial Assistance: Rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, clothing, prescriptions, etc. Food Pantry Affordable Housing New Hope Learning Center:Low-cost, high-quality childcare in Lewisville and The Colony, a partnership with First United Methodist Church. Special Programs:Back-to-School, Kids Eat Free (Summer Lunch Program), Christmas Toy Store,Senior Monday, Senior Christmas Gift Program and Holiday Meal Program Spiritual Counseling Vocational/Educational Services

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City of Denton, Community Development
601 E. Hickory Suite B
Denton, TX 76205
972-219-3780
cityofdenton.com

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Community Development
communitydevelopment@cityofdenton.com

SERVICES:Housing – Homebuyer Assistance & Education

ABOUT CITY OF DENTON, COMMUNITY DEVLOPMENT:
The City of Denton offers downpayment assistance to low-to-moderate income first-time homebuyers. The City also provides minor repair and home repair including the Amy Young Barrier Removal Program for diabled individuals needing assistance with home repair. The City participate in the Denton County Homeless Coalition to assist with planning and coordination of services and as well as grant development through HUD’s Continuum of Care process. The City of Denton is the lead agency for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) through TDHCA. ESG funds serve the homeless and at risk of homelessness and are distributed to agencies who provide direct services including Street Outreach, Emergency Shelters, Homelessness Prevention, and Rapid ReHousing.

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City of Lewisville, Economic Dev. & Planning, Community Services Division
151 W Church St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
972-219-3780
cityoflewisville.com

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Jamey Kirby
jkirby@cityoflewisville.com

SERVICES:Housing – Homebuyer Assistance & Education

ABOUT CITY OF LEWISVILLE, ECONOMIC DEV. & PLANNING, COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION:
The City of Lewisville offers downpayment and closing cost assistance to low-to-moderate income first-time homebuyers. The City also coordinates monthly homebuyer education classes. While the City does not provide direct assistance to homeless individuals, it does participate in the Denton County Homeless Coalition to assist with planning and coordination of services and as well as grant development through HUD’s Continuum of Care process.

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Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home
909 Greenlee
Denton, TX 76201
940-382-5112
cpch.org

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Christine Snow, Coordinator,Single Parent Family Program

SERVICES: Transitional Housing, Counseling, Love and Logic Parenting Classes
HOW TO VOLUNTEER or DONATE: contact contact Debbie Garrett, Assistant Vice President of  Development  at (940)-382-5112 ext. 249

ABOUT CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHILDREN’S HOME:
In addition to serving foster youth, Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home provides supportive services to the community via the Single Parent Family Program, Family Services Counseling Clinic, and Love and Logic Parenting Classes. The Single Parent Family  program offers transitional housing in a duplex-style home for up to 8 families at a time. Participating families  are able to be a part of our program for up to a year and are offered services such as case management, life skills development training, spiritual development, family social and educational activities, therapy, and parenting classes. Candidates wishing to be a part of the Single Parent Family program must apply and will be placed pending availability and acceptance. Counseling services and Love and Logic Parenting Classes are open to all community members. Counseling is offered on an affordable, sliding scale basis.

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Denton Affordable Housing Corporation
610-C N. Bell Ave.
Denton, TX 76209
940-484-7048
dentonaffordablehousing.org

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Sheila Harper
assistdahc@aol.com

SERVICES: Housing – transitional; Housing – permanent; Housing – special needs
HOW TO DONATE: Contact the Office
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Contact the Office

ABOUT DENTON AFFORDABLE HOUSING CORPORATION:
DAHC provides assistance to first-time homebuyers, persons with disabilities, elderly persons, homeless families with children and individuals and families in need of safe, adequate, and affordable housing.

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Giving Hope, Inc.
117 W. Sycamore St.
Denton, TX 76201
940-382-0609
www.hopeincdenton.com

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Alonzo Peterson
alonzo.peterson@hopeincdenton.com

SERVICES: Housing – transitional; Housing – permanent; Rapid Re-Housing, Homeless Prevention
HOW TO DONATE: website
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: contact office

ABOUT GIVING HOPE, INC.:
Giving Hope, Inc is a social services agency that assists the northern Denton county community with street outreach, homeless prevention and rapid re-housing, as well as a transitional housing program for single-parent families. We also have a program that is specifically for households living with HIV/AIDS. Clients that are a part of Giving Hope’s programs are assisted with intense case management, budgeting, assessments. Giving Hope works closely with other social services agencies throughout Denton County. The mission of Giving Hope, Inc. is to give a hand up to those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness through advocacy, community collaboration, and rental assistance in Denton County.

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Habitat for Humanity of Denton County
P. O. Box 425
Denton, TX 76202
940-484-5006
www.hfhdentoncounty.org

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Sandra Monclova
executivedirector@hfhdc.com

SERVICES: Housing – permanent
HOW TO DONATE: website, contact office, thru churches, businesses, organizations
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: website, contact office

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF DENTON COUNTY:
Mission Statement: Habitat for Humanity of Denton County (HFHDC) is a Christian Ministry in partnership with the community that builds affordable housing for economically disadvantaged families. We focus on families needing a hand up, rather than a handout. We believe decent shelter is a matter of conscience and action. Our goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. Partner Family Requirements: -Meet income guidelines -Lived in Denton County at least 1 year -Same job for 6 months or another documented income -Pass criminal background check -Satisfactory credit rating -Live in substandard housing or be classified as homeless -Invest 350-400 “sweat equity” hours on their home, other Habitat homes and community service & commit to attend Future Homeowner Education Classes provided by Habitat -$1,000 deposit investment towards closing of the home -Make monthly house payments – mortgage principal is used to fund more Habitat homes Process: *Pre-Applications taken by referrals from local non-profit organizations * Family Services committee members review all “qualified”, pre-selected applicants to decide which ones to recommend as a partner family for board approval *Partner family begins “sweat equity” hours building home for others, their own house or volunteering at the ReStore, Ruth’s Room and/or other approved local non-profits *Build funding partner (church, business, organization, donor) is assigned * Home built with partner family and volunteers *House closing with family partner * House dedication ceremony upon completion

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Health Services of North Texas
4308 Mesa Drive
Denton, TX 76207
940-381-1501
http://www.healthntx.org/

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:

SERVICES:Housing – special needs; Health Care – medical; Health Care – mental
HOW TO DONATE: http://www.healthntx.org/#!how-to-give/c1hd0 Make a tax-deductible donation through our secure PayPal network; Sponsor one of our three annual events: Cusine for a Cure, Rockin’ Roundup or Hearts & Heroes.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: http://www.healthntx.org/#!volunteer/cywq There are many opportunities available to volunteer with HSNT. We are always looking for volunteers to help with light adminisrative duties, answering phones, food panry, event plannning, housekeeping, donation drive organizers, and more! If you are interested in volunteering please complete the volunteer application (from our website) and send in via fax (940-566-8059) or email tjohnson@healthntx.org.

ABOUT HEALTH SERVICES OF NORTH TEXAS:
Health Services of North Texas is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center, and the mission is that all North Texans meet their medical needs. HSNT wants to be your Medical Home for the Entire Family where the patient and medical provider work together as a team to create the most Healthy You. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and most Major Medical Insurance and offer a sliding fee scale to those patients who qualify.To schedule an appointment at the Medical Center, please call 940-381-1501. Although the clinic is open to all, most of our support services are currently only available for HIV+ individuals. If you know someone in North Texas who is homeless and HIV+, we may be able to help. Call the number above and speak with the Comprehensive Case Manager to set up an intake appointment to see if the individual is eligible, and if they are they will be referred to the housing program.

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Solutions of North Texas
2216 Bolivar Street
Denton, TX 76201
940-898-6202
http://www.sontx.org

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Leslie Wisenbaker
leslie@sontx.org

SERVICES: Housing – transitional; Housing – special needs; Meals; Health Care – substance abuse; Employment; Crisis intervention and family services
HOW TO DONATE: http://sontx.org/get-involved/donate/
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: http://sontx.org/get-involved/volunteer/

ABOUT SOLUTIONS OF NORTH TEXAS:
Transitional Living – Our laser focused mission is and always has been to provide superior housing for men and women who are currently struggling with alcoholism and/or drug addiction. SoberDorm – Our Student Program. With our campus adjacent to TWU, UNT and just 8 miles from NCTC. Our proximity of higher education options make our SoberDorm Program an excellent choice for students in recovery. Interventions – Whether In-House or Contracted with one of our many Endorsed Providers, sometimes an Intervention is your very best option to leverage an Affected Loved-One into Recovery before it’s too late. More The Family Solution – is a program that involves the Entire Family utilizing family meetings, case management, drug/alcohol screening, monitoring, education, and accountability to one another. Once the family unit is working together as its own support system the chances for permanent recovery are considerably increased. Failure to Launch – Often we come across a family housing and supporting an adult child who will not leave the nest for one reason or another. Out of our experience, we have developed a very fair and supportive program leveraging the adult child into accountability and self-sufficiency. Case Management – From Progress Reviews to Exit Strategies, we simply do not just “house” men and women. We are preparing them for a self-sufficient life in the community among their peers. Since one cannot hide from drugs and alcohol, we must acquire the necessary skills to live and work like everyone else. Our Case Management by design keeps our residents on the path of progress and points out when they are starting to veer off course. Drug/Alcohol Testing – ($35.00) Using the most accurate test in the market place, the MEDTOX Sure-Screen you can be certain of the results. 12-Step Program – The very foundation of our recovery programs is based in 12-Step programs of action as laid out in the Basic Text of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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