Serve Denton CARES

Resources Listed Alphabetically (scroll for details)

1. Communities In Schools of North Texas
2. Denton County Friends of the Family
3. Our Daily Bread
4. The Salvation Army
5. Solutions of North Texas

Communities In Schools of North Texas
1565 W. Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75067



SERVICES: Meals; Guidance for students in grades K-12

Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT) provides in-school, case-managed services to students in grades K-12 who are at risk of dropping out of school. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CISNT provides educational enhancement activities, supportive guidance and counseling, and enrichment activities including mentoring and tutoring to students during the school day and afterschool throughout the school year. CISNT works to foster parent and family involvement in school and ensures that students and their families receive the health and human service support they need. CISNT maintains partnerships with community organizations that provide support and resources to students and parents. All services provided are intentionally designed to help students overcome barriers to success including homelessness and hunger. Students are referred by their teacher, counselor, school administrator, or parent for CISNT’s programs. A full list of schools and programs offered is available on our website at

Denton County Friends of the Family
4845 S. Interstate 35E
Corinth, TX 76210


SERVICES: Emergency Shelter; Meals; Referrals
HOW TO DONATE: Tangible item drives are a very meaningful way for the community to impact the lives of battered women and children in need. Whether it’s during the holidays, or throughout the year, hosting or participating in a drive will help us meet the needs of our community.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Volunteers play a vital part in the delivery of services from rocking babies, painting shelter rooms, helping at the Thrift Store; volunteers are one of the largest assets Friends of the Family has. Our volunteers make it possible for us to give our clients excellent service. We encourage both groups and individuals to look into volunteering for Friends of the Family. Whether you can give an hour a month or several hours a week, we would be honored to have your help. If you feel you can make a contribution in a way that’s not listed, let us know. We are always open to new ideas. For additional information contact the Director of Community Relations at 940-387-5131 or

Denton County Friends of the Family is dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive services to those impacted by relationship violence and sexual assault while partnering with the community to promote a society free of violence. Throughout the years, the agency has remained true to its purpose and mission and operates a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of those seeking assistance. The agency serves over 7,000 individuals a year through the following programs: 24-hour crisis line, 32-bed protective residential shelter, adult counseling program, child and adolescent program, structured community education, violence intervention and prevention, outreach advocacy, legal advocacy and accompaniment, thrift store, hospital accompaniment and involvement in the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. Several thousand children are educated each year through our community education programs. Today, DCFOF is the sole provider in Denton County of shelter and free outreach services to those who have been affected by relationship violence and/or sexual assault. DCFOF receives funding from federal, state and local government agencies, the United Ways of Denton County and Lewisville, corporations, foundations, groups, and individuals. The agency looks forward to carefully designed expansion of existing programs and new initiatives to increase awareness of DCFOF services and to help end the generational cycle of violence.

Our Daily Bread
300 West Oak Street, Suite 100
Denton, TX 76201
940-566-1308, C-940-765-7607


SERVICES: Meals; Health Care – medical; Referrals t other social service agencies, special services such as shower passes, laundry vouchers, etc.
HOW TO DONATE: Donations may be made via our website:, or can be dropped off at our physical location at 300 West Oak Street, Suite 100, Denton, TX 76201, between 9:30 until 1:30pm.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Potential volunteers may register on-line at our website:

Mission Statement “Our Daily Bread provides nutritious meals and facilitates referrals for other services to those in need.” Program Overview Our Daily Bread is a community soup kitchen that serves a free, nutritious lunch meal Monday through Friday to the hungry and homeless in Denton County and surrounding areas. We are currently serving an average of 180 meals per day, with many days exceeding 200. Since we opened in June 2000 as an ecumenical mission, we have served 514,191 meals to the hungry as of June 2013. We also provide a continental breakfast when we open our doors at 10:00am. When the emergency shelter is open at night, we open our doors at 8:00am to accommodate closure of the shelter during the daytime, and we provide breakfast earlier. Our Daily Bread currently has 1,224 clients enrolled since 1/01/2011. We are currently serving 1,178 of which 539 are homeless, and 76 are children. With only one full time paid staff person (the Executive Director) and four part time staff, the contribution by volunteers is critical as they provide approximately 25,000 hours of service per year. Total Need-based services provided by Our Daily Bread include: • Free, nutritious meals served to the hungry Monday through Friday • Weekend snack pack program for the homeless • Hygiene items • Access to the “free” Farmer’s Market enabling clients the opportunity to have fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as other boxed grocery products, canned food, pastries and breads. • Free bus passes for transportation to medical appointments, job interviews, and appointments with other social service providers • Shower Passes to Denton Parks and Recreation • Laundry Voucher service . • Free Computer use • Free long distance and local telephone • Referrals to other social service agencies • Mail Address service for the homeless including receiving, sorting, and distribution • On-site Medical/Nursing services • Application assistance for SNAP (food stamps)

The Salvation Army – Lewisville
206 West Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057

SERVICES: Emergency Shelter; Meals; Employment; Finance for prescriptions & bike repair
HOW TO DONATE: Checks sent to: PO Box 1089, Lewisville, Texas 75057
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Contact our reception on 972-353-9400

The Salvation Army – Denton
1508 E McKinney St
Denton, TX

SERVICES: •Overnight Shelter •Summer Heat Relief •Worship Programs •After-School Programs •Summer Day Camp •Christmas Assistance •Project Tomorrow – Youth Scholarship •Youth Sports •Senior Adult Activities •School of Performing Arts •Food Pantry •Emergency Financial Assistance

HOW TO DONATE: Checks sent to: 1508 E McKinney St Denton, TX
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Contact our reception on 940-566-3800

The Salvation Army Food Pantry provides groceries to members of our community who are struggling with this most basic of needs. Clothing Assistance More families are finding it difficult to buy the basic clothing needs for their families. Your donations of gently used clothing assist us to ensure that these items reach the most in need within our community. Hygiene Packs Both individual and family packs are provided offering the means to enable people to care not only for their outward appearance but to enhance their health and wellbeing. Christmas Assistance Lack of adequate income prevents many families from providing Christmas gifts for their children. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program depends on generous gifts and contributions from caring individuals. Each donated gift is matched to a child, then parents come to the center the week before Christmas to collect those donated gifts. Lunch Program A hot meal is served 5 days a week 12-1pm. Our lunch program on average will serve 150 daily. We depend on the generosity of the local community to help us do this. Our program is fully staffed by volunteers who give a commitment to work on the program 1 day a week. This program has supplied over 50,000 meals in the last 2 years. Snack Bags An increasing issue is the number of homeless people trying to survive in this area and we have no shelter for them. The Salvation Army’s nearest shelter is in Denton or Dallas and these are often full. The Salvation Army’s vehicle goes out as many times as the supplies and resources allow with food and water for those in need. Furniture Items of need are requested by clients who often have nothing or very little. We try and meet that need by passing on donated items of furniture and household items.

Solutions of North Texas
2216 Bolivar Street
Denton, TX 76201

Sober Living and Recovery Specialists


SERVICES: Housing – transitional; Housing – special needs; Meals; Health Care – substance abuse; Employment; Crisis intervention and family services

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.