Our December cover story, which came out last week, features three neighborhood-based nonprofits: Promise House, the North Texas Food Bank and AIDS Arms Inc.
That’s just scratching the surface on the myriad nonprofits that call Oak Cliff or West Dallas home. If you’re still looking for a worthy charity for your year-end giving. Here are even more suggestions, right here in the ‘hood.
AIDS Services of Dallas
834 N. Marsalis
AIDS Services of Dallas provides independent living in small apartment communities for low-income HIV and AIDS patients, among other services. A $41 donation can pay for one night of housing.
AVANCE provides parenting education and support for families in at-risk communities. The West Dallas nonprofit helps with school readiness, literacy, ESL and increased parent involvement in schools.
This nonprofit startup aims to raise money for scholarships to high school graduates from DISD schools in Oak Cliff.
Bryan’s House started in the 1980s as a childcare center, school and respite care for kids with HIV and AIDS. Now that fewer children are born with HIV and AIDS, Bryan’s House serves children with serious illnesses and special needs. They run early childhood education centers in West Dallas and Oak Cliff.
400 S. Zang
The Concilio helps families throughout North Texas in education and health. The Oak Cliff-based nonprofit has programs that encourage parent involvement in schools as well as initiatives to educate parents on childhood obesity and diabetes.
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
2800 N. Hampton
Habitat for Humanity helps make homeownership possible for low-income families. Since 1986, the nonprofit has built 1,400 houses in 25 Dallas neighborhoods.
Texans Can Academies
325 W. 12th
This Oak Cliff-based nonprofit operates 11 schools in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston that help students, particularly those who have struggled in high school, obtain high school diplomas.
The Well Community
This faith-based nonprofit, at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, is one of the few resources in Dallas County for low-income people with mental illness. They provide meals, fellowship, counseling, case management, employment assistance and housing.