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    2017-2018 COMMUNITY RESOURCE LIST

    The intent of this Resource List is to provide an information service of agencies within the Allen Community and Metroplex. No attempt is made to pass judgment on programs or agencies by their inclusion or exclusion. Listed in “categories of need” and alphabetically.

     

     EMERGENCY NUMBERS

    ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT – Emergency # 911 – Non-Emergency (214) 509-4200, text-a-tip program http://www.cityofallen.org/index.aspx?NID=1467

    CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE – 1-800-252-5400 on-line reporting - https://www.txabusehotline.org

    COLLIN COUNTY CARES – Directory of services in Collin County - http://www.collincares.org

    HOPE’S DOOR (Collin Co. Domestic Violence Shelter) (972) 276-0057

    LIFEPATH – 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line & Crisis Team – 1-877-422-5939

    NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE – 1-866-331-9474 or www.loveisrespect.org or text “loveis” to 22522

    NORTH TEXAS POISON CONTROL – 1-800-222-1222

    RUNAWAY HOTLINE – (24-HOUR HOTLINE) Call 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929

    SUICIDE AND CRISIS CENTER OF NORTH TEXAS – 24 Hour Hotline (214) 828-1000

    SUICIDE & CRISIS TEXT LINE - Text “HELLO” to 741741

    TEXAS YOUTH HOTLINE – (Phone Counseling) Texas Dept. of Protective & Regulatory Serv. (24-Hour Hotline) 1-800-989-6884 or text (512) 872-5777

    THE TURNING POINT (formerly Rape Crisis Center of Collin County) – 24-Hour Hotline – 1-800-886-7273

     

    COMMUNITY AGENCIES AND PROGRAMS

    Allen Community Outreach (ACO) - 801 East Main Street, Allen, – (972) 727-9131

    Provides food, clothing, utility bill, and rent assistance for residents of Allen, Fairview, and Lucas. Screening process required. Families may apply for school supply assistance if the child is on free or reduced lunch program. www.acocares.org

    Allen Food Pantry – 1515 N. Greenville Avenue Allen (behind St. Jude Church) – (214) 644-2090

    Supported by the Allen Ministerial Alliance, this pantry provides food assistance to individuals and families who live in Allen, Lucas, and Fairview. New clients must complete an application (found on their website) and provide proof of residence (a picture ID such as a driver’s license, a utility bill, a report card, or school identification card. Hours of operation are:

    Mon & Thurs: 6:30 – 8 pm, Tues & Friday: 9:30-11:30 am, Saturday 9:30 am – 12 pm (closed on all major holidays) www.allenfoodpantry.org

    Allen Parks and Recreation – 301 Century Parkway Allen 75013 (972) 509-4700

    American Red Cross – 1450 N. Redbud Blvd. McKinney (972) 562-0601

    Provides immediate assistance in disaster situations. Also provides financial and support services for military personnel and their families.

    Barney & Me Boxing Program – 1207 E. Louisiana, McKinney – (972) 562-5958 – FREE – Ages 7-17

    Bedstart - P.O. Box 866322 Plano, TX The goal of Bed Start to provide beds, dressers, tables, living room furniture, and other home essentials to all our neighbors in need. To receive assistance, please visit http://bedstart.org/get-help/

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Collin Co. – 450 E. John Carpenter Freeway Irving, Texas 75077 – (972) 573-2330

    Volunteers serve as friends/role models for children ages 6-15 from single-parent families. www.bbbstx.org

    Boys & Girls Club of Collin County1111 Avenue H. Plano – (972) 424-6301, 701 S. Church McKinney – 214-544-8924, 8750 McKinney Street, Frisco –(214) 387-8405 Offers athletic, educational, social and recreational activities for youth ages 6-18. Volunteers welcome. www.bgccc.org

    CASA of Collin County - 112 W. Virginia St. McKinney (972) 529-2272

    Designated by the judge for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to become the child/adolescent’s guardian ad litem. Volunteers are assigned to the child to advocate for what is in the best interest of the child. www.casaofcollincounty.org

    Chetna - P.O. Box 832802 Richardson Hotline 1-888-924-3862

    Organization for the prevention of domestic violence in the South Asian community of Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. All services are free of charge.

    Child Care Services of North Central Texas (CCMS) –1-800-234-9306

    Provides State-funded child care, primarily to help low income families and teen parents. https://dfwjobs.com/childcare/index.asp

    Child Protective Services of Texas – CHILD ABUSE – Report it! It’s the Law! 24-Hour Hotline-1-800-252-5400 Investigates allegations of neglect, abuse, assault and sexual molestation of children. On-line reporting: www.txabusehotline.org.

    C.I.T.Y. House (Collin Intervention to Youth )– 902 E. 16th St., Plano – Office: (972) 424-4626

    Emergency shelter for children newborn -17 yrs who are in the custody of Child Protective Services, a runaway or homeless youth.

    Children’s Advocacy Center – 2205 Los Rios, Plano, 75074 – Coordinates services for victimized children – (972) 633-6600

    Free counseling available to families who qualify for services www.cacplano.org

    Child Support Office – Div. of the Attorney General’s Office – 2100 Bloomdale Rd., Suite 12132 McKinney – (972) 548-4385

    Enforces Child Support Order; Establishes paternity; Enforces Medial Support; Withholds wages for non-payment of Child Support; Reports delinquent parent to the Credit Bureau. Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm except holidays.

    Collin County Self-Help Legal Center – (972) 548-4558 or email M. Lee Bean at mlbean@collincountytx.gov for an appointment. For individuals who have a Collin County family law case (divorce, suit affecting parent-child relationship, modifications of a final decree of divorce, or an order affecting parent-child relationship), and have qualified as indigent (unable to afford filing fees), you may schedule an appointment with the Self-Help Attorney. The Self-Help Attorney will review your final order before you go to court and walk you through the steps of presenting your final order to the Judge. The Self-Help attorney cannot give you legal advice or represent you. http://www.co.collin.tx.us/law_library/Pages/Self-Help.aspx

    Collin County Veterans Services – 900 E. Park Blvd., Suite 150 Plano 75074 - (972) 881-3060

    Assists and aids all veterans and dependents with benefits that they may be entitled to by the Federal Government or by the State of Texas. http://www.co.collin.tx.us/veterans/index.jsp

    Community Lifeline Center – 1601 N. Waddill St., #Suite 102 McKinney – (972) 542-0020

    The Community Lifeline Center provides a range of crisis support services to Collin County residents. Services include:

    housing & utility assistance, medical and dental, prescriptions, transportation, free counseling, job development/training, legal assistance, auto care, and bereavement.

    http://www.communitylifeline.org

    Division for Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) – 520 Central Parkway East, #232 Plano, TX (214) 365-2800 Eligibility: 17+ years old, not attending high school, and a handicap to employment. Disabilities may include drug/alcohol addiction and speech, language, or learning disabilities. Services include medical, psychological, and vocational evaluation, training, and/or education.

    Early Childhood Intervention of Lifepath Systems (ECI) – 105 North Cedar Street Allen (972) 562-0331 referral fax line 972-359-1119 Provides services to children aged 0-3 who are experiencing developmental delays and/or have a qualifying medical diagnosis.

    The Elisa Project- 3102 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 520, Dallas, TX 75219, (214) 369-5222

    Dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through support, awareness, education, and advocacy. Provides workshops with students and supplemental workshops with counselors, teachers, nurses, and coaches. All programs are offered free of charge. www.theelisaproject.org

    Emily’s Place - P. O. Box 260671 Plano, (972) 424-7775

    A “transformational” housing ministry for women and children who have experienced domestic violence, This program is based on a 24-month stay commitment which promotes stability and wise choices. http://emilysplacetx.org/

    Eye Exams/Glasses –Contact School Nurse for referral to VSP program. Any child who qualifies for a free or reduced school lunch qualifies for the eyeglass program.

    Food Stamps (SNAP) - 901 N McDonald, McKinney, 75069, Phone: (972) 562 – 5832

    Assists individuals and families with low incomes and resources to purchase the food they need for good health. Eligibility is based on the number of people in the household, income from work, SSI, unemployment, and Social Security, and resources (cash, bank accounts, etc.) http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/help/food/foodstamps/index.html

    Health & Human Services & Child Welfare of Texas – 901 N. McDonald, Ste. 800, McKinney – (972) 562-5832 Administers and provides qualifying information for the Food Stamp Program and Medicaid Benefits.

    HOPE’S DOOR - Women’s Shelter of Collin Co.– 860 F Avenue Plano 75074 – HOTLINE – (972) 422-7233

    The 30 day shelter offers individual and group counseling, legal referrals and children’s counseling for victims of domestic/dating violence.

    Outreach Branch - Call (972) 422-2911 For women who are preparing to leave an abusive relationship or have left a relationship and do not need shelter. Battering Intervention Programs for abusers also available. www.hopesdoorinc.org

    Immigration Legal Services - (Catholic Charities) 1421 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas – (214) 634-7182

    Provides assistance and counseling for persons seeking legal immigration status/political asylum/U.S. citizenship as well as special assistance for abused immigrant women. www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org

    Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas –Legal Aide for qualifying clients. McKinney: (972) 542-9405 or 1-800-906-3045

    FREE Legal Phone Assistance. Legal clinics meet in Allen at 1st UMC 601. S. Greenville Ave. on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. No assistance for criminal cases, traffic tickets, medical malpractice, or personal injury. Must be a legal US resident unless a victim of domestic violence. internet.lanwt.org.

    Life Talk Resource Center– 8380 Warren Parkway, Suite 204, Frisco (214) 618-9352

    Free pregnancy and STD testing. www.lifetalkprc.org

    Meals on Wheels - 600 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069, Phone: 972-562-6996 Ext. 132

    Provides weekly meals to homebound adults aged 60+ with no provider in the home to assist with meal preparation. http://mowcc.com

    Mosaic Family Services – 12225 Greenville Avenue, Suite 800 Dallas 75243 (214) 821-5393 A nonprofit community-based organization that provides services free of charge to refugees and immigrants who are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Staff is fluent in 25 languages. www.mosaicservices.org

    Plano Housing Authority – 1740 G Avenue Plano 75074 (972) 423-4928

    Owns and manages 24 public housing units in the city of Plano for low income families. Public housing residents pay about 30% of their adjusted monthly income in rent. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program gives elderly persons, disabled persons, and low income working families vouchers for rental subsidies and allows them to rent homes from private property owners. http://www.planoha.org/

    Salvation Army of Collin Co. – 600 Wilson Creek Allen – For assistance and qualifying guidelines, call (972) 542-6694.

    Must meet with a caseworker and have a state issued ID and social security card. Assistance with utilities, food, and clothing. www.salvationarmydfw.org

    Samaritan Inn – 1710 N. McDonald St., McKinney, TX 75071 – (972) 562-7375 – 24-Hour (972) 542-5302

    Homeless shelter of Collin Co. for individuals and families. www.thesamaritaninn.org

    Seven Loaves Food Pantry – 5801 West Plano Parkway Plano, 469-385-1813

    St Andrew’s United Methodist Church food pantry is open to any Collin County resident with a current picture ID for all adults in the family,

    ID for anyone under 18 years old (birth certificate, Medicaid card or school record) and proof of residency in zip codes served (such as a utility bill).

    One person may obtain food for the entire family once documentation is provided on other family members. The pantry hours are Thursdays from 4-6:30 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 – 11:30 AM. Residents may visit the pantry once a month. For additional information, you may email info@thestorehouseplano.org or go to http://www.thestorehousecc.org/seven-loaves-food-pantry

    Shiloh Place, McKinney – (214) 218-0336

    Provides transitional housing, childcare, and tuition assistance for single moms aged 20 and older with children in their custody that are no older than 10 years old. Support is provided for up to 2 years and the admission process takes 3-4 weeks. Moms must have a HS diploma/GED, a car, and pass a criminal background check. www.shilohplacemckinney.com

    Social Security Office - 3250 Craig Dr. McKinney, TX 75070, (866) 931-2731

    Strengthening Families of North TexasP.O. Box 261903 Plano 75026 - (972) 867-9470

    Working to strengthen families and keep them together. All services are FREE – no income guidelines. Services in Spanish available. Services: Parenting Classes, Resume Assistance and Job Find Assistance, Individual, Couples, & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Respite Care (emergency child care--need 24 hour notice), & Home Visits for those without transportation. http://www.sfntx.org/

    Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas - Available 24/7 at (214) 828-1000

    Services offered include a 24-hour crisis hotline, a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) grief group for loved ones left behind after a suicide, crisis intervention training, and mental health check-ups (TeenScreen) for teenagers. http://www.sccenter.org/

    Texas Law Help – FREE, low cost legal assistance in Texas. Assistance with housing, health, disability, civil rights, family law, domestic violence, immigration, naturalization, citizenship, and income tax. www.texaslawhelp.org

    Tobacco Free North Texas/American Cancer Society – 1349 1-877-YES-QUIT (1-877-937-7848)

    Provides free counseling and nicotine replacement therapies to assist individuals who want to stop smoking. http://yesquit.com/

    Victim’s Assistance of Collin Co. – 2100 Bloomdale Rd. # 20004 McKinney - FREE services thru District Attorney’s Office

    METRO (972) 424-1460 x4357 OR (972) 548-4357

    Support for Victims of Violent Crime and their families, including families of homicide, as they recover from the physical and psychological trauma of violent crime. Services: 1) court accompaniment; 2) crisis counseling referrals; 3) criminal justice system reform; 4) follow-up contact; 5) assistance in filing claims; 6) shelter/safe house referrals; 7) emergency legal assistance; 8) advocacy; and 9)public awareness. https://collincountyda.com/victim-assistance/

    Warren Center – 320 Custer Road Richardson 75080 (972) 490-9055 Groups and summer camps for youth aged 3-16 who have an autism diagnosis. Medicaid accepted and the center also offers a sliding fee scale. www.thewarrencenter.org

    WIC (Women, Infant and Children) – McKinney Office - 825 N. McDonald, Suite 120 – (972) 548-5543 Plano Office - 900 E. Park, Suite 165 – (972) 633-3350 Eligibility Requirements: Pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age, women who have had a baby in the past six months, parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5 can apply for their children, meet the household income guidelines at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. http://www.collincountytx.gov/healthcare_services/Pages/wic.aspx

    Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (Texas Workforce Commission) – 1701 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250 McKinney (972) 542-3382

    Job placement and preparation for employment opportunities. https://dfwjobs.com Register for work at www.workintexas.com

    Youth Edge Program (Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas) – 820 Jupiter Road #100 Plano – (469) 229-0099 ext. 3230

    Job placement and educational training for youth aged 16+.

    Youth First Texas (YFT) - 201 W Boyd # 105D  Allen 75013– Contact: (214) 879-0400, Toll Free (866) 576-0042

    Mission is to provide a safe place for LGBTQ youth to strengthen opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support and educational advancement. For group information, e-mail YFT at collincounty@youthfirsttexas.org www.youthfirsttexas.org

     

    COUNSELING RESOURCES

    Allen ISD S.A.F.E. Program – (972) 236-0622

    Free counseling available to AISD students and their families. Limited evening appointments available. For more information, please contact Brent Dawson.

    Cancer Support Community – Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano 6300 W. Parker Rd., MOB 2, Suite 129A Plano (972) 981-7020

    The mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

    Completely free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Support Community offers educational presentations, support groups and networking groups, workshops, fun social events, children’s support program, bereavement support www.cancersupporttexas.org

    Carrollton Springs Changes – 6870 Lebanon Road Frisco 75034 (469) 850-2041

    Provides partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) for youth aged 5-18 who struggle with emotional and/or behavioral issues. http://www.carrolltonsprings.com/changes-frisco/

    Child & Family Guidance Center of Collin Co. – 4031 W. Plano Pkwy, #211, Plano – (214) 351-3490

    Services: 1) Specialist in psychological treatment of children, adolescents, and families: 2) Family Therapy, Step-Family, and Single Parent issues; 3) psychological testing including ADD/ADHD: 4) insurance filed by Clinic. Fees based on income and family size

    Children’s Solutions – Provides in home counseling services and case management for families who qualify for North Star/Value Options.

    Children’s Medical Center at Legacy – Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders - 7601 Preston Rd, Plano - 214-456-8899

    Provides treatment of eating disorders for children and adolescents. https://www.childrens.com/specialties-services/specialty-centers-and-programs/psychiatry-and-psychology/conditions-and-programs/eating-disorders

    CITY House – 901 18th Street, Plano (972) 424-4626

    Provides 8 free counseling sessions for youth aged 12-17 and their families to address issues regarding running away, at-risk behaviors, self-image, family conflict, and school based concerns. www.cityhouse.org

    Community Lifeline Center – 1601 N. Waddill St., #Suite 102 McKinney 75069 – (972) 542-0020

    Free crisis counseling services for children (5+), adolescents, and adults who reside in Collin County. All services provided by master’s level students and LPC interns. http://communitylifeline.org/

    Crime Victim’s Compensation - 1-800-983-9933 Free counseling services for individuals who have been the victim of a reported crime. Applications available at the

    local police department and must include the report number.

     

    Excel Center of Lewisville - 190 Civic Circle, Suite 170 Lewisville 75067 (972) 906-5522

    Provides partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) for youth aged 5-18 who struggle with emotional and/or behavioral issues. http://www.excelcenterlewisville.com/

    Grief Support Group – 1515 N. Greenville Ave Allen - Group leader, Jim Chase (214) 213–1443 Meets the 2nd and 4th  Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. All ages welcome. Additional meeting at a local restaurant on the 3rd Thursday of the month. For that meeting location contact Dee Liscano at (972) 727-3820.

    Jewish Family Services – 5402 Arapaho Road Dallas 75248 (972) 437-9950

    Services are available to anyone in the Dallas area and include: counseling (individual, couples, family, child/adolescent), parenting support, support groups, emergency assistance, services for individuals with disabilities or special needs, career & employment assistance, family violence intervention, services for the elderly & disabled, and volunteer opportunities. Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding fee scale available. www.JFSdallas.org

    LifePath Systems (Formerly M.H.M.R.) – 3920 Alma Dr., Plano – Child/Adolescent (972) 422-5939, 201 W. Louisiana, McKinney – (972) 562-9647 Child/Adolescent Services provides crisis support for children through age 17, who are exhibiting signs of major depression/suicidal tendencies, etc., Also available – Psychiatrists on staff for diagnosis and medication management.

    Mosaic Family Services –12225 Greenville Avenue, Suite 800 Dallas 75243 (214) 821-5393 A nonprofit community-based organization that provides services free of charge to refugees and immigrants who are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Staff is fluent in 25 languages. www.mosaicservices.org

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Collin County group – (214) 908-6264, Crisis Line: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

    NAMI Collin County has a recovery support group for adults living with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Every group is offered free of charge and meets weekly for 90 minutes. All are led by trained individuals who are also in recovery. https://www.nami.org/Local-NAMI/Details?state=TX&local=97a69fdf-8adf-424d-a2ba-61f908426db3

    PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)(972) 77-PFLAG (73524)

    Advocacy and support group for lesbians and gays, their families, and friends. https://www.pflag.org/chapter/pflag-dallas

    Renfrew Center – 9400 North Central Expressway, Suite 150 Dallas 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)

    Eating disorder treatment for girls aged 14 +. Programs offered include day treatment Monday-Friday 9 AM – 2 PM or intensive outpatient program ( IOP) 3 days a week or Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM. www.renfrewcenter.com

    STARRY Counseling Program – 4105 Medical Center Dr., Ste. 300 McKinney, TX 75069 (469) 617-7476 Crisis Hotline: (844) 226-1789

    Free counseling services for youth aged birth – 17 and their families. Issues addressed include family conflict, truancy, and misdemeanor offenses. Families with an open CPS case or youth on formal probation do not qualify for services. http://www.starry.org/Site/Services/Counseling-Program/

    Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas - Available 24/7 at (214) 828-1000

    Services offered include a 24-hour crisis hotline, a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) grief group for loved ones left behind after a suicide, crisis intervention training, and mental health check-ups (TeenScreen) for teenagers. http://www.sccenter.org/

    The Turning Point (formerly the Rape Crisis Center of Collin Co.)– 3325 Silverstone Dr      Plano, TX 75023 (972) 985-0951

    Provides assistance to survivors of sexual assault through individual and group counseling for victims, friends, and family members, hospital accompaniment, and community education. Phones answered 24 hours/day. www.theturningpoint.org

    Youth Advocate Programs, Inc - 1545 Mockingbird Lane Suite 4000 Dallas, TX  75235  Contact: (214) 821-9554

    Provides in home counseling for families with youth aged 4-17 that qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Intakes are conducted at the Dallas office. Psychiatrist on staff for evaluation and medications. http://www.yapinc.org/texas

     

    DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE RESOURCES

    A list of all U.S. Substance Abuse Treatment Centers can be found on SAMHSA’s website: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov or by calling 1-800-662-HELP.

     

    Access Counseling Group – 2600 Avenue K, Suite 102, Plano - (972) 423-8727

    Provides individual, group, and family counseling, intensive outpatient counseling (IOP), education classes, and drug and alcohol testing. Parents may purchase drug/alcohol tests to administer at home. Prices range from $10-$18. The agency also welcomes adolescents to attend a sober activity (bowling, movie, etc.) on Friday nights. www.accesscounselinggroup.com

    Al-Anon601 S. Greenville Avenue, Allen Support group to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM in the Wesley House at the First United Methodist Church www.dallasal-anon.org

    AlateenSupport group for teens affected by the drug and/or alcohol use of a loved one. https://dallasal-anon.org/meeting_list.php?type=L

    Allen Group Alcoholics Anonymous – 601 Greenville Ave., Allen, (972) 658-6334 www.aadallas.org

    Betty Ford Center Children’s Program -  1320 Greenway Drive, Suite 100 Irving (972) 751-0363

    Provides intervention and prevention services to children ages 7-12 yrs. A $400 fee is charged to this 3-day program for children affected by a family member’s drug and/or alcohol abuse. However, no child is turned away for lack of funds. Scholarship assistance is available. http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/locations/childrens-program-irving

    Collin County Substance Abuse Program – 900 East Park, Suite 170 Plano 972-548-5570

    Free drug assessments and evaluations are available for teenagers.

    Drug Test Your Teen – Kim Hildreth, 13904 Josey Lane #816153, Dallas, TX, 75234 (214) 797-TEST - Company sells drug tests to screen for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription drugs. These tests are $15. Steroid tests - $150, 80 hour alcohol test - $18.

    www.drugtestyourteen.com.

    Families Anonymous – 1st United Methodist Church, 315 N. Church St., McKinney (972) 839-0969 – McKinney Group – Meets Tues., @7:00 pm, Room C210

    Support for those affected by the destructive behavior of a family member caused by drugs/alcohol/emotional problems. http://www.familiesanonymous.org/

    Imagine Program– 1947 Ave K Plano, 75074 – (972) 423-6007

    Adolescent Services: An intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program for youth aged 13-18. Meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 PM. Free assessments available. Designed for teens with a primary substance abuse diagnosis. http://www.imagineprograms.net/

    National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Helpline, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – 1-800-662-4357

    Government Agency: Provides information on treatment centers, who they serve, and what they provide. For a listing of drug treatment centers – www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov.

    Narcotics Anonymous – 1st United Methodist Church 601 S. Greenville, Allen https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

    NEXUS Recovery Center, Inc. – 8733 Laprada, Dallas, TX (214) 321-0156

    Substance abuse treatment for females only. Programs available for adolescents aged 13-18, adult women, and women with children. http://www.nexusrecovery.org

    Springwood – Texas Health Behavioral Health Center of Allen – 915 West Exchange Parkway, Suite 150 Allen, TX 972–908-2303

    Adolescent and adult intensive outpatient programs held 3 days a week for individuals with behavioral and addiction issues. http://www.texashealth.org/outpatient-services

    The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse – 1349 Empire Central Drive, Suite 800 Dallas 75247 (214) 522-8600 - Participate in local health fairs and other community events, providing education, training and presentations on ATOD, and maintain an extensive video library which is available for viewing/and or check-out. http://www.dallascouncil.org/

    University Behavioral Health2026 West University Drive Denton, TX (888) 320-8101 Treatment center for youth 13+ and adults who are struggling with mental health and/or chemical dependency issues. Most insurance accepted. Specialized programs for women, military and faith based programs available. www.ubhdenton.com

    Waterford Academy – 1719 Analog Drive Richardson,75081, (469) 630-1735

    Provides a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) designed to stabilize adolescents suffering from behavioral disorders with underlying emotional disturbances, substance abuse issues, and educational disruptions. http://waterfordacademyllc.com/

     

    EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

     

    Boot Camp (Get Motivated) – 3650 New Hope Road Aubrey, TX 75201 (940) 365-1818 The boot camp is available to teens aged 13-17 (18 year olds allowed if currently in HS) and their parents on Sundays from 7 AM – 3:30 PM. The 16 week camp combines group therapy and physical training. Fees - $169 for each boot camp session (child and 1 parent). www.getmotivatedbootcamp.com

    Collin College – 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX - (972) 881-5781

    Career Services: 1) career planning/placement; 2) career assessment; 3) job search/skill building; 4) resource library/computerized career information. http://www.collin.edu/studentresources/career/

    Denton County Sheriff’s Office – Juvenile Impact Program – 127 South Woodrow Lane Denton, TX 76205 (940) 349-1651 A free, 3½ hour program in which teens listen to the life stories of people who have been convicted of crimes and are currently incarcerated. Youth aged 10-17 may attend with a parent or guardian. https://dentoncounty.com/Departments/Sheriff/Community-and-Media-Relations/Community-Outreach/Juvenile-Impact-Program.aspx

    The Elisa Project - 10300 N. Central Expy, Ste. 330 Dallas, TX 75231, Tel: (214) 369-5222

    Dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through support, awareness, education, and advocacy. Provides workshops with students and supplemental workshops with counselors, teachers, nurses, and coaches. All programs are offered free of charge. www.theelisaproject.org

    Evolution Academy Charter School – 1101 South Sherman St, Richardson, TX. – (972) 907-3755

    1) Collin Co. youth earn TEA approved high school diploma; 2) FREE – No tuition; 3) Targets youth 14-21 years who are at risk of dropping out;

    4) Free transportation; 5) Serves breakfast and lunch; 6) AM or PM sessions – 7:45 – 11:45 AM or 12:20-4:20 PM http://evolutionacademy.org/

    GED Classes @ Allen Community Outreach - 801 East Main Street, Allen, – (972) 727-9131

    Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the ACO Community Room. http://www.acocares.org/home-2/i-need-help-2/g-e-d-classes/

    Home-School Information / Texas Home School Coalition – P.0. Box 6741, Lubbock, TX 79493 – (806) 744-4441 Fax (806) 744-4446

    T.E.A. rules provided to those choosing to Home-School their children. However, Texas does not award a diploma to “Home-Schoolers” or to students enrolled in unaccredited private schools. A General Equivalency Diploma or GED is awarded to those passing the GED exam.

    North Texas Job Corps Center - 1701 N Church St. McKinney (972) 542-2623

    A federally funded residential training program for youth which includes both vocational and academic instruction. Self paced high school program to receive a GED or high school diploma. https://northtexas.jobcorps.gov/

    Richland Collegiate High School – 12800 Abrams Road Dallas 75243 (972) 761-6888

    Students can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science, and engineering or visual, performing, and digital arts. Potentially, these students can graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate degree, ready to transfer to a four-year university. Tuition and books are free. https://alt.richlandcollege.edu/rchs/

    Serenity High School (9th – 12th Grades) – (469) 302-7830 Established in Collin Co. under the auspices of McKinney ISD solely for students coming out of drug treatment where recovering teens can live out their commitment to staying clean and sober. http://serenity.mckinneyisd.net/

    Texas ChalleNGe Academy. – P.O. Box 510 Sheffield, TX 79781– Toll Free (877) 822-0050

    FREE 5 ½ month residential co-ed training, career development, and service program is for high school drop-outs or students at risk of dropping out (16-18 yrs) with a 12-month post residential mentoring phase. Students may work toward credit recovery, a GED, or their high school diploma. This program is affiliated with the Texas National Guard. Contact: Clayton Page (979) 232-1594 or email: cpage@ricecisd.org https://tmd.texas.gov/texas-challenge-academy

    Texas Connections Academy @ Houston - 1-800-382-6010

    A tuition-free Texas virtual school for students in grades 3–12. http://www.connectionsacademy.com/texas-virtual-school

    Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services - 520 Central Parkway East, #232, Plano (214) 365-2800 The Vocational Rehabilitation program assists Texans with disabilities in overcoming vocational limitations and enables them to prepare for, find and keep jobs.

    Texas Virtual Academy – 1-866-360-0161

    Free online public school courses for students grades 3-12 - http://www.k12.com/txva#.U-zx_cVdWSo

    Winfree Academy/Courage Center– 1661 Gateway Blvd Richardson, TX 75080 (972) 234-9855

    Alternative school program focusing on at-risk students grades 9-12. Sessions held from 7:50 AM - 12 PM and 12:30 PM - 4:40 PM. 5 PM - 9:10 PM session available for youth 17+. Courage Center – Held from 7:50-1:00 for youth who have recently been released from a substance abuse treatment facility. These students and parents attend a counseling group once a week and students are drug tested to help maintain sobriety. www.winfreeacademy.com

     

    HEALTH – CARE SERVICES

     

    Children’s Medical Clinic of Plano – WALK-INS! – 1407 14th St., Plano – (972) 801-9689

    Day-Time by Appointment: Mon.thru Fri. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Services available for children on Medicaid, CHIP or those who have no insurance by volunteer doctors, nurses and staff. Clinic is not intended for those who can afford medical care. https://www.planochildrensmedicalclinic.org/

    Collin County Adult Clinic – 2520 Ave. K #100 Plano (972) 423-4941 Appointments available Tues 9 AM - 2 PM, Wed 8 AM - 7 PM, Thurs. 8 AM - 7 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5:30 PM, Saturday - second of the month

    Collin County PrimaCare Program – Any Collin County PrimaCare location - http://www.collincountytx.gov/healthcare_services/PublishingImages/Pages/primacare/PrimaCare%20Convenient%20Locations%20and%20Hours.pdf$20 doctor visits for children and adults who qualify. Please mention the Collin County PrimaCare Program when scheduling the appointment.

    Qualifications: US citizen with a social security number. Persons 18+ must have a valid Texas driver’s license or state ID to prove Collin County residence and the household must earn less than 100% of the federal poverty guidelines - http://aspe.hhs.gov/POVERTY/12poverty.shtml#guidelines For additional information, please contact the Collin County PrimaCare Program directly at 972-548-4702.

    Gladney Center for Adoption - 6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122 (817) 922-6000 Dallas area – (214) 887-1292 or 1-800-GLADNEY. Services for pregnant teens and women – provide housing, prenatal care, and ability to choose the adoptive parents of the child. Can stay up to 6 weeks after the adoption. Post-adoption counseling available in person or by phone. For those who stay in the community, funds for housing, clothing, etc. provided. www.adoptionsbygladney.com

    Health Care Services of Collin County – 825 N. McDonald, Suite 130, McKinney – (972) 548-5500

    McKinney Clinic provides: 1) Immunization Clinic Shots 2) Tuberculosis Clinic and 3) Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic 4) Indigent Care

    Health and Human Services Commission and Child Welfare of Texas - McKinney Office: 901 N. McDonald, Suite 800 – Local # (972) 562-5832

    Administers and provides qualifying information for the Food Stamp Program and Medicaid Benefits. To report Child Abuse 1-800-252-5400

    Health Services of North Texas - 2540 K Avenue, Plano, TX 75074; (972)424-1480; toll-free (800)974-2437

    Provides medical care and medications, housing, counseling, transportation and support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Collin County.

    Julia’s Center1026 Ave. F, Plano (972) 423-8833

    Clinic is open to any Collin County resident aged 18+ with no insurance, disability, Medicare, Medicaid or any other government assisted healthcare coverage. A photo idea is required for medical services. Operating hours are Thursday evenings from 5-9 PM. http://juliascenter.com/

    LifePath Systems (formerly M.H.M.R.) – 7308 Alma Dr., Plano – (972) 422-5939, 1515 Heritage Drive, McKinney – (972) 562-9647

    The Child/Adolescent Services of MHMR provides crisis support and counseling for children through 17 yrs of age who are exhibiting homicidal/suicidal tendencies or signs of possible major depression – North Star Program.

    Medicaid Office – Dept. of Human Services – 901 N. McDonald, #800, McKinney, 75069 – (972) 562-5832

    Applications processed and qualifying residents placed on Medicaid, AFDC, and Food Stamps.

    Primary Care Clinic of North Texas - 3900 Medical Dr. Plano, TX (972) 596-6005 Nonprofit healthcare facility that provides medical care to uninsured adolescents aged 12+ and adults. $45 office visit, additional fees for blood work. www.primarycareclinic.org

    Real Options for Women – 700 E Park Blvd, Suite 206 Plano, TX (972) 424-5144 Pregnancy tests, limited STD screenings, and peer counseling for unplanned pregnancy. All services are free of charge. www.realoptionsforwomen.com

    TexCare Partnership, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – Local # (214) 954-4213 or 1-800-647-6558 Complete your application over the phone or go to https://chipmedicaid.org/ to download the application. Developed for children from birth to 18 years. Benefits include: regular checkups, shots, eye exams, glasses, prescription drugs, specialist care, dental care, mental health care, ex-rays, lab tests, hospital care and services. Covers Pre-existing conditions and offers a choice of doctors.

    Women Infant and Children (WIC) – 825 N McDonald, Suite 120 McKinney (972) 548-5543 Nutritional program and counseling for pregnant women and children under the age of 5. http://www.collincountytx.gov/healthcare_services/Pages/wic.aspx

     

    SUPPORT GROUPS for Children and Adults

     

    AL-ANON –601 S. Greenville Avenue, Allen Support group to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM in the Wesley House at the First United Methodist Church www.dallasal-anon.org

    Cancer Support Community - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano 6300 W. Parker Road, Medical Office Building #2, Suite 129A Plano 75093 (972) 981-7020

    Support groups for children and adults impacted by a cancer diagnosis. http://cancersupporttexas.org/

    Camp SOL – (214) 456-8119

    The Camp Sol Family Retreat Weekend encourages families who have lost a child to connect with other grieving families as well as heal together through their shared experiences. The retreat also provides support groups and specific programming for children, parents and the family, and traditional camp activities to facilitate family bonding. www.campsol.org

     Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center – 2205 Los Rios Blvd. Plano (972) 633-6713

    Services for children and women affected by abuse include: 1) speaker’s bureau regarding abuse prevention; 2) parenting classes – fees:$35/individuals, $50/couple; 3) individual counseling; 4) referral services. Works closely with Child Protective Services.

    Families Anonymous – 1st United Methodist Church, 315 N. Church St., McKinney (972) 839-0969 – McKinney Group – Meets Tues., @7:00 pm, Room C210

    Support for those affected by the destructive behavior of a family member caused by drugs/alcohol/emotional problems. http://www.familiesanonymous.org/

    Youth First Collin County (YFT) - 201 W Boyd # 105D Allen – (214) 879-0400, Toll Free (866) 576-0042

    Mission is to provide a safe place for LGBTQ youth to strengthen opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support and educational advancement. For Group information – Mondays 6 – 7:30 pm www.youthfirsttexas.org

     

    GRIEF COUNSELING / SUPPORT GROUPS:

    Grief Share – Grief recovery support groups http://www.griefshare.org

    Grief Support Group – 1515 N. Greenville Ave Allen (972) 727–1177 Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. All ages welcome. For that meeting location contact Dee Liscano at (972) 727-3820.

    Healing Matters –Medical Center of Plano (972) 519-1588 Grief support group for adults and children

    Journey of Hope – 3900 West 15th Street, Suite 306, Plano, Texas 75075, (972) 964-1600 Non-profit grief counseling designed to provide assistance through trained volunteers to children & their families who suffer loss due to the death of a parent, sibling, or friend. www.johgriefsupport.org

    Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas - Available 24/7 at (214) 828-1000 - Survivors of Suicide (SOS) grief group for loved ones left behind after a suicide http://www.sccenter.org/

    VNA SafeHaven – Free 8 week group for youth aged 5-18 and their families. To register: (800) 942-9586 or email garnerj@vnatexas.org

     

    For additional grief/support groups, please click HERE

     

    YOUTH SHELTERS

     

    Buckner Children’s Home, Dallas – 1-800-442-4800 CPS placements only for youth birth to 17. http://www.buckner.org/dallas/

    My Friend’s House (CITY House) – 902 E. 16th St., Plano, TX, 75074 – (972) 423-7057 30-day shelter for youth aged birth -17.

    North Texas Youth Connection, 1602 E. Lamar St. Sherman 75090 - (903) 893-4717 or 1-800-868-7776 30-day shelter for youth aged 10-17.

    Promise House, 224 W. Page Ave. Dallas – (214) 941-8578 30-day shelter for youth aged 6-18.

     

    OUT-PATIENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS

     

    Access Counseling Group – Plano (972) 423-8727 Frisco (972) 905-6574

    Baylor-Richardson Medical Center Richardson – HELP Line – (972) 498-4717

    Changes – Intensive Out-Patient and Partial Hospitalization Program for youth and adults – Plano (972) 212-5487 Frisco (469) 850-2040

    Grace to Change – McKinney (972) 542-2900

    Green Oaks Hospital Plano – (972) 985-1599

    Imagine Program – Intensive Out-Patient Program for youth (13-18) – (972) 423-6007

    Seay Behavioral Center - Plano, Allen, and Frisco locations – (972) 981-8300 For youth 12-17 – behavioral and substance abuse issues

    Texas Health Springwood Behavioral Health – Allen – Intensive Outpatient Program for youth and adults (972) 908-2303

    The Right Step – Intensive Outpatient Program for youth (13-17) (844) 768-0086

     

    RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS

    A list of all U.S. Mental Health Treatment Centers can be found on SAMHSA’s website: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov or by calling 1-800-662-HELP.

     

    BASIC CARE GROUP HOMES

    For a list of group homes that contract with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, please visit: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/PCS/Residential_Contracts/active_contracts.asp

     

    INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAMS

     

    Blake’s House , Plano – (972) 358-4732 Transitional living program for adult women aged 18-25 who are homeless or have aged out of the foster care system http://blakeshouse.org/index.html

    C.I.T.Y House – 1947 Ave K, Suite 100 Plano 972-424-4626 Transitional living program for adults aged 18-22. www.cityhouse.org

    North Texas Youth Connection, Sherman – (903) 893-4717 Transitional living program for adults aged 18-21 http://ntxyouthconnection.org/

    Our Friends Place, Dallas – (Women 18-24 yrs) – (214) 520-6268

    Promise House, Dallas - (214)-941-8578 Transitional living program for individuals aged 16-21

     

     

    HOMELESS SHELTERS for Adults and Families

    The following agencies help the homeless and low-income people with basic needs or housing.

     

    Austin Street Shelter for the Homeless, 2929 Hickory Street, Dallas – Overnight Only -(214) 428-4242

    City Square, 511 N. Akard, Suite 302 Dallas (469) 904-7060

    Dallas Life Foundation, 1100 Cadiz St. Dallas, TX (214) 421-1380

    Day Resource Center, 901 S. Ervay St., Dallas (214) 939-3933

    Salvation Army, 5302 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas (214) 424-7000, 1508 East McKinney St. Denton (940) 566-3800

    Samaritan Inn1710 N. McDonald St., McKinney: (972) 542-5302

    The Stewpot, 835 Young St, Dallas (214) 746-2785

    Union Gospel Mission, 3211 Irving Blvd., Dallas 75247 (214) 637-6117

    Women’s Shelter (HOPE’S DOOR) Plano – Shelter for women and children (location not published) – 24-Hour HOTLINE 972-276-0057

     

    EMERGENCY HOUSING

     

    Dallas Life Foundation: 1100 Cadiz Street, Dallas, TX 75215-1064, Tel: (214) 421-1380

    Family Promise of Collin County: P.O. Box 1601 Allen, TX 75013 (972) 442-6966 www.familypromiseofcollingcounty.org

    Housing Crisis Center: 4210 Junius Street, 3rd Floor Suite, Dallas, TX 75246, Tel: (214) 828-4244 www.hccdallas.org

    Interfaith Housing Coalition: 5600 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206, Tel: (214) 827.7220 www.interfaithhousingcoalition.org

    Samaritan Inn (McKinney): 1710 North McDonald Street, McKinney, TX 75069, Tel: (972) 542-5302

    The Bridge: 1818 Corsicana, Dallas Texas 75201, Tel: (214) 670-1101 https://bridgenorthtexas.org/

     

    For other Emergency Housing resources in your area, call 2-1-1