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					 Denton County
   Community
Services Directory
           2008 Edition




    United Way of
    Denton County, Inc.


 Information & Referral Helpline
        (940) 566-2688
       Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
           Monday-Friday
    community@unitedwaydenton.org
     Denton County Mental Health
     and Mental Retardation Center

            Adolescent Substance Abuse Services
              Evening Appointment Available



     2519 Scripture Street • Denton, Texas 76201
                    940.381.5000
101 E. Corporate Drive, Suite 150 • Lewisville, TX 75067
                     214.488.0121
     Local 24 Hour Emergency Line 940.387.5555
          Toll Free Crisis Line 1.800.762.0157
            TTY Crisis Line 1.800.269.6233


              www.dentonmhmr.org
                         United Way of
                         Denton County, Inc.




All listings provided in this directory are for information only and their inclusion does
not constitute endorsement.

Every effort has been made to identify all governmental and not for profit agencies and
organizations in Denton County, providing programs and services on a regular basis.
Agencies wishing to be considered for inclusion should apply in writing to:


                         Information & Referral Helpline
                             625 Dallas Dr., Suite 525
                               Denton, TX 76205




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          Denton County MHMR, Pinnacle Home Health and AlphaGraphics.
 If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us at 940-566-5851 ext. 100.
                             TABLE OF CONTENTS



                                Alphabetical Listing

                                  Categorical Index

                                      Resources

                              Helpful Phone Numbers

                                Police Departments

                         Hotlines and Toll Free Numbers

                                   Support Groups

                                         Notes




                            United Way of
                            Denton County, Inc.



Inclusion or exclusion of organizations from this directory indicates neither endorsement
               nor disapproval by the United Way of Denton County, Inc.
                                                             ALPHABETICAL LISTING
Advocacy and Pregnancy Center .......................................... 1                    Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) ..... 7
Advocate Alliance of Texas, LLC .......................................... 1                  Denton County Veterans Service Office ............................ 8
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter .......... 1                                   Denton County WIC (Women, Infants and Children) 8
American Cancer Society-Denton County Chapter ..... 1                                         Denton Freedom House ........................................................... 8
American Diabetes Association ........................................... 1                   Denton Home Health Care ..................................................... 8
American Heart Association .................................................. 1               Denton Housing Authority ..................................................... 8
American Legion Senior Center ........................................... 1                   Denton I.S.D.-Extended School Day Program ................. 9
American Pregnancy Association ........................................ 1                     Denton I.S.D. Regional Day School for the Deaf-
American Red Cross-Denton Branch.................................. 1                          Special Education Services ...................................................... 9
Ann’s Haven Hospice/VNA .................................................... 2                Denton I.S.D. Special Education Services .......................... 9
Ann Windle School for Young Children ........................... 2                            Denton I.S.D.-Teens Taking Responsibility
Arc of Denton County, The ..................................................... 2             in Parenting Success Program (TTRIPS) ........................... 9
Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas............... 2                                  Denton Kiwanis Children’s Clinic ........................................ 9
Argyle Food Bank ....................................................................... 2    Denton Senior Center ............................................................... 9
Asbury United Methodist Church ...................................... 2                       Denton State School .................................................................. 9
Bereaved Parents of North Texas .......................................... 2                  Denton Treatment Services ..................................................10
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas .............................. 2                      Easter Seals of Greater Dallas ...............................................10
Boy Scouts of America-Longhorn Council ....................... 2                              ESL/Adult Literacy Program.................................................10
Boys & Girls Clubs of Denton County ................................ 3                        Evergreen at Lewisville ...........................................................10
Camp Fire USA-First Texas Council.................................... 3                       EyeCare America (Senior Eye Care Program) ................10
Camp Summit.............................................................................. 3   Fairhaven Retirement Home.................................................10
Career Center-Denton County High School .................... 3                                Family Care Services, Inc .......................................................10
Caring Senior Service ................................................................ 3      Family Health Care, Inc .........................................................10
CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates of Denton County .. 4                                  Family Resource Center of North Texas ..........................11
CCD Family Counseling .......................................................... 4            Family Resource Center of North Texas-Resale Room 11
Cenikor Foundation ................................................................... 4      First Step Denton County Outreach Program ...............11
Child and Family Guidance Center ..................................... 4                      Foster Grandparent Project/Senior Companion
Child Care Services of North Central Texas (CCS) ....... 4                                    Program-Denton State School .............................................11
Child Study Center..................................................................... 4     Fred Moore Day Nursery School ........................................11
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County ............ 4                                   Friday’s Kids- Denton Area Respite Program .................11
Christian Community Action (CCA) ................................ 4                           Geri-Options Consultation and Care Management ....12
Chrysalis Education Foundation ........................................... 5                  Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas ............................................12
City of Denton-Community Development Office.......... 5                                       Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse ..12
City of Denton-Parks and Recreation Department ........ 5                                     Greater Lewisville Family YMCA ......................................12
Communities In Schools of North Texas........................... 5                            Habitat for Humanity of Denton County ........................12
Community Education for Denton County ...................... 5                                Health Services of North Texas ...........................................13
Community Services, Inc ........................................................ 5            Hearts for Homes......................................................................13
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of                                                         Helping People Help Themselves ........................................ 14
North Central Texas, Inc.......................................................... 5          HOPE, Inc. ................................................................................... 14
Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, Inc ............ 6                                   IASIS Learning Center............................................................ 14
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind ............................................. 6               Innovative Counseling Services .......................................... 14
Day Stay for Adults ..................................................................... 6   Interfaith Ministries ................................................................ 14
Denton Affordable Housing Corporation (DHAC) ....... 6                                        Keep Denton Beautiful/Keep Lewisville Beautiful ...... 14
Denton Christian Preschool ................................................... 6              Lake Cities Community Food Pantry .............................. 14
Denton City County Day School........................................... 6                    Legal Aid of North West Texas............................................ 14
Denton Community Food Center, Inc ................................ 6                          Legal Hotline for Older Texans ...........................................15
Denton Community Network .............................................. 7                     Legal Line-Dallas Bar Association ......................................15
Denton County Federation of Families .............................. 7                         Leukemia and Lymphoma Society .....................................15
Denton County Friends of the Family................................. 7                        Leuty Avenue Apartments ....................................................15
Denton County Health Department ................................... 7                         Lewisville Senior Activity Center .......................................15
Denton County Indigent Health Care ................................ 7                         Lions Club.................................................................................... 16
Denton County Mental Health/                                                                  Little Elm Food Bank............................................................... 16
Mental Retardation Center (MHMR) ................................. 7                          Little Elm Medical Clinic....................................................... 16
Living Water Ministry, Lifegate Church ..........................15                                  Texas-Denton County Cooperative Extension ..............24
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation..................... 16                                      Texas Dept. of Assistance & Rehabilitation Services ...24
Meals-on-Wheels ...................................................................... 16            Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services (CPS) ......25
Metrocrest Social Services .................................................... 16                   Texas Dept. of Health Services-
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ....................17                                         Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)..25
Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas ..................................17                               Texas Health and Human Service Commission ...........25
Muscular Dystrophy Association .......................................17                             Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children .......................25
Nat. Multiple Sclerosis Society-Lone Star Chapter ......17                                           Texas Social Services ...............................................................25
Nexus Recovery Center, Inc ..................................................17                      Texas Workforce Commission-
North Texas Youth Connection ........................................ 18                             North Central Texas Workforce..........................................25
Northwest Christian Community Services .................... 18                                       The Colony Senior Center .....................................................26
Opening Doors Immigration Services .............................. 18                                 TWU-Counseling and Family Development Center ..26
Our Daily Bread ........................................................................ 18          TWU-Dental Hygiene Clinic ...............................................26
Pastoral Counseling & Education Center ........................ 18                                   TWU-Helping Hands .............................................................26
PediPlace ......................................................................................19   TWU-Speech and Hearing Center ....................................26
People’s Clinic of Denton, Inc...............................................19                      United Cerebral Palsy of Greater DFW ............................26
Physician Referral/Health Link............................................19                         United Way of Denton County, Inc ...................................27
Pilot Point Goodfellows ..........................................................19                 University Behavioral Health Denton ..............................27
Pilot Point Senior Center........................................................19                  UNT-Child and Family Resource Clinic..........................27
Pinnacle Home Health............................................................19                   UNT-Counseling and Human Development Center ..27
Planned Parenthood of Northeast Texas, Inc. ................19                                       UNT-Counseling and Testing Center ...............................27
Prazim Ministries .....................................................................19            UNT-Neurotherapy Program...............................................27
Primary Care Clinic of North Texas ..................................19                              UNT-Psychology Clinic ..........................................................27
Progress for Disabilities Services, Inc. ...............................20                           UNT-Speech and Hearing Clinic........................................27
Promising Partners, Inc ..........................................................20                 UNT-Student Support Services-Discovery .....................28
REACH of Denton ...................................................................20                UNT-Talent Search...................................................................28
Reading & Radio Resource ....................................................20                      UNT-Upward Bound...............................................................28
Ready Start (ECI).......................................................................20           UNT-Volunteer Center ...........................................................28
Riding Unlimited, Inc..............................................................20                VA North Texas Health Care System ...............................28
Roanoke Food Pantry ..............................................................21                 Vehicle Access Network (V.A.N.)........................................28
Rosemont at Pecan Creek ......................................................21                     Vision Ministries.......................................................................28
R.S.V.P. (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program):                                                     Volunteer Connections...........................................................28
Serving Denton County ........................................................21                     Volunteer Program of D.I.S.D...............................................28
Salvation Army, The .................................................................21              Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center ..........29
S.C.O.R.E (Service Corps of Retired Executives) ..........22                                         Youth & Family Counseling..................................................29
Shady Shores Apartments .....................................................22
Sharp Focus Center for Counseling,
Education and Meditation .....................................................22
Shepherd’s Storehouse, The...................................................22
Singing Oaks Church of Christ ..........................................22
Social Security Administration ...........................................22
Solutions of North Texas ........................................................22
Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Inc-
Camp Sweeney ...........................................................................22
SPAN, Inc., (Services Program for Aging Needs) .........23
SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center ............................23
State Bar of Texas, Lawyers Referral Service ...................23
StarCare Home Health ...........................................................24
Street Outreach .........................................................................24
Substance Abuse Resource Center.....................................24
Sullivan Senior Center ............................................................24
                                                                      CATEGORICAL INDEX
ABUSE and NEGLECT/PROTECTIVE SERVICES                                                                Denton County Friends of the Family................................. 7
CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates                                                               Denton County Mental Health/
of Denton County ....................................................................... 4           Mental Retardation Center (MHMR) ................................. 7
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County ............ 4                                          Promising Partners, Inc. .........................................................20
Denton County Friends of the Family................................. 7                               Singing Oaks Church of Christ
MADD–Denton County Chapter .....................................17                                   Benevolence Ministry ............................................................22
North Texas Youth Connection ........................................ 18                             University Behavioral Health Denton ..............................27
Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services (CPS) ......25                                           Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center ..........29

BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED SERVICES                                                                     COUNSELING: INDIVIDUAL/FAMILY/MARITAL
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind ............................................. 6                      Bereaved Parents of North Texas .......................................... 2
EyeCare America (Senior Eye Care Program) ................10                                         CCD Family Counseling .......................................................... 4
Lions Club.................................................................................... 16    Child and Family Guidance Center ..................................... 4
REACH of Denton Resource Center                                                                      Denton County Friends of the Family................................. 7
on Independent Living. ...........................................................20                 First Step Denton County Outreach Program ...............11
Reading & Radio Resource ....................................................20                      MADD-Denton County Chapter .......................................17
TX Dept. of Assistance and Rehabilitation                                                            Pastoral Counseling & Education Center ........................ 18
Services- Division for the Blind ...........................................24                       Sharp Focus Center for Counseling,
TX Dept. of Assistance and Rehabilitation Services-                                                  Education and Meditation .....................................................22
Dept. of Rehabilitation Services...........................................24                        Texas Social Services ...............................................................25
                                                                                                     TWU-Counseling and Family Development Center .........26
CAMPS: RECREATIONAL                                                                                  UNT-Counseling and Human Development Center .........27
Boy Scouts of America-Longhorn Council ....................... 2                                     UNT-Psychology Clinic ..........................................................27
Camp Fire USA-First Texas Council.................................... 3                              UNT-Student Support Services-Discovery .....................28
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas ............................................12                        Youth & Family Counseling..................................................29
The Salvation Army, Denton Corps ...................................21
                                                                                                     COUNSELING: SPECIAL
CAMPS: REHABILITATIVE                                                                                Advocate Alliance of Texas, LLC .......................................... 1
Camp Summit.............................................................................. 3          Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas Chapter............... 1
Lions Club.................................................................................... 16    American Cancer Society-Denton County Chapter............. 1
Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Inc-                                                               American Pregnancy Association ........................................ 1
Camp Sweeney ..........................................................................22            Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas............... 2
                                                                                                     Consumer Credit Counseling Service
CLINICS: HEALTH CARE                                                                                 of North Central Texas, Inc. .................................................... 5
Denton County Health Department ................................... 7                                Denton County Federation of Families .............................. 7
Denton Kiwanis Children’s Clinic ........................................ 9                          Denton I.S.D.-Teens Taking Responsibility
Family Health Care, Inc..........................................................10                  in Parenting Success Program (TTRIPS) ........................... 9
PediPlace ......................................................................................19   First Step Denton County Outreach Program ...............11
People’s Clinic of Denton, Inc...............................................19                      Geri-Options Consultation and Care Management ....12
Planned Parenthood of Northeast Texas, Inc. ................19                                       Innovative Counseling Services .......................................... 14
                                                                                                     S.C.O.R.E (Service Corps of Retired Executives) ..........22
CLOTHING                                                                                             VA North Texas Health Care System ................................28
Christian Community Action (CCA) ................................ 4
Family Resource Center of North Texas-Resale Room ....11                                             DAY CARE: ADULTS
Habitat for Humanity-Ruth’s Room ...................................12                               Day Stay for Adults ..................................................................... 6
Northwest Christian Community Services .................... 18
Pilot Point Goodfellows .........................................................19                  DAY CARE: INFANTS/CHILDREN
Prazim Ministries .....................................................................19            Boys & Girls Clubs of Denton County ................................ 3
The Shepherd’s Storehouse....................................................22                      Denton Christian Preschool ................................................... 6
Vision Ministries.......................................................................28           Denton City County Day School........................................... 6
                                                                                                     Denton I.S.D.-Extended School Day Program ................. 9
COUNSELING: CRISIS                                                                                   Fred Moore Day Nursery School ........................................11
Denton County Federation of Families .............................. 7
DAY CARE: SPECIAL SERVICES                                                                    EDUCATION: ADULT BASIC/
Child Care Services of North Central Texas (CCS) ....... 4                                    ENGLISH-AS-A-SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Denton I.S.D.-Extended School Day Program ................. 9                                 Community Education for Denton County ...................... 5
Friday’s Kids- Denton Area Respite Program .................11                                ESL/Adult Literacy Program.................................................10

DEAF/HEARING IMPAIRED                                                                         EDUCATION: CHILDREN (SOCIALLY
Denton I.S.D. Regional Day School for the Deaf-                                               and ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED)
Special Education Services ...................................................... 9           Ann Windle School for Young Children ........................... 2
Denton I.S.D. Special Education Services .......................... 9                         Denton Christian Preschool ................................................... 6
Easter Seals of Greater Dallas ...............................................10
REACH of Denton Resource Center on                                                            EDUCATION: CHILDREN (SPECIAL NEEDS)
Independent Living ..................................................................20       Ann Windle School for Young Children ........................... 2
TWU-Speech and Hearing Clinic ......................................26                        Arc of Denton County, The ..................................................... 2
UNT-Child and Family Resource Clinic..........................27                              Denton State School .................................................................. 9
UNT-Speech and Hearing Center ......................................27                        Ready Start (ECI).......................................................................20
TX Dept. of Assistance and Rehabilitation Services-                                           TWU-Speech and Hearing Center ....................................26
Dept. of Rehabilitation Services ..........................................24                 UNT-Speech and Hearing Clinic........................................27

DENTAL                                                                                        EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Denton County Health Department ................................... 7                         American Red Cross-Denton Branch.................................. 1
Denton Kiwanis Children’s Clinic ........................................ 9                   Career Center-Denton County High Schools .................. 3
TWU-Dental Hygiene Clinic ...............................................24                   Community Education for Denton County ...................... 5
                                                                                              Communities In Schools of North Texas........................... 5
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: EVALUATION                                                        Denton Community Network .............................................. 7
and TREATMENT                                                                                 Denton I.S.D.-Teens Taking Responsibility
Child Study Center..................................................................... 4     in Parenting Success (TTRIPS) .............................................. 9
Denton County Mental Health                                                                   Family Resource Center of North Texas ..........................11
Mental Retardation Center (MHMR) ................................. 7                          Reading & Radio Resource ....................................................20
Easter Seals of Greater Dallas ...............................................10              TX-Denton County Cooperative Extension ...................24
Helping People Help Themselves ........................................ 14                    UNT-Counseling and Testing Center ...............................27
IASIS Learning Center............................................................ 14          UNT-Student Support Services-Discovery .....................28
Progress for Disabilities Services, Inc. ...............................20                    UNT-Talent Search...................................................................28
Ready Start (ECI).......................................................................20    UNT-Upward Bound...............................................................28
Riding Unlimited ......................................................................20
SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center ............................23                          EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children .......................25                           American Red Cross-Denton Branch ................................. 1
TWU-Speech and Hearing Clinic ......................................26                        Christian Community Action (CCA) ................................. 4
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater DFW ............................26                           Community Services, Inc. ....................................................... 5
UNT-Child and Family Resource Clinic..........................27                              HOPE, Inc. ................................................................................... 14
UNT-Speech and Hearing Center ......................................27                        Interfaith Ministries ................................................................ 14
                                                                                              Metrocrest Social Services .................................................... 16
DRUG and ALCOHOL PROGRAMS                                                                     Northwest Christian Community Services .................... 18
Advocate Alliance of Texas, LLC .......................................... 1                  Pilot Point Goodfellows .........................................................19
Cenikor Foundation ................................................................... 4      Roanoke Food Pantry .............................................................21
Denton Treatment Services ..................................................10                The Salvation Army, Denton Corps ...................................21
Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse ..12                                         The Shepherd’s Storehouse....................................................22
Innovative Counseling Services .......................................... 14                  Singing Oaks Church of Christ Benevolence Ministry......22
MADD-Denton County Chapter ......................................17
Nexus Recovery Center, Inc. .................................................17               EMPLOYMENT: JOB EVALUATION/
Solutions of North Texas ........................................................22           TRAINING/PLACEMENT
Street Outreach .........................................................................24   Career Center-Denton County High School .................... 3
Substance Abuse Resource Center.....................................24                        Denton Community Network .............................................. 7
VA North Texas Health Care System ...............................28                           TX Workforce Comm.-North Central Texas Workforce ..25
EMPLOYMENT: SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES                                                                  Our Daily Bread ........................................................................ 18
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind ............................................. 6                     Pilot Point Goodfellows ..........................................................19
TX Dept. of Assistance and Rehabilitation Services-                                                 Prazim Ministries ....................................................................19
Division for the Blind...............................................................24             Roanoke Food Pantry ..............................................................21
TX Dept. of Assistance and Rehabilitation Services-                                                 Singing Oaks Church of Christ ..........................................22
Dept. of Rehabilitation Services...........................................24                       SPAN, Inc. (Services Program for Aging Needs) ..........23
United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc. .....26                                          Texas Health and Human Service Commission ...........24
                                                                                                    Vision Ministries.......................................................................28
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: EMERGENCY/
SHORT-TERM                                                                                          HEARING AIDS
Christian Community Action (CCA) ................................. 4                                Easter Seals of Greater Dallas ...............................................10
Community Services, Inc ........................................................ 5
HOPE, Inc. ................................................................................... 14   HOME MAINTENANCE: REPAIR ASSISTANCE
Interfaith Ministries ................................................................ 14           City of Denton-Community Development Office.......... 5
Metrocrest Social Service Center ....................................... 16                         Community Services, Inc. ....................................................... 5
Northwest Christian Community Services .................... 18                                      Hearts for Homes......................................................................13
Pilot Point Goodfellows ..........................................................19                TX-Denton County Cooperative Extension Service ...24
The Salvation Army, Denton Corps ...................................21
The Shepherd’s Storehouse....................................................22
                                                                                                    HOUSING: SERVICES
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: HEALTH RELATED                                                                Denton Affordable Housing Corporation (DHAC) ....... 6
Christian Community Action (CCA) ................................ 4                                 Denton Housing Authority ..................................................... 8
Denton Kiwanis Children’s Clinic ........................................ 9                         Habitat for Humanity of Denton County ........................12
Interfaith Ministries ................................................................ 14
The Shepherd’s Storehouse....................................................22                     INFORMATION and REFERRAL SERVICES:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission .........25                                              DAY CARE
                                                                                                    Child Care Services of North Central Texas (CCS) ....... 4
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
INCOME MAINTENANCE                                                                                  INFORMATION and REFERRAL SERVICES:
Social Security Administration ...........................................22                         GENERAL
Texas Health and Human Services Commission .........25                                              American Pregnancy Association ........................................ 1
                                                                                                    Metrocrest Social Services .................................................... 16
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:                                                                               REACH of Denton ...................................................................20
RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES/HOUSING                                                                      Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services (CPS) ......25
Christian Community Action (CCA) ................................ 4                                 United Way of Denton County, Inc ...................................27
Community Development Office-City of Denton.......... 5
Denton Housing Authority ..................................................... 8                    INFORMATION and REFERRAL SERVICES:
HOPE, Inc. ................................................................................... 14   MEDICAL/DENTAL
Interfaith Ministries ................................................................ 14           American Cancer Society-Denton County Chapter ..... 1
                                                                                                    Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas .............. 2
FOOD/MEALS                                                                                          Physician Referral/Health Link............................................19
Argyle Food Bank ....................................................................... 2          Progress for Disability Services, Inc ...................................20
Asbury United Methodist Church ...................................... 2
Christian Community Action (CCA) ................................. 4                                LEGAL SERVICES
Denton Community Food Center, Inc. ............................... 6                                CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates
Denton County WIC (Women, Infants and Children) 8                                                   of Denton County ....................................................................... 4
Interfaith Ministries ................................................................ 14           Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County ............ 4
Lake Cities Community Food Pantry .............................. 14                                 Legal Aid of North West Texas............................................ 14
Little Elm Food Bank............................................................... 16              Legal Hotline for Older Texans ...........................................15
Living Water Ministry, Lifegate Church ..........................15                                 Legal Line-Dallas Bar Association ......................................15
Meals-on-Wheels ...................................................................... 16           Opening Doors Immigration Services .............................. 18
Metrocrest Social Services .................................................... 16                  State Bar of Texas, Lawyers Referral Service ...................23
Northwest Christian Community Services .................... 18
MEDICAL SERVICES                                                                                     Denton I.S.D.-Teens Taking Responsibility
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter .......... 1                                          in Parenting Success (TTRIPS) .............................................. 9
American Cancer Society-Denton County Chapter ..... 1                                                Family Resource Center of North Texas ..........................11
American Diabetes Association ........................................... 1                          Promising Partners, Inc ..........................................................20
American Heart Association .................................................. 1
Ann’s Haven Hospice/VNA .................................................... 2                       PRENATAL CARE SERVICES
Caring Senior Service ................................................................ 3             Advocacy and Pregnancy Center .......................................... 1
Chrysalis Education Foundation ........................................... 5                         Denton County Health Department ................................... 7
Denton County Federation of Families .............................. 7                                Denton County WIC (Women, Infants and Children) ....... 8
Denton County Indigent Health Care ................................ 7                                Family Health Care, Inc .........................................................10
Denton Home Health Care ..................................................... 8                      March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation..................... 16
Denton Kiwanis Children’s Clinic ........................................ 9                          Planned Parenthood ................................................................19
Easter Seals of Greater Dallas ...............................................10                     Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center ..........29
EyeCare America (Senior Eye Care Program) ................10
Family Care Services, Inc .......................................................10                  RECREATION and PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Family Health Care, Inc .........................................................10                  ACTIVITIES: CHILD/ADULT
Health Services of North Texas ...........................................13                         Arc of Denton County, The ..................................................... 2
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ................................15                                   Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas .............................. 2
Little Elm Medical Clinic....................................................... 16                  Boy Scouts of America-Longhorn Council ....................... 2
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation..................... 16                                      Boys & Girls Clubs of Denton County ................................ 3
Muscular Dystrophy Association .......................................17                             Camp Fire USA-First Texas Council.................................... 3
National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Lone Star Chapter ....17                                         City of Denton-Parks and Recreation Department ........ 5
PediPlace ......................................................................................19   Denton I.S.D.-Extended School Day Program ................. 9
People’s Clinic of Denton, Inc...............................................19                      Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas ............................................12
Pinnacle Home Health............................................................19                   Greater Lewisville YMCA .....................................................12
Primary Care Clinic of North Texas ..................................19                              Riding Unlimited, Inc..............................................................20
Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Inc-                                                               TX-Denton County Cooperative Extension Service ...24
Camp Sweeney ...........................................................................22           The Salvation Army, Denton Corps ...................................21
SPAN, Inc. ...................................................................................23     SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center ............................23
SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center ............................23
StarCare Home Health ...........................................................24                   RECREATION and PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Texas Dept. of Health Services-Children with Special-                                                ACTIVITIES: SENIOR CITIZENS
Health Care Needs (CSHCN) ..............................................25                           American Legion Senior Center ........................................... 1
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children .......................25                                  Denton Senior Center ............................................................... 9
The Colony Senior Center ....................................................26                      Greater Lewisville Family YMCA ......................................12
VA North Texas Health Care System ................................28                                 Lewisville Senior Activity Center .......................................15
                                                                                                     Pilot Point Senior Center........................................................19
MENTAL HEALTH / MENTAL RETARDATION:                                                                  R.S.V.P. (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program):
GENERAL INFORMATION                                                                                  Serving Denton County .......................................................21
Advocate Alliance of Texas, LLC .......................................... 1                         S.C.O.R.E (Service Corps of Retired Executives) ..........22
Arc of Denton County, The ..................................................... 2                    Sullivan Senior Center ............................................................24
Denton County Federation of Families .............................. 7                                The Colony Senior Center .....................................................26
Denton County Mental Health/Mental Retardation .... 7
Denton State School .................................................................. 9             RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES: HOUSING
REACH of Denton ...................................................................20                Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, Inc ............ 6
University Behavioral Health Denton ...............................27                                Denton County Mental Health/Mental Retardation
UNT-Neurotherapy Program...............................................27                            (MHMR) ........................................................................................ 7
VA North Texas Health Care System ................................28                                 Denton Freedom House ........................................................... 8
                                                                                                     Denton State School .................................................................. 9
PARENT EDUCATION INFORMATION                                                                         Evergreen at Lewisville ...........................................................10
Arc of Denton County, The ..................................................... 2                    Fairhaven Retirement Home.................................................10
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas .............................. 2                             Leuty Avenue Apartments ....................................................15
                                                                                                     Rosemont at Pecan Creek ......................................................21
Shady Shores Apartments .....................................................22               Denton County Friends of the Family................................. 7
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater DFW ............................26                           Family Resource Center of North Texas ..........................11
                                                                                              Foster Grandparent Project/
SHELTERS                                                                                      Senior Companion Program-Denton State School ......11
Denton County Friends of the Family................................. 7                        Friday’s Kids- Denton Area Respite Program .................11
Denton Freedom House ........................................................... 8            Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas ............................................12
North Texas Youth Connection .......................................... 18                    Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse ..12
The Salvation Army, Denton Corps ...................................21                        Habitat for Humanity of Denton County ........................12
                                                                                              Keep Denton Beautiful/Keep Lewisville Beautiful ...... 14
SUBSTANCE ABUSE                                                                               Meals-on-Wheels ...................................................................... 16
Advocate Alliance of Texas, LLC .......................................... 1                  Northwest Christian Community Services .................... 18
Cenikor Foundation ................................................................... 4      Our Daily Bread ........................................................................ 18
Denton Treatment Services ..................................................10                R.S.V.P. (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program):
Nexus Recovery Center, Inc ..................................................17               Serving Denton County .........................................................21
University Behavioral Health Denton ...............................27                         The Salvation Army, Denton Corps ...................................21
VA North Texas Health Care System ................................28                          SPAN, Inc., (Services Program for Aging Needs) .........23
                                                                                              TWU-Helping Hands .............................................................26
SUBSTANCE ABUSE: YOUTH                                                                        United Way of Denton County, Inc ...................................27
Denton County Mental Health/                                                                  UNT-Volunteer Center ...........................................................28
Mental Retardation (MHMR) ................................................ 7                  Volunteer Connections...........................................................28
Nexus Recovery Center, Inc. .................................................17               Volunteer Program of D.I.S.D...............................................28
                                                                                              Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center ..........29
SUBSTANCE ABUSE: INFORMATION
and REFERRAL SERVICES
Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse ..12

TRANSPORTATION
American Cancer Society-Denton County Chapter ..... 1
Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) ..... 7
The Salvation Army, Denton Corps ..................................21
SPAN, Inc., (Services Program for Aging Needs) .........23
Vehicle Access Network (V.A.N.)........................................28

VETERANS SERVICES
Denton County Veterans Service Office ............................ 8
SPAN, Inc., (Services Program for Aging Needs) ..........23
Texas Workforce Commission-
North Central Texas Workforce..........................................25
VA North Texas Health Care System ...............................28

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
American Red Cross-Denton Branch ................................. 1
Ann’s Haven Hospice/VNA .................................................... 2
Arc of Denton County, The ..................................................... 2
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas .............................. 2
Boy Scouts of America-Longhorn Council ....................... 2
Camp Fire USA-First Texas Council.................................... 3
CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates
of Denton County ........................................................................ 4
Communities In Schools of North Texas........................... 5
Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, Inc ............ 6
Day Stay for Adults ..................................................................... 6
Denton Community Food Center, Inc ................................ 6
                                                      RESOURCES

Advocacy and Pregnancy Center                                    www.americanheart.org
817 S. Mill Street, Ste. 112                                     Provides education and treatment programs in order to
Lewisville, TX 75057                                             reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and
(972)436-2273                                                    stroke
Pregnancy testing information and referral for prenatal care
and sexually transmitted diseases.                               American Heart Association-Ft. Worth
                                                                 2630 West Freeway, Ste. 250
Advocate Alliance of Texas, LLC                                  Ft. Worth, TX 76102
109 S. Woodrow Lane                                              (817)698-5400 Fax (817)698-5401
Denton, TX 76205                                                 Provides education and treatment programs in order to
(940)591-8680 Fax (940)3202021                                   reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and
www.advocatealliance.com                                         stroke
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Eligibilty: All ages and incomes                                 American Legion Senior Center
Service Area: Denton and surrounding counties                    629 Lakey St.
Counseling, social services, mental health and mental retar-     Denton, TX 76205
dation services, drug screen and substance abuse evaluations.    (940)349-8298
Medicare provider                                                Eligibility: 50 years or older
                                                                 Provides recreational, physical, and education programs for
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas Chapter                persons over 50 years of age. Some of the programs offered
4144 North Central Expressway, Ste. 750                          include help with filling out Medicare papers, dance classes,
Dallas, TX 75204                                                 ceramic classes, computer training, and health checks (nurse
(214)827-0062 Fax (214)827-2064                                  on duty 24 hours a day). There are Thursday night Domino’s
www.alz.org/greaterdallas                                        Tournaments for $3.00 and monthly newsletters are also
Provides support and assistance to persons affected by Al-       available by contacting the office.
zheimer’s disease and related disorders; and to their families
and other caregivers. The chapter encourages and supports        The AARP Connections for Independent Living
research into the cause, improved diagnosis, prevention, and     601 E. Street NW
cure of Alzheimer’s disease.                                     Washington, D.C. 20049
                                                                           The AARP Connections for Independent Living is a
American Cancer Society-Denton County Chapter                    pilot program designed to ensure seniors independence. The
P.O. Box 51546                                                   program consists of volunteers who provide services to older
Denton, TX 76206                                                 people living independently, including making visits; shop-
(940)380-7908                                                    ping for groceries; providing transportation; making home
www.cancer.org                                                   repairs and calling on the telephone to check up on them.
                                                                 Those that are interested can write to the address provided.
Texas Cancer Center
3720 S. I-35
                                                                 American Pregnancy Association
Denton, TX 76210
Provides referrals and access to community programs, visits      1425 Greenway Drive, Ste. 440
by cancer survivors, rides to cancer treatment, supplies as      Irving, TX 75038
available, smoking cessation and support groups.                 (800)672-2296 Fax (972)550-0800
                                                                 www.americanpregancy.org
American Diabetes Association                                    Provides referrals regarding pregnancy resources via the
                                                                 helpline only (doesn’t see clients in the office). Referrals
4100 Alpha Rd., Ste. 100
                                                                 include phone numbers and information to pregnancy cen-
Dallas, TX 75244
                                                                 ters, medical testing, assistance with material goods, breast
(972)392-1181 Fax (972)392-1366
                                                                 feeding resources, Medicaid assistance, birthing centers and
www.diabetes.org
                                                                 midwives.
The American Diabetes Association offers literature and
education material on the detection and prevention of diabe-
                                                                 American Red Cross-Denton Branch
tes. Provides information on financial assistance, advocacy
programs and how to live with diabetes.                          412 S. Carroll Blvd.
                                                                 Denton, TX 76201
American Heart Association-Dallas                                940)384-0880 Fax (940)384-0884
                                                                 www.redcrossdallas.org
8200 Brook River Dr., Ste N-100
                                                                 Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Dallas, TX 75247
                                                                 Denton County Red Cross issues client assistance cards for
(214)748-7212 Fax (214)7481307
                                                                                                                                 1
emergency food and clothing to clients as a result of a disas-    P.O. Box5888
ter. Vouchers are issued for emergency housing. Additional        Arlington, TX 76005
assistance such as eyeglasses and prescriptions is available.     Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Referrals are made for long term assistance to other agen-        Service Area: Denton and surrounding counties
cies. Conducts CPR/First Aid classes for the community            Benefits counseling, long-term care ombudsman, home-
bi-monthly. Cost is $75.00. Must register in advance.             maker, care coordination, caregiver respite, nursing home
                                                                  relocation.
Ann`s Haven VNA
216 W. Mulberry St.                                               Argyle Food Bank
Denton, TX 76201                                                  414 N Hwy 377
(940)349-5900 Fax (940)383-4000                                   Argyle, TX 76226
www.vnatexas.org                                                  (940)464-7224 Fax (940)461-7115
Ann’s Haven VNA Hospice                                           www.firstargyle.org
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                          Hours: 9:00AM -12:00PM Monday - Friday
Service Area: Denton County                                       and last Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00PM
Care for those diagnosed with a terminal illness focused          Service Area: Argyle, TX
on symptom management and support to their families.              Provides food to the residents in Argyle.
Bereavement services are provided for one year following the
death of a love one.                                              Asbury United Methodist Church
Ann`s Haven VNA Home Care                                         117 Hercules Lane
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                          Denton, TX 76207
Service Area: Denton County                                       (940)387-6487 Fax (940)566-3987
Traditional home health services with specialized programs        www.asburydenton.org
in cardiac, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and vital stem.         Hours: 10:00AM-12:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM - Monday-Friday
                                                                  Provides food (2 days worth) 5 times a year. There is also a
Ann Windle School for Young Children                              toy store during Christmas.
901 Audra Lane
Denton, TX 76209                                                  Bereaved Parents of North Texas
(940)369-3900 Fax (940)369-4930                                   8 Crest Ct.
www.dentonisd.org/annwindles4YC Ann                               Hickory Creek, TX 75065
Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM - Monday - Friday                          (940)321-3302
Service Area: Denton County                                       www.bereavedparensntx.org
Provide educational services to high risk students. Work on       Service Area: North Texas
pre-academic, developmental and self concept skills.              Self-help for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
                                                                  Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at
The Arc of Denton County                                          7:00PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1200 North Elm
P.O. Box 1279                                                     Street, Denton, TX 76201.
Denton, TX 76202
(800)375-4520 Fax (972)436-8471                                   Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas
www.thearcofdentoncounty.org                                      909 Greenlee
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                          Denton, TX 76201
The Arc offers a variety of program services in areas of educa-   (940)383-4441 Fax (940)382-0815
tion, advocacy, family support and recreation. Programs for       www.bbbsnt.org
adults with disabilities include dance, socials, cook-outs,       Service Area: North Texas
movie nights, craft workshops and sponsorship of the local        Big Brothers Big Sister of North Texas is a volunteer organi-
self-advocate chapter. Children’s activities include holiday      zation that provides children support, guidance, friendship
socials and parent workshops. Arc reaches into schools and        and fun by matching them to a role model throughout North
communities with Teacher Appreciation coffees, an annual          Texas.
awards banquet, administration of 2 college scholarships, and
Techno-Tote, a mobile technology library.                         Boy Scouts of America-Longhorn Council
Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas                       850 Cannon Dr.
                                                                  Hurst, TX 76054
616 Six Flags Dr.                                                 (817)231-8500 Fax (817)2318600
Arlington, TX 76005                                               www.longhorncouncil.org
(800)272-3921 Fax (817)695-9274                                   Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
www.nctcog.org/cs/aging                                           Eligibility: Youth ages 6-18
2
Fees: $10.00 registration                                          with disabilities. Campers may have developmental delays,
Service Area: All areas - DISD                                     physical challenges or multiple disabilities. Traditional camp
Character development and citizenship training for youth           environment with swimming, arts & crafts, nature study,
ages 6-18 with an emphasis on outdoor adventure and camp-          horseback riding, challenge course, etc. We adapt all activi-
ing programs.                                                      ties to the needs of our camper. No upper age limit for adults.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Denton County                                Career Center - Denton County High Schools
303 Alamo Avenue                                                   1307 N Locust
Lake Dallas, TX 75065                                              Denton, TX 76201
(940)239-9309 Fax (940)239-9313                                    (940)369-2000
www.bgcdentoncounty.org                                            www.dentonisd.org
After School Program                                               Vocational training
Hours: 2:30PM - 6:30PM - Monday - Friday                           Eligibility: 21 years or younger wanting to return to High
Eligibility: Children ages 6-17                                    School
Fees: Varies by income level. Max $140 per month for 1             Service Area: Denton & Lewisville ISD
child                                                              Vocational training provided to Denton and Lewisville ISD
Service Area: Denton County                                        students and residents aged 21 and younger interested in
Provides leadership, guidance, and inspiration needed to help      returning to high school. Training programs include auto
boys and girls grow to be responsible and contributing adults.     mechanics, cosmetology, office skills, commercial art, agricul-
Provides homework assistance and tutoring.                         tural science, horticulture, childcare and child guidance. Co-
Summer Camp                                                        operative programs where students learn on the job, include
Hours: 7:00AM - 6:30PM                                             marketing, home economics, agriculture, industrial trades
Eligibility: Children ages 6-17                                    and office work. A high school referral is required.
Fees: Varies by income level. Max $225 for 1 child
Service Area: Denton County                                        Career Center - Denton County High Schools
Summer Camp focused on 5 core areas with heavier empha-            1597 S. Edmonds Lane
sis on sports, fitness, recreation, health, resilience & preven-   Lewisville, TX 75067
tion programs, and the arts.                                       (469)713-5186 Fax (972)436-5192
                                                                   www.lisd.net
Camp Fire USA-First Texas Council
                                                                   Vocational training
2700 Meacham Blvd.                                                 Eligibility: 21 years or younger wanting to return to High
Fort Worth, TX 76137                                               School
(817)831-2111 Fax (817)831-5070                                    Service Area: Denton & Lewisville ISD
www.FirstTexasCampFire.org                                         Vocational training provided to Denton and Lewisville ISD
Offers youth development programs for boys and girls ages          students and residents aged 21 and younger interested in
4-18. The programs include cub memberships, camping,               returning to high school. Training programs include auto
self-reliance and child care education and training programs.      mechanics, cosmetology, office skills, commercial art, agricul-
All programs are adaptable to special needs and are designed       tural science, horticulture, childcare and child guidance. Co-
to raise self-esteem, develop positive peer relationships and      operative programs where students learn on the job, include
learn community responsibility. Adult volunteer opportuni-         marketing, home economics, agriculture, industrial trades
ties are available.                                                and office work. A high school referral is required.

Camp Summit                                                        Caring Senior Service
2915 LBJ Frwy.,Ste. 185                                            606 North Bell Avenue
Dallas, TX 75234                                                   Denton, TX 76209
(972)484-8900 Fax (972)620-1945                                    (940)239-5200 Fax (940)239-7382
www.campsummittx.org                                               www.caringseniorservice.com
Camping                                                            Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
921 Copper Canyon Rd                                               Eligibility: Elderly and infirm who can live in their own
Argyle, TX 76226                                                   home
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                           Fees: Flat fee
Eligibility: Children 6 and older with developmental delay,        Service Area: Denton & Collin Counties
physical challenges or multiple disabilities                       Provide companionship, transportation, meal preparation,
Fees: Sliding scale, some scholarships                             medication reminders, as well as, full personal care.
All Residential camping program for children and adults

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CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates of Denton Co., Inc.       Child Care Services of North Central Texas (CCS)
614 N. Bell Avenue                                               1300 Teasley Ln.
Denton, TX 76209                                                 Denton, TX 76205
(940)243-2272 Fax (940)243-1606                                  (940)382-6712 Fax (940)323-4391
www.casadenton.org                                               www.twc.state.tx.us
Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                         Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM -M,W,TH,F; 8:00AM - 7:00PM TU
Eligibility: Children from birth to 18 from Denton County        Eligibility: Children under 13 years and children up to 19
who have been removed from their homes by CPS. Referred          years with disabilities
through the district courts of Denton County None                Fees: Payment based on family’s monthly income
Service Area: Denton County                                      Service Area: Denton, Bedford, Plano, Richardson,
Provides court advocacy to children who have been removed        Fort Worth.
from their homes by CPS because of abuse or neglect. CASA        Provide state-funded childcare primarily to low-income fami-
uses trained volunteers as advocates for the children.           lies to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. For most clients,
                                                                 CCS requires a co-payment based on the family’s monthly
CCD Counseling                                                   income.
1512 Scripture
Denton, TX 76201                                                 Child Study Center
(940)382-5328 Fax (940)898-8527                                  1300 W. LancasterForth Worth, TX 76210
www.ccdcounseling.com                                            (817)336-8611 Fax (817)390-2141
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday, Saturday as            www.cscfw.org
scheduled, Open                                                  Dental Pediatrics, Psychology, School, Behavior Analysis
Fees: Fees or insurance, Family Tree Program is free             Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Denton County                                                    Eligibility: Children
Offers affordable counseling for individuals, couples & fami-    Service Area: All counties in Texas
lies. Play therapy for children and educational and therapeu-    Provides diagnosis and treatment services to children who
tic groups. The Family Tree Program provides prevention          have, or are at risk for developmental disabilities, related be-
and short term services for at risk youth and their families.    havioral and emotional problems and dental problems so that
                                                                 these children may achieve their fullest potential.
Cenikor Foundation
2209 S. Main Street                                              Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County
Fort Worth, TX 76110                                             1960 Archer Ave. Lewisville, TX 75077
(817)921-2771 Fax (817)9260301                                   (972)317-2818 Fax (972)317-6989
www.cenikor.org                                                  www.cacdc.org
Hours: 7:00AM - 9:00PM - Monday - Sunday                         Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Eligibility: 18 years or older with a sincere desire to change   Eligibility: Any family dealing with child sexual or severe
their lives                                                      physical abuse that has already been reported
Fees: $25 interview fee, $100 admission fee                      Service Area: Denton, Wise, Cooke Counties
Service Area: North Texas                                        Provides forensic interviews of child abuse victims for law en-
Residential 18 month substance abuse treatment, including        forcement or CPS, assistance with filing Crime Victim Com-
group and individual counseling. Other services include vo-      pensation Claims, referral to other agencies/collaboration
cational training, GED, college classes and computer classes.    with other agencies. Counseling program offers individual,
                                                                 group, couple, family and play therapy, as well as extended as-
Child and Family Guidance Center                                 sessments for law enforcement cases, court preparation and
8915 Harry Hines Blvd.                                           court accompaniment
Dallas, TX 75235
(214)351-3490 Fax (214)352-0871                                  Christian Community Action (CCA)
www.childrenandfamilies.info                                     128 S. Mill Street
Eligibility: Children, individuals and families seeking mental   Lewisville, TX 75057
health services                                                  (972)219-4355 Fax (972)219-4330
Service Area: Dallas, Mesquite, and Plano                        www.ccahelps.org
Quality mental health services for children and families.        Hours: 10:00AM - 8:00PM - Monday - Saturday
A team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed thera-      Eligibility: All ages and incomes of North Texas
pists provide diagnostic evaluations and treatment. Provide      Provides financial assistance through rent/mortgage, utilities,
substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment          transportation, clothing and minor medical assistance. Food
for high-risk youth. Child abuse prevention/intervention         pantry, housing, career training and placement, job search
programs.                                                        also available as well as an Adult Health Center. Please call for
4                                                                specific information.
Chrysalis Education Foundation                                   ment, enrichment activities and parental involvement activi-
722 W. Oak Street                                                ties. Volunteers are needed to mentor/tutor students during
Denton, TX 76201                                                 the school day and in the after school program.
(940)382-5688 Fax (940)380-8756
Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM - Monday - Friday
Fees: Cost of treatment, if needed                               Community Education for Denton County
Service Area: North Texas                                        1215 N. Elm St.
To develop educational tools related to eating disorders and     Denton, TX 76201
prevent eating disorders. To fund individuals who would not      (940)369-0091 Fax (940)369-4988
otherwise be able to receive care.                               www.dentonisd.org
                                                                 Hours: 10:00AM - 7:00PM - Monday - Friday
City of Denton - Community Development Office                    Fees: Class Fees
601 E. Hickory St., Suite B                                      Service Area: Denton, Wise, Cooke and Collin Counties
Denton, TX 76205                                                 Provides adult learning classes, GED preparation and testing,
(940)349-7726 Fax (940)349-8384                                  adult basic education (ABE), English-as-a-Second-Language
                                                                 (ESL). Parent education and personal enrichment classes
The Minor Repair Program
                                                                 provided at various locations throughout the school districts.
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
                                                                 Lewisville ISD - Adult and Community Education
Service Area: Denton
                                                                 2103 Savage Ln.
The Minor Repair Program funds home repairs costing
                                                                 Lewisville, TX 75057
$5,000 or less for low-income homeowners. The Home
                                                                 Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Improvement Loan Program provides low interest combina-
                                                                 Fees: Class Fees
tion loans-deferred loans (grants) for complete renovations
                                                                 Service Area: Lewisville
on owner-occupied housing. The Homebuyers Assistance
                                                                 Provides a variety of courses, adult basic education, English-
Program provides funds for down payments, closing costs
                                                                 as-a-Second-Language (ESL), and GED classes and testing.
and some gap assistance for new homebuyers. The Microen-
terprise Loan fund provides low interest loans of $10,000 or
                                                                 Community Services, Inc.
less to business with five or fewer employees including the
owner(s).                                                        207 W. Hickory St., Suite 308
                                                                 Denton, TX 76201
City of Denton - Parks and Recreation Department                 (940)483-9396
                                                                 Hours: 8 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM - Monday - Friday
321 E. McKinney
                                                                 Eligibility: Provide verification and documentation of
Denton, TX 76201
                                                                 income to determine household eligibility
(940)349-7275 Fax (940)349-8384
                                                                 Service Area: Anderson, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Henderson,
www.dentonparks.com
                                                                 Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall and Van Zandt Counties
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
                                                                 Provides assistance for energy crisis, elderly/disabled, case
Service Area: Denton County
                                                                 management, retrofit (comprehensive energy assistance)
Manages City of Denton’s public parks and open space. The
                                                                 weatherization to reduce infiltration of air - other direct
department administers the North Lakes Recreation Center,
                                                                 services including shelter, tuition, fees, books, food, limited
MLK Recreation Center, Denia Recreation Center, Denton
                                                                 gasoline for to and from training/colleges at least 20 miles
Senior Center, American Legion Senior Center, Denton
                                                                 one way to eligible low-income individuals.
Civic Center, Goldfield Tennis Center, McMath Gym, Water
Works Park, Civic Center Pool, Skate Works Skate Park and
                                                                 Consumer Credit Counseling Service
the Denton Natatorium.
                                                                 of North Central Texas, Inc.
Communities In Schools of North Texas                            207 W. Hickory St., Suite 202
                                                                 Denton, TX 76201
1597 S. Edmonds Bldg. B
                                                                 (800)856-0257 Fax (972) 542-3632
Lewisville, TX 75067
                                                                 www.cccsnct.org
(972)436-6377 Fax (972)436-6770
                                                                 Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM - Monday - Thursday;
www.cisnt.org
                                                                 8:00AM - 12:00PM Friday
Service Area: Denton and Wise Counties
                                                                 Eligibility: 18 years or older
Provides dropout prevention services to “at risk” students in
                                                                 Fees: Education is offered free
school across Denton and Wise Counties. These services help
                                                                 Service Area: Denton and surrounding areas
the students pass their classes, be promoted to the next grade
                                                                 Provides professional help to families and individuals with
level and ultimately graduate from high school by providing
                                                                 financial problems. Does not loan money or arrange for
supportive guidance, health and human services linkage, pre-
                                                                 funds. Assistance in budgeting, money management, and
employment and employment services, academic enhance-
                                                                 the wise use of credit. Assists in arranging reduced payment
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plans with creditors when client is over extended financially.     income-eligible qualified first time buyers. Homebuyer edu-
Also provides an alternative to bankruptcy by working with         cation, down-payment and closing costs assistance are also
creditors nationwide.                                              available to eligible homebuyers. DAHC owns and operates
                                                                   subsidized rental units for people with disabilities and leases
Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home                            affordable rental to families in the Transitional Housing Pro-
1304 Bernard Street                                                gram administration by HOPE, Inc.
Denton, TX 76201
(940)382-5112 Fax (940)387-0821                                    Denton Christian Preschool
www.cpch.org                                                       1114 W. University Drive
Children and single-parent families provides 24-hour               Denton, TX 76201
residential care for children ages 3-17 who need to live away      (940)383-3332 Fax (940)383-8223
from their home for reasons ranging from abuse, neglect or         Hours: 8:15AM - 4:00PM - Monday - Friday;
being orphaned. The single-parent program provides residen-        September - May
tial services for single parents and children for a period of up   Eligibilty: 3 and 4 year old at risk children from low-income
to 12 months. The outreach program provides community              families
case management. Consultation services are available to            Fees: $5 per month
churches and agencies.                                             Service Area: Denton
                                                                   Offers developmentally appropriate early education for
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind                                    young children, ages 3 and 4, who are educationally at risk.
4245 Office Parkway                                                Serves children of all faiths, ethnic backgrounds and nation-
Dallas, TX 75204-3680                                              alities. DCP offers rides to and from school, nutritious snack
(214)821-2375 Fax (214)824-4612                                    and lunch each school day, along with medical and diagnostic
www.dallaslighthouse.org                                           screenings and parent education.
Eligibility: 18 years or older
Service Area: North Texas Provides training, employment,           Denton City County Day School
rehabilitation services that encourage personal responsibility,    1603 Paisley
economic independence and social development for North             Denton, TX 76209
Texans who are blind or who are visually impaired.                 (940)382-6485 Fax (940)381-2418
                                                                   www.dccds.com
Day Stay for Adults                                                Office Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday;
2109 W. University Drive                                           Operation Hours: 6:30AM - 5:30PM - Monday - Friday
Denton, TX 76201                                                   Eligibility: Children ages 2 - 5
(940)383-8371 Fax (940)591-8793                                    Fees: Sliding scale based on family income and size
www.daystay.org                                                    Service Area: Denton County
Hours: 7:30AM - 5:30PM - Monday - Friday                           Child development program for low-income families. The
Eligibility: Disabled adults, 18 years or older                    full day program is for children ages 2 (must be toilet trained)
Fees: $40 per day, Medicaid pays 100% for those who qualify        to 5 years of age. Weekly fees are based on family size and an-
Service Area: Denton                                               nual income. DCCDS provides fun, nurturing environment
Respite for family caregivers, medical supervision by profes-      for children to learn, grow and stretch their imagination.
sional nursing staff, stimulating and fun activities, well bal-    DCCDS also serves breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
anced meals and snacks supervised by a registered dietician,       During the summer, DCCDS offers a summer care program
assistance with personal care needs including incontinence         for children ages 5-8 years of age.
care and grooming, administration of prescribed medica-
tions, nursing assessment and physician ordered treatments,        Denton Community Food Center
socialization.                                                     109 W. Sycamore Denton, TX 76201
                                                                   (940)382-0807
Denton Affordable Housing Corporation (DAHC)                       Hours: 1:00PM - 3:00PM - Monday - Friday
610-C N. Bell Avenue                                               Eligibility: Any person or family in an emergency situation
Denton, TX 76209                                                   Fees: None
(940)484-7048 Fax (940)484-7032                                    Service Area: Denton County
www.dentonaffordablehousing.org                                    Provides staple food supplies to families/individuals that are
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                           in an emergency situation. ID required and intake interview
Eligibility: Call for eligibility                                  to identify the nature of the emergency.
Service Area: Denton
Through the Affordable Homeowner Opportunity Program,
DAHC develops single-family affordable homes to sell to

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Denton Community Network - Denton Public Library                 Denton County Indigent Health Care
3020 N. Locust                                                   3065 N. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209                                                 Denton, TX 76209
(940)349-8752                                                    (940)349-2940
www.cityofdenton.com                                             (940) 434-8864 (alternative number)
Service Area: Denton                                             www.dentoncounty.com/ihc
Provides free computer classes and training. Students must       Hours: 8:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 5:00 PM
call first and register a month in advance for classes.          Monday - Friday
                                                                 Service Area: Denton County
Denton County Federation of Families                             Assist eligible clients in returning to good health and self suf-
2519 Scripture Street                                            ficiency whenever possible.
Denton, TX 76201
(940)381-5000 Fax (940)591-9778                                  Denton County Mental Health
(940)442-3082                                                    Mental Retardation Center (MHMR)
www.dentoncountyfederation.org                                   2519 Scripture
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                         Denton, TX 76201
Eligibility: Youth and families whom suffer mental, emo-         (940)381-5000
tional, and/or behavioral disorders                              3600 E. McKinney
Service Area: Denton County                                      Denton, TX 76209
Provides parent-to-parent support groups, one-on-one sup-        (940)891-0970
port, advocacy, assistance with Special Education services       101 E. Corporate, Suite 150
(ARD’s, IEP’s, and BIP’s), education, training for youth and     Lewisville, TX 75067
their families whom suffer mental, emotional, and/or behav-      (214)488-0121
ioral disorders.                                                 www.dentonmhmr.org
Provides preventive public health services: Child health, ma-    Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
ternity, primary care, sexually transmitted diseases, immuni-    Eligibility: Individuals, children and families
zations, dental services. Call for appointments.                 Fees: Based on income
                                                                 Service Area: Denton County
Denton County Friends of the Family                              Mental Health Services/Programs: Assertive Community
1400 Crescent St., Suite 5                                       Treatment (ACT Team), Community & Hospital Liaison,
Denton, TX 76201                                                 Community Support, Crisis, Intake and Referral, Psychiatric,
(940)387-5131 Metro Fax (940)383-1816                            Residential Supported Housing, Connections, Case Man-
921 Mill Street                                                  agement and Supported Employment. Mental Retardation
Lewisville, TX 75067                                             Services/Programs: Continuity of Care, Eligibility Determi-
(940)382-7273 Crisis Line (800)572-4031 Toll Free                nation/Admission, Home and Community Based Services
(972)221-0650 Lewisville                                         (HCS), In-Home and Family Support, Personal and Family
www.dcfof.org                                                    Assistance, Psychological and Behavioral Support, Residen-
Service Area: Denton and Lewisville area                         tial, Case Management, Vocational and Employment. Vol-
Provides a safe shelter, a crisis line, relationship violence    unteer opportunities available. Fees are assessed according
recovery, sexual assault recovery services, child and adoles-    to income and size of family. Individuals who are eligible for
cent programs, family services and programs in community         services are not denied services because of an inability to pay.
education, violence intervention and prevention, outreach
advocacy and a thrift store. The agency offers volunteers and    Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)
intern opportunities. All programs and services are at no cost   1527 S. Mayhill Rd., Bldg. C
to the victims.                                                  Denton, TX 76208
                                                                 (940)243-0077 Fax (940)387-0829
Denton County Health Department                                  www.dcta.net
306 N. Loop 288, Suite 183                                       Service Area: Denton
Denton, TX 76209                                                 Provides public transportation for the City of Denton. Please
(940)349-2900 Fax (940)349-2901                                  visit the website for services, schedules and maps, and fare
www.dentoncounty.com/health                                      information.
190 N. Valley Parkway, Suite 203
Lewisville, TX 75067
(972)434-4700 Fax (972)434-4701
Hours: 7:00AM - 6:00PM - Monday - Thursday;
8:00AM - 5:00PM - Friday
Provides preventative public health services to residents of
Denton County.                                                                                                                   7
Denton County Veteran’s Services Office                            Denton Home Health Care
1505 E. McKinney St., Suite 183                                    1308 Teasley Lane Denton, TX 76205
Denton, TX 76201                                                   (940)3832-1011 Fax (940)380-9035
(940)349-2950 Fax (940)349-2951                                    Eligibility: Individuals needing home care
www.dentoncounty.com                                               Service Area: Denton County
Hours: 8:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 5:00PM                        Provides in-home care to those who are under a physicians
Monday - Friday                                                    order or through private pay services. Denton Home Health
Eligibility: Veterans and their families                           Care is a non-profit religious affiliated organization and is ac-
Service Area: Denton County                                        credited by the Joint Commission Accredited of Healthcare
Staff available to assist persons in corresponding with the        Organizations as well as certified by Medicare/Medicaid.
Department of Veterans Affairs, explaining veterans ben-           Serves the Denton County area for Carrollton in the southern
efits, determining eligibility requirement and providing the       section to Sanger in the north, western coverage begins east
complete form necessary to file a claim with the Department        of Decatur and east to Crossroads.
of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Affairs compensation and pen-
sion claims, VA Health care enrollment, education assistance,      Denton Housing Authority
death and burial benefits, military records and appeals            1225 Wilson Street
representation. This office does not adjudicate claims but will    Denton, TX 76209
assist in resolving problems and obtain answers to perplex-        (940)383-1504 Fax (940)383-2035
ing questions based on federal and state laws and regulations      www.dentonhousingauthority.com
pertaining to veterans, their dependents and/or survivors.         Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday,
                                                                   closed from 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Denton County WIC (Women, Infants and Children)                    Eligiblity: Low-income families
306 N. Loop 288, Suite 183                                         Service Area: Denton County
Denton, TX 76209                                                   Provides rental assistance to low income families in
(940)349-2930 Fax (940)349-2931                                    Denton County
3044 Old Denton Rd., Suite 113                                     Section 8
Carrollton, TX 75007                                               (940)383-1504 Fax (940)383-2035
(972)446-1507 Fax (972)446-1586                                    Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM - Monday - Friday, closed from
359 Lake Park Rd., Suite 113                                       12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lewisville, TX 75065                                               Eligibility: 18 years and older, low income according to federal
(972)221-1603 Fax (972)420-1433                                    guidelines
www.dentoncounty.com                                               Service Area: Denton County
Hours: 8:00AM - 12:30PM and 1:00PM - 7:00PM - Monday -             Provides rental assistance for low income families. Admin-
Wednesday; 8:00AM - 12:30PM and 1:00PM - 5:00PM                    isters the Disaster Voucher program for Katrina and Rita
Thursday                                                           hurricane evacuees. Homeownership program for Section 8
Eligibility: Women, infants and children                           clients that qualify. Please view the website or call for more
Service Area: Denton County                                        information.
Provides nutrition education programs (classes and counsel-        Heritage Oaks Apartments
ing), breastfeeding support and education, supplemental            2501 North Bell Avenue
food, referrals (Medicaid, Texas Health Steps, Head Start,         Denton, TX 76209
TANF, food stamp and CHIPs).                                       (940) 383-1506
                                                                   Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday, closed from
Denton Freedom House                                               12:00PM - 1:00PM
PO Box 51166                                                       Eligibility: 62 years and older
Denton, TX 76206                                                   Service Area: Denton County
(940)565-5990                                                      Provides duplex housing units for low income seniors that are
www.dentonfreedomhouse.org                                         able to live independently. The actual total tenant payment
Eligibility: Homeless men                                          will vary based on the resident’s income, assets, and medical
Service Area: Denton County                                        expenses. Please view the website or call for more information.
Denton Freedom House provides a home for addicts and/              Pecan Place Apartments
or alcoholics who are on the streets and just out of jail. There   302 South Locust
are no fees for room and board. Applicants must call first and     Denton, TX 76201
speak to the pastor. Acceptance into the 6 month program is        (940) 484-9535
on a case by case basis.                                           Hours: 8:30AM - 12:30PM - Monday - Friday
                                                                   Eligibility: 63 years and older
                                                                   Service Area: Denton County
                                                                   Provides independent apartment living for low income se-
8                                                                  niors. Please view the website or call for more information.
Denton I.S.D. - Extended School Day Program                       until the student completes high school or earns a GED.
1215 North Elm                                                    The staff works closely with school nurses, counselors and
Denton, TX 76201                                                  community education. The TTRIPS Program is available to
(940)369-0080 Fax (940)369-4988                                   all pregnant and parenting students, male and female, at any
www.dentonisd.org                                                 DISD campus the student is currently attending.
Hours: 3:00PM - 6:00PM - Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade           Denton Kiwanis Club - Children’s Clinic
Fees: $40 registration fee, $140 monthly tuition fee              225 W. Hickory St., Suite A
Service Area: Denton County                                       Denton, TX 76201
The Extended School Day Program (ESD) provides struc-             (940)387-6323
tured academic, enrichment and recreational activities for        www.dentonkiwanisclub.org
grades K-5 at all 15 elementary campuses. The program             Children’s Clinic
operates from 3PM to 6PM on Monday through Friday. ESD            Eligibility: Children
has a $40 registration fee and a $140 monthly tuition fee         Service Area: Denton County
(limited scholarships available). The program is open to ESD      Provides medical, dental and prescriptions services for chil-
participants and only on teacher staff development days ($26      dren up to age 18 who are not covered by Medicaid or other
+ applicable activity fees). On early release days staff arrive   insurance. The clinic is a referral service to a number of local
at the campus at 12:45 PM (no extra fee on these days). The       health care providers. Must meet financial guidelines. Area
Extended School Program is closed on all school holidays and      covered is Denton County north of Lake Lewisville.
spring break.
                                                                  Denton Senior Center
Denton I.S.D.- Regional Day School Program
                                                                  509 N. Bell
for the Deaf-Special Education
                                                                  Denton, TX 76209
1205 W. University                                                (940)349-8720 Fax (940)566-6040
Denton, TX 76201                                                  www.cityofdenton.com
(940)369-4075 Fax (940)369-4696                                   Eligibility: 50 and older
www.dentonisd.org                                                 Service Area: Denton County
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                          Provides recreational, physical, and educational programs for
Eligibility: School-aged, hearing impaired children who           persons over 50 years of age. Some of the programs offered
demonstrate an educational need                                   include help with income tax forms, filling out Medicare
Service Area: Denton, Cooke and Wise County                       papers, dance classes, ceramic classes, computer training
Provides educational services including instructional, related    and health checks. Monthly newsletters are also available by
and support based on assessment that indicates educational        contacting the office.
need. The program is offered at the following locations: Ann      AARP Mature Driving Class
Windle School for Young Children, McNair Elementary               Fees: $10
School, McMath Middle School and Denton High School.              A defensive driving course for ages 50 and up.
                                                                  Call (940)891-0877 for information.
Denton I.S.D.-Special Education Services
1205 W. University                                                Denton State School
Denton, TX 76201                                                  3980 State School Road
(940)369-4075 Fax (940)369-4696                                   Denton, TX 75210
Seervice Area: Denton County                                      (940)591-3634 Fax (940)591-3300
Provides special education services for the Denton Indepen-       www.dentonstateschool.org
dent School District.                                             Eligibility: Individuals with severe and profound mental
                                                                  retardation
Denton I.S.D.-Teens Taking Responsibility                         Service Area: Denton County
in Parenting Success Program (TTRIPS)                             Provides residential services for persons with severe and
815 Cross Timbers                                                 profound mental retardation. Services include 24-hour
Denton, TX 76205                                                  supervised residential services, comprehensive health care
(940)369-4006                                                     services including an acute care infirmary, vocational skills
bhaflich@dentonisd.org                                            training and works program (including sheltered workshops),
Eligibility: High school age students                             life skills training and recreational/leisure activities. Respite
Service Area: Denton County                                       services and volunteer opportunities available.
The TTRIPS Program is licensed social workers delivering
services at a campus level. The socials workers act as case
managers and services provided are dependent upon the in-
dividual needs of the students and family. They are provided
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Denton Treatment Services                                           EyeCare America
621 Londonderry Lane                                                P.O. Box 429098
Denton, TX 6205                                                     San Francisco, CA 94142-9098
(940)483-0644 Fax (940)483-9337                                     (800)222-9397 Fax (415)561-8567
www.texastreatment.com                                              www.eyecareamerica.org
Hours: 5:30AM - 11:00AM - Monday - Friday;                          Eligibility: Seniors
Saturday by appointment 7:00AM - 9:00AM                             The Senior EyeCare program ensures that every senior has
Eligibility: Adults 18 years and older                              access to medical eye care and promotes annual dilated eye
Fees: $9.50 daily, $50 admission fee to cover lab work              exams. It raises awareness about eye-related disease, includ-
Service Area: Denton, Wise, Grayson, Cooke and Tarrant              ing cataracts, provides free eye care education materials and
Counties                                                            facilitates access to eye care- at no out of pocket expense for
Provides free assessments for clients with opiate substance         eligible seniors. The Glaucoma EyeCare Program promotes
abuse problems and referrals for those not appropriate for the      early detection and treatment of Glaucoma. It raises aware-
program. Clients receive 1:1 counseling and drug replace-           ness of glaucoma risk factors (family history, race and age),
ment therapy.                                                       provides free glaucoma materials and facilitates access to
                                                                    medical care. People may call the toll free number anytime,
Easter Seals of North Texas                                         for themselves and/or family members and friends, to request
4443 North Josey Ln., Suite 100                                     free eye care educational materials (for either program de-
Carrollton, TX 75210                                                scribed above) and determine if they qualify for a referral for
(940)394-8900 Fax (972)394-6266                                     on the EyeCare America’s 7,500 volunteer ophthalmologists
www.fortworth.easterseals.com                                       nationwide.
Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM - Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Children, adolescents and adults                       Fairhaven Retirement Home
Provides outpatient speech therapy, occupational therapy,           2400 North Bell Ave.
physical therapy, audiology services and social services to         Denton, TX 76209
children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and special      (940)387-4381 Fax (940)381-2551
needs regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, Easter      Eligibility: 62 and older
Seals provides Reflections, a program for breast cancer             Service Area: Denton County
survivors who have had a mastectomy. Reflections offers post        Affordable retirement housing units for people aged 62 and
breast prostheses and bras, evaluation for range of motion          older. Private rooms with private baths, three meals a day
and lymph edema issues, as well as extended counseling.             served family-style in the central dining room, staff on-call
                                                                    24 hours a day for emergencies. No medical or personal staff
ESL/Adult Literacy Program                                          on duty. Social activities and chapel services weekly. Rental
1100 Malone                                                         assistance available for those who meet income criteria.
Denton, TX 76201
(940)382-2577                                                       Family Care Services, Inc.
Eligibility: Adult, non-English speakers                            7761 Raintree Ave.
Provides a program for adult, non-English speakers to learn         Frisco, TX 75034
ES/Conversational English. The program is provided by the           (972)668-8242 Fax (214)379-1065
members of the First Baptist Church of Denton. Registra-            www.familycaresrc.com
tion is held for two weeks after Labor Day in September and         Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday, 24-hour Emer-
opens for two weeks at the start of the spring semester in          gency Services, Saturday - Sunday on call and by appoint-
January.                                                            ment
                                                                    Fees: $25 install, $25 per month
Evergreen at Lewisville                                             Service Area: Denton, Collin, Dallas, Grayson, North East
415 South Garden Ridge Blvd.                                        Tarrant County
Lewisville, TX 75069                                                Provides Emergency Response Systems (help in 60 seconds),
(972)956-8000 Fax (972)956-8001                                     Medication Dispensers, memory loss aids and medical ID.
www.evergreenlewisville.com                                         Emergency Response Systems is covered by Medicaid CCAD
Eligibility: Active adults, 55+                                     & CBA. Offer same day or 24 hour services on installs. Prices
Provides apartment home community for active adults.                start as low as $25 per month. Call for more information.
Several amenities available, please call or visit the website for
more information.                                                   Family Health Care, Inc.
                                                                    525 South Loop 288, Suite A
                                                                    Denton, TX 76205
                                                                    (940)381-2313 Fax (940)381-5249
                                                                    www.familyhealthcare-inc.com
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Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday;               in identifying maladaptive patterns of thinking, behaviors and
8:00AM - 8:00PM - Wednesday                                        develops a plan of action that will foster positive change. First
Eligibility: Low-income men and women                              Step provides client assessment, counseling and education
Fees: Sliding scale, based in income
Family planning, well woman/male exams, diabetic supplies,         Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program
problem visits, abnormal pap, breast mass and pelvic mass.         Denton State School
Provides low-income Prenatal-collaborate with St. Joseph           P.O. Box 368
Trust for clients without money to pay for services.               Denton, TX 76202-0368
                                                                   (940)591-3459
Family Resource Center of North Texas                              www.dentonstateschool.org
1316 E. McKinney Street                                            Eligibility: 60 and older
Denton, TX 76209                                                   Immediate opportunities for people 60 and older, which
(940)566-1800 Fax (940)382-5237                                    meets project guidelines, to serve as volunteers with children
P.O. Box 2242                                                      with special needs each weekday for an average of four to
Denton, TX 76202                                                   five hours a day. There may be opportunities for maximum
(940)484-4100 (Information and Referral)                           of forty hours per week if volunteer is interested. Volunteers
(940)243-9600 (Metro)                                              receive $2.65 per hour (a tax-free stipend that does not count
www.dfrc.org                                                       against any other benefits being received such as Social Se-
Eligibility: Individuals, children and families                    curity, Pension, Housing Assistance, Food Stamps, etc.), one
Fees: Sliding scale based on income                                meal a day, paid vacation/sick day monthly and assistance
Service Area: North Texas                                          with transportation (if needed). Opportunities for services at
Offers prenatal classes, parenting classes, information and re-    the following stations: Denton State School campus, day care
ferral, family therapy and car seat safety education. The Teddy    centers, preschool centers and public schools in and around
Bear Cottage incentive point program for expecting parents         Denton and Denton County. Volunteers are paid while they
rewards participants for making healthy lifestyle choices.         train (orientation).
Expecting families can exchange earned “Teddy Credits” for
baby clothing and nursery items. For Kid’s Sake is a four-hour     Fred Moore Day Nursery School
workshop for divorcing parents. This workshop helps parents        821 Cross Timber Street
focus on the needs of their children during the divorce pro-       Denton, TX 76205
cess. Back to Basics is a parenting series especially for CPS or   (940)387-8214 Fax (940)382-3207
court-referred parents. All programs require pre-registration      Eligibility: Children age 6 weeks to 5 years old in low-
and sliding fee information available.                             income households.
                                                                   Fees: Sliding scale, based on annual income
Family Resource Center Resale Shop                                 Service Area: Denton County
218 W. University                                                  Services are offered on a sliding scale to assist low-income
Denton, TX 76201                                                   families. Staff provides guidance and understanding focusing
(940)891-2700                                                      on the special needs of each child. The curriculum provided
www.dfrc.org                                                       is thematic play based curriculum, which allows each child
Hours: 10:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday;                         to learn as they play. Provides three nutritious meals, which
10:30AM - 2:30PM - Saturday                                        are planned to meet the federal nutritional guidelines. When
The Resale Shop sells ladies apparel, menswear, children and       children leave the program, the school prepares them to leave
infant clothing, shoes, belts, purses, scarves, jewelry, glass-    with the educational and social skills necessary to thrive in a
ware, books, videos, CDs, linens and much more.                    public school setting.

First Step Denton County Outreach Program                          Friday’s Kids Respite Program
1314 Teasley Lane                                                  First United Methodist Church
Denton, TX 76205                                                   201 South Locust Street
(940)484-7837 Fax (940)484-7835                                    Denton, TX 76201
(940)908-7837 (866)908-7837 (toll free)                            (940)382-5478 Fax (940)381-9124
www.firststepdenton.com                                            www.fumc-denton.com
Hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM - Monday - Friday                           Hours: 6:00PM - 10:00PM - Friday
Eligibiliy: Any person seeking educational counseling or           Eligibility: Children with special needs and their siblings
adult counseling                                                   Service Area: Denton County
Fees: Cost is pending                                              Center based respite providing a childcare service for parents
Service Area: Denton and surrounding counties                      and caretakers of medically fragile, chronically ill or special
First Step Intervention Programs are designed to assist clients    needs children and their siblings. Interview process for par-
                                                                   ents and caretakers for qualifying purposes. Qualified profes-
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sionals and trained volunteers provide childcare on Friday            Eligibility: All ages
nights from 6PM - 10PM at First United Methodist Church at            Service Area: North Texas
no cost. Volunteer program available.                                 Provides information, education, prevention, assessment,
                                                                      referral and advocacy programs in order to reduce alcohol
Geri-Options Geriatric Consultation and                               and drug abuse.
Care Management
P.O. Box 424457                                                       Greater Lewisville Cares
Denton, TX 76204-4457                                                 5500 Morriss Road
(940)566-0902 Geri Sams LCSW, CMC                                     Flower Mound, TX 75028
(940 )391-0923 Donna Bluhm LMSW, ACSW                                 (972)539-2622 Fax (972)539-4627
(940) 395-3334 Nancy Martin RN                                        www.GreaterLewisvilleCares.org
Professional Geriatric Care Managers                                  Service Area: Denton County
Eligibility: Older persons and their families                         Provides a monthly calendar of volunteer oppoortunities
Professional Geriatric Care Managers specializing in assisting        for all ages and interests in partnership with over 30 local
older persons and their families with long term care arrange-         service agencies and assists civic, scouting, corporate and
ments by providing confidential consultation, assessment/             religious groups with organizing meaningful service projects
planning, and care management services for older persons              to suit their needs. Builds free wheelchair ramps for finan-
with cognitive or physical decline. Geriatric Care Managers           cially needy elderly and disabled in Denton County through
act as a liaison to families at a distance, making sure things        Project Wheelchair Ramp program. Assists homeowners
are going well, alerting the families to problems and can assist      through the S.O.S.-Serving Our Seniors program by matching
with moving an older person to or from a retirement com-              volunteers with seniors needing a helping hand with mainly
plex, assisted living residence, personal care home or nursing        yard work and house cleaning.
facility. In addition, PGCM can assist with arrangements
for in-home help and other community services; review                 Greater Lewisville Family YMCA
financial, legal or medical issues and offer referrals to geriatric   2021 Cross Timbers Road
consultants to avoid future problems and to conserve need;            Flower Mound, TX 75028
and offer crisis intervention, counseling, support and con-           (972)539-9622 Fax (972)539-9348
sumer education. Geri-Options is a member of the National             www.lewisvilleymca.org
Associations of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.                 Hours: 5:00AM - 9:30PM - Monday - Thursday;
                                                                      5:00AM - 8:00PM - Friday;
                                                                      8:00AM - 6:00PM - Saturday; 1:00PM - 6:00PM - Sunday
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas                                        Eligibility: Individuals, children and families of all ages
4000 W. University Drive                                              Fees: Fees vary
Denton, TX 76207                                                      Fitness, sports, swimming lessons, summer camp, preschool,
(940)243-1314 Fax (940)243-0435                                       parent-child programs, informal education for youth and
(877)664-1880 Toll Free                                               adults. Scholarships available.
www.girlscoutctc.com
Eligibility: Girls, 5-17 years old                                    Habitat for Humanity of Denton County
Service Area: Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Montague and Wise               1721 N. Carroll Blvd.
Counties                                                              Denton, TX 76201
Girl Scouts assists girls in building character and skills for        (940)484-5006 Fax (940)387-4546
success in the real world. In partnership with committed              (940) 382-8487
trained adults, girls develop qualities based on the Girl Scout       www.hfhdentoncounty.org
promise that serve them all their lives. Program facilities           Service Area: Denton County
include: Service Center and retail shop in Denton, satellite          Offers a program for very low-income families to purchase
office and shop in Sherman, Camp Whispering Oaks in Au-               new homes with a no-interest loan and help in the construc-
brey, Camp K on Lake Texoma and Troop House in Denton                 tion of their home. Approval established through extensive
Civic Center Park. All locations are accessible to the disabled.      application process. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Volunteer opportunities available.                                    Denton County ReStore
                                                                      1003 Shady Oaks Denton, TX 76205
Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse                      Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Tuesday - Saturday
4525 Lemmon Ave., Suite 300                                           Service Area: Denton County
Dallas, TX 75219                                                      The Habitat ReStore is a Discount Home Improvement
(214)522-8600 Fax (214)521-7523                                       Center that sells quality new and previously owned goods at
(214)522-8600 Information and Referral                                discounted prices. Donations are accepted.
www.gdcada.org
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
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Ruth’s Room                                                       To address the short-term and long-term mental health needs
1721 N. Carroll Blvd.                                             of HIV+ individuals and their caregivers through individual
Denton, TX 76201                                                  counseling, group therapy, and support groups. The client
(940) 591-7884                                                    cannot be insured unless its Medicaid/Medicare
Hours: 10:00AM - 6:00PM - Tuesday - Saturday                      Client Support Services
Service Area: Denton County                                       (940)381-1501 Fax (940)566-8059
Donated items such as shoes, comforters, clothes, books,          Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
cooking appliances and much more. Donations are accepted.         Eligibility: 300% or less of poverty, HIV+ and live in serviced
Volunteers opportunities available. Please contact or visit the   counties
Habitat for Humanity of Denton County website.                    Service Area: Denton, Collin, Hunt, Rockwall and Kauffman
                                                                  Transportation: to provide clients with van service for medi-
Health Services of North Texas                                    cal and HIV related social services appointments, includ-
4210 Mesa Drive                                                   ing pharmacy services. Bus tokens for local transportation
Denton, TX 76207                                                  where available. Patients eligible for Medicaid Transporta-
(940)381-1501 Fax (940)566-8059                                   tion cannot use this program. HUD Homeless Housing: To
www.aidsntx.org                                                   assist the homeless population, HIV+ persons with payment
Outpatient Primary Care Clinic                                    of rent and utilities. Only Denton and Lewisville residents
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                          are eligible for this program. Nutrition Center: to provide
Eligibility: Must be HIV+                                         bi-weekly/monthly food supplements, hygiene products and
Fees: Sliding scale based on income                               nutritional education. Please refer to the website or call for
Service Area: Denton, Collin, Hunt, Rockwall and Kauffman         more information and hours of operation.
To deliver comprehensive HIV health care and treatment to         Health Services of N.TX Guardianship Services
uninsured and medically underserved HIV+ persons. Clinic          1500 E. McKinney St
sites in Denton, Rockwall, Plano, Greenville and Forney. All      Denton, TX 76207
clinic clients must be first assessed by case manager to deter-   (940)387-5788 Fax (940)387-8065
mine eligibility and need.                                        Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Prescription Assistance Program                                   Eligiblity: Denton County Probate Court Referrals, indigent
(940)381-1501 Fax (940)591-7830                                   county clients
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                          Service Area: Denton County
Eligibility: 300% or less of poverty, HIV+                        The agency is appointed to be the legal guardian to those
Service Area: Denton, Collin, Hunt, Rockwall and Kauffman         adjudicated by the court system as being unable to make
To assist with the payment of prescription as a supplement        important decisions for themselves. Responsibilities of guard-
to the Texas HIV Medication Program. Client cannot have           ianship include ensuring that basic needs are met, such as ap-
insurance. Client must be assessed by case manager to deter-      pointments, housing, authorizing and coordinating medical
mine eligibility and identify a need.                             care, applying for and accessing communication resources,
                                                                  assisting with end of life care, and advocating for opportuni-
Case Management Services
                                                                  ties that enhance quality of life. Volunteer opportunities and
(940)381-1501 Fax (940)566-8059
                                                                  community education also available.
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Eligibility: HIV+ and residency in serviced counties
                                                                  Hearts For Homes
Service Area: Denton, Rockwall, Plano, Greenville and
Kauffman Counties                                                 2411 Glenwood Lane
Comprehensive Case Management does not have income                Denton, TX 76209
guidelines and provides care coordination with referrals,         (940)-380-0563 Fax (940)-380-0563
access housing and insurance assistance and to assist clients     www.heartsforhomes.org
with chronic needs. Medical Case Management has income            Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
guidelines of 300% poverty or less. Provides care coordina-       Eligibility: Low income elderly
tion with referrals, provides HIV education and treatment         Fees: Assistance based on income
education and to assist in adherence to medical plans of care.    Service Area: Denton County
Clients must be assessed at intake for demonstrated need for      Provides assistance to the aging population in the areas of
each program.                                                     housing repair, housing rehabilitation, as well as meeting the
Mental Health Services                                            needs of their everyday existence.
(940)381-1501 Fax (940)566-8059
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Eligibility: 300% or less of poverty, HIV+ and live in serviced
counties
Service Area: Denton, Hunt, Collin, Rockwall and Kauffman
Counties
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Helping People Help Themselves                                     Interfaith Ministries
508 S. Elm                                                         109 W. Sycamore
Denton, TX 76201                                                   Denton, TX 76201
(940)-566-2311 Fax (940)-566-0992                                  (940)565-5479 Fax (940)566-5927
Eligibility: Persons with developmental, physical and emo-         www.ifmdenton.org
tional disabilities.                                               Hours: 8:00am - Noon / 1:00pm - 5:00pm
The day habilitation program offers training in personal           Monday - Friday
social adjustment, independent living, relationship, socializa-    Eligibility: Residents of northern Denton County
tion and academic skills. The vocational program offers job        Service Area: Northern Denton County
training, job coaching and job development. The in-home            Provide assistance with rent, utilities, prescriptions and medi-
habilitation offers sitter services, nursing care facilities and   cal supplies, adult & child eye exams & eye glasses, trans-
hospital settings.                                                 portation, school supplies for children, and assistance with
                                                                   obtaining vital records. Assistance is coordinated with other
HOPE, Inc.                                                         agencies and targeted toward client self-sufficiency.
117 West Sycamore
Denton, TX 76201                                                   Keep Denton Beautiful
(940)382-0609 Fax (940)832-5615                                    (940)349-8537
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                           www.kdb.org
Service Area: Denton County                                        Provides information and referral for persons interested in
Transitional housing with financial and life skills assistance     promoting the beautification efforts of Denton County. Vol-
through a case management approach for a period of one             unteer opportunities.
month up to two years. Also provide life skills and budget
assistance, community referral, financial assistance with rent     Keep Lewisville Beautiful
or mortgage for up to one month, housing counseling for            (972)436-5100
those facing eviction or foreclosure. Call on Friday morning       www.keeplewisvillebeautiful.org
to schedule appointment.                                           Provides information and referral for persons interested in
                                                                   promoting the beautification efforts of Denton County. Vol-
IASIS Learning Center                                              unteer opportunities.
316 East Oak St., Suite 106
Denton, TX 76201                                                   Lake Cities Community Food Pantry
(214)395-3045                                                      & Community Aid Fund
www.iasislearningcenter.com                                        300 E. Hundley
Hours: Call for appointment                                        Lake Dallas, TX 75065
Eligibility: Children ages 5-16                                    (940)321-6100
Fees: Vary                                                         Hours: 9:00AM - 2:00PM - Tuesday & Thursday
Social instruction lessons offered individually or in groups.      and 6:00PM - 7:00PM - 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Educational consult and diagnostic evaluations are available.      Eligibility: Low income living in Lake Dallas, Hickory
                                                                   Creek, Shady Shores or Corinth
Innovative Counseling Services                                     Service Area: Lake Cities Area
3740 N. Josey Lane, #114                                           Provides food and hygiene items. Provides some assistance
Carrollton, TX 75007                                               with utility bills and prescriptions.
(972)492-7910 Fax 1(866)216-9011
Hours: Call for appointment                                        Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Eligibility: Adolescents and adults.                               625 Dallas Drive, Suite 350
Fees: No restrictions on residency or income level                 Denton, TX 76205
Sliding scale, Medicaid, private insurance                         (940)383-1406 Fax (940)382-7797
Service Area: Denton, Dallas & Collin                              www.lanwt.org
Substance abuse and psychological evaluations. Supportive          Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
out patient and aftercare counseling for substance abuse           Eligibility: Income & residency restrictions. Call for phone
issues. Individual substance abuse and mental health               intake.
counseling. Specialty group program, Smart Girls Speak, for        Service Area: Denton, Wise, Cooke, Jack, & Montague Counties
adolescent females ages 12-17. Anger management counsel-           Civil legal services for persons and families eligible. Client
ing, domestic violence counseling and brief therapy.               may have to pay for court cost. Call for screening and make
                                                                   appointment.



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Legal Hotline for Older Texans                                   Trish Green Back to School Program for the
1(800)622-2520                                                   Child with Cancer
Free legal advice by telephone to Texans age 60 or older:        (972)239-0959 Fax (972)239-0892
victims of violent crime or those eligible for Medicare.         Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
                                                                 Eligibility: Children diagnosed with cancer
Legal Line - Dallas Bar Association                              Service Area: North Texas area
                                                                 The Trish Green Back to School Program for the Child with
2101 Ross Avenue                                                 Cancer was developed to foster communication among
Dallas, TX 75201                                                 healthcare professionals, parents, young patients and school
(214)220-7400 Fax (214)220-7465                                  personnel in preparation for a child’s return to school after
Hours: 5:30PM - 8:00PM - 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays                    cancer treatment. Informative materials, videos and a wealth
Provides answers to simple legal questions over the phone.       of literature are available through a Society’s local chapters.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society                                Leuty Avenue Apartments
8111 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 425                                       909 West 7th Street
Dallas, TX 75251                                                 Justin, TX 76247
(972)239-0959 Fax (972)239-0892                                  (940)648-3296 Fax (940)648-3296
www.lls.org                                                      Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM - Tuesday - Thursday
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                         Fees: Application fee
Eligibility: Those diagnosed with a blood cancer                 Provides affordable housing for low-income families, the
Service Area: North Texas area                                   handicapped and the disabled.
Provides patients and their families the opportunity to share
experiences with someone who has been successfully treated       Lewisville Senior Activities Center
for the same diagnosis.
                                                                 1950-A S. Valley Parkway
Information Resource Center
                                                                 Lewisville, TX 75067
1(800) 955-4572
                                                                 (972)219-5050 Fax (972)219-5055
Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM - Monday - Friday
                                                                 www.cityoflewisville.com
Service Area: U.S. & Canada
                                                                 Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday, Wednesday and Friday;
Provides patients, families and healthcare professionals with
                                                                 8:00AM - 9:00PM - Tuesday and Thursday
the latest information on leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
                                                                 Eligibility: Adults, 50 years of age and older
Co-Pay Assistance Program                                        Fees: For classes, some activities, trips and events
1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Ste. 310                                   Service Area: Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village
White Plains, NY 10605                                           and Denton County
1(877) 557-2672                                                  The operative word in our name is ‘activity’ and there is a lot
Eligibility: Those diagnosed with AML leukemia, non-             of them here for everyone to enjoy. The center has special
Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, MDS;                events to classes to yoga. We strive to present a wide spec-
patient has insurance; within 4 times the U.S. Federal poverty   trum of activities. There is no charge to be a member of
level.                                                           our center, you just have to complete a membership form.
Service Area: U.S. & Canada                                      Classes, activities and trips are reasonable priced or free.
Financial assistance for doctor co-pays, drug co-pays & health   SPAN lunches are served daily at 11:30AM; you must sign-up
insurance monthly payments.                                      24 hours in advanced. Meals are $1.50 donation for 60 and
Patient Financial Aid Program                                    over and $3.50 donation for those under 60 years of age. Den-
(972)354-8302 Fax (972)239-0892                                  ton County Transportation Authority is available by calling
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                         (940)243-0077 or transportation is available via Trolley route
Eligibility: Those diagnosed with a blood cancer                 service.
Service Area: North Texas area
Reimburses those diagnosed with a blood cancer up to             Living Water Ministry - Lifegate Church
$500.00, in each of two 12 month periods.
                                                                 3350 Deerwood Pkwy.
Family Support Groups                                            Denton, TX 76208
(972)239-0959 Fax (972)239-0892                                  (940)382-8500
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                         www.mylifegate.org
Eligibility: Those diagnosed with a blood cancer, family &                                         ,
                                                                 Formerly known as “The Pantry” Living Water Ministry will
friends                                                          hold outreach events through the year designed to seek and
Service Area: North Texas area                                   save the lost of the Denton region, by providing food, cloth-
Facilitating communication among patients, family and            ing and outreach. Volunteers are the core resource of Living
friends and the medical team. With professional guidance,        Water Ministry, and we always welcome those who are will-
patients and family members can discuss their concern with       ing to help. Volunteers will be the primary operators of our
others who share the same experience.
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annual events as well as outreaches, classes for new believers,   March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
and assistance for those in need of food and necessities.         12660 Coit Road, Ste. 200
                                                                  Dallas, TX 75251
Lions Club                                                        (972)669-3463 Fax (972)669-1117
P.O. Box 29222                                                    www.marchofdimes.com
Lewisville, TX 75029                                              Offers professional and public health education regarding
(972)211-2790                                                     birth defects and pregnancy. Community services include
P.O. Box 851                                                      pamphlets, films, speaker’s bureau and community health
Denton, TX 76202                                                  education interns. Volunteers and college internships are
(940)382-8681                                                     available. Please visit the website for local chapters in your
Provides eyeglasses for sight impaired children in Denton         area and to find out more information.
schools (grades 1-6) on the recommendation of the school
nurse. Financial assistance available through Interfaith Min-     Meals on Wheels - Program of SPAN
istries when money is available. Seeing Eye (leader) dogs for     1800 Malone
blind persons in Denton County when there is money avail-         Denton, TX 76201
able. Two week summer camp for handicapped children and           (940)243-8620 Fax (940)383-8433
diabetic children in Denton County. For more information          www.mowaa.org
contact Interfaith Ministries at (940)565-5479.                   Fees: $15 per week ($3 per meal)
                                                                  Volunteers deliver hot meals at noon Monday through Friday
Little Elm Area Food Bank                                         to homebound residents that are unable to cook meals, eat in
501 Bill Street                                                   restaurants or grocery shop easily. Volunteer opportunities
Little Elm, TX 75068                                              available. See also SPAN
(972)294-4061
(972)294-0780 for appointments                                    Metrocrest Social Services
www.leafp.org                                                     1111 W. Beltline Rd., Ste. 100
Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM - Monday’s; 12:00PM - 5:00PM -             Carrollton, TX 75006
Thursday’s; 9:00AM - 3:00PM third Saturday of every month         (972)446-2100 Fax (972)446-2102
Service Area: Hackberry, Little Elm, Lakewood Village, Oak        www.metrocrestsocialservices.org
Point                                                             Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
The Little Elm Food Bank offers a direct service to people in     Friday; 8:00AM - 7:00PM Wednesday; 9:00AM - 1:00PM
need, as well as providing information and referral services to   Saturday
other agencies. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,      Eligibility: Client must provide proof of residency and iden-
religion, or any other protected status. Appointments are not     tity and must live in area served
required during regular hours. Short-term assistance is pro-      Service Area: Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell
vided a maximum of once every 90 days. Proof of residency         and zip 75287 in Denton County
required. Drivers license and a utility bill are required. All    The MSS employment program will assist individuals with
clients must complete an application each time they are seek-     one or more of the following: Individual job counseling,
ing assistance.                                                   employment skills training, support services and information
                                                                  for other needs and referrals to other agencies. Every client
Little Elm Medical Clinic                                         meets with an employment counselor who determines their
730 El Dorado Pkwy.                                               current needs and develops a program plan to meet those
Little Elm, TX 75068                                              immediate needs. Clients are also assisted in determining
(972)292-3330 Fax (972)292-3332                                   current barriers and how to lower these barriers in order to
www.littleelmmed.com                                              find employment or upgrade employment. Once soluntions
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                          have been identified for current needs, counselors discuss
Eligibility: Services for acute and chronic illness for ages 3    future goals. Counselors then work with clients to develop a
and up                                                            self-sufficiency plan that addresses how the client can achieve
Service Area: Residence of Little Elm and surrounding areas       these future goals. Clients are encouraged by counselors to
Offers several medical services for patients older than 3 years   continue their efforts in finding employment by providing
of age. Medicare accepted and most major insurance compa-         them employment leads. Counselors also provide follow-
nies. Please visit the website or call for more information.      up appointments. MSS offers skills training to help with
                                                                  resumes, interviewing, and completing applications. We also
                                                                  offer many referrals to improve education, language skills, or
                                                                  to deal with citizenship issues. MSS provides clients the op-
                                                                  portunity to use computers, printers, fax machines, phones,
                                                                  and copier equipment to assist them in obtaining and prepar-
                                                                  ing for employment success.
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Comprehensive Emergency Assistance                                   Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and               Greater Dallas Chapter
Friday; 8:00AM - 7:00PM Wednesday; 9:00AM - 1:00PM                   12750 Merit Dr., Ste. 1220
Saturday                                                             Dallas, TX 75251
Eligibility: Client must provide proof of residency and iden-        (972)480-0011 Fax (972)644-7954 (800) 572-1717
tity and must live in area served                                    www.mdausa.org
Service Area: Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell           Provides diagnostic and follow-up care including physical,
and zip 75287 in Denton County                                       occupational and respiratory therapy evaluation provided
Provide short-term emergency assistance to improve life              through UT Southwestern Medical School, the Neurologi-
situations of residents. During the qualification process, MSS       cal Clinic of Texas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
assists families with one or more of the following: Housing          and Texoma Neurology Associations of Denison. Assistance
assistance, Utilities assistance, Food, Clothing/Household           is provided for the purchase of wheelchairs (manual and
items, Bus passes/Gas vouchers, Medical needs, Assessment            electric), leg braces and communicative aids. Ongoing sup-
and referral and seasonal programs. MSS provides services            port groups include ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia
for families who are in crisis, due to insufficient income, or re-   gravis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, and parent
sources to adequately meet their needs. Caseworkers develop          groups. Recreational programs include summer camp for
a program plan with families to stabilize the crisis and more        children and social functions and activities regularly sched-
the family toward self-sufficiency. In order to achieve this goal    uled. Patients must be suspected of having a neuromuscular
the agency makes referrals as needed for employment, bud-            problem or be diagnosed with any one 43 neuromuscular
geting, food stamps, child support, education and legal aid.         diseases. Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.
Caseworkers follow up on the referral process to determine
the clients progress. This plan and the financial assistance
provided by the agency fundamentally change the family’s             National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Lone Star Chapter
economic situation and move them towards independence.
                                                                     2105 Luna Rd., Ste.390
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)                                 Carrollton, TX 75006
                                                                     (214)373-1400 Fax (214)373-7200
8585 Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 525, South                               www.nationalmssocirty.org
Dallas, TX 75247 (214)637-0372                                       Provides advocacy, peer/professional counseling, information
120 South Central Expressway, Ste. 108                               and referral; client, family, public, professional education pro-
McKinney, TX 75070                                                   grams, emergency financial assistance, equipment assistance/
(214)585-4616 Fax (214)585-4778                                      loan program, lending library, chapter newsletter, literature,
(800)382-6233 toll free (866)399-6233 toll free                      self-help groups, newly diagnosed programs, therapeutic
www.madd.org                                                         recreation programs, social activities, and multiple sclerosis
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                             research support.
Eligibility: Victims/Survivors of drunk driving
MADD believes it’s possible for our nation to eliminate the          Nexus Recovery Center, Inc.
tragedy of drunk driving and prevent underage drinking.
And we are committed to serving drunk driving victims/               8733 La Prada Dr.
survivors. The region involves 31 counties including Denton          Dallas, TX 75228
county. Victim/survivor services are free.                           (214)321-0156 Fax (214)321-3906
                                                                     www.nexusrecovery.org
Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas                                    Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM - Monday - Friday
                                                                     Eligibility: Female clients over the age of 13 and as many as
306 N. Loop 288, Ste. 183                                            three of their accompanying children
Denton, TX 76209                                                     Fees: Case by case basis
(940)349-2930 Fax (940)349-2931                                      Service Area: All areas
www.mmbnt.org                                                        Nexus offers three residential programs: Adult Women
Mother’s Milk Bank - Drop off Depot                                  (women ages 18 and up admitting into residential treatment
Hours: 8:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 7:00PM - Monday                 without children), Pregnant and Parenting Women with
and Tuesday; 7:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 6:00PM                    Children (women ages 18 and up admitting into residential
- Wednesday; 8:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 5:00PM -                  treatment with up to three children under the age of 12), and
Thursday                                                             Adolescents (teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 17
Eligibility: Breast milk donors must contact the Milk Bank           seeking substance abuse treatment for themselves. We can
The Milk Depot is designed to give milk donors a convenient          accommodate pregnant adolescents as well as adolescents
place to drop off milk that will be collected by the Mother’s        with children). We have licensed childcare center on campus
Milk Bank of North Texas, located in Fort Worth. Women               where children receive care while their mom is in treatment
wishing to donate breast milk should first contact the bank          during the day. Within all treatment programs we offer coun-
in order to sign up. The contact number is (817)810-0071 or          seling and case management, life skills training, STD/HIV
1(866)810-0071. Please visit the website for more information.
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testing and education, psychiatric services, family therapy         Opening Doors Immigration Services
and education, and parenting classes.                               2200 N. Bell Ave. Denton, TX 76209
                                                                    (940)382-0096 Fax (940)861-0466
North Texas Youth Connection                                        www.odisdenton.org
P.O. Box 1625                                                       Hours: Walk-in’s only: 7:00AM - 9:00PM - Monday and
Sherman, TX 75090                                                   9:00AM - 12:00PM - Saturday; Appointments only and
(903)893-4717 Fax (903)868-2260                                     phone calls: 9:00AM - 6:00PM - Tuesday and Wednesday
www.ntxyouthconnection.org                                          Eligibility: Contact agency for eligibility requirements
STAR Family Connection                                              Fees: Vary, contact agency
1602 E. Lamar St. Sherman, TX 75090                                 Service Area: Denton, Tarrant, Collin, Dallas, Wise, Cooke
Hours: 8:00AM - 8:00PM - Monday - Thursday; 8:00AM -                and all surrounding counties
5:00PM - Friday                                                     ODIS only provides services for family based permanent
Eligibility: Youth ages 0-17 (and their family) when under-         immigrant petitions and applications, with the exceptions of
going crisis or family conflict                                     renewal of green cards, researching old temporary residents
Service Area: Grayson, Cooke, Fannin, Lamar, Hunt, Mon-             and finding their applications or petitions from long ago, or
tague, Wise, Archer, Clay, and Wichita counties                     for those who never received their cards. We also provide as-
A free counseling program for the families of youth ages 0-17       sistance with Self Petitions which consist of VAWA (Violence
who are running away, truant, experiencing family conflict or       Against Women Act) and Religious Workers. In order to de-
committing delinquent offenses but not on formal probation.         termine your eligibility and qualifications, a counselor must
Family Counseling, Lifeskills groups for youth to learn skills      go over your situation. ODIS does not discriminate based
such as anger management, communication, decision mak-              on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability
ing, self-esteem and similar lessons. Parent Support groups         in selection of cases we accept. Participants are selected by
for parents to gain support and skills to strengthen their abili-   eligibility of USCIS benefits, and if they qualify for family
ties. Universal Child Abuse Prevention to increase knowl-           legal immigration services offered by ODIS. When you come
edge and awareness of child maltreatment and to promote             to the office, you will first be asked to fill out some informa-
positive parenting.                                                 tion forms. All information is completely confidential. ODIS
Emergency Youth Shelter                                             office visits can be paid with personal check or cash and is to
1(800) 568-7776                                                     be paid prior to receiving a consultation with a counselor. We
Hours: 24-hour crisis hotline                                       consider each client to be a partner in completing their case.
Eligibility: Youth ages 10-17 who are homeless, abused,             We provide our legal knowledge of immigration laws and
runaway                                                             procedures while you provide us with your history and locate
Fees: Case by case basis                                            and copy all documents needed.
Service Area: North Texas/Grayson County
The 14-bed temporary shelter for males and females ages             Our Daily Bread
10-17 provides runaway, homeless and abused youth with a            300 W. Oak Street
safe place to stay until they can be reunited with their family     Denton, TX 76201
or an alternative living arrangement can be secured. Discov-        (940)382-5604
ery is our copyrighted summer program for youth residing            (940) 387-3897
in the emergency shelter. In this program, the daily schedule       Hours: 12:00PM - 1:30PM - Monday - Friday
is enmeshed with fun enrichment activities and experiential         Service Area: Denton
learning, include arts and crafts, tours, field trips, games,       Provides nutritious meals for clients, provides transporta-
group discussions, community service projects and guest             tion support to medical appointments and job interviews,
speakers.                                                           facilitate job search support, provides information on crucial
                                                                    services available through other agencies, provides telephone
Northwest Christian Community Services                              accessibility, blood pressure checks and limited medical refer-
108 Pecan Street                                                    ral assistance. Provide seasonal clothing in winter and limited
Roanoke, TX 76262                                                   essential hygiene supplies.
(817)491-4451
Hours: 9:00AM - 2:00PM - Monday - Wednesday                         Pastoral Counseling and Education Center
Service Area: Northwest Independent School District                 4525 Lemmon Ave., Suite 200
Provides food, commodities, clothing, household items and           Dallas, TX 75219
some utility assistance. Donations are accepted.                    (214)526-4525 Fax (214)520-6468 (800) 340-7557
                                                                    www.pcec-counseling.org
                                                                    Hours: By appointment
                                                                    Service Area: Allen, Arlington, Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas,
                                                                    Duncanville, Flower Mound, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney,
                                                                    Mesquite, Plano and Richardson
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The Center provides outreach to anyone in need including           Provides physical fitness program, educational and recre-
individuals, couples and families. Offers counseling on issues     ational activities, health and social services and noon meals
such as mending relationships, surviving divorce, dealing          through the cooperative efforts of SPAN and various commu-
with anxiety, depression, grief and the trauma of emotional,       nity organizations. Contributions requested but not required.
physical or sexual abuse as well as those caught in the tragedy    Advance reservations necessary for meal services.
of alcoholism and substance abuse.
                                                                   Pinnacle Home Health
PediPlace                                                          1001 Cross Timbers Road, Suite 2270
502 S. Old Orchard Lane, Ste. 126                                  Flower Mound, TX 75028
Lewisville, TX 75067                                               (972)691-3131 Fax (972)691-3151
(972)436-7962 Fax (972)353-5780                                    www.pinnaclehomehealth.net
www.pediplace.org                                                  Provides full-service home health serving DFW and sur-
Hours: 8:00AM - 8:00PM - Monday and Wednesday;                     rounding counties. Specializing in senior wellness and
8:00AM - 6:00PM - Tuesday and Thursday; 8:00AM - 4:00PM            fall prevention. Locally owned and operated home health
- Friday; 9:00AM - 1:00PM - Saturday                               agency that provided customized home strength and condi-
Eligibility: 0-18 years old, Medicaid, CHIP, and uninsured         tioning programs as well as physical, occupational and speech
Service Area: Denton and surrounding counties                      therapy.
Pediatric health care facility that provides treatment of acute
illness, treatment and management of chronic illness, well         Planned Parenthood
child visits, vaccinations, referrals for special care, hearing    2436 S. IH - 35 Ste. 340
aids, vision screening, parent and child health education.         Denton, TX 76205
                                                                   (940)891-0737 Fax (940)891-3421
People’s Clinic of Denton County                                   Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM - Monday and Tuesday;
505 S. Locust Street                                               9:00AM - 5:00PM - Wednesday - Friday; 9:00AM - 2:00PM -
Denton, TX 76201                                                   Saturday
(940)387-2020 Fax (940)387-2453                                    Service Area: Denton
Hours: 7:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday; 8:00AM - 5:00PM                   Provides confidential, high quality, low cost health care
- Tuesday; 10:00AM - 7:00PM - Wednesday; 8:00AM -                  services to Denton County residents. Free annual exams for
5:00PM - Thursday; 8:00AM - 4:00PM - Friday                        women 40 and older. Also provides mammograms and tubal
Eligibility: All ages, low income Denton county residents          and vasectomy programs to patients.
Fees: Sliding fee scale based on income
Service Area: Denton County                                        Prazim Ministries
Provides primary health care treatment for children and            P.O. Box 550
adults. The clinic takes Medicaid and offers a sliding fee         Aubrey, TX 76227
schedule for those with low income. Patients are seen by ap-       (940)365-2450
pointment only. Bilingual staff is available.                      www.prazim.org
                                                                   Service Area: Aubrey, Pilot Point and Krugerville
Physicians Referral/Health Link                                    Provides basic supplemental needs such as food, clothing,
(800)336-0304                                                      furniture, etc
Service Area: Denton and surrounding counties
Referrals made to members of the Denton County Indepen-            Primary Care Clinic of North Texas
dent Physicians Association for persons living in Denton and       376 W. Main Street, Ste. F
surrounding areas.                                                 Lewisville, TX 75057
                                                                   (972)221-6005 Fax (972)221-6039
Pilot Point Goodfellows                                            (972) 221-6009
1189 S. Hwy 377                                                    www.primarycareclinic.org
Pilot Point, TX 76258                                              Hours: 1:00PM - 5:00PM - Monday and Tuesday;
(940)686-3014                                                      8:30AM - 12:30PM - Wednesday - Saturday
Service Area: North East Denton County                             Eligibility: Over 12 years with no insurance.
Assistance includes food, clothing, prescriptions and utilities.   Fees: Office visit $30, call for service fees
To apply, call for an appointment.                                 Service Area: All of North Texas
                                                                   Provides blood tests, pap smear, screening for hepatitis, HIV,
Pilot Point Senior Center                                          cholesterol, PSA, etc and referrals.
310 S. Washington
Pilot Point, TX 76258
(940)686-2639 Fax (940)382-2224

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Progress for Disability Services, Inc.                           Eligibility: Students who qualify for special education, ESL
1103 Edinburg                                                    or learning differences, services K-12th grades
Denton, TX 76209                                                 Vary Students (K-12th grades) who are in public/private/
(940)382-2637                                                    home schooled environments and who qualify for Special
Eligibility: People with disabilities                            Education, ESL or Section 504 (learning differences not
Serves people with disabilities by providing durable equip-      severe enough to qualify for SE) services. We will read text-
ment as needed, i.e. walkers, shower chairs, quadcanes, etc.     books, literature and outside reading assignments for those
The equipment is donated by community residents and              students.
given to the disabled persons for their use. The organization    Recorded Books - Adults
interfaces with other community agencies to make the home        (800) 871-7668
accessible for people with disabilities by installing ramps,     Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
railings, grab bars or other needs. All staff are volunteers.    Anyone who is unable to read or hold printed material
Provides information and referral services the disabled          Adults who are print impaired may request a book be sent
person may need and assists in completing forms for services,    from the catalog of over 3700 titles we have ‘in house’ or
if needed. The service is open to all people with disabilities   request that we read a book for them. All services are free of
regardless of income or disability. All information concerning   charge and the listener may keep the recording.
the client is confidential.                                      NTRB - A Radio Reading Service
                                                                 Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Promising Partners                                               Eligibility: Anyone who is unable to read or hold printed
Mailing address: 325 Anita Avenue                                material
Keller, TX 76248                                                 Service Area: 50-70 mile radius from our Cedar Hill tower
(817)851-4771                                                    Fees: Radio units are provided free of charge to anyone
Metro (817) 267-3731 ext 2631                                    who is certified by a physician or social worker to be print
www.promisingpartners.org                                        impaired. Services are free of charge but we do ask that the
Eligibility: Teen parents                                        radio be returned to the agency should the listener no longer
Promising Partners mission is to empower teen parents by         need it. Programming consists of local, state and national
providing social and emotional support for the comple-           newspapers, magazines and serialized books, several self-help
tion of high school and opportunities for further education,     shows (i.e. Cooking the Dark, The Blind Handyman, etc.),
ultimately changing their destiny by breaking the cycle of       travel, jazz, and a myriad of other segments. We broadcast
poverty and welfare.                                             24/7, 365 days per year.

REACH of Denton                                                  ReadyStart
405 S. Elm, Ste. 202                                             1208 Bentoaks Crt.
Denton, TX 76201                                                 Denton, TX 76210
(940)383-1062 Fax (940)383-2742                                  (469)385-4900 Fax (469)385-2982
www.reachcils.org                                                www.itipnt.org
Adjustment to Disability Support Group                           Early Childhood Intervention - ECI
Hours: 1:30PM - 3:30PM - Tuesday, June through September         Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM - Monday - Friday; evening ap-
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities                       pointments available upon request
Service Area: Denton and surrounding counties                    Eligibility: Any child birth to 3 years who is experiencing
Provides group counseling with a licensed professional           developmental delay or disability
counselor.                                                       Fees: Sliding fee scale based on income
                                                                 Service Area: Denton, Wise Counties and Plano ISD
General Support Group
                                                                 Provides physical occupational and speech language thera-
Hours: 1:00PM - 2:00PM - Wednesday
                                                                 pies, developmental services, nutrition services, screening
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities
                                                                 and assessment, family support and counseling, transition
Service Area: Denton and surrounding counties
                                                                 services at age 3, assistive technology and vision and hearing
Provides support in group setting, contact for more informa-
                                                                 services.
tion or visit website.
                                                                 Riding Unlimited, Inc.
Reading and Radio Resource
                                                                 9168 T.N. Skiles Rd.
2007 Randall
                                                                 Ponder, TX 76259
Dallas, TX 75201
                                                                 (940)479-2016 Fax (940)479-2018
(214)871-7668 Fax (214)871-7669
                                                                 www.ridingunlimited.org
www.readingresource.org
                                                                 Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM - Tuesday - Saturday
Recorded Books - Kids                                            Eligibility: Participants be at least 3 years of age
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                         Fees: 10 week session: $300; 5 week: $150; sliding scale
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scholarship available.                                             RSVP mobilizes adults 55 and over to address community
Service Area: North Texas area                                     needs by volunteering at non-profit agencies, governmental
Riding Unlimited is a NARHA Premier Accredited Center.             entities and health care facilities.
Classes are taught by NARHA certified instructors that
develop and follow lesson plans designed to benefit the            The Salvation Army, Denton Corps
participants. Trained horse leaders and sidewalkers volunteer      1508 E. McKinney
their time to insure the safety of our riders. Riding Unlim-       Denton, TX 76209
ited’s theraputic horsemanship riding and carriage driving         (940)566-3800 Fax (940)898-1731
programs are dedicated to enabling North Texas disabled            www.salvationarmysouth.org
community by enhancing their physical, social, educational
                                                                   Social Services
and emotional abilities. Building strength, courage and confi-
                                                                   Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM - Monday - Friday
dence is what the program is all about. Our name exemplifies
                                                                   Eligibility: Meets government poverty guidelines
the ultimate goal for any rider - encouragment to pursue their
                                                                   Service Area: Denton County
own unique ability. Program goals: Theraputic Riding is based
                                                                   Provides services for individuals and families in need of
on individual needs. Goals may include improvement in
                                                                   food, assistance paying utilities and rent, clothing, household
muscle tone, range of motion, rhythm, muscle strength, bal-
                                                                   furnishing, inter-city transportation and referral services. To
ance, and coordination. Riding and carriage driving instruc-
                                                                   qualify you must provide an award letter (S.S., S.S.S., TANF,
tion goals may inlcude improvement in attention span, spatial
                                                                   F.S.), proof of income/expense, social security card for each
relations, sensory awareness, sequential performance and
                                                                   member of family, Denton County current photo identifica-
reasoning skills. Horsemanship skills that may be developed
                                                                   tion.
include cantering, posting, carriage driving, and stable man-
agement. Riders may participate in demonstrations, competi-        Emergency Lodging and Meals
tions, and Special Olympics Equestrian events at the local         Hours: Open everyday at 5:00PM for shelter
and state level.                                                   Eligibility: Homeless; must have photo identification
                                                                   Service Area: Denton County
Roanoke Food Pantry                                                Provides emergency lodging and meals for transients, home-
                                                                   less families, and dislocated individuals provided at The
108 Pecan Street                                                   Salvation Army shelter.
Roanoke, TX 76262
                                                                   Weekly Personal Development Programs
(817)491-4451
                                                                   2801 North Elm
Provides staple food supplies to families/individuals who
                                                                   Denton, TX 76201
are in an emergency situation. The center accepts donations
                                                                   Service Area: Denton County
of food and contributions of money, which is used to buy
                                                                   Children and adult group programs that provide educational,
needed commodities.
                                                                   spiritual, and social development: Sunday School 10:00AM -
                                                                   Sunday; Women’s Group 6:00PM - Monday (ages 16 and up);
Rosemont at Pecan Creek
                                                                   Boy’s Adventure Corps 6:00PM - Tuesday (ages 6-18); Girl
3500 E. McKinney Street                                            Guards 6:00PM - Tuesday (ages 13-18); Sunbeams 6:00Pm -
Denton, TX 76209                                                   Tuesday (ages 6-12).
(940)383-9400 Fax (940)891-2991                                    Seasonal Local Services and Programs
www.southwesthousing.com                                           Eligibility: Meets government poverty guidelines
Service Area: Denton                                               Service Area: Denton County
Southwest Housing, Inc. provides social, educational and           Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving day at 11:00AM
recreational services to residents in contracted affordable        - 2:00PM; Christmas, Christmas Clearing Bureau, Toys/
housing communities. The local family program is housed            Clothing and Holiday Food Assistance: applications taken in
at Rosemont at Pecan Creek. The after-school enrichment/           October and November, please provide award letter, proof
tutoring program operates Monday - Friday from 3:30pm to           of income/expense, social security for each family member,
5:30pm and is free to the residents. Please visit the website or   Denton County current identification and meet government
contact Rosemont at Pecan Creek for more information.              poverty guidelines; Vacation Bible School following year end
                                                                   school; Summer Camp for Boy’s Adventure, Girl Guards and
R.S.V.P. (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)                        Sunbeams in June, July and August.
Denton County                                                      Disaster Response
1400 Crescent St., Ste. #3                                         Hours: As needed when a disaster occurs
Denton, TX 76201                                                   Service Area: Denton County
(940)383-1508 Fax (940)387-0862                                    When an entire community or regional area is devastated by
(972) 221-9663 Lewisville                                          an earthquake, tornado, flood, or hurricane, The Salvation
www.rsvpserves.org                                                 Army moves quickly into action at the local, divisional, ter-
Eligibility: Adults 55 and older                                   ritorial, an even national level if needed.
Service Area: Denton County
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S.C.O.R.E (Counselors to America’s Small Business)                  Singing Oaks Church of Christ Benevolence Ministry
5646 Milton Street-Meadows Building, Ste. #303                      Hours: Food Pantry 3:00PM - 5:00PM - Tuesday and Thurs-
Dallas, TX 75206                                                    day; Clothing Room 8:30AM - 11:30 AM - Tuesday
(214)987-9491 Fax (214)987-9279                                     Fees: Amount of assistance varies by family size
www.dallas-score-22.org                                             Service Area: North section of Denton County
Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM - Monday - Friday; 9:00AM -                  Provides nonperishable and some frozen meats and veg-
12:00PM - Saturday by appointment only                              etables. Clothing is free but limited to 4 pieces per household.
SCORE offers free and confidential small business advice            Provides prescription drug assistance for routine medical
and training to help individuals build their business from the      treatment. Bicycles for the homeless upon availability. Refer-
initial idea to the start up success. Please visit the website or   ence materials for GED and ESL studies through DISD.
contact the office for more information.
                                                                    Social Security Administration
Shady Shores Apartments                                             2201 Colorado Blvd.
401 N. Shady Shores                                                 Denton, TX 76205
Lake Dallas, TX 75065                                               (940)387-4504 Fax (940)566-9056
(940)497-4844 Fax (940)497-4844                                     Toll free 1-800 772-1213 TTY (940) 484-0806
Eligibility: Low income families and those with disabilities        www.ssa.gov
Service Area: Denton County                                         Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM - Monday - Friday
Provides affordable housing for low income families, the            Eligibility: Anyone needing Social Security services or as-
handicapped and disabled                                            sistance
                                                                    Service Area: Denton and Wise County
Sharp Focus Centers, LLP                                            Assists residents of Denton and Wise Counties in filing for
                                                                    retirement, survivor, disability and Medicare benefits. Assists
1204 Bent Oaks, Ste. 100                                            in establishing eligibility for Supplemental Security Income
Denton, TX 76210                                                    benefits for the aged, blind, and disabled. Helps anyone
(940)381-5010 Fax (940)380-4030                                     secure a Social Security number or to make changes on an
(888)757-4277                                                       existing number.
Sharp Focus Center for Counseling, Education and Meditation
Service Area: Denton County                                         Solutions of North Texas
Offers an Anger Management Program, Children’s Divorce
                                                                    1522 N. Ruddell
Coping Groups, Chemical Abuse Resistance Education Class
                                                                    Denton, TX 76209
(both in English and Spanish), play therapy, substance abuse
                                                                    (214)325-1148 Fax (940)239-4839
evaluation for the Department of Transportation (Federal,
                                                                    (214) 325-4603
State and Local) and counseling for all ages regarding addic-
                                                                    www.solutionsofnorthtexas.com
tions, parenting, anxiety, depression, and blended families.
                                                                    Hours: 24 hours/7 days
Also offers meditation for services for all types of dispute. Se
                                                                    Eligibility: Men and women 18 and older recovering from
habla Espanol.
                                                                    substance abuse
                                                                    Fees: $700/month
The Shepard’s Storehouse
                                                                    Service Area: This location serves Denton County
1189 South Hwy 377                                                  All aspects of transitional services include: assistance obtain-
Pilot Point, TX 76258                                               ing social services, discharge planning, employment counsel-
(940)686-2620                                                       ing, assistance in locating housing or alternate placement
(940) 391-3682                                                      (detox, treatment), job training, life skills training, 12 step
Hours: 8:30AM - 12:00PM - Monday, Wednesday and Fri-                recovery support, mentoring. 90 day commitment, and can
day; phone answered 24 hours                                        stay up to nine months
Eligibility: Anyone in legitimate need
Service Area: Pilot Point, Tioga, Aubrey, Krugerville, Green        Southwestern Diabetic Foundation
Valley, Lincoln Parks, Providence, and Savannah
                                                                    10687 FM 678
We consider all needs, only medical, food, utilities, clothing
                                                                    Whitesboro, TX 76273
and gasoline. Please contact for more information.
                                                                    (940)665-2011 Fax (940)665-9467
                                                                    www.campsweeney.org
Singing Oaks Church of Christ
                                                                    Camp Sweeney
101 Cardinal Drive                                                  Hours: Agency: 8:30AM - 5:30PM - Monday - Friday;
Denton, TX 76209                                                    Camp Sweeney - Summer: 8:00AM - 7:30PM
(940)387-4355 Fax (940)382-9596                                     Eligibility: Ages 6-18 who have diabetes
www.singingoaks.org                                                 Fees: Camp fees and medical fees

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Assists children with diabetes acquire the principles of dia-      or a staff person will pick up the unit. SPAN installs an Emer-
betic management necessary to prevent both long term and           gency Response System in the individual’s home using an
short term complications. Inpatient Rehabilitation: including      existing telephone jack. SPAN will respond to any problems
diabetes education, nutrition education, and the develop-          the individual encounters with the system. Actual monitor-
ment of blood glucose management and injection skills.             ing of the system and response to activation in an emergency
                                                                   is provided by the response system company, at this time the
SPAN (Special Programs for Aging Needs)                            Lifeline company.
1800 Malone                                                        Benefits Counseling
Denton, TX 76201                                                   Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00 PM - Monday - Friday
(940)382-2224 Fax (940)383-8433                                    Eligibility: Any age, but usually 60+
www.span-transit.org                                               Service Area: Denton County
Meals on Wheels                                                    This service helps individuals entitled to benefits that they
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00 PM - Monday - Friday                          do not receive apply for the benefits. Individuals wanting to
Eligibility: Age 60+, homebound                                    enroll in the Medicare Prescription Drug program receive
Fees: Ask for a $1.50 donation for each meal                       help in determining which plan best meets their needs and
Service Area: Denton County                                        the enrollment process. Basic budgeting training is offered.
A hot nutritious noon meal is delivered to homebound               Organization of financial records is provided and is followed
clients M-F and if desired, 2 meals for the weekend are deliv-     up on a monthly basis. Monthly bill paying/check writing
ered with the Thursday or Friday meals.                            for individuals with disabilities, macular degeneration, is also
                                                                   available.
Transportation
Hours: 6:00AM - 6:00PM - Monday - Friday                           Senior Paws (Supplemental Pet Food Program)
Eligibility: Age 60+, veterans, individuals with disabilities      Eligibility: Individuals in our Meals on Wheels program
and the general public                                             Service Area: Denton County
Fees: Seniors, 60+ $1.25 each way; individuals with dis-           Supplemental pet food is delivered by SPAN volunteers to
abilities - $1.75 each way; Veterans that have been approved       the residence of a current Meals on Wheels consumer once
by the Veterans Clinic receive free transportation to the VA       a month.
hospitals in Dallas and Fort Worth; general public - $2.50         Volunteer Program
Service Area: Denton County                                        Fees: Varies
SPAN provides Demand Response transportation in wheel-             Eligibility: Age 18 and older
chair lift equipped buses. Reservations for rides must be          Service Area: Denton County
made a minimum of 24 hours in advance; 2 days in advance           Volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels, organize pet food de-
is better. Service is door to door. Drivers cannot help carry      liveries, work as Senior Helpers, volunteer with Senior Pals,
groceries or other items for the consumer. Trips can be for        help with special events and administrative activities.
any purpose, i.e. visiting a friend, doctor’s appointment, shop-
ping.                                                              Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Center
Family Caregiver Support                                           1960 Post Oak Drive
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00 PM - Monday - Friday                          Corinth, TX 76210
Eligibility: Anyone who is an informal caregiver (not a paid       (940)321-6161 Fax (940)497-4434 (940) 497-2946
caregiver) taking care of someone 60+                              www.spirithorsetherapy.com
Service Area: Denton County                                        Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Each support group has an educational section and a sharing        Eligibility: All who will benefit from therapeutic riding
section. Seminars and conferences have workshops where             Service Area: Denton and 9 other surrounding counties
participants can gain useful information about topics that are     Provides free therapeutic riding lessons to children and
applicable to their caregiving situation. A Resource Library       adults who fit into one of several programs: Disabilities, At
is available at the SPAN office. Information can be picked up      Risk Youth, Drug Rehab, Battered Women and Children who
there or if requested, received through the mail.                  are victims of abuse. Please contact or visit the website for
Emergency Response Program                                         more information.
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00 PM - Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Any age, but usually 60+.                             State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Services
Fees: $25 - Installation and $25 per month                         PO Box 12487
Service Area: Denton County                                        Austin, TX 78701
Individuals do not purchase the response system from SPAN;         (800)252-9690
they pay a monthly fee for the service. There is no specified      www.texasbar.com
length of time the individual must use the system. If their        Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
situation changes and they no longer need the service, they        Service Area: Statewide
notify our office and the service is discontinued. Either a        We refer clients to lawyers, based on their legal need and
family member or friend returns the response unit to SPAN          geographic location. The attorneys we refer to will charge
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no more than $20 for the initial 30-minute consultation, and       Sullivan Senior Center
their normal fees after that. No referral for pro bono or free     200 Bolivar
lawyers.                                                           Sanger, TX 76266
                                                                   (940)458-3128
StarCare Home Health                                               Eligibility: 50 years of age or older
520 South US Hwy 377                                               Provides recreational, physical, and educational programs to
Pilot Point, TX 76258                                              persons over 50 years of age. Some of the programs offered
(940)686-5540 Fax (940)686-2506                                    include help with income tax forms, filling Medicare papers,
Toll free (800) 201-1440                                           dance classes, ceramic classes, computer training, and health
Service Area: Sanger area, Northern Denton County and              checks. Monthly newsletters are also available by contacting
the Northwestern corner of Collin County                           the office.
StarCare Home Health is the branch office of Denton Home
Health Care. It is non-profit religious affiliated organization    Texas-Denton County Cooperative Extension
accredited by AJCAHO and is a Medicare/Medicaid certified          306 N. Loop 288, Ste. 222
home health care agency. StarCare provides in home care to         Denton, TX 76209
individuals under a physicians order or through private pay        (940)349-2880 Fax (940)349-2881
services.                                                          www.denton-tx.tamu.edu
                                                                   Service Area: Denton County
Street Outreach                                                    The Texas Cooperative Extension is the informal education
129 Harmon Road                                                    branch of the Texas A & M University system offering edu-
Hurst, TX 76053                                                    cational programs and support materials in the areas. Family
(817)569-5760        TTY (800) 735-2989                            and Consumer Sciences cover the areas of parenting, child
Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM - Monday - Friday                           development, budgeting, diabetes education, health, nutri-
Eligibility: Anyone                                                tion, food safety, and food protection management. Agricul-
Service Area: Tarrant, Denton, Wise, Jack, Montague and            tural education includes livestock, horse, crops and forages
other surrounding counties                                         and pesticide safety. Horticulture includes control and iden-
Street Outreach is a branch of the Mental Health Mental            tification of insects and pest, landscaping, turf-grasses and
Retardation of Tarrant county under the Substance Abuse            fruits and nuts. 4-H and youth development activities include
Division. If offers HIV education to individuals and compa-        leadership development, livestock and home economics
nies in service counties. Street Outreach offers free HIV test-    projects, camps, tours, workshops, etc. Leadership develop-
ing using the OraQuick Rapid Response and/or OraQuick              ment for youth and adults are focused in 4-H clubs, Exten-
Advanced HIV 1 and 2 Antibody test. The results can be             sion Master Volunteer Programs, Extension Program Council
confirmed in about 30 minutes. Promotes HIV education              and Extension Education Clubs. All materials and programs
as well as a wide range of health related topics are provided      are free.
to schools, universities, jails, probation facilities, churches,
communities and companies about HIV and/or substance is-           Texas Department of Assistance and Rehabilitative Services
sues. Screening and referrals for Billy Gregory and Pine Street    6500 Greenville Ave., Ste. 250
Recovery Center are also made for substance treatment.             Dallas, TX 75206
                                                                   (214)378-2600 Fax (214)378-2630
Substance Abuse Resource Center                                    (800) 687-7017
1800 Chestnut                                                      www.dars.state.tx.us
Denton, TX 76203                                                   Division for Blind Services
(940)565-2333                                                      Eligibility: Visually impaired individuals
www.unt.edu                                                        Service Area: Denton and surrounding areas
Eligibility: Enrolled UNT students                                 Provides vocational rehabilitation and employment assis-
Service Area: Denton County                                        tance services to visually impaired persons, with emphasis
One of SARC’s primary goals is to help students who are ex-        on placement services for legally and totally blind people in
periencing problems associated with the misuse of alcohol or       competitive employment. Child services include counseling
other drugs. Student assistance include support groups and         and guidance for families and other support services. Train-
individual counseling and education. SARC is responsible           ing is provided in areas of home management and indepen-
not only for helping students with existing issues regarding       dent living.
their drug and alcohol abuse, but also to create a safer campus
atmosphere through student services. Drug and Alcohol Edu-         Texas Department of Assistance and Rehabilitation Services
cation Coalition, Extended Classroom Experience, internship        116 E. Prairie
and practicum opportunities.                                       Denton, TX 76201
                                                                   (940)384-7901 Fax (940)384-7917
                                                                   (800) 687-6544
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www.dars.state.tx.us                                             who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but still can’t af-
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities                       ford to buy insurance.
Rehabilitation provided for persons with disabilities that are
handicap to employment. Vocational assessment, counseling        Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
and guidance job training and placements, and physical res-      2222 Welborn Street
toration and prosthetic appliances provided. Some services       Dallas, TX 75219
are based on financial need.                                     (214)559-5000        (800) 421-1121
                                                                 Patient Access (210) 559-7477
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services               www.tsrhc.org
1112 Dallas Drive                                                Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s
Denton, TX 76205                                                 leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic con-
(940)387-8544                                                    ditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning
www.dfps.state.tx.us                                             disabilities. There is no charge for treatment at the hospital,
Eligibility: Families                                            and admission if open to Texas children from birth to 18
Denton Investigates allegations of child abuse or neglect in-    years of age. For application information, call Patient Access.
volving Denton County. Provides ongoing services to families
and children of abuse or neglect in their own home. Provides     Texas Social Services
social and rehabilitative services to children that have been    3530 Forest Lane, Ste. 83
placed in substitute care as a result of abuse or neglect. For   Dallas, TX 75234
emergency after hours and on weekends, call local law en-        (972)838-5798
forcement.                                                       www.texassocialservices.org
Foster Care and Adoption                                         Counseling for Children and Adults
Child Cre Information (800)862-5252                              Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 - Monday - Friday
Abuse in MHMR Facilities (800)647-7418                           Eligibility: Low income/no income individuals on Medicaid
Call abuse Hotline at (800)252-5400                              or Value Options or who have private insurance
                                                                 Fees: No fees if client has Medicaid or NorthStare
Texas Department of Health Services                              Service Area: Bell, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman,
1301 S. Bowen Rd., Ste. 200                                      Hunt, Navarro, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties
Arlington, TX 76013                                              Our licensed therapists provide counseling to children
(817)264-4624 Regional Office Fax (940)591-6254                  and adults ranging in age from 3-65. We accept Medicaid,
3612 E. McKinney                                                 NorthStar, Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Hori-
Denton, TX 76209                                                 zon Health. Our clients are seen in schools, satellite offices,
(940)591-6214 Denton Office                                      and homes. We counsel issues including depression, anger
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)                  management, poor peer relations, poor classroom behavior,
Eligibility: Children with special health care needs             aggression, out past curfew or stealing, Legal issues, and
A state agency that provides and oversees coverage for           violation of rules.
medical care, prescriptions, and equipment for children with
special health care needs up to 21 years of age or with Cystic   Texas Workforce Commission
Fibrosis at any age. Case management services are available to   1300 Teasley
any family with a child with special health care needs.          Denton, TX 76205
                                                                 (940)382-6712
                                                                 North Central Texas Workforce
Texas Health and Human Service Commission                        Eligibility: Individuals needing job referral/placement
3612 E. McKinneyDenton, TX 76209                                 Provides job referral/placement services and employment
(940)383-2371                                                    counseling for veterans, disabled workers, parolees, proba-
www.hhsc.state.tx.us                                             tioners, older workers, and other special applicant groups.
Provides support services for low-income families includ-        Utilizes a statewide computerized job-matching system
ing food stamps, TANIF, Medicaid and nursing home care           which provides information on job listings and childcare
through Medicaid assistance in locating food, clothing and       referrals. Accept and administer claims for unemployment
dental care for children. They make referrals to appropriate     insurance benefits and provide labor market information and
agencies when additional services are needed. Additional         related data.
services include protective services provided for aged and       North Texas Human Resource Group
disabled adults and Childcare licensing.                         www.jobsfirst.com
TexCare Partnership - CHIP                                       Special consideration for the handicapped, elderly, public of-
(800)647-6558 TexCare                                            fenders and other special populations with impairments.
Provides affordable health insurance coverage for children,
newborn through 18 years of age. This is designed for families
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The Colony Senior Center                                          Service Area: Denton
5151 N. Colony Blvd.                                              Child and adult speech and language evaluation and therapy.
The Colony, TX 75056                                              Child and adult hearing evaluation and auditory therapy.
(972)624-2246                                                     Child and adult dysphagia (deviant swelling) evaluation and
Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 50                            therapy: infant specialization. Child and adult accent reduc-
Provide recreational, physical and educational programs to        tion. Located in room 806 in the Multipurpose Classroom
anyone over the age of 50 and their spouses regardless of age.    Building (MCL), please call for appointments.

TWU-Counseling and Family Development Center                      United Cerebral Palsy of Greater DFW
TWU Denton - Human Development Building #114                      8802 Harry Hines Blvd.
(940)898-2600 Fax (940)898-2676                                   Dallas, TX 75235
www.twu.edu/cope/famsci                                           (214)351-2500 Fax (214)351-2610
Counseling and Family Therapy Clinic                              www.ucpdallas.org
Eligibility: Individuals, children and families                   IMPACT
Fees: Fees are assessed                                           Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM - Monday - Friday
Provides counseling to individuals, couples and families          Eligibility: Adults over the age of 18 who have disabilities
including play therapy for children and therapy with adoles-      and are unable to participate in a work program
cents and adults who are experiencing personal or relation-       Fees: Services are available on a private pay basis for clients
ship difficulties. Groups are provided for children and adults.   not enrolled in a Medicaid waiver program.
Fees are on a sliding scale based on gross family income and      Service Area: Greater Metroplex
family size.                                                      Provides daily opportunities for adults with disabilities who
                                                                  are 18 and older to participate in individualized goal setting,
TWU-Dental Hygiene Clinic                                         life skills education, personal growth training, and recreation
TWU Denton -MCL Building- First floor                             and leisure interests in their community.
Denton, TX 76204                                                  Removing Limits Through Technology
(940)898-2888 Fax (940)898-4896                                   Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
http://twu.edu/hs/dh/clinic.asp                                   Eligibility: Anyone with a disability
Hours: Call for appointment                                       Fees: here is no charge for hands on demonstration
Eligibility: 13 years or older                                    Service Area: Greater Metroplex
Fees: Vary, call for information                                  The programs pairs people with disabilities with assistive
Service Area: Denton and the surrounding areas                    devices that allow them greater independence. Services in-
Offers teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealant, plaque        clude evaluating each client for appropriate AT equipment,/
control and full mouth X-rays to students and residents of        software, demonstrating possible devices and assisting clients
Denton and the surrounding areas. Services are offered at         in selecting the most appropriate device, referring the client
a reduced cost because students provide them in a learning        for financial assistance or alternative resources for securing
situation. Keep in mind these appointments are up to 4 hours      the device if needed, coordinating the training of each client
in length. Anyone who schedules an appointment must be            in using their new device, following up with clients to ensure
able to return if necessary to complete treatment.                that their device is still useful and that they continue to use
                                                                  the device properly. Please make an appointment for hands
TWU - Helping Hands                                               on demonstration.
PO Box 425379                                                     Children’s Services
Denton, TX 76204                                                  Hours: 8:30AM - 12:30PM - Monday - Thursday
(940)898-3593 Fax (940)898-3621                                   Eligibility: Children with disabilities, ages 3-6 years old.
(940) 898-3626                                                    Fees: Fee based on sliding scale
www.twu.edu                                                       Service Area: Greater Metroplex
                                                                  Licensed preschool and skills development and on-site physi-
Helping Hands
                                                                  cal, occupational and speech therapy
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday
Denton and some surrounding areas We offer volunteers to          Home and Community-based Support
the community for various projects during the academic year.      Eligibility: People with disabilities and a primary diagnosis
                                                                  of mental retardation
TWU-Speech and Hearing Clinic                                     Service Area: Greater Metroplex
                                                                  A Medicaid waiver program that provides a variety of ser-
PO Box 425737                                                     vices such as case management. Nursing, supported home
Denton, TX 76201-5737                                             living, foster care, occupational therapy, physical therapy,
(940)898-2285 Fax (940)898-2070                                   speech therapy, and dietary services.
www.twu.edu
                                                                  Group Home Program
Eligibility: Individuals with communication disorders
                                                                  Eligibility: People with disabilities and a primary diagnosis
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of mental retardation                                               Counseling and Human Development Center
Service Area: Greater Metroplex                                     Hours: Monday - Friday by appointment only
Intermediate Care Facilities and HCS group homes provide            Eligibility: Individuals, children and families
24-hour assistance in a family style residential setting. Servic-   Fees: Based on sliding scale
es include individualized assistance and training in personal       Service Area: North Texas
care, money management and community inclusion.                     Provides counseling for North Texas residents. Counseling
                                                                    includes individual (adult and adolescent), couples, marriage,
University Behavioral Health Denton                                 family and play therapy for children.
2026 W. University Dr.                                              P.O. Box 310829 Denton, TX 76203
Denton, TX 76201
(940)320-8109 Fax (940)320-8109                                     UNT-Counseling and Testing Center
Hospital (940) 320-8100                                             UNT Chestnut Hall #311
www.ubhdenton.com                                                   P.O. Boxn 310968 Denton, TX 76203
Hours: 24 Hours                                                     (940)565-2741 Fax (940)565-2094
UBH is a full service behavioral health and chemical hospi-         www.unt.edu/cat/
tal offering inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization and       Hours: Call for appointment
intensive outpatient services for children starting at the age of   Eligibility: UNT Students only
5 and adults. University Behavioral Health Denton takes any         Fees: Paid for by student fees
type of insurance.                                                  Personal and vocational counseling for UNT students. Up
                                                                    to 8 sessions. Counseling on Monday through Friday by ap-
United Way of Denton County                                         pointment only.
625 Dallas Dr., Ste. 525
Denton, TX 76205                                                    UNT-Psychology Clinic
(940)566-5851 Fax (940)898-8976                                     Mailing address: P.O. Box 311280
www.unitedwaydenton.org                                             Denton, TX 76203
community@unitedwaydenton.org                                       (940)565-2631 Fax (940)369-8672
Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                            www.psyc.unt.edu
Eligibility: Anyone                                                 Fees: Based on a sliding scale
Service Areas: Denton and surrounding counties                      Fees: Dallas/Ft. Worth/Denton Metropolitan area
Identifies needs, raises and distributes funds for health and       Provides confidential individual, marriage and family therapy,
human service organizations providing preventative, rehabili-       play therapy and group therapy to anyone in the DFW/
tative, emergency and quality of life service for Denton Coun-      Denton area. Intellectual evaluation, personality evaluations,
ty. Provides agency development and management assistance           neuropsychological evaluations and vocational evaluations
training for non-profit organizations. Also offers information      are available.
and referrals within the county, a directory of those services
and an Online Volunteer Center.                                     UNT-Neurotherapy Program
                                                                    P.O. Box 311456
UNT-Child and Family Resource Clinic                                Denton, TX 76203
1180 Union Circle                                                   (940)565-3241 Fax (940)565-3960
Denton, TX 76203                                                    www.unt.edu/neurotherapy
(940)565-2066 Fax (940)565-2330                                     DRSWA Neurotherapy Lab
www.coe.unt.edu/cfr-clinic/                                         410 Ave. C, Chilton Hall, Ste. 134
Counseling Program, College of Education                            Denton, TX 76201
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM - Monday - Friday                            Eligiblity: UNT students
Eligibility: Adults with bachelor’s degree seeking master’s         Provides mental health services for UNT students.
in counseling; adults with master’s degree seeking Ph.D. in
counseling                                                          UNT-Speech and Hearing Center
Fees: Current UNT tuition and fees                                  PO Box 305010
Undergrads seeking a master’s degree in counseling leading          Denton, TX 76203
to certified school counselor or Licensed Professional Coun-        (940)565-2262 Fax (940)565-4058 (940)369-7325 TTY
selor; graduate students seeking Ph.D. in counseling                www.sphs.unt.edu
                                                                    Eligibility: Individuals with communication disorders
UNT-Counseling and Human Development Center                         Service Areas: Denton and surrounding areas
UNT - 1400 Highland, Stovall Hall #155                              Serves individuals with communication disorders in Den-
P.O. Box 310829 Denton, TX 76203                                    ton and surrounding areas. Provides audiology and speech
(940)565-2970 Fax (940)565-2905                                     language pathology services, complete hearing evaluations
http://counseling.unt.edu/
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(including newborn hearing evaluations), hearing aid and as-       VA North Texas Health Care System
sistive listening device dispensing, assessment and treatment      2223 Colorado
of articulation and language disorders. treatment program for      Denton, TX 76205
adults with communication disorders due to stroke, pre-            (940)213-4100
school program for children with language delay, specialized       www.va.gov
assessment clinics (voice clinic, computer assisted communi-
                                                                   Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
cation technology clinic, cochlear implant clinic) and parent/
                                                                   Service Area: Denton
caregiver programs.
                                                                   Inpatient and outpatient alcohol treatment. Includes acute
                                                                   rehabilitation services, occupational therapy, and vocational
UNT-Student Support Services - Discovery
                                                                   counseling.
UNT Highland Hall, Room 201                                        Comprehensive Homeless Center
Denton, TX 76203                                                   Service Area: Denton
(940)565-4754 Fax (940)565-2089                                    Provides a wide range of services within a continuum of care
www.coe.unt.edu/trio                                               to homeless veterans who have medical and psychiatric prob-
Eligibility: Enrolled UNT students that meet criteria              lems. The programs within the Center are Health Care for
Service Area: Denton County                                        Homeless Veterans, VS Supported Housing, the Homeless
Group tutoring and counseling activities offered to enrolled       Domiciliary and the Compensated Work Therapy Program.
UNT students to increase retention and graduation rate of
                                                                   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Program
participants. Students must meet federal low income criteria,
                                                                   Service Areas: Denton
first generation college student criteria, or have a disability.
                                                                   Outpatient services for veterans with PTSD, including indi-
                                                                   vidual and group psychotherapy.
UNT-Talent Search
PO Box 310888                                                      Vehicle Access Network (V.A.N.)
Denton, TX 76203
                                                                   P.O. Box 305144
(940)565-2090
                                                                   Denton, TX 76203
www.coe.unt.edu/ts
                                                                   (940)243-4496
Eligibility: Students in grades 6-12
                                                                   Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities
Service Area: Denton County
                                                                   Service Area: Denton
Motivates and encourages students in grades 6th-12th to
                                                                   V.A.N. is dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities
continue their education through high school and into col-
                                                                   who have vehicle and/or transportation needs. Offers assis-
lege. Provides counseling and assistance with the comple-
                                                                   tance in acquiring vehicle lifts and other modifications.
tion of all forms required for admission into post-secondary
educational program and for obtaining financial aid.
                                                                   Vision Ministries
UNT-Upward Bound                                                   107 Maple
                                                                   Denton, TX 76201
P.O. Box 310888
                                                                   (940)387-8230
Denton, TX 76203
                                                                   www.dentonbible.org
(940)565-4186 Fax (940)565-2090
                                                                   Service Area: Denton
(940) 565-2089 (940) 565-2089
                                                                   Emergency assistance to individuals provided by commu-
www.unt.edu
                                                                   nity outreach program. Provides clothing, household items,
Eligibility: Low income students
                                                                   hygiene items and emergency food when available through
Service Area: Denton
                                                                   donations. Client assessment through home visits. No finan-
Provides assistance to low income students for the purpose of
                                                                   cial assistance is available.
completing high school and enrolling in college.
                                                                   Volunteer Connections
UNT - Volunteer Center
                                                                   625 Dallas Dr., Ste. 525
P.O. Box 305069
                                                                   Denton, TX 76205
Denton, TX 76203
                                                                   www.unitedwaydenton.org
(940)565-3021
                                                                   webpage and click the “Volunteer Opportunities” link.
www.cps.unt.edu/volunteer
Eligibility: UNT students, staff and faculty
                                                                   Volunteer Program of DISD
Service Area: Denton
Provides opportunities for UNT Students, staff, and faculty        1307 N. Locust
to improve the quality of life through volunteer service. The      Denton, TX 76203
Volunteer Center supports, promotes, and fosters volunteer-        (940)369-0005
ism at the University of North Texas by serving the full range     Service Area: Denton
of the volunteer community.                                        Volunteers work in DISD school libraries, classrooms, of-
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fices, workrooms, and with computers: assisting librarians,
teachers, students or office staff. Orientation and training
provided. Guest speakers are welcome at every school to
share a craft, hobby, occupation, or travel experience. Other
volunteer opportunities include home-helpers who work on
craft items, cut letters, or tape record in their home.

Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource
400 N. Loop 288, Ste. B
Denton, TX 76209
(940)383-4494 Fax (940)381-6977
www.dentonprc.org
Hours: 10:00AM - 2:00PM - Monday - Wednesday;
10:00AM - 7:00PM - Thursday; 10:00AM - 2:00PM - Friday
Eligibility: All/Women of child bearing age
Service Area: Denton County
Provides pregnancy testing and verification, information and
education on abortion, adoption and pregnancy, abortion
recovery, prenatal/parenting education.

Youth and Family Counseling
601 Cross Timbers
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972)724-2005 Fax (972)539-0403
www.youthandfamilycounseling.com
Community Psychological Health Care
Hours: 9:00AM - 9:00PM - Monday - Thursday; 9:00AM -
4:00PM - Friday
Fees: Sliding scale fees
Service Area: Denton County
Provides family therapy, parenting skills, marital or couples
therapy, depression, anxiety disorders, blended and family
issues, single parent issues, family of origin issues, adolescent
development issues, job related stress, substance or alcohol
abuse recovery, and grief therapy.




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                                                                   HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Attorney General (Child Support Division) ................................................................................................................................................. 972-339-3100
Animal Control for the City of Denton .......................................................................................................................................................... 940-349-7594
Animal Control for Denton County ................................................................................................................................................................ 940-349-1600
Breaved Parents of North Texas ........................................................................................................................................................................ 940-387-1074
Child Protective Service ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-387-8544
City of Argyle............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 940-464-7273
City of Aubrey .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-440-9343
City of Corinth ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-497-4145
City of Denton.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-349-8200
City of Justin.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 940-648-2541
City of Krugerville .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 940-365-5833
City of Krum ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 940-482-3491
City of Lake Dallas .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 940-497-2226
City of Lewisville ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 972-219-3400
City of Pilot Point .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-686-2165
City of Ponder .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-479-2396
City of Sanger ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-458-7930
City of Tioga .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 940-437-2351
Dallas Tenant Association/Housing Crisis Center..................................................................................................................................... 214-828-4244
Denton Chamber of Commerce ....................................................................................................................................................................... 940-382-9693
Denton County Juvenile Probation .................................................................................................................................................................. 940-349-2400
Denton Independent School District.............................................................................................................................................................. 940-369-0000
Denton Public Library .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-349-2840
Denton Record Chronicle ................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-387-3811
Department of Family Protective Services.................................................................................................................................................... 940-591-6279
Fire Marshall/Emergency Management ........................................................................................................................................................ 940-349-2840
Lewisville Chamber of Commerce .................................................................................................................................................................. 972-436-9571
Lewisville Public Library ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 972-219-3570
Mayor/City Council of Denton ......................................................................................................................................................................... 940-349-7717
North Central Texas College .............................................................................................................................................................................. 940-498-6282
North Texas State Fairgrounds .......................................................................................................................................................................... 940-387-2632
Texas Department of Public Safety .................................................................................................................................................................. 940-484-6666
Texas Woman’s University ................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-898-2000
Time and Temperature ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-387-0212
United Way of Denton County, Inc ................................................................................................................................................................. 940-566-5851
University of North Texas .................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-565-2000
United State Post Office ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-387-8555
Voters Registration ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 940-349-3200
                        POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Argyle Police              Denton Police                Little Elm Police
PO Box 609                 601 East Hickory             100 El Dorado West
Argyle, TX 76226           Denton, TX 76201             Little Elm, TX 75068
940-464-7254               940-349-8181                 214-975-0460


Aubrey Police              Double Oak Police            Pilot Point Police
107 S. Main St.            320 Waketon                  Box 158
Aubrey, TX 76227           Double Oak, TX 75077         Pilot Point, TX 76258
940-365-2601               972539-9464                  940-686-2165


Bridgeport Police          Flower Mound Police          Ponder Police
812 Halsell                4150 Kirkpatrick Lane        PO Box 297
Bridgeport, TX 76206       Flower Mound, TX 75028       Ponder, TX 76259
940-683-3430               972-539-0525                 940-479-2396


Carrollton Police          Highland Village Police      Sanger Police
2025 E. Jackson Rd.        1000 Highland Village Rd.    PO Box 578
Carrollton, TX 75006       Highland Village, TX 75077   Sanger, TX 76266
972-466-3333               972-317-6551                 940-458-7444


The Colony Police          Justin Police                TWU Police
5151 N. Colongy Blve.      Box 578                      Box 22867
The Colony, TX 75056       Justin, TX 76249             Denton, TX 76204
972-625-1887               940-648-2541                 940-898-2911


Corinth Police             Krum Police                  UNT Police
2003 S. Corinth St.        PO Box 217                   902 Avenue E
Corinth, TX 76210          Krum, TX 76249               Denton, TX 76203
940-498-2017               940-482-3171                 940-565-3000


Cross Roads Police         Lake Dallas Police
PO Box 368                 PO Box 368
Aubrey, TX 76227           Lake Dallas, TX 75065
940-365-2601               940-497-2228


Decatur Police             Lewisville Police
1601 S. State St.          PO Box 299002
Decatur, TX 76234          Lewisville, TX 75029
940-627-1500               972-219-3600
                                                  HOTLINES AND TOLL FREE NUMBERS

Children
Abuse Hotline .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-252-5400

Child Care Information Hotline........................................................................................................................................................................ 800-862-5252

Immunization Hotline .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-252-9152

Safe Riders (Infant Car Seats) Hotline ............................................................................................................................................................ 800-252-8255

National Missing/Exploited Children............................................................................................................................................................. 800-843-5678

Attorney General Child Support Services .................................................................................................................................................... 800-252-8014

SIDS Alliance ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-221-7437



Youth
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children ................................................................................................................................... 800-843-5678

Run Away Hotline................................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-392-3352

Texas Run Away Hotline ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 888-580-4357

Texas Youth Hotline............................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-210-2278



Seniors
Aging (60+ Hotline) ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-252-9240

Office of Attorney General Elder Law ............................................................................................................................................................ 800-806-2092

Long Term Care Hotline ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-458-9858

Legal Hotline for Older Texasn.......................................................................................................................................................................... 800-622-2520



Health & Disabled
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 800-782-4747

American Diabets Association .......................................................................................................................................................................... 800-342-2383

American Parkinson Disease Association..................................................................................................................................................... 800-908-2732

Cancer Information Hotline ............................................................................................................................................................................... 800-422-6237

Deaf Services ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 800-332-3873

Division of Blind Services (DARS) ................................................................................................................................................................... 800-628-5115

Family Health Service Information & Referral ............................................................................................................................................ 800-442-2956

HIV/AIDS Hotline................................................................................................................................................................................................. 800-299-2437

Infectious Disease Hotline .................................................................................................................................................................................. 800-252-8239

National Alzheimer’s Association .................................................................................................................................................................... 800-272-3900
                                                  HOTLINES AND TOLL FREE NUMBERS

Miscellaneous
Abuse/Neglect Report Hotline ......................................................................................................................................................................... 800-252-5400

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline............................................................................................................................................................................. 800-832-9623

Drug Abuse Hotline............................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-662-4357

Crime Victim’s Compensation ........................................................................................................................................................................... 800-983-9933

Family Violence ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-374-4673

Injured Worker’s Hotline ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-252-7031

Lawyer Referral Service........................................................................................................................................................................................ 800-252-9690

Legal Hotline ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 800-777-3247

Literacy Hotline....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-441-7323

National Alcohol/Drug Referral ....................................................................................................................................................................... 800-454-8966

National Center for Victims of Crime Hotline ............................................................................................................................................ 800-394-2255

National Domestice Violence Hotline ............................................................................................................................................................ 800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline ....................................................................................................................................................................... 800-656-4673

Tele-Care Crisis Team ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 866-260-8000

TWC Employer Hotline....................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-832-9394

TWC Unemployment Insurance Hotline ..................................................................................................................................................... 800-558-8321
                                                                                    SUPPORT GROUPS


ADD Support Group............................................................................................................................................................................................. 940-565-1818

AIDS Services of North Texas ........................................................................................................................................................................... 940-381-1501

Alcoholics Anonymous ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 940-566-9989

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 800-782-4747

Alzheimer’s Caregivers ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-566-0902

Alzheimer Foundation.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 214-540-2420

American Cancer Society .................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-227-3345

Ann’s Haven Hospice/VNA ................................................................................................................................................................................ 940-349-5900

Bereaved Parents of North Texas ...................................................................................................................................................................... 940-321-3302

Bulimia/Anorexia Peer Group ........................................................................................................................................................................... 940-382-9965

Compassionate Friens, Inc. ................................................................................................................................................................................. 214-402-1252

Counseling Center of Denton ............................................................................................................................................................................ 940-382-5328

Denton County MHMR ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-381-5000

Denton County Health Department ............................................................................................................................................................... 940-349-2900

Denton Regional Medical Center ..................................................................................................................................................................... 940-384-3535

Diabetes ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-349-2900

Families Anonymous ...........................................................................................................................................................940-382-4605 or 940-383-2204

Friends of the Family ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 940-382-7273

La Leche League of Denton ................................................................................................................................................................................ 940-383-5769

Medical Center of Lewisville .............................................................................................................................................................................. 972-420-1000

Mothers of Multiples ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 972-242-0300

Narcotics Anonymous .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 800-711-6375

North Texas Down Syndrome ........................................................................................................................................................................... 940-566-3939

Overeaters Anonymous ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 940-891-0683

Planned Parenthood of North Texas ............................................................................................................................................................... 972-434-2686

Presbyterian Hospital of Denton....................................................................................................................................................................... 940-898-7000

Tough Love-Denton .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 972-558-1726

Women to Women Pregancy Resource Center .......................................................................................................................................... 940-383-4494
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