Helping Lake Highlands Directory
To bring together at least 100 women who will contribute financially several times per year to local nonprofits to make a difference in Lake Highlands.
100 Women of Lake Highlands is a group of 100+ women who live in Lake Highlands and are passionate about the community. The women will gather two times in 2016 for a one-hour meeting, where members will hear from fellow members about three local nonprofits and their projects and/or immediate needs within the Lake Highlands community. Present members then vote to select one charity, then each member (present or non-present) will write a $100 check to that selected charity. This combined donation is intended to make a positive and meaningful impact in the community we live.
Dallas, TX 75238
Our vision is to break the cycle of fatherlessness in the Lake Highlands Community through Jesus Christ through the power of relationships.
We are a mentoring program that changes lives through investing in a relationship with a fatherless young man. We try to fulfill potential by equipping them with tools to help them succeed in education, in character, and in leadership. We do all of this while ministering to the heart of all who are affected by fatherlessness.
Because we view all patients as God’s children, Healing Hands Ministries strives to provide compassionate, accessible, quality care to all of its neighbors.
At Healing Hands Ministries, doctors and nurses make patients a priority to ensure the best of care. Patients can receive comprehensive medical and dental services including pediatric care, well-woman care, diabetes education, laboratory services, asthma education and rheumatology. Healing Hands collaborates with other community providers to coordinate referrals outside of its scope of in-house services, making sure that our patients receive the care they need. We also offer transportation for any appointment offered through our office.
List of Services Provided:
Behavioral Health NEW!
Care Navigation Referrals
Chronic Disease Management
Minor Surgical Procedures
Prescription Assistance Programs
Transportation Services NEW!
9660 Audelia Road
Dallas, TX. 75238
More than 23% of residents within a five mile radius of the Lake Highlands High School (just south of 635 and Skillman/Audelia RD. exit) are living near or below the national poverty level. Almost 17% of residents in this same area do not have a high school diploma or equivalency. Additionally, 16% of these residents struggle to read, write, speak or understand English. (source: NCTCOG). Pamper Lake Highlands wants to walk beside these residents and help them overcome this statistic.
Pamper Lake Highlands first addresses the vital need for access to diapers. An adequate supply of diapers (8-10 diapers per day) costs approximately $78 per month or more (source: Huggies Every Little Bottom study) and there are currently no government funded programs addressing this costly and fundamental necessity. Providing this necessity and creating this relationship opens the door for God to work through Pamper Lake Highlands in the form of its other programs, including:
Developing a closer relationship to the Lord, through small group Bible studies;
Furthering their education by taking GED, ESL or college classes;
Receiving counseling to improve over all emotional and mental health;
Nurturing a healthier parent-child relationship through parenting classes; and/or
Recovering from addictive behaviors through active participation in a recovery program.
One out of four of these impoverished families has at least one child below the age of five. Hence, a vital need for these families is access to diapers, as there are currently no government funded programs addressing this costly and fundamental necessity. Pamper Lake Highlands starts by addressing this basic need, while encouraging the families to actively work towards bettering their situation. As long as they are actively working the program, we are eager to continue providing our support. By assessing the Lake Highlands community through recent outreach events, we found that there is a strong interest in participating. There is a glaring need in the Lake Highlands community for help and hope.
Therefore, we feel led to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community, expanding Pamper Lake Highlands to reach more families.
Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential.
8610 Greenville Ave., Suite 125
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: 214-361-5896 Or 214-361-5896
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.
For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)
Dallas, Texas 75238
We’re a team of veterinarians and animal advocates. We all love animals and it is very important to us that each of the orphans in our care has a second chance to find a permanent home. We do our best to ensure that all of our adoptees are healthy and well socialized, so you can concentrate on finding the ideal new addition to your family. There are many fine animal rescue organizations, both public and private, in the Dallas Fort Worth area. It takes the efforts of all of these groups, working together, to make an impact on the serious problems we currently have with abandoned animals.
The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is an affiliate of the National Exchange Club. The original purpose of “Exchange,” which continues today, was to create grass roots organizations for the exchange of ideas leading to community involvement and enhancement in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. This objective has been refined over the years to focus on the prevention of child abuse and a broad array of youth service, citizenship programs and community services, including the area schools and Family Compass.
The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands meets every Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10110 Shoreview Dr., Dallas, TX 75238.
Our Activities and Accomplishments
• Over the past 5 years, we have awarded over $500,000 in college scholarships to Lake Highlands students who demonstrate both need and achievement; scholarships are either funded by the Club or privately donated and administered by the Club. In the past 12 years, the Exchange Club has awarded over $1,000,000 in college scholarships.
• Leadership and financial support of the Dallas Child Abuse Prevention Center.
• Youth of the Month and Youth of the Year Awards – Recognition of Lake Highlands High School graduating seniors, along with their parents and mentoring teachers, who have excelled in academics, leadership and school and community service.
• Monthly “Character Counts” Award in recognition of Lake Highlands High School young men and women, as well as their parents and mentoring teachers, who display strong character traits as a vital part of their daily routine, whether at school or in the community.
• A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award to graduating seniors of Lake Highlands High School who have faced adversity during their school career and have accepted the challenge by overcoming the adversity(s) and have made themselves into a positive force within their community(s).
• Young Citizens Awards presented annually to deserving elementary school and junior high students.
• Teacher of the Year Awards, which include public recognition and cash honoraria, rotated on a three-year cycle among the elementary schools, junior high schools, freshman center and high school within the Lake Highlands Attendance Zone of the RISD.
• Quarterly recognition of outstanding Police Officers and Fire Fighters who are serving the Lake Highlands community.
• Quarterly recognition of a person from within the Lake Highlands community who has/is serving their community in a very positive manner yet without much fanfare, i.e., is an “Unsung Hero”.
• Provide tutors/mentors for elementary, junior high and high school students in the Lake Highlands attendance zone.
• Provide emergency clothing, medical and dental funds to assist area children and their families through trying, unexpected emergencies.
• Provide Freedom Shrines at area educational and social institutions that display many of the fundamental documents of our democratic heritage.
• Sponsor, manage and coordinate community events such as the Lake Highlands’ Independence Day Parade and Carnival, Lake Highlands Oktoberfest, Lake Highlands Community “Safe Halloween” Carnival, Lake Highlands Evening of Jazz Under the Stars, and a Christmas Gift Program for families-in-need.
Connect with us!
Friday morning at 7:00 a.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall,
10110 Shoreview Dr.
Dallas, TX 75238
4210 Junius Street
Dallas, Texas 75246
Collin County Administrative Office
2205 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75074
Who We Are
Family Compass is a non-profit agency that believes that every child has the fundamental right to a healthy family and environment, the opportunity to succeed in school and the capacity to experience life without violence. The mission of Family Compass is to build healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect. This is accomplished through our two home mentoring programs and our community education program for families that have elevated risk for child abuse and reside in the poorest communities throughout Dallas and Collin County.
What We Do
All of our programs follow evidence-based curriculums, are voluntary and are free of charge. Our staff works directly with parents and children in their homes and communities to:
Provide families with community referrals and access to resources.
Work through hands-on parenting activities aimed at helping parents better understand and interact with their children.
Coach and model effective parenting techniques.
Educate through parenting classes.
Host parent support groups.
Since inception, Family Compass has served over 44,000 children and parents in North Texas. In 2015 alone, we served 1,669 parents and children. The success of our work is shown through our results, some examples of which are:
93% of families we served were not referred to Child Protective Services
80% of parents served remained in school or retained employment
All of our primary programs are nationally accredited.
Our agency was established in 1992 under the name "Child Abuse Prevention Center" as a result of escalating incidents of child abuse and a lack of services focused on primary prevention. The agency was founded by more than 400 Dallas Exchange Club members in an effort to prevent child abuse and bring hope to communities throughout North Texas.
In 2012, we celebrated our 20th anniversary and changed our name to Family Compass. In November, 2014 we merged Family Outreach Richardson-Plano (FORP), a 41-year old non-profit with a similar mission, into our fold. The merged organization provides child abuse prevention services in both Dallas and Collin Counties and operates under the Family Compass name.
FEEDING BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT
Feed Lake Highlands (FLH) serves the Lake Highlands Community by feeding the body, mind, and spirit of its inhabitants. We focus specifically on those who live on a fixed, limited and low incomes.
We believe that hunger is a community problem and requires a community solution. We partner with the North Texas Food Bank, Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, the Lake Highlands YMCA and Lake Highlands Residents to fight hunger and feed hope to Lake Highlands residents struggling with poverty and hunger on many levels.
Feeding the Body
Food insecurity has a ripple effect in our community. The effects of which are felt well beyond the person experiencing pangs of hunger. A hungry child is more susceptible to illness and, as a result, misses more school and learns at a slower pace. Increased illness and mental lethargy or distraction due to hunger impact the entire classroom and in the end, all students are affected.
The food distribution program provides supplemental groceries to registered clients on a monthly basis. As of February 2016, we serve 92 households (225 individuals) and provide them 27 lbs of healthy food per person monthly.
Feeding the Mind
The Homework Club serves at-risk students from kindergarten through fifth grade. With the help of our volunteers, students work to improve their basic reading and math skills. We currently tutor and mentor 33 students from Skyview, Thurgood Marshall, and Wallace Schools.
Feed Lake Highlands, in conjunction with the Lake Highlands YMCA, also offers healthy life style classes. A doctor referral program for children identified as pre-diabetic called Get Up and Go and a class designed for the Hispanic community called Salsa, Sabor y Salud.
Feeding the Spirit
FLH was born from a ministry of Lake Highlands United Methodist Church. Clients of our programs recieve information about the New Room Community Church, a campus of LHUMC located in the New Room Community Center.
We offer two summer camp experiences to children and youth involved with our programs. A week at Kids Across America (KAA), or Pine Cove Camp in the City offers a safe place that empowers children living in difficult circumstances to experience love and learn more about themselves.
381 Casa Linda Plaza
Dallas, TX 75218
Our Mission: For the Love of the Lake is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of White Rock Lake Park as an urban oasis.
Our Vision: To ensure those who enjoy White Rock Lake Park actively engage in service to maintain the environment for future generations.