Helping Lake Highlands Directory
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.
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.
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.
Lake Highlands is home to a large number of non-profits that are truly impacting the lives of those living in Lake Highlands and the neighboring communities. However, not everyone that needs help knows where to find it and not everyone that wants to help knows how to provide it. This is why we created Helping Lake Highlands. To help connect those who need help with those who can provide help.
Connecting Those in Need
The mission of Helping Lake Highlands is to help those in need find the resources they need in order to get the help they need to make a better life for themselves and their families.
Connecting Those That Want to Help
Another one of our initiatives is to provide information about how YOU can help! We live in a caring community looking for opportunities to volunteer and provide financial support. We want to be able to highlight volunteer opportunities available within Lake Highland’s non-profit community and to promote events and fundraisers being held in our community.
If you have a need or want to help, visit the Helping Lake Highlands Directory.
Dallas, TX 75243
We must create a dynamic environment that attracts residents as well as businesses. If we want change, then we must support our local businesses now. As a community, we must create growth in our local business market. To restart a growth in the Lake Highlands business market, we have formed the Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce. Our marketing campaign is centered around the message that “Lake Highlands is open for business.” We are here for our local businesses to help create a stronger business market.
P.O. Box 38011
Dallas, TX 75238
Who We Are
The Lake Highlands Women's League has been serving the Lake Highlands community since 1969. We currently have 100 active members and over 200 sustaining members. During the years the Lake Highlands Women's League has raised and distributed an impressive amount of money to some very worthy causes. The accumulated total of funds donated in college scholarships to Lake Highland seniors is over $1,687,000.00. The funds disbursed to other community organizations, school and capital projects is over $830,000.00, making our grand total of funds distributed over the last 46 years over $2,517,000.00! We are proud of our organization and the contribution we have made to the Lake Highlands community.
Who is Eligible to be a Member
Our membership is open to women who live within the Lake Highlands High School attendance boundaries as defined by the RISD. All prospective members must be sponsored by an active member of Lake Highlands Women's League.
What We Do in the Neighborhood
Our membership is committed to volunteerism and meeting the needs of our community. Each active member volunteers at least four times per year at one or more of our many service projects provided each year, returning over 800 service hours to our neighborhood. These opportunities range from mentoring/tutoring students in area schools to providing lunch and entertainment to volunteering in a free clinic to shelving books at the neighborhood school library.
The entire membership also is involved in our " Home Tour, Bazaar and Luncheon, which is held the first Friday in December. This is our only fundraiser, the "kickoff" to the Christmas season, and a wonderful neighborhood event! Last year approximately $180,000.00 was disbursed from LHWL for local student scholarships and community projects. For more information about our Home Tour, click on "Holiday in the Highlands".
Mama Chicken’s Kitchen is an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and exists with one goal in mind:
Getting food, clothing and helpful supplies directly
to the homeless on the streets of Dallas. 100% of everything donated is taken downtown and handed directly to homeless people.
The organization is named in honor of Jane “Mama Chicken” McMahon, who cared deeply about the less fortunate. Mama is close to our hearts as we make a small difference in the lives of people living on the streets of our city.
Donations may include, but are not limited to:
– Canned food, fresh fruits
– Clothing, supplies, reusable bottles for water
– Gift cards for Subway, etc.
– Anything that would help someone on the
– streets. Get creative!
P.O. Box 601562
Dallas, Texas 75360
Mommies In Need: Providing Childcare to Sick Mommies
Mommies In Need provides in-home childcare to stay-at-home parents going through a health crisis. We not only fund nannies for sick moms, but also provide them with someone who is vetted, background checked, CPR certified, and experienced in dealing with situations when a parent is suddenly ill. All completely free of charge to the families.
Past and Current families with their nannies at the Mommies In Need Family Playdate
As much as possible we send the same nanny to the same family for the entire duration of their contract with us (up to six months) and can help on a full-time or part-time basis. We also build community around these moms by encouraging the nannies to schedule play dates with each other, and by hosting all-family get-togethers with our past and present families and our nannies. These events are a chance for the kids to see the nanny that cared for them, and for our moms further down the recovery path to mentor those mommies who are currently in the worst of it.
In our first two years of operation, we have gone from having one nanny helping one family to having 3 or more nannies at a time working with multiple families and being able to proudly say that we have helped 14 families in Dallas with almost 6,000 hours of childcare! Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us give live-changing aid to these amazing moms.