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Alcoholics Anonymous. 956-7333 (Dallas); (817) 332-3533 (Tarrant). A fellowship of alcoholic men and women who share their experiences with those who want to slop drinking. Members are available to counsel anyone who calls. AA is non-denominational and dedicated to the treatment of alcoholism.

American Red Cross. 871-2175 (Dallas County); (817) 732-4491 (Tarrant). Provides disaster aid along with services to military personnel, their families, and veterans, offers a wide variety of courses in CPR, first-aid, preparation for parenthood, babysitting skills, boating safety, swimming, and youth volunteer programs teaching leadership skills to youths ages 10 to 18.

Big Brothers and Sisters of Metropolitan Dallas. 871-0876. A non-profit organ ization that matches adults with children from single-parent families to form a one-to-one relationship. Age requirements: Boys 7-14; girls 6-15; adult volunteers must be at least 21. Additional chapters: Piano, 596-7420; Arlington, (817) 265-4777; Tarrant County, (817) 877-4277.

Child Abuse Hotline. 637-4020 (Dallas): (817) 335-4921 (Tarrant). For reporting child abuse and neglect to the Texas Department of Human Services.

Crime Prevention. 670-4427. The Dallas Police Department will show homeowners or businesses how to make their buildings burglar proof for free. It also offers programs on rape and assault prevention, neighborhood crime watch, and employee-crime prevention.

Dallas County Rape Crisis and Child Sexual Abuse Center. 521-1020. Provides therapy for rape victims and children who have been sexually abused. Will videotape sexual assault validation for children 12 or under so they won’t have to testify in court. Victims of Incest is a therapy group for teen-age sexual assault victims. Hotline staffed 24 hours. Services provided free to Dallas County residents.

Family Outreach Program. 231-6584. Funded through the Texas Department of Human Sen-ices, the program is a volunteer organization for the prevention of child abuse. Volunteers work with individual clients and a speakers bureau provides programs on teaching children the tools to prevent sexual abuse.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). 243-6633 (Dallas); (817) 293-3002 (Tarrant). A victim support group for those who have been injured or lost loved ones to drunk drivers. Also is an education and lobbying group. Although not associated with MADD, Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) has been organized at various local high schools.

Parents Without Partners. 350 0315 (Dallas); (817) 831-1132 (Tarrant), Single parents with children (custody not required) meet several times monthly for socializing and support. Parental status must be verified.

Rape Crisis Program/Tarrant County. (817) 335-7273. Counseling and medical aid is provided to rape victims 24 hours a day. Support groups for victims and full-time counseling services provided free to Tarrant County residents.

Suicide and Crisis Center. 828-1000 (Dallas). Suicide Crisis Intervention Hotline. (817) 336-3355 (Tarrant). Phones are staffed 24 hours with counselors trained in suicide prevention. Support groups and/or references are available for family and friends of suicide victims. Speaker bureaus offer presentations and community workshops to the public on suicide prevention.

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