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Information and Referral Service. 747-3711 (Dallas). First Call for Help Referral. (817) 336-8757 (Tarrant). Sponsored through the United Way, these services specialize in health, counseling, welfare, financial aid, and recreation services. Also, the Information and Referral Center of Piano, 422 -1850.

Circles of Concern is a handbook for parents that is produced by parents of students in the Episcopal. Greenhill, Hockaday. and St. Mark’s schools. The handbook deals with such issues as self-esteem, adolescence and peer pressure, anxiety and depression, suicide, substance abuse, sexual responsibility, sexually-transmitted diseases, and street sense for teenagers. The coalition of parents who have put together this handbook also offers Adolescent Substance Abuse/Resource Directory,an information and referral guide of area services that deal with substance abuse. Both pamphlets are available by writing Circles of Concern, P.O. Box 515832, Dallas 75251-5832. The handbook is X5 for a single copy, $3.50 each for 25-200 copies, and $2.50 each for more than 200 copies; the resource directory is $2.50 for a single copy; $2 each for 25-200 copies, and $1 each for more than 200 copies.

Area Agency on Aging. 741-5244 (Dallas); (817) 335-3473 (Tarrant). A 24-hour telephone service that links persons at least 60 years old with social services in Dallas and Tan-ant counties.

Association for Retarded Citizens. 634-9810 (Dallas); (817) 831-0572 (Tarrant). An advocacy organization for children and adults with mental retardation. Offers a respite program of temporary care for families with mentally retarded members (Dallas only), information and referral services, and continuing education.

Dallas County Medical Society. 948-3622. Tarrant County Medical Society. (817) 732-2825. Callers are given the names of doctors in their area. The society can also provide the credentials (training, certifications, and age) of member doctors.

Dallas County Podiatry Society. 521-9221. Referral service and information on podiatric (foot) care.

Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council. 550-1262. This service will advise you of the hospital nearest you and the various services area hospitals offer.

Dental Referral Service (Dallas). 526-3435 or (metro) 263-5880. This service refers dentists in your location.

Fort Worth District Dental Society. (817) 336-3693. Callers are given the names of several dentists in their area.

Lawyer Referral Service. 979 9090. Sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association, this service can arrange an appointment for 520 per 30-minute consultation. Under the (817) area code: Lawyer Referral Service of Arlington Bar Association. 277 3113; Lawyer Referral Service of Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Association, 334 1436; Lawyer Referral Service of Northeast Tar-rant County Bar Association, 870 9801.

Roommate Registry. 238 7666. This ser-vice helps match roommates in the Dallas area.

Volunteer Center of Dallas. 744 1194. The center recruits and refers volunteers for about 450 civic, cultural, and human-needs organizations. It lists about 1.500 volunteer jobs.

Volunteer Center of Metropolitan Tarrant County. (817) 3364168 (Fort Worth); 284-8800, ext. 160 (North Richland Hills); 860-1613 (Arlington). The center recruits Tarrant County residents for volunteer services. It provides guidance and training for volunteer service staff members and offers record keeping and resource services on volunteerism.

Welcome Newcomer Service. 699-6364. This service acquaints newcomers to the Dallas area with what’s available (services, products, etc.) in their neighborhoods and the Metroplex. A representative will even make home visits.

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