REFERRAL/NEWCOMER SERVICES

Information and Referral Service. 747-3711. Sponsored by the United Way, this service specializes in health, counseling, welfare, financial aid, and recreation services. Also, there’s the Information and Referral Center of Piano, 422-1850.

Newcomers’ Club of Greater Dallas. 243-1350. Shirley Scott, president. Social club with monthly luncheon, monthly coffee for new members, bridge, cooking groups, area tours, and a theater group, among other activities, Membership fee $15 per year; includes a newsletter.

North Dallas Newcomers Club. 596-3922. Lynn Rawald, prospective members’ chair. Social club with 280 members, offering some 20 different activities, including luncheons, bridge, golf, and programs about the area. Regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.

Dallas County Medical Society. 948-3622. 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-Fort Worth Hospital Council. 550-1262. This agency will advise you of the hospital nearest you and the various services area hospitals offer.

Dallas County Dental Society. 386-5741. A free dental referral service that is available from 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday.

Lawyer Referral Service. 979-9090. Sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association, this service can arrange an appointment for $20 per 30-minute consultation.

Roommate Registry. 701-8697, This agency helps match roommates in the Dallas area.

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