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Where the Money Goes: How 16 Churches Help the Needy

By D Magazine |

Highland Park Presbyterian: Asian Team Ministry (at-risk Southeast Asian teens), Roving Stewpot, Clothes Closet, Sudie Williams Elementary (tutoring). Voice of Hope, Washington Street Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Prison Fellowships Project Angel Tree, , International Students Ministry, Millier School, GDCC Summer Feeding, Fair Park Friendship Center, Mi Escuelita (preschool readiness for Spanish-speaking chil dren), Interfaith Housing Coalition, Dallas Can! Academy, Dallas Association for Decency, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Community Center.

Preston Hollow Presbyterian: Mi Escuelita, Washington Street Mission , Good Shepherd Community Center, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Day School (children with learning disabilities). Genesis Center, Refugee Family, North Dallas Shared Ministry, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, Way Back House (transition for ex-offenders), Presbyterian | Housing Program, The Stewpot, i Hunger Pantry & Outreach Closet, Grace Presbyterian Village, Meals on Wheels, Help Is Possible (substance abuse rehahilitation), Christmas Food Baskets, Adopt-A Family at Christmas, Caring and Sharing (making Christmas gifts for agencies and fuissions), Healing Wings (medical care for children).

Park Cities Baptist: Exodus, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, STEP Foundation, West Dallas Hispanic Mission, Laotian, Ethiopian, and Iranian congregation partners. North Dallas Shared Ministries, Feeding the Homeless. Alms for die Needy, Brother Bill’s Helping Hand (West Dallas ministry to needy), Summer Feeding, El Pueblo de Dios (clothes closet and food pantry). Crossover Ministries, Church on the Lot (food pantry in South Dallas).

First Baptist Church of Dallas: Dallas Life Foundation, Crisis Pregnancy Center (supported off budget), Trade School, Dallas Can! Academy, Exodus Ministry, CAPE Ministry (for single parent families), Dallas Youth Commission, People Helping People (city of Dallas program to refurbish homes), Prison. jail & Juvenile Ministry, Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, Inmate Discipleship Fellowship, Gainesville Stale School, Restitution Center (Dallas County program for transition out of prison), Ministry to Homebound/Agape Feast (twice a year feast for the homebound), M.A.N. (Meeting A Need, everything from bus repair to building wheelchair ramps), Arab Chapel, Agape Baptist Fellowship (Cameroonians), Brazilian Chapel, Calvary Chape! (Hispanics), El Buen Pastor (East Dallas Hispanic chapel, tutoring), Filipino Chapel, Good Shepherd (inner-city children, tutoring, computer training), Inner City Chapel, Dallas Life Foundation, Japanese Chapel, Laotian Chapel Meadow Gardens (youth programs, East Oak Cliff), Shalom Chapel (Russian-Jewish immigrants), Silent Friends (deaf ministry), Pecan Heights Chapel (Hispanic ministry), Lake June Chapel.

Prestonwood Baptist Church: STEP Foundation, City Missions, City Church (Saturday mornings), Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, The Christmas Store, To Dallas With Love, (multicultural Thanksgiving feast), Family Care Cards, Apartment Churches, Hispanic Church, Romanian Church, Korean Church, Pregnancy Center, Deaf Ministry, Prison Ministry, Career Opportunity Resource Program, Women In Need, Single Moms Expo.

Fellowship Bible Church of Dallas: Fair Park Friendship Center, Voice of Hope, Generations To Come (tutoring program), Love Fund (needs for homeless).

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal: Did not respond.

Lake Point Baptist, Rowiett: Helping Hands (interdenominational thrift store). Habitat for Humanity, Feeding the Homeless. Food Pantry, Financial Fitness Counseling Center, Stephen Ministry (crisis counseling), Baptist Cooperative Program, Buckner Children’s Home, Exodus (prison exit ministry), Boys Without Fathers.

Northwest Bible Church: Friendship Family (ministry to international students at DTS and UTD), Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Eagle Flight (ministry to teens in West Da/las), Bridging the Gap Retreat (West Dallas and church families spend weekend together), STEP Foundation Summer of Choice (Pinkston High School mentoring program), Wings of Mercy (shelter for battered women), Dallas Life Foundation, Union Gospel Mission, Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, West Dallas Bible Fellowship.

Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship: Union Gospel Mission, Family Outreach, Project Turnaround (mentoring for fatherless boys), GED Center, Business Incubator, Literacy Program for Adults, Job Placement, Village Oaks Apartment Complex (tutoring, thrift store, computer training, job placement), Summer Program for Students (life skills, food, Bible teaching), Food Pantry, Ministry for the Deaf, Financial Counseling, Counseling.

First United Methodist Church of Dallas: Food Pantry, Ministries to Homeless, SAW-Servants At Work (teams who do repairs and construction), Christmas Brunch for Those In Need, Resurrection Fund (temporary financial needs), AIDS Ministries, Partners In Education with Dallas Public Schools (includes tutoring at Travis Elementary School), Prison Ministries, Family Gateway, Wesley Rankin Center, Dallas Bethlehem Center, Agape Clinic (at Grace United Methodist Church), AIDS Interfaith, C.C. Young Nursing Home, Children’s Sabbath (ecumenical information mart), Golden Cross (medical bills at Methodist ’ Hospital).

Highland Park United Methodist: Did not respond.

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church: Stewpot, Meals on Wheels, North Dallas Shared Ministries, Promise House, Family Gateway, Community Care Fund, Trinity River Mission (after-school tutoring), Christmas Connection, [ail Ministry, Bethlehem Center, Wesley Rankin Center, Greater Dallas Community of Churches.

First Presbyterian Church of Dallas: Stewpot and related ministries, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Welcome House, Grace Presbyterian Village. Washington Street i Mission, Greater Dallas Community of Churches, Itasca Children’s Home, Good Shepherd.

Park Cities Presbyterian Church: Equest, Bryan’s House, Life Ministries (crisis pregnancy), Cedar Springs Project (mentoring, tutoring), Asian Ministry (Lao Sunday fellowship, after-school program, East Dallas Asian mission, summer day camp, youth program), Voice of Hope (tutoring, dental, medical). Aim For Success (sexual abstinence for teens), .Meals on Wheels, Dallas County Youth Village, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Dallas Habitat for Humanity, Fair Park Friendship Center, Generations to Come, I Have a Dream Foundation, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Ruff House Ministry (shelter for homeless), St. Vincent Center (food, furniture, and clothing in Oak Lawn), Union Gospel Mission, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Shepherding (shelter for those with unplanned pregnancies), Dallas Life Ministry, PCPC Life Ministries, Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, Don Dennis Prison Ministry (training and shepherding former inmates). Exodus (transitional housing, education, support for ex-offenders), Juvenile Detention Center. Way Back House (re-entry for ex-offenders).

Prestoncrest Church of Christ: Feeding the Homeless, Homes for the Homeless, JobNet (help for the unemployed), Christian Services of the Southwest (foster care for children), The Dallas Central Food Pantry, Five Children’s Homes, Dallas Work Camp (house refurbishing by youth), Dallas Jail Ministry, Young at Heart (needy senior citizens), Nursing Home Ministry.

King of Glory Lutheran Church: Meals on Wheels, North Dallas Shared Ministry, Richardson Network, Family Gateway, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Dallas Community of Churches, Dallas Area Interfaith, Oak Cliff Development, Lutheran Social Services.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas: Diocesan Ministries: Clergy hospitalization and pensions, Family Life Ministry, Missionary Catechists of the Poor, Jail Ministry, Hospital Ministry. Brady Center, Catholic Counseling Services, Immigration Counseling Services, Marillac Social Center, Migration and Refugee Services, St. Joseph Adolescent and Family Services, St. Joseph Residence, Housing Corporations. Catholic Education: High School Scholarships, Department of Education. ! Financially Needy Schools.

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