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Basic Needs

Many times we run into situation where just being able to meet basic needs of us and our families seems out of reach.  Simple things like a place to live, transportation, and food can be a challenge when you are new out of custody, or out of work. 

Many public assistance programs and services are available through the state and local government agencies and offices whose information and locations can be accessed here.  Additionally, you can locate help in your area by calling 211 or accessing the online system.

Please also refer to the individual navigation links listed below to find additional specific information, resources, links, and related documents and materials that will assist you in gaining access to childcareclothingfood, housing, healthcare, utilities/mobile devices/technology, hygiene, and transportation.  Additionally, many organizations listed below provide multiple services to meet basic needs.


Crisis Assistance (City of Dallas)

Dallas County Welfare Office (services and eligibility requirements)

Food, clothing, and shelter

Union Gospel Mission/Dallas - food, clothing, and shelter