There are a number of resources in the Denton area that are available at low or no cost to help you improve all dimensions of wellness in your workplace and at home. United Way of Denton County helps maintain the Denton County Community Services Directory for finding contact information for agencies providing assistance of all types in Denton County. http://www.unitedwaydenton.org/activities/find-help
Aunt Bertha is another tool to find neighborhood, city, state, federal and nonprofit programs that fit your needs. https://www.auntbertha.com/
Every year natural disasters – ranging from wildfires to hurricanes to tornadoes and flooding – wreak havoc on families, homes and entire communities across the North Texas region. Often, people are reminded to take action to prepare before these events happen, but sometimes they occur without warning. Our lives can be changed in an instant by a number of different emergencies and we are constantly reminded of this each time we watch the news.
Yet, too many Americans have not taken steps to prepare. There are simple steps each of us can take to prepare before an emergency happens – minimizing the impact they will have on our lives.
Free preparedness resources are just a click away at www.ready.gov or www.listo.gov. The site provides information about the simple steps you can take to prepare and provides examples of a Family Emergency Plan and Checklist. There are special sections for kids, ages 8-12 and small- to medium-sized businesses.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Texas matches adult role models with a child in an at-risk situation. The volunteer gives his or her time to provide support, guidance, friendship and fun.
Boy Scouts – Longhorn Council
The Boy Scouts of America- Longhorn council provide outdoor adventure and camping programs that develops character and gives citizenship training for youth ages 6- 18.
Communities In Schools of North Texas
Communities In Schools of North Texas provides dropout prevention services to at-risk students in schools across Denton County. These services help students pass their classes, promote to the next grade and graduate.
Denton Christian Preschool
Denton Christian Preschool provides developmentally appropriate early education to educationally at-risk children ages 3 and 4. They serve children of diverse backgrounds and offer rides to and from school, nutritious snack and lunch each day, medical and diagnostic screenings and parent education.
Denton City County Day School
Denton City County Day School is a child development program for low income families for children ages 2 to 5 years old.
Fred Moore Day Nursery School
Fred Moore Day Nursery School provides children with the educational and social skills needed to thrive in a public school setting. Their services include curriculum that allows children to learn while they play, guidance and understanding focusing on the child’s need, and three nutritious meals.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas helps girls build character and skills needed to be a success in the real world.
Reading and Radio Resource
Reading and Radio Resource provides recorded books and radio programming for individuals who are unable to read printed material due to vision loss or other impairment.
The Arc of Denton County
The Arc of Denton County provides program services in education, advocacy, family support and recreation for adults and children with disabilities.
HOPE, Inc. provides transitional housing and life skill assistance through a case management approach, life skills and budget assistance, community referral, financial assistance with rent or mortgage for up to one month, and housing counseling for those facing eviction or foreclosure.
Interfaith Ministries of Denton, Inc.
Interfaith Ministries of Denton provides assistance with rent, utilities, prescriptions and medical supplies, adult and child eye exams and eye glasses, transportation, school supplies for children and assistance with obtaining vital records.
Pilot Point Goodfellows
Pilot Point Goodfellows provides assistance with food, clothing, prescriptions and utilities.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
The Retired and Senior Volunteer program is a program where adults 55 and over address community needs by volunteering at non- profit agencies, governmental entities and health care facilities.
Vision Ministries of Denton Bible Church
Our mission is to be a Vision of Good News by addressing real needs and offering real hope to the people we serve.
Vision Ministries is located at 626 Wainwright St., Denton, TX 76201. Our phone number is (940) 387-8230. http://vision.dentonbible.org/
The SWEAT Team is a ministry of Denton Bible Church providing the necessary physical labor for repairs, cleanup, and minor construction to those in need. http://dentonbible.org/outreach/sweat-team/
Shiloh Field, Denton Bible Church’s community garden serves the local community by teaching and providing a place for individuals to grow vegetables, and by providing free produce to those who have a need. http://dentonbible.org/outreach/gardening-ministry/
Ann’s Haven VNA
Ann’s Haven VNA provides care for those diagnosed with terminal illnesses giving symptom management and support to their families. They also provide traditional home health services with specialized programs in cardiac, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and vital stem.
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County
Children’s Advocacy Center provides forensic interviews of child abuse victims, assistance with filing Crime Victim Compensation Claims, referrals to other agencies, extended assessments for law enforcement cases, court preparation and court accompaniment, and a counseling program.
Child Study Center
Child Study Center provides diagnosis and treatment services to children who have, or are at risk for developmental disabilities, related behavioral and emotional problems.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Volunteer court-appointed special advocates work one-on-one with children who have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. These advocates act as investigator, representative, case monitor, mediator and as a broker of information and resources for the child they are representing.
Denton County Friends of the Family
Denton County Friends of the Family provides a safe shelter for individuals who are victims of relationship violence, a crisis line, relationship violence recovery, sexual assault recovery services, child and adolescent programs, family services and programs in community education, violence intervention and prevention, and an outreach advocacy thrift store.
Health Services of North Texas
Health Services of North Texas improves the quality of life of underserved North Texans through medical care, support services and advocacy. Services include counseling support groups, food pantry, transportation, assistance with rent, utilities, prescription and health insurance, client advocacy, case management and buddy/companion services.
Special Abilities of North Texas
Special Abilities of North Texas provides high quality care, training, and support to adults with special needs, giving them opportunities to succeed in life, family, and the community, while offering respite to their caregivers.
Special Programs for Aging Needs
Special Programs for Aging Needs provides meals on wheels, transportation, family caregiver support, emergency response program and benefits counseling.
SW Diabetic Foundation- Camp Sweeney
The Southwestern Diabetic Foundation provides a camp atmosphere to help boys and girls ages 6 to 18 learn how to manage their diabetes to alleviate short term and long term complications.