Plugged In To DFW
Mental illnesses often strike early. Half of all cases start by age 14, and three-quarters by age 24. One in five Americans will experience a mental health issue during his or her lifetime, and one in 20 people will develop a serious mental illness. The “Speak You Mind, Texas” campaign is part of a Texas effort to raise awareness of mental health issues and increase access to services. The Texas Legislature added more than $300 million in mental health funding for 2014-2015. The funds are being used to expand services, decrease wait lists, make improvements at the state’s mental health hospitals, and develop targeted efforts for veterans and young people.
AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward, they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.
About 400 abused and neglected children in Tarrant County are currently waiting on the critical voice of a volunteer Advocate. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County is an organization of volunteer advocates who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children because they want them to have a future brighter, more hopeful than their past. Click here to learn more.
Due to the lack of organs for transplants, it is now possible for friends, family or even strangers to donate a kidney, bone marrow or stem cells to those in need.
A distracted driving campaign joins the popular ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ campaign in an effort to keep the state’s roadways clean and safe.
The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Click here for more information.
Operation Kindness is the oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas, founded in 1976.
The mission of the Autism Treatment Center is to assist people with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community.
The Dallas Hearing Foundation is a nonprofit foundation exclusively dedicated to giving the gifts of hearing and speech to children and adults with hearing loss.
Founded on Mother’s Day 2000, The Miracle Foundation is a Charity Navigator four-star rated, multi-national nonprofit organization based in Austin. The Miracle Foundation turns struggling, institutional orphanages into stable, loving, nurturing homes where children can thrive and truly change the story of their lives. Click here for more information and to help them open their 10th orphanage.
Find out ways that you can help support North Texas troops.
The Salvation Army is an international movement, and its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God and its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.