Plugged In To DFW
SLANT (Service Learning Adventures in North Texas) is a student-led service-learning program that inspires youth to improve their communities in creative and meaningful ways. Service-learning is a proven educational approach that gives students opportunities to authentically apply what they learn in school to address real community needs. While making positive contributions to the world, students connect classroom learning with life experiences, engage in civic participation and increase their knowledge and skills.
The National Council for Adoption’s fact book states that two percent of women faced with an unplanned pregnancy choose adoption. So, often the brave act of placing a baby up for adoption is viewed in a negative light, when in reality it is a selfless, difficult and loving act a birth mother can make for her child.
Most people with a traumatic brain injury recover quickly and fully but, for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks or longer. In severe cases, it can lead to coma and even death.
On “Plugged In To DFW,” we are talking about drug and alcohol abuse, the path to sobriety, drug prevention, and resources if you or someone you know needs help with addiction.
Love is in the air on “Plugged In To DFW,” as we take a look at some Valentine’s Day ideas for you and your sweetheart.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year. This means that women are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know that heart disease kills. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. That is why it’s so important to know your risks and warning signs. Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women and learn more.
Cancer Support Community North Texas’ mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Membership is a simple, two-part, process and is free. For more information, please call any of the three North Texas locations: Dallas County Clubhouse at 214-345-8230, Collin County Clubhouse at 972-747-6078, or the Tarrant County Clubhouse at 682-212-5400, or click here.
Cleaning For A Reason is a nonprofit serving the entire U.S. and Canada, and has partnered with over 1,000 maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for cancer. To date, Cleaning For A Reason has provided more than 17,000 cleanings for women, with a value of more than $4 million. Click here for more information.
We celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events and festivities around DFW.
Since 2008, Grace After Fire has been dedicated to helping women veterans help themselves by providing the means for these women to gain knowledge, insight and self-renewal. The team at Grace guides women veterans through peer-to-peer outreach as they re-enter their communities, the workforce, and as they redefine their roles for a successful future. Grace’s dedicated staff coordinates services, provides peer-to-peer support to individual veterans in the community and raises awareness, and training within the veteran community. Click here to find out more.
The North Texas Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in our community. They distribute donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 1,000 feeding programs and 262 Partner Agencies in 13 counties. Since 1982, NTFB has distributed more than half a billion pounds of food and supports the nutritional needs of North Texans through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships, but they need your help! Click here to learn more about how to donate, volunteer, become an advocate or where to drop off food donations.
Victory Therapy Center, previously named Rocky Top Therapy Center, utilizes its picturesque ranch setting in Flower Mound to provide comprehensive rehabilitation for physically, mentally or emotionally challenged individuals in north central Texas. The center understands the benefits that horses can offer individuals with disabilities when combined with physical therapy, counseling services and therapeutic riding. Victory Therapy Center is offering our military veterans and their families the Horses for Heroes program. Equine assisted psychotherapy is used to address many of the challenges that arise for service men and women who have suffered trauma in the line of duty, helping them to adjust physically and emotionally to their post-war lives. Click here for more information on the different therapies, the Horses for Heroes program, volunteer info or how to become a donor.