Building relationships with those in our community affected by poverty/homelessness and developing systems to address root causes
Jesus specifically calls us to steward the resources He has given us to care for our city, and the need in our city is great. 22% of the Dallas population lives below the poverty line, while the national average is 13%. There are many opportunities for us to meet tangible needs and create systems that address the cause of poverty in our community. We believe that life change happens in the context of relationship, and these areas are no exception.
We partner with organizations across our city through direct financial support and service to build relationships, meet the basic needs, and develop systems that lead to human flourishing.
From their huge monthly home restoration efforts to social businesses that employ local residents, 2ndSaturday is reaching lives, restoring hope, and redeeming communities in West and South Dallas. Volunteers can start serving on the second Saturday of the month.
ACT brings justice to the residents of West and South Dallas by fighting crime and blight. Through engaging residents and building community in this multi-racial neighborhood, ACT is seeing powerful results. Both legal professionals and others can take part!
BBHH serves over 1,300 households in West Dallas through its large food pantry, training classes (including job skills, ESL, and healthy living), Bible studies, and clinic. There are many opportunities to serve with BBHH throughout the week and weekend.
Buckner has addressed the plight of foster kids and orphans, senior adults, and low-income families for over a century. Volunteers can serve in a variety of ways, including sorting shoes for kids, building relationships with low-income families, and “adopting” foster families with your community group!
OurCalling builds relationships with homeless friends in order to provide real care and see lives change. Volunteers can help distribute resources to those who visit the center, mentor and disciple, help with recovery, or help locate people on the streets of Dallas to pray with them and discern needs.