Central Dallas Ministries
Rating: 4.5 stars 2 reviews
Location: 409 N. Haskell Dallas TX 75246 USA
Results: Touching the lives of over 50,000 of its neighbors each year, CDM works to: feed the hungry by providing over 1 million pounds of food annually through a network of food pantries and youth programs; healing the sick by distributing over 20,000 prescriptions per year to uninsured patients; housing the homeless by providing case management and housing to hundreds of youth who are transitioning out of foster care as well as the chronically homeless; and renewing hope in the lives of those struggling with poverty by offering legal services, educational training, workforce development and other programs to those in need.
Target demographics: Low-income families and individuals in the North Texas area.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000
Geographic areas served: North Texas
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One of the most innovative and entrepreneurial social services organizations in the Southwest, CDM is leading the charge to shift the sector away from charity and towards sustainable change in the lives of our low-income neighbors.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the lives of its neighbors (i.e. clients), which have been forever changed by its combination of compassion to meet their basic needs, connection to opportunities to take care of their own lives and advocacy for changing the system around the lives of those who struggle with poverty.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the genuine connection to neighbors with a wealth of social capital but a lack of financial resources.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
compassionate advocates for those who struggle with poverty while also being innovative social entrepreneurs.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
leverage those funds many times over to not only deliver an extraordinary level of service in the community, but also develop sustainable improvements in the community's infrastructure in the form of affordable housing and economic development initiatives.
Ways to make it better...
more members of our community knew about CDM and supported its work.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
an overwhelming number of opportunities compared to the capital required to fund those initiatives.
One thing I'd also say is that...
there is no better place to invest your time, talents or treasure if you have any interest in making a difference in the lives of those who struggle with poverty.
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