We need you! Southlake Cares is a new initiative from the City of Southlake to pull our community together in support of the local service organizations that support us. These organizations are struggling to meet the growing needs of our community brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.
Service Organizations in High Demand
This is a difficult time for our nation and our community. The basics of food, medicine, shelter, and support services are desperately needed by families in our area. Our local service organizations have a heightened need of support from the community for money, in-kind donations, and volunteers. In some instances, the demands have tripled, while revenue sources have declined. The organizations highlighted have a long history of partnership with Southlake to help the City provide services and resources to the community. These services include senior meals and transportation, resources for victims of family violence, or support after tragedies such as house fires.
We need you, Southlake! Over the next six months, we will be asking for help in meeting specific needs for our area service organizations and highlighting the great work they do. These organizations include:
Alliance For Children
Alliance For Children is involved directly in the protection of children from child abuse, aiming to minimize the trauma associated with that abuse so that children and their families can begin to recover and heal.
How You Can Help: Alliance For Children is currently seeking donations for case-specific emergency needs, as well as ongoing needs such as personal and feminine hygiene products, diapers, bedding, and more. If you choose to donate to this cause, please remember to list Southlake Cares as an honoree.
If you need this service: If you are aware of or experiencing child abuse or neglect, make a report by calling 1-800-252-5400 or report online. If you feel that a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
Call A Ride Southlake (CARS)
Call A Ride Southlake, Inc. (CARS) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose purpose is to provide free, non-emergency transportation to Southlake seniors and disabled adult citizens for medical, dental, social, business, shopping, and personal needs.
How You Can Help: If you’d like to assist CARS, they are currently seeking donations as well as volunteer drivers. In order to be eligible to drive, you must first successfully pass a background check.
See CARS in Action: Watch Here
If you need this service: Senior citizens and disabled adult persons who need or desire to utilize the CARS program must complete an application and interview. More information can be found on the CARS website or by calling 817-798-4022.
Denton County Friends of the Family
Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with our community to promote safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention.
How You Can Help: DCFOF has a recent needs list containing the items they’re looking to have donated to the women and children they are serving this month. They also have an Amazon Smile Wishlist you can purchase items from instead. Please make sure all donations are marked for the Marketing & Development department so we can ensure they get to the specific clients in need.
If you need this service: Those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence in need of outreach, transitional housing, counseling, or advocacy services should call the 24/7 Crisis Line at 940-382-7273.
For more information, call 940-783-6350 or visit their website.
Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE)
You may know of GRACE Grapevine for their Community Pantry, which is located at 837 E. Walnut Street in Grapevine. The Food Pantry provides perishable and non-perishable food to individuals and families in need, but that is not all GRACE does to support the community. GRACE offers wrap-around services which include the Community Clinic (the only community clinic this side of Fort Worth), Transitional Housing and other Sheltering Assistance, Senior Services, Children’s Services, Life Skills and Financial Education, and Emergency Assistance for utilities, transportation, and more.
How You Can Help: GRACE is in great need and one convenient way to support them is through their online donation portal. This method of gifting allows GRACE to apply funds where they are most needed. If you choose to give this way, please select "Southlake Cares" as an honoree.
If you need this service: If you have experienced a recent emergency or financial crisis, GRACE can help. You will meet with a trained caseworker in a warm and caring environment. More information can be found here.
For more information about GRACE, please visit their website.
Metroport Meals On Wheels (MMOW)
How You Can Help: At this time, MMOW’s most pressing needs are monetary donations and items on their ongoing Amazon Wish List which are critical to their operation. If you decide to make a financial contribution, please make sure to list Southlake Cares in the "How did you hear about us?" section.
MMOW also has a need for volunteers to help prepare and distribute the meals, though this isn’t their primary need at this time. You can learn more about volunteering here or about MMOW on their website.
If you need this service: Most MMOW home-delivery participants are home bound. For many, the visit from a MMOW driver may be the only interaction they have with another person in a day. Receiving meals reduces isolation in addition to hunger. To apply for meals, or for more information, please call Andrea Burris at (817) 491-8534 or visit the MMOW website.
SafeHaven of Tarrant County
How You Can Help: At this time, the best way you can help to support SafeHaven is through a monetary donation. They also typically accept volunteers, however they are not accepting any new volunteers at this time. If you’d like to volunteer with them in the future however, you can do so here.
If you need this service: If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call SafeHaven’s 24-hour emergency hotline at 1-877-701-7233. If you or a person you know is in immediate danger, call 911. SafeHaven’s full list of services can be found, here.
To learn more about SafeHaven and what they do, please visit their website.