- Southlake Cares
Southlake Cares is an initiative from the City of Southlake created to pull our community together in support of local service organizations that assist people in times of need.
The organizations highlighted below are partners with Southlake to help the City provide services and resources to the community under contract with the City. These services include senior meals and transportation, resources for victims of family violence, or support after tragedies such as house fires. Thankfully, through the years, partnerships with these notable organizations have continued to grow and more organizations have joined to provide for those in need. In some instances, the demands on these organizations in our region have tripled, while revenue sources have declined. This means there are plenty of opportunities to help. These service organizations include:
- Alliance For Children
- Call A Ride Southlake (CARS)
- Denton County Friends of the Family
- Grapevine Relief & Community Exchange (GRACE)
- Metroport Meals on Wheels (MMOW)
- SafeHaven of Tarrant County
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 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.
For more information, please visit the Alliance For Children website or click to learn about potential volunteer opportunities.
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 Video
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 (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 delivery to 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 the DCFOF website
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 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. Click for more information.
For more information, please visit GRACE's website .
Metroport Meals On Wheels, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that organizes volunteers to deliver hot lunches to the homes of elderly, frail, chronically ill, or home-bound individuals.
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.
MMOW also needs volunteers to help prepare and distribute the meals, though this isn’t their primary need at this time. You can learn more about their volunteer opportunities 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.
SaveHaven of Tarrant County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention, and social change.
How You Can Help: At this time, the best way you can help to support SafeHaven is through a monetary donation. To learn about any available volunteer opportunities they might have, you can visit their volunteer opportunities page on their website.
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. Click here to view SafeHaven’s full list of services.
To learn more about SafeHaven and what they do, please visit their website.