We want to personally thank all of the champions who voted for their nonprofits for NetRes’ 2018 DFW Nonprofit Champion! We were privileged to learn more about the local nonprofits providing positivity in the community. Here were the final nominees. We’ll be revealing the winner early 2019!
Dallas Regional Chamber: Quality of Life Foundation for Metropolitan Dallas.
This foundation is to promote education and the community of life of metropolitan Dallas in cultural and social aspects. Quality of Life Foundation supports educational efforts for public education programs throughout the region, including mobile career applications, career technical education programs and job fairs. They also provide scholarships for Leadership Dallas Class and raising funds for other local nonprofits.
BBBS creates professional support, one-to-one mentoring matches for kids who want to realize their full potential with adults wanting to defend it. BBBS provides an empowering opportunity for volunteers to truly change the trajectory of a child’s life while always providing professionally trained social workers to support each match.
Presbyterian Night Shelter’s mission is “Guiding the journey from homeless to home.” PNS stabilizes each guest once they enter one of their shelters, providing food, overnight accommodations, day shelter, and critical items to address their immediate needs. Most importantly they offer each guest access to our resources and programs that can move them out of homelessness and into safe and secure permanent housing. This work includes housing assistance, but also transportation assistance, job training, life-skills education, employment assistance in order to offer the guest the greatest chance of long term success.
A ministry compelled by the love of Christ to reach out and come alongside others and bring wholeness to the body, soul and spirit; healing for yesterday, help in today, victory in tomorrow. Attacking poverty one person at a time. They have provided a quarter of a million dollars worth of free counseling annually to our community for the past five years. They also offer more than shelter, but housing security with a comprehensive program that helps those stuck in poverty overcome its barriers, with a 98% success rate.
Youth World Dallas Learning Center impacts children in need, inspiring hope for their future and relieves family economic burdens. They believe every child has a God-given place in this world! Their goal is to help meet critical community needs for “at-risk” children through the arts, education, wellness and fitness and a broader mission to help each child discover their place and purpose in life.
The Hope Center has over 40 nonprofits that it supports in almost every area of human need, both locally and internationally. This includes evangelism, church planting and discipleship, but also expands to outreach to high school students, humanitarian aid support in both local disaster areas and international refugee populations, outreach to disabled individuals and their families, child evangelism, local counseling for adults, children married couples, and first responders, as well as support for orphans and adoption families, chaplain services to businesses, and radio and video services locally and across the world. Finally, they offer educational events in our conference center that both educate and encourage people in their everyday life decisions.
Their mission to provide services and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to help them maximize their independence, earning potential and social skills. EXPANCO provides vocational training to 160 mentally and physically disabled adults each week. By coming to EXPANCO, it allows the disabled individual the stability of having a job, additional income, social interaction and a sense of being normal. Their consumers look forward to coming to work each day and contributing and participating in “real life” not being viewed as disabled. By attending EXPANCO, the consumers are a part of a community with friends, social activities, work/vocation, a sense of family, peers and work.
New Hope Cat Rescue and Sanctuary is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to provide shelter and care for stray, abused, and abandoned cats. They find suitable homes for the cats in their care; and to promote positive community interaction through education, spay-neuter programs (TNR), and other activities that enable people to responsibly enjoy the companionship of cats.
iRight Motion Foundation’s mission is “Impacting Lives with the Right to Stay in Motion”. iRight stands for (i)ndividuals (R)eaching (i)nward (g)iving (h)ope (t)hrough Motion. They help people in our community, with a focus on veterans and children, that have been harmed or born with mobility issues, and try to keep them moving through different activities and/or devices.
Housing Channel is a housing non-profit agency certified as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) to address critical revitalization needs in targeted areas throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Their mission is to help people build wealth through homeownership and to create educated and empowered homeowners to lift neighborhoods and strengthen communities.