Almost 5,000 children in the Dallas County Schools are homeless. The Promise House not only provides basics like food and shelter, but also access to medical, dental, and mental health services; counseling and therapy; and tutoring and other educational resources.
This year Beauty by Earth has joined forces with Promise House in their efforts at caring for DFW's at-risk youth, many of whom are spending their first Christmas homeless.
Promise House opened it's doors to North Texas in 1984. They've expanded their offerings over the following decades to what is now a multi-faceted initiative. Currently, their serves include crisis intervention, transitional housing, pregnant and parenting teen services, counseling, education, mental and physical health care, dental services, and outreach to neglected, abused, and at-risk youth from birth to 24 years old.
Emergency Youth Shelter Program
The Emergency Youth Shelter Program provides a temporary sanctuary for homeless, runaway and abandoned youth until a permanent home is found. Read More
Transitional Living Program
The Promise House's Transitional Living Program equips homeless youth ages 18 to 21 with the skills and education to become independent, productive members of society. Read More
Wesley Inn Program
The Wesley Inn Program guides homeless pregnant and parenting teen mothers to become healthy, independent and nurturing parents. Read More
Fannie C. Harris Youth Center
A first-of-its-kind collaboration to serve homeless youth in Dallas ISD by transforming a former elementary school into the Fannie C. Harris youth center. Read More
YOU can play a part in making a difference in someone's life too! There are many volunteering opportunities open to the public. Attend a Promise House event and learn more about how you can serve this great mission or gather some friends together and purchase items on the Promise House wish list:
In the words of Elizabeth Andrew, “volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
As for us at Beauty by Earth, we'll donate one bar of our soap for every $50 you spend and a bar of soap + a foaming face wash for every $100 order from December 6 - 31. Help us make a difference!