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The churches and organizations of the North Texas Conference provide help with

Spiritual or Emotional Help

Are times tough for you?  Are you looking for people who care and can help you live a better life?

We all need help occasionally. The best way to get spiritual or emotional help is to reach out and find a local United Methodist Church in your zip code.
Find a United Methodist Church  

Ministries of The United Methodist Church

Crossroads Community Services

This ministry of First United Methodist Church of Dallas serves the downtown Dallas and the surrounding areas.  

CCS is an urban outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church of Dallas. Last year, 18,000 unique individuals benefitted from 1.8 million pounds of nutritious food used to prepare 1.5 million healthy meals.

Today, CCS provides low-income families with enough groceries to prepare 21 nutrient-and-calorie-balanced meals per person on a monthly basis. CCS also provides workshops regarding nutrition, meal planning, and obesity prevention to their clients both at their main facility and at their Multi-Family Food Program (MFP) sites.

Visit the CCS Website for more information

Golden Cross Ministry of Methodist Health System

Golden Cross is a faith-based program of Methodist Health System and the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Its purpose is to provide health care to persons who cannot afford it and who are referred by a North Texas Conference United Methodist pastor. Visit the Golden Cross Ministry website

Methodism's Breadbasket

An emergency aid program located in southeast Dallas and Seagoville, Texas. Provides clothing, food, and referrals to other social service agencies.  
Methodism’s Breadbasket Website   

Methodist Children's Home

Methodist Children's Home is a non-profit child care ministry affiliated with the seven United Methodist Annual Conferences of Texas and New Mexico. Founded in 1890, the Home began as an orphanage and has developed into a comprehensive program of care. The Home serves 500 children daily through residential care, a Boys Ranch, foster care and a college program. For information on how Methodist Children's Home can help your family, contact them through the Methodist Children’s Home Website

Resources for helping children and adults in the wake of tragedy

The staff at United Methodist Publishing House has pulled together some resources for helping children and adults in the wake of tragedy. We will continue to look for ways to provide resources that will be of assistance or comfort, and share those as appropriate.


Helping Children Cope with Violence

How to Help Children After a Crisis

When Tragedy Strikes Children (multiple resources on Ministry Matters)

Multiple resources on Cokesbury.com

Times of Crisis: General Board of Discipleship

We also encourage you to reach out to a United Methodist Church near you.
Find a United Methodist Church  

Additional Help in North Texas

Finding Help in Texas

Call: 2-1-1 Texas

Need help and don’t know where to go, the 2*1*1 Texas website is a good place to start. This resource can help you find services in your area including:
  • Food
  • Utility bill assistance
  • After-school programs
  • Shelter
  • Counseling
  • Senior Services
  • Rent Assistance
  • Child Care             
2*1*1 website

Austin Street Centre of Dallas, TX

A Heart for the People.  A home for the homeless.

A Nonprofit located in Dallas,Texas providing:
  • shelter
  • support services
  • pastoral care
  • medical clinic
  • rehabilitation programs
  • substance abuse counseling
Visit the Austin Street Centre Website

C.C. Young Home

C. C. Young is a multi-service retirement community dedicated to the elderly.  They provide a continuum of care and senior living through residential living, assisted living, dementia care, adult day center, and skilled nursing care.  
Visit the C.C. Young Home website

CONTACT Crisis Line

Serving people from teens to seniors facing daily life challenges. Through 24-hour free confidential listening, comfort, and a connection to resources, education and emergency assistance, they give people the ability to take back control of their lives.
  • General Counseling - Crisis Help Line: (972) 233-2233           
  • Teen Counseling Help Line: (972) 233-8336       
  • Spanish Counseling (En Espanol) Help Line: (972) 233-2428 - Limited hours: Friday 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. / Saturday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

I need help with Addictions

There are many resources for help with this from around the DFW Metroplex.  If you have an addiction and are ready to make a positive change in your life, please use this list of resources in North Texas as a starting point to determine the best place to get help.

We would also strongly encourage you to get connected to God and a Christian Community as quickly as you can.  You can find more info on this on our “Find a Church?” page.

Twelfth Step Ministry

A ministry of Lovers Lane UMC that hosts weekly 12-step programs. Programs are held at the Center for Spiritual Development at 5324 West Northwest Highway across from the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church campus. It is home to over 70 Twelve-Step support groups,
  • Recovery support groups
  • Sexual support groups
  • Sunday School classes
  • Big Book Studies
  • Step Study groups that meet each week
Twelve Step Ministry - Lovers Lane United Methodist Church

Other Addiction Treatment Centers around North Texas

Addiction Support Groups in North Texas

Addiction Resources Online

I need help. I am having suicidal thoughts.

Are you struggling with thoughts of suicide? Please contact one of these organizations immediately!

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