White Rock Center of Hope low income assistance programs.

Financial aid combined with food, clothing, and holiday assistance from the White Rock Center of Hope can help low income and working poor Dallas families. The charity supports income qualified residents in the zip codes of 75218, 75228, 75238, 75214 and 75223 with financial support. However, in addition to that, other resources may be administered as well in other parts of Dallas County Texas.

When seeking any type of aid for bills or other needs, proof of hardship and other information is required. Clients seeking financial assistance from the non-profit must bring a social security card for each member of their family, proof of income and expenses, photo identification, proof of address and much more. Appointments are strongly requested due to the number of requests and the fact that resources are limited.

The main White Rock Center programs in the region are below. If a church or the center can’t meet your needs, then volunteers may provide referrals to state or federal benefits.

  • A local Free Food Pantry is open for the needy. Using donations from the county, groceries, canned goods, fruits, vegetables, and more may be passed out. There is also holiday gift baskets, baby formula, and more.
  • Bus Passes or vouchers are provided as a form of transportation to doctors' appointments or job interviews. These are generally available in limited quantities as a last resort.
  • Seasonal programs include free back to school supplies such as clothing or notebooks. Children from low income families in Dallas County may qualify.
  • Free Christmas Toys, including donated gifts, coats, shoes, games, and more are offered. A program known as Mad Hatters is available. Many churches also offer Thanksgiving and holiday meals to seniors and the low income in the area.

Clothing Bank is available a few times per year for qualified families. There can be a few outfits selected per family member, including for work or school reasons. White Rock Center of Hope works with other local churches and non-profit agencies on offering vouchers or clothing to qualified individuals. There may also be bedding or other household items.




Emergency financial aid may be paid out once per year, for the zip codes above. There may be funds to pay rent to stop an eviction, money for utility bills, medications, or even assistance with identification or work permits. In some cases a Dallas area family may be given a loan for their bills. Another focus is on helping lower income, single moms that are working but need short term help.

A goal is on homeless prevention. This is whether someone is faced with overdue rent or maybe a missed utility bill. However, if a Dallas family is currently without housing, then some churches in Dallas may operate shelters and/or soup kitchens.

White Rock Center of Hope Thrift Store is available across Dallas County. The center has a wide variety of so called gently used, left-over clothing, books, dishes, furniture and glassware, or even collectibles. Much of the items available for resale are donated to the store. Examples of what can be bought include Seasonal and holiday wares, Up-scale clothing, Kitchen and table items, Glassware, Hats, belts, bags, and even kitchen items such as microwaves.

Numerous churches are working together as part of the organization. They give the unemployed and less fortunate a central agency where the needy could go for emergency help or referrals to social services. Several other charities partner with the organization as well, and together they coordinate resources across the county and city.

For more information or referrals, stop by 10021A Garland Rd., Dallas, Texas 75218, or dial (214) 328-2948. As noted, appointments are strongly recommended for any type of financial support.



By Jon McNamara

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