The mission of Metrocrest Services is to provide programs for individuals, families and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence. These core values guide their day-to-day operations and long-term plans:
On the SMU campus located near Hillcrest and Daniel Ave.
The SMU Dedman School of Law provides the “NITA Trial Program Dallas” seminar during June of each year for practicing lawyers across the Nation. This seminar allows lawyers the opportunity to practice court presentation skills in front of volunteers who serve as jury members.
Network of Community Ministries is based in Richardson and has a service area encompassing fourteen zip codes in Dallas County, with over 70% of those served coming from Lake Highlands and Garland. Network Ministries is a non-denominational, community-based organization and provides emergency services, dental services to adolescents and children and services for seniors. Volunteers for this event will stock food shelves with canned and dry goods obtained from the US Postal Service’s food donation collection scheduled each year in mid-May.
Crossroads Community Services officially moved from their former location on Young Street to the Pollock Campus off Cockrell Hill Road, which is the former location of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). From their new home, they are serving as the southern regional hub for NTFB and expanding their food distribution program.
The SPCA of Texas (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas) is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas with two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and serves as an active resource center providing an array of programs and services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. A comprehensive animal welfare agency, the SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government, or any other
Volunteers will help assemble emergency response bags relating to emergency preparedness for the MRC. The MRC provides supplemental support to a variety of local public health initiatives such as school, civic, and faith-based sponsored health fairs, back-up support of immunization clinics and vaccination campaigns, epidemiology staff support during disease outbreaks, and community-wide public health education campaigns.
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Have you ever changed a person’s life in a single day? The Texas Ramp Project does it hundreds of times a year! They build wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people who can’t afford to buy one. In a few hours in a morning, they give these folks the freedom to leave their home again—the home where they want to remain but whose steps have imprisoned them.
City Year is an education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The Dallas affiliate partners with one Elementary school, three Middle Schools, and three High Schools providing student, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school.
On June 28, 11 TIAA volunteers met at TI’s Texins Activity Center to go to Metrocrest Services located in Farmers Branch, Texas. Metrocrest coordinator Brittani suggested we break into two teams so five of us worked in their food pantry and six of us were transported to their clothing distribution center located in Carrollton, Texas. The pantry team spent the morning stocking the food shelves with canned goods, breads, produce, and household items. The second team unloaded bags of donated clothes and shoes, then sorted and hung them onto racks for client distribution.