Hands & Hearts Ministries, Inc. – Solomon’s Porch

The Lord’s Hands & Hearts Ministries, Inc. is a volunteer driven organization that seeks to reach the lost and broken with the love and compassion of God to address issues of poverty, addiction, oppression, discouragement, and hopelessness. We believe the whole person must be ministered to and healed in order to see lasting freedom; body – spirit – soul.

We have been blessed to be a part of God’s work in the lives of several men and women who have come up and off the streets and are in healthy and productive lifestyles and are giving back to the community.

Hands & Hearts currently serves over 1,000 people each month. Services and programs offered include transitional housing, hunger relief through Solomon’s Porch and Pauline’s Pantry supplying food and hygiene products to low income families and the homeless, Christian teaching and counseling to the homeless, residential poor and children living in shelters, clothing relief for the homeless, and food assistance for our ministry partners also serving the homeless.

St. Paul’s Body and Soul

History:
Body and Soul is a community and faith based non-profit organization founded in February of 1997 by St. Paul United Methodist Church and Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Since that time, First United Methodist Church, Richardson joined the partnership in 1999. In 2003, North Dallas Bible Fellowship joined in partnership continuing the ministry. Bible Fellowship South provides a very enthusiastic and energetic praise and worship program.
Body & Soul is housed in the basement of historic St. Paul United Methodist church in the Dallas Arts District. St. Paul, established in 1873 and a designated a historic landmark for its cultural and architectural significance, is the oldest and only African American church in downtown Dallas.

Goal:
Body & Soul’s goal is to partner with the public and private sectors to provide an innovative solution to transforming Dallas’ homeless and at-risk population. Body & Soul emphasizes the arts in the belief that music and visual arts is a medium for celebrating, praising and healing. Body & Soul’s goal is to transition men, women and families off the streets of Dallas, and into productive lives.

Main Street Church of Christ

Main Street Church of Christ says: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
You too can become a missionary to the poor. The Main Street Church of Christ invites you to come and worship God, through our Lord Jesus Christ at our 11am worship.
A truly integrated inner-city Church of Christ.  This is where Blacks, Whites and Hispanics come together to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, to preach from His Holy Word, to beseech Him in prayer, sing praises to His name and give of our blessing to the poor of the inner city. 
We are just that faithful remnant, neither Protestants, nor Catholics,  nor Jews but just plain old vanilla Bible believing Christians.  Main Street has been preaching the gospel and serving the community for over a hundred years at this location in Dallas.  (from their website)

Dallas International Street Church

Dallas International Street Church is a 24-hour per day, 7 day a week church located at 2706 Second Avenue, Dallas, Texas  75210.  By day, it becomes a rest haven and lighthouse for those who are broken and weary from life in the streets.  Many who come are plagued with life controlling circumstances and just need to be shown the love of Jesus.

Salvation Army – Corsicana

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian
Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission
is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Soul for Christ Ministry Inc.

Our mission here at Soul for Christ Ministry Inc is to help the less fortunate among us while, at the same time, instructing the individuals how to become self sufficient. Our ministry is not fostering dependency but, to the contrary, we are strengthening the whole person through Counseling-Prayer-Rehabilitation.

Soul for Christ Ministry Inc believes that with God’s help any human life can be improved regardless of its current situations. Soul for Christ Ministry Inc is feeding the homeless and maintaining a food pantry to help the low income neighbors as well as single families in Dallas Texas. We are providing limited transitional housing to individuals who became homeless due to some situations beyond their control while, at the same time, assisting them in setting goals, in developing marketable skills, in networking for gainful employments and, ultimately, in obtaining permanent housing! Our goal is to assist these individuals to become self-reliant, and to discover God’s Divine Purposes for their lives.

SoupMobile

About Soup Mobile
David Timothy (a.k.a. the SoupMan) founded The SoupMobile in 2003. His vision was to start a traditional soup kitchen where the homeless could come to eat.
However, after assessing the needs of our homeless population, David realized that a mobile soup kitchen would be more effective. Because the homeless have limited access to transportation, the SoupMan serves meals to them where they gather.

A Typical Day
On a typical day, the SoupMobile serves around 600 meals. A standard meal might include a hot bowl of soup and a hearty ham and cheese sandwich. In addition, each person receives a bag of chips, a banana, a refreshing drink, and a piece of pie for dessert.
As the SoupMobile approaches each of its feeding stops, the SoupMan blasts the theme from Rocky, his favorite movie, over the van’s loudspeaker system. Heard for miles around, this music tells the homeless that it’s time for lunch.

Our Philosophy
The SoupMan believes that there’s a little bit of Rocky in all of us. He also believes that in each one of us resides the spirit and the passion to triumph and be the champion of our own lives!
The SoupMobile will serve up to 200,000 meals in 2010! We are literally on the front lines of the war against hunger in the Dallas area.

United Universe

The purpose of our program is to help individuals become stable and self-sufficient. If this is your goal, you may be a good candidate for our program. New intakes may contact a case worker any time between 11am and 2pm Monday through Friday.

For more information, please call (214) 870.5860.

Who We Are

Willie and Cynthia Gipson Sr. have been helping others most of thieir lives. Willie started out protecting kids from bullies in school. While doing so, a great relationship on both sides was established. Through the gifted negotiating and coaching skills, he was able to keep both sides coming together for common causes. Playing together in team sports he eventually became a career coach, mowed lawns and did errands for the adults in the neighborhood. Understanding that coming together, we could accomplish more prompted the formation of The K. B. Polk/North Park Reunion Alumni.

This organization comes together every five years to have a class reunion and the last three years we have collaborated with community base organizations to help bring “Unity in the Community”. We give academic scholarships, have live entertainment, job fairs, Aids testing, games for kids, spades & dominoes tournament while we recognize the good work in the community. Every Christmas toys are given away in the neighborhood, food baskets are passed out at Thanksgiving and back to school supplies given to students every fall. We are dedicated to providing the best service and care to children and adults who are in need.

Cynthia an aircraft engineer for fourteen years decided to change careers, becoming a teacher, leaving the aircraft industry. Her desire to teach and help others made it an easy transition being highly energetic and enthusiastic; her emphasis is on providing feedback to each student. Currently she focuses on our after school tutoring and nutrition programs.

Today’s youth still need mentors, role models (male and female) to help guide them in the right direction and teach them how to make better choices. Because of our desire to help others we continue to bring youth and adults together to make an impact in communities changing lives one at a time. The curriculums we use teach life skills, build self esteem and prepare students for higher education.

TR Hoover Community Development Corporation

Our Mission
“To strengthen and empower the social and economic fabric of the Ideal Neighborhood through partnerships with its residents, associations, local institutions and other public, private and nonprofit organizations to provide wholesome development of affordable housing, economic development and community services.”

Our mission takes a holistic approach to the revitalization of the Neighborhood community.  A significant part of our commitment relates to the youth of the community.  

Serves a small area in Dallas. Check website for more details.