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Entries by Jessica Wickizer

Social Workers Are Essential

Promise House is recognizing is the amazing social workers on it’s staff this year during Social Work Month. The month long awareness week highlights the invaluable contributions social workers make in society, especially as the nation addresses the coronavirus pandemic, and aims to inform the public about how social workers contribute. Each day, social workers […]

New Look, Same Mission

Promise House has been working with Dallas’ at-risk youth for more than three decades. Our mission is to move youth in crisis toward safety and success.  We’re available to homeless, at-risk, neglected, and abused young people 24 hours a day, through our emergency shelter, transitional housing program, intervention, pregnant teen services, and more. Last year […]

The “Why” Behind Homelessness Among Black Youth

Our client population at Promise House changes fairly often, but one thing remains tragically constant: a disproportionately high number of the youth we serve are Black.  That reflects national trends. According to the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, African Americans account for 40 percent of […]

Promise House Youth 

Promise House Youth Participate in Virtual Book Club Before the pandemic, volunteers came to Promise House to lead a Book Club to engage youth staying at the shelter. This year, the Book Club continues – by way of Zoom. Volunteers from Dallas Global Shapers are leading the book club virtually on Wednesday evenings through November […]

Annual Report

Dear PH,Last year was an amazing year. It was filled with growth, change, and hope for a better future for hundreds of youth here in North Texas.We want to share these accomplishments with you. In our 2019 Annual Report, we show the impact that we’ve had on our youth and our community. We outline the […]

North Texas Giving Day 2020 Thank You

Thank you so much.North Texas Giving Day was an incredible day for the youth at Promise House. The support for our children and teens spoke volumes about what can be accomplished when a community comes together.Your support helps to provide not only safe shelter, but educational support, mental health assistance, and deep-rooted connections for hundreds of […]

CEO Updates

As we continue to serve the homeless youth in our community during these strange times, I wanted to take a moment to share some of our Promise House updates with you. You can view the video HERE For the next few weeks, we’ll be talking to our incredible staff to get a closer look at […]

Dallas Morning News Charities – Promise House

Dallas Morning News Charities launches fundraising campaign for nonprofits suffering amid coronavirus outbreak All proceeds will help North Texas agencies facing unprecedented demand for help. By Catherine Marfin 7:07 PM on Mar 19, 2020 — Updated at 12:01 PM on Mar 20, 2020 With nonprofits that help the hungry and homeless in North Texas seeing unprecedented […]

COVID-19 Update

Youth homelessness doesn’t stop – so we can’t either Homeless youth need our help right now, more than ever. In this time of extreme uncertainty we are their constants and our commitment to meet their needs is unwavering.   We know that the young people we serve are especially vulnerable given that they lack resources necessary […]