Entries by Jessica Wickizer

Making Space For Youth In Crisis: A Message From Our CEO

By Charles Wolford II Chief Executive Officer, Promise House    No one escaped 2020 without facing unprecedented challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic led to massive unemployment and social and economic disruption. Yet, in the midst of all that, your support enabled Promise House to continue to provide compassionate, unparalleled support to youth in crisis. We are making space […]

Executive Summary 2020

The year 2020 posed unprecedented challenges for Promise House. Demand for our services did not pause with the pandemic, but the pandemic made our work even more difficult. Still, we pressed on and continued to assist youth in crisis toward a better future. In our 2020 Executive Summary, we summarize our struggles as well as […]

Why Small Gifts Make a Big Difference

By Cobi Gray Chief Philanthropy Officer, Promise House   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought financial challenges to seemingly every sector of society — especially nonprofit organizations that often depend greatly on the generosity of donors.   However, it seems that fewer and fewer Americans are enjoying the joy and privilege of giving. One recent Gallup poll […]

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 […]

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