The Promise House mission began in 1984 after the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church conducted a community needs survey. Their research uncovered an enormous lack of community support for homeless and runaway youth. To fill this unmet need, the church purchased a large house located 15 minutes away from downtown Dallas and converted it into a 16-bed emergency shelter.
Today, Promise House operates as an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Since our founding, we have dramatically expanded our programming to include crisis intervention, transitional housing, pregnant and parenting teen services, counseling, education, and outreach to neglected, abused, and at-risk youth ages 0-24. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open door – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to children, youth and families in crisis serving 2,050 clients last year alone. By improving each client’s chances for long-term stability, Promise House works to prevent chronic homelessness in North Texas.
The vision of Promise House is that every youth has a safe and nurturing place to call home.
Promise House moves youth in crisis toward safety and success.
We accomplish this through:
- Crisis Intervention
- Emergency Shelter and Long-term Housing
- Case Management and Counseling Services
- Education Services
National Network of Youth Services
Hope Supply Company
Continuum of Care – Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
Center for Nonprofit Management
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
Fannie C. Harris Youth Center/ After8toEducate
MDHA / Dallas Continuum of Care Leader Agency
Dallas Morning News Charities
Parkland Hospital HOMES program
North Texas Food Bank
Department of Family and Protective Services
Parkland Health and Hospital System HOMES – Homeless Outreach Medical Services
Dallas Independent School District
The Resource Center