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Consumer Resources


Disability Diversity

Employment:

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services: www.twc.state.tx.us; (800) 628-5115

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas: www.wfsdallas.com; Location: 2922 Martin Luther King Blvd. #104, Dallas, TX (214) 421-2460


Education:

Urban League Greater Dallas

  • GED Preparation/Audit Basic Literacy
  • Family Circle - Parenting, Life Skills

www.ulgdnctx.com 214.915-4600

 

Disabled Technology

 

Technology Training:

Urban League Greater Dallas

  • Basic, intermediate, and advanced software training
  • Internet/e-mail training

www.ulgdnctx.com 214.915-4600

 

Housing:

Urban League Greater Dallas

  • Foreclosure Prevention & Mitigation
  • First-time homebuyers workshop
  • Mortgage counseling/money management
  • Emergency assistance with rent, mortgage, and utility payments
  • Down payment assistance through Individual Development Accounts (IDA)

www.ulgdnctx.com 214.915-4600

 

Disabled Workers

 

Community-Based Services

Urban League Greater Dallas

  • Community Living & Support Services (CLASS): Medicaid waiver community-based program - Contact www.dads.state.tx.us

  • Home & Community Support Services (HCS): Medicaid waiver community-based program - Contact www.dads.state.tx.us

 

Resource Referral

Frequently individuals with disabilities need resource information for a variety of needs, including food, clothing, utilities, housing, legal, medical, transportation, advocacy, and consumer rights hotline. The following resources comprise some of the most commonly requested:

  • Friendship House - First Baptist Church, 941 Avenue C, Garland, TX 75040, 972.272-1010

  • The Salvation Army - 451 Avenue D, Garland, TX 75040, 972.272-4531

  • Garland Housing Agency, George Washington Carver Center, 210 Carver St., Garland, TX 75040, 972.205-3393

  • Garland Legal Clinic, 3rd Thursday of each month - 6 p.m.; Salvation Army Garland, 341 W. Avenue D, Garland, TX

  • Advocacy Inc., www.advocacyinc.org, 1420 W. Mockingbird Ln. #450, Dallas, TX, 75247, 214.630-0916

  • Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services: www.twc.state.tx.us; (800) 628-5115

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, 5201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75230, Main: 214.590-8000; Emergency Services: 214.590-8281

  • Garland Police Department - Crisis Counseling, 217 N. 5th, Garland, TX 75040, 972.205-2865

  • # Texas Dept. of Human Services, 3306 W. Walnut, Garland, TX 75040, 972.272-0889

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), www.dart.org, Customer Service: 214.979-1111