North Dallas Shared Ministries
We have been members of this ministry since we moved into our facility at Hillcrest and Alpha (approximately 14-15 years). We are joined by 46 other congregations (Christian, Jewish, Hindu, etc), who originally banded together because they could accomplish more to serve the Dallas community together rather than individually. The mission of North Dallas Shared Ministries has three important principles: to provide assistance for persons in need (in particular, the working poor), to promote a sense of self-respect and responsibility, and to work with other organizations to respond to conditions of human need. The Ministry provides food, clothing, financial assistance in the form of rent and utility assistance, job counseling, free ESL classes, a Medical Clinic which provides inoculations, help with prescriptions, a physical exam and referral system for medical needs; a Women’s Clinic for pap smears and mammograms, Dermatological clinic, podiatry services; and a free Dental Clinic for extractions and referrals for other services. The Medical Clinic is staffed totally by volunteer doctors and nurses, as is the Dental Clinic.
We currently support this ministry through a monthly donation of $350.00, and St. Barbara’s Philoptochos of Holy Trinity donates $200.00, and three food drives a year; March/April, July/August, November/December.
Contact: Joanne Canellos
Judy Rorrie, Executive Director