Our mission is to provide hope to communities. We want to see family stability, health access, and positive community change. Thus, we strive to provide solution focused social support and resources with excellence in quality, service and access.
To bring hope, back to communities.
Our purpose is to provide stability and solution-focused social support to individuals and families. At Helen's Project, we understand that individuals and communities go through life-altering phases like negative health diagnoses, unemployment, divorce, and incarceration of family members. For those in immediate need, we provide resources such as mental health counseling, transportation, ex-offender work programs, and food assistance. We want individuals to realize and act on their potential. This potential can only be realized in a stable home and work environment.
Helen’s Project is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that provides case management, housing navigation, mental health support, and transportation services to individuals and families from low to low-moderate income communities. It was founded in 2009 by individuals motivated to rehabilitate substance abuse victims and create a positive recovery and growth roadmap.
Recognizing the correlation between substance abuse, homelessness, and mental health concerns, it has grown to incorporate a full case management stabilization program with a specialization in street outreach services and connection to homeless housing services. Through collaboration with our community partners, clients who have been through our case management programs have moved on to permanent housing, gainful employment, improved relations with families and communities, and reduced incidences of reliance on emergency services.
Our agency has covered the homeless service needs in Dallas County with a focus on the areas of Oak Cliff and Mesquite. Our overall goal is to provide individual and family stability through the elimination of homelessness and provision of housing and income generating tools. Through our services, our agency has contributed to the reduction in homelessness, reduction of mental health crises, reduction in reports of domestic disturbances, and positive reunification's with family.
Helen’s Project is committed to racial equity both internally through our work environment, and externally through our programming.
We are committed to ensuring that every policy enacted reflects democratic principles of equity and justice.
We understand that enacting policy in a just and equitable manner considers critical issues of implicit bias and discrimination that requires concerted and purposeful action.
We believe that bringing together community, staff and other partners with differing backgrounds and life experiences will enhance our ability to increase opportunities for all arts service organizations to succeed.
Policies, programs, and activities will be administered to identify and avoid discrimination and barriers to access, and to avoid disproportionately high and adverse effects on communities of color.
We will obtain the following information when relevant and appropriate in order to utilize data to evaluate the impact of our equity goals: population served and/or affected by race, color, national origin, and income level, which will include diverse communities across the state such as: communities of color, racially and ethnically diverse individuals, tribal communities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities that have principal languages other than English.
Building a race equity culture requires intention and effort. This Helen’s Project Racial Equity Statement should inspire greater collaboration in policy making, strengthen public will and input, and develop policy making that has a strong commitment to advancing equity. Led by our Racial Equity Statement, we will fully integrate race equity into every aspect of our operations and programs and work toward the dismantling of structural racism wherever we encounter it and improving Helen’s Projects outcomes for all.