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Official Overview of Network
NETWORK of Community Ministries, Inc., (NETWORK), founded in 1985, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization supported by businesses, individuals, and a coalition of religious, civic and social organizations. NETWORK officially opened its doors on February 3, 1986. It provides health and emergency services to children, low-income families, and senior citizens in need within RISD. The mission is “caring, coaching, and empowering our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.” The organization has three divisions: Emergency Services, the Adolescent and Children’s Clinic, and The Seniors’ Net. In addition to the service to families, NETWORK also strives to educate the local community on issues that affect those in need. NETWORK has a small paid staff and hundreds of volunteers who actualize its mission and vision to promote self-sufficiency for low income families.
Arlene was at Network by 8:15am; she had caught an early bus and walked from the station. She sat anxiously waiting for the receptionist to open the window. Arlene knew the process well; she had been to Network for food, then for rent and even to have the utilities turned back on in her apartment. She knew first-hand what Network could do with short-term assistance.Read more
Official Overview of Network
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (appointments begin at 8:45)
In order to receive assistance from NETWORK, an individual needs to call and set up an appointment: 972-234-8880- Option 1. A receptionist will set up an appointment for you and appointments are typically made about a week in advance unless there has been a cancellation.
You will need to provide proof of residence (a lease or utility bill in your name) and photo identification upon arriving for your appointment.
Each individual with an appointment will be interviewed by a Client Intake Specialist to determine what NETWORK may be able to do to assist.
To receive financial assistance, you must have some proof of income to demonstrate that you will be ok the next month, a copy of your lease for rental assistance and a copy of your latest bill for utilities assistance. Financial assistance can only be given to an individual once in a 12 month period and is not guaranteed for you when you have an appointment. Typically, only the last $100-$200 of rent is paid if the individual qualifies.
If you are seeking food assistance, you will be given a Client Choice Pantry form upon your arrival to complete. The volunteers in the Thomas Family Food Pantry will fill your order and it can be picked up upon your departure from NETWORK.
If you are seeking clothing assistance, you will be given a voucher for you to shop in the Richardson – North Dallas Family Clothing Center at NETWORK at your appointment. The voucher will be signed and is good for 2 weeks from the time it is issued. You can take your voucher to the Clothing Center and select 3 outfits for each member of your family. Volunteers will be there to assist you.
NETWORK’S CHILDREN'S POVERTY INITIATIVE
Our commitment to all that matters—kids
“760,000 children call Dallas County their home; over 160,000 are living in poverty. Together, we can share and achieve the vision that Dallas is the best place to be a child and help ensure a productive future for our community.” --Beyond ABC, Growing Up In Dallas County--a report by the Dallas Children’s Hospital
On February 24, 2012, the Casey Foundation released a disturbing report stating that a 25% surge in impoverished children had occurred nationwide. Among the states with children in high-poverty neighborhoods was Texas at 17%.
These troubling statistics are no surprise to NETWORK. We already know kids in high-poverty neighborhoods are at risk.
We see their families every day.
It is right here in the Dallas area that the rate of child poverty currently exceeds both the Texas average and the national average. Poverty is associated with poor outcomes for children in their health, education and emotional welfare, along with high rates of delinquency.
Of the 160,000 children across Dallas County deemed impoverished, over 20,000 reside in the service area of the NETWORK of Community Ministries.
These children are invisible threads of the human tapestry around us. In their lives, unravelling occurs daily because of food insecurity, monthly vulnerability to homelessness, and a lack of access to healthcare. Their parents have no means to end these crises. They simply need help.
An investment in a child is one for life; thus our priority is their poverty, their suffering. We are committed to their survival.
Approaches to alleviate child poverty begin with neighbors like you and the NETWORK of Community Ministries.
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Report, 2012 and Dallas Children’s Medical Center Beyond ABC: Growing Up in Dallas County, 2009.
STARVING FOR HELP—THE PLIGHT OF SENIOR HUNGER
According to Feeding America, in 2010, 7.9% of households with seniors (2.3 million households) were food insecure and 8.9% of seniors live below the poverty line. That equates to 3.4 million older Americans striving to exist daily. With the Baby Boomer Generation, those statistics are projected to increase 50% by 2025. Statistical information states that seniors are more likely to be food insecure if they live in a southern state, are younger, live with a grandchild, are African American and/or are Hispanic.
For our aging neighbors in Dallas County, the story continues. Hunger, for seniors, is more difficult than for the general population. It can lead to the potential for increased hospital stays, health complications, early entry into assisted living facilities or premature death. In a recent study regarding households with seniors, 30% had to choose between food and medical care and 35% had to choose between food and paying for heat/utilities.
What an incomprehensible decision to be faced with when both are potential life decisions.
At Network, Seniors’ Net has taken the lead in the community to alleviate the devastation of hunger among the homebound elderly. No elderly Dallas resident should have to share meager food staples with a companion pet, eat unhealthy meals because of their inability to purchase food for special diets, or trade buying groceries for paying bills.
Help Seniors’ Net stabilize their lives. Free healthy food items delivered right to their homes and bread every week means a lot to a disabled senior shut-in from the rest of the community.
Join us with this daily rescue because they are starving for help.
CURRENT DFW JOB OPPORTUNITIES
GREENZ SALADS (Uptown Dallas)
Position: Now hiring part time Delivery Driver and Cook
Apply: in person at 2808 McKinney Avenue, Suite 109 Dallas 75204 (at Worthington)
BENT TREE COUNTRY CLUB
Position: Now hiring Pool Servers, Pool Cooks, and Banquet Servers
Apply: in person at 5201 Westgrove Drive, Dallas 75248 (between Addison Road and the Tollway, north of Keller Springs)
THE RAMADA INN (Love Field)
Position: Now hiring experienced Night Audit, Front Desk Agents, Housekeepers, and Transportation Drivers
Requirements: All positions must have flexible availability, and driver must have valid driver's license with good driving record
Apply: in person Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm at 1575 Regal Row,Dallas 75247 (at I-35)
WILSON PLYWOOD AND DOOR, INC. (Garland)
Position: Now hiring Door Unit Assembly Workers, and experienced Exterior Mill Supervisor
Requirements: Applicants must be drug-free
Apply: in person 8:30am to 2:30pm at 833 Shepherd Drive, Garland 75042 (off of Forest Lane, east of Plano Road)
HEINLEY'S CARCARE CENTER (Richardson)
Position: Now hiring experienced Lube Technician
Requirements: Applicants should have knowledge of vehicle maintenance and tire work
Apply: at 114 West Spring Valley Road, Richardson 75081 (between 75 and Greenville Avenue)
UNNAMED DALLAS FACILITY (Downtown area)
Position: Now hiring experienced CNC Machinist
Requirements: Applicants must pass blueprint reading test, must be able to run Mill and Lathe machinery, and must pass criminal background check and drug screen
Apply: in person between 8:00am and 3:00pm at Focus Point Staffing, 3939 Beltline Road, Suite 575, Addison 75001 (between Midway and Marsh)
7- Eleven (Dallas)
Position: Now hiring part time AM Housekeepers/Porters and part time PM Cashiers
Requirements: Cashier Position may require late nights
Apply: in person at 5671 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 75206 (at Greenville Avenue) ask for Manager Chris
EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS
Position: Now hiring Shift Leaders, Crew Members, and Bakers
Apply: Friday, April 26, from 12:00 to 4:00pm at 6333 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 75214 (at Abrams)
PURPLE COW (North Dallas)
Position: Now hiring full time experienced Breakfast Cook
Requirements: Applicants must be available to work from 6:00 to 11:00am
Apply: in person Monday through Friday between 2:00 and 4:00pm at 6025 Royal Lane, Dallas 75230 (at Preston)
MACARONI GRILL (North Dallas)
Position: Now hiring Servers, Bartenders, Host Staff, Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers and Bussers
Apply: in person Monday through Friday between 2:00 and 5:00pm at 5858 West NorthwestHighway, (at the Tollway)
GREENVILLE AVENUE PIZZA COMPANY
Position: Now hiring experienced Prep/Line Cook and Delivery Drivers
Requirements: Applicants must have excellent customer service skills and late night availability
Apply: between 5:00 and 10:00pm at 1923 Greenville Avenue, Dallas 75206 (lower Greenville)
Position: Now hiring full time Overnight Drivers
Requirements: Applicants must have valid Texas driver's license with no more that 2 moving violations, must pass criminal background check, physical and drug screen and must be able to use a Mapsco
Apply: in person at 3522 Doug Drive, Dallas 75247 (off Mockingbird Lane, south of Irving Boulevard) or at 1209 Avenue N, Suite 100, Plano 75074 (off of 14th Street)
PIASANO MOTORS (Oak Cliff)
Position: Now hiring Bi-lingual experienced Car Detailer
Requirements: Applicants must have Valid I.D. or driver's license, must know how to perform an oil change and must have flexible availability
Apply: in person at 3030 Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas 75211 (east of Westmoreland)
EATZI'S MARKET & BAKERY(2 Dallas locations)
Position: Now hiring Deli Clerk, Cashiers, Chef Case Servers, Salad/Sandwich Makers, and Line Cooks
Apply: in person at 3403 Oak Lawn Avenue, 75219 (at Rawlins) or at 5600 Lovers Lane, Suite 136 (west side of Tollway)
Position: Now hiring part time Night Auditor, Housekeepers, Housekeeping Supervisors, and Front Desk Agents
Requirements: Applicants must have professional demeanor
Apply: in person Monday through Saturday between 9:00am and 4:00pm at 7930 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 75247 (just north of Mockingbird Lane)
Position: Now hiring Security Officers for high rise buildings
Requirements: Applicants must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screen and must have high school diploma and must have excellent customer service and communication skills
Apply: in person Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 3:00pm at 4055 Valley View Lane, Suite 150, Farmers Branch 75244 (off of 635 and Midway, next to Double Tree Hotel)
A TOW TRUCK (North Dallas)
Position: Now hiring experienced Light Duty Wheel Lift Operator and Flatbed Drivers
Apply: in person at 13550 Floyd Circle, Dallas (off of T.I. Boulevard, just south of 75)
GRO GREEN, INC. (Plano)
Position: Now hiring full time Lawn Care Associates
Requirements: Applicants must be able to lift 50lbs, have excellent communication skills and must have valid driver's license with a good driving record
Apply: in person at 1300 Summit Avenue, Suite A, Plano 75074 (off of K Avenue, north of Plano Parkway)
UNNAMED PLASTICS MANUFACTURING CO. (I-30 at Westmoreland)
Position: Now hiring experienced Warehouse Workers
Requirements: Applicants must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screen, must be able to work in a non-air-conditioned environment, and must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Apply: Monday through Thursday between 8:00 and 11:00am and 1:30 and 3:00pm at Staff Sense, 3452 Forest Lane, Dallas 75234 (west of Marsh Lane)
DALLAS GOURMET BAKERY
Position: Now hiring experienced Bread Baker
Apply: in person at 2660 Brenner Drive, Dallas 75220 (off Harry Hines, between Lombardy and Walnut Hill Lanes)
Position: Now hosting job fair to hire Inside Sales, Sales and Confirmations
Requirements: bring resume to interview
Apply: in person Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30pm at 750 North St. Paul Street, 13th Floor, Dallas 75201 (between Ross and San Jacinto)
BREADWINNERS CAFÉ (NorthPark Center, Dallas)
Position: Now hiring full time AM and PM Server, Barista/Restaurant Bartender and Host/Hostess
Apply: in person between 8:00 and 10:00am at 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas 75225 (at Northwest Highway) in the Center Park Garden
HACKBERRY CREEK COUNTRY CLUB (Irving)
Position: Now hiring Dishwasher
Apply: in person at 1901 West Royal Lane, Irving 75063 (west of 161)
TOBY KEITH'S I LOVE THIS BAR & GRILL (Dallas)
Position: Now hiring experienced Kitchen and Bar Staff
Apply: in person at 10110 Technology Boulevard East, Dallas 75220 (off of Northwest Highway, between Walton Walker and I-35)
THE ADOLPHUS HOTEL (downtown Dallas)
Position: Now hiring full time experienced Housekeepers, Valet Drivers, Restaurant Servers, Breakfast Cook, Line Cooks, Banquet Servers, Front Desk Agents, and part time Security Officers
Requirements: Applicants must have evening and weekend availability, and valets must have valid Texas drivers license
Apply: in person Monday through Thursday between 9:00am and 12:00noon at 111 SouthAkard,Dallas (between Main and Commerce Streets)
LIBERTY BURGER (Forest Lane)
Position: Now hiring All Positions
Requirements: Applicants must have excellent customer service skills
Apply: in person between 2:00 and 4:00 at 5211 Forest Lane, Dallas 75244 (at Inwood)
WILSON PLYWOOD AND DOOR, INC.
Position: Now hiring Door Unit Assembly Workers and Experienced Exterior Mill Supervisor
Requirements: Applicants must be drug-free
Apply: in person Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 2:30pm at 833 Shepherd Drive,Garland 75042 (off of Forest Lane, just east of Plano Road)
SPEC'S WINES, SPIRITS AND FINER FOODS (Dallas)
Position: Now hiring Cashiers and Stockers
Requirements: Applicants must have TABC certification or become so upon hiring
Apply: in person at 9500 North Central Expressway, Dallas 75231 (at Walnut Hill)