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Get Help: Helpful Agencies 

If you need help with getting resources, contact one of these agencies:

 

Dallas Healthy Start

 

Dallas Healthy Start - Parkland Hospital
http://www.parklandhospital.com/medical_services/outreach/healthy_start.htm
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or  call 214-590-1670
Targeting case management in zip codes 75210, 75212, 75215, 75216, 75231

Referral Services

  • Transportation (Mom Mobile - 214.266.4666, Medicaid)

  • Health and Social Services

  • Medicaid Access

  • Community Outreach

  • Dental Care

  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention

  • Well Baby Care

  • Parenting Education

  • Prenatal Education

  • Behavioral Healthcare

  • Family Planning

  • Food and Housing Assistance

  • Case Management Home Visits

  • Nutrition Counseling

  • Substance Abuse Prevention & Screening

  • Safety Education

  • Father & Male Involvement

  • Breastfeeding Promotion

  • Folic Acid Education

  • Car seat and distribution program and education

Downtown Pregnancy Center
www.downtownpc.orgor 214-969-1111
Car seats and classes
Families Program – prenatal, nutrition in pregnancy, and parenting classes http://www.downtownpc.org/familiesprogram.htm

New Connections (UT Arlington School of Social Work)

f you are a pregnant woman living in Dallas County, you may qualify for services from New Connections Pregnant/Post-Partum Program. Located in the Bass Building of SW Medical Center - 6363 Forest Park Road, BLA 226, Dallas, TX 75235.  New Connections has several programs that may serve pregnant women or mothers with babies up to 18 months old:

  • Moms Club – a support group for pregnant women or mothers of infants. Fun activities and educational topics. 
  • Recovery Connections – recovery support for women recovering from substance abuse while meeting the demands of parenting. 
  • Healthy Connections – support and parenting education for women with a history of substance abuse in the family, domestic violence, involvement of CPS or other stressful factors. 
  • Moms Connections – parenting classes to help make parenting and family more fun 
  • Baby Connections – Infant care classes 
  • Getting Connected – Parenting classes for Teen parents 
  • Staying Connected – case management for pregnant women to help them get the resources they need to strive for a healthy delivery

For services, call 214-645-0919 or email newconnections@uta.edu

 

Honey Child Prenatal Education Program @ Christian Stronghold Church
6810 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75228
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-4:00PM. Honey Child classes have various times please call for more information.
No Spanish speaking staff available.
Services:  The Honey Child Prenatal Education Program has been designed to provide African-American women with the culturally-appropriate information and support needed to have the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth outcome. Honey Child uses a spiritual approach to promote prenatal health. The curriculum incorporates interactive group activities such as prenatal yoga and exercise as well as individual reflection and spiritual messaging, making it an appropriate prenatal health education program for the church setting. The Honey Child curriculum includes six sessions of two hours each. Topics include: Nutrition, Relaxation and Exercise, Prenatal Care, Self-Esteem, Preterm Birth, and Labor & Delivery.
The program serves African American women ages 18-35 in their 1st or 2nd trimester of pregnancy.
Services are free. 

 

 

Lancaster Recreation Center 
1700 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lancaster, TX  75134 
Services:  Partnership with the March of Dimes and the City of Lancaster in the provision of educational classes to low-income expectant mothers to encourage prenatal care doctor visits and healthy behaviors that will prevent premature births. There will be FREE or low cost baby items upon completion of three classes.
Hour of Operation:  9  - 11 a.m., Saturdays
Eligibility criteria:  Low-income expectant mothers and young adults searching for information that will aid them in understanding conception and evaluating the need for lifestyle changes designed to promote the birth of a healthy full-term baby.  
Cost of Services:  FREE
Required Documents:  Doctor info and proof of prenatal care visits.  (A reference list of local physicians is available for those clients needing a physician.)
Public transportation:  The closest bus route only goes as far as Cedar Valley Community College which is about 1- 2 miles away from the recreation center.
Other Links: www.marchofdimes.com, www.zpb1920.org, www.lancaster-tx.com
Spanish available.

Lancaster Recreation Center 
1700 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lancaster, TX  75134 Services:  Partnership with the March of Dimes and the City of Lancaster in the provision of educational classes to low-income expectant mothers to encourage prenatal care doctor visits and healthy behaviors that will prevent premature births. There will be FREE or low cost baby items upon completion of three classes.Hour of Operation:  9  - 11 a.m., SaturdaysEligibility criteria:  Low-income expectant mothers and young adults searching for information that will aid them in understanding conception and evaluating the need for lifestyle changes designed to promote the birth of a healthy full-term baby.  Cost of Services:  FREERequired Documents:  Doctor info and proof of prenatal care visits.  (A reference list of local physicians is available for those clients needing a physician.)Public transportation:  The closest bus route only goes as far as Cedar Valley Community College which is about 1- 2 miles away from the recreation center.Other Links: www.marchofdimes.com, www.zpb1920.org, www.lancaster-tx.com

 

Medical Care: Clinics

For low-cost or free care if you don’t qualify for Medicaid OR if you need to see a doctor before you get Medicaid:

American Pregnancy Association 
The American Pregnancy Association is a national nonprofit that has information regarding pregnancy and your health. This site provides information about free local pregnancy centers.

Agape Clinic 
214.824.2744 
4105 Junius Street Dallas, TX 75246 (Grace United Methodist Church) 
Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. – Noon Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – Noon (vaccinations available)

Down Town Pregnancy Center 
(214) 969-2433 
Services: FAMILIES is a program designed according to the educational needs and desires of the expectant Mother. Video library covering topics such as pregnancy, nutrition, labor and delivery, sexual health, and parenting. Also Prenatal Classes, Nutrition in Pregnancy, and Parenting Classes. Earn while you learn: Mommy Bucks to spend as the Wee Care Shoppe. Items include diapers, wipes, formula, baby bottles, maternity clothing, infant and toddler clothing, cribs, strollers, changing tables, etc. 
Make an Appointment: http://www.downtownpc.org/appointments.htm 
STD Information: http://www.downtownpc.org/std.htm 
Adoption Resources: http://www.downtownpc.org/adoption.htm 
Pregnancy Information: http://www.downtownpc.org/pregnancy.htm 
FAMILIES Program: http://www.downtownpc.org/familiesprogram.htm

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinics 

  • 809 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212  
    Monday-Tuesday 7:00 – 7:00 pm; Wednesday-Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm;
    Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm 
  • 3111 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, TX 75212 
    Monday-Tuesday 7:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday 7:00 a.m.     – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 405 Stadium Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 
    Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Friday         8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spanish speaking staff available at all clinics. 

Clinics offer Comprehensive Primary Care, WIC, Bite Into Good Health: Diet & Nutrition, Well Women’s Services Comprehensive primary care services for the whole family include Obstetrics (includes deliveries, pre & post natal care), Pediatrics, immunizations (adults & children), Well Women services (includes paps & mammograms), HIV/STD testing, dental care for children, an onsite pharmacy & lab. 
No Eligibility criteria. 
Cost of Services: Varied. Sliding fee scale discounts are based on family size and income. Patients who do not qualify for Medicaid or CHIP can pay on a sliding fee scale. Sliding fee scale discounts are based on family size and income. 

  • Documents client must bring on their first visit to enroll: 
    • Identification: Examples include a Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Government I.D., a Passport
    • Proof of Address: Examples include a utility bill, tax statement or any form with this information
    • Proof of Insurance (if they have it): Examples include a Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance card. 
    • Proof of Income (if uninsured, to determine sliding fee scale discounts): Examples include recent paycheck stubs, income tax form or a letter from an employer.

Sound Options Pregnancy Services 972-298-1900 
658 Big Stone Gap, Duncanville, 75137 
Services: Pregnancy tests, limited obstetrical Ultrasound, Report of Pregnancy for Medicaid, Lay counseling, adoption services 
Hours of operation: Mon. 10:00-4:00, 6:00-9:00; Tues. 1:00-4:00; Wed. 10:00-1:00, 6:00-9:00; Thurs. 6:00-9:00; Fri. 10:00-1:00 
Cost of Services: All services are free of charge 
Documents required: Picture ID requested but not required. 
Limited Spanish speaking staff available.

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