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07/15/2020

Dear Volunteers,

Today, July 15th will be my last day at The Salvation Army. I've accepted a position in El Paso, TX, which will put me closer to family. I have such mixed emotions writing this message: While I'm excited about my next step, I'll miss all of you so much.

You've made my time here at The Salvation Army so rewarding! How could I have gotten through the Bell Ringing and Holiday's without you? It's been a pleasure working with each and every one of you, and I hope we can continue to keep in touch.

Please connect with me on Facebook.

Thanks again for a wonderful six years serving with at The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center.

Best,

Jordanya Reeves

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07/15/2020

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06/13/2020

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Westlake Ace Hardware is partnering with The Salvation Army to provide fans for those in need as we head into the heat of summer. You can donate online at westlakehardware.com/fandrive, or in-store where you can even round your tab up at the register at check-out! #DoingTheMostGood

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06/11/2020

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We are so excited to join the 2020 Points of Light Conference Online Experience! We will learn with over 7,000 attendees to create a world where it is easy for every individual to do good — and impossible to sit on the sidelines!

Happy National Donut Day! We’re serving smiles by the dozen this June 5. Donut Day is our tradition of honoring those on...
06/05/2020

Happy National Donut Day! We’re serving smiles by the dozen this June 5. Donut Day is our tradition of honoring those on the front lines fighting for good. We can’t thank you enough. #fightforgood

Tomorrow is one of our favorite days of the year. Join us as we serve fresh donuts and continue the delicious tradition ...
06/04/2020

Tomorrow is one of our favorite days of the year. Join us as we serve fresh donuts and continue the delicious tradition we started way back during WWI.
#fightforgood.

06/04/2020

The Salvation Army joins in the sorrow, anger and confusion felt by Americans all across the country following the death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd was a former Salvation Army employee in Minneapolis, and the nature of his death is shocking to all of us who believe in a just, lawful and equal society.

The Salvation Army believes that God’s love is all-encompassing and it urges us to reject racism and discrimination. The Bible commands us to “be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” We are committed to fighting racism wherever it exists and will speak up wherever we encounter it. As we pray for God’s will to be done on earth as in heaven, The Salvation Army will work toward a world where all people are loved.

We do not claim to be perfect as an organization or as individuals; we can all be better, and we can all do more. We encourage people of good will to look closely at their own attitudes to determine how they can contribute peacefully to solving this problem. We will do the same to make sure that George Floyd’s life serves as a reminder of the goal we all strive to achieve.

The Salvation Army supports the peaceful protests and dialogue that have come from this tragedy. Our clients, staff and leaders are encouraged to compassionately and passionately display love for all, in non-violent ways. For our communities affected by the violence, we are here for you.

Never has our mission been more imperative: to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. We call on all individuals to work together toward a common cause in the spirit of love, tolerance and forgiveness.

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06/02/2020

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The Salvation Army denounces racism in all its forms. #BlackOutTuesday
06/02/2020

The Salvation Army denounces racism in all its forms. #BlackOutTuesday

The Salvation Army denounces racism in all its forms. #BlackOutTuesday

05/19/2020
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$100 helps provide shelter for parents and children without a safe place to go. #FightForGood

$100 helps provide shelter for parents and children without a safe place to go. #FightForGood

We are overwhelmed by the support from all North Texans in helping us meet our $250,000 goal. We knew it was ambitious, ...
05/06/2020

We are overwhelmed by the support from all North Texans in helping us meet our $250,000 goal. We knew it was ambitious, but you rose to the challenge. On behalf of us and those in need, thank you for your support.

Today, fight for North Texans who have been hit hardest by the shutdown. Just $50 provides 20 meals, two nights of shelt...
05/05/2020

Today, fight for North Texans who have been hit hardest by the shutdown. Just $50 provides 20 meals, two nights of shelter, or ten bags of groceries for someone in need. Give now at salarmy.us/giventx. #NTxGivingDayNow

This #NTxGivingDayNow is about serving those who have been most affected by COVID-19. A $25 gift ensures that someone sp...
05/05/2020

This #NTxGivingDayNow is about serving those who have been most affected by COVID-19. A $25 gift ensures that someone spends a night away from the streets, ten warm meals are delivered, or a family has five bags of groceries. Donate now at: salarmy.us/giventx.

This #NTxGivingDayNow is about serving those who have been most affected by COVID-19. A $6 gift to The Salvation Army of...
05/05/2020

This #NTxGivingDayNow is about serving those who have been most affected by COVID-19. A $6 gift to The Salvation Army of North Texas provides 2 meals to those in need, or 1 bag of groceries to feed a family for a week. Give now at salarmy.us/giventx.

This #NTxGivingDayNow is about serving those who have been most affected by COVID-19. A $10 gift to The Salvation Army o...
05/05/2020

This #NTxGivingDayNow is about serving those who have been most affected by COVID-19. A $10 gift to The Salvation Army of North Texas provides 4 meals or 2 bags of groceries to feed a family for a week. Give now at salarmy.us/giventx.

North Texas Giving Day starts now! We're striving to match $250,000 that will go directly to COVID-19 relief and can't d...
05/05/2020

North Texas Giving Day starts now! We're striving to match $250,000 that will go directly to COVID-19 relief and can't do it without your help. Donate at salarmy.us/giventx to help North Texans in need. #NTxGivingDayNow

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05/05/2020

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#NonProfitLife During these uncertain times, The Salvation Army of North Texas always adapts to meet the needs of our co...
04/23/2020

#NonProfitLife During these uncertain times, The Salvation Army of North Texas always adapts to meet the needs of our communities! The Salvation Army Dallas has become a distribution hub for 7 Salvation Army Food Pantries across 4 counties! Check out the awesome stuff which went out to our corps today!!! #DoingTheMostGood #ItTakesAnArmy

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04/23/2020

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Volunteers!!! We miss you!!! But rest assured we are so happy you are #stayinghome to protect yourself, our clients & ou...
04/23/2020

Volunteers!!! We miss you!!! But rest assured we are so happy you are #stayinghome to protect yourself, our clients & our staff. We still have a lot going on here and can't wait till you can all be a part of it again. #stayhome #staysafe #staystrong The Salvation Army USA The Salvation Army Texas The Salvation Army of North Texas

03/16/2020

Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the recommendation of public health officials, The Salvation Army will be temporarily suspending all volunteer services until Monday, March 23. As this is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation in our community, the timeline for resuming volunteer services may change. We will stay in regular communication with you and provide updates to keep you informed. We thank you for all you do to support The Salvation Army and those we serve.

Prayers for everyone during this outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. For families, friends, and loved ones for anyone who ha...
03/13/2020
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Prayers for everyone during this outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. For families, friends, and loved ones for anyone who has been inflicted. ❤️

The Salvation Army is closely monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak. We are partnering with government agencies to provide food and hydration, as well as other resources for returning evacuees, when requested. The Salvation Army will continue to monitor the outbreak, collaborate with our partners and work with government officials on how to do the most good in the coming weeks. For more information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Our #ThankfulThursday goes to our  The Salvation Army Texas Mission Trip Young Adult ministry that helped make 263 food ...
03/13/2020

Our #ThankfulThursday goes to our The Salvation Army Texas Mission Trip Young Adult ministry that helped make 263 food pantry bags for our working, low-income families to later receive through our Home Sweet Home-Food Pantry.

The Mission Trip Youth also assisted with our lunch meal service and served all of our program clients at Carr P. Collins! With a passionate heart, we're thankful for these young adults wanting to openly serve our clients and #DoingTheMostGood. ❤️

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03/10/2020

The Salvation Army Texas

On This Day In History: In 1880, The Salvation Army “officially” started work in the United States. Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven female officers, 'Hallelujah Lassies,' landed in New York City after having been sent from England by Salvation Army founder William Booth to begin their ministry in this country. Doing The Most Good!

If anyone has a new or gently used crib they would be willing to donate an expecting mother in our Women and Children's ...
03/04/2020

If anyone has a new or gently used crib they would be willing to donate an expecting mother in our Women and Children's Shelter please contact: [email protected] 🤱👶

Another go of TWU College of Nursing - Dallas/Parkland Campus came to volunteer with us at Carr P. Collins! The nursing ...
03/03/2020

Another go of TWU College of Nursing - Dallas/Parkland Campus came to volunteer with us at Carr P. Collins! The nursing students made over 300 food pantry bags for our working, low-income families to later receive through our Home Sweet Home-Food Pantry.

TWU Nurses also assisted our clients by checking their blood pressure and offering glucose tests. Thank you for #DoingTheMostGood. ❤️🏥

Our #ThankfulThursday goes to our recent warehouse volunteers, UPS! They made great strides with our clothing area and w...
02/28/2020

Our #ThankfulThursday goes to our recent warehouse volunteers, UPS! They made great strides with our clothing area and we appreciate all the hard work so much!

UPS assisted with tidying up our clothing area and preparing items for our Salvation Army Family Stores donations!

With helping hands all around we are so thankful for our volunteer groups #DoingTheMostGood!

We thank the Allstate employees for volunteering with us! With helping hands all around from each volunteer, they assist...
02/25/2020

We thank the Allstate employees for volunteering with us!

With helping hands all around from each volunteer, they assisted with our lunch meal serving for all our program clients! ❤️Thank you so much for #DoingTheMostGood

We thank you, Allstate for serving our clients and for #DoingTheMostGood

We thank the African Amerian trendsetters who paved the way for always doing your best... And NEVER let anyone distract ...
02/22/2020

We thank the African Amerian trendsetters who paved the way for always doing your best... And NEVER let anyone distract you from your dream and purpose. ❤️ #BlackHistoryMonth

In the midst of the most racially turbulent period (1969), African American commissioned officers of The Salvation Army ...
02/21/2020

In the midst of the most racially turbulent period (1969), African American commissioned officers of The Salvation Army convened a meeting to discuss race relations within the organization. The meeting served to unite the voices of African American officers wanting to eliminate the walls of separation from the larger Salvation Army community. This meeting was ultimately met with enthusiastic support and representation of the mission!

Thankful for this meeting, we are now in our 2nd year with our wonderful captains Joe and Maxie Deblanc at Carr P. Collins! Our captains are over all of our service ministries and open our chapel to all open hearts to hear a kind word or song.

We thank you both Captain Joe and Maxie Deblanc for your dedication, servitude, and example of a hopeful tomorrow! #ThankfulThursday #DoingTheMostGood #BlackHistoryMonth

We thank our wonderful group of Aramark employees for volunteering in our warehouse at Carr P. Collins! With helping han...
02/18/2020

We thank our wonderful group of Aramark employees for volunteering in our warehouse at Carr P. Collins! With helping hands all around, this small but mighty group assisted with a huge food donation and restocked our food pantry!

We thank you Aramark at Baylor Scott & White Recruiting - DFW & Austin Region for #DoingTheMostGood! ❤️💪

#DallasCowboys #Huddle100

Another round of TWU College of Nursing - Dallas/Parkland Campus came to volunteer with us at Carr P. Collins! The nursi...
02/10/2020

Another round of TWU College of Nursing - Dallas/Parkland Campus came to volunteer with us at Carr P. Collins! The nursing students made 258 food pantry bags for our working, low-income families to later receive.

They also assisted our clients by checking their blood pressure and offering glucose tests.We're so excited to have you with us for another semester! Thank you for #DoingTheMostGood. ❤️🏥

Our #ThankfulThursday goes to our consistent volunteers the LDS Missionaries! Our missionaries have recently added two n...
02/06/2020

Our #ThankfulThursday goes to our consistent volunteers the LDS Missionaries! Our missionaries have recently added two new volunteers to their group: Elder Barrett and Elder Clift.

Elder Barrett and Clift stated they were excited to begin their journey with us at Carr P. Collins and want to help serve wherever needed!

Our LDS Missionary group comes to serve at our center twice a week and is always #DoingTheMostGood for our clients!

We thank you for your consistent serving and help! ❤️

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The Salvation Army Carr P. Collin Social Service Center

The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Located west of downtown Dallas, The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center is next to Parkland Hospital on Harry Hines Boulevard.

The 161,000 square foot center, which houses up to 600 people per night, is the largest multi-use facility in The Salvation Army world. Every year, thousands of people find the spiritual and practical help they need to change their lives at The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center. Nowhere else in Dallas will people find so many resources under one roof.

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My Final Comment on the Matter Someone in the LGBT community that finds themselves on the battered end of a violent relationship has the initial challenge of identifying as a victim. There is little to be found in common with a heterosexual woman also undergoing spousal abuse, at first glance. That someone may dismiss the conflicts as arguments that got out of hand and perhaps even partially deserved. The anger in those moments is not unshared. Often in that mindset, a belief is held that there is a solution in reach which will somehow relieve the tension. Hope fades. The violence escalates. The control tightens. Suddenly, that person is trapped and completely isolated. The opportunity to flee was missed. It becomes too late. A numbness descends into every limb. As if on pilot, the body freezes in an effort to hide. Over and over, it’s affirmed that one’s life can end in the rage of the person most trusted. Fear fills every vein nothing more. The body remains on alert in both sleep and wakefulness. In both instances, that person, gay or straight, is more the keeper of the watch then the victim. Those murdered were unable to hold back the fury though not for a lack of effort. Their entire existence was concentrated on defense. Rage won as is always its intent. The perpetrators’ arguments of passion may therefore have some traction. What’s left unsaid, is that in the unbridled passion the intent of murder is spawned and demands release. The perpetrators’ motives and character traits are wildly known by most of society today. The victims that manage to find help and often escape learn to identify the behaviors that fueled their abusers’ rage. They begin to understand the control struggle waged against them. If you are someone that has suffered in family violence, have you been able to grasp what attributes in yourself made you a target for this violence? I have seen little information that helps someone understand what that life they encountered really meant to them personally. I am a survivor of that violence. I appreciated the knowledge I acquired about that situation. It’s been a very long time since I was involved. I had the good fortune to acquire the help I needed. Being a gay man experiencing partner violence made it extremely difficult to find healing. Shelters were not willing to assist me in my struggle. Counseling was a tremendous value in reclaiming my dignity. At the time of my recovery there was little in that field that spoke to the control struggle which is the heart of that violence. I could not heal until I understood it. I wanted to be whole again. I searched and found good answers. I found other gay men that began the narrative in their pioneering efforts around it. I learned that my pain would also become a doorway for others to recover because there was so little attention paid to its impact in our community. The part remaining for me, was learning what drew me into that kind if a situation initially. Just as I had to search for my initial understanding of how partner violence played a role in my life as a gay man, I had to learn about those components within myself that allowed for this, on my own, once more. Only this time I had the prior knowledge gained around the issue, as well as, the therapy that provided some lasting degree of insight into myself. I don’t really have any documentation that supports my beliefs; but, the sheer effort on my part to get to those answers I feel qualifies some of these assertions. If they help others to find some clarification in their journey back to themselves I’m glad. I struggled with the question of why I had stayed. I think that the heart of that question is “what else does a person in that situation still have to hold onto?” NOTHING beyond the chaotic and dangerous life offered by the perpetrator who has systematically gotten rid of anything that is outside his/her realm of control. An existence that demands 25/7 (that’s not a typo). Victims believe they have failed before they even start each day. They are always behind in the tasks that in time they learn to place on themselves to prove their own incapability. I believe my partner would have been excellent in the career pursuit of a horse trainer. In time, I was utterly broken. Leave? Go where when you cannot even muster the wherewithal for the life foisted on you? Was it emotional control? It was; but, on the ground, it doesn’t feel that way. One doesn’t feel anyway at all. When your scared out of your wits all emotion fades. It’s an auto-defense that kicks in for protection. It’s actually more like demon possession. Here’s The Real Kicker The idea that victims are weaklings void of self-confidence is a myth. An abuser’s taste for violence matures and becomes refined over time. Victims are chosen for their strong spirits, independence and reliance. We are an acquired taste. All the better to break. That is the thrill a perpetrator seeks- complete control over a person that eventually folds on a life that held great meaning and value. The men and women trapped in violence have a strength that surpasses the norm. Regardless if they survive or perish they are heroes not victims.
Why cant you call the family store on Harry Hines ...... it just hangs up on you ......
OCTOBER 2020 Family Violence Awareness Month . I wrote this tribute a couple of years back to primarily share with my extended family which at this juncture includes only my siblings, cousins, their children and a well-loved aunt by marriage who is the lone survivor of the generation that raised all of us. I also wanted to provide a window into the time In our history when women had absolutely no help or protection against their violent spouses. A woman from a wealthy family stood a better chance of survival . The savvy perpetrator found other outlets for his rage in order to continue whatever level of control he held with her finances. The emotional toll was the same in most cases as it was for my aunt born into a poor immigrant family who like most women in that era was beaten with impunity. Honoring the life of Genevieve Havlak Phillips I am addressing you today to talk about the history of domestic violence in the Havlak family, This is our family, for you are my siblings and cousins and your children, as well. Those children were not yet born. Many of you, also were too young and too sheltered to know about this part of our story, Genevieve Havlak Phillips was our aunt. We knew of her as Aunt Jenny. None of us ever met her. She was never present at any family gatherings I attended as a child. She was the elephant in the room that no one spoke about. Her absence, however, was always felt. Her siblings, our parents, were in constant high alert anticipating her return. A return that would not happen until a very sad day in the far, far future. My interpretation of our Aunt Jenny is flawed and sketchy . Older cousins , Mary Ann and Lillian were adults at the time of her death and may have more accurate details. I draw on my source as a son of one of her sisters that perpetually agonized over her disappearance . I was raised by these women. In hushed whispers I witnessed how they were affected by their loss of her as the years progressed. Genevieve married a man from their hometown by the last name of Phillips. He apparently was violent with her from the beginning. Aunt Toni and Aunt Agnes were teenagers at the time, still living at home in Rowena, Texas. Toni talked to me about how the two of them would call him out as a coward for his treatment of their now married sister when they ran into him at the drugstore soda counter. In time, they had four children. Bernard, Eugene and Jimmy were their sons. Their only daughter was named Mary Lee. Phillips moved them around a lot, in time, isolating Aunt Jenny further from her family. She would upon occasion call on them for support. In time, four of the sisters migrated to Dallas. By that time, Aunt Jenny was unable to support her children. She sent them to live in an orphanage in Dallas. Her sisters worked as domestics in Highland Oark homes so they themselves had no means to House them so instead they over saw their care and provided some financial assistance. In time she snd her husband must have had s change in fortune. She took the children out of the orphanage . The boys , Iwent to live with Uncle Emil and Aunt Emma in Rowena where they finished high school. She took her daughter with her and again disappeared. This was around the late 1940’s. There was some communication that Phillips had been killed in an industrial accident. Little else. The years past. A victim of domestic violence often falls away from the family of origin. The habitual pattern of returning to the abuser is shameful and painful. The victims want to spare their families while also protecting the perpetrator. Our Grandmother had a huge hole burned into her heart. Her relations with all of her daughters , I believe , were complicated. She knew from the beginning that the marriage of Genevieve was flawed. She became silent when that child could no longer be reached and was torn from her. I only knew our grandmother from our brief visits. She spoke very little English. I spoke even less Czech. Whatever affection she had towards her grandchildren was shown to our older cousins that were versed in her language. It seemed that the woman carried much grief. Somewhere in the early sixties, after a very long stretch of time the family received a phone call informing them of Aunt Jenny’s whereabouts along with the message that she was dying, The family rushed to her. She was found in lying in a charity bed of a hospital in Monahans , Texas . In that period, Monahans was a bleak far West Texas wildcatter oil town. She had by then remarried. That current spouse was even more violent than Phillips. Mary Lee, the daughter was born severely challenged intellectually. She had been loved by her mother who sought to protect her and keep her close with her when she could. The girl matured physically. She was said to be a young beauty. Those attributes if that innocent child caught the attention of the newest abusive spouse. He r***d her and in time considered her an adjacent wife to the mother. Mary Lee gave birth to two of his children, All of us who were still children were spared from that information. Genevieve’s brothers confided their anger and frustration to their wives. The sisters were devastated and found support among themselves. Their sister was beaten every day of her married life. Knowing and expecting only violence she drifted into an even more severe relationship. She ultimately sacrificed her own daughter . An aggressive cancer ended Genevieve’s tormented life. She was able to say goodbye to her all of her siblings. More important, her mother found closure in the loss she had been carrying so many years. Our grandmother died s year later with that peace. Mary Lee remained with her ra**st raising his children after her mother’s death. The cycle of violence extended to another generation. The violence in a short time required her to be commuted to a mental hospital In time the madness the the poor conditionne forced upon her in that institution ended the humiliation forced upon her. She is lost to us. One of the brothers took her children raising them as his own. All of the brothers went on to have families. They have had occasional contact with the oldest remaining cousins over the years. Most of us never knew them. Genevieve’s siblings, our parents, afterwards mentioned her on rare occasions with the deepest of sadness. They kept her memory alive. Theynever stopped loving her. I gathered from their stories that she was intelligent, She was funny and independent. Any vestige of that was beaten out of her. Her brothers and sisters were powerless to intervene. In that place, in that time marriage was sanctified. There were no services to help women like her. There were no court services to assist her family to get her out of her hell. She died so many times in front of them . I am very sorry they had to endure this. I am sorry that her and her children were tortured and humiliated. In this month of awareness I want to remember our aunt. I also want to grieve for this family member and her children that were stolen from the Havlak clan. Keep her memory. She deserves all of our awareness. When I work with battered women, I think of Aunt Jenny and all of the thousands of women that were brutalized and had no way out. I weep, I do. But, the strength they had gives me courage to continue . UPDATE Since I ran this article I have been put in contact with three of her grandchildren. All of sons carved out good lives for themselves, They each married decent women who they respected and treated well, The grandchildren all established comfortable lives for themselves. Two I have met become quite fond of. The other I am building a friendship. I’ve helped them to become familiar with a large family that is thrilled to have them back where they always have belonged.