One of the reasons Denton County is the best place to work, live and raise a family is because of its culture of being community focused. We truly are home to some of the finest and most dedicated non-profit organizations whose missions are built upon enriching the lives of others. Everyday, I see first hand the value these service groups in our area bring.

Government cannot do it alone nor can it take the place of the incredible work that is being done with our numerous resources that are based here. Though there is a long list of non-profits in Denton County, below are just a few organizations that I want to highlight in an effort to help you find services or volunteer opportunities. If you need help identifying ones that are not listed below, please never hesitate to contact my District or Capitol office for assistance.

CASA – Denton

www.casadenton.org
Phone: 940.243.2272
FAX: 940.243.1605

“The mission of CASA of Denton County, Inc. is to provide trained community
volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children and to promote community awareness about child abuse issues.”

Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County

www.cacdc.org
Phone: 972-317-2818
Toll Free: 866-875-1015

“The Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County is committed to a multidisciplinary response to child sexual abuse. Established in 1997, the agency coordinates with law enforcement, child protective services, medical and mental health professionals to help children and their non-offending family members seek justice and find healing. In an effort to protect Denton County’s children from sexual abuse, the center offers free training and community outreach programs designed how to help the public recognize and react responsibly to child abuse.”

Christian Community Action

www.ccahelps.org
Phone: 972-219-4357

“For more than 40 years, Christian Community Action (CCA) has been healing, feeding, and educating families in need throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties. What started as a Bible study group of seven people in 1973 has grown into an organization of over 150 staff members, and more than 2,500 volunteers. Headquartered in Lewisville, CCA is one of the largest private nonprofits in North Texas, providing more than 10,000 individual services each year. Through careful case management, CCA’s holistic approach from rescue to transition helps families in need achieve self-sufficiency by offering a “hand-up” instead of a hand-out.”

Communities in Schools of North Texas

www.cisnt.org
Phone: (972) 538-9930
info@cisnt.org

“1 in 4 students in North Texas students are in at-risk of dropping out of school. With the help of Communities in Schools of North Texas (CISNT), part of the nation’s largest dropout prevention network, many will beat the odds this year and stay in school. CISNT, a non-profit administered through guidelines by the Texas Education Agency, is part of an innovative national approach established to combat the dropout problem.”

Journey to Dream/Kyle’s Place (Teen Shelter)

www.journeytodream.com
Phone: 469.470.2382

“Because there are homeless teens without a safe place to sleep tonight. Because human traffickers are looking for them. Because instead of studying they’re worried about what to eat and where to sleep. Because most families don’t adopt teens. Because we take God at His word.”

Lake Lewisville Symphony

www.lewisvillesymphony.org
Information: 972.874.9087
Reservations: 800.595.4849

“The Lewisville Lake Symphony is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people of all ages in North Texas through live and inspiring classical music.

The Symphony is committed to educating and supporting rising young talent.”

Ranch Hand Rescue

www.ranchhandrescue.org
Phone: (940) 464-0985

“Ranch Hand Rescue’s mission is to save abused and neglected farm animals with special focus on animals requiring critical care, to adopt out rehabilitated animals, to provide a caring sanctuary for the animals that have ongoing needs and to help people with personal, mental and psychological challenges to change and better their lives through Equine/Animal Assisted Counseling.”

Special Abilities of North Texas

www.specialabilities.net
Phone: 972.317.1515 (Flower Mound/Lewisville Campuses)

“Special Abilities of North Texas provides the highest quality care, training and support to adults with special needs, giving them opportunities to succeed in life, family and the community, while offering respite care to their caregivers. We are a local charitable nonprofit organization that provides DAILY basic care needs and life skills training to citizens with disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, Asperger’s, traumatic brain injury, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and aging affects such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.”