Resources for Families

               We all find ourselves needing help from time to time.  Please click on the links below to search our available Mesquite/DFW resources or contact your counselor to help you get connected and find something to meet your needs.

Medical Resources


Altshuler MetroCare

4645 Samuell Blvd. Dallas, TX 75228

Open M-F 8-5pm Based on Insurance, in none will apply for their own, Medicaid Bilingual Intake, and Therapy, ADHD and Psychiatric Evaluations, Ages 4 and up. 214-275-7393

East Dallas Health Center

3320 Live Oak Garland, TX 75204

Open M-F 8-5pm Low cost immunizations Sliding Scale: Medical Care, Insurance, Medicaid ADHD screening for all ages. 214-266-1000

Foremost Family Health Center

3515 Shepherd Lane Balch Springs, TX 

Clinic provides affordable health care to insured, uninsured and underinsured patients. For qualifying uninsured patients, fees vary based on income level. They accept multiple forms of payment and insurance. The clinic also has certified application counselors to help the public apply for insurance including Medicaid. Services provided include family medicine, immunizations, behavioral health, OB/Gyn, social services and wellness. Note that if you have a student 19 years or older needing required vaccines for school who is underinsured or uninsured, this is a good resource. They have limited numbers of adult vaccines each month and they do not charge as much for those as the County does. The Balch Springs clinic does not provide dental services. 214-426-3645

Green Oaks Hospital

7808 Clodus Fields Dallas, TX 75251

Open 24 hours a day Private Office Insurance taken, Insurance, Medicaid Bilingual Intake by phone, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and Addiction Programs both in patient and out patient 8-17 years brought in by Police only 972-991-9504

Mesquite Public Health Clinic

161 N. Galloway Ave Mesquite, TX 

Open M-W 8-11am, 1-4pm $14 per child, TB Tests-$20, Influenza Vaccinations-$20 Adult Insurance, Medicaid, Up to date shot record, low cost immunizations, proof of residence in Mesquite, Texas, All ages 972-329-4535

Mission East Dallas County Health Ministries

2914 Oates Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

Open daily and after hours phone service Private paying, Full or partial uninsured, insurance, Medicaid, Sliding Scale: Based on Limited income and family size.   Health, Dental care, and Medications, All ages 972-682-8917

Parkland Memorial Hospital

5201 Harry Hines, Dallas TX 75235

Open 24 hours a day Insurance, Medicaid, Outpatient Clinic Information, All ages 214-590-8000

Planned Parenthood of Texas

1220 N. Town East Blvd, Mesquite, TX

Nonprofit organization providing reproductive health and maternal health services. Health care exams may be available at a reduced cost. Inquire about patient assistance fund. M: 12-7 T, Th, F: 9-5 Sat: 9-1 (2nd and 4th Saturdays) 972-613-0915

Southeast Dallas Health Center

9209 Elam Road, Dallas, TX 75217

Open M-F 7:30-6pm, 2nd and 4th F 1-6pm Low cost immunizations, Sliding Scale: Medical Care, Insurance, Medicaid, ADHD Screening, All ages 214-266-1600

Texas Health Steps – Larry Locklear Regional Mgr Region 3


Children and Pregnant Women CHIP Children’s Medicaid Need a ride to the Doctor? Call MEDICAID Checkups – Need help with getting your child to checkup. Dental – Need help finding a dentist call Hours on most offices are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. some are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m




Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Medical, Learning Disabilities 214-559-5000


Housing and Food Resources

Sharing Life Community Outreach


Food pantry, household essentials, financial assistance, disaster assistance, holiday help, educational programs

Family Gateway


Shelter & supportive housing, adult and children's services, education programs

Dallas Life


Meals, shelter, clothing, counseling services, medical services

Promise House


Emergency youth shelter program, transitional living, counseling

The Family Place


Emergency shelter, counseling, medical care, emergency assistance

214-941-1991, 24 hour crisis hotline
Mesquite Social Services


Food pantry, Christmas assistance, GED program, financial assistance



Counseling and Psychiatric Resources

Baylor Psychiatric Referral Service   1-800-828-8880
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services    214-333-7046

Counseling Institute of Texas (Garland)

3200 Southern Dr. Ste. 100 Garland, TX 75403 

     Hours: M-Th 9-9pm, F-S 9-4pm 
     Sliding scale: $25 Students, $45 and up for Staff 
     Medicaid and North Star Insurance, Bilingual Intake and Therapy, Sex and Abuse Treatment, Play, Marital Anger Management      All Ages​

Dallas Challenge Inc. 

7777 Forest Lane, Building B. Ste 410 Dallas, TX 75203

Open M-F 9-5pm
$65 Total Cost, Medicaid depends on specify program. Bilingual Intake and Therapy, Anger Management, and Family Counseling, Ages: 9-24 years.

Dallas Child Guidance (Mesquite)

120 W. Main St. Suite 220 Mesquite, TX 75150 

Open M-F 8:30-5:30pm 
     Low cost insurance, North Star, and Medicaid. Bilingual Intake, and Therapy, Individual, Family, and Play Therapy. Ages 4 and up 
1-866-695-3794 Online resource for parents with information regarding identifying substance abuse in children, how to talk to your child about drug abuse, warning signs, prevention, and treatment options.   

Elevate Healthcare

2427 Baker Drive Mesquite, TX 75150

Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient behavioral health treatment programs. Children and adolescents 5-17. Art Therapy, Pet Therapy, Play Therapy, Music, Yoga and nutrition. Accept all insurances, sliding scale, and self pay discounts. Free assessment 5 days a week.  469-917-9201

Family Place

 Education, assistance, counseling, and parenting classes for past and present victims of domestic abuse.  All services are free. 


Crisis: 214-941-1991

Hickory Trail Hospital

2000 N. Old Hickory Trail Desoto, TX 75115 

Open 24 hours a day 
     Cost: $2,050 a day, collects 5 days upfront for in-patient only. Sliding Scale: Payment Plan, Most Major Insurance, No Medicaid unless 20 yrs and under or Out of State Region . 
     Bilingual Intake, Ages 5 and up.


 9708 Skillman Street Dallas, TX 75243-5150 214-221-5433

LightHouse for New Hope

2717 Motley Dr
Mesquite, TX 75150 

The LightHouse for New Hope provides grief support for children and adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. That loss may be from a death, divorce, separation, or abandonment. Group counseling at no cost, individual counseling on a sliding scale.


Momentous Institute 

106 E. Tenth Street Dallas, TX 75203

Open M&F 8-5pm, T-Th 8-7pm, S 8:30-3pm. Sliding Scale: Based on Family Income. Bilingual Intake, Therapy, Family Therapy. Only helps family with children.  ​  214-915-4700

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. 

210 West Tenth Street, Ste. 201, Dallas 75208

Counseling Services—Behavioral Health, Ages 4+ youth. Office or in home services available. Open M-F 8-4pm   214-821-6505

CityHouse Collin Intervention to Youth, Inc.

902 East 16​th​ Street, Plano, TX 75074

Non-Profit Organization, Medical Care, food, clothing, case management, counseling, continuation of education,       Legal Services when needed, Intervention Services to children and youth in crisis.  Ages Birth to 17 years. 972-424-4626
Adapt Mobile Crisis Team  Open 24 hours a day, will come to school to help with risk assessment for suicide, bilingual intake, will provide resources.  1-866-260-8000