The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is home to a variety of organizations and agencies dedicated to providing comprehensive services to City of Dallas residents.
Below is a comprehensive list of the programs and services available at the MLK, Jr. Community Center.
Building A: Administration Building
The MLK Administration Office is located in Building A, Suite #147. Contact (214) 670-8418.
Carter’s House aims to reduce financial hardships by providing quality clothing to children in low-income families. Located in Building A, Suite #131. Contact: 1-800-943-8663, #2. Visit: www.cartershouse.org.
The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for the creation, growth, and general welfare of African American businesses in the Dallas community. Located in Building A, Suite #104. Contact: (214) 702-6652. Visit: http://dallasblackchamber.org/
The Dallas Civil Rights Museum at the MLK Center houses a collection of speeches, books, spoken word, art, and artifacts relevant to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an effort to inspire people to discover and reconnect with the power of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Group tours are available. Located in Building A, Suite #118. Contact: (214) 670-8418. Visit: http://www.dallasmlkcenter.com/dcrm
Empowering the Masses is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of empowering underserved individuals. By providing life skills and educational training services. Located in Building A, #131A. Contact: (972) 460-6316. Visit: https://www.empoweringthemasses.org/
Family Care Connection (FCC) is a community- based organization providing case management, domestic violence prevention/intervention education and support, parent education, life skills and resource and support services to families in Dallas County and surrounding areas. Located in Building A, Suite #146. Contact: (972) 298-3366. Visit: https://www.familycareconnection.org/
First Choice Social Services mission is to be the first choice in social services to provide treatment to families affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, and teen homelessness. Located in Building A, Suite #115. Contact: (972) 468-0631. Visit: https://firstchoicesocialservices.org/
The City of Dallas Fresh Start Housing Assistance program provides rental assistance and support to the homeless and their families, including ex-offenders. Located in Building A, Suite #124. Contact: (214) 670-6338. Visit: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/community-care/Pages/homelessprevention.aspx
Green Careers Dallas is a non-profit organization that provides solar installation training to residents of South Dallas. We aim to empower and energize the people of South Dallas by creating innovative economic opportunities in underserved neighborhoods. Located in Building A, Suite #129. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: https://greencareersdallas.org/
The mission of the Miles of Freedom program is to equip, empower, and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by Incarceration. Located in Building A, Suite #118. Contact: (214) 290-2337. Visit: http://milesoffreedom.org/
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center aims to increase access to fresh food in South Dallas and surrounding communities. The distribution center is open to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to citizens at no cost (while supplies last). Contact: 214-290-2337. Visit: https://dallasmlkcenter.com/mlk-fresh-produce-distribution-center/
The City of Dallas’s first community court, the South Dallas Community Court, is located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in South Dallas. The South Dallas Community Court serves as a National Mentor Court for community courts across the world. Located in Building A, Suite #141. Contact: (214) 670-7129. Visit: https://dallasmlkcenter.com/mlk-fresh-produce-distribution-center/
The City of Dallas Social Services Program assists clients by providing utility assistance for electricity, water, and rent, depending on availability of funds. Clients must make an appointment to be seen, walk-ins are not allowed. Located in Building A, Suite #135. For appointments, contact (214) 670-8416. Visit: https://dallasmlkcenter.com/social-services/
The Foremost Family Health Center provides medical and dental services for patients of all ages. Contact: (214) 426-3645. Visit: https://www.foremostfhc.org/
WIC’s mission is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. Located in Building B. Contact: (214) 670-7201. Visit: http://dallascityhall.com/departments/community-care/Pages/womeninfantsandchildrenwic.aspx
This branch of the Dallas Public Library is a resource to the community by providing access to public computers, homework help for students, and an outstanding African-American History collection. Contact: (214) 670-0344. Visit: https://dallaslibrary2.org/branch/martin.php
MLK ChildCareGroup child development center provides high-quality early care and education services for children. Contact: (214) 670-8365. Visit: https://childcaregroup.org/
The Recreation Center houses a complete fitness center, gymnasium, kitchen, and meeting space for the public. It is also home to the Senior Center. Contact: (214) 670-8363. Visit: http://www.dallasparks.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/M-L-King-Jr-Recreation-Center-385