Social Services

Social Services

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Social Services program assists clients by providing:

  • Utility Bill Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG)

Financial services are based on availability of funds. You must schedule an appointment with a caseworker to be seen. No walk-ins are allowed.

Appointment Line

To schedule an appointment, call the appointment line at 214-670-8416. The appointment line is open every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Please have your account information available when calling. For questions, contact 214-670-8442.

Free Legal Aid Services

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) provides free legal aid services every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of the month. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. in Building A. The first 45 people in line will have an opportunity to consult with a legal representative. For additional information, contact 214-748-1234, ext. 2200.

North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry

The North Texas Food Bank mobile food pantry is available on site every 3rd Friday of the month, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with free produce for the community. Produce is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must show an ID to sign up.


Showers of Blessings

Showers of Blessings from New Hope Baptist Church provides sack lunches and groceries every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For sack lunches, you must provide an ID. For groceries you must provide an ID, proof of residence, and a Social Security card for each member of the household.

The 2017 MLK Santa Claus Toy Project

The MLK Santa Claus Toy Project is an annual event where families can sign up to receive free Christmas toys for children ages 0 to 12. Applicants must live in the city of Dallas and must provide appropriate documentation to sign up. MLK Santa Claus Toy Project 2017MLK Santa Claus Toy Project 2017 (Spanish Flyer)