Mentors pair up with children ages 6–18, who often come from low-income communities and underserved schools. Mentors learn to demonstrate a holistic concern for the children by helping them to deal with day-to-day challenges that may arise both at school and at home. The organization does not currently have enough volunteer mentors to meet demand, and must place many children on a waiting list until they can be matched with a suitable mentor. BBBS needs additional funding to expand its team of volunteers, which includes the costs of recruiting and screening new volunteers, and then training and matching them with children.
A student of traditional therapies and modern science, Pama Vencill treats pain and promotes well-being through personalized care and attention. The energizing ions of PEMF therapy helps stimulate natural healing processes, reduce stress, and rejuvenate the body through electromagnetic pulses. Pama also helps individual and businesses reach new heights through life coaching that targets areas of physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
Certified neuro-linguistic and Time Line Therapy practitioner Connie Harris has more than 30 years of life-coaching experience under her belt, having helped everyone from kids to corporate CEOs overcome mental blocks and stress of all varieties. Armed with the brain-tapping strategies of the Emotional Freedom Technique, Harris assists clients in breaking through emotional pain, guilt, anxiety, and fatigue, paving the way to wellness and contentment.
Resource Center has been the primary organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and for HIV/AIDS services in North Texas since 1983. As one of the largest LGBT community centers in the country, the center maintains a staff of more than 50 full- and part-time members who are supported by over 1,000 volunteers. A large part of their work comprises HIV/AIDS services, including anonymous and confidential HIV testing and counseling, as well as STD testing and treatments. Through a partnership with Southern Methodist University's Center for Family Counseling, Resource Center offers LGBT-affirmative counseling for a wide range of concerns, such as transgender issues, anxiety, coming out, relationship difficulties, and more.
Helmed by Ricky Williams, a certified anger-management facilitator and stress-management coach, the therapists and counselors at Life Changes Learning Center help their clients find the tools to help them deal with stress and anxiety. That's why the staff creates a variety of supportive settings to cater to the comfort levels of each individual who walks through their door. In addition to group sessions and support groups, they also oversee private sessions for families, couples, and individuals.