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Free WebistesNetworking ResourcesCareer Advice/CoachingSupport Groups/ ForumsUnemployment BenefitsCommunity CollegesAssistance ProgramsJob Training Assistance Programs Utility Assistance/ Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Top Resume Writers

This may be the first time you have looked for a job in years and you may not be up-to-date on what a good resume should cover. Here are some Resume writing services that can help.

Perfect Resume TX
3131 McKinney Ave., Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214)-431-5296

Yellow Brick Path
3816 Travis Street Dallas, Texas 75204
Phone: (214)-526-8690

Dallas Resume Service
www.dallasresumeservice.com/en   info@dallasresumeservice.com
Phone: (877) -789-5902

Corporate Ladder Resumes
14683 Midway Rd., Ste 272 Addison, TX 75001
Phone: (972)-416-5608

Email: laura@masterworkresumes.com
Phone: (214)-507-9770

5706 E Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75206
Phone: (888)-521-8712
Local Phone: (972)-876-2031

Enhanced Careers
Email: sstevenson@enhancedcareers.com Phone: (214)-383-4470

Resume Prime
Phone: 1 (888) 846-9272

A Resume Wizard & Services
2000 E. Lamar Blvd #600
Arlington, TX 76006
Phone: (866)-422-0800

Free Website Templates

Build a website to highlight your work experience and resume has never been easier – here are a few free resources you can use to build a website to promote yourself.


Career Advice/Coaching

Are you looking to make a career change after your recent job loss? This list of career advice and coaching may be a good place to start.

Career Design Associates Inc
Phone: (972)- 278-4701

Career Dimensions
6330 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75240
Phone:(972)- 239-1399

Carmichael Career Coaching
6860 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 200 Plano, Texas 75024
Cell Phone: (214)-551-9093
Work Phone: (972)-265-7981

Life Possibilities
Phone: (214)-823-LIFE (5433)
Email: michele@lifepossibilities.com

Julie Overholt
Dallas and Houston, Texas www.julieoverholt.com
Phone: (972)-985-7525

Snug Agency: Life Coach lbm@leahbmazzola.com
Phone: 1(800)-207-7750

Networking Resources

Getting out and letting people know you are available for work is a good way to find a new job. Sometimes it is not what you know but who you know.

Support Groups/ Forums


Location: White’s Chapel United Methodist Church
185 South White’s Chapel Blvd.
Southlake, TX 76092Google




St. Jude Career Alliance
St. Jude Catholic Church
1515 N. Greenville Ave. (SH 5)
Allen, TX 75002
Phone: (972)-727-1177
Contact: Jack Bick at jbick@stjudeparish.com Phone: (972)-741-6258


First Baptist Church
201 E. McDermott
Allen, TX 75002
Contact: Coty
Phone: (972)-359-7219

Unemployment Benefits

Health care –  www.healthcare.gov/unemployed/cobra-coverage/
Unemployment  – www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits

Community Colleges

Richland Community College www.richlandcollege.edu
1601 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: (214)- 378-1824

Brookhaven Community College  www.brookhavencollege.edu/Pages/default.aspx
3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: (972)-860-4700

El Centro College
801 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214)-860-2000

Collin College
www.collin.edu –  Several campuses
General Information: (972)-548-6790
Phone: (972)-881-5790
Phone: (972)-377-1790

Northeast Texas Community College www.ntcc.edu/
2886 FM 1735 Chapel Hill Road Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
Main Campus Phone: (903)-434-8100
Toll Free Phone: (800)-870-0142

Mountain View College www.mountainviewcollege.edu/Pages/default.aspx
4849 W. Illinois Avenue Dallas, TX 75211
Phone: (214)-860-8680

Assistance programs

Rent Assistance

Food Assistance


Texas Food Bank
Phone: (214)-270-2026

Operation Hope Food Pantry
3119 Pine Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: (214)-565-9136
Registration takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Food will be given every Thursday from 9:30am to 1:00pm. You will need to bring your Social Security or Birth Certificate, ID or Drivers License, proof of income, and proof of residence for everyone you are registering.

Fellowship Dallas
9330 N. Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214)-739-3881
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am Must live in area code 75231 or 75230, proof of address, and have a valid ID. You can visit the Pantry a maximum of 3 times per year.

Food Brady Social Service Center
4009 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214)-826-8330
8:30am – 11:00 am and 12:30pm – 1:30pm Monday – Friday Offers emergency food assistance to low come families in East Dallas and Mesquite only.

Angel Food Ministries
Phone: 1-(877)-366-3646
$30 to purchase a unit of food that will feed a family of four for one week – only fresh & frozen items of good quality. Specialty units available which include steak, chicken and pork. More than one unit can be purchased based on family size and income requirements. www.angelfoodministries.com/hosts.asp

Mesquite Social Services
1035 Military Pkwy
Sunnyvale, TX 7519
Phone: (972)-285-3000
8:00am – 2:00pm Monday – Friday Walk-ins welcome Food pantry for residents living in zip codes 75149,75150, 75180, 75181, 75182, 75159, 75043, 745217, 75180, 75181, 75182, 75043, 75217

Methodism’s Breadbasket
6211 East Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75223
Phone: (214)-887-3926
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Closed Wednesday & Fridays Provides clothes and food assistance to residence of zip codes 75206, 75210, 75215, 75217, 75218, 75223, 75228. Must provide proof of zip code residence, valid photo ID, documentation of all members of the household, and verification of household income.

Oak Cliff Churches for Emergency Aid
6000 S. Hampton Rd.
Dallas, TX 75232
Phone: (214)-943-7757
9:30am – 12:30pm Monday- Friday Provides food assistance to residents of Oak Cliff in zip codes 75203, 75208, 75211, 75212, 75216, 75224, 76232, 75233, 75236, 75237, 75241, 75249. Must provide valid photo ID and proof of Oak Cliff residence.

Metrocrest Social Services
1111 Beltline Road Suite 100
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972)-446-2100
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
Provides emergency food assistance for those living in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and zip code 75287

Hope Center
1401 S. MacArthur, Irving, TX 75060
Phone: (972)-790-4116
10:00am – 3:00pm Monday & Thursday
Provides emergency food assistance for Irving residence

Northgate United Methodist Church
3700 W. Northgate, Irving, TX 75062
Phone: (972)-252-8519
8:30am – 11:00 Saturdays
Provides emergency food assistance and clothing assistance for Irving residence. Must provide ID and valid proof of Irving residence.

City Square
409 North Haskell, Dallas, TX 75246
Phone: (214)-823-8710
9:00am – 3:00pm Tuesday – Friday
Provides food assistance once a month to families. Please bring Texas ID, Social Security Card, and proof of residency. For all children under 18 years of age please provide Social Security card and birth certificate.

Job Training Assistance Programs

Metrocrest Social Services
1111 Belt Line Road, Suite 100
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972)-446-2100
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – FridayProvides individual career counseling, employment skills training, and referrals to other agencies to residence of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and zip code 75287.

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
5402 Arapaho Road, Dallas, 75248
Phone: (972)-437-9950
8:30am – 8:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-6:00pm Thursday8:30am – 5:00pm Friday
Provides career counseling, tests and assessments, psychiatric consultation, services for special needs clients, and career networking.

The Wilkinson Center
” CareerWorks”
3402 N. Buckner Suite 302, Dallas, TX 75228
Phone: (214)-821-6380
Times and locations vary. Provides classes and education on career development, job readiness, and job searching.

Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc
3020 Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214)-638-2800
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday- Friday Days & times of classes vary
Vocational Services programs include assessment, remedial education, job training, job coaching, career placement, and supported employment for individuals with various barriers to employment, including welfare-dependency, homelessness and illiteracy.

Sharing Life Community Outreach
3544 E. East Emporium, Mesquite, TX 75050  Phone: (972)-285-5819
9:00am – 3:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm Thursday Evening
9:00am – 3:00pm Friday (Senior Citizens Only)
Provides job training and computer training classes for the following zipcodes: 75149, 75150, 75180, 75181, 75182, 75043, 75126, 75159, 75217, 75227, 75228, 75253

Utility Assistance/ Rent and Mortgage assistance

Dallas County Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy Suite 60 Dallas, Texas 75207-2710
Phone: (214)-819-1848
8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Take appointments starting at 8am until they have been filled. The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is a utility assistance program designed to assist low-income households in meeting their immediate energy needs, and to encourage consumers to control energy costs through energy education.

Dallas County Weatherization Program
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone: (214)-819-1909
8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Must call first to have an application mailed to you including all requirements for eligibility. Income eligibility 200% of federal poverty limit or below Offers financial assistance to weatherize your home and reduce the cost of your monthly utilities. Example, Repair broken glass, install installation, perform duct diagnostics, etc.

Lite Up Texas
Phone: 1-(866)-454-8387
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
Provides low-income individuals with reduced cost electric service from months May-September. Those on Medicaid and/or Food Stamps automatically qualify. Also eligible if at 125% Federal Poverty Level. Call number to self-enroll.

SafeLink Program
Phone: 1-(800)-977-3768
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday- Friday
Provides low-income individuals with a free cell phone and free minutes. Those receiving benefits through Medicaid, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program support, Food stamps, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Health Benefit Coverage under Child Health Plan (CHIP) automatically qualify.
Also eligible if at 150% Federal Poverty LevelCall number or visit website to enroll. Cannot receive LifeLine benefits & Safelink- must select which to receive.
Network of Community Ministries
741 S. Sherman St. Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: (972)-234-8880
by appointment only 9:00am – 6:00pm Monday & Thursday 2:00pm – 4:pm Tuesday 9:00am -3:00pm Friday
Offers emergency utility, rental, bus tickets and prescription assistance for residents of 75042, 75044, 75080, 75081, 75082, 75083, 75231, 75238, 75240, 75251, 75252, 75243, 75248

West Dallas Multipurpose Center
2828 Fish Trap Rd Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214)-670-6530
by appointment only 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Appointments made Mondays beginning at 9:00am until filled. Must make an appointment, the wait for an available appointment ranges from 2 weeks to 1 month. Offers emergency gas, water electric bill assistance to low income families. ZIP Code specific, call for details.

Dallas County Housing Program
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy Suite 724 Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone: (214)-819-6060
8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday The County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides short-term rental assistance to the disabled indigents who do not receive social security, workers compensation or other disability benefits.

White Rock Center of Hope
10021-A Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: (214)-324-8996
By appointment only 9:00am – 2:00pm Monday – Friday 6:30pm – 8:30pm 2nd and 3rd Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm every 3rd Saturday Offers emergency rent assistance for residents living in zip codes 75228, 75218, 75214, 75223, 75238

Salvation Army of Garland Corps
451 W. Avenue D Dallas, TX 75046
Phone: 972-272-4531 – Press 2
Call to verify zip code eligibility
8:00am-5:00pm Monday- Friday Offers emergency rent assistance for residents of Garland. Call to verify funds are available.