Want to learn more or meet our partners and the team in person?  Want to get involved and volunteer at an event?  Click details below and check out our upcoming events!  We hope to see you there!

H.O.P.E.S. is great for anyone who is expecting a child or raising a child who has not started kindergarten yet. This is a perfect resource for those who are:

> Expecting a child

> Parents of children who have not yet started kindergarten. Includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, foster parents and other caregivers as well.

> In need of support getting their child ready for school. Including tools to help with early literacy, math and science.  

> In need of parenting support to help manage behavior, set rules and routines.

The requirements to participate in H.O.P.E.S. are:

> Must live in Dallas County

> Must have a child ages prenatal to five years’ old


You are welcome to connect with any of our partners directly, but if you are unsure where to start or want to talk to someone first, click the contact box below to find the right resource for you!  

AVANCE The AVANCE approach imparts parenting knowledge that directly impacts children’s development while enabling parents to achieve their own educational and professional goals. AVANCE’s renown Parent-Child Education Program instills a philosophy of nurturing care, wellness, and language development in caregivers as they embrace their role as their child’s first teacher and their home as first classroom.

Nurse-Family Partnership or NFP is a program that helps first-time mothers succeed. From helping you have a healthy pregnancy, to teaching you about child development, to encouraging you to complete your goals, your nurse home visitor will always be there for you so that you can be there for your baby.


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Triple P Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you. Parent training classes focuses on strengthening parenting competencies and fostering parents’ involvement with their children.

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Parents as Teachers or PAT, is for any family expecting a child or with children up to kindergarten age (age 5). PAT teaches parents about child development and gives parenting support. PAT helps to ensure that young children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The program includes one-on-one home visits, monthly group meetings, developmental testing, and a resource network for families.

Period of Purple Crying 
The Period of PURPLE Crying is a new way to help parents understand this time in their baby's life, which is a normal part of every infant's development. The PURPLE program is designed to help parents of new babies understand a developmental stage that is not widely known. It provides education on the normal crying curve and the dangers of shaking a baby.

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We have some incredible partners and organizations that are here to help. They want to connect with you and give you the support you and your family need.  Please click the box below to check out all the resources we have for you to use!

The Dallas County H.O.P.E.S. Program can help families with young children create the best possible environment for them to grow and thrive. H.O.P.E.S. uses curriculum that is proven to support families from pregnancy until the time their child enters kindergarten. H.O.P.E.S. uses five evidence-based programs that have been proven to help children and families. These are listed below:​

"Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up in a safe and loving environment and every family needs a supportive and caring community in order to thrive. We are committed to turning “HOPE” into reality." 

~ Madeline McClure, founder and CEO of Dallas based TexProtects


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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas brings people together to improve lives and create lasting change here in North Texas by focusing on education, income, and health — the building blocks for strong families and thriving communities. We galvanize and connect all sectors of society — individuals, businesses, non-profits and government — to create long-term change through investing in solutions that produce healthy, well-educated and financially stable individuals and families. We raise, invest and leverage more than $73 million annually in community-focused solutions serving Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and southern Denton counties. We do more than help one person beat the odds — we are changing the odds for entire communities.