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.
Building A- Administration Building
The 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.
Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
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) 421-5200.
Dallas Civil Rights MuseumThe 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: Emma Rodgers (214) 670-8418.Empowering the MassesEmpowering 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: Tammy Johnson (972) 460-6316.Family Care ConnectionFamily 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: Freya Morani (972) 298-3366.
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: Bridget Vinson-O’Neal (972) 468-0631.
Fresh Start Housing Assistance
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.
Miles of Freedom
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: Richard Miles (214) 290-2337.
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center aims to increase access to fresh food in South Dallas and surrounding communities. Sponsored by Leadership Dallas, the distribution center is open to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to citizens at no cost (while supplies last).
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.
The City of Dallas Social Services Program assists clients by providing utility assistance for electricity, water, and rent, depending on availability of funds. HOPWA funds are available. Clients must make an appointment to be seen. Located in Building A, Suite #135. For appointments, contact (214) 670-8416.
Turner 12 prepares students to become college graduates and productive citizens through educational enrichment, mentoring, community involvement and exposing students to higher learning and life-changing experiences. Located in Building A, Suite #129. Contact: John Carter (214) 384-7912.
The Foremost Family Health Center provides medical and dental services for patients of all ages. Contact: (214) 426-3645.
WIC Program (Women, Infants, and Children)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) 670-7200.
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.
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center aims to increase access to fresh food in South Dallas and surrounding communities by providing fresh fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to citizens at no cost twice per week. There are no zip code requirements or income restrictions to receive goods.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays at 12 P.M. at the MLK Community Center (2922 MLK Blvd); Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. at the Park South YMCA (2500 Romine Avenue, Dallas, TX 75215)
Free Legal Aid Services
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) provides free legal aid services to the community. For information, please contact 214-748-1234, ext. 2200.
FreshStart Employment Screening
City of Dallas FreshStart Employment pre-screening takes place every Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.