West Dallas is made up of 11 square miles in zip code area 75212. More than one out of every three families live below the federal poverty level. It is surrounded by the Trinity River to the north, Interstate 30 to the south, downtown Dallas and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to the east, and Loop 12 (Walton Walker Freeway) to the west.
Most of the people in this neighborhood have lived their entire lives on the discarded, damaged products of our society. The demographics of West Dallas compared to the City of Dallas are staggering:
- West Dallas Family poverty rate = 39% / City of Dallas = 14.9%
- West Dallas adults never having completed high school = 65% / City of Dallas = 30%
- West Dallas number of college graduates = 2% / City of Dallas = 28%
- West Dallas infant mortality rate = 23% / City of Dallas = 4.8%
- West Dallas households not owning at least one car = 25% / City of Dallas = 10%
The average Pre-K child in West Dallas knows 1,500 to 2,000 words verses his or her peer in more affluent communities in Dallas knows 5,000 to 7,000 words
Population Served by BBHH
Brother Bill's Helping Hand stays committed to its mission of helping people bring change to their lives. Over the years we have seen the positive results of mothers being better prepared to raise their children after participating in parenting seminars. We have watched the change quality health care can bring to a person’s life. We have helped women learn English and find jobs, resulting in a family less dependent on BBHH for the essentials of life.
Below is a snapshot of the BBHH neighbors served in 2014:
2014 Year End Program Report
- Unduplicated number of individuals served: 4339
- Total number of households: 1223
- Total units of service: 93,638
- Income: 100% low-income
- Division of Ages: 40% children, 47% adults ages 18 – 59, 13% adults 60 and older
- Ethnicity: 67% Hispanic, 31% African American, 2% Other
- Household status: 50% married, 53.6% households with children
- Spanish speaking-only household representative: 39%
2014 Volunteer Visits / Hours Served: 7294 Visits / 22,036 Hours Served
- Empowering through Learning Programs: 19,628 Visits (Bible Study, Devotional Time, English Class, Kids Craft Time, PathWays, National Day of Prayer)
- Essentials of Life Programs: 63,231 Visits (Birthday Party in a Bag, Neighbor Day, Back to School Carnival, Grocery Store, SNAP Registration, Children's Christmas Celebration)
- Community Clinic: 6895 Visits (Adult, Women, Dental, and Eye Clinics, EKG, Flu Shots, Labs, Glasses, Mammograms, Prescription Aid Program, Prostate Screening, UT Southwestern Depression and Diabetes Study)
- Health Living Programs: 3884 Visits (Diabetes, Exercise Classes, Healthy Eating, Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol seminars, Family Talk/Diaper Day, Medicaid Registration, Mr. Donovan's Sport Camp, Soccer Camp, Super Saturday)
Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
3906 N. Westmoreland
Dallas, Texas 75212
PO Box 565846
Dallas, Texas 75356
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News & Events
CAMP OZARK FOR ALL
Last Sunday 61 BBHH children boarded two buses to go to Camp Ozark in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. In a room packed with parents, campers, and their siblings, we gathered for final instructions and to pray for safe travel, peace of mind for mom and dad, and most important of all, that each child will return knowing the friend they have in Jesus.
Thanks to the generosity of the Camp Ozark Foundation, the week at camp is free. Thanks to Highland Park United Methodist Church Camp Outreach ministry, BBHH's cost of getting the children there and back is fully funded.
We truly are praising God for the blessings He has provided, and we are waiting expectantly to see how He will work in each camper's life over the next five days. Please keep campers, their parents, and the Camp Ozark staff in your prayers.
To God be the Glory...