Nov
9
to Nov 10

The Promise House: Sleep Out

The Promise House Sleep Out – A Night Under the Stars invites Dallas’ top business and community leaders to sleep outside to raise awareness and funds for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Participants pledge to raise a minimum of $5,000.

Participants will spend the night in the Promise House parking lot learning about the issues that homeless youth face and what the community can do to help youth in crisis. Promise House provides sleeping bags, cardboard and beanies, but unlike those experiencing real homelessness, sleepers will have access to restrooms, on-site security, food and beverages.

In conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and National Runaway Prevention Month, A Night Under the Stars aims to educate the community about youth experiencing homelessness, inspire change and shine a light on youth homelessness!

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Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Copa Room: City House Gala 2017

(2) Premium drink tickets, The 2017 City House Gala will transport guests back to the early 60's and the exciting atmosphere of the Rat Pack era with music, comedy, and the camaraderie of three legendary friends that made history on the stage of the Las Vegas Sands Hotel, Copa showroom.

The formal attire evening will include complimentary valet-parking, "welcome CopaCocktail," full Vegas-style Casino, (2) premium drink tickets, cash bars open throughout the evening. Passed hors d'oeuvres, amazing silent auction, and a seated chef's Dinner with wine pairing. When the unrivaled City House Live Auction ends it will be followed by America's three most sought-after Rat Pack Impersonators performing in the industry today, including a special appearance by Susan Griffith (Pulp Fiction and Marilyn and Me), the top Marilyn Monroe impersonator in the world.

If that’s not enough this incredible show will be backed by Texas-native band leader and trumpet player extraordinaire Rodney Booth and his 14-piece Big Band. Rodney has performed with many major recording artists such as Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Newton, Michael Feinstein, Dionne Warwick, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Hamlisch, Ray Charles and Natalie Cole to name a few. And when the "Pack" retires from the stage, Rodney's band will light up the dance floor making this one of the most memorable nights of your life.

So, whether you're of the era and young-at-heart, or young with a big heart, join us for a wonderful night of fundraising for our City House mission to: Protect Youth, Empower Change, and Transform Lives.

 

LOCATION

Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center & Spa

7600 John Q Hammons Drive

Frisco, TX 75034

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Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Gateway to Opportunity Luncheon

Featuring Keynote Speaker
Laura W. Bush
First Lady of the United States (2001-2009)

Click here to purchase tickets & sponsorships online

Click here to download the Sponsorship Contract and return it by mail or email.

If you would like to serve on the Host Committee, please complete the online or downloadable Sponsorship Contract. As a Host Committee member, we ask that you purchase a sponsorship or do a “Dutch treat” table at the luncheon, lend us your name for print and digital materials, and promote the event to your network of friends.

Family Gateway provides housing, social, and educational services to homeless children and their families. Proceeds from the Gateway to Opportunity Luncheon will support Family Gateway's work to empower children and families affected by homelessness.

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Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

City House Benefit Concert - Live and Let Die: A tribute to Paul McCartney

Tickets on Sale Now!

Join us for a tribute to a living legend! On July 8th, 2017, Tony Kishman takes the stage of the Hill Performance Auditorium at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX. Kishman is a world-renowned performer and veteran of the Broadway hit, Beatlemania. He has toured worldwide with productions
of Twist and Shout, Classical Mystery Tour, All You Need Is Love, Legends in Concert, and now brings what is hands-down his best concert performance yet with Live and Let Die: A Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney, featuring hit songs from the Beatles catalog and Paul McCartney’s solo works. All proceeds benefit City House of North Texas.

Click here for a video clip of the show.


“Tony Kishman sounds like Paul McCartney” 
- Beatles Producer George Martin


“Tony Kishman is a great musician” 
- Sir Paul McCartney

If you have any questions, please contact Chey Reynolds, Marketing & Development Director, City House,  972-424-4626, or at: creynolds@cityhouse.org.

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Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

Hard Conversations: Toxic Inequality

Hard Conversations: Toxic Inequality

What: MDHACitySquare, and the Dallas Public Library present a book synopsis of Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future

 

Who: Randy Mayeuxrenowned scholar and longtime book reviewer at CitySquare’s Urban Engagement Book Club

When and Where: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12.00-1.30pm, Auditorium (1st Floor) of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas, Texas 75201. Follow signs to underground parking on Wood St. Coffee and water provided. Attendees may bring brown-bag lunches.

RSVP beginning May 28, 2017: https://hardconversationstoxicinequality.eventbrite.com

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Jun
24
1:30 PM13:30

Homeless Ice Cream Social

Please mark you calendar to join us, June 24th, 1:00-3:00, for an Ice Cream Social benefitting the Homeless. Details to follow.

 

If you can't make it and want to donate, we need the following items. 
 Shoes
Tanks/t’s
Non perishable items
-granola
-crackers
- chips
-nuts
-any other type of snacks items

deodorant
lotion
toothbrushes
feminine products
body wipes
combs & brushes
backpacks/totes

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Jun
5
to Aug 18

GRACE: Feed Our Kids

Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE) is a Grapevine, Texas based non-profit relief agency which provides food, clothing, financial assistance and other vital necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency. 

Your church, business or organization can make a difference by volunteering to help our community’s children through Feed Our Kids. GRACE started this program in 2005 with the mission to provide lunches for area children during the summer weeks when they may otherwise not receive one. Feed Our Kids fills these “hungry” weeks with sack lunches, milk, smiles and a loving atmosphere. Please consider being a part of this exciting program: we believe it will be as rewarding for you as it is for the children you will help. Contact Seasonal Programs Coordinator Lori Stevens to sponsor a day, week or volunteer to serve food during the summer. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the Feed Our Kids Dates?

Feed Our Kids runs on weekdays from June 5-August 18

This program sounds interesting, but how much is it going to cost?

Typically, groups spend between $300 and $500 during their week. Each summer, GRACE is usually able to procure chips, fruit snacks, cookies and other snacks to add to the lunches. GRACE also buys enough milk for one day at each location each week, so participating groups need to provide bread, peanut butter and jelly, lunch meat, cheese, juice or lemonade (if desired, the children can also drink water) and fruit - basically the perishables. Many groups had additional cookies or chips, as well as juice boxes, donated by their members.

How many lunches are you talking about? We ask that you provide around 50-120 lunches each day that you serve, depending on the complex you are serving. (The number of participating children at a particular complex varies each week and many more children are served at some complexes compared to others, so it is hard to give an exact number.) We will keep track of numbers as the summer progresses and provide updates so everyone has the most current, accurate information. Your week’s total will be between 250 and 600 lunches.

That sounds like a lot of lunches! How many volunteers do I need?

We have found that most groups only need 10-15 volunteers each day. The volunteer duty can be divided in a number of ways. You can have a preparation team and delivery team or you can have a combination. You would be surprised at how quickly the lunches can be put together.

What time are the lunches needed?

Serving at each site is from 11:45 to 12:45.

Do we just serve lunches?

Some groups only serve lunches, while others bring along games, crafts, books, music, etc. to interact with the kids. This decision is completely up to you and your volunteers.

If we choose to play games or have music, can it be religious?

YES! You are encouraged to share your faith with the children.

Can we provide something other than sandwiches?

Of course! We have had many creative lunches in the past, including hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken fingers, pizza, tacos and BBQ. If you prefer to stick with sandwiches, that’s okay too!

I don’t know if I’m comfortable going to a strange place and setting up.

One of our volunteers can meet your group at the complex on your first day to serve. They’ll show you where to set up and make sure you’re comfortable before they leave.

This seems like a lot to do. I don’t know if I can handle it.

You are not alone! We will hold a kick-off meeting in May to provide further explanation and advice; GRACE will provide some of the less-perishable foods; you will receive updates as the summer progresses and you will have the cell phone numbers of the administrative team, if anything comes up while you are serving.

Contact: Lori Stevens, Seasonal Programs Coordinator 

Download Center: 

2017 Coordinator Packet

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Coordinator Application Form

 Feed Our Kids Location Map

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May
31
12:00 PM12:00

Hard Conversations: Invisible People

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What: MDHAInvisible People, and the Dallas Public Library present Invisible People: Changing the Way We Think About People Experiencing Homelessness.

Who: Mark Horvathrenowned activist and homeless advocate, and founder of the Invisible People vlog. Mark has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media to share compelling, gritty, and unfiltered stories of homeless people across the country, since 2008.

When and Where: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 12.00-1.30pm, Auditorium (1st Floor) of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas, Texas 75201. Follow signs to underground parking on Wood St. Coffee and water provided. Attendees may bring brown-bag lunches.

RSVP today: https://hardconversationsinvisiblepeople.eventbrite.com

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Feb
23
7:03 PM19:03

LOST IN AMERICA EXCLUSIVE SCREENING

An exclusive charity screening of Lost In America (benefiting City House), a documentary that will be taking the film festivals by storm in 2017. Presented by City House, in partnership with the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, Lost in America is a feature-length documentary from Director Rotimi Rainwater which shines a light on homeless youth in the U.S. This film is not for the faint of heart.

Lost in America is an all-encompassing look at this pandemic, highlighting issues like human trafficking, the foster care system, youth rejected because of their sexuality, domestic violence, abuse and more. It also examines what many organizations, politicians, and other public figures are doing (or not doing) to help these young people. Moving beyond politics, society, funding and bureaucracy, Lost in America tells the stories of our youth.

Lost in America also features Jon Bon Jovi, founder of JBJ Soul Foundation.  Bon Jovi’s foundation has helped provide support for over 500 units of affordable and supportive housing in 10 states for thousands of people, including youth and military veterans.

Through Director Rotimi’s personal connection with the individuals in the film, get an inside look at who they are and what their lives are truly like. Explore the reasons why they ended up on the streets, the issues they face, and the things they have to do to survive. By illuminating their stories, Lost in America hopes to improve their lives and serve as a catalyst for change.

The film’s producer/director, Rotimi Rainwater will be in attendance, and there will be post-screening meet and greet and photo opportunities. Each ticket purchase is fully tax deductible and will support homeless youth in the DFW area.

LOST IN AMERICA EXCLUSIVE SCREENING

Plano: February 23, 2017 – Angelika Film Center, Shops at Legacy

(Ticket price includes post-screening meet and greet and photo opportunity with the film’s producer/director, Rotimi Rainwater)

City House, Inc. (501c3) has been helping and influencing the lives of at-risk youth in North Texas since 1988. What began as a six-bed shelter in Collin County serving homeless teens has grown into a 48-bed multi-faceted organization that includes an emergency children’s shelter serving newborns to 17 year-olds, three transitional living homes for clients 18-21 years, and a Youth Resource and Community Outreach Center addressing the needs and safety of at-risk homeless youth and young adults aged 15-22 years. For more information on programs and services, visit: cityhouse.org

The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance is a non-profit organization leading the development of an effective homeless response system that will make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring. Visit: mdhadallas.org

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Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

LOST IN AMERICA EXCLUSIVE SCREENING

An exclusive charity screening of Lost In America (benefiting City House), a documentary that will be taking the film festivals by storm in 2017. Presented by City House, in partnership with the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, Lost in America is a feature-length documentary from Director Rotimi Rainwater which shines a light on homeless youth in the U.S. This film is not for the faint of heart.

Lost in America is an all-encompassing look at this pandemic, highlighting issues like human trafficking, the foster care system, youth rejected because of their sexuality, domestic violence, abuse and more. It also examines what many organizations, politicians, and other public figures are doing (or not doing) to help these young people. Moving beyond politics, society, funding and bureaucracy, Lost in America tells the stories of our youth.

Lost in America also features Jon Bon Jovi, founder of JBJ Soul Foundation.  Bon Jovi’s foundation has helped provide support for over 500 units of affordable and supportive housing in 10 states for thousands of people, including youth and military veterans.

Through Director Rotimi’s personal connection with the individuals in the film, get an inside look at who they are and what their lives are truly like. Explore the reasons why they ended up on the streets, the issues they face, and the things they have to do to survive. By illuminating their stories, Lost in America hopes to improve their lives and serve as a catalyst for change.

The film’s producer/director, Rotimi Rainwater will be in attendance, and there will be post-screening meet and greet and photo opportunities. Each ticket purchase is fully tax deductible and will support homeless youth in the DFW area.

LOST IN AMERICA EXCLUSIVE SCREENING

Dallas: February 22, 2017 – Angelika Film Center, Dallas

(Ticket price includes post-screening meet and greet and photo opportunity with the film’s producer/director, Rotimi Rainwater)

City House, Inc. (501c3) has been helping and influencing the lives of at-risk youth in North Texas since 1988. What began as a six-bed shelter in Collin County serving homeless teens has grown into a 48-bed multi-faceted organization that includes an emergency children’s shelter serving newborns to 17 year-olds, three transitional living homes for clients 18-21 years, and a Youth Resource and Community Outreach Center addressing the needs and safety of at-risk homeless youth and young adults aged 15-22 years. For more information on programs and services, visit: cityhouse.org

The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance is a non-profit organization leading the development of an effective homeless response system that will make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring. Visit: mdhadallas.org

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Jan
26
to Jan 27

2017 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

On Thursday night, January 26, 2017, 8:00pm–1:00am, the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) will be conducting its annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count. The Count, a requirement under federal law, helps communities and the nation as a whole, identify and understand the extent and nature of homelessness, changing trends in this area, and the measure of our success in ending homelessness. Results of the Count will be shared with the community during the “State of the Homeless Address”in March 2017.

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Nov
12
to Nov 20

National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience Hunger and Homelessness.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Youth Kickback Party!

Do you, your organization or your faith community want to help youth experiencing homelessness in the Dallas area? On Saturday, November 12, 2016, we are hosting a Kickback Party in order to gather information on youth (18-24) who are experiencing homelessness. We are seeking donations of gift cards, food, nonperishable snacks, hygiene kits and winter accoutrements (hats/gloves, etc).

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