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Community Council of Greater Dallas – History

The Community Council of Greater Dallas Annual Reports.
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The Community Council of Greater Dallas Celebrates 70+ yrs. of Service.
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Since its founding in 1940, the Community Council has identified services that are needed in the community, assessed how best services could be delivered to meet social issues, and mobilized and implemented action plans working in concert with its member agencies and public sector resources.

Pervasive issues over time have included juvenile delinquency and welfare; seniors; public health; daycare; and legislative advocacy. The Community Council met these challenges through fact-based research, deploying volunteers, incubating new services and agencies, expanding government programs where appropriate, convening collaborative work and delivering selected direct services.

The Community Council’s research and action plans resulted in the incubation and birth of new social services including:

· Dallas Family Court
· Dallas County Juvenile Department
· Dallas Area Agency on Aging
· Dallas Community Action Agency
· Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission
· Head Start of Greater Dallas
· Callier Speech and Hearing Center
· Volunteer Center of North Texas
· Martin Luther King Center
· Community Dental Care
· Dallas Association of Services to the Homeless
· The Concilio
· Lemmon Avenue Bridge
· Youth and Family Centers
· The Gleaning Network

For more information on issues On the Community Council’s work on human services issues over time, Click Here