Our Village
To effectively address the the systems that perpetuate victimization POETIC has partnered with, and is supported by a community of private and public entities committed to seeing an end to youth becoming the victims of sex trafficking/exploitation

The Dallas Mavericks Foundation

The Dallas Mavericks Foundation provides financial support and shares the work of POETIC at community events to increase awareness and live out their mission of building a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families who need them the most.

Office of Governor Greg Abbott

In conjunction with the leadership, dedication and hard work of Governor Greg Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team, POETIC receives funding to deliver the POETIC Trauma Therapy Continuum for Juvenile Justice Involved Victims of Sex Trafficking. This partnership increases the scale of trauma therapy programming and number of girls served through in-community aftercare.

PepsiCo Food For Good

PepsiCo’s Food for Good Team became the first client of POETIC’s social enterprise — the POETIC Design Co. — hiring POETIC girls to develop a creative solution to enhance education and engagement on the nutritional benefits of better-for-you food items.

Mueller Financial Solutions

Owner, Amanda Mueller, uses her extensive expertise and super human responsiveness to support the POETIC team with all things related to payroll, bookkeeping, financial reporting and QuickBooks.

Visionary Playground

The VP Agency raised their hand to help refine POETIC’s branding and identity. Through the donation of their time and talent, POETIC was gifted a new and improved look and feel.

United Way GroundFloor Accelerator

Through a highly competitive application and pitch process, POETIC was selected by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as 2018-2019 GroundFloor Accelerator Fellow. POETIC receives financial capital, human capital and social capital to ensure programming is sustainable and scalable.

Intuit

At their corporate headquarters in Plano, Intuit has partnered with POETIC through volunteer opportunities and in-kind donations, most recently purchasing and building lockers, drawing tables, easels, and art cabinets for POETIC girls.

Dallas County Juvenile Department

Through a formal Memorandum of Understanding, POETIC provides in-community aftercare for juvenile justice involved girls identified as having experienced child maltreatment, commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In 2018, the Dallas County Juvenile Department and POETIC launched a breakthrough collaboration called Pipeline to Success with the goal of ending the cycle of re-victimization for girls exiting Dallas County Juvenile’s Letot Residential Treatment Center.

The Beck Group

In the summer of 2018, the Beck Group took on the task of a full pro bono renovation of POETIC’s Creative Arts Studio and Kitchen, while adding a new bathroom to the space. The Beck Group assembled an army of passionate employees across all disciplines to re-imagine the space and guide the work to fruition.

TriArc Construction

In December 2017, TriArc Construction agreed to be POETIC’s first major corporate partner leading a 6-figure pro bono renovation of POETIC’s trauma therapy center and on-site classroom. After renovating the Statler Hotel and building out the new Dallas Morning News Building, TriArc rallied their sub-contract partners and led all planning, design and execution of the new space. A true community champion, TriArc Construction made it possible to open POETIC’s door in downtown Dallas.

Office of Commissioner Theresa Daniel

As a leader of the Youth Homeless Services Coalition, Commissioner Theresa Daniel paved the way for POETIC to reclaim formerly abandoned space in the heart of Dallas for POETIC’s service delivery. Commissioner Daniel is a fierce advocate for girls and women, and her voice played a key role in the opening of POETIC’s downtown Dallas location.

Café Momentum

Dr. Han and Ms. Tinker (POETIC’s Co-Founders) acknowledge that POETIC would not be where it is today without the support, mentorship and genuine collaboration of Café Momentum’s Executive Director and Executive Chef, Chad Houser.

Bent Tree Bible Church

In September 2017, Bent Tree Bible Church helped with POETIC’s initial launch by providing free space for the delivery of therapeutic services. The Bent Tree Bible Church community (including life groups, Bible study groups and more) generously supports POETIC with financial and in-kind contributions, and volunteers, to aid in on-going program delivery.

Our Village
To effectively address the the systems that perpetuate victimization POETIC has partnered with, and is supported by a community of private and public entities committed to seeing an end to youth becoming the victims of sex trafficking/exploitation

Child Sex Trafficking Team, Office of Governor Greg Abbott

In conjunction with the leadership, dedication and hard work of Governor Greg Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team, POETIC began receiving funding in October 2018 to increase the scale of trauma therapy programming and the number of girls served through in-community aftercare.

PepsiCo Food For Good

PepsiCo’s Food for Good Team became the first client of POETIC’s social enterprise — the POETIC Design Co. — hiring POETIC girls to develop a creative solution to enhance education and engagement on the nutritional benefits of better-for-you food items.

Visionary Playground

The VP Agency raised their hand to help refine POETIC’s branding and identity. Through the donation of their time and talent, POETIC was gifted a new and improved look and feel.

United Way GroundFloor Accelerator

Through a highly competitive application and pitch process, POETIC was selected by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as 2018-2019 GroundFloor Accelerator Fellow. POETIC receives financial capital, human capital and social capital to ensure programming is sustainable and scalable.

Intuit

At their corporate headquarters in Plano, Intuit has partnered with POETIC through volunteer opportunities and in-kind donations, most recently purchasing and building lockers, drawing tables, easels, and art cabinets for POETIC girls.

Dallas County Juvenile Department

Through a formal Memorandum of Understanding, POETIC provides in-community aftercare for juvenile justice involved girls identified as having experienced child maltreatment, commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In 2018, the Dallas County Juvenile Department and POETIC launched a breakthrough collaboration called Pipeline to Success with the goal of ending the cycle of re-victimization for girls exiting Dallas County Juvenile’s Letot Residential Treatment Center.

The Beck Group

In the summer of 2018, the Beck Group took on the task of a full pro bono renovation of POETIC’s Creative Arts Studio and Kitchen, while adding a new bathroom to the space. The Beck Group assembled an army of passionate employees across all disciplines to re-imagine the space and guide the work to fruition.

TriArc Construction

In December 2017, TriArc Construction agreed to be POETIC’s first major corporate partner leading a 6-figure pro bono renovation of POETIC’s trauma therapy center and on-site classroom. After renovating the Statler Hotel and building out the new Dallas Morning News Building, TriArc rallied their sub-contract partners and led all planning, design and execution of the new space. A true community champion, TriArc Construction made it possible to open POETIC’s door in downtown Dallas.

Office of Commissioner Theresa Daniel

As a leader of the Youth Homeless Services Coalition, Commissioner Theresa Daniel paved the way for POETIC to reclaim formerly abandoned space in the heart of Dallas for POETIC’s service delivery. Commissioner Daniel is a fierce advocate for girls and women, and her voice played a key role in the opening of POETIC’s downtown Dallas location.

Café Momentum

Dr. Han and Ms. Tinker (POETIC’s Co-Founders) acknowledge that POETIC would not be where it is today without the support, mentorship and genuine collaboration of Café Momentum’s Executive Director and Executive Chef, Chad Houser.

Bent Tree Bible Church

In September 2017, Bent Tree Bible Church helped with POETIC’s initial launch by providing free space for the delivery of therapeutic services. The Bent Tree Bible Church community (including life groups, Bible study groups and more) generously supports POETIC with financial and in-kind contributions, and volunteers, to aid in on-going program delivery.

Volunteer For POETIC

If you are a match with one of the skills below and want to learn more about joining our volunteer team, we would love to hear from you!

● Food Assistant: Sign up to pick-up critical food donations and deliver to Thanksgiving Tower (a drop location blocks from POETIC). Also could assist with grocery shopping, cleaning and stocking kitchen, preparing any of the three daily meals. Daytime, evening, and weekend opportunities.

● Office Assistant: Dedicate set hours each week to assisting with office coordination to include administrative support. Daytime opportunity. Assumes commitment of 4-8 hours per week.

● Teacher’s Assistant: Assist our teacher in helping students complete their specific coursework. Ability to tutor in various subjects at the junior high and high school level. Interest in teaching specific skills class (ex. nutrition, cosmetology, etc.). Daytime opportunity.

● Graphic Design/Social Media/PR: Use your creative skills to support POETIC marketing materials and social media content. This volunteer opportunity is done offsite. Flexible hours. Engagement with staff only.

● Salesforce Guru: Help staff fully utilize and troubleshoot our CRM software, Salesforce, to be most effective for POETIC.

● Photographer: Donate your photography skills to help capture images for POETIC’s photo library. Flexible hours. Daytime and evening opportunities.

● Fitness Professional: Seeking certified fitness professionals to lead classes for POETIC girls. Classes will happen on-site at POETIC. Background check required.

● CPA: Donate your time to assist with POETIC's accounting needs. The request is to take a working role owning execution of monthly accounting tasks. Flexible hours. Work can be completed offsite.

● Cleaning Crew: Sign up to help maintain a warm and welcoming environment for POETIC girls by donating time on Friday to clean and aid in ongoing organization at POETIC. Engagement with staff only.

●Cleaning Crew: Sign up to help maintain a warm and welcoming environment for POETIC girls by donating time on Friday to clean and aid in ongoing organization at POETIC. Engagement with staff only.

● Lead a Donation Drive: Rally your friends, family and network to gather much needed supplies for POETIC girls in the areas of personal care items, art supplies, school supplies, groceries, beverages, and snack food. Engagement with staff only.

● Build Welcome Bags: Support POETIC girls by creating welcome bags with essential items like toiletries and clothing for every girl we serve. POETIC staff will provide a list of recommended items. Engage a group of friends and build these fun bags for POETIC girls to enjoy.

● Retail Relationship Builder: Become an ambassador for POETIC girls and engage local retailers to donate gift cards, in-kind items and more to provide supplies critical to program delivery. Templated materials provided along with staff support.

● IT: Help POETIC staff with troubleshooting IT issues and concerns. Research potential technology donations and install new computers, programs, printers, etc. Background check required. Daytime and evening opportunities.

Thanks for your interest. We will get back to you right away.