POETIC serves youth referred to us by the Dallas County Juvenile Department and Child Protective Services. If you know a young person in need of help, you can connect them with the resources below.

Resources for youth

If you are in dire need, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you are in a crisis:

Texas Mental Health Suicide/Crisis Hotline

Metrocare 24/7 Hotline: 214-743-1215

Metrocare Services | Dallas Mental Health Services for Adults & Children


If you are in an unsafe situation where you are being exploited or trafficked, call:

Sex trafficking Hotline

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711)

National Human Trafficking Hotline


If you are in Dallas and need housing immediately:

Emergency Shelter

Promise House: 214-941-8578 ext 500

Emergency Youth Shelter Program – Promise House


If you are in a relationship where you are being abused and need a safe place to be stay:

DV Shelter/Services

The Family Place: 214-941-1991

The Family Place

Victim Intervention Program (VIP)/Rape Crisis Center @ Parkland


Victim Intervention Program (VIP)/Rape Crisis Center | Parkland Health


If you are in need of shelter, call:

Homeless Crisis Helpline: 1-888-411-6802

Join Our Cause

National Human Trafficking Hotline

SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)