About Us!

We are dedicated to working alongside North Dallas High School, families, and the Uptown community to ensure each student has the tools, knowledge, and support needed for LIFE SUCCESS. Incarnation House partners with 20+ local organizations to provide a hub of wrap-around services meant to have a positive impact on the individual and their interactions within their family, school, and community.

Mission / Vision

Mission:
Incarnation House prepares homeless and housing insecure youth for life success by providing access to educational, emotional, and other support services.

Vision:
Transforming communities by equipping youth to end generational poverty.

Our Youth

In a state with the 6th highest rate of children living in poverty, Dallas County has the highest rate in the state with 29% of its youth living below the poverty line and many of them are experiencing persistent childhood poverty in which they will live under the poverty line for at least half of their childhood. As rent and housing prices continue to rise in Dallas, it is becoming ever more difficult for the 79% of the 84,039 extremely low-income households that pay more than half of their income to housing.

Living situations vary from motels, shelters, doubling and tripling up, to Section 8 and HUD housing, but for all of these families housing insecurity is cause for much stress and concern. Many of these families are one paycheck, sickness, or accident away from being on the street and often times fall through the cracks due to a lack of being identified. Incarnation House offers a safe place for the youth of these families to come after school, build relationships with caring adults and peers, and have access to services they otherwise would not, in hopes of providing a pathway out of poverty.

History

In 2012, the Church of the Incarnation partnered with DISD to start up the first DISD Drop-in program after learning of the large housing insecure and homeless population in the Dallas Independent School District and in its own backyard at North Dallas High School. As the program volunteers bonded and interacted with the kids, they learned of many unaddressed needs for these ever-poor teens living in shelters or unstable housing. The church reached out to the community to form a task force to help identify what Incarnation House would look like. Then team members visited more than a dozen youth-oriented centers located across the U.S. in order to identify best practices from staff structure and building construction to understanding the most critical year-one services. Thus, Incarnation House was born as its own 501(c) 3 in December of 2014 and opened its newly renovated center’s doors on January 6, 2016 to further extend resources and provide a consistent and stable environment for these transitional teens in the immediate community.