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

Dallas County has the highest youth poverty rate in the state with 1 out of 5 children living below the poverty line. Living situations for these families range from motels, shelters, cars, doubling and tripling up, to Section 8 and HUD housing. Most of these families are one paycheck, sickness, or accident away from living on the street and often times fall through the cracks due to a lack of being identified.   According to Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, homeless families are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population comprising nearly 40% of the total homeless.

At North Dallas High School, 94% of the students are economically disadvantaged and attend a school that, according to Children at Risk’s 2019 school ranking report, is ranked 82 out of 85 high schools in Dallas with an “F” rating. Persistent childhood poverty, residential instability/homelessness and educational poverty (attending institutions with learning disparities) are factors that all but guarantee academic struggles and generational poverty. Most of the students attending North Dallas High School and its feeder schools are facing these problems.

History

Incarnation House was envisioned in 2012 when the Church of the Incarnation, in conjunction with DISD, created a Drop-in Friday program at North Dallas High School for homeless students or those in unstable housing. The need and temporal limitations of the Drop-in program quickly illustrated potential for the growth and development of a more comprehensive and focused program, connecting these students with much-needed resources to help break the cycle of generational poverty. Incarnation House was formed in December of 2015 and opened its newly renovated center on January 6, 2016.