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Hope Clinic is here to serve your medical, dental and mental health needs, however we understand that some additional services we do not offer are required.  We also know how difficult it can be to locate information on these services available in Ellis County.  We have compiled a list of services that could be of interest to you.

Healthcare

Ellis County Indigent Healthcare
101 West Main St., Suite B103
Waxahachie TX 7515
(Basement of Courthouse)
(972)825-5085
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
Dianna Buckley, Manager                                                                                     Services:  Medical assistance for residents of Ellis County who are uninsured and fall below 20% of the FPIL.  Come by and pick up an application.

Prevent Blindness Texas
3610 Fairmount
Dallas, TX 75219
(214)528-5521
Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30
Linda Ziegler, Executive Director 

Services:  Free vision screening for ages six months- adults every 2nd Friday of the month.  Please call for appointment.  Free eye exams, including glasses for low- income individuals.  Please call for application.

Hospice Services

Lighted Pathways Health Services
Po Box 43731
Waxahachie, TX 75168
(972)923-2436
Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00
Jim Colwell, Director 

Services: Provides hospice services

Odyssey Healthcare
2001 Bates Drive, Ste. 400
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)938-9888
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
John Mezo, Director 

Services: Provides hospice services

Family First Hospice Inc.
109 SW Main St
Ennis, TX 75119
(972)878-2273
Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Kim Woods, Director 

Services: Provides hospice services

Dental Services

Baylor College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246
(214)828-8100
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
Seen by appointment only 

Services: All dental care for residents.  Please call to be schedules for appointment

Elderly Assistance

Alzheimer’s Association
4144 North Central Expressway, Ste. 750
Dallas, TX 75204
(214)827-0062
helpline@alzdallas.org
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
John R. Gilchrist Jr. Executive Director

Services:  Information and referral regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  Classes are provided in care giving and coping for families and other care providers.  Respite program offering financial subsidies to qualified families.  Association sponsors neighborhood support groups for families.  Please call for nearest support group.

Covenant Place of Waxahachie
401 Solon Rd.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)923-9911
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
Pam Flower, Contact

Service:  Assisted living and retirement facility for persons 62 and older who need limited assistance with daily activities.  Please call for more information.

Buffalo Creek Assisted Living
1329 Brown St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)923-6800
Diane Gorman, Executive Director
Open 24 hr a day 7 days a week                                                                                    
Services: Provides assisted living, Respite Care, and Memory care.  Accepts Insurance, VA benefits, and private care.  Please call for more information.

Ennis Care Center Nursing Home
1200 South Hall Street
Ennis, TX 75119
(972)875-9051
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
Brent Glover, Administrator

Services:  Provides physical, speech and occupational therapies, hospice, rehabilitation and respite care.  Special care for Alzheimer’s and related dementia patients is available.  Contact admissions coordinator for details on admission.

Ennis Golden Circle Senior Citizens Activity Center
1700 North Floyd and Dodge
Ennis, TX 75119
(972)875-6101
Monday – Friday 8:00-1:00
Monday-Friday 11:15-11:30 (Meals Served)
Mary Glaspy, Director

Services: Provides meals 5 days a week.  Various medical checkups and blood pressure checkups.  Multiple arts and crafts along with social activities are provided.  Transportation is offered to senior citizens to doctor appointments, drug store and grocery shopping.  Call or walk in.

Midlothian Senior Center
4 Community Circle
Midlothian, TX 76065
(972)775-6401
Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00
Karen Cox, Director

Service: Hot noon meal served daily.  Multiple health screenings and social activities are available for participants.  Call or walk in for more information.

Milford Senior Center
109 Main Street
Milford, TX 76670
(972)493-2120
Monday- Friday 7:30-12:00
Marsha Stark, Contact

Services: Hot noon meal served daily, home delivered meals, nutrition education, information and referrals, and health screenings are available to participants.  Please call for more information.

Pleasant Manor Living Center Nursing Home
3650 South IH – 35 East
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-7320
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00                                                                                            
Services: Provides physical, speech and occupational therapies.  Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, insurance and private pay.  Alzheimer’s patients are accepted.  Please call for more information.

Red Oak Senior Center
207 West Red Oak Road
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972)576-2777
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30-1:30 

Services: Provides hot noon meal, home delivered meals, social activities, health screenings and nutrition education.  Please call or walk in for more information

Renfro Healthcare Center Nursing Home
1413 West Main St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-2298
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
Pamela Cowan, Contact

Services: Provides physical, speech and occupational therapies.  Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, VA, insurance, and private pay.  Alzheimer’s patients are accepted.  Hospice services are also available.  Please call for more information.

Sterling House of Waxahachie
2250 Brown St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-2600
Carol Pate, Executive Director

Services: Provides personalized assisted living, Beautiful home like setting, well balanced meals, ongoing monitoring of healthcare needs and Memory care.  Accepts Insurance, VA benefits, and private care. Please call for more information.

Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center
122 Park Hills Dr.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-8271
Monday – Friday 8:00-4:00
Cindi Schneider, contact 

Services: Provides meals to senior citizens and disabled persons over the age of 55.  Education, wellness, nutrition and fellowship are available. 

Red Oak Health and Rehab Center
101 Reese Drive
Red Oak, TX 75165
(469)552-0500
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
Helen Atkinson, Director

Services: Provides rehabilitation and occupational therapies.  Please contact admissions for more information.

Trinity Mission Health & Rehab of Italy
220 Davenport St
Italy, TX 76651
(972)483-6369
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
Jan Libal, Administrator 

Services:  Provides physical, speech and occupational therapies.  Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, insurance and private pay.  Please contact admissions regarding Alzheimer’s patient.  Hospice services are also available.  Please call for more information.

Child Assistance

Boys & Girls Club of Ennis
1211 South Clay
PO Box 722
Ennis, TX 75119
(972)878-1543
Monday-Friday 3:00-7:00 (after school)
Monday – Friday 9:00-5:00 (summer hours)
Carey Bryan, Executive Director

Boys & Girls Club of Waxahachie
620 Farley St
Waxahachie TX 75165
(972)937-0509
Monday – Friday 3:00-6:00 (after school)
Monday- Friday 7:00-6:00 9summer hours)
Betty Yields, Contact

Services: Youth development program for ages 6-18.  Club offers educational, fine arts, health and fitness, teen programs, social recreation, game room, leadership activities and prevention programs.

 

Common Ground Ministries
604 E Parks Ave.                                                                                         Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)923-2224
Monday- Friday 9:00-5:30
Summer Hours Monday- Friday 9:00-3:00
Stacy Dickson, Executive Director

Services: After school Tutoring program, summer camp, kids in the kitchen, and the center is open for children on holidays when school is off as well.

Outreach Health Services WIC and Immunization
2705 North Kaufman, Ste E
Ennis, TX 75119
(972)875-0285
Monday – Thursday 7:00-6:00
2nd Saturday of each month 8:00-12:00

Services:  Provides women, infant and child nutritional education and immunization program.  Immunizations are given on Tuesday and Thursday.  Contact office for appointment.

Outreach Health Services WIC and Immunization
110 Amanda Ln
Waxahachie TX 75165
(972)937-4777
Monday – Thursday 7:00-12:00  1:00-6:00
2nd Saturday of each month 7:00-5:30

Services: Provides women, infant and child nutritional education and immunization program.  Immunizations are given on Monday and Thursday.  Contact office for appointment.

The Gingerbread House
PO Box 2838
Waxahachie TX 75168
(972)937-1870
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
John Wyckoff, Executive Director

Services: Provide child friendly environment that facilitates a coordinated multi-disciplinary team interview process for child abuse victims in Ellis County.  The center’s goal is to optimize the investigative and prosecution process with the goal of the child having less exposure to questioning.  Please contact the Director for more information.

Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services
300 Brookside Road
Waxahachie TX 75167
(972)937-1319
Edward Hagins, Clinical Director
Monday –Friday 8:00-5:00

Services: Campus setting for children ages 6-17.  Contact office for more information.

Texas Baptist Home
629 Farley Street
Waxahachie, TX 75168
(972)937-1321
Dawn Tunnell, Program Administrator
Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30

Services: Residential Services for children, including group housing on campus.  Please contact office for additional information.  Adoption Services, Assistance to women experiencing a crisis pregnancy, Family based safety services: help families dealing with abuse and neglect.

Food and Clothing Banks

College Street Church of Christ Christian Care Center
423 North College Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-8855
Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:00
Ralph Cooke, Contact

Services: Clothing and food assistance for Waxahachie, Forreston, Italy, Milford and Maypearl .

Ennis Meals on Wheels
2903 Louis Lane
Ennis, TX 75119
(972)878-6994
Vincent Faris, Executive Director
Available 24 hours by phone

Services: Preparation and delivery of hot meals for elderly shut-ins and other persons in the greater Ennis area who cannot adequately and properly prepare meals for themselves regardless of age.  Clients must be referred by a doctor, social worker, or health care agency.  Please call for more information.

Ferris Heights United Methodist Church
108 Center St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-2344
Monday – Friday 8:00-1:00
Angie Heck, Contact

Services:  Help distribute food to those in need. For $30.00 you can receive a box of food containing both fresh and frozen items.  The food items are first quality. No seconds or out-of–date items.  Please call or email for more information.

 

First Baptist Church
315 N Roger St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-1940
Detra Box, Contact

Services: S.O.S - Sharing our Services.  Members will go out and service the community with whatever they need.  If you need help you need to contact the church’s office and put in a request.  They will help out with miscellaneous things.  S.O.S. is every 2nd Saturday of each month.  Please call for more information.

Frontier Church
2032 S HWY 77
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)935-0374
Monday – Wednesday 9:00-3:00
Brandon Jones, Contact Person

Services: Food pantry provides can goods and dry goods to anyone seeking help.  Call or stop by for more information.

The Avenue Church
1401 Ferris Ave
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-5301
Monday 10:00-12:00
Danny Knight, Contact

Services: Food pantry provides dry goods and can goods for people in need.  Will need an ID.  Please call for more information.  Homeless Ministry – travel to the streets of downtown Dallas the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month.  Provide warm meals, bibles, clothing and personal items.

Helping Hands of Ennis
604 N E Main
Ennis, TX 75119
(972)875-0218
Monday – Friday 9:00-12:00
Judi Hejny, Executive Director

Services:  Offers limited assistance in time of crisis or emergency for groceries, baby formula, clothes.  Organization provides assistance with rent and utilities on a three times in a lifetime basis only.  Spirit of Sharing Thrift Shop with good, used items either free or reduced cost.  Call or walk in during business hours.

Manna House
210 West Ave. F
Midlothian, TX 76065
(972)775-1800
Monday – Friday 9:00-4:00
Sissy Franklin, Director

Services: Food pantry, clothing, financial assistance with utilities, furniture and household items, educational classes, back to school project, thanksgiving and Christmas projects for clients living in the zip code 76065 or families whose children attend Midlothian Independent School District.

North Ellis County Outreach
404 S. HWY 342
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972)617-7261
Denis Butler, Executive Director
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-11:30

Services: Bill or utility assistance, food assistance, rental and prescription assistance.  Only serves the Red Oak and Ferris area.  Billy and Jimmy Wade Food Pantry and Pennies from Heaven Thrift store.  Please call for more information.

Salvation Army – Waxahachie
620 Farley St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-7727
Betty Yields, Contact
Monday – Friday 9:00-4:00

Services: Provides food, rent and utility vouchers for family emergencies, disaster services, and holiday assistance.  Please call or walk in for more information.

Waxahachie CARE
609 Kaufman St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)923-2273
Linda Naizer, Director
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00-2:00, Wensday11:00-4:00 Friday 9:00-12:000

Services: Assistance with rent, utilities, and food.  Please call or stop by during business hours.

Waxahachie Meals on Wheels
503 Ferris Ave, Ste. D
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)351-9943
Monday – Friday by appointment only

Services: Home delivered meals and homemaker assistance for frail isolated elderly and disabled persons throughout Ellis County.  Liquid Nutritional Supplements available, transportation and caregiver services.  Please call for an appointment.

Legal Services

Legal Aid of North West Texas
1515 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214)748-1234
Monday- Friday 8:00-5:00
Errol Summerlin, Executive Director

Services: Free advocacy for low-income residents of the North West region.  Please contact (888)529-5277 to apply for assistance.

Assistance for Women

Outreach Health Services WIC and Immunization
2705 North Kaufman, Ste E
Ennis, TX 75119
(972)875-0285
Monday – Thursday 7:00-6:00
2nd Saturday of each month 8:00-12:00

Services:  Provides women, nutritional education and various other educational programs.

Outreach Health Services WIC and Immunization
110 Amanda Ln
Waxahachie TX 75165
(972)937-4777
Monday – Thursday 7:00-12:00  1:00-6:00
2nd Saturday of each month 7:00-5:30

Services:  Provides women, nutritional education and various other educational programs.

Women’s Resource Center
1204 Ferris Avenue, Ste E
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)938-7900
Monday 4:00-6:00 and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-12:30
Donna Young, Executive Director

Services: All services are free of charge.  Counseling, abortion alternatives, post abortion bible study.  Pregnancy tests, physical needs such as diapers, baby clothes, formula, baby needs, abstinence education, birth mother support group for women who’ve placed their children, sexual abuse bible study and support, and domestic abuse counseling.  Please call for more information.

Bridge Breast Center
3600 Gaston Ave # 401
Dallas, TX 75246
(214)821-3820
Monday – Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Netti, Admissions Coordinator

Services: Organization provides referrals to uninsured, low income women who require diagnostic testing and treatment.

Transportation Services

Community Transit Services
PO Box 612
Corsicana, TX 75151
(800)834-1924
Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday with Medicaid only                                                                                          
Services: Transportation for Ellis County residents for medical with Medicaid and non medical with a two week notice.  Cost varies with pick up city.  Please call at least 48 hours in advance for pickup and scheduled dates for your city.

Shelter Services

Daniel’s Den Emergency Homeless Shelter
507 West Jefferson
Waxahachie TX 75165
Open 24 hrs a day
Joy Ranton, Executive Director

Services: Emergency shelter for anybody that needs help.  Call for more information.

The Family Place
PO Box 7999
Dallas TX 75209
(214)559-2170
(214)941-1991 hotline
Monday – Friday 9:00-5:00
Paige Flink, Executive Director

Service: Provides shelter, counseling, transitional housing, support and advocacy for battered women and children.  Offers community education and offers a thrift shop.  Please contact the director of admission for information.  If in an emergency situation, please contact the hotline number listed above.

Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County
217 2nd Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)937-2797
Thursday 10:00-2:00
Jim Sargent, President

Services:  Building of home in Ellis County for needy families.  Please contact President for more information regarding completing an application.

Mental Health Assistance

NAMI Ellis County
605 West Main
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972)935-9350
24 hours daily by phone
Marsha Rutenbar, President

Service: Provides information, education, support and advocacy for persons who suffer from mental disorders.  We have support groups for parents, spouses and relatives including a “peer” support group.  Call for more information.

ADAPT of Texas
1311 Ferris Ave.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(866)935-9700
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-6:00
Brooke Herrick, Director

Service:  Mental Health out-patient clinic for low uninsured individuals.  Please contact office for more information.

Counseling Center of Ellis County
6350 I-35 Northwest
Red Oak, TX 75154
(972)617-6222
Monday – Thursday 9:00-9:00
Julie West, Executive Director

Service: Mental Health and substance outpatient clinic

Mobile Crisis Unit
(866)260-8000
24 hrs a day
7 days a week 
                                                                                                                      Services: Crisis intervention