Emily’s Place: Improving the Lives of Battered Women and Children
Emily’s Place is unique in that residents live in a highly structured environment under direct supervision and community involvement.
Emily’s Place is not a shelter, which typically allows women to stay for 30 – 90 days. Rather, it is a “transformational” housing ministry based on a 24-month stay commitment which promotes stability and wise choices. We do not seek to simply sustain lives; rather, the goal is to enable residents to attain their highest personal potential through the development of their respective abilities and the healing of their hearts.
The transformational program includes mandatory classes covering topics such as life and job skills, financial training, parenting, and etiquette.
Our mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence for women and their children through long-term transformational care that seeks to restore faith, hope, and health.
Children’s Cancer Fund: Pediatric Cancer Research and Family Support
The Children's Cancer Fund is a non-profit organization based in Dallas that raises funds to benefit pediatric cancer research and treatment programs in North Texas. CCF is not affiliated with any national organization and does not use telemarketers, nor does it purchase e-mail or address lists to solicit donations.
Children’s Cancer Fund champions kids in their fight against cancer through strategic investments in research and care in North Texas. We are a non-profit organization that generates funds through several fundraising events throughout the year and private donations.
We are closely affiliated with Children's Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center, both of whom are national leaders in the research and treatment of pediatric cancer. By working closely with these respected organizations, we are able to strategically focus our funds on improving treatment and care methods for North Texas children who are affected by all types of pediatric cancer. In addition, we are able to help improve the quality of their lives, bringing families who are going through treatments together, through the various fun and social events we sponsor throughout the year.
Childhood Cancer in the United States
- Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children
- More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year
- There are more than 350,000 childhood cancer survivors
- Each day, over 250 children lose their battle to cancer
- All pediatric cancers combined receive less than 4% of federal funding for cancer research
Childhood Cancer in Our Community
Each year, more than 300 children and adolescents at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas are newly diagnosed with cancer, with more than 650 children receiving therapy at any given time. 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in Texas is treated at Children's in Dallas. Through our work, the survival rate for all childhood cancers is now close to 80%, significantly better than the 50% chance a child was given 30 years ago. The increase in survival is a huge improvement for some cancers, but some other childhood cancers still have a less than 50% cure rate.
Childhood cancer has long-term side effects that continue to affect patients even after they are cancer-free or cured. Depending on the type of cancer and the treatments received, aftereffects experienced by childhood cancer survivors can include problems with learning, infertility, stunted growth, heart and lung problems, secondary cancers, and more.
There is much work left to be done. By joining together, we can do more to find cures for childhood cancers.
AT&T Byron Nelson: Momentous Institute
The AT&T Byron Nelson is more than just a golf tournament, it’s a force for change. Every cent of the profits earned goes to the Momentous Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting children and their families. Since 1968, the Momentous Institute, powered by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, has transformed over 100,000 lives.
Since 1920, Momentous Institute (formerly Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers) has been powered by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a service organization of more than 600 business and community leaders committed to transforming kids’ lives. Our nationally acclaimed lab school opened in 1997 at our Oak Cliff campus. In 2006, a second campus opened in northwest Dallas to expand our therapeutic services for children in need.
As a leading provider of therapeutic and education services, Momentous Institute impacts 6,000 kids and family members each year. We tailor our approach to the specific needs of each child and their family situation and focus on building and repairing social emotional health — developing kids who become self-regulated, good communicators, problem-solvers, empathetic, grateful, gritty and optimistic.
When the Salesmanship Club of Dallas launched in 1920, it was an immediate pioneer in providing innovative services, including the nation’s first year-round, residential treatment camp for troubled youth. Throughout the year, kids served through Momentous School and our therapeutic services visit Salesmanship Club Youth Camp in Hawkins, Texas. Their visits — including day trips and overnight, extended stays — are focused on teaching them about science, wildlife and teamwork.
Since 1968, Momentous Institute has been the beneficiary of the AT&T Byron Nelson, an annual PGA TOUR golf tournament in North Texas that has raised $155 million.
The combined support of Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the AT&T Byron Nelson, corporations, individuals, and foundations power these efforts and truly change the odds for kids in our community and beyond.