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Wellness and support resources

Find wellness and support resources available to our families, students and staff. #GISDCares #YouMatter 

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Resources can be sorted by location, audience and support. See below for support fields definitions:

  • Emotional/Mental Health: Managing emotions and mental health
  • Environmental: Social, natural and built environments
  • Financial: Money management
  • Intellectual: Education and learning
  • Physical/Medical: Caring for your body
  • Social: Connecting you to your community
  • Spiritual: Finding purpose, value and meaning in life
  • Vocational/Occupational: Work and career 
Chat with counselors about a variety of topics during the "Live Times" meetings.
Category: Family and youth counseling services, Support groups
Location: Garland
5 Loaves is a faith organization that runs a food pantry and diaper bank along with other outreach initiatives.
Category: Clothing and food
Location: Sachse
Adapt Community Solutions provides mental illness help as well as a 24/7 crisis hotline and mobile crisis services.
Category: Crisis
Location: State-wide
Find counselors in Garland that offer reasonable rates.
Category: Alcohol/substance abuse, Crisis, Emotional Wellbeing, Psychiatric assessment/care, Work-Life
Location: State-wide
Agape Clinic strives to provide quality health care services unconditionally to underserved people.
Category: Medical
Location: Dallas/Dallas County, Online
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Family and Community Health (FCH) unit helps Texans better their lives through science-based educational programs designed to improve the overall health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities.
Category: Fitness
Location: State-wide
Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.
Category: Alcohol/substance abuse, Support groups
Location: State-wide, Online
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.
Category: Alcohol/substance abuse, Support groups
Location: State-wide, Online
The Alzheimer's Association Dallas & Northeast Texas Chapter provides support, education, training and other resources to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Category: Emotional Wellbeing, Medical, Mental health, Stress Management, Support groups
Location: State-wide, Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, Dallas/Dallas County, Online
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.
Category: Mental health, Support groups
Location: State-wide, Online
Arlington Life Shelter is committed to assisting individuals and families impacted by homelessness in North Texas create a path to self-sufficiency.
Category: Family and youth shelter-transitional, Housing
Location: Dallas/Dallas County, Online
Aunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them. Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more by zip code. Please see the Social Care Network website to enter your zip code and connect to services in your area.
Category: Clothing and food, Emergency and cold weather shelters, Emotional Wellbeing, Housing, Medical, Work-Life
Location: State-wide, Online
Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless.
Category: Family and youth shelter-transitional, Housing
Location: Dallas/Dallas County, Online
Breath Ball is an application that leads users through deep breathing exercises for stress and anxiety relief.
Category: Emotional Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Self Care, Stress Management
Location: Online
CARE’s mission is to provide education and raise awareness about substance use disorders and to serve as a resource for individuals and families struggling with addiction with a primary focus in the Park Cities and North Dallas.
Category: Alcohol/substance abuse
Location: Dallas/Dallas County
Catholic Charities provides food and shelter support.
Category: Clothing and food, Family and youth shelter-transitional, Housing
Location: State-wide
Catholic Charities- Immigration Services provides free, legal immigration services to eligible clients.
Category: Refugees/immigrant assistance
Location: Dallas/Dallas County, Online
Centers for Survivors of Torture provides rehabilitative services to survivors of politically motivated torture and refugees.
Category: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Family and youth shelter-transitional, Sexual-victim services and prevention
Location: Dallas/Dallas County, Online
Behavioral Healthcare, including Psychiatric Care, Mental Health Care and Counseling.
Category: Family and youth counseling services, Mindfulness, Self Care, Stress Management, Work-Life
Location: Dallas/Dallas County
Child & Family Guidance Center helps North Texans recover from trauma, mental and behavioral health challenges, whether they can pay or not.
Category: Emotional Wellbeing, Family and youth counseling services, Mindfulness, Self Care, Stress Management, Work-Life
Location: Dallas/Dallas County