ExxonMobil gift supports Promise House’s homeless youth assistance programs
- $50,000 grant will assist Promise House with life-changing programs for homeless youth in Dallas
- Promise House has helped more than 75,000 youth and families since 1984
- Annual gift recognizes work of North Texas community organizations
Darren W. Woods, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), today presented a $50,000 gift to Promise House to assist in its mission of providing critical services to homeless children and teens in Dallas, Texas.
Established in 1984, Promise House combats youth homelessness with unique programs that address the needs of homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. The organization provides residential services, including emergency shelter and long-term housing to youth in need. Promise House programs develop critical life skills, personal responsibility and financial independence, as well as offer a broad continuum of health, education and counseling services.
Through its community outreach initiatives, Promise House partners with physical and mental health care providers, state and local agencies and schools to offer a range of services to non-residential clients in crisis. Support includes food kits, community counseling, parent education classes and case management.
“More than 1,200 Dallas-area youth do not have a bed to sleep in each night,” Woods said. “Promise House helps the most vulnerable people in our community and guides them toward a brighter, more promising future. We are proud to support them with this year’s gift.”
“For years, ExxonMobil has been a dedicated partner in our mission to end youth homelessness in North Texas,” said Dr. Ashley Lind, chief executive officer of Promise House. “This gift will help us provide hot meals, safe shelter, counseling, education services and much more to our city’s most vulnerable young people. ExxonMobil’s support will be critical as we expand to meet the needs of a growing number of homeless children and teens in our community.”
Created by ExxonMobil in 2006, the annual holiday gift supports a North Texas nonprofit in continuing their important work. Recent grant recipients include The Gatehouse, Jonathan’s Place, ACH Child and Family Services, Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange and Interfaith Housing Coalition.
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international energy company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil engages in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, with a focus on math and science in the United States, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria. In 2016, together with its employees and retirees, ExxonMobil, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $242 million in contributions worldwide. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contribution programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
About Promise House
Promise House is leading the charge to end youth homelessness in North Texas. Our free programs include lifesaving emergency shelter, transitional housing, pregnant and parenting teen support, counseling, education and outreach services. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open door – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to children, teens and families in crisis, serving approximately 1,700 youth and families annually. By improving each client’s chances for long-term stability, Promise House works to prevent chronic homelessness in North Texas.
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