Frazier House Set to Open Early 2018


Assistance with educational needs, job skills training, job placement, social services, health-related and legal issues are just a few of the services that can be found at the new Frazier House, a first of its kind shared workspace in North Texas. One of the unique aspects of Frazier House is that it offers a wrap-around, comprehensive slate of services—in a one-stop-shop!  Services and programs will be provided by local universities and community-based organizations with case managers’ practical solutions and approaches.

Set to open in early 2018 in the former Julia C. Frazier Elementary School building, Frazier House is a 36,000 square-foot facility, modeled as a shared resource center to offer services for adults and families living in Dallas ISD boundaries.  The Dallas Independent School District campus, located in Dallas at 4600 Spring Avenue, is currently undergoing work to meet the design needs that will better support these programs. Funds for Frazier House were earmarked in 2015 to tackle the renovations.

The Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center will serve as program manager for Frazier House. The Outreach Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates self-sustaining pathways out of poverty for young people and families in Dallas through education and job placement. Click here for more information about Frazier House. (September 2017)

Frazier House Partners Gearing Up for Opening Day

Frazier House has a variety of partners providing services to the community such as, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, health screenings, career development, trade classes, legal clinic, drug and family counseling, re-entry services, and job placement.

Partners already on board are:

Dallas ISD
Baylor Scott and White at the Juanita Craft Center
Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew
El Centro College
Harmony Counseling Center
Oasis Center
St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church
The Urban Green University
UNT Dallas College of Law
University of North Texas Dallas
Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Community Outreach Center

The Holmes Outreach Center is seeking the support of individuals and organizations that are willing to invest in providing resources to assure that those who live in poverty have the chance to achieve self-sustaining pathways out of poverty. To learn how to become a Frazier House partner, please contact Frances Smith-Dean, ZWHJCOC's executive director, at 214.324.4443 or (September 2017)

North Texas Giving Day is coming!


North Texas Giving Day is a great way to leverage your generosity to Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center and other nonprofit organizations. You are needed to help us serve the Dallas community with addressing the issues of poverty, education, health care and joblessness.

Contributions of $25 and above are eligible to be matched! Mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 AM to midnight (Central time).

The Outreach Center’s mission is to help create self-sustaining pathways out of poverty for young people and families in Dallas through education and job placement. Our objective is to create a successful model that can be replicated nationally to assist deserving individuals who are willing to work hard and liberate themselves from the deadly, gripping disease of poverty.

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? We will post Giving Day updates as well as other important information- we encourage you to stay in the know. (September 2017)