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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 10/30/2013, 4:44 p.m.
The Dallas County Health and Human Services Commission benefits office at 10939B Shady Trail moved to 12100 Ford Road on ...

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The Dallas County Health and Human Services Commission benefits office at 10939B Shady Trail moved to 12100 Ford Road on Friday.

The office will now serve people in the following ZIP codes:

75001, 75008, 75011, 75220, 75229, 75234, 75235, 75244, 75245, 75247, 75248, 75252, 75257, 75258, 75275, 75354, 75356, 75370, 75379, 75381, 75006, 75007, and 75287.

The office helps people with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office phone number will remain the same.

Additionally, residents can visit the office online at http://www.yourtexasbenefits.com to apply for benefits, see what items are needed for their application, check benefit status, report changes, check benefit amounts and print Medicaid cards.

Help is also available by phone at 211 or 1-877-541-7905.


The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Transportation Summit today at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

The event will focus on important transportation project updates for the area such as the Oak Cliff streetcar, DART’s new D-Link shuttle route that will begin running in November, and the Dallas Horseshoe Project. Featured speakers will include Gary Thomas of DART, Bill Hale of the Texas Department of Transportation and Bob Stevens of Pegasus Link Constructors.

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the medical center’s Hitt Auditorium, located at 1441 N. Beckley Ave. A full breakfast will also be served.

For tickets and more information, call 214-943-4567 or visit http://www.oakcliffchamber.org.


Buckner Children and Family Services and Dillon International Inc. will present two free foster care and adoption information meetings at Buckner’s office, 5200 Buckner Blvd. in November.

On Monday, a Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Hong Kong, Ghana and Colombia at 6 p.m. There will also be a discussion on the domestic adoption program for Texas families and adoption programs in Russia, Ethiopia and Honduras, available through an affiliation with Buckner.

For more information and reservations, call 214-319-3426 or email dillontx@dillonadopt.com.

On Nov. 21, a Buckner representative will give an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs at 7 p.m. There will also be a discussion on international adoption options through a Dillon affiliate.

For more information and reservations, call Sheree Scott at 214-319-3425 or email sscott@buckner.org.


The Dallas Volunteer Attorney program will hold seven free legal clinics throughout the month of November for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. The clinics offer free legal advice and consultation in civil matters for those who qualify under Legal Aid’s income eligibility guidelines. All clinics begin at 5 p.m., with the exception of the Veteran’s Clinic, which begins at 2 p.m. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, legal papers, etc.

Schedules and locations are as follows:

• Nov. 1

VA Medical Center (for veterans only) at 2 p.m.

• Nov. 7 and Nov. 21