Our Mission:

Education. Health. Essentials of Life.

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand provides food, healthcare and education programming to those in need in the West Dallas community. We bring positive change to people’s lives by providing them with tools, resources and hope.



February 8, 2019

Now in its 75th year, Brother Bill's Helping Hand in Dallas is seeing an increase in clientele, with over 8,000 visitors to the community clinic in 2018 and more than 300 families coming for food each week last year.  

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Our Mission


Brother Bill's Helping Hand enriches the lives of men, women, and children in the community of West Dallas by empowering through learning, encouraging through relationships, and ensuring the essentials of life.

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Our Impact

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand has been serving the West Dallas community for 75 years. Its core programs include a grocery store, where neighbors have access to healthy food; access to quality healthcare for the uninsured; and education programs that include English classes, computer courses and fitness programs.

West Dallas is one of the poorest parts of the city of Dallas. In fact, 50% of students live below the poverty line and approximately 80% of all students are economically disadvantaged. The team and volunteers at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand are focused on engaging, supporting and empowering its neighbors so that they can rise up out of poverty.




In 2018, we had 127,008 total program visits at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, up from 101,000 in 2017 (that’s a 26% increase).



people served in our grocery store

Brother Bill's has a grocery store stocked with fresh produce and protein, sourced primarily from the North Texas Food Bank.



visits to our community clinic

With Emergency Room visits averaging $3,600 per visit, our Community Clinic potentially saved Hospital Emergency Departments close to $9,000,000 last year.


Get Involved

It takes thousands of volunteers and generous donors to ensure Brother Bill’s Helping Hand can continue to serve the West Dallas community. There are many meaningful opportunities to serve as a Helping Hand – serve as a translator, teach a class, work a shift at our grocery store or make a contribution. We hope you will join us throughout the year in any way you can.


volunteer opportunities

We had 3,400 volunteers supporting our programs last year. Volunteering is essential to our program. If you have the heart to give your time, we’d love to hear from you. 

schedule a visit

Our doors are open at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand and we enjoy having our supporters come visit and learn more about who we are and what we do. Fill out the contact form to schedule a tour.

make a donation

Our work would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters. Your gift helps ensure we can provide our neighbors with the essentials of life and supportive programs.