Photo: Darren W. Woods, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, right, and his wife Kathy presented a $50,000 gift to Promise House CEO Dr. Ashley Lind, left, to assist in its mission of providing critical services to homeless children and teens on December 4, 2017 in Dallas. (Business Wire)
Darren W. Woods, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation 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.