Stewardship within our community is one of our focus areas.
We advocate healthy living and social responsibility. We pride ourselves on giving the people of our community the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident and successful.
Dean’s Professional Services and the Summer Kids Food Drive
Dean’s Professional Services is dedicated to serving our community. During the month of July, we donated and delivered to the Houston Food Bank to support the Summer Kids Food Program/Backpack program.
Through your donations, we were able to contribute to about 100 nutritious meals for children this summer.
The National School Lunch program offers 22 million free or reduced-priced meals throughout the school year. However, over the summer break, only 17% of those kids receive the same. This means that only 1 in 6 kids that has demonstrated a need for discounted food services have limited access to those needed resources and meal sites over the summer months. To aid in awareness and to help with this growing problem, DPS is hosting a food drive with the Houston Food Bank to support the USDA Summer Food Service Program.
Community Partnership Spotlight
August 2019 - Wesley Community Center
Wesley Community Center provide an array of social services to people in every age range throughout the city of Houston. This organization offers food for struggling families, meals for senior citizens, education opportunities for those in need, and they create opportunities to strengthen families and neighborhoods. In 2018, the Wesley Community Center provided financial, employment, and income services to over 650 adults; almost 28,000 meals, of which almost 200; and enrolled almost 900 youth in after-school and summer programs. Services that the Wesley Community Center provides are as follows:
Early childhood education program, to include Head Start
Youth program for elementary through high school children in learning outside of school
Adult and Family Services
Food programs and emergency food supplies
Financial stability programs
The Wesley Community Center also takes donations. For more information about the Wesley Community Center, please visit https://wesleyhousehouston.org/
DPS is now partnered with United Way THIRVE!
United Way THIRIVE, launched and led by United Way of Greater Houston, is a collaborative of over 20 nonprofit partners and partners across multiple sectors that work togethr to provide comprehensive services to support hardworking, lower income families in their efforts to achieve financial stability.
United Way THRIVE takes a holistic approach to financial stability, addressing the complex issues and serios obstacles preventing families from achieving financial independence. United Way THRIVE's collaborative network means families don't just get help with one issue; clients benefit from comprehensive and individualized plans that address the many challenges they face.
United Way THRIVE helps families achieve financial stability by focusing on three goals: Increasing income, building savings, and acquiring assets.
includes job training and education, finding higher paying jobs and free income tax preparation.
involves developing better financial habits through financial education and coaching, reducing debt and starting a savings plan.
means saving for a car, a home, higher education or a business through matched savings programs and access to low-cost loans.
Looking for help?
Call 2-1-1 Texas / United Way HELPLINE
Nurses Week - May 2018
We celebrated Nurses Week from May 6 - May 12. Dean's Professional Services loves nurses! You can check out how we celebrated nurses on social media by following the hashtag #DPSLovesNurses
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. It features a host of events across the U.S. to honor nurses for the work they do, and educates the public about nurses’ role in health care.
Bingo at Brookdale Memorial Oaks - March 2018
Dean’s Professional Services volunteered on Saturday, March 24, 2018 for a Bingo Day with the residents of Brookdale Memorial Oaks, a senior living community. The DPS staff assisted the Brookdale Memorial Oaks staff and the senior citizens by facilitating Bingo Games from 1pm – 3pm. Prizes were provided by DPS for the residents who were bingo winners. The Brookdale Memorial Oaks Senior Living facility is a senior living community in Houston, Texas that offers personalized Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.
Gift of Love - February 2018
Dean's Professional Services is proud to support the Unity Children's Home Residential Treatment Center. On Febuary 23, 2018, our Community Relations Coordinator dropped off all of the collections that were received for the Gift of Love drive.
We are grateful to everyone who donated hygiene products and clothing for girls and helped to make a difference in the community.
DPS Blood DRIVE - February 2018
Dean’s Professional Services partnered with CHI St. Luke’s Blood Donor Center to host a blood drive at their Houston, TX office on Thursday, February 1, 2018. CHI St. Luke’s Blood Donor Center provided their mobile donation center to collect blood donations from the local community.
CHI St. Luke’s Blood Donor Center is located at CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, which is located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Their mobile unit allows for travel to off-site locations to collect blood donations. The donations are used for patients who require blood transfusions at all hospitals.