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HPUMC and CitySquare Partnership

No one deserves to live in poverty.

Dallas has the highest child poverty rate among 10 of the largest U.S. cities, and our homeless rates are trending upward! There are more people living in poverty in Dallas today than there are people living in Plano.

What if our church could change the story? What could happen in Dallas if we joined forces with CitySquare to solve problems like unemployment, healthcare, and affordable housing? With our collective time, talent and treasure, we can fight poverty – and break records we’re proud of!

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Relieve Symptoms

Change Systems

Use your resources to grow the work of CitySquare.

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Use your time, treasure and talent to alleviate the symptoms of poverty by volunteering with us in a variety of ways.

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Use your business and brain to create new opportunities for people stuck in the cycle of poverty.

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Church at the Square

Church at the Square is a casual and spirit-filled service aimed at serving our neighbors living in and around the Cottages at Hickory Crossing and open to all. This worship service is an important part of our partnership with CitySquare as we work to alleviate spiritual and asset poverty in Dallas.

Come and See: Church at the Square

About CitySquare

From its beginning as Central Dallas Food Pantry, CitySquare has grown to be one of the largest, most effective social services organizations in Texas, serving more than 50,000 unduplicated neighbors each year through 14 different initiatives.

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Check out the collection of articles, videos, and stories that inspire our thinking about fighting poverty and doing justice in our city and around the world.




  • One Crisis Away – One out of every three North Texans doesn’t have enough money to weather a financial storm that lasts 90 days. Check out this series as KERA features four North Texas families in their struggle to make ends meet.
  • Busted: America’s Poverty Myths – Fact or fiction: People are poor because they don’t work hard enough? This podcast series explores our commonly held beliefs about poverty by sharing the stories of poor people themselves. Become disillusioned with us and listen!
  • We Need to Talk About an Injustice – In an engaging and personal TED talk that’s received over 3.3 million views, human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system.
  • The Danger of a Single Story – Too often, we slip into seeing people through a single story: a homeless man is only that, homeless; a poor child in Haiti is just that, poor. Novelist Chimamanda Adiche illustrates how the single-story robs us of dignity and our shared human experience in a talk worthy of all 11.5 million views.


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