You can help children and their families recover from the trauma of homelessness.

Dallas has the 6th largest GDP of any American city and more than 20 Fortune 500 company headquarters. Yet, approximately 4,500 children in Dallas will go to sleep tonight without a home.

It's time to rethink traditional views on homelessness in Dallas.

Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, and 88% of those families are led by single mothers with multiple children under age five. Homelessness robs parents of the ability to give children the safety and security they need to grow. Without intervention, it can cause life-long physical, emotional, and mental trauma in children. You can help.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help young children and their families overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness.

It is our vision at Vogel Alcove to make sure that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family, and a foundation for success in school and life. Our programming is culturally competent, holistic, and family-centered. A two-generation approach provides developmental interventions for children while helping parents establish a stable home environment.

We strive to Rewire Brains, Repair Hearts, and Restore Families.

Our Impact

Since our inception in 1987, Vogel Alcove has served over 17,000 children. What began with just 15 children in a small alcove has grown into the comprehensive program offered today.

Our agency’s highly-skilled teachers, social workers, counselors, and therapists help children cope with the trauma of homelessness in Dallas and give parents the support they need to improve their families’ lives.


of our Pre-K assessed as
kindergarten-ready at exit


young children served
at Vogel Alcove since 1987

Sunday January 1, 2023

Day 1 DFW

Returning for its 8th year, Day 1 DFW returns, this year at the Irving Convention Center! This tons-of-fun family fair is designed for children and families to celebrate New Year’s Day together. It features interactive children’s activities, crafts and games, musical performances, educational shows, rock climbing, bounce houses and slides, magic shows, Lego, and more! The event closes with a spectacular firework show.

Kids : FREE! Adults: $10