A campaign of passion and commitment to provide HOPE for East Texas young people in poverty.


Job Ready!

The job market is competitive so what a young person learns in Job Ready! will help set them apart from other employment seekers. The facilitator of this course brings a wealth of experience having been an employer for more than 30 years. Additionally, she was responsible for teaching and training other managers and supervisors in a multi-state region on numerous human resource and supervisory topics. Not only will the Participant receive help creating a resume, they will also learn how to accurately complete a job application. In addition to improving their communication skills and learning conflict management methods they will explore the differences in people and personalities to aid in their tolerance and understanding of others. Participants learn about work ethic principles that will help them maintain employment. If a Participant has work history or even criminal history that would pose obvious concerns to prospective employers, in this course, the Participant will receive guidance about those issues. The course is topped off with a required two-day unpaid internship with a local employer. Not only does the internship demonstrate the valued “pay it forward” concept, the Participant will be evaluated by the employer in several areas that matter to all employers. Following the internship, the Participant will receive an Interview Folder containing Resume Packets (resume, certificate of completion and the internship evaluation), a Job Search Log and suggestions of employment possibilities based upon previous work experience, skill sets, career discussions, education, education planning, etc.
This is a three-day course followed by a two-day internship. The course is typically taught twice per month. Call 903.803.0100 to register. The course is free.

Healthy Inside & Out

Healthy Inside & Out is a vital program to help improve the overall health of young people in poverty. D.O.R.S. facilitates their ability to see a doctor, a dentist, get their eyes examined and receive glasses. D.O.R.S. recognizes that years of trauma, neglect and abuse have resulted in their need for mental health services including both individual and group counseling which has transformed lives! Healthy living also results from young people receiving education on healthy nutrition for them and their young children and even self-defense training.


Operation: Turnaround

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Join us every Tuesday night for The Gathering at Lifebridge Christian Center from 6:30 – 8:30. You will have an opportunity to gain community service hours, learn life skills, make new friends and learn how to get out of the criminal justice system once and for all!


Leadership Longview Learning for Life

View the “Learning for Life” project that D.O.R.S. had the opportunity to present to the 2015 Leadership Longview class.