North Texas Clinical Trials (NTXCT) is an independent clinical trials site located in Fort Worth, Texas, with a mission to provide quality data through trusted care. Comprised of experienced and dedicated staff, collectively having decades of experience in medical device and pharmaceutical drug trials ranging from phase I-IV across a wide range of therapeutic areas, NTXCT effectively combines strategic volunteer recruitment and retention with exceptional, high-quality clinical trial conduct. 

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental illnesses.

Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

North Texas Clinical Trials (NTXCT) Regional Advocacy Organizations:

City House Transitional Living Program (TLP) is designed to transform the lives of homeless young adults, ages 18 to 22. We currently oversee three homes, all located in Collin County. The program is voluntary, with a thorough application process and barrier-free conditions for participation.Our emergency shelter, known as My Friend’s House (MFH), provides 24-hour residential care and services in partnership with Child Protective Services for children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. RHY (Runaway and Homeless Youth) are also granted support through MFH with an average stay of 21 days, often referred through school districts, the juvenile court system, or word of mouth.

Whether young adults are needing a shower, new clothes, assistance with their job search or to speak with a counselor, the staff at the YRC can help. We provide access to food, hygiene products, laundry facilities and a safe place to shelter between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, we work with community partners to connect youth with other resources to meet their long-term needs. Located within walking distance of a DART station and bus stop, we are able to provide ample support for at-risk young adults up to 22 years old.

City House
Central Parkway East, Suite 350
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: (972) 424-4626
After-hours Phone: (972) 971-0278
(must be under 22 years old)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.DBSA Dallas is a peer-run community of people with mood challenges and their friends and families. Our community is dedicated to support and empower by providing a safe and compassionate peer to peer support groups.

Support Network Schedule

  • Every Monday 2 – 3:30pm on Zoom Pathway to Recovery
  • Every Tuesday 7 – 8:30pm on Zoom Joint meeting peers and loved ones.
  • Every Wednesday 7 – 8:30pm on Zoom Joint meeting peers and loved ones.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 5th Thursday 7 – 8:30pm on Zoom Joint meeting peers and loved ones.
  • Fourth Thursday 7 – 8:30pm Hybrid  Joint meeting peers and loved ones
  • Every Friday on Zoom 7 – 8:30pm on Zoom Joint meeting peers and loved ones.
  • Every Saturday except the 2nd 7 – 8:30pm on Zoom Joint meeting peers and loved ones.
  • Second Saturday of every month 6:30 – 8:30pm In-person Joint meeting peers and loved ones.
  • 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month 3 – 4:30pm on Zoom Joint meeting peers and loved ones.

DBSA Dallas
Richardson, TX
(817) 654-7100
Carol King: (972) 709-5464

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

MHA of Greater Dallas promotes mental wellness through community education and policy advocacy. MHA of Greater Dallas has helped our community improve mental health through advocacy, community education and resources for both adolescents and adults. As a non-profit we’re committed to helping our Dallas-area community by giving a voice to people without one, helping people help themselves and changing how people think about mental illness and mental health.

MHA of Greater Dallas
624 N. Good-Latimer Expy., Ste. 200
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone (214) 871-2420

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI North Texas offers free education programs along with support, guidance, and hope for those affected by mental health conditions throughout Alameda County.

  • Family Support Services meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • 2nd Saturday each month @ 1 PM – 2:30 PM

NAMI Connection is a support group for individuals struggling with all types of mental health challenges

  • 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 1:30 – 3:00pm

NAMI North Texas
2812 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 341-7133

Network of Community Ministries is a non-denominational, community-based organization serving over 67,000 individuals annually. Our mission is to care, coach and empower our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life. Current programming at Network includes Emergency Services (food, clothing, and utilities), a Medical & Dental voucher program, Seniors’ Net (supplemental food, handyman service, companion calls, information and referrals), and Stabilization Programs (Pampillonia Pathways case management and stability planning, Career Coaching, ESL and GED classes and benefits assistance).

Network of Community Ministries
1500 International Parkway, Suite 300
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone:  972.234.8880

The Doctor Spot provides sickness checks, immunizations, asthma management, laboratory services, prescriptions, sports physical exams, hearing and vision screenings, lead and obesity screenings, flu and strep testing, and x-ray services. All services are free to uninsured children ages 0-18 years of age.


The Doctor Spot
Mobile Units
Phone: 972-834-2473

Minnie’s Food Pantry is a drive-through food pantry. We believe that overall wellness begins with healthy food and financial education. Our ultimate goal is to provide numerous programs that help families gain long-term food security and to break the generational curse of people (especially children) in low-income areas not having access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We ask that the trunk is empty so we can put the food in the trunk and prevent little to no contact.


8:30am – 11:30am – Wednesday – Saturday
Closed Every 5th Saturday

Minnie’s Food Pantry
661 18th Street
Plano, Texas 75074
Phone: 972-596-0253

The Jed Foundation (JED) does not have boots on the ground in your area, but they do have online resources for adolescents and young adults. They also offer educational material.

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive.


The Jed Foundation
Phone:  212 647 7544
Contact Name: Katie Cunningham

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention North Texas grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

AFSP North Texas
Contact: Katie Moreno, North Texas Area Director
Phone: 972-837-3322

This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is affiliated with.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at  Thank you!