Category Archives: Grant Highlights

MHMR of Tarrant County

For people with intellectual and development disabilities, Arlington Community Services (ACS) is a place where they can enrich their lives and reach their full potential. The facility, located near AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park, currently serves about 50 Arlington residents during the day. “It gives their caregivers and family…

Lena Pope Home

Lena Pope home has worked to reduce the wait for Family Matters Counseling in Arlington, Texas. Last year, the wait for counseling in Arlington reached six weeks. Today, there is no wait for counseling in Arlington, and Lena Pope Home continues to work to increase speedy access to therapy for…

Helping People Get Places Since 1986

More than 40 volunteers filled the office of Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex on the evening of June 24. The reason? They were attending a training session to learn how to operate one of the three brand new 25-passenger buses the nonprofit bought after receiving a $150,000 grant from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.“The need for…

Ready, Set… Beep!

Remember the excitement of an Easter egg hunt?  Anxious children.  Empty baskets.  Colored eggs teasing from behind a distant tree. Close your eyes and imagine not being able to see those eggs. A citizen’s suggestion to a City Council member sent the City of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department scrambling on its…

CSI for Animals

A badly injured dog comes in. The initial fear: gunshot wounds.  Using a radiograph machine, which works much like an X-ray, Shelter Veterinarian Dr. Nancy Carter rapidly rules otherwise. The Arlington Animal Shelter is like a Crime Scene Investigation unit for animals.“It cuts down significantly on the time it would take…

Fish Tales

Lake Arlington Branch Library closed August 2011 to undergo a $164,000 thematic transformation. Renovations had a water-based theme … blue carpet with swirl patterns … aquatic artwork … a mini-ecosystem of Texas fish and plants in the 200-gallon freshwater aquarium … an undersea image applied to windows creating an underwater view between…