North Texas Giving Day is Today


Today is North Texas Giving Day

 

Today, September 14, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. Until midnight tonight, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the 2,500-plus certified nonprofits showcased at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

 

In just eight years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $156 million into the North Texas community – over $37 million in 2016 alone. Donations up to $10,000 made today to the nonprofits listed on the site will be amplified by the general bonus funds and prizes.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, service to the community is one of our founding principles. Three charities particularly close to our heart are WiNGS (Women in Need of Generous Support), home of Ebby’s Place, which serves as a place for poor working women to change their lives; Juliette Fowler Communities, site of The Ebby House, a community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; and Happy Hill Farm, a 500-acre farm near Granbury that is home to North Central Texas Academy. The Ebby Halliday Acers Library is located at Happy Hill Farm.

 

Whichever North Texas charity you choose to support, please visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org today to make a difference in our community.

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void


Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

We love the above message prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at The Ebby House. And we couldn’t agree more!

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

The Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care located at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood (which we also love!) The Ebby House serves young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition from foster care to independent living.

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age out of the foster care system. Before the age of 21, many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House seeks to reverse that trend by offering young women a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — reflecting the values and life of our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday.

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

To learn more about why The Ebby House is such a special place, click here.

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void


Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

We love the above message prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at The Ebby House. And we couldn’t agree more!

 

The Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care located at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood (which we also love!) The Ebby House serves young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition from foster care to living independently.

 

Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age out of the foster care system. Before the age of 21, many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House seeks to reverse that trend by offering young women a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — reflecting the values and life of our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday.

 

To learn more about why The Ebby House is such a special place, click here.

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void


 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

We love the above message prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at The Ebby House. And we couldn’t agree more!

 

The Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care located at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood (which we also love!) The Ebby House serves young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition from foster care to living independently.

 

Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age out of the foster care system. Before the age of 21, many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House seeks to reverse that trend by offering young women a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — reflecting the values and life of our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday.

 

To learn more about why The Ebby House is such a special place, click here.

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

 

Ebby House Impacting Young Lives


Ebby House Impacting Young Lives

 

True to its namesake, The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities, is focused on education.

 

On May 21, 2014, Ebby Halliday Acers, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and our favorite philanthropist, cut a bright yellow ribbon for the dedication ceremony of the newest addition of the Juliette Fowler Communities in Lakewood — a home for young women who have aged out of foster care.

 

To catch up on how The Ebby House is changing young lives for the better in our community, click here.

 

 

PHOTO: Michael Reeves/The Dallas Morning News

 

 

Eat Pizza, Make a Difference for Deserving Young Women


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Tomorrow, November 25, offers a fantastic opportunity to help out our friends at The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities. From 4 to 9 p.m., 50 percent of your dining tab at Project Pie Pizza will be donated to The Ebby House, an innovative new transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care.

 

Every year, thousands of young women age out of the foster care system. Many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House program seeks to reverse negative trends and outcomes by offering young women a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant and entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — which is reflective of the values and life of Ebby Halliday.

 

Project Pie Pizza is located in Preston Center. Present the yellow flyer at the time of order, either via paper or online. Thanks for supporting the Ebby House and enjoy your pie!

Woodrow Cheerleaders Support Ebby House


 

In lieu of purchasing garters and mums for this year’s Homecoming celebration, the cheerleaders of Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson High School chose to make a difference by making an impactful donation to one of the school’s neighbors: The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities.

 

Not only did these thoughtful young leaders deliver a check for $400 to benefit the innovative new transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care, they brought a vase of yellow (Ebby’s favorite color!) roses to decorate the beautiful new home.

 

The Ebby House, named after our founder and favorite philanthropist Ebby Halliday Acers, is home to young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition from foster care to living independently. The Ebby House offers them a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant and entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — reflecting the values and life of Ebby Halliday.

 

For more information on Juliette Fowler Communities and The Ebby House, click here.

 

Go Wildcats!

 

‘My Five Moms’ Author Book Signing June 7


 

My Five Moms Book Cover

 

Susie Black Holamon, author of “My Five Moms,” will be signing her inspiring book at Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 300, in Dallas this Saturday, June 7, at 3 p.m. A true-life story that reads like fiction, Holamon’s story of growing up in the foster-care system is filled with bizarre tidbits told with Susie’s therapeutic sense of humor.

 

A portion of the proceeds from Saturday’s book sales will benefit The Ebby House, a residential cabin at Juliette Fowler Communities for young women who have aged out of the foster-care system.

 

To learn more about The Ebby House and the fantastic work it is doing in our community, click here.

New Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void


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Hundreds of North Texans gathered yesterday afternoon to see real estate legend Ebby Halliday cut the ribbon at the dedication of The Ebby House, an innovative new transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care opening at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood. The newly renovated building will serve young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition from foster care to living independently.

 

Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age out of the foster care system. Before the age of 21, many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House program seeks to reverse that trend by offering young women a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — reflecting the values and life of Ebby Halliday.

 

“Ebby and Juliette Fowler Communities believe that these traits are the hallmarks of an empowered individual for our future,” said Sabrina Porter, president & CEO of Juliette Fowler Communities.

 

Said Ebby, “Knowing that The Ebby House will be a place for young girls to reach their potential is just wonderful.”

 

We thought you might enjoy taking a peek inside this beautiful home fantastically finished by the talented people at Dwell With Dignity.

 

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We love this message prominently displayed at the top of The Ebby House’s staircase. We couldn’t agree more!

Ebby House Artwork Inspires


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As the grand opening of The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities approaches, the good folks at Dwell With Dignity are busy making sure the home will be properly decorated. The photo above is just one of the pieces of art Dwell With Dignity’s talented volunteers have been busy creating for the home.

 

Dwell with Dignity is a nonprofit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for those who are struggling. At the core of their being is the belief that if they can change a person’s surroundings, they can change that person’s outlook on life. We couldn’t agree more.

 

The Ebby House, which is scheduled to open May 21, will be a community designed to prepare young women who have aged out of the foster-care system for a successful future. The solution-based program will serve up to 16 women at a time. The young women will live in the residential home on the Fowler grounds under the guidance of a house mom for 12 to 24 months and will be mentored in life skills, communication, computer skills, career guidance, opportunities for education beyond high school/GED, job training and volunteerism.

 

The Ebby House is named in honor of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Founder and Chairman of the Board Ebby Halliday, who has worked tirelessly for more than 70 years to provide economic opportunities and assistance for others.

 

To learn more about The Ebby House and how you can support this worthy cause, click here. To learn more about Dwell With Dignity, click here.