The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency that advocates, serves and empowers the children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities.
Fifty years ago, very few resources existed for parents of disabled children in Dallas County. With nowhere to turn for community-based services or help, families lacked support and their children had limited options in life. The Warren Center was created in 1968 and for decades, we have provided much-needed resources and care to children with disabilities and their families. Grassroots efforts and proven successes paved the way for an increase in community and parental awareness. As our organization experienced growth, we began adapting our programs to meet the changing needs of families.
Over the years, The Warren Center has given parents access to the resources their children needed, and more importantly, hope and support.
We help children to reach their developmental goals through individualized therapy-based care and equip parents through monthly education workshops and support groups so they can be a confident advocate for their child.
- Early Childhood Intervention (ECI): Serving over 800 each month, this program provides evaluations and personalized therapy sessions to children from birth to three years of age and includes occupational and physical therapy, speech and language therapy, feeding and nutrition therapy, developmental therapy, and transition assistance to additional services.
- The Warren Center Clinic Therapy Services: This program served 163 children last fiscal year. We enroll children aged three to five, and continue to serve them as they get older. Our licensed speech-language pathologists, occupational therapist and physical therapist focus on communication, social, sensory, and motor/ coordination skills utilizing our sensory gym, outdoor therapy yard, motor room, small therapy rooms and group classroom.
We also help parents whose children are in a program with family education and support services which include monthly education workshops, respite care and support groups – plus guidance to other needed services and resources.
WHO WE SERVE
The Warren Center ECI program has a service area of 48 zip codes including Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Garland, Irving, Lake Highlands, Lakewood, North Dallas, Park Cities, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, and Wylie. We have three office locations in Richardson, Garland, and Carrollton. We make referrals to any family who needs help regardless of their city of residence.
Our Clinic Therapy Services and Family Education & Support Services is open to the entire DFW Metroplex and is not dependent on location.
The families we serve come from all walks of life and so do we.
Our staff, board of trustees, and volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our agency stronger. Our organizational philosophy stands on four pillars: trustworthiness, resourcefulness, being experts in our field and making decisions through an ethical lens. In order to serve our community at this level, everyone must be included. We welcome the unique contributions that each person brings including but not limited to their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
Our vision is that all children reach their full potential. Inclusion gets us there.