Upward and Onward

Our Inspiration

Upward and Onward Community Services is dedicated to the Life and Legacy of Pauline and Derrick Scott.

A Note to my Grandparents,
Mama and Grandpee, no words on this earth could ever express the impact that you have made in not only my life but in the lives of your Family, Friends, Colleagues, and in the members of your community. I vow to hold steadfast to your qualities of your religion, honor, respect, service to others, strength, grace but most importantly, LOVE.

Your Love Lives in me...and beyond.


About Us

Upward and Onward Community Services is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that offers basic human needs to individuals and families residing in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, and its surrounding areas. We offer Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, Mortgage Assistance, food pantry, clothing, financial coaching, referrals to employment services, childcare, and counseling services.

Upward and Onward

Meet the CEO, Pauline Andrea Farley

Chief Executive Officer, Pauline Farley, has devoted her career to the issue of homelessness and being of service to others. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and of Jamaican descent, Pauline witnessed first-hand the exasperating issue of homelessness. After relocating to Dallas, Texas, Pauline attended and graduated from Paul Quinn College with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and later went on to Prairie View A&M University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in counseling. Shortly thereafter, Pauline was appointed Director for a leading agency in homeless services creating sustainable, affordable supportive housing for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Today, Pauline leads Upward and Onward Community Services in its mission to address homelessness and homeless prevention in Texas.

Meet the Team


Carlton Baillie

Chief Financial Officer


Mahogonei Whitten

Director of Training and Compliance


Erica Farley

Tarrant County Housing Counselor Coordinator

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Alicia Mosley

Housing Counselor

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Kiara Morgan

Housing Counselor Support Tech

Carrington Bivins

Housing Counselor Data Specialist

What We Do

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To provide basic human needs to individuals and families in need.

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To strengthen individuals, families, and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional housing and programs for homeless and other vulnerable Texans.

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Serving members of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the surrounding communities.