6 Stones Stories

Our Mission

 

The mission of 6 Stones is to be a Catalyst of Hope transforming lives, homes, and communities.

 

We do this by mobilizing our community, and sharing Hope with the hopeless.

Our Core Values

Christ-centered, Compassionate, Integrity, Unified, Servant-hearted, Influencer

Reflections On My First Year at 6 Stones

Dear Friend, As the new Executive Director at 6 Stones, I’ve had the privilege of seeing our programs for the first time this year. The…

Our Prayer For You This Thanksgiving

There’s something special about the way things come together at Thanksgiving. Whether your family are travelers or stay-at-homers. Artisan chefs or keep-it-simple cooks. The beauty…

6 Stones: An Oral History

As we celebrate our first decade, the staff at 6 Stones felt that we ought to reflect on the history of our organization and programs.…

A Banker Explains What Families Need (Beyond Money)

Paul Baccus has always wanted to help people. Growing up, he thought that meant becoming a doctor, a dentist, or a lawyer. Now, 14 years…

New Hope Center

Dorothy: Breaking Down

Dorothy did everything the “right way.” She married her high school sweetheart, started a family, and landed a great job almost as soon as they…

The Reyes Family: Change Demands Constants

Jason and Nycole Reyes came to this community in the middle of a battle for their lives. They were both overweight. Doctors warned Jason that,…

Guest Post: Six Degrees of Support

Text By Francesca “Franki” Taylor In 1929, Hungarian author, playwright, poet, and journalist Frigyes Karinthy became the first proponent of the “six degrees of separation”…

Guest Post: The Job Hunt

Text by Francesca Taylor Disclaimer: “The Job Hunt” is a work of non-fiction. While I’m sharing my true story, I am in not qualified to…

Community Powered Revitalization (CPR)

Community Powered Revitalization: Fall 2019 Recap

It's been ten years since the first Euless Revitalization blitz. Even longer since the first two homes were repaired. Even though the program has only…

The Pesinas: Fifty Years of Love and Memories

I feel two things as I step over the threshold into Rosa’s home: cramped and welcome. Because the living room has been converted into a…

Community Powered Revitalization: Community Has No Boundaries

EULESS — There's a hush in the air as Theresa and I sit for her interview; the kind of warm, buzzing silence that catches you…

700th Restoration Project Makes Grapevine Feel Like Home Again

GRAPEVINE — The muted sounds of worship music hang in the air, drifting from a wireless radio across a ten-yard stretch of grass that serves…

School-Based Initiatives

Stacy: Even Superheroes Need A Team

Students at South Euless Elementary start every day the same way: with a warm greeting from their counselor, Stacy Cave. On the morning of our…

Operation Back 2 School 2018: A Community Comes Together

Operation Back 2 School is one of the most exhausting, exhilarating things we do at 6 Stones. In the span of seven hours, nearly three…

Andy: What Our Students Need

It’s hard to describe Andy Marks-Garcia succinctly. She’s a world-traveler with deep Texas roots. A passionate educator who thought she would be a politician. A…

Outstanding Educators Aren't the Answer

Most of us conjure a specific image when we think about teachers. We all remember a favorite, a man or woman who would stop at…