Our History

A Tribute to Eva R. Poland


Making a difference in the lives of others.

Her favorite saying was

" Troubles don't last always; joy comes in the morning."

It did not matter if you were family, friends or even a stranger who needed help, our mother always welcomed people into our home. My mother enjoyed cooking and baking. Around our kitchen table, she would often share food and desserts along with encouragement and support to people. 


Eva’s Closet is dedicated to the remembrance of my mother who made a difference in the lives of the people in our hometown community.


She was fondly called “Mrs. Eva” by her friends and neighbors who she shared her faith, encouragement and empowering spirit as well as her tangible resources with those in needs.

One of her beliefs was to be prepared whenever opportunity knocks at your door. 


As a result of observing my mother’s dedication and love for helping others to grow personally and spiritually, I developed a passion for working in the social services profession and building a non-profit network to assist with their personal growth, life skills, spirituality and professional endeavors.

Explore the rest of our website to learn more about what we have to offer, you can contact us at info@evascloset.org.

Veronica P. Young,



This ministry of service is dedicated to my mother.

Eva's Closet is here for you.

Meet Our Team

Veronica Poland Young

Eva's Closet


Veronica Poland Young serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Eva's Closet. Prior to establishing the nonprofit organization, she served in many capacities as a social services director and leader in secondary education programs throughout the cities of Dallas, Grand Prairie and Fort Worth.


As a recent graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Veronica decided to couple her social services and teaching experience with her ministerial skills to create Eva's Closet, a consulting firm, to provide services to help individuals and communities with issues that are barriers to personal growth and success.

Our Team


Board of Directors

Veronica Young – Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Eva’s Closet Nonprofit, Grand Prairie, Texas; former Social Worker, University of Texas (New Directions); Adjunct Professor Tarleton University, Fort Worth and Waco, Texas; Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; Masters of Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas.

Cynthia J. Poland – Marketing , Public Relations & Social Media Advisor & Co-founder, Eva’s Closet Nonprofit, Grand Prairie, Texas; former Public Relations coordinator for National Headquarters of the American Red Cross (Washington D.C.), New Orleans, Louisiana and LA Department of Natural Resources, Baton Rouge. Master of Media Management and Business Management from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia and Nonprofit Management Certification University of Texas, Arlington, Texas.

JoAnn Bailey – Board Member and Social Services Advisory, Eva’s Closet Nonprofit, Grand Prairie, Texas; former Associate Executive Director, University of Texas (New Directions); Retired Clinical Social Worker, Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Grief Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy, and Program Evaluation. Strong healthcare services professional with a master’s degree focused in Counseling from Governors State University, Illinois.

Akinwa “Richard” Oladapo – Board Member and Family & Ministerial Support

Advisor, Eva’s Closet Nonprofit, Grand Prairie, Texas; former Ministry Leader (Marriage & Couple Counseling), Gospel Faith Mission International , Nigeria; Minister and Founder, Gospel Faith Mission (Grace Chapel), Fort Worth, Texas; Masters of Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas.

Lawrence “Larry” Poland – Board Member & Business Advisor, Eva’s Closet

Nonprofit, Grand Prairie, Texas; retired (non-commissioned officer) United States Air Force; Administrator for the United States government, Baltimore, MD; Newman University (Business Administration/Management; MBA focused in Finance from Oklahoma City University

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