Dallas Hope Charities is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity organization. We were founded by Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ in 2016 when the need was realized to expand their long standing meal ministries. Breakfast at Cathedral of Hope was the first meal outreach for the church, and as they saw the increasing need of individuals facing food insecurities the lunch meal outreach, iCare, was launched.
Under Dallas Hope Charities, those meal programs are now called Breakfast of Hope and Lunch of Hope. In 2018 we added a dinner meal program, Dinner of Hope, which delivers meals to individuals living on the streets of Dallas. Collectively, they are: Meals of Hope.
We are proud to operate Dallas’ only LGBTQ focused Homeless Youth Transitional Living Center and extension program, called Dallas Hope Center. Our center is aimed toward 18-24 year old at-risk LGBTQ youth. LGBTQ youth who are homeless typically experience high rates of conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress, and suicidal behavior.
Dallas Hope Charities launched Collective Hope Coalition in June 2020, an initiative aimed at eliminating suicide among our LGBTQ community in the Dallas area. This issue must be addressed and we, as a community, need to do much more to reduce the factors and eliminate the hopelessness that leads to suicide in the LGBTQ community.
Dallas Hope Charities unites to care for those in need throughout our social community, geographical community, and beyond. Through Dallas Hope Center, Meals of Hope, Blessing Bags, Holiday Baskets, HIV/AIDS Assistance and Collaborative Hope Coalition we are fulfilling our mission of providing food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability & Hope for All.
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Resource Center is the primary lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas. The Center offers many LGBT services to the community and operates one of the largest LGBT Community Centers in the United States. The Community Center is home to a variety of community organizations and serves over 60,000 people each year through its programs and services. For more information visit https://www.rcdallas.org/
Parkland Health & Hospital System provides comprehensive medical care in dedicated clinics with staff and providers devoted to serving patients with love, respect, and dignity. Transgender Supportive Health Services are available to Dallas County residents with limited financial resources, Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance coverage. For more information, see this Parkland Transgender Health Services PDF brochure or contact GenderHealth@phhs.org.
Outlast Youth exists to reduce and prevent LGBTQ youth homelessness in Dallas and surrounding counties. Many do not know the reasons youth homelessness, and specifically LGBTQ youth homelessness, exists. Through workshops, talks, events and cultural competency trainings for homeless service providers, we aim to educate folks on the issue in our backyard. For more information visit https://www.outlastyouth.org.
Prism Health North Texas is advancing the health of North Texas through education, research, prevention, and personalized integrated HIV care. Since 1986, they have been helping those living with HIV and AIDS in the community, as well as those at risk for infection. Today, their dedicated staff provides medical care, testing, prevention, research, outreach, education, and case management. For more information visit http://www.prismhealthntx.org/.
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families across a 13-county service area. For more information, visit https://www.ntfb.org/.
Costco specifically focuses on programs supporting children, education and health and human services. The United Way, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Red Cross are examples of their charitable giving. Costco Wholesale is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the markets where we do business. For more information, visit https://www.costco.com/charitable-giving.html.
The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce fosters an inclusive business community that promotes economic vitality, connects members, and advocates on their behalf. Since 2005, the Chamber been the leading voice for GLBT and allied businesses in North Texas. The Chamber is a network of GLBT and ally business owners, corporate partners, and community leaders that support business development and equality. For more information, visit https://www.glbtchamber.com/.
Sacred Space Counseling Center was established in 2015 with a desire to provide the DFW community a safe place for individuals, couples and families to connect, grow and heal. For more information, visit https://www.sacredspacedfw.com/.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. If you or someone you know need immediate support or help, Trevor’s counselors are just a phone call, chat, or text away. You are not alone. 1-866-4UTREVOR (1-866-488-7386). For more information visit http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
GALA North Texas is an educational organization committed to celebrating diversity & enhancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender North Texans in our schools, workplaces and communities. For more information, visit https://www.galanorthtexas.org/
Telephone and e-mail peer counseling, factual information, and local resources for US cities. For more information visit http://www.glnh.org
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) champions LGBT issues in K-12 Education and works to ensure safe schools for all students with programs such as GSA and Day of Silence. For more information visit https://www.glsen.org/
Help and support for LGBT people who experience domestic violence. Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. Abuse does exist in LGBT relationships. National Domestic Violent Hotline 1-800-788-SAFE (1-800-788-7233). For more information view this PDF of domestic abuse resources.
Parents, family members, friends and LGBT get support and receive educational materials. PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ community. We’re made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies. Because together, we’re stronger. For more information, visit the Dallas Chapter PFLAG website.
Promise House moves youth in crisis toward safety and success. Their programs cover the vital needs of teens, including emergency shelter, transitional living, pregnant and parenting teen services, individual, group and family counseling, street outreach and educational intervention. For more information, visit https://promisehouse.org/