About

Dallas Hope Charities provides an avenue for you to turn your calling into action.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

No matter your background, you’ll find Dallas Hope Charities to be a place where you can meet others who are on a similar journey. When you’ve decided that you’d like to volunteer for a Dallas Hope Charities outreach opportunity, you’ll find yourself to be immersed in a culture with others who feel that same calling; with others who are living out that calling in a very tangible way that directly benefits those who otherwise may be marginalized or might otherwise run the risk of being forgotten.

We value our volunteers, and we want you to have a quality experience serving in your chosen areas of outreach volunteerism. To that end, we want to ensure the safety of our volunteers and of those who benefit from your service. Certain volunteer opportunities require background checks, while others require various levels of training and/or certifications. To request more information about the safety issues surrounding any specific outreach volunteer opportunity, contact us.

Core Values

We believe we are here to serve, not to be served. To that end, we embrace four core values:

We are a people of Compassion.

We are a caring people who embody the tangible love that feeds the hungry, heals the hurting, and are mindful that it is up to us to embody compassion toward all who are marginalized.

We are a people of Inclusion.

All are welcome here. Therefore, we seek to serve all.

We are a people of Liberation.

Through apolitical means, we seek to challenge all oppression, particularly the oppression of those who are marginalized. By embodying the very best that resides in each of us and through serving as living examples of service to others, we live out our liberation until all are set free.

We are a people of Hope.

We are people filled with joy and unrelenting optimism because we believe we are following a clear purpose: utilize our gifts, our skills and our resources to transform the world.

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Partnerships & Community Resources

Resource Center

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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/

Transgender Supportive Health Services at Parkland

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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

Outlast Youth LGBT Homelessness Initiative

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

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/.

North Texas Food Bank (NTFB)

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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

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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.

North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce

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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

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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

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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/

Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) North Texas

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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/

LGBT National Help Center

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Telephone and e-mail peer counseling, factual information, and local resources for US cities. For more information visit http://www.glnh.org

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

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/

OUTING LGBT Domestic Abuse

Outing LGBT Domestic Abuse

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.

PFLAG

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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

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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/