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Collective Hope Coalition
End Hunger Today

Collective Hope Coalition seeks to address and reduce risk factors that cause hopelessness and leads to suicide within the LGBTQ+ community.

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transgender & nonbinary youth

Considered suicide in their lifetime.
52%
Attempted suicide in their lifetime.
20%

Source: The Trevor Project

TransgenderS

Attempted suicide in their lifetime.
40%

Source: National LGBT Health Education Center

TEXAS 9TH - 12TH GRADERS

LGBTQIA+ who considered suicide
42%
Hetero/Cisgender who considered suicide
14%
LGBTQIA+ who attempted suicide
23%
Hetero/Cisgender who attempted suicide

Source: Center for Disease Control

SENIORS (65+)

LGBTQIA+ who made a suicide plan
30%
Hetero/Cisgender who made a suicide plan
Completed suicide out of the 15% of the total US senior population
17%

Source: National LGBT Health Education Center

Collective Hope Coalition (CHC) was formed as an initiative of Dallas Hope Charities (DHC) due to the alarming statistics regarding suicide among the LGBTQIA+ community. Because of the minimal resources available in the Dallas area to address this issue, DHC knew something had to be done to bring about positive change.

The only initiative of its kind in the Dallas, Texas community; we are creating effective and lasting solutions for our LGBTQIA+ community. 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 LGBTQIA+ community.

Through collaboration, focused strategies, unified goals, and successful implementation we are creating positive change. Each sector of the community is working together to tackle the various risk factors, as well as identify and provide resources that are beneficial in addressing these life-altering ideations, and ultimately reducing life-ending results.

“In today’s current climate of heightened prejudice, fear and uncertainty, Dallas Hope Charities is proud to be a part of the solution in providing hope over despair.

Sign up to become a member to #EndHopelessness and #CreateChange.

RESOURCE GUIDE

Every Quarter, our printable resource guide is updated and distributed to our Dallas Hope Center residents, through the Hope On The Move serving sites, as well as our Collective Hope Coalition members. It is free to download and distribute as needed. 

SAFE PLACE PROGRAM

The Dallas Police Department, Dallas Hope Charities, and Collective Hope Coalition are working together to spread awareness and education in the community by encouraging victims to report ALL crimes, especially hate crimes, in hopes of reducing the risk of suicide by within our LGBTQ+ community. The Safe Place program will help bring the LGBTQ+ community, the Dallas Police Department, local businesses, social organizations, and education centers together to create a safe place and city for all. 

The Safe Place Program is for ALL hate crimes against race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, gender expression or identity, mental, physical, or sensory disabilities, homelessness, marital status, political ideology, age, or parental status. 

We also know that sometimes there is a need for individuals to have a place of reprieve when thoughts of self-harm, or suicidal ideation are happening while help is on the way. 

The program helps to increase the confidence for victims to report crimes and to know they will be treated with respect, dignity, and care from the Safe Place locations and first responders.

You can sign up to become a Safe Place in Dallas for FREE!

If you find one of the safe place stickers around North Texas, snap a picture with it and tag us on your favorite social platform with the hashtag #SafetyForAll for a chance to be featured.

Our Resources page lists community organizations with focuses including housing, food insecurity, medical and mental health, and LGBTQ issues.

GET INVOLVED

DONATE HOPE

Every dollar helps feed a family that may be choosing between paying rent and eating. 

RESOURCE GUIDE TRANSLATOR

We are currently looking for translators of multiple languages to translate our resource guide on a quarterly basis.

SHOP FOR HOPE

Our Amazon wishlists include items that our program are hoping to help further our mission to provide Hope For All. In addition, Amazon will donate 0.5% when you shop on smile.amazon.com.