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DALLAS HOPE CENTER™

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Many LGBTQ+ youth face family rejection and are forced to leave their home, which leaves them disproportionately at risk of homelessness — as well as aging out of foster care with no place to go. Dallas lacks the appropriate services dedicated to these homeless youth due to an inconsistent ability to safely serve the LGBTQ+ community.

The situations these youth experience can lead to immense hopelessness and increases their risk of suicide, which is why Dallas Hope Center focuses on the needs of LGBTQ+ youth who require transitional living. With issues of safety and homophobia in existing shelters, what they face is more acute than the overall homeless population.

Since 2018, Dallas Hope Charities’ mission has been to reduce homelessness among young adults in North Texas with our LGBTQ-focused shelter in the Dallas area, tailored to the needs of individuals ages 18-24.

Dallas Hope Center’s transitional living program is dual functioning: as stabilization (typically called emergency) and then to transitional living. As youth are stabilized out of their traumatic situation, they begin working to achieve goals they are proud to accomplish.

TRANSITIONAL LIVING

SAFE SHELTER

Our transitional living program, offers a safe environment for one year, to obtain the skills needed to successfully live self-sufficient.

INCLUSIVE

Dallas Hope Center accepts persons that consider themselves a part of the LGBTQ community.

COACHING

We work with each individual to build a map towards stability and self-sufficiency and to access needed services and resources from other community organizations.

HEALTHCARE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Depending on the needs of the individual, we partner with other agencies to provide access to primary medical care, health testing and a mental health assessment and treatment.

LIFE SKILLS

We help to procure state identification, pursue education and find employment.

We provide these celebrated youth a safe, connected, and welcoming space. They have the freedom to be authentic and honest, in an environment that encourages growth. In providing our youth document assistance, cell phones, groceries and bus passes, they have the ability to focus on gaining healthy independence through securing income, saving money and planning for the future. Residents are also provided life skills education including grocery shopping, meal planning, savings account guidance and financial wellness.

HOME OF THE RILEY GALE LIBRARY

Riley Gale Library opened at the end of 2020 to honor Riley Gale, the late metal frontman from Power Trip.

Dallas Hope Charities was an important organization to Riley and donated a portion of ticket proceeds to the organization as well as advocated for our mission to help LGBT youth. He shared his love of reading with many of his friends, which is what led to the development of the Riley Gale Library. 

The Riley Gale Library is meant to be a place that each resident can go to access a variety of books, request books they are interested in that we will provide, and socialize with one another

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

PARTNERS

GET INVOLVED

DONATE HOPE

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

SHARE A SKILL

We are always looking for individuals that can help teach our residents valuable skills that they can use once they successfully transition into independent living. 

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.