Since 2018, our 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. We’re supported through grass-roots funding (by people like YOU!) from the LGBTQ+ community, corporate sponsors, charitable grants and local and federal funding. With your help, we can continue to grow to house and support the community — LGBTQ+ youth shouldn’t have to face homelessness alone.
What we provide
Transitional housing with an expected average stay of up to one year.
LGBTQ-focused, but not exclusive.
We work with each youth to build a map towards stability and self-sufficiency and to access needed services and resources from other community organizations.
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 because existing organizations are inconsistent and do not have the 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 in safety and homophobia in existing shelters, what they face is more acute than the overall homeless population.
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
We help to procure state identification, pursue education and find employment.