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Youth Homelessness Resources

Find a Safe Place

Youths needing help can go to a QuikTrip 24 hours a day, seven days a week and request help. QuikTrip employees will immediately contact City House, which always has someone on call and available to help. The organization can help youths who are runaways or homeless, who are abused or kicked out of the house, or who are in any unsafe situation.

Promise House 

Promise House operates as an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Since our founding, we have dramatically expanded our programming to include crisis intervention, transitional housing, pregnant and parenting teen services, counseling, education, and outreach to neglected, abused, and at-risk youth ages 0-24. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open door – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to children, teens and families in crisis serving approximately 1,700 youth and families annually. By improving each client’s chances for long-term stability, Promise House works to prevent chronic homelessness in North Texas.

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City House

Today we serve youth ages newborn to 21-years-old through three primary programs: Emergency Shelter for children that includes outpatient Counseling Services for individuals and families, our Transitional Living Program comprised of homes and our Youth Resource Center that also houses our Outreach Services that are at the core of the programs.

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Dallas Hope Center

Dallas Hope Center is open for business having invited our first guest in July of 2018.

Longer term, Dallas Hope Charities has hired a Director of Development to create a sustainability plan including grass-roots funding from the LGBT community, corporate sponsors, charitable grants, and potentially local and federal funding as the operation grows. We do not believe any governmental funding is available to fund the initial startup of this initiative.

We need your help to fund and grow this vital service in Dallas to house and support the community so no LGBT young adult in North Texas faces the prospect of homelessness alone.

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On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth

Far too many youth are forced to leave their homes simply because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ). This guide is designed to help youth who are LGBTQ and aren’t able to rely on their parents or guardians for financial support. It aims to answer some of the first questions a young person might have. Being on one’s own is hard for everybody and especially daunting for young people who are LGBTQ — this guide is here to help.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the True Colors Fund and Time Out Youth Center in Charlotte, NC, released On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth, an innovative guide for LGBTQ youth facing the daunting prospect of living on their own after leaving unsupportive or abusive homes, or aging out of foster care.


Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Partners: True Colors Fund, Time Out Youth Center

Published: 2016

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