Resource Center Programs – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Pride month may be over, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t safe spaces and resources for LGBTQ North Texans just yet!
NBC 5 highlights Resource Center Dallas, a nonprofit that provides resources to the LGBTQ community in North Texas. Resource Center Dallas is proud to announce its opening to the public on Monday July 12!
The Resource Center is a trusted leader in the community and its mission is to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer / questioning (LGBTQ) communities. The Resource Center also helps all those affected by HIV. They strive to improve health and well-being, strengthen families and communities, and provide transformative education and advocacy.
Youth programs (12-18):
The Youth First program will meet again in person! The program has an exciting schedule scheduled for July including the Art & Writing Club, Game Night, DMA Field Trip, and Support Groups. The Youth First program is one of the only LGBTQ-focused programs in North Texas that addresses the challenges LGBTQ teens face at home, at school, and in the community. It serves LGBTQ and allied youth, ages 12-18.
For those who cannot join in person, the Resource Center still offers virtual events. To find a list of programs, events and groups to join, visit www.myresourcecenter.org/community/lgbtq-youth-programs/
In August, Youth First will be in the spotlight at the annual Back-to-School Resource Center fundraiser with a 100% virtual talent show. Profits from the back-to-school fundraiser, held on August 19, will be donated to the Kids First program.
The Dallas Resource Center has continued virtual, physical distance and telehealth appointments for the past 16 months. They will continue with a mix of in-person and virtual events to better serve a national LGBTQ + community. The Resource Center provides services including gender-affirming care, behavioral health, HIV and STI testing, and cultural skills training and social programs for the LGBTQ community. The Resource Center is committed to providing resources on health and wellness.
Programs for adults (18+):
The Resource Center’s programming includes activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer / questioning (LGBTQ) seniors, youth and families, in addition to behavioral health counseling. The Center is home to a variety of organizations and serves over 62,000 people each year. Current programs for adults aged 18-35 include FUSE, GenderBrave, Grupo Orgullo Hispano (GOH), United Black Ellument (UBE) and Women with Pride. The program for adults 50 and over is THRIVE.
There are a variety of online communities and support groups within the Adult Resource Center. For a list of LGBTQ adult services, visit www.myresourcecenter.org/community/lgbtq-adult-programs/
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
There are many bills and laws aimed at helping the LGBTQ community. For a list of current calls to action and to join advocacy, visit www.myresourcecenter.org/advocacy/take-action/.
Volunteers serve hot meals, answer phones, stock shelves, and help with fundraising events. The Center offers volunteer opportunities to individuals, as well as community, corporate, religious and school groups. The Resource Center Volunteer Coordinator works with volunteers to organize projects that meet the needs of the Resource Center. For more information and to complete a volunteer application, visit www.myresourcecenter.org/give/volunteer/.
Make a donation:
The Resource Center relies on the generous support of individuals to help strengthen the community and provide life-changing support to those in need.
If you would like to donate, visit www.myresourcecenter.org/donate-now/.
NBC 5 is a media sponsor of Resource Center Dallas.