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Youth Homelessness

Find a Safe Place

Far too many youth are forced to leave their homes simply because they are LGBTQ+. The page provides resources to help with youth homelessness.

Find a Safe Place

When teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. Our nation’s young people deserve safety and shelter, and many youth feel they don’t have either. Thanks to Safe Place, immediate help is never too far away.


Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. As a community initiative, the program designates schools, fire stations, libraries, and other youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations, which display the yellow and black sign.


Safe Place locations extend the doors of the local youth service agency or shelter to support teens in crisis situations, creating a safety net for youth.

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.

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.

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. 

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.