Dallas Hope Charities announced this week the creation of a new LGBTQ suicide prevention program – Dallas Hope Coalition. This is the first of its kind for a couple of reasons.
First, the focus is local. Other resources operate at the national level, but the idea is to keep a focus on Dallas County. Second, they will aim to eliminate or mitigate underlying causes of suicide in addition to intervention or prevention. This includes addressing everything from food insecurity to housing needs. This is especially important for the LGBTQ community who can often find themselves suddenly homeless (and hopeless) if coming out to their families does not go well.
This fits well with the overall mission of Dallas Hope Charities to provide food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability, and Hope For All.
To learn more about the Collective Hope Coalition, or to view volunteering or donating opportunities, visit DallasHopeCharities.org.