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Supportive Resources

Youth First Texas would like to recognize the following organizations throughout our community who have openly provided support to LGBT youth:


AIDS Interfaith Network
AIDS Interfaith Network is a multicultural, not-for-profit, faith-based HIV/AIDS organization that provides direct care services to meet practical, emotional and spiritual needs and prevention programs for individuals, groups and communities.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
ANAD is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the problems of eating disorders.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas provides a nurturing environment for people to develop, discover and express their artistic visions.

Dallas County Community College District
Dallas County Community College District provides educational opportunities without regard race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability or sexual orientation.

Dallas Independent School District – Youth and Family Center
Youth and Family Centers were created through a partnership to promote and ensure physical and mental health care, as well as other services to children and their families.

Dallas County Juvenile Department
The mission of the Dallas County Juvenile Department is to assist referred youth in becoming productive, law-abiding citizens while promoting public safety and victim restoration.

The Elisa Project
The Elisa Project is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy living and awareness of the signs of disordered eating through educational programs and resources.

Equality Texas Foundation
Equality Texas works toward the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. We do this through research, education and lobbying directed toward the Texas Legislature and other state governmental agencies.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Legacy Counseling
The mission of Legacy is to provide affordable and quality mental health care, counseling and emotional support to people in the North Texas Area who are impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based of recovering drug addict…

National Education Association – Dallas
The mission of NEA-Dallas is to unify education professionals, students, parents and the community to ensure a great public school for every child.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Building the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up.

National Network for Youth
The National Network is committed to ensuring that opportunities for growth and development be available to youth everywhere.

Out & Equal
Out & Equal’s mission is to educate and empower organizations, human resource professionals, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and individual employees through programs and services that result in equal policies, opportunities, practices, and benefits in the workplace regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or characteristics.

[Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays] promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with adverse society; education, to enlightened an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood provides quality health care and services…offers medically accurate information… [and] advances effective health policies.

Pride Institute
Providing the LGBT community a comfortable, safe alternative to traditional [mental health] treatment programs for over 20 years.

The Promise House
Through crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional living, education, counseling, street outreach, and advocacy programs, our youth gain the tools they need to succeed.

Resource Center of Dallas
The mission of the Resource Center of Dallas is to serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) and North Texas communities by providing: support to GLBT individuals; health, HIV and social services; and education and advocacy.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute
Dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society.

Turtle Creek Chorale
The mission of Turtle Creek Chorale is to entertain, educate, unite and uplift our audiences and members through music that is distinguished for its innovation, diversity and artistic excellence.

TransYouth Family Allies
TFYA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. Our vision is a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

Women’s Center of Southern Methodist University
The Women’s Center of Southern Methodist University empowers women and men on campus through educational programming and leadership opportunities designed to increase awareness on gender equity issues. Through advocacy, information, and referral services, the Women’s Center provides a safe haven for students struggling with issues of injustice and oppression.

Women’s Chorus of Dallas
The Women’s Chorus of Dallas promotes strength, diversity and joy of women by performing high quality music to entertain, inspire and serve the community.