Youth First Texas
Youth Center: 3918 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219
Youth First Texas (YFT) is the only non-profit organization in North Texas providing social services, leadership development, educational programming, and recreational activities to North Texas' Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth and their Allies (LGBTQA) through age 23. YFT envisions a community in which all LGBTQA youth are valued and respected with opportunities & encouragement available to elevate them into healthy, empowered, productive members of society.
Sharon St. Cyr Fund (SSC Fund)
Address: PO Box 180625, Dallas, TX 75218
The Sharon St. Cyr Fund’s mission is that together, with the community, the Sharon St. Cyr Fund, Inc. (SSC Fund) will create different programs to raise funds to provide hearing aids for hearing-impaired individuals and provide grants to organizations for ASL interpreting services for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Nutrition Program – Resource Center of Dallas
Address: 2701 Reagan Street, Dallas TX 75219
The Nutrition Program of the Resource Center Dallas supports one of the most basic needs of our community – food. Weight loss and malnutrition continue to be common problems with HIV and can contribute to HIV disease progression. A healthy diet improves quality of life, and good nutrition helps the body process the many medications taken by people with HIV. Good nutrition helps keep your immune system strong, enabling you to better fight disease.
Hot Meals Program
The hot meals program provides each client one meal each weekday, five days per week. On average, the program serves 600 meals per week. Meals are designed to provide one-third to one-half of daily nutritional needs. Menus are planned in conjunction with volunteer dieticians specifically to address the calorie needs of HIV+ individuals. Clients must meet the eligibility standards outlined in Client Intake to use this program.
The Center's food pantry was founded in 1985 out of a cardboard box at the corner of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street in the Crossroads Market. Today, the pantry serves more than 800 people living with HIV each week, allowing clients to shop for fresh produce, canned goods, frozen foods and perishables.