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Resource Center of Dallas    Samaritan House (Fort Worth)

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The mission of the Resource Center of Dallas is to create awareness, foster understanding, and fulfill the needs of the gay and lesbian community through education, health, and social programs that are available to all people.

The Center operates the following:

  • The AIDS Resource Center provides information and prevention education.  The AIDS Resource Center offers programs to assist individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS including HIV awareness and prevention education/outreach; nutritional services including a food pantry and hot lunches; information & referral; Immunocise (fitness program); community health programs; and other social support services.

  • The John Thomas Gay & Lesbian Community Center serves as a meeting and support center for local organizations.  Programs include a gay & lesbian sensitivity seminar series, domestic violence intervention, the Phil Johnson Gay & Lesbian Historic Archives and Research Library, Gay Bingo!, gay issues information line, X3 (social and educational gatherings and events for lesbian women), and FUSE (young gay male outreach).

  • The Nelson-Tebedo Health Resource Center (Clinic) focuses on the spectrum of gay & lesbian health needs in addition to HIV and AIDS.  The Clinic offers confidential and anonymous HIV counseling and testing, HIV and other clinical trials, wellness and dental services, Young-Elder Women's Health, and STD testing and treatment.

Visit Resource Center of Dallas' web site for more information.



The mission of Samaritan House is "To create a supportive community providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs."

Samaritan House's "Continuum of Care" approach provides the following services:

  • Housing - Samaritan House provides permanent housing in 60 single-occupancy on-site units. Through our Genesis Program, we provide off-site rental assistance for 50 residents. Tenants contribute to their housing costs based on their ability to pay. Because of our ongoing wait list and our desire to unite families, we now offer 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. See our section on The Villages at Samaritan House for more information.

  • Nutrition - All residents are provided three hot meals per day. We have on-site nutritionists who make sure that the special nutritional needs of our residents are met.

  • Transportation - Samaritan House has the capability of providing transportation for residents to and from doctors appointments.

  • Medical Treatment - Samaritan House provides on-site nursing services as well as medical case managers who see that the medical needs of residents are met. We use the services of local hospitals and clinics to provide a full range of treatment services.

  • Psychological - Again, Samaritan House uses local providers to offer a full range of psychological services for the treatment of mental retardation, depression, substance abuse, and other mental wellness issues.

  • Life Skills - Samaritan House provides training in a variety of skills, such as job interviewing, computer skills, financial management, etc. The Hope Works program gives participants a full range of assistance in securing and keeping employment.

Visit Samaritan House's web site for more information.