This month, we are learning more about the organization Resource Center and how it works to support the LGBTQ+ community. This organization is one of the four nonprofits that will receive a grant from the Mama Bears Giving Circle in the second grant round!
About Resource Center
Resource Center is a trusted leader that empowers the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQIA+) communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities and providing transformative education and advocacy.
Resource Center was established in 1983 with a focus on education and service, and a goal of achieving recognition and equal rights for gays and lesbians in North Texas. In 1985, the agency quickly mobilized to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, becoming a source of community awareness, prevention education, legal services, emergency funding, and basic needs. Today, with over 38 years of experience, Resource Center operates one of the largest LGBTQIA+ community centers in the United States and is a primary HIV/AIDS service organization in North Texas. With a staff of 71 members supported by over 1,200 volunteers, Resource Center serves more than 62,000 people each year through programs that address the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community and services that provide critical assistance to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.