Fundraise for unsheltered youth in North Texas

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What does home mean to you?

Maybe it’s a warm meal with your family, a sense of relief, a place you can kick off your shoes after a long, hard day. It’s where memories are made with people who love you.

It’s hard to imagine anybody, let alone a teenager, without a home. But for more than 3,500 youth in Dallas ISD who are experiencing housing insecurity, this is their reality.

On June 11th, join us for a virtual event to raise funds and awareness for unsheltered youth. We’ll end the evening by giving up our beds for the night, sleeping in solidarity with the children, teens, and young adults who live this experience daily.

1. Register Your Sleeper Team

Are you ready to make a promise to the unsheltered youth in North Texas? You can start a sleeper team on your own or with your community.

Register yourself as a sleeper by setting up a fundraising page on JustGiving, then create or join a team.

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2. Fundraise and Spread the Word

After registering, personalize your JustGiving fundraising page and share with friends, family, and coworkers. Don’t worry if you’ve never fundraised before – we’ll provide you with a fundraising toolkit to help you along the way!

3. Sleep out to change lives

Join us on June 11th by giving up your bed for the night to make your promise. Every dollar raised will go towards bettering the lives of the all the youth who come to Promise House by providing shelter, meals, counseling, and guidance.

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Event Details

Friday, June 11, 2021

Join us from 7pm – 8pm for a live, virtual event

You can buy tickets to the virtual event or register as a sleeper here.

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About Promise House and Promise to Care

Promise House is an independent 501(c)(3) providing crisis intervention, transitional housing, pregnant and parenting teen services, counseling, education and outreach to neglected, abused and at-risk youth, up to age 24. Recognizing that each youth’s struggles are rooted in experiences of trauma, we set the foundation for healing. Promise House seeks to fight chronic homelessness in North Texas through two avenues of service: residential and outreach.

While there is no way to replicate the experiences of over 3,500 Dallas ISD students who are in unstable living situations, this event seeks to provide a greater understanding of the harsh realities that homeless youth face. Our goal is to educate the community about youth experiencing homelessness, inspire change and encourage action to fight youth homelessness.

Understanding Youth Homelessness

  • 40% of the homeless population in the U.S. is under the age of 18.
  • Homeless youth are 4x more likely than their peers to have at least one mental health disorder.
  • In the 2018-2019 school year, there were more than 114,000 homeless youth enrolled in Texas public schools.
  • Students experiencing homelessness are 5x more likely to repeat a grade in middle school and 2.5x more likely to repeat a grade in high school compared to their counterparts in safe and secure homes. 

Are you ready to help youth in need?