Dallas Hope Charities (DHC) announced the selection of Tamika Perry as its new Chief Executive Officer. The organization provides support to the LGBTQ+ community and more through the provision of food, shelter and services that instill dignity, stability, and hope for all.
The announcement comes on the heels of the DHC’s opening of the first LGBTQ+ youth transitional living house in Dallas, the formation of the Collective Hope Coalition which aims to reduce the factors and eliminate the hopelessness that lead to suicide in the LGBTQ+ community, and a partnership with the Dallas Police Department to implement the Safe Place program which insures victims of hate crimes and all crimes have somewhere to go to safely report to the authorities and wait for first responders.
“I can’t think of a more perfect fit for DHC as we work to further develop this organization to serve more of those who are in dire need of our support,” said Roscoe Compton-Kelly, DHC Board Chair. “Tamika is a passionate, experienced leader who believes in equality for underserved communities and as a novel nonprofit in the area, we need her passion and proven track record to take DHC to the next level.”
“During my time in the Dallas non-profit community, I developed a network of local donors, community leaders, volunteers and organizations to help serve the community. I’m ready for a deeply impactful position that incorporates my strategic expertise, innovative thinking, and most importantly my passion for service” said Perry, newly-appointed CEO of Dallas Hope Charities. “I am looking forward to further developing Dallas Hope Charities as an organization that gives hope to all as we provide dignity and stability for underserved communities.”