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Resource Center is available for meetings and events Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Center is available for events outside of these hours by special arrangement and for additional fees.

Rooms are available in one hour blocks. Remember to account for setup, cleaning and breakdown within your contracted rental time.

Resource Center is not responsible for unforeseen changes and/or cancellations for events hosted by other organizations.


Rental rates are listed in descriptions below. Non-profit organizations qualify for a 25% discount off the regular rental rate. Discount will be configured during the room payment process. Please send Email to see if your group qualifies for additional discounts.

At this time, Borick Auditorium rental pricing does not include tables and chairs. Resource Center’s meeting coordinator will work with you to set up the room to your exact specifications.

Send Email to create your customized room configuration.

Borick Auditorium 
Dramatic triangle shaped room with floor to ceiling windows. Suitable for conferences, receptions, dinners and special events for up to 225 seated or 275 standing guests. This space offers access to catering kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator and sink. Microphones with in-room speaker system, projector with screen that descends from the ceiling, and special event lighting are available for additional fees. Borick Auditorium is 2870 square feet.

Mon-Fri: $212.50 per hour

Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: $265.63 per hour event time

Sat 5-7 p.m.: $332.04 per hour event time

Sat 7-10 p.m.: $415.05 per hour event time

Sat 10 p.m.-12 a.m.: $518.81 per hour event time

Borick Auditorium, room access before and after event:

Room set up & clean up fees: 7-9 a.m.: $75 per hour

Room set up & clean up fees: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.: $50 per hour

Room set up & clean up fees: 7-10 p.m.: $75 per hour

Room set up & clean up fees: 10 p.m.-12 am.: $125 per hour

Room set up & clean up fees: 12-1 a.m.: $150 per hour

All Saturday groups incur a $100 cleaning fee

Buchmeyer Conference Suite

Perfect for small training classes, meetings or presentations. Two large screen TVs in the room. Seats up to 50. 1-hour rental minimum rental.

Mon-Fri: $45 per hour

Sat: $56.25 per hour

All Saturday groups incur a $50 cleaning fee

Buchmeyer Conference Room A
One side of a larger suite that can be divided by mobile wall. Space has large screen TV. Seats up to 12.
Mon-Fri: $30 per hour

Sat: $50 per hour

Buchmeyer Conference Room B
One side of a larger suite that can be divided by mobile wall. Space has large screen TV. Seats up to 12.
Mon-Fri: $30 per hour

Sat: $50 per hour

Wakin Boardroom
Spacious executive board room with a conference table, 16 comfortable chairs and a 65” monitor to show presentations from your laptop. Rental price includes access to conference phone.
Mon-Fri: $50 per hour

Sat: $75 per hour

All Saturday groups incur a $50 cleaning fee.

Community Center Lobby
Suitable for large groups, meetings or receptions up to 75 people. May be divided and has access to a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and sink. Direct access to private patio. Excellent venue for vendor tabling.

Mon-Fri: $60 per hour

Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: $75 per hour

Sat 5 p.m.-10 p.m.: $112.50 per hour

Sat 10 p.m.-12 a.m.: $

All Saturday groups incur a $50 cleaning fee.

On-Demand Office
Providing an alternative to traditional leased office space, the Center’s On-Demand Office offers furnished and decorated private office space with daily, short-term or long-term agreements. The office includes a desk with office chair and guest chair, a computer (or you can use your own laptop,) a phone, use of the Center’s public Wi-Fi and access to other building accommodations. On-Demand office space is available on the first floor. The daily rate is $15 per hour with a half-day minimum. Send Email for pricing options and availability.

Additional Items available:

  • 6' foot table. folding or solid $5 ea.
  • Wireless handheld microphone $50 ea.
  • AV projector & screen: $50
  • Support Staff: $50 per hour
  • Podium: $15
  • Black, lap length tablecloth for 6' table: $10 ea.
  • White folding chair with pad (100 available): $3 ea.
  • Durable plastic guest chair (50 available): $2 ea.
  • Phone charging table (2 available): $20 ea.; 16 connections per table
  • Extension cord: $3
  • Event up-lighting: $300 for programmable lights


Please read the Terms of Use before reserving your space.

Availability: Resource Center’s meeting space is on a first come-first served basis. All space is based on availability. Requests for rentals should be made two weeks to one year in advance.  Requests for rentals with less than two weeks notice may be made but are not guaranteed.  

Payment: Rental payment is processed at the time the space is reserved. 

Cancellations: If a renter cancels reservations less than 24-hours before their event, amount paid for that reservation is forfeited in full. For timely cancellations, renters will receive a full credit back to the credit card used to reserve the room.


Resource Center is closed on the following holidays:

•    New Year’s Day: January 1
•    Martin Luther King Day: Third Monday in January
•    Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
•    Independence Day: July 4
•    Labor Day: First Monday in September
•    Thanksgiving Day: Fourth Thursday and Friday in November
•    Christmas: December 25
•    Resource Center is closed the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day


What amenities are included with my room reservation?

Every reservation includes:
•    Free on-site parking
•    Room access during reservation
•    Common area access
•    Stair & elevator access
•    Restrooms access (men’s, women’s and single/non-gender specific)
•    Kitchenette access with sink, microwave and refrigerator
•    Tables and chairs for the room you reserve (except Borick Auditorium A & B and Lobby)
•    Public Wi-Fi access
•    Large TV monitors to connect to your laptop for presentations in the Wakin Boardroom and Buchmeyer Conference Rooms A & B. Community Center area has cable TV and can show your presentation.

The Center does not provide:
•    Fixtures not already in the room
•    Storage (unless reservation covers after 6 p.m. and the following morning)
•    Supplies, pens, easels, etc.
•    Food and beverage
•    Tables and chairs for the Borick Auditorium A & B

Who sets up tables and chairs? Can we have more?

Resource Center provides a basic meeting-room style setup depending on the room(s) you reserve. Additional chairs and tables may be available if other rooms are not being used. You may not move the tables and chairs to suit your needs. Please include adequate set-up and clean-up time in your reservation. You may bring your own additional equipment as needed. Resource Center is not responsible for outside equipment.

My group isn't LGBTQ-oriented. Can we still rent space?

Of course. Resource Center welcomes all who are committed to maintaining the Center as a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ people and those living with HIV. Space is offered to non-partisan groups and individuals for purposes that are compatible with the Center’s mission of empowering the LGBTQ and HIV communities.

Can my for-profit company rent space?

Businesses and individuals may rent space provided your group is non-partisan and compatible with the Center’s mission of empowering the LGBTQ and HIV communities.

I don’t feel safe. What should I do?

If your personal safety is threatened due to the actions or behavior of another, or if you witness a crime taking place, call 911 immediately and get out of harm’s way. If you are not in danger but are feeling harassed or verbally abused by another person or group, report the matter to the reception desk with facts and details about the incident. The Center is a safe, welcoming and affirming place for all. Verbal and physical abuse of any kind is never acceptable or tolerated.

The power went out. What should I do?

Contact the reception desk and give details about the outage. (Is it the entire room or single outlet?)

We broke something. What do we do?

Accidents happen. If damage occurs during your visit, please report it. Contact the reception desk if the damage presents a safety risk such as power outage, exit or elevator functioning, flooding, or holes in the walls or flooring. Normal wear and tear is less urgent, but we’d rather hear it from you than discover it later. Per the Terms of Use, the renting organization or individual is ultimately responsible for damages.

I lost/left something in the Center. Where do I claim it?

If the item was turned in, you will find it at the reception desk lost and found, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The Center cannot be responsible for belongings left unattended, so please keep an eye on your stuff!

Is there a place to store items overnight?

The Center does not offer storage outside of the rooms being rented. If you are renting a room for the afternoon as well as the following morning, you may safely store your items in that room. Contact the reception desk to lock the room before you leave.

Are pets/animals allowed in the building?

Trained service animals accompanying persons with disabilities are welcome in the building. Any other pets or animals are not permitted for the protection of other visitors and the animals, too!

Is it OK to bring children to the Center?

Young people accompanied by an adult are always welcome. However, it is up to the organizer of each meeting or event whether to admit minors. Any youth/child under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Be aware that some displays within the center may be adult-themed. We trust you to use your best judgment. Youth are not permitted to wander around the Center at any time. Exception: Youth ages 12-18 may be in the Youth First area unaccompanied during appropriate Youth First programming events.

Where are the smoking areas?

Smoking and other tobacco use, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere on the property, including outside areas. Designated smoking area(s) are located outdoors, on the far north end of the building, across the parking lot. Please refrain from tobacco use while on Resource Center property.

Is security available?

Yes. With advance notice, the Center can arrange for security officers through Dallas Police Department. Cost is determined by the office with a four-hour minimum. A security officer is required for any event serving hard liquor. One security officer per 200 people in attendance is requested.

Can we serve food at our event?

Clients may bring food or have food delivered for their meetings. Clients must be on-site to accept food delivery. Food should be limited to pre-prepared items such as crudités, cold hors d’oeuvres and sandwiches as there is no stove to cook hot dishes. There is a microwave in the kitchenette. Events in the upstairs Borick Auditorium A & B have access to a catering kitchen for an additional fee. For use of the catering kitchen, your caterer must bring items already pre-cooked and bring their own chaffing equipment or hot boxes. Linens, table skirts, dishes and flatware are not provided by the Center.

Can we serve liquor at our event?

Beer, wine, hard liquor or champagne can be served at your meeting or event.  Hard liquor must be served by a Texas Alcohol & Beverage Commission (TABC) certified bartender contracted through your caterer. Proof of host liquor liability insurance or event insurance including host liquor liability coverage is required. Security is required for events serving liquor. The renter or caterer is responsible for providing ice, glassware and other barware. Red wine and/or dark colored beverages are not permitted on carpeted areas.


People from many communities share space at Resource Center. Guidelines are in place to maintain the Center as a safe and comfortable space for everyone.

The following are examples of unacceptable behavior. Individuals engaging in these behaviors will be asked to leave. Illegal activities will reported to the Dallas Police Department.

•    Rude, discourteous or raucous behavior
•    Use of inappropriate or discriminatory language
•    Possession, sale or use of illegal substances
•    Possession or use of weapons
•    Sexual harassment or inappropriate touching
•    Sleeping in meeting rooms or common areas
•    Theft or vandalism
•    Sexual or financial solicitation
•    Physical violence or threat of physical violence
•    Photographing or filming without prior authorization from the Center’s communications manager
•    Behavior that endangers the safety of any individual or group
•    Using Resource Center for other than its intended purpose

Everyone should be able to use the restroom of their choice. As part of the Center’s commitment to a supportive and inclusive environment, the Center’s restrooms are open to everyone regardless of gender. Single, non-gender specific restrooms are also available on each floor.

Your support of keeping the Center a safe and accessible space for everyone is appreciated.

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