Big Country Regional Service Area

Address

100 Chestnut St
Suite #200
Abilene, TX 79602

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: 325.692.0033

Programs Offered

Community Youth Development (CYD)

The program supports youth by fostering safe spaces, positive relationships, and structured opportunities to build developmental assets and skills. This support leads to strengthened connection, engagement, and contribution to their community.

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Counties where program is offered

  • Taylor

Education Training Voucher/Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (ETV/ETV-URM)

The program provides educational funding and support through coordination of services for youth who are eligible in every county in Texas.

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Counties where program is offered

  • All Counties in Texas

Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES)

Providing caregivers with nurturing home-based parenting education and easy access to community resources through strategic assessment of families’ needs. The goal of the HOPES program is to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect by increasing family protective factors and decreasing risk factors.

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Counties where program is offered

  • Archer
  • Baylor
  • Brown
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Coleman
  • Comanche
  • Cottle
  • Eastland
  • Fisher
  • Foard
  • Hardeman
  • Haskell
  • Jack
  • Jones
  • Kent
  • Knox
  • Mitchell
  • Montague
  • Nolan
  • Runnels
  • Scurry
  • Shackelford
  • Stephens
  • Stonewell
  • Taylor
  • Throckmorton
  • Wichita
  • Wilbarger
  • Young

Preparation for Adult Living – Transitional and Financial Support Services (PAL TFSS)

Program ensures that youth have the tools necessary to successfully transition from foster care to adult living. Services help to expand their skills and knowledge, strengthen their self-confidence, create healthy relationships and ultimately learn self-guidance.

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Counties where program is offered

  • Archer
  • Baylor
  • Brown
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Coleman
  • Comanche
  • Cottle
  • Eastland
  • Fisher
  • Foard
  • Hardeman
  • Haskell
  • Jack
  • Jones
  • Kent
  • Knox
  • Mitchell
  • Montague
  • Nolan
  • Runnels
  • Scurry
  • Shackelford
  • Stephens
  • Stonewell
  • Taylor
  • Throckmorton
  • Wichita
  • Wilbarger
  • Young

Texas Workforce Commision (TWC)

Providing necessary assistance to youth who are transitioning out of foster care. Advocates provide career assessments, job search assistance, job referrals, mentoring, job skills training, and job placement for youth in the program.

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Counties where program is offered

  • Archer
  • Baylor
  • Brown
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Coleman
  • Comanche
  • Cottle
  • Eastland
  • Fisher
  • Foard
  • Hardeman
  • Haskell
  • Jack
  • Jones
  • Kent
  • Knox
  • Mitchell
  • Montague
  • Nolan
  • Runnels
  • Scurry
  • Shackelford
  • Smith
  • Stephens
  • Stonewell
  • Taylor
  • Throckmorton
  • Wichita
  • Wilbarger
  • Young

Young Men’s Our House

The primary focus is to provide temporary housing to young adults who have aged out of foster care, are homeless or are at risk of being homeless for a period of up to 18 months while they are provided with case management and counseling services helping to prepare them for living independently.

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Counties where program is offered

  • Taylor

Young Women’s Our House

The primary focus is to provide temporary housing to young adults who have aged out of foster care, are homeless or are at risk of being homeless for a period of up to 18 months, while they are provided with case management and counseling services helping to prepare them for living independently.

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Counties where program is offered

  • Taylor

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