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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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Taylor

connectED

The program serves young adults ages 16-24 who have foster care experience. connectED’s goal is to support the youth’s overall goals and improve their economic outcomes. The program utilizes evidence-based interventions to help youth learn and practice positive relationship skills; pursue and retain meaningful employment; and develop a network of healthy peer support. The program provides PAID life skills training and mentor like support to manage everyday obstacles.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Bexar

Educating Fathers For Empowering Children Tomorrow (Fatherhood EFFECT)

Fatherhood EFFECT is a parenting education course that uses the 24/7 Dad curriculum, which teaches the characteristics of a good father, like masculinity, discipline and work-family balance.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Cameron

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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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • All Counties in Texas

Family And Youth Success (FAYS)

Provides the following core services; individual youth short-term counseling and family short-term counseling utilizing Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), youth skills training (group sessions) and parenting skills training (family skills group sessions), family and youth counseling, universal child abuse prevention, and outreach.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Aransas
  • Bee
  • Bexar
  • Crockett
  • Goliad
  • Kinney
  • Live Oak
  • McMullen
  • Refugio
  • San Patricio
  • Schleicher
  • Sutton
  • Val Verde

Family Resource Center (FRC)

The FRC seeks to increase protective factors by teaching parents to be resilient, connect with their community, and learn positive parenting.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Smith
  • Bexar

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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Cities where program is offered

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

Healthy Start Tyler (HST)

The primary goal is to reduce infant mortality and maternal morbidity. The program seeks to improve healthy outcomes before, during and after pregnancy, as well as, reduce racial and ethnic differences in rates of infant deaths and negative maternal health outcomes.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Smith

Our House – Transitional Living (Kerrville)

The primary focus is to provide temporary housing to young adults over the age of 18 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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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Kerr

Our House – Transitional Living (Abilene)

The primary focus is to provide temporary housing to young adults over the age of 18 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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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Taylor

Peer Achieving Success Together (PAST)

Provides services and assistance directly to victims of crime (family violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking crimes).

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Kinney
  • Val Verde

Preparation for Adult Living – Life Skills Training (PAL LST)

Assesses readiness for independent living and utilizes an experiential activities based curriculum to teach independent living life skills. Life skills are taught through a series of training classes providing youth with the fundamental skills needed to live independently in adulthood.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Archer
  • Baylor
  • Brown
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Coleman
  • 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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Cities where program is offered

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

Resiliency Through Healing (RTH)

Provides licensed clinical individual counseling and group support to survivors of abuse and/or neglect. Other services include personal advocacy and emotional support groups.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar
  • Comal
  • Guadalupe
  • Kendall
  • Kerr
  • Medina
  • Wilson

Special Non-Residential Project (SNRP)

Case management, coordination services, and counseling for families and individuals who are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Kinney
  • Val Verde

Texas Home Visiting (THV)

This program is intended to enhance maternal and child health, child development, children’s school readiness, and family well-being.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Nacogdoches
  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Angelina
  • Cherokee
  • Taylor

Texas Workforce Commission (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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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Smith
  • 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

Youth Averted from Delinquency (YAD)

Intensive case management services for up to 180 days to youth who have committed offenses, have a history of truancy, and/or who have discipline issues.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Kerr

Youth Averted from Delinquency Mentoring (YAD Mentoring)

This program provides mentorship services as a form of detention diversion and youth reconnection in Kerr County by providing specialized mentorship support using evidence-based practices to help youth build family-based resilience, mitigate trauma-related behavior and meaningfully connect with a network of safe adults.

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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Kerr

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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Cities where program is offered

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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Cities where program is offered

Counties where program is offered

  • Taylor

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