Guidestar - HCPS Protective Services Fund -

HAY Center Partners

The Casey Family Programs -

The United States Department of Labor  -

The Texas Workforce Commission  -

Harris County's Home Page

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - -

Houston Bar Association - 

DePelchin Children’s Center - -  Counseling Services Available by referral.

WorkSource Solutions (Texas Workforce Commission) – education, training and employment services

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse –  counseling, assessment and referral services

The Better Business Bureau (Education Foundation)  -

Harris County Community Youth - - Services Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults to better the lives of children and adults in Harris County

Harris County Juvenile Probation Department (Community Development Division)  -

United States Army Recruiting Station  -  1-800-USA ARMY

University of Houston, Urban Experience Program  -

Employment & Training Centers, Inc.  -

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps 

Job Corps 


ESCAPE Family Resource Center  Tel. 713/942-9500

Houston Community College 

Lone Star College

YOUTH RESOURCE DIRECTORY - Click here for a copy

Neat Links to Explore

Educational Training Voucher Program (E.T.V.) - - Texas Youth Connection

Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS)  -
Reality Check - After high school, you will need to pay for housing, clothes, food etc. Find out how much money you will need and which career will pay for all your needs. - FYI stands for youth who are involved, informed and independent. It’s a comprehensive, youth-oriented site with information, advice and interactive feature for young people leaving foster care. - Youth Communication is the publisher of Represent, a monthly magazine for youth in care, written and edited by youth.  The Mockingbird Society is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the safety and quality of life and future of the children and adolescents living in the foster care/group home system nationwide. 
National Foster Youth Advisory Council - NFYAC is a diverse national group of current and former foster youth and adult supporters from several states who have had direct experience with the child welfare systems. - a website that maintains a nationally networked community of foster kids and provides them with support, motivation, education and benefits. - the place to get teen help for teen problems. This web site is for teens and by teens. - a grassroots organization that is a national network of individuals and public and private agencies committed to enhancing the futures for young people, their families, and their communities.
National Resource Center for Youth Development - NRCYD increases the capacity and resources of States and Tribes to effectively help youth in care establish permanent connections and achieve successful transitions to adulthood. - is a free online learning center for teens. - a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens. - online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality. - is the oldest & largest, volunteer powered, free, Q & A archived service.
eBiz4Teens - an eBusiness resource created especially by teens for teens. eB4T is a teen community which provides essential vocabulary, main concepts, and great resources related to eBusiness and entrepreneurship. - a website dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. - a website created by and for young women of color to provide information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy. - Job Corps

A Few Local Resources

Housing and Shelters

Covenant House  - -   We help kids in crisis through residential programs, community services and outreach efforts designed to keep young people off the streets.  1111 Lovett Blvd., Houston, Texas  77006.  Phone: 713/523-2231 Harris County Housing Resource Center

New Hope Housing - Single Room Occupancy housing options. Tel. 713/222-0290

Health and Related Services
Good Neighbor Clinics Adult and Youth HIV testing.  Confidential pregnancy testing.

Houston Area Community Services Inc. HIV/AIDS Outreach, testing – 6 area sites

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Houston   Phone 713/529-3211.  Telephone and referral services 24 hours per day

S.A.F.E. (Safe Affirming Family Environment) local non-profit organization helping homeless and foster youth and young adults, particularly those GLBTQ, transition to independent living.  Tel. 713/974-6266,  Toll free 1-888-756-6874 The Bridge – Domestic Violence intervention, housing, and counseling

Food Services

Food Stamp Office – Texas Department of Human Services  713/767-2095

WIC Program –
food assistance for children up to age 5 800/942-3678   Neighborhood Centers Inc., 7 Centers – Food Pantry

St. Vincent de Paul Society – 713/667-9400  Financial, clothing, ,housing, furniture – Food Pantry (40 Locations)

Salvation Army  713/752-0677 – Food Pantry, financial assistance

Gulf Coast Community Services Food  Pantry

Loaves and Fishes 2009 Congress 713/224-1373 Hot Meals Tuesday through Sunday (11:45am – 1:00pm)

Legal Help

Texas Foster Youth Justice Project - Free and confidential legal assistance to foster youth and former foster youth 

Out of Region Youth Transition Centers


BCFS Heath and Human Services, Abilene Transition Center
1290 South Willis, Suite 55, Abilene, TX 79605
Tel  325 692 0033


Transition Resource Center (TRAC) - A Program of City Square
3108 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX  75204
Toll Free 866 466 8722  or 214 370 9300 

 Ft. Worth
The Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC)
101 Summit Ave., Suit 508, Ft. Worth, TX  76102
 Telephone: 817 882 9162  Toll Free 866 466 8722


BCFS Health and Human Services, Tyler Transition Center

200 North Beckham, Tyler, TX  75702
Tel  903 732 4601


FYI Center

675 East Virginia Street, Beaumont, TX  77705
Tel  409 833 1971 


Belton, Killeen, and Temple (Central Texas) - Project Future - Central Texas Youth Services,  204 North East Street, Belton, TX 76513
Telephone: 254 933 2707 (Belton)   254 634 0117 (Killeen)    


LifeWorks Youth Resource Center

3700 South 1st, Austin, TX  78704
Tel. 512 735 2425  Toll free 800 414 5457 


San Antonio Area
BCFS Health and Human Services - San Antonio Transition Center
4415 Piedras Drive West, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX  78212
Tel. 210 733 7932

BCFS Health and Human Services - Kerville Transition Center
1105 E. Main Street, Kerrville, TX.  78028
Tel. 830 896 0993


Concho Valley
412 Preusser, San Angelo, TX  76903
Tel.  325 655 3821 


El Paso Area
 PRIDE Teen Resource Center
- El Paso Human Services, Inc.
820 Montana, El Paso, TX  79902
Telephone:  915/533-4200  915 433 4233 


Corpus Christi
Foster Youth Life Investment Partners Transition Center

Plaza Business Park II, 4639 Corona, Suite 37, Corpus Christi, TX  78411
Tel.  361 334 2010