HARRIS COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES CALL CENTER Phone: 2-1-1
Guidestar - HCPS Protective Services Fund - www.guidestar.org
HAY Center Partners
The Casey Family Programs - www.casey.org
The United States Department of Labor - www.dol.gov
The Texas Workforce Commission - www.twc.state.tx.us
Harris County's Home Page -http://www.co.harris.tx.us/
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - http://www.dfps.state.tx.us -
Houston Bar Association - www.hba.org
DePelchin Children’s Center - www.Depelchin.org - Counseling Services Available by referral.
WorkSource Solutions (Texas Workforce Commission) www.TheWorkSource.org – education, training and employment services
The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Houston – www.Council-Houston.org – counseling, assessment and referral services
The Better Business Bureau (Education Foundation) - www.bbbhou.org
Harris County Community Youth - http://www.hc-ps.org - 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 - www.GoArmy.com 1-800-USA ARMY
University of Houston, Urban Experience Program - http://las.uh.edu/uep.aspx
Employment & Training Centers, Inc. - www.etchouston.com
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps
Job Corps http://jobcorps.dol.gov/
ESCAPE Family Resource Center Tel. 713/942-9500
Houston Community College www..hccs.edu
Lone Star College www.LoneStar.edu
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Neat Links to Explore
Educational Training Voucher Program (E.T.V.) - www.bcfs.net/etv
- Texas Youth Connection
Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) - www.tnoys.org
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.
www.FYI3.com - 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.
www.YouthComm.org - Youth Communication is the publisher of Represent, a monthly magazine for youth in care, written and edited by youth.
www.MockingbirdSociety.org 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.
www.fosterclub.org - a website that maintains a nationally networked community of foster kids and provides them with support, motivation, education and benefits.
www.teencentral.net - the place to get teen help for teen problems. This web site is for teens and by teens.
www.nilausa.org - 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.
http://HighschoolAce.com - is a free online learning center for teens.
www.teenink.com - a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens.
www.teenhealthfx.com - online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality.
www.teenadviceonline.org - 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.
www.advocatesforyouth.org - 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.
www.mysistahs.org - 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.
www.JobCorps.org - 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
www.gnhc.org Adult and Youth HIV testing. Confidential pregnancy testing.
Houston Area Community Services Inc.
www.hacstx.org 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) www.safehouseforall.org
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
The Bridge – Domestic Violence intervention, housing, and counseling
Food Stamp Office – Texas Department of Human Services 713/767-2095
WIC Program – food assistance for children up to age 5 800/942-3678
www.neighborhoodcenters.org 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 – www.gccsa.org
Loaves and Fishes 2009 Congress 713/224-1373 Hot Meals Tuesday through Sunday (11:45am – 1:00pm)
Texas Foster Youth Justice Project - Free and confidential
legal assistance to foster youth and former foster youth www.texasfosteryouth.org
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
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
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
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,
Tel. 210 733 7932
BCFS Health and Human Services - Kerville Transition Center
1105 E. Main Street, Kerrville, TX. 78028
Tel. 830 896 0993
412 Preusser, San Angelo, TX 76903
Tel. 325 655 3821
El Paso Area
PRIDE Teen Resource Center - El Paso Human
820 Montana, El Paso, TX 79902
Telephone: 915/533-4200 915 433 4233
Foster Youth Life Investment Partners
Plaza Business Park II, 4639 Corona, Suite 37, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Tel. 361 334 2010