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 www.co.harris.tx.us
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services www.dfps.state.tx.us
Houston Bar Association www.hba.org
DePelchin Children’s Center Counseling Services Available by www.Depelchin.org
WorkSource Solutions (Texas Workforce Commission) education, training and employment services www.TheWorkSource.org
The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Houston counseling, assessment and referral services www.Council-Houston.org
The Better Business Bureau (Education Foundation) http://www.bbb.org/houston
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
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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.
www.YouthComm.orgYouth Communication is the publisher of Represent, a monthly magazine for
youth in care, written and edited by youth.
www.MockingbirdSociety.orgThe 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 CouncilNFYAC 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.orga website that maintains a nationally networked community of foster kids and
provides them with support, motivation, education and benefits.
www.teencentral.netthe place to get teen help for teen problems. This web site is for teens and by teens.
www.nilausa.orga 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 DevelopmentNRCYD increases the capacity and resources of States and Tribes to effectively
help youth in care establish permanent connections and achieve successful
transitions to adulthood.
HighschoolAce.comis a free online learning center for teens.
www.teenink.coma monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens.
www.teenhealthfx.comonline resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your
relationships, your body and your sexuality.
www.teenadviceonline.orgis the oldest & largest, volunteer powered, free, Q & A archived service.
eBiz4Teensan 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.orga 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.orga website created by and for young women of color to provide information and
offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and


Housing and Shelters

Covenant HouseWe 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 www.HRC.HCTX.net

Health and Related Services

Good Neighbor Clinics Adult and Youth HIV testing. Confidential pregnancy testing.www.gnhc.org
Houston Area Community Services Inc.HIV/AIDS Outreach, testing – 6 area siteswww.hacstx.org
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Houston Phone 713/529-3211. Telephone and referral services 24 hours per daywww.gayswitchboardhouston.org
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 counselingwww.thebridgeovertroubledwaters.org

Food Services

Food Stamp Office – Texas Department of Human Services 713/767-2095
WIC Program food assistance for children up to age 5
Neighborhood Centers Inc.7 Centers – Food Pantrywww.neighborhoodcenters.org
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 Pantrywww.gccsa.org
Loaves and Fishes 2009 Congress
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 youthwww.texasfosteryouth.org

Out of Region Youth Transition Centers

REGION 2Abilene BCFS Heath and Human Services, Abilene Transition Center
1290 South Willis, Suite 55, Abilene, TX 79605
Tel 325 692 0033
REGION 3DallasTransition 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. WorthThe Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC)
101 Summit Ave., Suit 508, Ft. Worth, TX 76102
Telephone: 817 882 9162 Toll Free 866 466 8722
REGION 4TylerBCFS Health and Human Services, Tyler Transition Center200 North Beckham, Tyler, TX 75702
Tel 903 732 4601

REGION 5BeaumontFYI Center 675 East Virginia Street, Beaumont, TX 77705 Tel 409 833 1971www.fyicenterbeaumont.org
REGION 7Belton, 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) http://www.centraltexas youthservices.org/ transitional living_program.htm
AustinLifeWorks Youth Resource Center 3700 South 1st, Austin, TX 78704
Tel. 512 735 2425 Toll free 800 414 5457
REGION 8San Antonio AreaProject Future Central Texas Youth Services, 204 North East Street, Belton, TX 76513
Telephone: 254 933 2707 (Belton) 254 634 0117 (Killeen)
http://www.centraltexas youthservices.org/ transitional living_program.htm
AustinBCFS Health and Human Services - San Antonio Transition Center4415 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
REGION 9Concho Valley412 Preusser, San Angelo, TX 76903
Tel. 325 655 3821
REGION 10El Paso AreaPRIDE Teen Resource Center El Paso Human Services, Inc.
820 Montana, El Paso, TX 79902
Telephone: 915/533-4200 915 433 4233
REGION 11Corpus ChristiFoster Youth Life Investment Partners Transition Center Plaza Business Park II, 4639 Corona, Suite 37, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Tel. 361 334 2010