These services are offered through various programs:
Community Youth Services (CYS) is a school-based crisis intervention and case coordination program offered in 13 school districts and in the community. The goal of the CYS program is to prevent school aged youth from becoming victims of child abuse, running away, dropping out of school or entering into delinquent behavior.
TRIAD provides countywide prevention and early intervention services to divert youth from involvement with the child welfare, mental health, and/or juvenile justice systems. Services include free counseling and therapy to families of youth with serious mental health issues, JP court services, parent-youth programs, youth leadership skills, mentoring, and a 24-hour hotline for families in crisis.
Kinder Emergency Shelter provides short-term residential services for youth, ages 12-17, who are in need of shelter and care due to abuse, neglect, homelessness and/or severe family conflict.
Community Youth Development (CYD) provides prevention services, such as afterschool and summer programs, youth advisory committee, post high school readiness, mentoring, and leadership development to youth who live in and/or attend school in zip codes 77081 (Gulfton) or 77506 (Pasadena). The CYD Program serves youth between the ages of 6-17, with an emphasis on youth between the ages of 10-17. The goal of CYD is to divert youth from delinquent and criminal behavior. All CYD Services are provided free of charge.
For more information, contact us: CYD@harriscountytx.gov