Services for Current & Former Foster Youth

Home Our Services Services for Current & Former Foster Youth

Services

Harris County Resources for Children and Adults provides services to support abused and neglected children and youth who are involved or in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS), a program of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Some of the services included are:

  • A clinic providing medical, dental, and mental health care
  • Permanency planning
  • Housing assistance for those aging out of foster care
  • Workforce preparedness and Employment Opportunities
  • Life skills classes
  • Wrap around services
  • Education outreach and recruitment initiatives for adoption
  • Emergency supplies, basic necessities, back-to-school supplies, and holiday gifts for children involved with CPS
  • Temporary emergency children’s shelter for youth, ages 12-17

These services are provided through:

The Integrated Health Services Division provides services to children and families involved with Texas Child Protective Services based on a model that integrates Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Clinical Assessment services. A team of professionals in one location, the Youth Services Center, provides all services. Psychiatric services, home-based therapy, child and adult assessments and permanency planning are also among the services included.

The HAY (Houston Alumni & Youth) Center, empowers current and former foster youth, ages 14 through 25, to be successful, productive adults. Services include life skills training, educational services, employment opportunities, and other programs to assist with their transition to adulthood.

BEAR... Be A Resource for CPS Kids, provides goods and services to children involved with CPS including necessities, clothes, school supplies, holiday gifts, and adoption recruitment.

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.