This program provides assistance to families meeting criteria for the McKinney-Vento Act implemented to ensure all students the right to an education regardless of their living situation. 

    The term “homeless children and youth” is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.  This includes children and youth who are:

    • sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship
    • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, campgrounds, or similar settings
    • living in emergency or transitional housing
    • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, or substandard housing

    Our department staff work in collaboration with campus staff and other departments to facilitate student access to:

    • Nutrition Services
    • Enrollment (Immediately)
    • Transportation Assistance (School of Origin)
    • Student Case Management
    • School-Wide Programs
    • Transition Planning




    This federal legislation was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently re-authorized in December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This legislation ensures children and youth experiencing homelessness have immediate and equal access to public education.


    All Texas public schools, charter schools, and education service centers, collectively known as local education agencies (LEAs), must follow federal rules concerning the education of homeless students. Texas Education Code (TEC) §§ 25.001, 25.002, and 29.153 address educational rights for homeless students. 


    The intent of this Resource List is to provide an information service of agencies within the Allen Community and Metroplex. No attempt is made to pass judgment on programs or agencies by their inclusion or exclusion. Listed in “categories of need” and alphabetically. 

    Quick Reference Resource


    ADAPT – 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line & Crisis Team – 1-866-260-8000 

    ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT – Emergency # 911 – Non-Emergency (214) 509-4200, text-a-tip program http://www.cityofallen.org/index.aspx?NID=1467 

    CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE – 1-800-252-5400 on-line reporting - https://www.txabusehotline.org 

    COLLIN COUNTY CARES – Directory of services in Collin County - http://www.collincares.org 

    Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway - Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway is a primary care medical and dental clinic welcoming all ages from newborns to seniors.  Our licensed medical clinicians, dentist and care teams are committed to providing superior primary and preventive care to everyone. (214) 618-5600 - fhcntx.org

    HOPE’S DOOR (Collin Co. Domestic Violence Shelter) – (972) 422-7233 

    NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE – 1-866-331-9474 or www.loveisrespect.org 

    NORTH TEXAS POISON CONTROL – 1-800-222-1222 

    NORTH TEXAS YOUTH CONNECTION – EMERGENCY Shelter for runaway/abandoned youth - facility located in Sherman - (800) 568-7776 

    RUNAWAY HOTLINE – (24-HOUR HOTLINE) Call 1-888-580-HELP or 1-888-580-4357 

    SUICIDE AND CRISIS CENTER OF NORTH TEXAS – 24 Hour Hotline (214) 828-1000 

    SUICIDE & CRISIS TEXT LINE - Text “START” to 741-741 

    TEXAS YOUTH HOTLINE – (Phone Counseling) Texas Dept. of Protective & Regulatory Serv. (24-Hour Hotline) 1-800-210-2278 

    THE TURNING POINT (formerly Rape Crisis Center of Collin County) – 24-Hour Hotline – (972) 985-0951 


    Allen Community Outreach (ACO) - 801 East Main Street, Allen, – (972) 727-9131 

    Provides food, clothing, utility bill, and rent assistance for residents of Allen, Fairview, and Lucas. Screening process required. Families may apply for school supply assistance if the child is on free or reduced lunch program. www.acocares.org 

    Allen Food Pantry – 1515 N. Greenville Avenue Allen (behind St. Jude Church) – (214) 644-2090 

    Supported by the Allen Ministerial Alliance, this pantry provides food assistance to individuals and families who live in Allen, Lucas, and Fairview. New clients must complete an application (found on their website) and provide proof of residence (a picture ID such as a driver’s license, a utility bill, a report card, or school identification card. Hours of operation are: 

    Mon & Thurs: 6:30 – 8 pm, Tues & Friday: 9:30-11:30 am, Saturday 9:30 am – 12 pm (closed on all major holidays) www.allenfoodpantry.org 

    Allen Parks and Recreation – 1 Butler Circle Allen (972) 727-0140 

    American Red Cross – 1450 N. Redbud Blvd. McKinney (972) 562-0601 

    Provides immediate assistance in disaster situations. Also provides financial and support services for military personnel and their families. 

    Barney & Me Boxing Program – 1207 E. Louisiana, McKinney – (972) 562-5958 – FREE – Ages 7-17 

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Collin Co. – 2591 N. Dallas Parkway, #501 Frisco – (972) 573-2330 

    Volunteers serve as friends/role models for children ages 6-15 from single-parent families. www.bbbstx.org 

    Boys & Girls Club of Collin County – 1111 Avenue H. Plano – (972) 424-6301, 701 S. Church McKinney – (972) 542-1620 ext. 115, 8750 McKinney Street, Frisco –(214) 387-8405 Offers athletic, educational, social and recreational activities for youth ages 6-18. Volunteers welcome. www.bgccc.org 

    Collin County Area Regional Transportation (CCART) - (972) 562 – 4275 

    CCART provides one-way or round trip transportation in Collin County for individuals residing in Collin County. Fees - $1.50 each way for individuals with a disability or those who are 60 years of age or older. All other riders are charged $3 each way. Call to schedule pick-up and drop-off times. http://www.cccoaweb.org/ccart.html 

    CASA of Collin County - 112 W. Virginia St. McKinney (972) 529-2272 

    Designated by the judge for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to become the child/adolescent’s guardian ad litem. Volunteers are assigned to the child to advocate for what is in the best interest of the child. www.casaofcollincounty.org 

    Chetna - P.O. Box 832802 Richardson Hotline 1-866-410-5565 

    Organization for the prevention of domestic violence in the South Asian community of Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. All services are free of charge. 

    Child Care Services of North Central Texas (CCMS) – (800) 260-5134 

    Provides State-funded child care, primarily to help low income families and teen parents. https://dfwjobs.com/childcare/index.asp 

    Child Protective Services of Texas – CHILD ABUSE – Report it! It’s the Law! 24-Hour Hotline-1-800-252-5400 Investigates allegations of neglect, abuse, assault and sexual molestation of children. On-line reporting: www.txabusehotline.org. 

    C.I.T.Y. House (Collin Intervention to Youth )– 902 E. 16th St., Plano – Shelter: (972) 423-7057 Office: (972) 424-4626 

    Emergency shelter for children newborn -17 yrs who are in the custody of Child Protective Services. Runaways placed through the Assistance Center of Collin County: (972)422-1850 www.cityhouse.org 

    Children’s Advocacy Center – 2205 Los Rios, Plano, 75074 – Coordinates services for victimized children – (972) 633-6600 

    Free counseling available to families who qualify for services www.cacplano.org 

    Child Support Office – Div. of the Attorney General’s Office – 210 S. McDonald McKinney – (972) 548-4305 

    Enforces Child Support Order; Establishes paternity; Enforces Medial Support; Withholds wages for non-payment of Child Support; Reports delinquent parent to the Credit Bureau. Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm except holidays. 

    Collin County Self -Help Legal Center – 972-548-4558 or email attorney M. Lee Bean at mlbean@collincountytx.gov for an appointment. For individuals who have a Collin County family law case (divorce, suit affecting parent-child relationship, or modification of a final decree of divorce or order in suit affecting parent-child relationship), and have qualified as indigent (unable to afford filing fees), you may schedule an appointment with the Self-Help Attorney. The Self-Help Attorney will review your final order before you go to court and walk you through the steps of presenting your final order to the Judge. The Self-Help Attorney cannot give you legal advice or represent you. http://www.co.collin.tx.us/law_library/Pages/Self-Help.aspx 

    Collin County Veterans Services – 900 E. Park Blvd., Suite 150 Plano 75074 - (972) 881-3060 

    Assists and aids all veterans and dependents with benefits that they may be entitled to by the Federal Government or by the State of Texas. http://www.co.collin.tx.us/veterans/index.jsp 

    Community Lifeline Center – 1601 W. University, Suite B McKinney – (972) 542-0020 

    The Community Lifeline Center provides a range of crisis support services to Collin County residents. Services include: 

    housing & utility assistance, medical and dental, prescriptions, transportation, free counseling, job development/training, legal assistance, auto care, and bereavement. 


    Community Mobile Sonogram – (972) 386-0606 

    Free pregnancy testing and sonograms. Services available in McKinney on Tuesdays. 10:00 AM. - 1:00 PM, Volvo Rents, 1410 N. McDonald 2:00-5:00 p.m., McKinney Marketplace 3001 S. Central Expressway (at Eldorado and 75) http://www.communitymobilesonogram.com 

    Division for Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) – 520 Central Parkway East, #232 Plano, TX (214) 365-2800 Eligibility: 17+ years old, not attending high school, and a handicap to employment. Disabilities may include drug/alcohol addiction and speech, language, or learning disabilities. Services include medical, psychological, and vocational evaluation, training, and/or education. 

    Early Childhood Intervention of Lifepath Systems (ECI) – P.O Box 828 McKinney 75070 (972) 359-1110 referral fax line 972-359-1119 Provides services to children aged 0-3 who are experiencing developmental delays and/or have a qualifying medical diagnosis. 

    The Elisa Project- 3102 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 520, Dallas, TX 75219, (214) 369-5222 

    Dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through support, awareness, education, and advocacy. Provides workshops with students and supplemental workshops with counselors, teachers, nurses, and coaches. All programs are offered free of charge. www.theelisaproject.org 

    Emily’s Place - P. O. Box 260671 Plano, (972) 424-8284 

    A “transformational” housing ministry for women and children who have experienced domestic violence, This program is based on a 24-month stay commitment which promotes stability and wise choices. http://emilysplacetx.org/ 

    Eye Exams/Glasses –Contact School Nurse for referral to VSP program. Any child who qualifies for a free or reduced school lunch qualifies for the eyeglass program. 

    Equip - 5600 Ross Ave., Dallas, Texas 75206, Tel: (214) 827-7337 

    Provides tools for families to retain self sufficiency. Eligibility is determined by: low-income households that are at risk of becoming homeless, have minor children, behind with rent, drug free, no aggressive felonies, are employed or employable, have a gross monthly income under 50% of the Area Median Income, and agree to participate in a mentoring program. www.equipmyfamily.org 

    Food Stamps (SNAP) - 901 N McDonald, McKinney, 75069, Phone: (972) 562 – 5832 

    Assists individuals and families with low incomes and resources to purchase the food they need for good health. Eligibility is based on the number of people in the household, income from work, SSI, unemployment, and Social Security, and resources (cash, bank accounts, etc.) http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/help/food/foodstamps/index.html 

    Health & Human Services & Child Welfare of Texas – 901 N. McDonald, Ste. 800, McKinney – (972) 562-5832 Administers and provides qualifying information for the Food Stamp Program and Medicaid Benefits. 

    HOPE’S DOOR - Women’s Shelter of Collin Co.– (Location not published to protect clients) – HOTLINE – (972) 422-7233 

    The 30 day shelter offers individual and group counseling, legal referrals and children’s counseling for victims of domestic/dating violence. 

    Outreach Branch - For women who are preparing to leave an abusive relationship or have left a relationship and do not need shelter – Call (972) 422-2911. Battering Intervention Programs for abusers also available. www.hopesdoorinc.org 

    Immigration & Counseling Services - (Catholic Charities) 5415 Maple Ave., #400, Dallas – (214) 634-7182 

    Provides assistance and counseling for persons seeking legal immigration status/political asylum/U.S. citizenship as well as special assistance for abused immigrant women. www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org 

    Legal Services of Northwest Texas –Legal Aide for qualifying clients. McKinney: (972) 542-9405 Intake Line 1-888-529-5277 

    FREE Legal Phone Assistance. Legal clinics meet in Allen at 1st UMC 601. S. Greenville Ave. on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. No assistance for criminal cases, traffic tickets, medical malpractice, or personal injury. Must be a legal US resident unless a victim of domestic violence. www.lanwt.org. 

    Life Talk Resource Center– 8380 Warren Parkway, Suite 204, Frisco (214) 618-9352 

    Free pregnancy and STD testing. www.lifetalkresource.com

    McKinney-Area Transit Service - 406 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas  75070 (972) 547-7557

    Provides transportation to people that qualify as low income, elderly or disabled for a fee based on distance traveled.



     Meals on Wheels - 600 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75070, Phone: 972-562-6996 Ext. 132 

    Provides weekly meals to homebound adults aged 60+ with no provider in the home to assist with meal preparation. http://cccoaweb.org/MOW.html 

    Mosaic Family Services – 4144 N Central Expy, #530, Dallas (214) 821-5393 A nonprofit community-based organization that provides services free of charge to refugees and immigrants who are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Staff is fluent in 25 languages. www.mosaicservices.org 

    Plano Housing Authority – 1740 G Avenue Plano 75074 (972) 423-4928 

    Owns and manages 24 public housing units in the city of Plano for low income families. Public housing residents pay about 30% of their adjusted monthly income in rent. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program gives elderly persons, disabled persons, and low income working families vouchers for rental subsidies and allows them to rent homes from private property owners. http://www.planoha.org/ 

    Salvation Army of Collin Co. – 600 Wilson Creek Allen – For assistance and qualifying guidelines, call (972) 542-6694. 

    Must meet with a caseworker and have a state issued ID and social security card. Assistance with utilities, food, and clothing. www.uss.salvationarmy.org 

    Samaritan Inn – 1710 N. McDonald St., McKinney, TX 75071 – (972) 562-7375 – 24-Hour (972) 542-5302 

    Homeless shelter of Collin Co. for individuals and families. www.thesamaritaninn.org 

    The Storehouse of Collin County – 1401 Mira Vista Blvd., Plano TX 75093 469-385-1813

    The Storehouse of Collin County operates the Seven Loaves Food Pantry and Joseph’s Coat Clothing Closet. Both programs are open to any Collin County resident with a current picture ID for all adults in the family, ID for anyone under 18 years old (birth certificate, Medicaid card or school record) and proof of residency in zip codes served (such as a utility bill or lease).
    One person may obtain food for the entire family once documentation is provided on other family members. Seven Loaves Food Pantry is open Thursdays from 4-6PM and Saturday mornings from 9-11AM. Residents may visit the pantry once a month. For additional information, please email info@thestorehousecc.org or go to www.thestorehousecc.org  

    Shiloh Place, McKinney – (214) 218-0336 

    Provides transitional housing, childcare, and tuition assistance for single moms aged 20 and older with children in their custody that are no older than 10 years old. Support is provided for up to 2 years and the admission process takes 3-4 weeks. Moms must have a HS diploma/GED, a car, and pass a criminal background check. www.shilohplacemckinney.com 

    Social Security Office - 3250 Craig Dr. McKinney, TX 75070, (866)931-2731 

    Strengthening Families of North Texas—P.O. Box 261903 Plano 75026 - (972) 867-9470 

    Working to strengthen families and keep them together. All services are FREE – no income guidelines. Services in Spanish available. Services: Parenting Classes, Resume Assistance and Job Find Assistance, Individual, Couples, & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Respite Care (emergency child care--need 24 hour notice), & Home Visits for those without transportation. http://www.sfntx.org/ 

    Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas - Available 24/7 at (214) 828-1000 

    Services offered include a 24-hour crisis hotline, a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) grief group for loved ones left behind after a suicide, crisis intervention training, and mental health check ups (TeenScreen) for teenagers. http://www.sccenter.org/ 

    Texas Law Help – FREE, low cost legal assistance in Texas. Assistance with housing, health, disability, civil rights, family law, domestic violence, immigration, naturalization, citizenship, and income tax. www.texaslawhelp.org 

    Tobacco Free North Texas/American Cancer Society – 1349 1-877-YES-QUIT (1-877-937-7848) 

    Provides free counseling and nicotine replacement therapies to assist individuals who want to stop smoking. http://yesquit.com/ 

    Victim’s Assistance of Collin Co. – 2100 Bloomdale Rd. # 20004 McKinney - FREE services thru District Attorney’s Office 

    METRO (972) 424-1460 x4357 OR (972) 548-4357 

    Support for Victims of Violent Crime and their families, including families of homicide, as they recover from the physical and psychological trauma of violent crime. Services: 1) court accompaniment; 2) crisis counseling referrals; 3) criminal justice system reform; 4) follow-up contact; 5) assistance in filing claims; 6) shelter/safe house referrals; 7) emergency legal assistance; 8) advocacy; and 9)public awareness. 

    Warren Center – 320 Custer Road Richardson 75080 (972) 490-9055 Groups and summer camps for youth aged 3-16 who have an autism diagnosis. Medicaid accepted and the center also offers a sliding fee scale. www.thewarrencenter.org 

    WIC (Women, Infant and Children) – McKinney Office - 825 N. McDonald, Suite 120 – (972) 548-5543 Plano Office - 900 E. Park, Suite 165 – (972) 633-3350 Eligibility Requirements: Pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age, women who have had a baby in the past six months, parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5 can apply for their children, meet the household income guidelines at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. http://www.co.collin.tx.us/healthcare_services/wic.jsp 

    Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (Texas Workforce Commission) – 1713 Louisiana McKinney, TX (972) 542-3381 

    Job placement and preparation for employment opportunities. www.ntxworksolutions.org Register for work at www.workintexas.com 

    Youth Edge Program (Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas) – 820 Jupiter Road #100 Plano – (469) 229-0099 ext. 3230 

    Job placement and educational training for youth aged 16+. 

    Youth First Texas (YFT) - 8930 Hwy 121, Suite 594, McKinney, TX 75070 – Contact: (214) 879-0400, Toll Free (866) 576-0042 

    Mission is to provide a safe place for LGBTQ youth to strengthen opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support and educational advancement. For group information, e-mail YFT at collincounty@youthfirsttexas.org www.youthfirsttexas.org 


    Allen ISD S.A.F.E. Program - 972.727.0511 ext. 1257 

    Free counseling available to AISD students and their families. Limited evening appointments available. For more information, please contact Brent Dawson. 

    Cancer Support Community – Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Allen 1105 Central Expressway, Suite 130 Allen (972) 747-6078 

    The mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. 

    Completely free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Support Community offers educational presentations, support groups and networking groups, workshops, fun social events, children’s support program, bereavement support www.cancersupporttexas.org 

    Catholic Charities Counseling – 9461 LBJ Freeway Suite 128, Dallas, TX 75243 (214) 520-6590 

    Professional individual, family and marital counseling and intensive outpatient drug and alcohol program (IOP and SOP) based on ability to pay. (Both English and Spanish counseling provided.) Drug tests - $10. 

    Child & Family Guidance Center of Collin Co. – 4031 W. Plano Pkwy, #211, Plano – (214) 351-3490 

    Services: 1) Specialist in psychological treatment of children, adolescents, and families: 2) Family Therapy, Step-Family, and Single Parent issues; 3) psychological testing including ADD/ADHD: 4) insurance filed by Clinic. Fees based on income and family size 

    Approved North Star application site. 

    Children’s Solutions – Provides in home counseling services and case management for families who qualify for North Star/Value Options. 

    Children’s Medical Center at Legacy – Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders - 7601 Preston Rd, Plano - 214-456-8899 

    Provides treatment of eating disorders for children and adolescents. http://www.childrens.com/specialties/eating-disorder-services/ 

    CITY House – 901 18th Street, Plano (972) 424-4626 

    Provides 8 free counseling sessions for youth aged 12-17 and their families to address issues regarding running away, at-risk behaviors, self-image, family conflict, and school based concerns. www.cityhouse.org 

    Community Lifeline Center – 1601 W. University, Suite B McKinney – (972) 542-0020 

    Free crisis counseling services for children (5+), adolescents, and adults who reside in Collin County. All services provided by master’s level students and LPC interns. http://communitylifeline.org/ 

    Crime Victim’s Compensation - 1-800-983-9933 Free counseling services for individuals who have been the victim of a reported crime. Applications available at the 

    local police department and must include the report number. 

    Eating Recovery Center - (972) 476-0800 4716 Alliance Blvd #400, Plano 

    Provides comprehensive, integrated eating disorder treatment for female and male adults, adolescents and children. Treatment programs include Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) levels of care. https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/ 

    Galaxy Counseling Center – 2600 K Avenue, Suite 206, Plano – (972) 272-4429 

    Individual, adolescent (12 years+), marital, couples, and family counseling conducted in English and Spanish with concerns related to trauma (ex: sexual, physical, emotional abuse), mental health problems (anxiety, depression, etc.) and relationship problems (divorce, step families, family conflict, etc.) Clients enrolled in Value Options North Star and self-pay are accepted. www.galaxycounseling.org/ 

    Grief Support Group – 1515 N. Greenville Ave Allen - Group leader, Jeanne Girsch (972) 727–1177 Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 PM. All ages welcome. Additional meeting at a local restaurant on the 3rd Thursday of the month. For that meeting location contact Dee Liscano at (972) 727-3820. 

    Immigration & Counseling Services – 5415 Maple Ave., #400, Dallas – (214) 634-7182 – Provides assistance and counseling for persons seeking legal immigration status, political asylum or U.S. citizenship, as well as, special assistance for abused immigrant women. 

    Jewish Family Services – 5402 Arapaho Road Dallas 75248 (972) 437-9950 

    Services are available to anyone in the Dallas area and include: counseling (individual, couples, family, child/adolescent), parenting support, support groups, emergency assistance, services for individuals with disabilities or special needs, career & employment assistance, family violence intervention, services for the elderly & disabled, and volunteer opportunities. Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding fee scale available. www.JFSdallas.org 

    Life Path Systems (Formerly M.H.M.R.) – 3920 Alma Dr., Plano – Child/Adolescent (972) 562-0190, 201 W. Louisiana, McKinney – (972) 562-9647 Child/Adolescent Services provides crisis support for children through age 17, who are exhibiting signs of major depression/suicidal tendencies, etc., Also available – Psychiatrists on staff for diagnosis and medication management. Approved North Star application site. 

    Mosaic Family Services – 4144 N Central Expressway, #530, Dallas (214) 821-5393 A nonprofit community-based organization that provides services free of charge to refugees and immigrants who are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Staff is fluent in 25 languages. www.mosaicservices.org 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Collin County group – (214) 908-2624, Crisis Line: 1-866-260-8000 

    NAMI Collin County has a recovery support group for adults living with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Every group is offered free of charge and meets weekly for 90 minutes. All are led by trained individuals who are also in recovery. http://www.namicco.org/ 

    PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) – (972) 77-PFLAG (73524) 

    Advocacy and support group for lesbians and gays, their families, and friends. www.pflagdallas.org 

    Renfrew Center – 9400 North Central Expressway, Suite 150 Dallas (469) 341-9136 

    Eating disorder treatment for girls aged 14 +. Programs offered include day treatment Monday-Friday 9 AM – 2 PM or intensive outpatient program ( IOP) 3 days a week or Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM. www.renfrewcenter.com 

    STARRY Counseling Program – 4105 Medical Center Dr., Ste. 300 McKinney, TX 75069 (469) 617-7476 Crisis Hotline: (844) 226-1789 

    Free counseling services for youth aged birth – 17 and their families. Issues addressed include family conflict, truancy, and misdemeanor offenses. Families with an open CPS case or youth on formal probation do not qualify for services. http://www.childrenatheartministries.org/STARRY-Counseling-North-Texas 

    Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas - Available 24/7 at (214) 828-1000 

    Services offered include a 24-hour crisis hotline, a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) grief group for loved ones left behind after a suicide, crisis intervention training, and mental health check ups (TeenScreen) for teenagers. http://www.sccenter.org/ 

    The Turning Point (formerly the Rape Crisis Center of Collin Co.)– P.O Box 866754 Plano 75086 (972) 985-0951 

    Provides assistance to survivors of sexual assault through individual and group counseling for victims, friends, and family members, hospital accompaniment, and community education. Phones answered 24 hours/day. www.theturningpoint.org 

    Youth Advocate Programs, Inc - 4225 Office Parkway #B, Dallas, 75204 Contact: (214) 821-9554 

    Provides in home counseling for families with youth aged 4-17 that qualify for North Star or CHIPS. Intakes are conducted at the Dallas office. Psychiatrist on staff for evaluation and medications. http://www.yapinc.org/ 


    A list of all U.S. Substance Abuse Treatment Centers can be found on SAMHSA’s website: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov or by calling 1-800-662-HELP. 

    Access Counseling Group – 2600 Avenue K, Suite 102, Plano - (972) 423-8727 

    Provides individual, group, and family counseling, intensive outpatient counseling (IOP), education classes, and drug and alcohol testing. Parents may purchase drug/alcohol tests to administer at home. Prices range from $10-$18. The agency also welcomes adolescents to attend a sober activity (bowling, movie, etc.) on Friday nights. www.accesscounselinggroup.com 

    Al-Anon – 601 S. Greenville Avenue, Allen Support group to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 8 PM in the Wesley House at the First United Methodist Church www.dallasal-anon.org 

    Alateen – Allen Serenity Alateen Group, 601 S. Greenville Avenue, Allen 

    Support group for teens affected by the drug and/or alcohol use of a loved one. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the Wesley House of the First United Methodist Church www.al-anon.alateen.org 

    Allen Group Alcoholics Anonymous – 601 Greenville Ave., Allen, (972) 658-6334 www.aadallas.org 

    Betty Ford Center Children’s Program - 1320 Greenway Drive, Suite 105 Irving (972) 751-0363 

    Provides intervention and prevention services to children ages 7-12 yrs. A $400 fee is charged to this 3-day program for children affected by a family member’s drug and/or alcohol abuse. However, no child is turned away for lack of funds. Scholarship assistance is available. www.bettyfordcenter.org/family-and-children/children/locations/texas/index.php 

    CARE (Chemical Awareness Resources and Education) – 5817 Hillcrest Dallas, (214) 562-8986 

    CARE serves as a confidential resource and ally to families, offering tools to educate and empower substance abusers and their loved ones. 3 Educational classes - New Directions, Because You Care, and Alcohol Awareness for Minors are offered on Mondays from 7-9 PM at St. Andrews UMC in Plano. http://care-dallas.org/ 

    Collin County Substance Abuse Program – 900 East Park, Suite 170 Plano (972) 633-3370 

    Free drug assessments and evaluations are available for teenagers. 

    Drug Test Your Teen – Kim Hildreth, 12801 Midway Rd., #212, Dallas, TX, 75244 (214) 797-TEST - Company sells drug tests to screen for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription drugs. These tests are $15. Steroid tests - $150, 80 hour alcohol test - $45. 


    Families Anonymous – Our Savior Lutheran, 2708 W. Virginia Pkwy, McKinney (972) 562-4452 – McKinney Group – Meets Tues., @7:00 pm, 

    Support for those affected by the destructive behavior of a family member caused by drugs/alcohol/emotional problems. Enter the school door, 2nd floor. 


    Green Oaks Hospital – 4001 W. 15th St., Suite 465 (972) 985-1599 Adolescent intensive outpatient substance abuse program (IOP) for youth aged 13-18. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30-7:30 PM. Aftercare meets from 4:30-6 PM on Mondays. www.greenoaksnetwork.com 

    Imagine Program– 1947 Ave K Plano, 75074 – (972) 423-6007 

    Adolescent Services: An intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program for youth aged 13-18. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 PM. Free assessments available. Designed for teens with a primary substance abuse diagnosis. www.imagineprogram.com 

    Life Management Resources- 3131 Custer Road #265, Plano (972) 985-7565 (972) 985-7565 or 2414 W. University Ste 115B, McKinney (469)742-8910 (469)742-8910 or 303 S. Jackson Ste. 100, Wylie (972) 941-8757 (972) 941-8757 Adolescent Services offered (13-17 yr): An intensive outpatient (IOP) substance abuse treatment program that meets from 6-8 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays with a parent education class offered every other Thursday. Services also available include drug & alcohol assessments and DWI First Offender Course. Most major insurances & NorthStar accepted. Sliding scale fees available. 

    National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing System, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – 1-800-662-4357 

    Government Agency: Provides information on treatment centers, who they serve, and what they provide. For a listing of drug treatment centers – www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov. 

    Narcotics Anonymous – Eastside Recovery 901 Cross Bend Rd Plano Help Line – (972) 699-9306 http://www.dallasareana.org/sites/joomla3/ 

    NEXUS Recovery Center, Inc. – 8733 Laprada, Dallas, TX (214) 321-0156 x 3118 - Sliding Scale/North Star participant – Director Beverly Carroll 

    Substance abuse treatment for females only. Programs available for adolescents aged 12-18, adult women, and women with children. http://www.nexusrecovery.org 

    ODAAT (One Day at a Time) – 2109 W. Parker Rd., Suite 728, Plano (972) 867-1115 

    Offers support groups for Adults/Teens who have a drug/alcohol problem. www.aadallas.org 

    Springwood Behavioral Health Center of Allen – 915 West Exchange Parkway, Suite 150 Allen, TX 972–908-2303 

    Adolescent and adult intensive outpatient programs held 3 days a week for individuals with behavioral and addiction issues. http://www.texashealth.org/outpatient-services 

    The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse – 4525 Lemmon Ave Dallas 75219 (214) 522-8600 - Participate in local health fairs and other community events, providing education, training and presentations on ATOD, and maintain an extensive video library which is available for viewing/and or check-out. http://www.dallascouncil.org/ 

    The Right Step – 1200 Commerce, Suite 116 Plano, 75093 (972) 985-6100, Admissions & Intake 1-877-627-4389 

    Out patient drug/alcohol program for youth aged 13-17. Sessions are held 4 times per week for 6 weeks. Most insurance accepted. Not a NorthStar provider. http://www.rightstep.com/ 

    University Behavioral Health – 2026 West University Drive Denton, TX (888) 320-8101 Treatment center for youth 6+ and adults who are struggling with mental health and/or chemical dependency issues. Most insurance accepted. Not a NorthStar provider. Specialized programs for women, military and faith based programs available. www.ubhdenton.net 

    Waterford Academy – 1719 Analog Drive Richardson,75081, (214) 812-9802 

    Program designed to stabilize adolescents suffering from behavioral disorders with underlying emotional disturbances, substance abuse issues, and educational disruptions. Various levels of outpatient treatment are offered for teens to address drug addiction, gambling addiction, eating disorders, self-injury, and internet/video game addiction. 


    Boot Camp (Get Motivated) – 3650 New Hope Road Aubrey, TX 75201 (940) 365-1818 The boot camp is available to males aged 13-17 (18 year olds allowed if currently in HS) and their parents on Sundays from 7 AM – 5 PM. The 12 week camp combines group therapy and physical training. This agency also provides individual and family counseling for males and females aged 11-19 for $100/session. Fees - $169 for each boot camp session. www.getmotivatedbootcamp.com 

    Collin College – 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX - (972) 881-5781 

    Career Services: 1) career planning/placement; 2) career assessment; 3) job search/skill building; 4) resource library/computerized career information. http://www.collin.edu/ 

    Denton County Sheriff’s Office – Juvenile Impact Program – 127 North Woodrow Lane Denton, TX 76205 (940) 349-1651 A free, 3. hour program in which teens listen to the life stories of people who have been convicted of crimes and are currently incarcerated. Youth aged 10-17 may attend with a parent or guardian. http://dentoncounty.com/Departments/Sheriff/Support-Services/Juvenile-Impact-Program.aspx 

    The Elisa Project - 3102 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 520, Dallas, TX 75219, Tel: (214) 369-5222 

    Dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through support, awareness, education, and advocacy. Provides workshops with students and supplemental workshops with counselors, teachers, nurses, and coaches. All programs are offered free of charge. www.theelisaproject.org 

    Evolution Academy Charter School – 1101 South Sherman St, Richardson, TX. – (972) 907-3755 

    1) Collin Co. youth earn TEA approved high school diploma; 2) FREE – No tuition; 3) Targets youth 14-21 years who are at risk of dropping out; 

    4) Free transportation; 5) Free breakfast; 6) AM or PM sessions – 7:40 – 11:40 AM or 12:15-4:15 PM http://evolutionacademy.org/ 

    GED Classes @ Allen Community Outreach - 801 East Main Street, Allen, – (972) 727-9131 

    Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the ACO Community Room. 

    Home-School Information / Texas Home School Coalition – P.0. Box 6741, Lubbock, TX 79493 – (806) 744-4441 Fax (806) 744-4446 

    T.E.A. rules provided to those choosing to Home-School their children. However, Texas does not award a diploma to “Home-Schoolers” or to students enrolled in unaccredited private schools. A General Equivalency Diploma or GED is awarded to those passing the GED exam. 

    North Texas Job Corps Center - 1701 N Church St. McKinney (972) 542-2623 

    A federally funded residential training program for youth which includes both vocational and academic instruction. Self paced high school program to receive a GED or high school diploma. http://northtexas.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx 

    Practical Parent Education – 1300 19th St. Plano, (469) 752-2270 

    Parent Education/Support Groups provided for parents. Resources include a toy/book lending library, work shops, and seminars. Special Focus Series: ADD/ADHD/Learning Differences Seminar; For Kids Sake - Divorced Parent Seminar (assists in long-term co-parenting relationships). 

    Richland Collegiate High School – 12800 Abrams Road Dallas 75243 (972) 761-6888 

    Students can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science, and engineering or visual, performing, and digital arts. Potentially, these students can graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate degree, ready to transfer to a four-year university. Tuition and books are free. 

    Serenity High School (9th – 12th Grades) – (469) 742-7830 Established in Collin Co. under the auspices of McKinney ISD solely for students coming out of drug treatment where recovering teens can live out their commitment to staying clean and sober. 

    Teen Program Info –1-866- 688-8706 Information and resource center for private schools and programs. www.teenprogram.info 

    Texas ChalleNGe Academy. – P.O. Box 510 Sheffield, TX 79781– Toll Free (877) 822-0050 

    FREE 5 . month residential co-ed training, career development, and service program is for high school drop-outs or students at risk of dropping out (16-18 yrs) with a 12-month post residential mentoring phase. Students may work toward credit recovery, a GED, or their high school diploma. This program is affiliated with the Texas National Guard. Contact: Lori Garrigus/DFW Coordinator at (512) 782-1986 or her cell (432) 290-7350 or email: lori.garrigus@isisd.net 

    Texas Connections Academy @ Houston - 1-800-382-6010 

    A tuition-free Texas virtual school for students in grades 3–12. http://www.connectionsacademy.com/texas-virtual-school 

    Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (Texas Rehabilitation Commission) 520 Central Parkway East, #232, Plano (214) 365-2800 Eligibility: 1) 17 yrs; 2) not attending high school; and 3) handicap to employment. Disabilities may include alcohol/drug addiction and speech, language or learning disabilities. Services include medical/psychological and vocational evaluation; counseling, training and/or education in a trade, business school or college. 

    Texas Virtual Academy – Free online public school courses for students grades 3-12 - http://www.k12.com/txva#.U-zx_cVdWSo 

    Winfree Academy/Courage Center – 1661 Gateway Blvd Richardson, TX 75080 (972) 234-9855 

    Alternative school program focusing on at-risk students grades 9-12. Sessions held from 7:50 AM - 12 PM and 12:30 PM - 4:40 PM. 5 PM - 9:10 PM session available for youth 17+. Courage Center – Held from 8:30-2:30 for youth who have recently been released from a substance abuse treatment facility. These students and parents attend a counseling group once a week and students are drug tested to help maintain sobriety. www.winfreeacademy.com 


    Caring for Children Foundation of Texas – Write for info: C/O Blue Cross/Blue Shield, P.O. Box 660583, Dallas, TX 75266-0583 

    For children without health insurance or Medicaid coverage. Fee covers wellness visits; immunizations; out-patient diagnostic tests/surgery or emergency illness; accident care; and prescription drugs with a $5 co-payment. To verify eligibility call 1-800-258-5437. 

    Children’s Medical Clinic of Plano – WALK-INS! – 1407 14th St., Plano – (972) 801-9689 

    Day-Time by Appointment: Mon. thru Fri. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; WALK-INS on Wed. and Thurs. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. (GET IN LINE EARLY). Services FREE to Medicaid, uninsured and qualifying patients by volunteer doctors, nurses and staff. Clinic is not intended for those who can afford medical care. 

    Collin County Adult Clinic – 2520 Ave. K Plano (972) 679-0035 Appointments available Thursday evenings from 6-9 PM. Individuals must show up at the clinic by 5AM to schedule an appointment for that evening. 

    Collin County PrimaCare Program – Any Collin County PrimaCare location - https://www.co.collin.tx.us/healthcare_services/PrimaCareLocationsHours.pdf 

    $20 doctor visits for children and adults who qualify. Please mention the Collin County PrimaCare Program when scheduling the appointment. 

    Qualifications: US citizen with a social security number. Persons 18+ must have a valid Texas driver’s license or state ID to prove Collin County residence and the household must earn less than 100% of the federal poverty guidelines - http://aspe.hhs.gov/POVERTY/12poverty.shtml#guidelines For additional information, please contact the Collin County PrimaCare Program directly at 972-548-4702. 

    Gladney Center for Adoption - 6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122 (817) 922-6000 Dallas area – (214) 887-1292 or 1-800-GLADNEY. Services for pregnant teens and women – provide housing, prenatal care, and ability to choose the adoptive parents of the child. Can stay up to 6 weeks after the adoption. Post-adoption counseling available in person or by phone. For those who stay in the community, funds for housing, clothing, etc. provided. www.adoptionsbygladney.com 

    Health Care Services of Collin County – 825 N. McDonald, Suite 130, McKinney – (972) 548-5526 Plano 900 E. Park #170 

    McKinney Clinic provides: 1) Immunization Clinic Shots: McKinney - Mon. 8:00 -11:00 AM / 1:00 – 4:00 PM (fees based on sliding scale) Plano every 3rd Monday 3 – 7 PM; 2) Tuberculosis Clinic and 3) Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic (testing $20, treatment fees based on sliding scale). 4) Hospitalization – Columbia Hospital of McKinney; 5) Indigent Care – contact Angie Yost at (972) 548-3985 ext. 5518 

    Human Resources and Child Welfare of Texas - McKinney Office: 113 Industrial, Suite C – Local # (972) 562-5832 

    Administers and provides qualifying information for the Food Stamp Program and Medicaid Benefits. To report Child Abuse 1-800-252-5400 

    Julia’s Clinic – 1026 Ave. F, Plano (972) 423-8833 

    Clinic is open to any Collin County resident aged 18+ with no insurance, disability, Medicare, Medicaid or any other government assisted healthcare coverage. Operating hours are Thursday evenings from 5-9 PM. http://www.christchurchplano.org/adults/mission-outreach 

    Life Path Systems (formerly M.H.M.R.) – 3920 Alma Dr., Plano – (972) 562-0190, 201 W. Louisiana, McKinney – (972) 562-9647 

    The Child/Adolescent Services of MHMR provides crisis support and counseling for children through 17 yrs of age who are exhibiting homicidal/suicidal tendencies or signs of possible major depression – North Star Program. 

    Medicaid Office – Dept. of Human Services – 901 N. McDonald, #800, McKinney, 75069 – (972) 562-5832 

    Applications processed and qualifying residents placed on Medicaid, AFDC, and Food Stamps. 

    Physicians for Children – 7800 Preston Rd, Suite 300 Plano (972) 608-3800 & 1720 North Central Expressway, Suite 150 McKinney (972) 542-2800 Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM – 5 PM Plano location open Saturdays 8 AM – 12 PM Office accepts all forms of Medicaid, CHIP, self-pay, and private insurance. www.p-f-c.org 

    Presbyterian Health Care Clinic – 900 E. Park Blvd., Suite 100, Plano 75074 – (972) 509-4554 8 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday 

    Served by cooperative of Presbyterian Health Care Clinic & Collin Co. Health Care Services. Only accept pediatric patients 12 and under and pregnant females who qualify for traditional Medicaid or Parkland Medicaid. Call for Appointment! 

    Primary Care Clinic of North Texas - 1200 Medical Ave Plano, TX (972) 596-6005 Nonprofit healthcare facility that provides medical care to uninsured adolescents aged 12+ and adults. $35 office visit, additional fees for blood work. www.primarycareclinic.org 

    Real Options for Women – 700 E Park Blvd, Suite 206 Plano, TX (972) 424-4357 Pregnancy tests, limited STD screenings, and peer counseling for unplanned pregnancy. All services are free of charge. www.realoptionsforwomen.com 

    TexCare Partnership, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – Local # (214) 954-4213 or 1-800-647-6558 Call toll-free to have questions answered from 9AM – 9 PM Mon-Fri and 9 AM - 3 PM Sat. (Central Time), except federal holidays. Complete your application over the phone or go to www.texcarepartnership.com to download the application. Developed for children from birth to 18 years. Benefits include: regular checkups, shots, eye exams, glasses, prescription drugs, specialist care, dental care, mental health care, ex-rays, lab tests, hospital care and services. Covers Pre-existing conditions and offers a choice of doctors. Illegal Immigrant Questions Contact: For information call Catholic Charities (214) 623-9976. 

    Women Infant and Children (WIC) – 825 N McDonald, Suite 120 McKinney (972) 548-5543 Nutritional program and counseling for pregnant women and children under the age of 5. 

    SUPPORT GROUPS for Children and Adults 

    AL-ANON ODAAT – 1901 W. Parker Rd., Suite 209, Plano – (972) 867-1115 

    Offers support groups for Adults/Teens who have an alcoholic family member or friend. Teenagers meet at 8:00 pm on Mondays. 

    Cancer Support Community - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Allen 1105 Central Expressway, Suite 130 Allen (972) 747-6078 

    Support groups for children and adults impacted by a cancer diagnosis. 

    Camp SOL – (214) 456-8119 

    The Camp Sol Family Retreat Weekend encourages families who have lost a child to connect with other grieving families as well as heal together through their shared experiences. The retreat also provides support groups and specific programming for children, parents and the family, and traditional camp activities to facilitate family bonding. www.campsol.org 

    Families Anonymous – Our Savior Lutheran, 2708 W. Virginia Pkwy, McKinney (972) 562-4452 – McKinney Group – Meets Tues., @7:00 pm, 

    Support for those affected by the destructive behavior of a family member caused by drugs/alcohol/emotional problems. 

    Family Outreach of Richardson & Plano Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center – 2205 Los Rios Blvd. Plano (972) 633-6713 

    Services for children and women affected by abuse include: 1) speaker’s bureau regarding abuse prevention; 2) parenting classes – fees:$35/individuals, $50/couple; 3) individual counseling; 4) referral services. Works closely w/Child Protective Services. 

    StandUp Parenting, 601 S. Greenville Ave., 1-888-PARENT9 ext. 732 or 214-797-0740 Support for parents who are dealing with children of any age who have problems with defiant behavior, legal problems, substance abuse, truancy and other problems. Meets Thursdays at 7:30 PM in the Wesley House at the First United Methodist Church of Allen, www.StandUpParenting.org 

    Youth First Texas (YFT) - 8930 Hwy 121, Suite 594, McKinney, TX 75070 – (214) 879-0400, Toll Free (866) 576-0042 

    Mission is to provide a safe place for LGBTQ youth to strengthen opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support and educational advancement. For group information, e-mail YFT at collincounty@youthfirsttexas.org www.youthfirsttexas.org 


    Grief Share – Grief recovery support groups http://www.griefshare.org 

    Grief Support Group – 1515 N. Greenville Ave Allen (972) 727–1177 Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 PM. All ages welcome. Additional meeting at a local restaurant on the 3rd Thursday of the month. For that meeting location contact Dee Liscano at (972) 727-3820. 

    Healing Matters –Medical Center of Plano (972) 519-1588 Grief support group for adults and children 

    Journey of Hope – 3900 West 15th Street, Suite 306, Plano, Texas 75075, (972) 964-1600 Non-profit grief counseling designed to provide assistance through trained volunteers to children & their families who suffer loss due to the death of a parent, sibling, or friend. www.johgriefsupport.org 

    My Guardian Angel – located in W. Plano Presbyterian Church, 2709 Custer Rd., Plano – (972) 596-2415 - Grief Recovery/Peer Support Group for children 4-17 yrs w/loss through death, divorce or abandonment. 

    Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas - Available 24/7 at (214) 828-1000 - Survivors of Suicide (SOS) grief group for loved ones left behind after a suicide http://www.sccenter.org/ 

    VNA SafeHaven – Free 8 week group for youth aged 5-18 and their families. To register: (972) 562-0140 or email bryans@vnatexas.org 

    For additional grief/support groups, please click HERE 


    Buckner Children’s Home, Dallas – (214) 328-3141 CPS placements only for youth birth to 17. 

    YMCA CASA (Crisis Shelter) – 2640 Webb Chapel Extension, Dallas, TX, 75220 – (214) 358-4504 30-day shelter for youth aged 10-17. 

    My Friend’s House (CITY House) – 902 E. 16th St., Plano, TX, 75074 – (972) 423-7057 30-day shelter for youth aged birth -17. 

    Letot Center – Dallas Co. Residents/Referral thru Dallas Police Dept. – (214) 956-2005 

    North Texas Youth Connection, P.O. Box 1625 Sherman 75091 - (903) 893-4717 or 1-800-568-7776 30-day shelter for youth aged 10-17. 

    Promise House, 224 W. Page Ave. Dallas – (214) 941-8578 30-day shelter for youth aged 10-17. 


    Baylor-Richardson Medical Center Richardson – HELP Line – (972) 498-4717 

    Changes – Intensive Out-Patient and Partial Hospitalization Program for youth and adults – Plano (972) 212-5487 

    Green Oaks Hospital Plano – (972) 985-1599 

    Imagine Program – Intensive Out-Patient Program for youth (13-18) – (972) 985-1599 

    Seay Behavioral Center - Plano, Allen, and Frisco locations – (972) 981-8300 For youth 12-17 – behavioral and substance abuse issues 

    Springwood Behavioral Health – Allen – Intensive Outpatient Program for youth and adults (972) 908-2303 

    The Right Step – Intensive Outpatient Program for youth (13-17) (877) 627-4389 

    Turning Point – (972) 234-8636 


    A list of all U.S. Substance Abuse Treatment Centers can be found on SAMHSA’s website: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov or by calling 1-800-662-HELP. 

    Austin Recovery 1-800-373-2081 Substance abuse treatment for men and women 18+. Also has a detox program. 

    Cedar Crest Belton, TX 76513 – Boys/Girls 4-17yrs. – severe emotional and behavioral problems (254) 939-2100 

    Dallas Challenge, Residential substance abuse services for adolescents 13-17, outpatient services for adolescents 13-17, 201 S. Tyler, Dallas, TX, (214) 942-5166 

    Happy Hills Farm Academy/Home - 3846 N. Highway 144 Granbury, Texas 76048 (254) 897-4822 

    Hazeldon Center for Youth & Family – 11505 36th Ave. N., Plymouth, Minn. 55441 – 30 day inpatient; ages 14-25; 1-800-257-7810 

    Holmes Street Treatment Center – 2719 Holmes St., Dallas (214) 421- 7580 

    Homeward Bound – Addicare refers In-Patient Care to Homeward Bound (17 yrs+). Call for information – (214) 941-3500, www.homewardboundinc.org 

    House of Isaiah – P.O. Box 1405, Mabank, TX 75147 – Isaiah Robertson, Founder – (903) 887-1791 Christian-based 6 month treatment program for men 17 yrs-up / physical & psychological exams / drug assessments & treatment / GED testing / Sliding Scale 

    Journey Home Recovery Center, Inc., 10875 Fontenot Rd., Denham Springs, LA, 70726 – (225) 667-3933 

    Juliette Fowler Home, 1234 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX, 75214 – (214) 827-0813 Adolescent program for behavior issues. 

    La Hacienda Outreach Center, Hunt, TX (near Kerrville) Chemical dependency treatment for 18+ 1-800-749-6160 

    Millwood Hospital (Behavioral Health Care) – Arlington, TX (Drug/Alcohol & Behavior Issues) 1-817-261-3121 / 1-800-258-2440 

    Meridell Achievement Center, P.O. Box 87, Liberty Hill, TX, 78642 (N. of Austin) 1-800-366-8656 - Psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents. 

    NEXUS, 8733 LaPrada, Dallas – Drug/Alcohol Program (girls 13-17) Dir., Beverly Carroll (214) 321-0156 ext. 3118 

    Our Friends Place, Dallas –(214) 520-6268 - Therapeutic group home for girls 10-17 with family/behavior issues. 

    San Marcos Treatment Center (BROWN SCHOOL), San Marcos – Psychiatric treatment for youth 11-17. 1-800-251-0059 

    Seay Center (Presbyterian Hospital of Plano) – 6110 W. Parker Rd., Plano (972) 981-8300 12-17 year olds 

    Shoreline, Inc. 1220 Gregory, Taft, TX 78390 (located near Corpus Christi) – Placement Assistance – Robert Eakins – 1-800-628-3265 

    Starlite Recovery Center – Center Point, TX (near Kerrville) – Adolescent males (13-17 years old) & Adults 18 yrs+ 1-800-292-0148 

    Straight Way Training Center (50 mi. South of Houston) – Faith based 15 month program (live-in / long-term / will take families / low cost) (979) 532-5613 

    Summer Sky Treatment Center – Stephensville, TX – Serves clients 12 yrs to 17 yrs of age. 1-888-857-8857 

    Sundown Ranch, 3120 VZCR 2318, Canton, TX,75013 – Serves boys/girls ages 12 to 24 yrs., (903) 479-3933 / FAX (903) 479-3999 

    Teen Help – Call center and admissions information for 14 treatment facilities in UT, NY, MT, LA, IA, GA, SC, NV, Costa Rica, and Jamaica. 

    University Behavioral Health, 2026 University Dr. Denton 1-888-320-8101 Mental health and substance abuse in-patient and out-patient programs for youth 5-17 and adults. 

    Waco Center for Youth – (254) 756-2171 State run psychiatric facility for youth aged 13-17 with behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. 


    Boles Children’s Home, Quinlin (903) 883-2204 For youth aged 10-17 whose families are unable to provide for them. 

    Boys/Girls Town – Boys Town, Nebraska – Admissions Office: 1-800-989-0000 Crisis Line: 1-800-448-3000 serving severely at-risk, abused, abandoned and neglected children 

    Buckner Baptist Children’s Home, Dallas – (214) 328-3141 CPS placements only. 

    Cal Farley’s Boy’s and Girl’s Ranch, Amarillo Admissions Office: 1-800-687-3722 For youth with behavior issues age 5-16. 

    Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home, Denton (940) 382-5112 

    Gladney Center for Adoption, 6300 John Ryan Dr., Ft. Worth – Expectant Mother’s Group Home & Adoptions – 1-800-GLADNEY or (214) 887-1292 

    Methodist Children’s Home, Waco, TX – (254) 753-0181; Admissions 1-800-853-1272 

    Our Friends Place, Dallas – Therapeutic foster group home for abused and neglected girls 10-17 yrs. (214) 520-6268 

    Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, 292 E. US Highway 84, Fairfield, TX – (903) 389-2641 Treatment for Behavior Issues for Boys & Girls ages 5-17 years (NO CHILD IS TURNED AWAY), www.pleasanthillschildrenshome 

    Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Round Rock – (512) 255-3682; Texas Baptist Children’s Home 


    Blake’s House , Plano – Transitional living program for adult women aged 18-22 who are homeless or have aged out of the foster care system http://blakeshouse.org/index.html 

    C.I.T.Y House – 1947 Ave K, Suite 100 Plano (972) 424-9556 Transitional living program for adults aged 18-21. www.cityhouse.org 

    Juliette Fowler Home, Dallas – (214) 827-0813 

    North Texas Youth Connection, Sherman - Transitional living program for adults aged 18-21 http://ntxyouthconnection.org/ 

    Our Friends Place, Dallas – (Women 18-24 yrs) – (214) 520-6268 

    HOMELESS SHELTERS for Adults and Families 

    The following agencies help the homeless and low-income people with basic needs or housing. 

    Austin Street Shelter for the Homeless, 2929 Hickory Street, Dallas – Overnight Only -(214) 428-4242 

    City Square, 409 N. Haskell Ave., Dallas (214) 823-8710 

    Dallas International Street Church, 2706 South 2nd Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210-2070 - (214) 928-9595 

    Dallas Life Foundation, Dallas, TX (214) 421-1380 

    Day Resource Center, 901 S. Ervay St., Dallas (214) 670-3043 

    Salvation Army, 5302 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas (214) 424-7000 

    Samaritan Inn, McKinney – Shelter – 1710 N. McDonald St., McKinney: (972) 562-7375 

    The Stewpot, 408 Park Ave., Dallas (214) 746-2785 

    Union Gospel Mission, (SOUP KITCHEN) 3211 Irving Blvd., Dallas 75247 (214) 637-6117 

    Women’s Shelter (HOPE’S DOOR) Plano – Shelter for women and children (location not published) – 24-Hour HOTLINE (972) 422-7233 


    Catholic Charities of Dallas: 9461 LBJ Fwy Suite 128, Dallas, TX, Tel: (214) 520-6590 http://www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org/ 

    Dallas Life Foundation: 1100 Cadiz Street, Dallas, TX 75215-1064, Tel: (214) 421-1380 

    Family Promise of Collin County: P.O. Box 1601 Allen, TX 75013 (972) 442-6966 www.familypromiseofcollingcounty.org 

    Good Samaritan of Garland: 214 North 12th Street, Garland, TX 75040-2104, Tel: (972) 276-2263 

    Housing Crisis Center: 4210 Junius Street, 3rd Floor Suite, Dallas, TX 75246, Tel: (214) 828-4244 www.hccdallas.org 

    Interfaith Housing Coalition: 5600 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206, Tel: (214) 827-7337 www.interfaithhousingcoalition.org 

    Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance @ The Bridge: 1818 Corsicana, Dallas Texas 75201, Tel: 214 670 1101 Info@MDHADallas.org 

    Salvation Army: Dallas: 5554 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Tel: (972) 424-7000 

    Plano: 3528 14th Street, Plano, Tel: (972) 423-8254 

    Garland: 451 West Avenue D, Garland, TX 75040, Tel: (972) 272-4531 

    Samaritan Inn (McKinney): 1710 North McDonald Street, McKinney, TX 75069, Tel: (972) 542-5302 

    For other Emergency Housing resources in your area, call 2-1-1