Youth Resources

Health, Advocacy, Education, More

Texas Department of State Health Services
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Responsible for health policy and management of the state's publicly-funded health service systems. Seeking a healthier Texas.

Texas Education Agency
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The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.

Texas Juvenile Justice Department
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Promotes public safety by operating juvenile correctional facilities and by partnering with youth, families, and communities to provide a safe and secure environment where youth in the agency’s care and custody receive individualized education, treatment, life skills and employment training and positive role models to facilitate successful community reintegration.

Texas Youth Connection
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A project of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), the agency that administers Child Protective Services in Texas. Programs include the Texas foster care system, preparation for adult living, services to at-risk youth and the Texas Runaway hotline.

Texas Youth Hotline
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Building on the success of the Runaway Hotline, the Texas Youth Hotline was established in December 1998. Callers with a broader range of youth-related concerns can talk to a trained volunteer who may provide referral information or simply provide a listening ear to the callers.

Texas’ Special Kids
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Seeks to serve families who have children with special educational and/or developmental concerns. As a non-profit ministry organization, Texas' Special Kids is uniquely equipped to meet the needs of the special needs community.


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