Collaborations with Transition Centers

Transition Centers provide a central clearinghouse of one-stop services to serve the diverse needs of current and former foster youth, homeless youth, or other at-risk youth.  Services may include employment assistance, training, educational support, access and referrals to community partners and resources and various transitional living services such as PAL classes, job search and job readiness classes, food and housing assistance, and substance abuse / mental health counseling.   PAL and CPS Caseworkers refer young adults to Transition Centers within their regions for additional assistance.

Transition Centers also provide co-location opportunities for local partners such as local Workforce Solutions offices, community colleges and universities to jointly serve the diverse needs of the youth in one location.   As of October 2011, there are 17 Transition Centers which are independently funded, operated and supported by partnerships between DFPS and their Providers and the Texas Workforce Commission.  Centers are located in Houston, Dallas, Forth Worth, San Angelo, Tyler, Longview, McAllen, Lubbock, Abilene, Austin, San Antonio, Kerrville, Central Texas, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Beaumont, and Amarillo.  

Below is the contact information for each Transition Center and their websites.

Region 1 - Lubbock

Buckner Children and Family Services
125 Chicago Ave.
Lubbock, Texas 79416
(806) 383-5488
Contact: Megan Daniels
Email: mdaniels@buckner.org
Website: www.buckner.org
Bruce Ford Transition Center - Buckner Children and Family Services
2009 N. Marrs
Amarillo, Texas 79107
(806) 383-1818
Contact: Megan Daniels
Email: mdaniels@buckner.org
Website: www.buckner.org

Region 2 - Abilene

BCFS Health and Human Services
303 S. Pioneer Dr, Suite 200
Abilene Texas 79605
Website: bcfs.net

Region 3 - Dallas

Transition Resource Action Center(TRAC)
A Program of City Square
3108 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204
Toll Free (866) 466-8722
(214) 370-9300 Extension 3014
Contact: Madeline Reedy
Email: mreedy@citysquare.org
Website: citysquare.org/trac
TRAC-Fort Worth
4532 Altamesa Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
Toll Free 866-466-8722
(817) 882-9162
Contact: Madeline Reedy
Email: mreedy@citysquare.org
Website: www.citysquare.org/trac

Region 4 - Tyler/Longview

BCFS -HHSC
1012 Meadow Lane
 Tyler, TX 75702
903-526-0882
(903) 245-5645 (cell)
Contact:  Carla McCalope - Program Director
Email: Carla.McCalope@bcfs.net
www.discoverbcfs.net/tyler
D.O.R.S Youth Transition Center
1125 Judson Rd, Suite 153
Longview, TX 75601
(903) 803-0105
Contact: Brenda A. Day-Bevis
Email: Brenda@dorscommunityservices.org
Website: www.dorscommunityservices.org

Region 5 - Beaumont

FYI Center
675 East Virginia St.
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 833-1971
Contact: Jo Adams
Email: jadams@buckner.org
Contact: Jeff Ross
Phone: 409-866-0976
Email: jross@buckner.org

Region 6 - Houston

Houston Alumni and Youth (HAY) Center
1216 W Clay Street
Houston, TX 77019
(832) 927-7001
Contact: Mary Green
Email: mary.green@cps.hctx.net
Website: www.haycenter.org

Region 7 – Belton, Temple, Killeen

Project Futures Center
204 North East Street
Belton, Texas 76513
(254) 217-1982-Belton
(254) 634-0117-Killeen
Contact: Kami Diaz
Email: ctysb.ed@gmail.com
Website: www.centraltexasyouthservices.com

Region 7 - Austin

LifeWorks Youth Resource Center
835 N. Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, Texas 78702
(512) 735-2425
(800) 414-5457
Contact: Julie Baker
Email: julie.baker@lifeworksaustin.org
Website: www.lifeworksaustin.org
Hours: Drop-in Monday - Thursday from 10:00am - 4:00pm, but please call ahead to make sure our schedule has not changed. Other hours by appointment.

Region 8 - Kerrville

BCFS - HHS
1127 E. Main Street
Kerrville TX 78028
(830) 896-0993
Contact: Dennis Ferguson
Email: df0117@bcfs.net
Website: www.discoverbcfs.net/kerrville

Region 8 – San Antonio

BCFS -HHS
4415 Piedras Drive West, Suite 100
San Antonio TX 78212
(210) 733-7932
Contact: Miriam Attra
Email: mattra@bcfs.net
Website: www.discoverbcfs.net/SanAntonio

Region 9 – San Angelo

Concho Valley Transition Center/Concho Valley Home for Girls
412 Preusser
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 655-3821
Contact: Sammye Ruppeck
Email: sammye@conchokids.org
Website: conchokids.org

Region 10 – El Paso

PRIDE Center
El Paso Human Services, Inc.
820 Montana
El Paso, Texas 79902
(915) 533-4200
(915) 533-4233
Contact: Santiago Gonzalez
Email: santiagonzalez1953@gmail.com
Website: www.elpasohumanservices.org/pride-center

Region 11 – Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Transition Center
BCFS-HHS
(361) 334-2876
Contact: Victoria Perez
Email: vp0215@bcfs.net
Website: www.discoverbcfs.net

Region 11 – McAllen

McAllen Transition Center BCFS-HHS
211 N. 15th St., McAllen, Tx 78501
(956) 630-0010
Contact: Marissa Cano
Email: marissa.cano@bcfs.net
Website: www.DiscoverBCFS.net

Region 11 – Harlingen

Harlingen Transition Center BCFS-HHS
1702 E. Tyler, Harlingen TX 78550
(956) 230-3849 or (956) 367-4295
Contact:  Jeff Wolpers-Director-Community Services
Email: JW1014@bcfs.net
Website:  www.DiscoverBCFS.net