Collaborations with Transition Centers

map Region 1 includes Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler, and Yoakum counties Region 2 includes Archer, Baylor, Brown, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Comanche, Cottle, Eastland, Fisher, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Montague, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young counties Region 3 includes Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise counties Region 4 includes Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties Region 5 includes Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler counties Region 6 includes Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties Region 7 includes Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and  Williamson counties Region 8 includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, and Zavala counties Region 9 includes Andrews, Borden, Coke, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Kimble, Loving, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, and Winkler counties Region 10 includes Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties Region 11 includes Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata counties

find your DFPS region by county

Transition centers provide a central clearinghouse of services for the diverse needs of current and former foster youth, homeless youth, and other at-risk youth. PAL and CPS caseworkers refer young adults to Transition Centers within their regions for additional assistance.

Services 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. Transition Centers also provide co-location opportunities for local partners such as local Workforce Solutions offices, community colleges, and universities.

Below is the contact information for transition centers in Texas.

Region 1 - Amarillo

Buckner FYI Transition Center

4000 Mays, P.O. Box 20080
Amarillo, Texas 79114
(806) 503-3818
Website: www.buckner.org/amarillo

Region 1 - Lubbock

Buckner FYI Transition Center
125 Chicago Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79416
(806) 795-7151
Website: www.buckner.org/lubbock

Contact for both centers: Bekah Coggins

Region 2 - Abilene

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

Region 3 - Dallas

Transition Resource Action Center
3108 Live Oak Street
Dallas, Texas 75204
Toll Free (866) 466-8722
(214) 370-9300, ext. 3014

Region 3 - Fort Worth

Transition Resource Action Center
4532 Altamesa Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
Toll Free 866-466-8722
(817) 882-9162

Contact for both centers: Madeline Reedy
Website: www.citysquare.org/trac

Region 4 - Tyler

BCFS Health and Human Services
300 N. Hill Avenue, Suite B
Tyler, Texas 75702
(903) 526-0882
mobile (903) 245-5645
Contact: Carla McCalope
Website www.discoverbcfs.net/tyler

Region 4 - Longview

D.O.R.S Youth Transition Center
1125 Judson Road, Suite 153
Longview, Texas 75601
(903) 803-0105
Contact: Brenda Day-Bevis
Website: www.dorscommunityservices.org

Region 5 - Beaumont

FYI Center
675 East Virginia Street
Beaumont, Texas 77705
Contact: Jo Adams
(409) 833-1971
Contact: Jeff Ross
(409) 866-0976
Website: www.fyicenterbeaumont.org

Region 6 - Houston

Houston Alumni and Youth (HAY) Center
1216 W Clay Street
Houston, Texas 77019
(832) 927-7001
Contact: Mary Green
Website: www.haycenter.org

Region 7 - Belton

Project Futures Center
204 North East Street
Belton, Texas 76513
(254) 217-1982 - Belton
(254) 634-0117 - Killeen
Contact: Kami Diaz
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
Website: www.lifeworksaustin.org
Hours: Drop-in Monday-Thursday from 10:00am till 4:00pm, but please call ahead to make sure our schedule has not changed. Other hours by appointment.

Region 8 - Kerrville

BCFS Health and Human Services
127 E. Main Street
Kerrville Texas 78028
(830) 896-0993
Contact: Dennis Ferguson
Website: www.discoverbcfs.net/kerrville

Region 8 - San Antonio

BCFS Health and Human Services
4346 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 733-7932
Contact: Kimberley Rodriguez
Website: www.discoverbcfs.net/sanantonio

Region 9 - San Angelo

Concho Valley Transition Center / Concho Valley Home for Girls
412 Preusser
San Angelo, Texas 76903
(325) 655-3821
Contact: Kassie Coffey
Website: www.conchokids.org

Region 10 - El Paso

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

Region 11 - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Transition Center
BCFS HHS
(361) 334-2876
Contact: Victoria Perez
Website: www.discoverbcfs.net/corpuschristi

Region 11 - McAllen

McAllen Transition Center BCFS-HHS
211 N. 15th Street
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 630-0010
Contact: Marissa Cano
Website: www.discoverbcfs.net/mcallen

Region 11 - Harlingen

Harlingen Transition Center BCFS-HHS
1702 E. Tyler
Harlingen Texas 78550
(956) 230-3849
(956) 367-4295
Contact: Jeff Wolpers
Website: www.discoverbcfs.net/harlingen