Residential Care

Texas Network for Children is a resource that assists in locating placements for children in the state of Texas. They have an Internet website that contains information on over 490 providers and is updated weekly.

Coed, 48 boys/girls, ages 0-15. Rural cottages, basic care, public schools. No fee.

80 coed, boys ages 5-10, girls ages 5-17. Basic care, counseling available, public schools. Remedial programs. Based on ability to pay.

Transitional living for men and women 18-21. Up to 18-month stay, designed to teach independent living skills. Separate housing with advisor on site. Must have completed GED or HS or working toward these goals and/or be employed. Drug free or in treatment. Services include vocational guidance, education support, computer training, health care, individual and group counseling, life skills classes and mentors. 20 % of earnings deposited in bank account.

Rights of Passage-Apartment Living (ROPAL)

48 coed, ages 5-17. 6 group homes with house parents, up to 8 children in each home. Public school. Counseling available. Sliding scale.

60 Coed, ages 6-17. Dependent and neglected, CHINS, status offenders, and referrals from parents. Counseling, public schools, semi-rural cottages. Sliding scale. Some scholarships. Also has smaller group homes: Austin – 6 boys/6 girls ages 7-18 (or graduation from high school). Duncanville – 66 beds, co-ed ages 10-18 (or graduation from high school). Itasca – 16 boys and 16 girls ages 5-18 (or graduation from high school). San Antonio – 8 boys and 8 girls ages 10-18 (or graduation from high school).