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. http://www.yft.org

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).

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