The Children’s Center, Inc. provides a 24-hour crisis line for runaway and homeless youth and their families operated by an on-call crisis response team.
The crisis line serves the Golden Triangle region (Beaumont), Houston Metro region, Galveston Bay region (Galveston), Gold Crescent region (Victoria), Coastal Bend region (Corpus Christi), and Rio Grande Valley region.
Our crisis response team is supervised by licensed mental health professionals. The crisis response team is available for response to youth seeking support to access safety. Crisis counseling, transportation, shelter, care coordination, family reunification, and or referral to other resources depending on presenting needs. The team is available in areas served by The Children’s Center, Inc. and includes staff and clinical interns on assignment to the organization from graduate programs in Counseling and Social Work. Youth may call the crisis line 24 hours per day to speak to a crisis response team, on-call staff. Staff and youth will determine the safest and appropriate options for the youth and provide support that may include dispatch of the crisis team, for example, in the case of unaccompanied youth.
The Children’s Center, Inc. will soon celebrate 145 years servicing a trauma-focused continuum of caring, providing safety, housing, and mentoring for children, youth and families, who are survivors of abandonment, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It serves the Texas Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Mexico and provides prevention and intervention services through outreach in Mexico and Central America.