Providing Evidence-Based Technology Supporting

Program Development

The Children’s Center, Inc. operates demonstration programs in the Galveston Bay area. These programs are designed to provide evidence-based and evidence- informed technology to support program development. Internship Programs, Host Homes, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs along with the Community Youth Development Program, the Family Crisis Center and the Rapid Rehousing and Transitional Living Programs described below, are used to pattern program develop in Texas programs and for planning activities in Mexico and Central America.

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Community Youth Development Program

The Community Youth Development Program provides juvenile delinquency prevention services in Galveston, Texas through positive mentoring programs in collaboration with organizations and schools in the community, primarily for children and youth between the ages of 10 and 18. The Community Youth Development Program is funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division.

Family Crisis Center

The Galveston Island Family Crisis Center provides emergency shelter, counseling, case management and support for return to work and permanent housing. The Galveston Island Family Crisis Center is funded by United Way Galveston County Mainland, Galveston County, The Texas Homeless Network, The Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Rapid Rehousing & Transitional Living

The “Pelican Island Program” is located in Galveston Texas. It provides housing, case management, counseling, home living and employment support services for Youth to establish and maintain independent and permanent living. The “Pelican Island Program” is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

*Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs in Texas are supported by funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Federal Youth Services Bureau, Runaway and Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.

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