Why Finding Shelter for Homeless Youth Can Be More Complicated Than You Might Think

Here at TNOYS, we’re excited to see momentum growing around the effort to better understand and address homelessness among young people. For many people, the laws that apply to unaccompanied, homeless or runaway youth can seem vague and complicated, making it sometimes difficult to find solutions to help them access basic services. Last month, TNOYS’… Read more »

Why TNOYS Membership is Valuable – For Your Organization, and All Texans

  Working to secure a successful future for young people can be inspiring, rewarding, fun – and also challenging. In a state as vast as Texas, it’s not always easy for youth services professionals to feel connected to colleagues in other communities, or to the legislators who are making important policy decisions that impact their… Read more »

Youth Voices, New Report Help Promote Understanding of Youth Homelessness

Yesterday, TNOYS released a process evaluation report sharing findings and recommendations from our work on Youth Count Texas!, the first-ever statewide count of youth experiencing homelessness in our state. One of the key findings of the report is that young people facing housing instability have different needs and behaviors than their adult counterparts, requiring unique… Read more »

New Guide Helps Providers Understand Legal Rights of Homeless Youth

  It’s been an exciting time for young people across the state who returned to school this week, kicking off a new year of learning and opportunity. But for those among them who are currently experiencing homelessness, going back to school is just one of the situations where a lack of housing can sometimes present challenges…. Read more »

That’s a Wrap! Recap: Day 3 of “Stronger Together” Conference

  What better way to bring people together than with the power of music? That’s how we ended this year’s conference, reinforcing our “Stronger Together” theme and sending everyone home energized and excited.   Patrick “Pac Man” Perez injected a dose of energy into the closing keynote session by leading the crowd through different generations’ signature… Read more »

Kicking Things Off in Houston – Recap: Day 1 of “Stronger Together” Conference

  Phew! Day 1 of TNOYS’ 33rd annual conference was jam-packed with exciting, educational and motivational speakers and workshops that truly embodied this year’s conference theme, “Stronger Together.”   The day started off with the inspiring – and entertaining – opening keynote speaker Tara Brown (also known as The Connection Coach). She challenged the audience… Read more »

A Derby Hat Party to Benefit TNOYS

The generosity of our supporters helps us continue our work on behalf of youth in Texas. We cannot be thankful enough for the individuals who are as dedicated as we are to strengthening, supporting, and protecting critical services for Texas youth and their families to ensure their success. On May 7, TNOYS saw this charitable… Read more »