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Training and Consultation to Strengthen Safety Nets Across the Gulf Coast

Since its inception in September, 2018, the Safety Net for Students and Families initiative has hosted 10 training events in cities and communities across the Gulf Coast region to support partnerships among school and district personnel as well as youth and homeless services providers as well as build critical skills to support youth and families who… Read more »

How TNOYS Member Organizations Are Fighting Sex Trafficking of Youth in Texas

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas, a reflection of the deep commitment held by our state’s leaders to ending child sex trafficking. The designation, first made by the Legislature in 2015 and championed by Governor. Greg Abbott, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the problem and solutions to address it. Several of… Read more »

Professionals and Youth Collaborate at First Statewide Workgroup for Youth Homelessness

The new Statewide Workgroup on Youth Homelessness kicked off its first meeting on October 4, providing a space for state agencies, statewide organizations, and local entities to collaborate on efforts to strengthen services and supports for Texas’ homeless youth. Although the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless addresses the issue of homelessness broadly, there has… Read more »

BCFS System Commits to $25K Gift for 2019 PEAKS Camp, Encourages Others to Help

For more than 30 years, TNOYS has hosted PEAKS Camp – a therapeutic, experiential camp for youth in foster care. PEAKS is one of TNOYS’ longest-running and most successful programs, during which licensed professionals regularly take paid time off to volunteer with and enrich the lives of the youth who attend. The week-long camp experience helps… Read more »

Important Updates Shared at September Emergency Shelter Task Force Meeting

Last month, TNOYS hosted a meeting of its Emergency Shelter Task Force, with organizations from across Texas traveling to Fort Worth to hear important updates that affect their work. We’re grateful to Superior Health Plan for helping to sponsor the meeting and sharing information about their work with attendees, and to ACH Child and Family… Read more »

Member Spotlight: THRU Project

THRU Project, TNOYS’ newest member organization, was created after CEO Elaine Andries Hartle saw personally the lack of mentorship available to youth aging out of foster care to help them navigate the realities of adult life. “In my efforts to help my own teenage foster sons I learned about the resources available to them and… Read more »

New Young Adult Leadership Council Elevates Youth Voice in TNOYS’ Work

In early September, TNOYS kicked off the first in-person meeting of our new Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC), the latest in our efforts to elevate youth voice in our work and within the organizations in our network. The initial membership of the YALC includes eight youth and young adults from TNOYS member organizations, who traveled… Read more »