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TNOYS Is Working to Distribute Cloth Masks to Member Organizations

We’re pleased to announce that TNOYS has several initiatives in the works to help our community access necessary supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that many organizations, especially residential service providers, are very concerned about the potential for a coronavirus outbreak within their facilities. Supplies such as hand sanitizer and masks could help keep… Read more »

COVID-19 Response: How to Access Hand Sanitizer for Your Organization

TNOYS has been in close communication with our membership and service providers across Texas, as we work to assist them in COVID-19 response efforts. While service providers are facing many challenges right now, a key concern we’ve been hearing is that it’s increasingly difficult for them to access the supplies necessary to keep clients, staff,… Read more »

Adjusting Your Organization and Your Staff to Working From Home During COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has officially been categorized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. In the United States, the total number of people infected and the number of people who have died grows daily.  Within this atmosphere, Texas youth service providers are working to provide support and services to their clients while also keeping… Read more »

Remote Case Management in Response to COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads and public health officials recommend everyone practice social distancing and limit their exposure to others, many youth service organizations have closed their offices or asked staff not providing residential care or essential services to work from home. Service providers who conduct in-person case management and therapeutic services are looking for ways to… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Covenant House Texas Responds to COVID-19

This week, TNOYS is publishing profiles on how several member organizations are responding to COVID-19. We hope that this information sharing will assist organizations in our community as they plan strategies, allocate resources, and work to keep youth and families safe. For additional information and resources on COVID-19, please visit TNOYS’ Emergency Response Resource Center…. Read more »

Member Spotlight: Houston:reVision’s Operations Protocol to Address COVID-19

This week, TNOYS is publishing profiles on how several member organizations are responding to COVID-19. We hope that this information sharing will assist organizations in our community as they plan strategies, allocate resources, and work to keep youth and families safe. For additional information and resources on COVID-19, please visit TNOYS’ Emergency Response Resource Center…. Read more »

Christine Gendron to Conclude Her Tenure as TNOYS’ Executive Director

After eight years with TNOYS, Executive Director Christine Gendron has announced that she will step down from the organization at the end of August 2020. TNOYS has grown substantially under Christine’s leadership, and her work has greatly strengthened our mission, services, and partnerships. TNOYS is excited to build upon Christine’s impact through our work with… Read more »

Improving Equity in Shelters for Texas’ Transgender Youth

This post was authored by Alex Polk, as a follow-up to his previous piece on supporting LGBTQ youth. In researching this post, Alex drew from his own experience as an advocate, as well as multiple conversations with youth who identify as transgender and have lived experiences with homelessness.   Here at TNOYS, we’re encouraged by… Read more »

Member Spotlight: The Montrose Center

Our latest member spotlight is on The Montrose Center, a Houston- based organization that provides community support and care for LGBTQ individuals. The Montrose Center is one of several TNOYS member organizations working to improve equity for a diverse population of youth, including those in the LGBTQ community. Their Youth Services programming is an excellent… Read more »

TNOYS Awarded Funding to Mobilize Youth and Family Participation in the 2020 Census

We’re excited to announce that TNOYS was one of 28 Texas organizations to be awarded funds by The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and the Texas Communities Count initiative. This statewide initiative aims to ensure that every Texan is counted in the 2020 census, with a particular focus on hard-to-count (HTC) populations, communities, and geographic… Read more »