Legislative Session is in Full Swing – Join us for a legislative primer and update webinar March 11th!

It has been a very busy month as the 84th Texas Legislative Session is in full swing. Since session began, TNOYS board members, staff and member agency representatives have attended hearings, testified before committees and visited legislative offices in support of youth services and programs. TNOYS is monitoring bill filing and tracking bills that could… Read more »

What in the World is TIP? How Can it Help our Youth & Programs?

By Laquinton Wagner, TNOYS Youth Consultant and Co-Chair of the Transition Age Youth and Families Initiative’s Youth Council From January 27th-29th, TNOYS hosted the first series of TIP Model Trainings in Houston for the Transition Age Youth and Families (TAYF) Initiative. Our guest speaker was TNOYS’ friend Marc Fagan with the Transition to Independence Process… Read more »

Update on Federal Legislation and Advocacy Opportunities

As we are gearing up for the 84th Texas Regular Legislative Session in January, it’s easy to forget that there are also important policy changes being made at the federal level. Our partners at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) have asked us to get involved in advocacy on… Read more »

TNOYS is Gearing Up for Another Big Legislative Session

The 84th Texas Legislative Session is right around the corner and TNOYS is gearing up to to protect important programs and improve policies that will create a better Texas for young people.   Join us this session by speaking out and distributing our legislative agenda, purchasing PEI Postcards and sending them to your policymakers, and participating… Read more »

Join us for a Foster Care Redesign Provider Meeting – Regions 4 & 5

Join us for a Foster Care Redesign Provider Meeting for Regions 4 and 5.  TNOYS is partnering with Boys Haven to host this meeting to help providers prepare for the rollout of Foster Care Redesign. The meeting is Wednesday, January 28th from 10am to 1pm in Lufkin at Central Church of Christ, 711 N. Second St.,… Read more »

It’s that time again! Renew your membership today.

We work every day to ensure that youth and families have what they need to thrive.  Your membership support is key to our success.  As a member, you strengthen our voice at the Capitol and across the state. As a member, here are some of the benefits you will receive: Advocacy for our members –… Read more »

Registration Now Open: Cross-Discipline Trauma Conference of Central Texas

TNOYS is pleased to partner with the Austin Child Guidance Center to bring you the Cross-Discipline Trauma Conference of Central Texas. This two-day conference on March 30-31st will focus on trauma and trauma-informed care and will provide expert guidance and education on the effects of trauma, as well as evidence-based practices in recognizing and treating trauma…. Read more »

Youth and Families Fall Celebration

The Youth and Caring Councils that we facilitate as part of the Hogg Foundation’s Harris County Transition- Age Youth and Families Initiative recently held a fun and exciting Fall Celebration and Open House for the community on October 28th at the United Way of Greater Houston. The celebration was to thank everyone involved in the TAYF… Read more »

New Hogg Foundation Podcast with LaQuinton

The Hogg Foundation has recently released a new podcast series that attempts to  open up conversation around mental health. The series is titled “Into The Fold” and their pilot episode was recorded with our very own youth consultant LaQuinton Wagner.  The Hogg communication team discussed  some of the challenges on the subject of transition-age-youth, and… Read more »