Harris County Resources for Children and Adults

Harris County Resources for Children and Adults
Program Name
Harris County Protective Services
Program Description

The Kinder Emergency Shelter is a coed 24-hour Harris County program licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to provide emergency child-care services to youth from the ages of 12-17. Services include shelter and supervision, healthy nutrition, clothing, socialization and interpersonal skills, guided personal health and hygiene, education, crisis intervention and service planning.

The HAY (Houston Alumni & Youth) Center helps older foster youth transition to independence. It is designed to be a one-stop shop for all current and former foster care youth between ages 16 and 25. The private/public partnership focuses on employment and education, as one of two nonprofits operating under the umbrella of HCPS. Services offered through the HAY Center include housing assistance, employment opportunities, parenting classes, life skills classes, transitional coaching (a mentor program), and mental health coaching. All services through The Hay Center are done by referrals from DFPS.

Phone Number
Kinder Emergency Shelter - 713-295-2700 HAY Center - 832-927-7000
Kinder Emergency Shelter - 713-295-2700
6300 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, Texas 77081
HAY Center - 832-927-7000
1216 West Clay
Houston, TX 770019
Houston Metro Area