Youth Services

Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine

Free Mental Health Services | UTMB

TCHATT is offered in the following Galveston Country ISD's:
Friendswood, Santa Fe, Dickinson, Hitchcock & Texas City.

Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine, or TCHATT, provides mental health services to students in schools across Texas. This free program is provided through the University of Texas Medical Branch and your child’s school district, and can be utilized whether a student is on campus or distance learning

at home.

TCHATT clinicians are available throughout the school year and summer semesters to meet with you and your child to assess and help address your child’s mental health needs. Clinicians include UTMB’s child and adolescent

psychiatrists, psychologists, and other licensed mental health professionals from our treatment team.

Please see attached TCHATT Parent Flyer for more details.

Victims of Crime Act & Resilient Youth, Safer Environments Support Services

Santa Fe VOCA (Victims of Crime Act)
What kind of support is being offered? Counseling, Connection to Resources, Presentations and more

Who qualifies?

Anyone impacted, directly or indirectly, by the shooting at Santa Fe High School on May 18, 2018

How do I access the support?

Call our intake line at 409-944-4436

Please see attached GCC Outreach Flyer for additional details

RYSE (Resilient Youth, Safer Environments)


What kind of support is being offered? Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Best Practices Training, Workforce Development, Crisis Response, Screening and More

Who qualifies?

Focus is on youth (aged 10-24) and youth serving agencies in Galveston County

How do I access the support?

Call our intake line at 409-944-4436

Please see attached RYSE Flyer for additional details

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn't do any of it without you.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better, forever. We operate in communities all across the United States - urban and rural, Big and Little. Our mentors work with children in the community, in their schools, on military bases, and many places in between.

Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring has a Big impact all over the nation.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Area

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is the region’s leading youth-development organization. Since our beginning in 1952 as The Variety Boys Club, we’ve achieved an enviable record of creatively engaging, educating and empowering low-income youth in ways that improve their chances of achieving and sustaining academic and economic success.

Our vision is to put success within reach for our Club members and keep them on track to graduate from high school. We help them realize a positive plan for the future that includes good character, citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle.

Mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

Family Service Center

Family Service Center's mission is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and families through counseling, education, and prevention. Serving Galveston and the surrounding counties since 1914, Family Service Center is a private agency dedicated to enhancing the potential for growth of individuals and families.

Youth & Families
Family Service Center’s Prevention and Early Intervention Programs aim to increase prevention and counseling services for youth and their families, encourage community collaboration and enhance youth & family support across Galveston County. Through prevention, counseling and other related services provided to youth in schools, FSC aims to support the mental health needs of youth and aid them in graduating high school and attending college.

Services To At-Risk Youth (STAR)
The Star Program is a state-funded child abuse and delinquency prevention program that provides short-term individual, family and group counseling services to youth under age 18 who have risk factors for child abuse, delinquency and school dropout in Galveston, Liberty and Chambers County. STAR program helps bring out the best in family life through communication and cooperation. Services are available at FSC offices, schools and community-based settings with the majority of youth receiving services during the school year. Services are free to families who qualify and are covered by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

Gulf Coast Center

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 866-729-3848 (if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis now, please call our
24-Hour Crisis Hotline)

Mental Health Services
Your mental health is as important as your physical health. As the mental health authority for Galveston and Brazoria counties, Gulf Coast Center can help if you are having a mental health crisis now or need ongoing support to help you manage an ongoing mental illness.

Our mental health services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency and stabilization services, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, counseling, and skills and education training. We serve adults, children, and adolescents.

We coordinate patient care activities with other partner community agencies in order to provide well-rounded care. Our goal is to know and understand the needs and preferences of those we serve. Communicating and providing care at the right time and with the right partners helps increase safe, proper, and effective care. Services provided are tailored to each person’s needs.

Nia Cultural Center

Established in response to the growing problem of youth violence and unrest in the early 1990’s, NIA began as a Family Strengthening and Empowerment Program funded through the Community Youth Development program in 1992.

NIA offered free youth mentoring, leadership development and life skills training through “Transformations” – a girl’s rites of passage program.

NIA also provided family advocacy resources and parenting skills workshops via the Family Rites of Passage program.

Resources and Crisis Center of Galveston County

The mission of the Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County, Inc. is to promote the safety, well-being and best interests of victims of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse, while advocating for the prevention of such crimes.

Sea Star Base Galveston 

The vision of Sea Star Base Galveston (SSBG) is to create a place where through high adventure at the edge of, and on the water, all people, especially youth, have an opportunity for growth and discovery of their duty to God and Country, others, and themselves.

This aquatic community base will be a launching point from which many will enjoy on-the-water programs for the very first time, while others will find a means to reclaim their sense of independence. Still, others will discover lifelong hobbies or even their vocation.

The various components of SSBG will work together, just like the parts of a sailboat, to support this course of discovery.

The Children’s Center Inc.

24-Hour Runaway & Homeless Youth Line, 1-844-763-8861

Protecting, Housing, and Mentoring Youth and Families for nearly 145 years!

The Children’s Center, Inc. provides a 24-hour crisis line for runaway and homeless youth and their families operated by an on-call crisis response team.

The crisis line serves the Golden Triangle region (Beaumont), Houston Metro region, Galveston Bay region (Galveston), Gold Crescent region (Victoria), Coastal Bend region (Corpus Christi), and Rio Grande Valley region.

The Harris Center (Project CHANGE)

24-Hour Crisis Line: 713-970-7000, option 1

Project CHANGE is for youth, young adults and families (ages 3-20) who have not benefited from traditional services in the past.

This model may be a good fit for those at risk of out-of-home placement due to struggling with their behavior at home or in school; those who need care and support upon discharge from psychiatric hospitals or residential treatment programs; those involved with the police, court system or child protective services; or those facing challenges transitioning into adulthood.

Our program hopes to be different than services you have received in the past by implementing the Wraparound and system of care approach to improve how you access care, build supports, and take charge of your healthcare needs.

United Way Galveston County Mainland

United Way Galveston County Mainland improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities to advance the common good.  Side-by-side—United—we tackle the problems people don’t talk about at cocktail parties. Together, we tackle the problems most people shy away from by forging unlikely partnerships… by finding new solutions to old problems… by mobilizing the best resources. And, by inspiring individuals like you to join us in the fight against our community’s most daunting social crises.

You see, we don’t just fight against our communities’ toughest challenges… we fight for the preschooler who doesn’t have books, for the teenager unsure of where his next meal will come from, for the senior who can’t afford her medications and for the domestic violence survivor who can’t face another day. We fight for those who need a voice. We fight for all those whose names we’ll never know.

Young Life International

Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

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