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Important Resources

Transitioning Youth Program Community Resource Guides

More Transitioning Youth Resources

Financial Help

  • Preparation for Adult Living (PAL): A program that helps you build skills needed for adult life after foster care. Go to the Texas Foster Youth Connections website for more information.
  • adolescent 2 Adult (a2A): A rewards program for completing preventive health appointments like Texas Health Steps and dental checkups.
  • Education and Training Voucher (ETV): A program to help youth ages 16 through 23 with books and other expenses while in college or a work training program. Call 1-877-268-4063 or visit the Education and Training Voucher website

STAR Health members can also get help with tuition and fee waivers. This means that you will not have to pay tuition and fees at a Texas state supported school or college! You may request an application by calling 2-1-1 or by going to

Helpful Phone Numbers

ServicePhone Number
24-hour nurse advice line 
Dental services
Vision services1-866-642-8959
Medical transportation
Prescription questions1-800-252-8263
Behavioral health
Texas Youth hotline1-888-580-4357
Texas Runaway hotline1-888-580-4357
Education and Training Voucher (ETV)    

Helpful Websites

Texas Youth Helpline Website
Contains information for youth transitioning out of foster care.

Texas Homeless Network Website
The Texas Homeless Network (THN) provides support and education for homeless people in Texas.

Job Corps Website
A free education and training program to help young people learn new skills, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job.

Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) Website
FCAA helps connect the alumni community and provides support for people in and from foster care.

Texas Foster Youth Justice Project Website
The Texas Foster Youth Justice Project helps current and former foster youth understand their legal rights.

Casey Life Skills Website
Casey Life Skills can help youth in foster care improve skills and strengths.

Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program Website
The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program helps Texas youth to transition to self-sufficiency.