Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 1,200 children, youth and their families locally each year. We care for young people who are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment, as well as providing resources and support to area families at risk of having their children removed from their home.
Each year, Just in Time for Foster Youth mobilizes a caring community to help over 850 transition age youth (18-26) with resources and relationships to become capable, confident and connected. We meet emergency needs, fill gaps in knowledge and experience, enhance job skills, and build confidence, resilience and well-being through connections to over 600 volunteers and former foster youth staff.
Zoie’s Place provides housing and other support services to youth and young adults who have experienced foster care. Our two transitional homes are located in Denton, TX and offer housing for 8 young women who have experienced or aged out of foster care. We also provide ongoing support services, life skills training, mentorship and support for students pursuing higher education.
Journey House provides services exclusively to former foster youth in; Housing, Education, Employment, and Independent Living Counseling. Journey House is not a residential program, however, most youth continue as program participants because of the support and guidance that they receive as they transition out of foster care and beyond.
Foster Alumni Mentors provides mentoring, networking, workshops, advocacy, resources, and community awareness to improve outcomes for former foster youth, including those who have been adopted, reunified, or resided in kinship care. We strive to be change agents through sharing success stories and inspiring hope.
We are a teen parenting program that provides parenting and life skills to teen moms who are in out of home placements or who have aged out of the foster care system. Some skills taught are healthy relationships, health and wellness, parenting, education, finance and budgeting as well as employability skills.