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Mission Statement:

To assist troubled children, youth, and families toward development of their full potential through provision of quality community-based services.


Central Texas Youth Services is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization that provides services to runaways, homeless, troubled youth, and their families throughout the Central Texas region.

Central Texas Youth Services has been providing services to the Central Texas area since 1970.  The agency opened it's first emergency shelter, Option House, in 1974.  This program has since evolved to include emergency services, respite services, and transitional living services for ages 3-17 years of age.

In 2002 Central Texas Youth Services identified the need for housing assistance programs for young adults aging out foster care and exiting the care of their families at age 18.  This began the development of Project FUTURE (Focus Upon Utilization of Resources and Employment) residential and outreach programs.  


Today Central Texas Youth Services offers a variety of services to Bell, Coryell, and McLennan Counties.  Please feel free to explore our site for further details.






serving bell, coryell, & mclennan counties 

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