ACS provides comprehensive and innovative programs to address child abuse in our community. Residential programs include emergency shelter, teen parents and youth preparing for independence and short-term respite care for vulnerable families. Our community-based programs include foster care training, placement, and support; and early childhood programs that emphasize family support and parent education to prevent abuse or neglect.
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Austin Children’s Services
Emergency Shelter | Teen Parent Program | Transitional Living | Supervised Independent Living | Respite Care
Our goal in providing residential services is to ensure that every child, teen, or young adult in our care will feel safe and supported, whether they are with us for a few days or several years. These include a long-term transitional housing program for teens working toward independence, and a teen parent program aimed at breaking the cycle of child abuse. The emergency shelter program provides temporary care for children birth to age 18, while respite care provides short-term relief for parents and legal guardians of children with emotional or developmental disabilities and for our foster families. Each youth is provided with high quality care and critical services including individual and group therapy; medical, vision, dental, psychiatric and behavioral health care; and educational assistance.
ACS provides a range of community-based programs and services intended to strengthen and support families and prevent abuse.
Child development & family resource center
Foster & Adoption
Foster and adoptive family training & placement
Child abuse prevention by strengthening families
Community collaboration ending child abuse in Central Texas