Services To At-Risk Youth

Provides counseling, crisis intervention, parent education and many other services designed to keep youth from running away from home, being truant from school or exhibiting other delinquent behavior.

STAR:  Services To At-Risk Youth

The STAR program addresses family conflict and everyday struggles of youth and their families while promoting strong families and youth resilience. This is accomplished through a family and youth focused short term service model that acknowledges and respects the diversity of families.

Families seeking STAR services commonly stem from issues such as:

  • Depression

  • Bullying

  • Grief/Trauma

  • Suicidal Ideation/Attempt

  • ADHD issues

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse by Adult

  • Anger

  • Coping with Divorce/Abandonment

  • Anxiety

  • School Issues

  • Family Conflict

For More Information
About STAR Call
800-256-6848
  
Crisis Hotline:
800-210-9252

Services Provided

Star aims to serve the family as a unit to build resilience and strengthen families to keep kids safe and families connected.  Specialists work with the family to address issues that would affect family unity.  Services offered include but are not limited to:

  • Counseling  Family, Group and or Individual

  • Communication Skills

  • Anger Management

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Problem Solving

  • Parent Education

  • Referral Services

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness 

STAR Eligibility Criteria​

Youth 18 and under in at risk situation that include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • School Truancy

  • Runaway

  • Severe Family Conflict

  • Delinquent Behavior

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by anyone:

  • School Personnel        

  • Juvenile Probation

  • Concerned Friends      

  • Church Leaders

  • Youth                                

  • Family Members

STAR services are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the following counties:

Angelina, Sabine, Houston, San Augustine, Jasper, San Jacinto, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Newton, Trinity, Polk, and Tyler.

 

If you know someone who needs help, contact the STAR Program. Information Is Confidential!!

 

Call: (800) 256-6848 or After 5:00 p.m. (800) 210-9252

​PROGRAM STAFF
  
Director
Jeff Reed
  
STAR Program Administrator
Dora Wilmore
  
MIS Coordinator
Tongula Davis
  
Family Support Specialists
Felicia Johnson
Jesse Luera
Michelle Oliver
Sheila Woodard
Veronica Wilson
Marsha Poole

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