Andrews Center provides services to at-risk youth at no charge through a partnership with Networks/STAR – a provider of in-home, family preservation services.
Skills training, counseling and case management for youth and their families may be provided. The primary goal of Networks/STAR is to preserve and support the family unit by reducing family conflict and preventing runaways, truancy at school, and delinquent behaviors. Brief crisis housing is also available to youth.
Caseworkers serve families living in Smith, Henderson, Van Zandt, Wood, Kaufman, Navarro, and Ellis counties. Any child between the ages of 0 to 17 is eligible if they are experiencing family conflict, truancy or if a runaway situation is possible. Children are not eligible if they are on formal probation or have an open Child Protective Services (CPS) case. Anyone may refer a child for services and a child may refer him or herself. Brief crisis residential services are not available to children under the age of 10.
Families and youth in crisis will be contacted within 24 hours of calling the program. Other calls for service will be answered within 7 days. All referrals will be assigned a caseworker. These services are funded by DFPS and are free to eligible participants.
Our services are FREE! We are funded by DFPS.
For additional information, please call 903.581.2835
CRISIS HOTLINE: 1866.630.3551