We help create better futures for youth and their families.

We build upon existing community assets and support communities that want to improve outcomes through a system of care framework.

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Youth Voice

Authentic engagement provides opportunities for youth to make a difference in their community.

Family Voice

Supporting strong family relationships is the key to child-serving systems that work well.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Understanding the role of culture in the delivery of services promotes better outcomes for all.

Trauma-Informed Care

The need to address trauma is an important component of effective service delivery.

Transition-Age Youth

Building skills and resources of youth ages 16 to 24 eases their transition into adulthood.

Texas Building Bridges Initiative

This initiative promotes positive outcomes for youth and families served in residential and community programs.


Wraparound planning supports families in achieving their vision for a strong and healthy family.

We build a strong voice for children’s mental health in Texas.

Learn about our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health.

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Become a champion.

Find out how you can advocate to make changes in your community.

  • Texas has done a remarkable job of improving services and working to establish systems of care all across the state.
    Gary Blau, PhD
    The Hackett Center for Mental Health
  • If your children are mentally healthy, everything else seems to fall into place. Mental health is a thread that runs through all systems.
    Sherri Hammack
    Building Bridges Initiative
  • I’m very passionate about Wraparound and system of care.
    Melissa Simmons
    The Burke Center

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