Family and Youth Success (FAYS) Program formerly the STAR program (Services To At-Risk youth)
The FAYS program addresses family conflict and everyday struggles while promoting strong families and youth resilience. FAYS offers one-on-one coaching or counseling with a trained professional and group-based learning for youth and parents. FAYS also operates a 24-hour hotline for families having urgent needs. FAYS provides services to families with children 0-17 years of age.
Services Offered to Youth and Families
- Family, individual and group counseling
- Crisis intervention
- Education and support groups for parents and youth that include parenting skills and stress management
- Referrals, resources and case management
- Child abuse prevention training
SERVICES OFFERED FREE IN CHEROKEE, FREESTONE, AND ANDERSON COUNTIES
Must reside in a county of service and have a child
- 0-5 years of age where there are no other resources.
- 6 to 18 years of age who is still enrolled in school.
The goals of the FAYS program:
- To strengthen and stabilize families
- To prevent runaway, truancy and delinquent behaviors
- To help families and youth learn to resolve crisis and develop coping skills
- To help parents resume and maintain parental responsibility
Janette Maldonado- Johnson
FAYS CRISIS HOTLINE 1-877-811-1289
AVAILABLE 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
Funding for FAYS is provided by Prevention and Early Intervention, a program of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.