These services are designed to give youth immediate help during a crisis situation.
ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL SERVICES (AIRS)
24-hour crisis call response, centralized assessment and intake department for ACH programs, and referrals to services in the community.
Funding partner: Texas Prevention and Early Intervention
HOPE (HOMELESS OUTREACH PROJECT EXPERIENCE) STREET OUTREACH PROGRAM
HOPE provides outreach and case management services to runaway, homeless youth and sexually exploited and/or trafficked youth and youth at risk for sexual exploitation and/or trafficking. HOPE’s services increase youths’ safety, well-being and self-sufficiency through permanent connection to caring adults, family reunification, transition to shelter or safe and stable housing, assessment, and safety and resource planning.
Service Area: Tarrant County
Funding: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
THE LIFE (LEARNING INDEPENDENCE FROM EXPERIENCE) PROJECT
The LIFE (Learning Independence from Experience) Project promotes self-confidence and self-sufficiency for eligible young adults by providing a variety of housing options for young adults. These different settings allow young adults to experience independent living while continuing to receive support, guidance and assistance with skills development. Participants must be 18 to 21 years of age, either single or parenting single adults aging out of foster care, or homeless young adults.
Service Area: CPS Region 3b (Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell and Tarrant counties) and the following Region 3 counties: Dallas, Denton, Ellis and Navarro
Funding Partner: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
This locally administered national program is designed to provide immediate help and safety to young people, under the age of 18 years, who are experiencing a crisis. Safe Place sites are developed in partnership with business and community locations that are easily accessible to youth. Locally, this critical community safety net makes it possible for youth to get help fast at locations displaying the distinctive yellow and black Safe Place sign. ACH provides response to youth at Safe Place locations.
Service Area: Tarrant County
Funding Partner: QuikTrip, National Safe Place and Texas Prevention and Early Intervention
YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
The youth emergency shelter offers runaway, homeless and street youth as well as trafficking survivors, ages 10-17, 24-hour immediate safe shelter and care while ACH works to reunite them with their families, or find safe and stable alternative living arrangements. The program provides outreach, education, advocacy, counseling, and case management services for youth who are experiencing family crisis, family conflict, or homelessness.
Service Area: Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell and Tarrant counties
Funding Partners: Emergency Food and Shelter Program; Tarrant County Community Development/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families; United Way of Tarrant County