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We love being able to work alongside other people and agencies who value youth and young adult voice. Here are some of the amazing organizations that are working to ensure that the voices of young people are heard at every level of decision making.
Together, we are working to ensure that all Texas children and youth have access to high quality mental health care that is family-driven, youth-guided, community-based, culturally-grounded and sustainable.
We're partnering with The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH) in a shared vision for the state where adults, children and families are resilient, healthy, and have access to services and supports that help them meet their goals for lifelong success
ACCEPT is a statewide chapter of Youth M.O.V.E National, a national, youth-led organization devoted to improving services and systems that supports positive growth and development by uniting the voices and causes of individuals who have lived experience in various systems.
Via Hope provides education, training, and consultation to individuals with lived experience of recovery from mental health concerns, their family members, transition age youth, and mental health professionals throughout the state of Texas. Via Hope works to transform the Texas mental health system into one that fosters resilience, promotes recovery, is person-centered, and is person, family, and youth-driven
The Texas Family Voice Network (TxFVN) is a group of family leaders who provide a unified, collective voice for families of youth with mental health needs from across Texas.
Say What! stands for Students, Adults and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco! and was created by Texas youth to connect everyone working towards reducing tobacco use throughout the Lone Star State. Youth leaders saw a need to unify the various, and typically disconnected, tobacco prevention efforts statewide aimed at protecting Texans from the harmful effects of tobacco. The Say What! movement provides an umbrella organization to connect, learn, share and inspire others to make a positive difference in their homes, schools and communities.
Paving the Way offers a way for youth with mental health issues to find adult services, while also helping them to make a successful transition in their education, housing, careers, and wellbeing. Paving the Way will also help these youth find their place and their supports in the community. Paving the Way serves youth ages 16-21 who have a mental health diagnosis and who live in Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somvervell, or Tarrant County.
The Midland County System of Care strives to help children, youth, and their families function better at home, in school, in the community and throughout life.
The mission of Dallas Can Be is to utilize a collaborative approach to provide coordinated and protective care throughout Dallas County, ensuring delivery of integrated mental health services that are accessible, culturally responsive, strength based, and family driven for children, youth, and families
The mission of Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) is a to strengthen, support, and protect critical services for Texas youth and families to ensure their success. TNYOS is a network of youth services organizations, professionals, and supporters. Members share a vision of Texas where all young people are valued, their strengths are recognized, and they have access to the resources, supports, and opportunities they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.