Accreditation Needs

Help us with building improvements to create a more comfortable, yet sustainable, home for our residents as part of an accreditation process.

Connections is in the process of upgrading facilities to add interior features that are more secure and durable...critical when housing youth in crisis. The trauma experienced by at-risk youth can cause them to act out physically so it is important that we equip our facilities with interior walls, floors, and furniture that can withstand heavy abuse. 

This facility-wide upgrade is also important to our goal of organizational accreditation from the Council of Accreditation (COA). A designation by the COA will increase funding opportunities allowing us to continue our programming and services to at-risk youth and families. 

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About the Organization

Connections Individual and Family Services

Connections is a safe place for families and kids who are facing challenges and need support. We provide a shelter for kids who have run away, are homeless, or are waiting for a foster home to become available. We also have a home for teens and young adults who are preparing to age out of the foster care system.

Anyone in the community can access our affordable, outpatient counseling for kids, families, and adults. In fact, our counselors will go to the client – meeting them where it is most convenient.

We also work closely with our local school districts, hosting fun workshops that encourage students to think positive and make healthy choices.

Connections has been providing these services for over 35 years, and now serves 17 counties throughout south Texas. More than 10,000 people receive shelter, counseling, or life skills training through our programs each year.