Families and Youth Success Program

Families and Youth Success Program

Consejería y clases gratuitas para familias con hijos entre los 5 y 17 años de edad. Ejemplos de temas de ayuda: autoestima, manejo de la ira, desarrollo de amistades positivas, resistencia la presión negativa de los amigos, comunicación, toma de decisiones, etc. Para más información comuníquese al (915) 565-5021 o envíenos un email a referrals@epccinc.org

COVID-19: We have a 24-hour helpline for families as they experience stress, trauma, and uncertainty due to this crisis.  This is not an emergency line, but is there to help families with trauma-coping skills, de-escalation,
and connection to services.  This is answered by professionals on our Counseling, Support, and Education team. Through this number, clients can access scheduled licensed counseling and psychoeducational sessions via a low-technology option — plain old telephone.  The number is 915-588-6542.  All of our therapy and educational services are provided by team members trained in trauma-informed care and evidence-based service delivery models and are fully bilingual. Office number 915-565-5021.

The Families and Youth Success Program (former STAR Program) provides individual, family, and group family support services and counseling that helps youth and their families recognize and use their strengths to address goals that are solution-focused. This program offers skills-based training groups for youth to address such issues as improving self-esteem, anger management, developing positive friendships, resisting negative peer pressure, making good choices, and developing coping skills. The program also offers parenting classes to help parents develop skills in communication, limit setting, and behavior management.  While the program aims at family stability, El Paso Center for Children operates an Emergency Shelter for situations where a family is in crisis and short term respite is necessary. Youth between the ages of 10-17 may receive shelter for family respite; while youth is placed in the shelter short term, both individual and family counseling continues.


A family must live in El Paso County and have a youth, age 17 or younger, who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Runaway: has left home without consent or was asked to leave
  • Truant: repeatedly skips school or misses class
  • In Family Conflict: involved in a significant conflict at home
  • Delinquent: involved in delinquent activity, such as fights, theft or drug/alcohol use

To qualify for services, youths cannot be on formal probation or have an open CPS case.  These services are of no cost.  The program is funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Our Program also links with other local agencies to provide education for the community and to link families with local resources, as needed, in order to strengthen families and prevent child abuse.

For more information, please contact us at (915)565-5021 or visit us at 2108 N. Stevens St. El Paso, TX 79930. Building A. You can also send us a referral via email to referrals@epccinc.org


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