We believe in the power of partnership to fight against commercial sexual exploitation of youth. We rely on these partners and their collaboration in every step of the healing journey of all survivors.

A Trust Based Relational Intervention Based Program 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is the foundation to the services at Youth Center of Texas. TBRI is an evidence-based therapeutic model of care that utilizes an attachment-based, trauma-informed approach designed to meet the complex needs of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.

The three identifying principles of TBRI  

  1. Empowering
  2. Connection
  3. Correcting

Utilizing TBRI ensures that we are creating and fostering a healthy environment where all survivors can develop socially and emotionally, while addressing their immediate needs throughout a structured approach. Our goal is that each resident will build and strengthen resilience while developing secure attachments.

We're here to help, not to judge.

We Provide Temporary Housing In San Antonio

Our transitional housing program is specialized for at-risk youth who have aged out of foster care and other child-serving systems. Our residents are between the ages 18-22 and are female identifying with a history of childhood sex trafficking who are in need of safe housing and support services to transition into permanent, independent living.

The Sunflower Home program provides basic needs and a safe place to sleep at night for all residents. This includes a private bedroom with clean linens, access to showers and personal care hygiene, hot meals and structured support services provided by professional staff. All of our staff are trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention®.

Our TBRI support services  

  • Individual and group therapy utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ®
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ®
  • Nurturing Parenting Program® for survivors who are pregnant or parenting.

Our Trusted Partners

We Want To Work With You

If your organization is actively working with homeless, at-risk youth who are aging out of foster care, juvenile detention, and other child-serving systems with a history of sex trafficking and childhood abuse, we would like to work with you. We can offer a safe place to stay and wraparound services for youth in need. Our program also serves LGBTQ+ youth and pregnant youth.

Thank you to those who have made it possible for YCOT to keep making a difference:

Kronkosky Charitable Foundation
Mays Family Foundation
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

STOP Taskforce (BCFS)
Office of the Governor of Texas
TACFS (Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services)

CAST Research at UTSA
UP Partnership
SA Threads
Untethered Ministries
Worlds Affair Council of SA
The Nonprofit Council
Texas Advocacy Project
Form Communities/Club House

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