How You Can Help

The CASA Program of Brazoria County needs dedicated, committed men and women who care about children.

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Our Services

We offer a range of counseling services including individual counseling services to youth and adults and family counseling.

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YFCS Programs

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
STAR Program
Counseling Services
Parenting Classes
CAP Partnership


CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates

A CASA volunteer is a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Sometimes called guardian ad litem (GAL), each CASA is appointed by a judge to provide consistent and caring support on behalf of an innocent child.  Brazoria County's CASA Program, a part of YFCS, provides qualified volunteers who serve as mentors advocates for abused and neglected children.

CASA volunteers gather information about children in foster care who are involved in the legalities of a court system.

The CASA volunteers help ensure the judges have all the information needed to make the best decicion on behalf of the child.

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STAR

Youth & Family's STAR Program provides counseling and case management to teens and their families. Because part of our mission is to prevent delinquency, our Licensed Professional Counselors and Case Managers work hard to help teens grow into their full potential.

Safe Place

The Safe Place Network is composed of several sites throughout the county. When people in crisis need a safe place to go and someone to talk to, their needs can be met through the program.

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Counseling

Youth & Family Counseling Servicess programs are funded by grants from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Federal Administration for Children and Families, the United Way of Brazoria County and numerous foundations.

Many of our services are free; however, programs that do require a fee are based on your ability to pay.

 

Crime Victims Counseling

The Crimes Victims Counseling Program reaches out to victims and their families by providing crisis intervention, professional counseling and case management.

Our primary goal is to facilitate recovery by:

  • Helping victims and their families realize that they are not alone.
  • Providing free and effective professional counseling and case management to victims and their families who reside in Brazoria County.
  • Promoting healing which allows victims to participate fully in the criminal justice process.
  • Assisting victims to access existing community resources.

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Parenting Classes

For Kids' Sakes focuses on issues such as understanding the effects of divorce on children, how to avoid placing children in the middle of parenting issues, and maintaining a meaningful and loving relationship with children.

Pride In Parenting: The YFCS Resource Program currently offers classes throughout the year to help parents become child-rearing experts. A wide variety of topics are addressed including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Parenting Styles and Predictable Outcomes of Each
  • Parenting Strategies, Effective Routines, & Appropriate Toys and Activities
  • Effective Communication with Children & Nurturing Self-Esteem
  • Behavioral Management Techniques
  • Reducing Stress

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The CAP Partnership


By becoming a member of the Child Abuse Prevention Partnership, you will be participating in life-changing work in a tangible way.

Not everyone has the time to volunteer, but everyone has the power to give.

Capstone partner: $1,000
Capstone partners are recognized at the Annual Meeting, on www.yfcs.org and in publications like the Annual Report and The Family Voice. They receive all publicbtions, complementary raffle tickets, invitations to events, and commemorative gifts, such as a pin made in honor of the annual Blue Ribbon Run.




Foundational Partner: $500
Foundational partners are recognized on www.yfcs.org and in publications. They receive all publications, some commemorative gifts, and invitations to events.




Sponsoring Partner: $100
Sponsoring partners are recognized in the Annual Report and in other publications. They receive The Family Voice and invitations to events.




Supporting Partner: $50
Supporting partners are recognized in the Annual Report. They receive the Family Voice and invitations to events.




Friend:
Friends are recognized in the Annual Report and receive invitations to events.

CAP respects the desire of some partners to be anonymous. All benefits are optional.