|CENTRAL TEXAS YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU|
|Mission||The mission of the Central Texas Youth Services Bureau is to assist troubled children, youth, and families toward development of their full potential through provision of quality community-based services.|
|Services/Programs||Emergency shelter, transitional living program, street outreach program, maternity group home, independent living program, self sufficiency/employment program, drop-in center, and national hotline|
|Target Population(s)||RHY up to age 21 and their children|
|Service Area||Three-county area in central Texas, including the cities of Belton, Killeen, and Waco|
|Annual Budget||2012 budget is $1.3 million, including $500,000 in federal RHY program funding for street outreach, transitional living, and maternity group home services|
|Number of Youth Served Annually||Up to 5,000; 200 to 500 in shelter and housing programs (staff estimate)|
|Percentage of Youth Identifying as LGBTQ||4 percent lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning; 1 percent transgender (all percentages based on staff estimates)|
|Organizational Strategies for Serving LGBTQ Youth||
Central Texas Youth Services Bureau (CTYS) implements the following organizational strategies:
|Services Tailored for LGBTQ Youth||
CTYS tailors three types of services to the needs and circumstances of LGBTQs:
Source: Discussions with program staff during site visit in April 2013.
LGBTQ = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning; RHY = runaway and homeless youth.