Lubbock Transition Center

BCFS' Lubbock Transition Center  

Making a Change! 

BCFS Health and Human Services' Lubbock Transition Center provides services for youth aging out of the foster care system and those at-risk of homelessness and other challenges, that expand their skills and knowledge, strengthen their self-confidence, create healthy community relationships and help youth learn positive self-guidance. 

Donate to the Lubbock Transition Center

Services provided at the center:

Youth, click here for RESOURCES

The center served over 800 youth last year, and currently serves about 300 youth each month! Call 806-792-0526 for more information.

Post PAL Services

  • Case Management
  • Monthly Resource Meetings
  • College Conferences
  • PEAKS Camp
  • Texas Teen Conference
  • Graduation Supply Assistance
  • Driver’s Education Assistance
  • College Testing Reimbursement

After Care

  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Case Management
  • College Preparation
  • College Preparation Workshops
  • College Tours
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • College Application Assistance
  • ETV Assistance
  • Placement Testing

Youth Spotlight

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK for the latest updates about our youth, and stories of their successes! Here are just a few profiles of some of our stars.

Dustin aged out of foster care at 18 years old with no family or caregiver to lead the way. Statistically, he had a very low chance of attending college after aging out of care. But the Lubbock Transition Center helped him get into college at the University of Texas at Austin to earn his Bachelor's degree - AND NOW he's even earning his Doctoral degree of Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern in Dallas.

 

Elijah was homeless twice, and after a failed adoption after he was 18, he was no longer eligible for aftercare benefits and had nowhere to turn for help. Lubbock Transition Center helped find him a job and worked with the Job Corps to get him in a training program to set him up with a long-term career and sustainable lifestyle.

 

Several alumni from BCFS HHS Lubbock Transition Center helped write and act in a play with Texas Tech University called Next Exit. Click here to watch the full play and in-depth interviews.

 

 

How can you help?

If you're fired up about the work we do with local at-risk youth, please consider supporting the center and our programs. Click here to view all the ways you can help us change lives of teens and youth who desperately need a support system!

How can I help the Lubbock Transition Center?

 

Special Events

Hope Chest Celebration
This annual luncheon and shopping event celebrates foster care graduates. The luncheon is donated by generous community partners or individuals. Youth get to go shopping at Target to pick out essentials for their dorm or new apartment and receive a certificate from the Governor for graduating from foster care. Read more.

Senior & Mentor Meetings
These meetings at the MAC Center help high school seniors prepare for college by walking them through college and scholarship applications, financial aid forms and tax forms.

Thanksgiving Baskets
Baskets full of food for Thanksgiving meals are donated by a local church for the young adults and families receiving services from the MAC Center. Approximately 40 after-care youth receive the baskets each year.

Christmas Dreams Party
The third week of December every year, a local church partners with the MAC Center to provide each youth with three gifts - a household item, personal item like shoes or jeans, and a restaurant gift card. If the youth has children of their own, their children each get 3 wishes as well. At the Christmas party a full Christmas meal is served and the youth receive their gifts.This year we will give gifts to 55 young adults and their 23 of children.
 

Contact

Kami Jackson
Director
Jeff Kuhlers
Workforce Advocate
Emily Farmer
Aftercare Supervisor
806-368-1818
efarmer@buckner.org
Melissa Luman
DFPS PAL Coordinator
806-543-7572
melissa.luman@dfps.state.tx.us
Summer Swope-Bechtel
Aftercare
806-577-3173
sswope-bechtel@buckner.org
France Lofley
PREP Caregiver Facilitator 
806-317-2679  
FL0614@BCFS.net 
 
Latoya Broughton
PAL Facilitator 
806-368-1508
lbroughton@buckner.org
Sheree Brown
PREP Youth Facilitator
806-252-7972
Sb0414@BCFS.net
Marissa Chapa
TWC Case Manager
806-319-3615
Mc1414@bcfs.net