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.
Services provided at the center:
- Case Management, Counseling and Youth Mentorships
- Education, Employment and Housing Location Assistance
- Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
- Preparation for Adult Living (PAL): Involves a six-week lifeskills training
- The PREP Project
- Parenting classes (every Thursday from 6-7:00 p.m.)
The center served more than 800 youth last year, and currently serves about 300 youth each month! Call 806-792-0526 for more information.
Post PAL Services
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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!
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.
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.
TWC Case Manager
DFPS PAL Coordinator
PREP Caregiver Facilitator
PREP Youth Facilitator