Family and Youth Success (FAYS) Program

formerly the STAR program (Services To At-Risk youth)

Services for Children, Teens and Families

The FAYS program addresses family conflict and everyday struggles while promoting strong families and youth resilience. FAYS providers offer one-on-one coaching or counseling with a trained professional and group-based learning for youth and parents. FAYS also operates a 24-hour hotline for families with more urgent needs.

Services are FREE and include:

  • Family, individual and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Education and support groups for parents and youth that include parenting skills and stress management
  • Referrals, resources and case management
  • Child abuse prevention training

Who qualifies to receive services?

BCFS Health and Human Services FAYS program is FREE to families in the following Texas counties:

Coastal Bend Area

  • Aransas
  • Bee
  • Goliad
  • Live Oak
  • McMullen
  • Refugio
  • San Patricio

Del Rio and West Texas Area

  • Crockett
  • Kinney
  • Schleicher
  • Sutton
  • Val Verde

San Antonio Area

  • Bexar


Must reside in a county of service and have a child age 6 to 18 who is still enrolled in school.

The goals of the FAYS program:

  • To strengthen and stabilize families
  • To prevent runaway, truancy and delinquent behaviors
  • To help families and youth learn to resolve crisis and develop coping skills
  • To help parents resume and maintain parental responsibility

To begin receiving services:

Fill out the confidential form below or call us at the phone number listed for your service area.

FAYS Referral Form

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