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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Statewide Youth Services Network Receives Grant from the Texas Bar Foundation
Texas Network of Youth Services & Texas Bar Foundation

June, 2015

 Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) has received a $10,000 grant

from the Texas Bar Foundation to support the development of a training curriculum for youth

workers and children’s shelter administrators on how they can legally and safely protect the

rights and interests of unaccompanied homeless youth. The training will be hosted in Austin,

Texas in fall 2015 and will bring together experts from across the state including homeless youth,

state and federal government personnel, and legal professionals.

“TNOYS is incredibly excited to be able to partner with the Texas Bar Foundation on this

important project. Unaccompanied, homeless youth face many challenges to meeting their

basic needs and exercising their rights. The dedicated professionals across Texas who provide

high quality services on limited budgets often struggle with questions relating to their

responsibilities as providers and their clients' legal rights,” said Texas Network of Youth Services

Executive Director, Christine Gendron. “Thanks to this partnership with the Texas Bar Foundation,

TNOYS will have the opportunity to provide training and clarification on issues of confidentiality,

youth and parental consent, public benefits eligibility, emancipation, and other legal issues that

unaccompanied youth and those who serve them confront.”

 The date of the free full-day training event will be announced this summer. The training will be


open to the public and will also be offered via an online stream for participants outside of the  Austin area. More information on this event can be found on the organization’s website at


About Texas Network of Youth Services:

 Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) is a statewide network of members who share a vision of

Texas where all young people are valued, their strengths are recognized, and they have access to

the resources, support, and opportunities they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our mission is to

improve, support, and protect critical services for youth in crisis and their families.

About the Texas Bar Foundation:

Since it’s inception in 1965, The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in

grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, The State Bar

Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.


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