The PAL program provides services to youth aging out of the foster care system to expand their skills and knowledge; strengthen their self-confidence; create healthy community relationships, and ultimately learn self-guidance.
Our programs provide services to help with:
- accessing education and vocational services.
- finding employment.
- accessing medical services.
- obtaining housing.
- establishing relationships that improve outcomes in the transition to adult life.
Texas provides the following benefits to youth when they move from foster care to adulthood:
- Transitional Living Allowance
- Tuition and Fee Waiver
In order to receive the following benefits, youth must remain in state conservatorship (in-care) until the 18th birthday.
- Aftercare Room and Board Assistance
- Transitional Medicaid
- Texas Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV)
- Reimbursable Expenses
Click here for more information about PAL Events and Circles of Support.
PAL provides transition services to foster youth and alumni from ages 17 to 21 in order to better prepare young adults for emancipation.