Finding the Light of Hope in the Darkest Hours
STARRY’s goal is to be a beacon of light for children, youth and families in the midst of crisis, no matter how big or small. STARRY’s counselors, direct care workers, and case managers guide their clients and residents towards the hope of a better tomorrow. Through our community services, clients are empowered to build their confidence and see the positive changes that they can make in themselves.
The Counseling Program provides counseling services to children, youth and families in 17 Texas counties (including Williamson, Bell, McLennan, Coryell, Lampasas, Hamilton, Bosque, Erath, Callahan, Eastland, Hood, Jack, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Comanche and Young counties.) Specific programs include Universal Child Abuse Prevention, which provides education and community outreach to minimize risk for children and help families; Crisis Intervention Counseling, which helps resolve family crisis situations; and Parenting with S.U.C.C.E.S.S., which features groups, classes and community workshops that empower parents with the tools they need to help their children grow and succeed.
Counseling Crisis Hotline (800) 440-9789 (Round Rock Office)
Counseling Crisis Hotline (877) 279-7363 (Temple & Waco Offices)
Counseling Crisis Hotline (877) 279-7079 (Stephenville Offices)
The Emergency Shelter provides short-term residential care to children who have been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect. Children receive the structure, supervision, solution focused therapy, encouragement and the love they need to feel safe and hopeful.
Foster Care & Adoption extends 24-hour residential care with the possibility of adoption to children needing to live temporarily or permanently apart from their family of origin. Foster parents give children an opportunity to share life in a positive, nurturing, Christian family environment.
SAFE (Shelter Alternatives & Family Empowerment) provides a safe haven for homeless and runaway youth while working with their families and in the community with families, schools and others to prevent kids from becoming runaways or homeless in the first place.
Every STARRY program emphasizes prevention and family empowerment by supporting children, families and the community to make a difference for children. It is our belief that tough times don't have to last forever. The care and assistance offered through STARRY helps dispel the darkness of conflict and offers a measure of hope that families can be restored.
(512) 246-4288 Administration
(512) 244-1796 Emergency Shelter
(512) 246-4288 Foster Care
(512) 246-4301 SAFE Program
(512) 388-8290 Counseling - Round Rock
(254) 399-6552 Counseling - Waco
(254) 773-5802 Counseling - Temple
(254) 434-5232 Counseling - Stephenville
The Counseling, Foster Care and Emergency Shelter programs are partially funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The SAFE program is partially funded by a grant from the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.