The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program is an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. Funded by HUD, YHDP is designed to bring community partners together to make system-wide changes with the focus of ending youth homelessness. In Central Texas, the Heart of Texas Region MHMR, The Cove, and the Family Abuse Center have partnered together to launch six projects focused on serving youth and young adults in their journey to self-sufficiency, guided by the local coordinated community plan to end youth homelessness, Homeless to Hopeful: Solutions for Youth in the Heart of Texas.


The Heart of Texas community’s goal is for every youth and young adult in the region to be housed in safe, secure, and stable environments. We envision a youth-driven network of coordinated services that are readily accessible, trauma-informed, sustainable, and offer holistic care to ensure that any occurrence of youth homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring. All services will respect and affirm the variety of cultures, identities and abilities of youth and young adults in the Heart of Texas. We commit to celebrating our greatest asset, youth participants, by placing their voices and expertise at the forefront of every action that we take.

YHDP Funded Agencies

The Cove

Family Abuse Center

Heart of Texas Region MHMR – YHDP Lead Agency

YHDP Toolbox

For more information about YHDP, visit our YHDP Toolbox.

Youth Driven Activists Breaking Barriers (YDABB)

For more information about our local youth action Board, visit our YDABB page.

100 Day Youth Housing Challenge

For more information on how to help us rapidly house youth, visit our 100 Day Youth Housing Challenge page.

For more information about the Heart of Texas Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, email us and visit us on Facebook.