Providing services to        Hays county





PO Box 1455

San Marcos, Texas 78667

Phone: 512-754-0500

Fax: 512-754-0726

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

  9:00am to 5:00pm

24 hour Crisis Hotline-800.457.0797

GSMYC staff contact info. & newsletter subscription


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Did you know you can make a tribute gift to the Children's Shelter?

It's simple- in lieu of a gift, donate in honor of someone instead! 

You can make a difference in the life of a child.



"I really enjoyed the class and I learned alot of things that are very helpful to me and my family."

"Informative and fun."

"I really enjoyed the STEP course & it has taught me alot in order to be a better parent for my children."

"The people who taught the class were very nice and cared about what we had to say."


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What We Do

GSMYC is committed to strengthening and stabilizing families.  Our services strive to prevent runaway, truancy and partcipation in delinquent behaviors.  The Youth Council aims to help families and youth learn to resolve crisis, conflicts and develop appropriate coping skills.  We support parents in their efforts to resume and maintain parental responsibility.  Our shelter provides a structured and nurturing environment to children who have been a victim to abuse or neglect.


What We Offer

Counseling Children's Shelter Education Youth Development Community Support

· Individual & Family Counseling

· Toll Free 24-hour Crisis Hotline


· Temporary living for children ages 2-17 years old 

· Youth     Anger Management classes

· Parenting Classes

· Truancy Intervention

· Delinquency Prevention

· School Supply Drive

· Agency Events

· Family Preservation


Be sure and visit our events page. Don't miss an opportunity to give and play a part in GSMYC's mission of  sheltering children and strengthening families.



Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect


If you suspect a child has been abused or mistreated, you are required, by law, to report it to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 


or online reporting available at

Confidential or Anonymous

                                                            EFFECTIVE 9/1/2013:

                Passage of HB 1205, implements harsher penalities for failure to report.