The Youth Council

Sheltering Children & Strengthening Families Since 1986


Providing services to Hays County Families



PO Box 1455

San Marcos, Texas 78667

Phone: 512-754-0500

Fax: 512-754-0726

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

                       9:00am to 5:00pm

Contact Us

GSMYC'S 5th Annual

"A Night of Hope" Charity Event & Silent Auction

Where: Three Dudes Winery

125 Old Martindale Rd., San Marcos, Texas

When: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time: 5:30pm-9pm








What We Do

The Youth Council 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



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.