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 sheltering children and strengthening 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

residential 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

`HIP-Helping Through Intervention & Prevention


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.

         December 5th- 13th Annual Conley Car Wash & Bake Sale            

#GivingTuesday kicks off December 1, 2015

Please click here, print and tell us why you support and love GSMYC and share it on Instagram or facebook. Don't forget to tag us @gsmyc #givingtuesday #UNselfie


It appears our main agency phone number, 512-754-0500, has been hijacked! We do not, nor have we ever, solicited for donations to the Children's Shelter or school supplies to families in need. If you receive a tele-robot or any other kind of call asking for such, it is NOT the Greater San Marcos Youth Council (GSMYC)! It is a scammer preying on people for personal gain. Unfortunately, there is very little we can do to rectify this. We would very much appreciate you sharing this post.

Thank you for a successful Halloween Carnival!

We could not host such a fun event without the help of our community. We want to thank Gumby's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Dixie Cream Donuts, Sonic, Lowes,  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory &  the Great American Cookies for all the food, prizes & pumpkins. To the numerous volunteers from Texas State University such as the Exercise & Sports Science Club, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and Mu Phi Epsilon.


Email us at for your box!
Delivered July 6th with pick up Aug.5th 



Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

                                     20 Ways You Can Help Prevent Child Abuse 

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.  Reporting suspected Child Abuse makes it possible for a family to get help.


or online reporting available at

Confidential or Anonymous

                                                            EFFECTIVE 9/1/2013:

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