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Greater San Marcos Youth Council Inc Dtd 08-01-89



PO Box 1455

San Marcos, Texas 78667

Phone: 512-754-0500

Fax: 512-754-0726

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

  9:00am to 5:00pm

GSMYC staff contact info. & newsletter subscription


Social Media:



"Thank you" for participating in the  Annual Halloween Carnival. We had so much fun! You have a made a difference in the life of a child.

Click here for a list of volunteers who made it so special.



"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.

 Next event:

The 12th Annual Conley Car Wash & Bake Sale

The holidays are upon us!

Brown Santa program is gearing up for the season please contact Lt. Dennis Gutierrez at 512.393.7877 for more information on families seeking assistance and volunteer opportunities. Deadline is Dec.11th at 5 pm to sign up.


Blue Santa program  information please call Cpl Laray Taylor at Community Services at 512.754.2270. Applications can be picked up at the San Marcos Police Dept., Southside Community Center, San Marcos Activity Center and Dept. of Human Services. The deadline for toy donations and applications for assistance need to be in by December 12th.

If Gift Wrapping sounds fun join Blue Santa at the vacant Bealls Dept. store at 200 Springtown Way (Springtown Center) on these dates from 5pm-8pm

November 19th & 25th

December 2nd, 10th, 15th &17th

Brown Santa would like your help gift wrapping at 200 Springtown Way (Springtown Center) at the

old Best Buy location Suite 401 on Saturday,

December 13th, all day.


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.