Addressing the Multiple Needs of High-Risk Youth

A local service center for high-risk youth in Dallas

    • July 8, 2014

Dates of Project: January 1989 through December 1991

A critical barrier in helping high-risk young people in Dallas was the fact that the young people most in need of services were not concentrated in one or two major districts, but in isolated neighborhood pockets dispersed throughout Dallas County.

Description: After the Community Council of Greater Dallas developed Youth and Family Impact Centers of Dallas, the latter organization began delivering these health and social services to high-risk youth at its first facility, the Lemmon Avenue Bridge Youth Impact Center.

Key Results

  • The project team from Youth and Family Impact Centers of Dallas created the Lemmon Avenue Bridge Youth Impact Center, where 30 health and social service agencies co-located staff to serve the needs of high-risk youth.

  • By co-locating staff from various health and social services agencies at one site, the project team was able to efficiently provide services to 686 high-risk young people.

  • Youth and Family Impact Centers was selected by the Dallas Independent School District to manage 10 centers modeled after the work of the Lemmon Avenue Bridge Youth Impact Center.

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