Southwest Key Programs Mission

As a national, nonprofit organization, Southwest Key exists to create opportunities and improve the quality of life for thousands of youth each day by providing safe shelter, alternatives to incarceration and quality education. This is done through three areas of programming: immigrant children’s shelters, youth justice and Promesa Public Schools.

Immigrant Children’s Shelters

For more than 20 years, Southwest Key has been an integral partner in the U.S. response to the immigration crisis at our southern border, sheltering immigrant children.

Youth Justice Alternatives

Southwest Key’s Youth Justice Program is based on the core principle that positive change can happen though therapeutic, educational and community-based programs.

Promesa Public Schools

Not all children have access to a college preparatory education. Promesa Public Schools believe that everyone deserves access to a quality education.

How Our Shelters Work

Protecting Children

Youth Justice

Positive Change

Promesa Public Schools

Quality Education

Success Stories

We serve thousands of children each year through our three areas of programming. Many carry incredible stories of courage, resilience, and hope. We share just a few of their stories here, and those of our employees, so that you may learn more about the life-changing services we provide.

Commitment to Helping

The youth and families we work with are seeking equality, education, and a healthier quality of life. At Southwest Key, we are committed to helping them achieve that dream.

Southwest Key operates programs in 7 states: Texas, Arizona, California, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, and Florida. Our national headquarters is located in Austin, Texas.

Opening doors to opportunity so individuals can achieve their dreams.