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Youth and Family Services

There are an estimated 4000 foster children in Texas with a need for intensive behavioral health services. Right now, there are precious few providers across the state to offer behavioral health care on this level. Today, we’re proud to share a plan to get these children the support they need through a new program from Southwest Key called Together Forward. ...

In Early March, Hidalgo County’s Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) faced a major decision. The World Health Organization (WHO) had just recognized the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. Schools across the nation were closing. What were they, a program dedicated to providing a safe and structured space for juvenile offenders to receive counseling and...

Paula Geronimo was born and raised in Colonia Los Obispos in Laredo, TX. Growing up, she was a bit nervous and shy, but was known as a determined student who always had a smile on her face and kind word for her friends.Paula's mother had been a hairdresser but decided to return home to raise...

Southwest Key Programs offered five deserving youth scholarships toward furthering their education. This is the first scholarship program geared toward youth participating in Youth and Family Service programming. Scholarship recipients were nominated by staff who have worked closely them and have watched them grow during their time with Southwest Key. They have been recognized as...