Transition Resource Action Center
CitySquare’s TRAC program connects young people, ages 14-24, who are transitioning from substitute care toward self-sufficiency, with individualized support, planning, and access to community services.
Resources and Requirements
To enroll, call one of our locations or email us at TRAC@CitySquare.org.
TRAC is the TDFPS Region 3 provider of PAL Life Skills Training. TRAC’s PAL training is strengths-based and exposes participants to physical and mental challenges that lead to the discovery of life skills through effective group processing. The program is 36 hours total with 6 elements. Youth must be in care, age 16-18 and complete a minimum number of hours to be eligible for the Transitional Living Allowance ($1,000)
TRAC is the TDFPS Region 3 provider of Aftercare Case Management and Services. TRAC pairs youth with a Coach to provide intensive, life coaching focused on an individualized transition/goal plan for current & former youth age 17 ½ to 21. Youth must participate to be eligible for Aftercare Services including Room & Board Allowance (up to $3,000 max, $500/month)
TRAC provides employment readiness services to youth throughout the 19 county Region 3. Youth receive assessments, job readiness, job attainment, and job retention assistance. Current and former foster youth qualify if they are age 16-24.
TRAC serves as a one-stop shop for youth in need. If youth have any questions about eligible services or need referrals to TRAC’s extensive list of community partners, TRAC will provide crisis intervention. All youth need to do is call TRAC’s office to receive resources, pre-screens & referrals.
TRAC provides a continuum of housing opportunities to homeless youth in our community. Youth may qualify for rental assistance, transitional housing, or permanent housing depending on their situation. Youth may qualify for OnTRAC Transitional Housing if they are:
• Homeless young adults, age 18-24
• Former foster youth
• In need of short term, shared housing coupled with intensive case management & life skills
Youth may qualify for OnTRAC Permanent Housing if they are:
• Homeless, disabled young adults, age 18-24
• Former foster youth
• In need of housing assistance coupled with intensive case management
TRAC serves as the only transition center for youth aging out of substitute care in North Texas. As Region 3’s subject matter expert on transition services, TRAC is knowledgeable in assisting youth with obtaining the following resources:
• TDFPS Preparation for Adult Living Unit
• Extended Foster Care & Supervised Independent Living
• Tuition & Fee Waiver
• Education & Training Voucher
• Transitional Medicaid