Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC)
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed our TRAC hours and modified service.
As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, TRAC will amend its service provisions to align with CitySquare's Infectious Disease policy until further notice:
TRAC Fort Worth Transition Center will suspend physical operations. Please call the TRAC Crisis Line for help.
TRAC Drop-In Center at Fannie C. Harris Youth Center will suspend physical operations. Please call the TRAC Crisis Line for help.
TRAC Dallas Transition Center will be open from 10 am - 1 pm, Monday - Thursday. Youth can stop by for emergency resources in line with essential life services, abiding by Dallas County social distancing ordinances. Outside of these hours, please call the TRAC Crisis Line. If youth are at TRAC Dallas and it is closed, youth can use the Ring doorbell to talk to a TRAC leadership team member.
TRAC Crisis Line – 214.370.9300
Resources & Requirements
To enroll, call one of our locations or email us at TRAC@CitySquare.org.
Jerry Sullivan Memorial Fund
On March 24, 2015, Jerry Sullivan, Director of CitySquare’s Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC), passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. The Jerry Sullivan Memorial Fund was created by the family of Jerry as a way to let his legacy at CitySquare, and passion for serving at-risk youth, live on.
My Own Bed Fund
My Own Bed assists youth from the Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC) in receiving a bed of their own for their first apartment in the Dallas area. These youth often lack the resources to obtain a bed. Your donation allows My Own Bed to provide a new bed, bedding, and delivery to a young adult moving out on their own.
Locations & Hours
PAL Life Skills Training
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).
Aftercare Case Management
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.
Housing (must be emancipated)
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 skillsIn
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
Additional Texas Benefits & Services
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 Vouchers
4532 Altamesa Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:30pm