Child abuse and neglect occur in all segments of our society, but the risk is greater in isolated families and those where parents have problems with drugs or alcohol.
Austin Children's Shelter
Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) provides residential and non-residential services to children, youth, and families recovering from abuse and neglect. With the belief that every child and young adult in our community deserves safety and security, all ACS programs and services are designed to help abuse survivors recover from trauma and break the cycle of abuse.
ACS provides emergency shelter; teen parent program with parent education and support; transitional living program for youth ages 17-22; residential respite care; a child placing agency called Foster in Austin; a child abuse prevention program called Strong Start; and child care and family support center through Care Academy.