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Circles of Care provides family and youth counseling to families under stress or crises in Nueces, Kleberg, and Jim Wells counties of Texas. A variety of services are available to all youth, up to the age of 17, and their families.

If you know of a youth or family in need of counseling, please click here to submit a referral form.

Our staff works with youth and their families to develop the skills needed to become successful within their life, family, and community. Our services include:

Individual and Family Counseling

Addresses many types of issues related to a youth’s family conflict, including:

  • Child behavior problems
  • Communication
  • Coping with divorce or other loss
  • Parent and child relationships
  • Peer and school problems
  • Roles and expectations
  • Runaway behaviors
  • Truancy

Counseling offers a safe place to explore and resolve feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. The counselor will meet with parents and guardians to ensure family awareness, cooperation and to share the results of general counseling progress.

Group Counseling

Circles of Care offers group sessions to deal with issues such as aggressive behaviors, grief, divorce, effective communication, social skills and gender-specific issues of youth. Group counseling and skills development are provided by Circles of Care counselors and case managers throughout Nueces, Jim Wells and Kleberg counties. Youth may be referred to group counseling by school counselors, parents, or self-referral. All youth who participate in group counseling must have signed permission forms from a parent or guardian on file in the school administration office.

Crisis Intervention

Circles of Care provides a 24-hour, on-call crisis counselor, 7 days a week. Our professional counselor will only respond to calls about youth who are runaways or experiencing family violence or other major crises.

Hotline: 1-855-256-6555

In case of an emergency, please call us immediately! Hotline services include:

  • 24-hour crisis intervention
  • Short-term youth residential care. See Shelter Services.

Runaway and Crises Services

Services for youth are aimed at reconnecting youth with their families.

Services include crisis intervention that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all runaway or youth in crises in Nueces, Kleberg, and Jim Wells counties. Counselors meet with the family and youth to discuss the crisis, create a plan of action to alleviate family stress and tensions and reunite the family.

When family reunification is not immediately possible, Circles of Care offers up to 30 days of temporary shelter for the youth. This allows for a “cooling off” period for the youth and their family to assist in resolution of underlying issues that lead up to the crisis. The primary goal is to reunify the family, strengthen family relationships and improve communication.