24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues

6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100
Victoria, TX 77904

STAR Program

Gulf Bend Center Services to At Risk Youth Program -- STAR


STAR Services:
         •        Crisis Intervention to help assist families in managing difficult situations  
               (including 24 Hr. hotline);
         •        Short-term, goal-oriented counseling to help families develop new skills  
               using their strengths;
         •        Case Management referrals to other local resources;
         •        Skills Training:  Parenting, family communication, conflict resolution, anger
               management and more.

The STAR Program Strives To:

        Help families resolve crises that threaten their capacity to live together;

        Prevent runaway, truancy and participation in delinquent behavior;

        Help families and youth develop coping skills;

        Help families establish and achieve goals that strengthen and promote their health and well-being;

        Help parents manage their parental responsibilities;

        Ensure the safety of youth who are away from home.


Who is Eligible?

        Children and youth ages 0-17 who are experiencing family conflict, who have runaway or who have been truant.

        Children ages 7-9 who commit any delinquent offense.

        Non-adjudicated youth ages 10-17 who commit misdemeanors and/or state jail felony offenses.

The GBC STAR program is funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the United Way and the County of Victoria.   STAR SERVICES ARE FREE

Universal Child Abuse Prevention ServicesGulf Bend Center STAR also  provides Universal Child Abuse Prevention services in the communities we serve.  Activities include providing printed material and making public presentations in order to  increase general knowledge and awareness of child abuse and neglect,  identify available resources, support parents and help reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect.  

Please contact Gulf Bend STAR Program for more information regarding Universal Child Abuse Prevention Services for your group or agency.

Contact Numbers:

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5pm:  (361) 582-2348
Evenings, Weekends, Holidays:  (877) 876-7827

STAR Program Locations:

Victoria County - Main Office
6502 Nursery Drive, STE. 100
Victoria, Texas 77904
(361) 582-2348 or 877.876.7827

Calhoun and Jackson County
361.935-6049 or 877.876.7827

DeWitt and Lavaca County
361.649.9511 or 877.876.7827