About Us

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We are an organization comprised of a Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, Staff and Volunteers who care about young people. D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center serves Longview’s at-risk youth population ages 15 – 25, who need assistance figuring out the basics and intricacies of adult life.

Mission

  • Empowering youth to move past obstacles to success by establishing a central support system linking youth to community resources.

Vision

  • Provide a safe place for youth
  • Provide a youth-oriented network of support programs and services that prepare youth to become respectful, responsible and reliable citizens
  • Provide a rent-free facility offering services under one roof

Click on the video clip below for a short introduction to D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center.

 

We are needed. Our streets are filled. Our shelters are filled. Even our courtrooms are filled with homeless and at-risk youth who need our help. Referrals are accepted from the Department of Family and Protective Services, Juvenile Probation, all school districts, homeless shelters, the juvenile justice system and foster agencies.

We care about youth! We provide needed services, free of charge, that make a difference in both the lives of young people and in our community.

We are unique. Why? Because we are the only youth transition center in Longview, a city with a population over 80,000. We conveniently coordinate multiple services in a sequential manner at one location. We are unique because we provide transitional housing to eligible participants. Additionally, we are unique because our intense one-on-one case management approach assists young people in developing a Transition Plan to help them overcome obstacles and choose the right “door” for their future. Yes! Developing Opportunities, Realizing Success!

Every Individual Matters. We understand that every individual we serve is unique, and for that reason D.O.R.S. personalizes services to fit the specific needs of each of our participants – there is no “one size fits all” for life choices.

Our Services

  • Job Ready!
  • Transitional Housing
  • Operation Turnaround

Learn more about these programs here.

D.O.R.S. Community Services Board of Directors