About Us


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 population ages 15 – 25, who need assistance figuring out the basics and intricacies of adult life.


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


  • Provide a safe place for young people
  • Provide a youth-oriented network of support programs and services that prepare young people to become respectful, responsible and reliable citizens

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 young people who need our help. Referrals are accepted from the Department of Family and Protective Services, the probation system, all school districts, homeless shelters, the criminal justice system and foster agencies. Some young people simply walk in our door having heard from peers whom we’ve helped.

We care about young people! We provide needed services, free of charge, that make a difference in the lives of young people, their younger children 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. In fact, we are the only youth transition center in East Texas that provides holistic services to young people. We conveniently coordinate multiple services in a sequential manner at one location. 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!
  • Healthy Inside & Out
  • Transitional Housing
  • Operation Turnaround

Learn more about these programs here.

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