City House’s primary mission is to help at-risk children and young adults who have been abused, neglected or are homeless. We serve youth ages newborn to 21-years-old through three primary programs — our Emergency Shelter for children in Plano, Community Counseling Services for individuals and families, and our Transitional Living Program in both Plano and Frisco. Many do not realize that abuse, neglect and homelessness exists in such an affluent area like Collin County, but it is unfortunately true.


Transitional Living Program (TLP) - ages 18 to 21

Transitional Living Program: City House’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) is designed for homeless young adults, ages 18 to 21, focusing on helping them grow and learn to live independently. We offer residency in two homes in Plano - one for boys and one for girls - as well as a home in Frisco for girls (plans are in the works for a boys home in Frisco soon). The program is voluntary, with a thorough application process and conditions that residents attend school and/or work, with City House staff supervision at the home, as well as strict rules that each must abide by (i.e. no overnight guests, no drugs or alcohol, certain chores, etc.). Residents can stay up to 18 months. They are also required to attend life skills classes that focus on topics like budgeting, searching for a job, learning how to do laundry and other chores, resume building, interviewing and applying for college.

City House also operates a Youth Resource Center in Plano, where any youth or young adult can come by and get help for free, whether looking to speak with a counselor, needing help finding a job or even taking one of City House’s life skills classes. Help is available for residents and non-residents alike. Feel free to learn more about our TLP program before officially applying as a possible resident. Our door is open.

Not getting along with your parents/family and don’t know where to turn? Is your current home situation one that you feel you cannot stay any longer or your parents/guardian asked you to leave? Contact us and see how we can help you:

Plano Youth Resource Center: 901 18th Street, Plano, 75074 (972-424-4626)

The TLP program offers clients a wealth of resources to aid in their growth toward independent living through expansive services such as:

  • Residential Care (up to 18 months)
  • Case Management
  • Tutoring
  • School Enrollment
  • Guidance for Educational Goals and GED Preparation
  • College Application Assistance
  • College Scholarship Aid
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Resume Development
  • Interview Skills and Role Play
  • Enrichment Workshops
  • Individual Life Coaching
  • Referrals

Click here for In-Take Documents and Program Application

Virtual Tours:

Boyd House for Young Men in Plano

Goodman House for Young Women in Plano

Frisco House for Young Women

Would you like to help a young adult in the RHY/TLP program to find a job?

“Do you know of any companies that are hiring? Does your company have a potential job opening for a young adult working hard to make a change in his/her life?”
Please let us know on our RHY/TLP job hotline.