map Region 1 includes Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler, and Yoakum counties Region 2 includes Archer, Baylor, Brown, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Comanche, Cottle, Eastland, Fisher, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Montague, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young counties Region 3 includes Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise counties Region 4 includes Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties Region 5 includes Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler counties Region 6 includes Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties Region 7 includes Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and  Williamson counties Region 8 includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, and Zavala counties Region 9 includes Andrews, Borden, Coke, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Kimble, Loving, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, and Winkler counties Region 10 includes Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties Region 11 includes Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata counties

find your DFPS region by county

Supervised Independent Living (SIL) is a voluntary Extended Foster Care placement where young adults live on their own, while still getting casework and support services to help them become independent and self-sufficient.

  • These SIL contracted providers serve all young adults in foster care in Texas, no matter where they are from or where the contractors are located.
  • For definitions of the settings, see Types of SIL Settings.
  • Young adults must be accepted to the college or university to enter campus-based SIL.

Note: SIL referrals in CBC areas must receive initial approval from the DFPS SIL Coordinator before referring to the CBC provider.

Region 1

Referrals must go through the CBC provider Saint Frances Ministries after DFPS approval.

Saint Frances Ministries

P.O. Box 2824
Lubbock, Texas 79408

  • Setting: Various
  • Population Served: Male, Female

Texas A&M University, West Texas

2501 4th Ave.
Canyon, TX 79016

  • Setting: College dorm
  • Program: SIL

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas 79408

  • Setting: College dorm
  • Population Served: Male, Female

Region 2

Referrals must go through the CBC provider 2Ingage after DFPS approval.

2Ingage

4722 Taft Blvd. #9
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308

  • Setting: Various
  • Population Served: Male, Female

Region 3

ACH Child and Family Services

3712 Wichita Street
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Through their LIFE Project, ACH Child and Family Services offers a variety of SIL settings.

Beacon Center, Inc.

Dallas, Texas 75227

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male
  • Program: SIL, SIL ECM

Buckner Children and Family Services

700 N. Pearl Street, Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75201

  • Setting: Non-college dorm
  • Population Served: Female
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

Cumberland Youth & Family Services

909 Greenlee St.
Denton, Texas 76201

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

Metamorphosis

P.O. Box 34
Lancaster, Texas 75146

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male
  • Program: SIL

Region 3b

Referrals must go through the CBC provider OCOK after DFPS approval.

Our Community Our Kids (OCOK)

7700 AWG Way
Fort Worth, Texas 76140

  • Setting: Various
  • Population Served: Male, Female and Parent/Child

Region 4

Better Me Foundation SIL

Tyler, Texas

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Males
  • Program: SIL

Hope Haven of East Texas

13387 US Hwy 69 North
Tyler, Texas  75706

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Female
  • Program: SIL

Region 5

Girl's Haven

3380 Fannin Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701

  • Setting: Apartments
  • Population Served: Female
  • Program: SIL

Region 6

Angel's Nest

Houston, Texas 77014

  • Setting: Apartments and shared housing
  • Population Served: Male, Female, and Parent/Child
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

DePelchin Children's Center

4950 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77007

Depelchin offers three types of SIL settings.

  • Setting: Non-college dorm, apartment, college dorm
    (College dorm includes: Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne, Houston, Texas 77004.)
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL

Divine Favor Transitional Living

6201 Bonhomme Rd. #185 N-G
Houston, Texas 77036

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male
  • Program: SIL

Haven for Success

P.O. Box 30313
Houston, Texas 77249

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Female and Parent/Child
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

Kidz Harbor

638 Harbor Drive
Liverpool, Texas 77577

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male

Light Accommodation Foundation

Stafford, Texas 77477

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

Mathern Supervised Independent Living (SIL)

565 S. Mason Rd., Ste. 532
Katy, TX 77450

  • Setting: Shared housing
    Population Served: Female
  • Program: SIL

Roca Ray of Hope

12620 FM 1960 Road West
A-4 Box 187
Houston, Texas 77065

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male, Female, and Parent/Child
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

Skylar's SIL Homes

134 Vintage Park Blvd Ste. A-746
Houston, Texas 77070

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male
  • Program: SIL

Texas A&M University, Prairie View

Box 60775
Canyon, Texas 79016

  • Setting: College dorm
  • Program: SIL

Youthful Pro's

Houston, Texas

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Female
  • Program: SIL

Region 7

Austin Children's Shelter (SAFE Children's Shelter)

4800 Manor Road
Austin, Texas 78723

Austin Children's Shelter offers two types of SIL settings.

  • Setting: Non-college dorm, apartment
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

Central Texas Table of Grace

1001 Sam Bass Rd. Ste. 400
Round Rock, Texas 78681

Central Texas Table of Grace offers the following setting through their Grace365 program.

  • Setting: Apartments
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL

Texas A&M University, College Station

400 Bizzell Street
College Station, Texas 77843

  • Setting: College dorm
  • Program: SIL

Upbring

8305 Cross Park Drive
Austin, Texas 78754

Upbring offers the following setting through their BeREAL program.

  • Setting: Apartments
  • Population Served: Male, Female, and Parent/Child

Region 8

Boysville

P.O. Box 369
Converse, Texas 78109

Boysville, located northeast of San Antonio, offers two types of SIL settings.

  • Settings: Non-college dorm, apartment
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

Carrie Bell SIL

4611 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78220

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male, Female, Parent/Child
  • Program: SIL, SIL ECM

Roy Mass Youth Alternatives (RMYA)

3101 West Ave
San Antonio, Texas 78213

RMYA offers the following setting through their Turning Point program.

  • Settings: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL and SIL ECM

Texas A&M University, San Antonio

One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224

  • Settings: College dorm
  • Program: SIL

THRU Project

8310 Broadway, Suite 204
San Antonio, Texas 78209

  • Settings: Apartments
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL

Upbring

8305 Cross Park Drive
Austin, Texas 78754

Upbring offers the following setting through their BeREAL program.

  • Setting: Apartments
  • Population Served: Male, Female, and Parent/Child
  • Program: SIL

University of Texas, San Antonio

1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

  • Setting: College Dorm
  • Program: SIL

Region 8b

Referrals must go through the CBC provider Belong after DFPS approval.

Belong

San Antonio, Texas

  • Setting: Various
  • Population Served: Male, Female and Parent/Child

Region 9

Angelo State University

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909

  • Setting: College dorm
  • Program: SIL

Region 10

none

Region 11

Sunny Glen Children's Home

2385 W. Expressway 83
San Benito, Texas 78586

  • Settings: Non-college Dorm
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL, SIL ECM

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi brochure
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412

  • Setting: College dorm
  • Program: SIL

Texas A&M University, Kingsville

Kingsville brochure
955 University Blvd.
Kingsville, Texas 78363

  • Setting: College dorm
  • Program: SIL

Texas A&M International University

International University brochure pending

  • Setting: College dorm
  • Program: SIL

RGV-SIL

Harlingen, Texas

  • Setting: Shared housing
  • Population Served: Male, Female
  • Program: SIL