The State Street Family Center offers a vital program titled Project Phoenix, formally known as ISP. This Y program is a 5-phase mentoring program for at-risk youth ages 7 through 17. The program operates during high-risk hours and is a behavior modification program partially funded by the Taylor County Probation Office (Juvenile Probation Office), City of Abilene, & Abilene United Way. The program is free of charge to YMCA members and to their families.
The Project Phoenix program is designed to teach accountability, it gives meaningful rewards and most importantly it helps children learn appropriate behaviors. Our program is based on close monitoring and mentoring of the participants and working with their family. One-on-one and group meetings are conducted with a licensed therapist. Anger management training is also very important. Plus this Y program implements a sense of community through service projects with a focus on helping others. It also teaches youth to look for referrals of future services needed in the community.
We provide transportation for AISD and WISD students.
State Street Center, 325-677-8144