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OPTION HOUSE is a 15-bed emergency shelter for children and youth ages 3-17 years.  Central Texas Youth Services has been operating Option House since 1977 providing the following services at no cost to the child, youth, or their family:

  • 24- hour emergency shelter care

  • Food

  • Counseling

  • Medical/Dental Screening

  • Assessment 

  • Information and referral

  • Independent living skills training

The children and youth we serve may be homeless, runaways, push-outs, or removed from their home due to abuse and/or neglect.  We also offer a cooling off period up to three days for families who are in crisis or conflict.


Click here to view the WISH LIST of the children and youth trusted in our care!



601 Parmer Avenue

Killeen, Texas 76541

254-634-2085 Phone

254-634-1049 FAX



Shelter Director

Lyndsay Hall




Youth Care Workers

Maricia Wright

Billy Lovette

Cristy Rivera Tingkang

Samuel Dancer

Kristina Varvil

Tricia Close

Heather Penaflor


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