TRAC is celebrating our inaugural year as an independent non-profit and envisioning a future of even greater impact in the lives of North Texas former foster youth.

At TRAC (Transition Resource Action Center), young people have opportunities to become independent, contributing citizens by realizing their full potential as they transition to young adulthood.

Since 2003, we have provided a one-stop resource offering support for youth aging out of state foster care, juvenile care, and their homeless peers. These youth face unique challenges as they transition to independence. Many lack stable housing, employment opportunities, and essential life skills, which often lead to negative outcomes such as homelessness, unemployment, sex trafficking, survival delinquency and incarceration.

TRAC is the only transition center in the 19 county DFW area that comprehensively addresses the needs of this vulnerable population, with offices and youth drop-in centers in Dallas and Fort Worth.

TRAC recently began transitioning to independence after operating as a subsidiary of CitySquare. In April 2023, TRAC was fully established as its own 501(c )(3) with a working Board of Directors, and now has a new Executive Director and other leadership staff, and a strategic plan for growth underway.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting new chapter of TRAC and hope you will join us for this celebratory gathering introducing our new Executive Director and hearing from one of TRAC’s former foster youth.

Sponsorship opportunities and single tickets to the event can be purchased online or by check. Sponsorships must be completed by March 29th to be included on printed materials; all sponsorships will be recognized online and in our annual report. Sponsorship and individual tickets can be purchased now through May 10th.

 

$25,000
Housing Champion

Provides six months of rental assistance for four youth.

10 tickets to the event + Lunch with TRAC Executive Director, Board Chair and/or TRAC youth + acknowledgement at event and all printed materials, annual report and website.

$10,000
Education Angel

Provides college support for five youth.
10 tickets to event + acknowledgement at event and all printed materials, annual report and website.

$5,000
Workforce Advocate

Provides job preparation for ten youth.
8 tickets to event + acknowledgement at event and all printed materials, annual report and website.

$2,500
Mental Health Hero

Provides counseling services over six months for one youth.
6 tickets to event + acknowledgement at event and all printed materials, annual report and website.

$1,000
Independent Living Mentor

Provides first apartment kits for twenty youth.
4 tickets to event + acknowledgement at event and all printed materials, annual report and website.

$500
Basic Needs Friend

Provides critical documents for two youth.
2 tickets to event + acknowledgement in annual report and website.

$250
Single ticket to attend event.

 

with special thanks to our

 

Thank you,

Lead Sponsor
The Hon. John and Helen Carona

Education Angels
Carol and Don Glendenning / Locke Lord

Lisa K. Simmons

Madeline and Jim McClure

Workforce Advocates
Debra and Michael Decker
Hirsch Family Foundation

The Keliher Family

Mental Health Heroes
Penny and David Cook
The Ann and Fred Margolin Foundation


Independent Living Mentors
Elizabeth Mack and David Allen
Regina Montoya and Paul Coggins

Dr. Anne V. Ellis and George Ellis
Linda and Gary Fate
Karen and Scott Fogarty
Susan Hoff

Sarah M Losinger
Leonore Marquez
Suzanne McGee
Tegwin and David Pulley
Dave and Cathy Shipley


Basic Needs Supporters
Dianne and Tom Betts
Cathy and Bob Estrada
The Hon. Helen Giddings
Gayle Johansen

Janie and Cappy McGarr
Madeline Reedy

Rosalyn Dawson Thompson and Rex Thompson