The Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program was implemented in 1986 to ensure that older youth in substitute care are prepared for their inevitable departure from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services' care and support.  The PAL program strives to provide each of these youth with skills and resources they will need to be healthy, productive adults.  

PAL services include involvement in programs aimed at improving youth's self-esteem and improving their ability to make responsible decisions.  PAL helps youth face the challenges of adulthood and independence. 

PAL classes, located in the PRIDE Center, help youth develop:

  • Personal and interpersonal skills
  • job skills
  • housing and transportation options awareness
  • health awareness
  • planning for the future
  • money management
  • referrals to community resources  

For more information on PAL classes call (915) 533-4200.