About Us2019-04-08T15:44:50+00:00

ABOUT US

Youth-Reach Houston is a long-term program for boys ages 12-17 intended to heal past wounds and restore families.

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STATE LICENSED

CONTINUOUS OPERATION 35+ YEARS

ECFA MEMBER

FOUNDED 1984

MINISTRY & PURPOSE

Since 1984, Youth-Reach Houston has operated a full-service, Christ-centered residential program in northeast Houston designed to remold the values and turn around the lives of at-risk, troubled and delinquent boys ages 12 to 17.

The program was founded by Executive Director Curt Williams, who describes Youth-Reach as “a hospital for today’s damaged and discarded youth.” Set in a structure of a balanced family and home life, the goals of the program are to develop character, responsibility and a strong work ethic; heal past wounds; and restore families. Facilitated by screened, experienced and respected staff members, we are licensed by the Texas Department of Health & Human Services to operate a Group Residential Operation for juvenile males. As a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of The Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability (ECFA), we adhere to strict financial accounting guidelines.

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MEET OUR STAFF

For us to be in continuous, uninterrupted, 24-hour operation since November of 1984, it has required the incredible provision of the Lord, the generosity of our supporters, and the astounding sacrifice of our dedicated staff. They are a committed, diverse, hard-working, and sacred group of Believers who feel honored to share their lives with the kids who the Lord continually brings to our doors. All staff live on-site with our residents.

CURT WILLIAMS
CURT WILLIAMS
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As Founder and Executive Director, Curt Williams splits his time between Youth-Reach Houston and Youth-Reach Gulf Coast located in Summerdale, Alabama. He still carries the same passion for troubled kids that drove him back to the streets in 1984.
JIMMY GARCIA
JIMMY GARCIA
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Santiago “Jimmy” Garcia first came to Youth-Reach Houston in July 2003 and oversees staff management, resident relations and counseling, and the health of the program as a whole.
JAROD DYESS
JAROD DYESS
ADMINISTRATOR
Jarod Dyess joined the Youth-Reach Houston team in February of 2015 and oversees finances and office management along with serving as a resident counselor devoting Fridays to working with the boys.
XAVIER BRIGHT
XAVIER BRIGHT
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Xavier Bright has been with Youth-Reach for several years and oversees residential logistics, communications, organization and supervision. He has also served with our on-site school in discipleship development.
DAVE MILLER
DAVE MILLER
PROJECTS COORDINATOR
Joining Youth-Reach in 2015 as the Project Coordinator, Dave Miller oversees the maintenance and special projects on our grounds, homes, and equipment while teaching our residents valuable life skills and a solid work ethic.
TROY BRYANT
TROY BRYANT
FOOD SERVICES
A former resident, Troy Bryant joined Youth-Reach in 2016 to help oversee food services. His duties include formulating a healthy and varied menu, coordinating food donations, food storage and food preparation. He also serves as a resident counselor.
JUDAH WILLIAMS
JUDAH WILLIAMS
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
Though Judah Williams has the title of Spiritual Development Coordinator, he also serves as an assigned Counselor for individual boys in the Youth-Reach program. ​ He is a past intern and as the son of founder Curt Williams, has lived on-site since he was born.
KIM MILLER
KIM MILLER
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
With Youth-Reach since 2015, Kim Miller (wife of Dave Miller) helps coordinate operations assisting Jarod and Jimmy with the many critical tasks that it takes to facilitate a 24/7, 365 day-a-year program like ours.
STATEMENT OF FAITH

The staff of Youth-Reach holds firm to these core beliefs, which govern everything we do.

  • We believe the Holy Bible, in its original form, to be the infallible Word of the living God. The Bible, in the Protestant canon, is a complete and accurate account of the life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  • We believe salvation, eternal life in heaven and an abundant life on earth are possible only through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. This relationship cannot be purchased or earned, but must be accepted through God’s grace following repentance from a life of sin.
  • We believe in the Biblical account of our Lord Jesus’ virgin birth to be accurate and without question.
  • We believe that upon salvation, a person receives the complete indwelling of the Holy Ghost, being a third of the Trinity, which displays God’s attributes in a believer.

  • We believe in the triune makeup of God. This is displayed through the existence of God Almighty in the form of the Son (Jesus), the Holy Ghost and God the Father.

  • We believe in the existence of Spiritual gifts, which are given to believers in accordance to their needs and calling.
  • We believe in the ordinance of Baptism, in which a portrait of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is projected. Baptism is an act of obedience, but does not bring about salvation, which must preclude this ordinance.
  • We believe in the eventual return of Jesus at the End of the Age to gather His elect.
  • We believe in the strict adherence to the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus before His Ascension. We believe sharing our faith and leading others to our Savior to be of supreme importance. Any less is disobedience.
  • We believe a Christian should live their life, both publicly and privately, to mirror the life, love and teachings of Christ.

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