Texas Christian Recovery and Other Support Services, Inc. (TXCROSS) made its bold debut in 2007 at the peak of a recession. Based in Austin, Texas, this faith-based, for-profit, social and minority business enterprise serves as a catalyst for systemic change in partnership with Travis County. It is a certified Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Disadvantaged, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB).
Founder, President and CEO, Lea Walker Clark, formed TXCROSS in 2007 to provide cognitive behavioral training and life skills training to youth at John H. Reagan High School. An ATR (Austin Treatment Recovery) grant, developed by the State of Texas, later opened the door for TXCROSS to include anger management and life skills training for adults as well.
In 2010, Ms. Clark also formed a certified 501(c) (3) non-profit organization (No More, No Más), to promote domestic violence awareness and education, and fulfill a need for victim recovery programs. No More, No Más works specifically with women and children to enrich and empower their families as a whole. TXCROSS caters to individuals, couples, families and groups regarding mental health, and psychological well-being. Both entities support and promote health and wellness overall.
Founder and ceo
Lea Walker-Clark, M.A., M.Div
Rev. Lea Walker-Clark, M.A., M.Div, President— has been instrumental in coordinating substance abuse and recovery support programming since 1998. She has partnered with a number of spiritually and socially conscious community leaders in Travis County to heighten awareness of criminal justice issues and substance abuse in the city.
TXCROSS is an outgrowth of the active Faith-Based Counseling Ministry of Lea Walker-Clark. This native Californian and longtime Austinite started as the organization as a sole proprietorship. It evolved because of the demand for spiritually-based counseling, as well as recovery support efforts, for her entire family. Ms. Clark has been engaged in active ministry on behalf of the needy citizens of Travis county for over 10 years.
NEWBURGH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, INDIANA
Masters of Divinity (M.Div)
M.A., Pastoral Counseling
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
B.A., English Literature
FAITH-BASED CTI, INC.
U.S. DEPT OF HHS
Creating Sustainable Community & Faith-Based Programs Training
Over 20 years of counseling experience (since 1996)
chief financial officer
Tyra Clark, B.S.S.
Tyra Clark, like her mother, is a woman of many hats. This native Californian and longtime Austinite dedicates herself to the purpose of helping people no matter what form that takes and has been doing that since her PAL (Peer Assistance Leadership) days at Austin High School.
She is honored to carry on such an inspiring family legacy. Tyra leads overall operations and has general fiscal responsibilities. She handles external relations with lenders, community leaders and vendors. Frequently, she tackles production and marketing endeavors for the business as well as helps set the vision, strategic plans and company goals in motion.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
Business Success Skills
Over 6 years of corporate management experience (with an emphasis in operations, project management, team building, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication); Sr. Level Behavioral Health Instructor.