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Over the past year, the Access Division team has been working diligently to offer as many opportunities and communication channels for individuals experiencing emotional distress to receive the help and support they deserve.
The agency received funding from the UpSwing Foundation to focus on creating a texting platform with an emphasis on reaching out to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC youth.
We are proud to announce that The Emotional Support Text Line recently went live!
Text support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Clients in need can text SUPPORT to 832-479-2135 to be connected to a Text Responder who has had specialized training.
What makes a good listener? Common responses to this question include someone who is attentive, engaged, non-judgmental, helpful, knowledgeable and empathetic.
The Harris Center is operating the 24/7 statewide COVID-19 mental health support line launched by Texas Health and Human Services. The support line offers trauma-informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.
You're not alone. You or someone you know may get help by accessing the statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919.
The Harris Center Foundation recognizes the passion, compassion and ingenuity of Harris Center staff – no one knows our mission and clients like our dedicated team members. So, The Harris Center Foundation has awarded up to $100,000 to programs enhancing care delivery for the people we serve.
Our Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report marks the first year of the implementation of our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan: The Harris Center team's road map to empower people with behavioral health and IDD needs to improve their lives through an accessible, integrated and comprehensive recovery oriented system of care.
Making a difference in a child or adolescent’s life is not always easy, but the staff of the Mental Health Forensic Services Division at The Harris Center strives to do just that every day. Through a variety of programs, children and adolescents who are involved in the juvenile justice system in Harris County receive treatment and services that address some of the root causes that led them there in the first place.
Through The Harris Center’s partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a Lifeline call in the area we cover was answered by our Crisis Line. The caller was inebriated and sitting on the railroad tracks with the intent to die.
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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD strives to provide high quality, efficient, and cost effective services so that persons with mental disabilities may live with dignity as fully functioning, participating, and contributing members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay based on a sliding scale rate schedule.
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