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Agency News Articles
Our Clinician and Officer Remote Evaluation (CORE) partnership with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) was recognized with the "Innovation at Work" Award by National Council for Mental Wellbeing for using the latest technology to deliver patient care on the streets of Houston. In collaboration with our HCSO partners, we use this technology to connect mental health clinicians with law enforcement first responders at the time of 9-1-1 dispatch.
We are pleased to announce the expansion of The Harris Center's Primary Care Services, in close partnership with The University of Houston's College of Medicine. This service is designed to help clients reach health-related goals, provide access to health coaching, offer healthcare screenings, transportation to and from your scheduled healthcare visits and so much more.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will host a forum where community leaders will discuss housing opportunities and challenges minority groups face. Evelyn Locklin, The Harris Center's Director of Emergency Services and Residential Programs, will participate in the forum.
Jail Re-Entry Program: Mr. Simon* is an Iraq War veteran who was referred to us by Brothers in Arms, a program assisting veterans at the Harris County jail. Shortly before Mr. Simon was released, we offered him a bed at our new Jail Re-Entry program during the time Veterans Affairs coordinated permanent housing for him. Mr. Simon was admitted to our program on Jan. 11 this year.
We found Tamala* in uninhabitable living conditions. She had been homeless for many years and was separated from her husband in attempts to find suitable living. She had been trying to get in contact with her husband and buy a ticket to North Carolina where her husband had settled in with housing and a job.
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