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HHSC Awards $15 Million in Grant Funding for Mental Health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $15 million in grant funds to 31 governmental entities and nonprofit organizations located across the state to provide mental health services to communities.

Grants will fund community programs to expand treatment, promote recovery and improve quality of life for individuals with mental illness. Examples of expanded treatment and services include supported housing, coordinated jail release, behavioral health services in schools and peer support services.

The following organizations have been selected to receive funding for the grant program and will begin providing services in the proposed counties listed pending execution of contracts:

·         Amistad Community Health Center – Nueces County

·         Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas – Jefferson County

·         Boys and Girls Club of Pharr – Hidalgo County

·         Children's Medical Center Dallas – Dallas County

·         Collin County – Collin County

·         Communities In Schools Houston – Harris County

·         Communities In Schools North Texas – Denton County

·         Community Hope Projects, Inc. – Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties

·         CommUnity Care – Travis County

·         Covenant Health System Foundation – Lubbock County

·         Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation – Ellis, Erath, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties

·         Depelchin Children’s Center – Harris County

·         Ecumenical Center – Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brooks, Cameron, Comal, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kleberg, Kimble, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Medina, Nueces, Real, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, Willacy, Webb and Zapata counties

·         Family Support Services of Amarillo – Potter and Randall counties

·         Foundation Communities – Travis County

·         Gregg County – Gregg County

·         Harris County – Harris County

·         Hope Fort Bend Clubhouse – Fort Bend County

·         Joven – Bexar County

·         National Alliance on Mental Illness – Bell, Bexar, Denton, El Paso, Jones, Nueces, Smith, Tarrant, Taylor and Travis counties

·         NEWCO – Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties

·         Project Vida Health Center – El Paso County

·         SAMMinistries – Bexar County

·         San Antonio Clubhouse – Bexar County

·         Texas Tech University Health Science Center – Armstrong, Carson, Deaf Smith, Hutchison, Moore, Oldham, Potter, Randall and Swisher counties

·         The Women's Home – Harris County

·         United Way Amarillo Canyon – Dallam, Potter and Randall counties

·         United Way Denton County – Denton County

·         University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Cameron and Hidalgo counties

·         University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas County

·         West Texas A&M University – Randall County