Harris County Home and Community Based Services (HCS) Program

Harris County Home and Community Based Services (HCS) Program Have you made the call? Sign-up for HCS today by calling (713) 970-7799 (available 24 hrs)


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What is HCS? ‘HCS’ is Home and Community-based Services. The HCS program provides supports to eligible persons as an alternative to the Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) program. Services are available to persons living in their own home, living with their family or paid companion, or living in small group homes.


Who is Eligible for Services?
Adults and children with mentalretardation or a related condition.


What Services are Offered? Services may include: ▪ Supported Home Living▪ Day Habilitation▪ Nursing▪ Supported Employment▪ Dental Treatment▪ Adaptive Aids▪ Minor Home Modifications▪ Respite▪ Specialized Therapies▪ Residential Assistance


How Do I Enroll? Enrolling in HCS is easy, call (713) 970-7799 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also call (713) 970-3449 to speak directly with a representative.


Is there a waiting list? There is a waiting list for the Home and Community Based Services (HCS)program. The HCS waiting list is a statewide list but each community MHMR center maintains the HCS waiting list for people in their service area.


How do I find out if I am already on the waiting list? To find out if you are on the HCS waiting list or for general information about the HCS program, please call 713-970-3449.


Why do I need to sign up now? Individuals are offered HCS services in the order that they are placed on the statewide HCS waiting list. Because it is estimated that the waiting time for HCS services may be from eight (8) to ten (10) years, it is important to get on the waiting list as early as possible.


Do you have to move out of your home to receive HCS? No. A person can receive HCS services in the family home, in their own home, in a foster home or in a residence operated by the HCS provider.


7011 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX

Call Metro at (713) 635-4000

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm


(713) 970-7000


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