The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The Harris Center provides a full continuum of services to 86 sites across Harris County.
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Our mission is to transform the lives of people with behavioral health and IDD needs. The Harris Center is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas. Our vision is to empower people with behavioral health and IDD needs to improve their lives through an accessible, integrated and comprehensive recovery-oriented system of care.

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Parents – we know your children mean the world to you. Prioritizing your mental health as a parent is good for the famil...
01/08/2021

Parents – we know your children mean the world to you. Prioritizing your mental health as a parent is good for the family. If you need to talk, call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

Dr. Evanthe Collins was a key presenter today at the @NationalCouncil  webinar on Diversity, Equity, and Engagement. Dr....
01/04/2021

Dr. Evanthe Collins was a key presenter today at the @NationalCouncil webinar on Diversity, Equity, and Engagement. Dr. Collins shared helpful insights on Workplace Bias and BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color).

Our Director of Access, Jennifer Battle, shared information about the COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line on Fox 26 Hous...
12/29/2020

Our Director of Access, Jennifer Battle, shared information about the COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line on Fox 26 Houston's Morning Show. In times like these, it can be helpful to talk to someone, especially if you’re facing anxiety, depression or stress. We are here for you.

Last Saturday, The Harris Center hosted its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the new Respite, Rehabilitation and Re-Entr...
12/28/2020

Last Saturday, The Harris Center hosted its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the new Respite, Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Center. 180 employees working high-risk areas, serving clients face-to-face, received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. We are excited about the ability to offer the vaccine to our team members as we continue to work towards minimizing the risk of spread in our community.

The changes and adaptations everyone has had to make during this pandemic seem to be endless. Coming across friendly peo...
12/16/2020

The changes and adaptations everyone has had to make during this pandemic seem to be endless. Coming across friendly people who greet you with a smile can feel like a ray of sunshine. Roberto Maldonado and Stacey Reynolds are two team members who have been that and more for our team. They're the ones who greet everyone who comes to our 9401 location, take our temperature, and make us feel welcome. Our CEO, Wayne Young, gave them “THE GAME BALL” in appreciation.

How do I know if my 6 to 10-year-old is struggling with #COVID19? They may be angry, destructive or even revert to young...
12/16/2020
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

How do I know if my 6 to 10-year-old is struggling with #COVID19? They may be angry, destructive or even revert to younger behavior, like asking you to feed or dress them. @SamhSa can help you talk to your kids. #TexansRecoveringTogether
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/PEP20-01-01-006

This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.

Model good mental health behaviors for your kids. Keep a routine, exercise regularly, meditate and try to express your f...
12/14/2020

Model good mental health behaviors for your kids. Keep a routine, exercise regularly, meditate and try to express your feelings instead of bottling them up. If you need to talk, call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. You can reach our local Crisis Counseling Program team at 833-927-1806. #TexansRecoveringTogether

Thank you to everyone who came by our holiday drive-thru!
12/11/2020

Thank you to everyone who came by our holiday drive-thru!

12/11/2020

Santa is here at The Harris Center! Santa and crew will be here until 11:30 am. Come on to our holiday drive-thru for a free photo with Santa, a goodie bag and lots of holiday cheer!

For parents and caregivers of children with learning disabilities, this guide offers resources, activities and tools jus...
12/11/2020
COVID-19 Resources for Parents of Children with Intellectual or Other Developmental Disabilities

For parents and caregivers of children with learning disabilities, this guide offers resources, activities and tools just for you. For help coping with the stress of #COVID19, call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/COVID-19-Resources-for-Parents-of-Children-with-Intellectual-or-Other-Developmental-Disabilities.html?soid=1114625386453&aid=7uHDuQO0UDE

12/11/2020

Happening now! Join us for a winter wonderland holiday drive-thru today from 9-11:30am. Stop by our 9401 SW FWY location and follow the signage to take a free pic with Santa, enjoy the décor, and receive a free goody bag.

12/10/2020

Tomorrow: ‘Tis the season for a fun holiday drive-thru! Join us at the 9401 SW Fwy location from 9-11:30am to celebrate the holidays, take a free picture with Santa and receive a free goody bag. No RSVP needed.

Teenagers are going through developmental changes while coping with a pandemic. Educators can help by being good listene...
12/09/2020
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Teenagers are going through developmental changes while coping with a pandemic. Educators can help by being good listeners and offering healthy activities. Volunteering, drawing and writing about their feelings can help teens cope. Call our local Crisis Counseling Program for more free tips: 833-927-1806. #TexansRecoveringTogether Tips from @SamhSa:
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/PEP20-01-01-006

This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.

Signs children ages 6 to 10 are anxious or stressed include pulling away from friends or acting younger than their age. ...
12/08/2020
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Signs children ages 6 to 10 are anxious or stressed include pulling away from friends or acting younger than their age. Kids may also get angry for no reason or easily distracted. Here are some tips for helping them cope. #TexansRecoveringTogether
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/PEP20-01-01-006

This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.

12/07/2020

Join us this Friday the 11th for a fun holiday drive-thru. Stop by our 9401 SW Fwy building from 9-11:30am to enjoy the holiday décor, take a free picture with Santa and receive a free goody bag!

12/04/2020

Adults can help children see the good in a traumatic situation like #COVID19. Point out the selfless acts of frontline workers and ways your community is supporting one another. Recognizing the positive can improve mental health. #TexansRecoveringTogether

12/04/2020
The Respite, Rehab, and Re-Entry Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

An estimated 15-25% of individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Harris County and the greater Houston area have severe mental health issues making it difficult for city, county, and local partners to quickly assist and house them out of harm’s way.

The new Respite, Rehabilitation, and Re-Entry Center will not only provide proper housing options to those in need, but the facilities will house our cutting-edge services and programs to address the psychological, emotional, occupational, interpersonal, health and other effects to support their ability to function in society.

Join us in celebrating this momentous occasion alongside our partnering governmental officials.

Special thanks to: Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Representative Garnet Coleman, Adrian Garcia, Rodney Ellis, Kim Ogg Harris County District Attorney for their support and contributions to this initiative.

#COVID19 #Homeless #HarrisCounty #Houston #JailDiversion #MentalHealth

12/04/2020
The Respite, Rehab, and Re-Entry Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

An estimated 15-25% of individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Harris County and the greater Houston area have severe mental health needs making it difficult for city, county, and local partners to quickly assist and house them out of harm’s way.

The new Respite, Rehabilitation, and Re-Entry Center will not only provide proper housing options to those in need, but the facililties will house our cutting-edge services and programs to address the psychological, emotional, occupational, interpersonal, health and other effects to support their ability to function in society.

Join us in celebrating this momentous occasion alongside our partnering govenmental officials.

Special thanks to: Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Representative Garnet Coleman, Adrian Garcia, Rodney Ellis, Kim Ogg Harris County District Attorney for their support and contributions to this initiative.

#COVID19 #Homeless #HarrisCounty #Houston #JailDiversion #MentalHealth

12/03/2020

Tomorrow on Facebook Live: Virtual ribbon cutting of the COVID-19 Community-Wide Homeless Housing & Mental Health Respite Initiative. The center will provide housing and cutting-edge services for individuals with mental health illness in Harris County.

https://www.facebook.com/TheHarrisCenterForMentalHealthandIDD

12/02/2020

In two days: The opening of the new Respite, Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Center has given many homeless individuals who have mental illness a chance to receive the care they need. Get a sneak peak of the new facilities on Friday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Follow The Harris Center's page
for the Facebook Live stream of this special virtual event. #mentalhealth #Houston #HarrisCounty

https://www.facebook.com/TheHarrisCenterForMentalHealthandIDD

Teachers – your mental health matters. The old adage that you must take care of yourself before you can take care of oth...
12/02/2020

Teachers – your mental health matters. The old adage that you must take care of yourself before you can take care of others is true. Make time for stress-relieving activities. If you need to talk, call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

We are here for you!
12/01/2020

We are here for you!

Help your 6 to 10-year-old manage the stress of #COVID19. Encourage them to draw, write or do something to help others, ...
12/01/2020
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Help your 6 to 10-year-old manage the stress of #COVID19. Encourage them to draw, write or do something to help others, like calling a lonely family member. Call us for more free tips: 833-927-1806. #TexansRecoveringTogether
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/PEP20-01-01-006

This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.

11/30/2020

This Friday: Community leaders will discuss the COVID-19 Community-Wide Homeless Housing & Mental Health Respite Initiative. This program will transition at-risk individuals with mental illness off the streets and out of crowded shelters and into new innovative services. Follow us to watch the live virtual ribbon cutting ceremony. #mentalhealth #Houston #HarrisCounty

https://www.facebook.com/TheHarrisCenterForMentalHealthandIDD

As a public health response, The Harris Center, the City of Houston, and Harris County have developed the COVID-19 Commu...
11/30/2020

As a public health response, The Harris Center, the City of Houston, and Harris County have developed the COVID-19 Community-Wide Homeless Housing & Mental Health Respite Initiative. Watch the virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. to learn more about the impact of this new initiative #Houston #mentalhealth

https://www.facebook.com/TheHarrisCenterForMentalHealthandIDD

Most children want to talk about how #COVID19 is affecting them. Be a good listener. Accept and validate their feelings....
11/27/2020

Most children want to talk about how #COVID19 is affecting them. Be a good listener. Accept and validate their feelings. Tell them sadness, anger or whatever they’re feeling is OK. Talking helps us process our emotions. #TexansRecoveringTogether

The Cy-Fair ISD Mental Health Intervention Team invited representatives of The Harris Center's IDD, Project CHANGE, MCOT...
11/25/2020

The Cy-Fair ISD Mental Health Intervention Team invited representatives of The Harris Center's IDD, Project CHANGE, MCOT, and YES Waiver programs to discuss how our programs work to help support families. Through this Facebook live interview, CFISD followers will learn more about crisis intervention and intensive wraparound services for youth and families. From the first call to set-up an intake, to what to expect when you're enrolled, this interview gives a quick look at how easy it can be to get connected.

Teachers – watch for these signs that a child aged 6-10 might be anxious or stressed. They may pull away from friends, b...
11/25/2020
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Teachers – watch for these signs that a child aged 6-10 might be anxious or stressed. They may pull away from friends, be angry for no reason, get easily distracted or act younger than their age. Call 833-927-1806 for more free tips. Learn more from @SAMHSA:
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/PEP20-01-01-006 #TexansRecoveringTogether

This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.

Parents/caregivers! @Sesame-Street is a go-to spot for activities that support young children during #COVID19. It’s choc...
11/23/2020
Caring for Each Other

Parents/caregivers! @Sesame-Street is a go-to spot for activities that support young children during #COVID19. It’s chock-full of videos, games and interactive experiences that bring comfort and playful learning to this moment. #TexansRecoveringTogether
https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring

Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis.

College students – how are you creating structure during this weird time? Even if you’re home with your family and going...
11/20/2020

College students – how are you creating structure during this weird time? Even if you’re home with your family and going to college from your old bedroom, routines can help your mental health. Try waking up and going to bed at the same time each day. You always also call us at at 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

We're looking forward to The Arc’s Virtual Candy Cane Ball! Click the link to register for this fun filled evening. Atte...
11/19/2020

We're looking forward to The Arc’s Virtual Candy Cane Ball! Click the link to register for this fun filled evening. Attendees will receive special party packs with fun hats, silly glasses, jingle bell necklaces, candy canes, and so much more.

For Individual Registration - http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5700799/

For Group Home Registration - https://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5700940/

Candy Cane Ball will be virtual this year. We've been hosting virtual dances since April and having so much fun! We'll have some special surprises for the Candy Cane Ball. Don't miss it! Go to www.aogh.org for more info and to register. The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

Address

9401 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX
77074

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(713) 970-7000

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