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Current Solicitations

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD regularly issues Solicitations for services, equipment and supplies related to our operations. The following links are provided as resources in the solicitation process. It is the responsibility of the potential vendor/contractor to comply with the submission requirements as outlined in the Solicitation.

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RFA - To Provide: “Housing” Open Enrollment


THE HARRIS CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH and IDD (formerly known as Mental Health Mental Retardation of Harris County) will be accepting responses to a Request for Application(RFA) for the following service:

 

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (The Harris Center), through its Houston Downtown Management District Program (HDMD), is offering to contract with housing facilities to provide short term housing (3 months) to identified clients of the HDMD Program.

 

Overview of Program:

 

The Houston Downtown Management District and The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD collaboratively identify adults experiencing chronic homelessness and exhibiting symptoms of mental illness in downtown Houston. The Harris Center Care Coordinator engages these individuals into ongoing mental health treatment through the provision of intensive crisis intervention and wraparound care coordination services.  The Harris Center Care Coordinator assists with early identification of symptoms of mental illness, treatment compliance, and human service delivery. The wraparound model is used to assist the individual with accessing and maintaining mental health services, reintegration into the community, and housing acquisition and retention.

 

The target population includes adults who are experiencing chronic homelessness and mental illness. The Houston Downtown Management District identifies and refers individuals based on frequency and duration of homelessness and apparent need for mental health services to the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Care Coordinator.                                                 

 

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD partners with the Houston Downtown Management District in assisting individuals with acquiring and maintaining stable housing and mental health services. This program takes a trauma informed approach to providing recovery oriented, wraparound services to the homeless community in downtown Houston who are experiencing mental illness. This program actively utilizes the least restrictive means of care to engage individuals into necessary services and helps to develop community supports that will assist with transitioning from the streets into a stable, safe environment. Retaining stable housing and mental health care are the primary goals of the Houston Downtown Management District program.

 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the housing need is immediate. If selected, your application will remain open for two years.

 

Updated 2018 Application Packet