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Strategic Plan for
Fiscal Years 2022-2024

Our new strategic plan is now posted on our website. Read about our focus areas, goals and strategies as we continue our mission of transforming lives.

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The Respite, Rehabilitation,
and Re-Entry Center

The City of Houston and Harris County have each invested $5 million toward the new COVID-19 Homeless Respite, Rehabilitation, and Re-Entry Center to fill the need for a safe, clean, and secure place of respite and rehabilitation in our community.

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Crisis Line

24 –hour Crisis Line - The Crisis Line is available 24 hours per day/7 days per week. It serves anyone in Harris County who is experiencing a mental health and/or an intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) related crisis. If you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis, you may call The Harris Center Crisis Line at 713-970-7000, option 1.

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Transforming Lives

Welcome to The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. Our work is centered around the individuals we serve. Our breadth and depth of services are designed to treat the whole person within a warm and caring environment. Providing the highest level of quality and integrated care, we work to successfully navigate the complexities of each individual, nurturing them along the way and, ultimately, transforming lives.

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Our Services

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD strives to provide high-quality, efficient, and cost-effective services so that persons with mental disabilities may live with dignity as fully functioning, participating, and contributing members of our community. We do not deny services based on a patient’s inability to pay for any reason, including race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Discounts are available based on family size and income, and a sliding scale rate schedule is available.


If you need immediate assistance for a mental health or intellectual and developmental disabilities-related crisis, or if you are a current client and have an after-hours medication concern, please call our 24-hour Crisis Line at 713-970-7000, option 1, to speak with a crisis counselor. If this is not a crisis, but you are interested in receiving information on available services, please press option 2.


Charity Care Policy


Discounted Sliding Fee Scale 
(In Spanish: Tarifas Mensuales de Capacidad de Pago)


Current Employees

If you are a current employee exploring new opportunities within The Harris Center, please navigate to My Information > My Career by logging into the link below.

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Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program

Prompt and high quality assessments, and efficient stabilization services for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Intellectual Disability & Autism Services

From respite care to Home and Community-based Services and day habilitation drop-in programs, we coordinate caring, compassionate support for individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their loved ones.

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Forensic Mental Health Services

Effective assessment and treatment in the community and in supervised settings for clients who are involved in the criminal justice system.

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Harris County Mental Health Jail Diversion Program

This voluntary program serves as a one-stop shop for law enforcement to divert persons with mental illness who have been picked up for low-level, non-violent offenses, such as trespass. 

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Contact Us

If you need assistance, please call our 24-hour Access and Crisis Line at 713-970-7000.  Press 1 if you are in a crisis. 

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Mental Health First Aid Classes

Mental Health First Aid is an international, evidence-based program that teaches people to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges. Visit  www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org for more information.

Epic Welcome Kiosk Pilot Program

The Epic implementation team is working on a new pilot program to bring kiosks to the clinics with the highest traffic. The kiosk machines will provide clients a streamlined check-in experience