Saturday Enrollment

Continuing our goal of increasing access to care, The Harris Center is happy to add a new Saturday location for adults to enroll in ongoing mental health care. Adults who are currently not enrolled in ongoing treatment at our outpatient mental health clinics may begin the enrollment process from 8 am to 5 pm at our new Saturday location, Southeast Community Service Center (5901 Long Dr Houston, TX 77087). The Harris Center also offers this service on Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm at our Southwest and Northwest Community Service Centers.

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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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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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Our Services

If you need immediate assistance for a mental health and/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.

Outpatient Mental Health Services

Provided at our outpatient clinics throughout Harris County, our treatment teams create service plans that are uniquely designed to meet the needs of each person based on diagnoses, symptoms and functioning levels.

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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 immediate assistance, please call our 24-hour Crisis Line at 713-970-7000, option 1. If this is not a crisis, please press option 2.

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The Right Talent, Right Now: The Harris Center and the H.E.A.R.T. Program Provide Summer Internships for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Every October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” As part of this month’s activities, The Harris Center is highlighting our recent summer internship collaboration with the H.E.A.R.T. Program.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

1 in 5 adults in the United States experience a mental health condition in a given year. Approximately 46.6 million adults in the United States face the reality of managing a mental illness every day.

Harris County Mental Health Jail Diversion Program

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg and The Harris Center’s CEO Wayne Young met with law enforcement leaders from throughout Harris County earlier today to give an update on the success of the Harris County Mental Health Jail Diversion Program, which includes the Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center.