Mental illness such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders can be debilitating for individuals and their loved ones. At The Harris Center, we have an inherent passion for helping our clients live to their fullest potential. This is why we work with individuals and their families to create service plans that are specially designed to meet the needs of each person.
We are delighted to share with you a few client success stories
Respite, Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Center
June 8, 2021
Equipped and Reunited - We found Tamala* in uninhabitable living conditions. She had been homeless for many years and was separated from her husband in attempts to find suitable living. She had been trying to get in contact with her husband and buy a ticket to North Carolina where her husband had settled in with housing and a job.
June 22, 2021
Client Experiencing Chronic Homelessness for over 20 Years - Javier* was referred to the Respite, Rehabilitation and Re-Entry center by the Coalition of the Homeless. He had experienced chronic homelessness for over 20 years, and also faced substance abuse challenges and bipolar disorder.
March 1, 2021
Veteran Finds Hope - Mr. Simon* is an Iraq War veteran who was referred to us by Brothers in Arms, a program assisting veterans at the Harris County jail. Shortly before Mr. Simon was released, we offered him a bed at our new Jail Re-Entry program during the time Veterans Affairs coordinated permanent housing for him. Mr. Simon was admitted to our program on Jan. 11 this year.
Nov. 23, 2020
Pathway to Serenity - A male consumer came to our Jail Diversion Center with a long history of substance abuse which was causing multiple problems in his life including difficulty holding a job, strained relations with his loving and supportive family, and repeated homelessness. Staff were working to coordinate transitional housing placement for him, but he left the Center without notice, saying he was going back to stay with family.
SW Child and Adolescent Services
Nov. 10, 2020
Honor Roll Student - The Trevino family has a daughter who's 9 years old diagnosed with ODD and ADHD. Belinda* came into services because she has presented at school uncooperative, verbally/physically aggressive towards classmates and teachers, and she engaged in fights with her mother to the point where she pulled kitchen knives on her.
Sept. 21, 2020
Stuck in the Railroad Tracks - Through The Harris Center’s partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a Lifeline call in the area we cover was answered by our Crisis Line. The caller was inebriated and sitting on the railroad tracks with the intent to die.
Crisis Counseling Program
Nov. 30, 2020
Reducing and Managing Stress - I received a call from a woman who was depressed and felt like no one appreciated her. She stated that her sons always responded when she requested assistance, but they never just called to check on her and say 'hello.'
Sept. 28, 2020
Road to Recovery - Clara* was referred to Peer Services by her SAI and she has been attending peer groups daily for the past year. She came to group to learn coping skills for her schizophrenia and to socialize with her fellow group members.