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Vendor/Contractor Registration


The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD partners with Public | Purchase, to provide free Vendor Registration.To Register with The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD please click on the link and follow the instructions provided. The Harris Center Vendor Registration 

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 - Diversion Center 2018

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 Jail Diversion Center is offering to contract with housing facilities to provide emergency, temporary, or permanent housing to identified clients of the Jail Diversion Center and supportive programs.


Overview of Program:


The Jail Diversion Center is a pre arrest alternative to incarceration for individuals with mental illness who have committed non – violent, low level offenses, with INITIAL focus on trespassers. Care Coordinators as well as licensed clinicians will provide assessments, integrated care plans and treatment to assist in an individual’s stabilization. Clients will engage in psychosocial programming, peer support and daily activities. Care Coordinators or licensed clinicians will provide extensive discharge planning to coordinate access to housing, social services and treatment post discharge, utilizing case managers and peer support.


Vendor’s Role:


In addition to the care coordination services described above, The HARRIS CENTER will provide emergency, temporary, or permanent housing. We are seeking a pool of Vendors to provide housing to the clients enrolled in The HARRIS CENTER’S Jail Diversion Center. All program participants will be eligible to receive Housing Choice Vouchers prior to any permanent housing placement.  


Updated RFA Diversion Center 2018 Application

Draft RFA Contract Jail Diversion 2018