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On Thursday, February 4th, Have Shears Will Travel began providing free haircuts to our men and women served at our 6160 location. The RV will return on the first Thursday of every month.
Have Shears Will Travel is a non-profit hair care service that will travel on-site to serve the needs of clients unable to go to a salon or barber shop due to physical disabilities, lack of transportation or inability to pay for service. They currently serve the clients of Family Promise, HAAM, Family Time, Angela House , Mission of Yahweh, Covenant House, Bering Omega, Harbor Hospice, Open Door Mission, SEARCH, Santa Maria Hostel, Kingwood Rehab, Salvation Army Family Residence, St. Joseph's House, Cullen Adult Day Care and Lord of the Streets.
Visit the program's website to learn more about their mission.
The Harris Center is happy to announce the third new location providing Saturday services for adults to enroll in ongoing mental health care. The Southeast location on (5901 Long Dr
Houston, TX 77087) is the newest addition to the two other sites providing this service on Saturday: (9401 Southwest Freeway and 3737 Dacoma St Houston, TX 77092). The Southeast Community Service Center will begin enrolling adults on Saturdays starting April 27, 2019.
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. The Saturday enrollment service for adults kicked in January this year at our Southwest Community Service Center (9401 Southwest Freeway, Houston). The Northwest Community Service Center will also provide this service starting Saturday, March 23, 2019.
8 am to 5 pm every Saturday at
3737 Dacoma St Houston, TX 77092
Anyone who has lived in Houston for a little over a week has come across people who speak a language other than English. As one of the most diverse cities of the world, Houston is home to people from all the continents, and a substantial portion of them are not fluent in English. These individuals make up a significant amount of Harris Center clientele.
Wayne Young, MBA, LPC, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Wayne Young currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (The Harris Center), the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority for Harris County. As the CEO of the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, Mr. Young oversees the planning and delivery of behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities services to over 88,000 people per year and manages an annual budget of over $270 million.
HOUSTON – Feb. 11, 2020 – The Board of Trustees of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD approved today a significant step to move forward with the implementation of an Electronic Health Record system (EHR) that will bring improved health outcomes for those with serious mental illness in Harris County. The Harris Center is working with Harris Health System to implement a tailored to fit EHR to support the center’s complex health care operations.
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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, regardless of their ability to pay based on a sliding scale rate schedule.
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