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Tag us in your images on social media to show The Harris Center how you choose to #MakeADifference in your community! Learn more about The Harris Center's 1215 Dennis living facility.
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD has a 25 bed transitional living facility located at 1215 Dennis. The program encompasses a setting that fosters and promotes wellness and behavioral health wrap around supports for those transitioning from homelessness. The Harris Center provides supported single room occupancy (SRO) housing with onsite programming. The following services are provided:
Onsite supportive leadership
Substance use groups
"This program instills in you good habits. With so many people rooting for you here, you don't want to let them down" - Resident
"We all come in here with low self-esteem and they make you feel so welcome" - Resident
"I was living on the streets and it is because of God that I am here today in this program" - Resident
We are encouraging the public and other organizations in Houston to tag The Harris Center on social media & use the hashtag #MakeADifference to showcase how YOU choose to transform a life!
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HOUSTON, October 1, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the vulnerability of individuals who are homeless and have mental illnesses. It is not only the unhealthy conditions on the streets that make the unsheltered homeless “at-risk” to COVID-19; most suffer from underlying, chronic health conditions. An estimated 15-25% of individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Harris County and the greater Houston area suffer from severe mental health issues making it difficult for city, county and local partners to quickly assist and house them out of harm’s way. Social distancing requirements have also reduced homeless shelter capacity. These extremely acute individuals have a large impact on first responders and hospitals by routinely requiring emergency intervention. These individuals increase the risk of COVID-19 exposure to first responders and the community
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.
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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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