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"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.
"Joseph visited a client who was in crisis when he arrived. Neighbors called police before Joseph arrived and he met police on scene. Neighbors informed dispatch that the client was brandishing a knife, exposing herself, and vulgarly offering to do sexually related things for money. Police responded accordingly with weapons drawn.
It’s that time of year! The Harris Center is proud to offer a fun and safe holiday drive-thru to all clients and their families. Stop by our 9401 SW Fwy location on Dec. 11 from 9-11:30am to join us. Participants will be able to get free pictures with Santa, a goody bag, and a wonderful time.
Join United Against Human Trafficking to participate in a virtual workshop to help identify and report human trafficking occurrences. In these workshops, participants will learn:
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
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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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