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Agency News

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Jail Diversion: 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.

The right help just in time

The right help just in time

"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.

Holiday Drive-Thru 2020

Holiday Drive-Thru 2020

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.

Human Trafficking Virtual Workshops, Nov. 6, 12 & 18

Human Trafficking Virtual Workshops, Nov. 6, 12 & 18

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:

  • Information about human trafficking
  • How accurate the portrayal of human trafficking is in the media
  • How to protect myself, love ones and my community from human trafficking

Harris County and the City of Houston Partner to Fund new COVID-19 Homeless Respite and Rehabilitation Center

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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