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The Harris Center Foundation Supports Innovative Programs

The Harris Center Foundation Supports Innovative Programs

The Harris Center Foundation recognizes the passion, compassion and ingenuity of Harris Center staff – no one knows our mission and clients like our dedicated team members. So, The Harris Center Foundation has awarded up to $100,000 to programs enhancing care delivery for the people we serve.

Free Haircuts for Clients Served at our 6160 Location

Free Haircuts for Clients Served at our 6160 Location

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.

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

The Harris Center awarded $836,243 for Telehealth Services Infrastructure

 The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD received $836,243 from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program to enhance its telehealth service infrastructure. The FCC received funding for this program through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. The FCC funds will enable The Harris Center to further expand access to behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities services for Harris County residents via telehealth platforms.

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