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Letter by a Housing Program Client

Letter by a Housing Program Client

"I was a single man just trying to make it on my way. I was the type of person to be a fair and honest, respectful man working for a living. I was going from job to job, never really holding a job down because of my alcoholic problems. I didn’t want to admit to myself and my family that I had a severe problem with alcohol.

 

I felt everything came crashing down in 2020 when I lost my job at Dr. Pepper. Eventually, I lost my apartment, and I had to stay in a shelter. I also had mental problems I didn’t want to deal with.

Meet our new Administrative Fellow, Bianca Daswani

The Harris Center is pleased to announce Bianca Daswani as the organization’s new Administrative Fellow.

 

Daswani comes to The Harris Center after working as a Graduate Assistant at Texas Woman’s University and as a Business Operations Intern at Legacy Community Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Houston and will receive a dual Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics from Texas Woman’s University in Spring 2022.

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Provides Counseling to Astroworld Festival Attendees

Nov. 15, 2021 – HOUSTON - A person’s response to a traumatic event can vary. Depending on their history of past trauma, their direct exposure to the traumatic event and other factors, symptoms could carry on long after the event has passed. 

 

In an effort to support Houstonians following the tragic events at AstroWorld Festival, The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (The Harris Center) is offering counseling services to anyone impacted by these events – including friends and family members of those who have been impacted.  

MonaLisa Jiles Joins Board of Directors for the Treatment Advocacy Center

MonaLisa Jiles Joins Board of Directors for the Treatment Advocacy Center

​​​​​It is with great pleasure that we announce MonaLisa's appointment as a Board of Director for the Treatment Advocacy Center.

COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive for IDD Individuals

COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive for IDD Individuals

As an incentive for getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Division (IDD) of The Harris Center will provide a $50 gift card to the first 300 eligible IDD individuals.

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