What is a Community Center?
Texas Community Centers are units of local government. Locally sponsored by counties, cities, hospital districts and school districts, each Center is governed by a publicly appointed Board of Trustees comprised of local leaders that represent the diversity and best interests of communities, families, and consumers.
Benefits to All Texans
As one of the fastest growing states in our nation, representing the 2nd largest population, the success, vitality, and security of every Texas community depends on the good health and productivity of its citizens.
The Community Centers of Texas:
- Manage and provide lower cost community-based services across all 254 Texas counties, touching the lives of more than 500,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, serious mental illness and substance use disorders
- Provide a vital lifeline for Texans in mental health emergency and crisis situations, including veterans and their families
- Represent a public investment in essential services that reduce demand on higher cost government systems, including institutions, jails, prisons, hospitals, and other local health care entities
- Ensure local control of resources, responsiveness to community needs, partnerships with local law enforcement, schools, healthcare entities and other community-based organizations