Community Centers provide a range of behavioral health services to improve the health and well-being of people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders.
Texas Council supports Community Centers in their mission to provide high-quality community-based care through advocacy, policy work, capacity building, and technical assistance.
Texas Council efforts focus on:
- Maximizing on expertise within the statewide Community Center system, drawing upon local successes and strengths to improve service provision systemwide
- Promoting and developing best practices and innovation by implementing statewide initiatives, facilitating workgroups, leadership development and educational resources
- Pursuing federal Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) certification for all Centers
- Securing funding sources, such as a grant from the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net, to enhance statewide operational models and access to care
- Representation and networking at local, state and national levels
Many Centers historically have provided substance addiction services to best meet clients’ needs. Recognizing that mental illness and substance addiction are frequently co-occurring, Centers are moving together as a system to integrate services to better meet needs and improve outcomes.