Texas Awards Millions For Veterans’ Mental Health
Date: March 26, 2018
Contact: Kelli Weldon, 512-424-6951
AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today it is awarding $10 million in grant funds to 20 organizations across the state for phase three of the state’s Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program.
Sen. Jane Nelson’s Senate Bill 55 established the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program in 2016. As a Result the grants help expand and coordinate access to mental health and supportive services for veterans and their families. Some examples of services include face-to-face counseling and tele-counseling for rural communities.
“As the daughter of a World War II veteran, I am pleased to see this program is giving veterans and their families access to quality mental health services,” said Sen. Nelson. “By bringing together state and local organizations—along with the private sector—they are meeting the needs of our veterans.”
All selected grantees participate in a community collaborative, partnering with local nonprofit and veterans service organizations, faith-based organizations, local businesses and government agencies to address their communities needs. Grantees are required to match the state’s award on a dollar-for-dollar basis to demonstrate their commitment to addressing the needs of Texas veterans and families living in their communities.
Three organizations have been selected for Hood County
The closest facility to hood county is Recovery Resource Council located in Fort Worth at 2700 Airport Freeway. Recovery Resource Council launched the Enduring Families Veterans Counseling Center in April 2016. The counseling center has been designed to facilitate individual counseling, marriage counseling, and family therapy along with other types of services. To learn more visit. https://recoverycouncil.org/
The other two locations listed for Hood County Veterans included the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
For more information on accessing behavioral health services in Texas, please visit https://MentalHealthTX.org.
For more information on services for Texas veterans, families and their survivors, visit https://veterans.portal.texas.gov/