HHS Hosts Mandela Washington Fellow From Zimbabwe
Tholakele Khumalo, a young professional from Zimbabwe, interned with HHS Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services as a Mandela Washington Fellow.
When Lafawndra Allen learned a resident under her care was taken to the hospital with an infection, she jumped into action. Allen’s work garnered her a national award and a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott.
Jesse Medina Jr., lobby attendant for Access and Eligibility Services, helps improve the lives of Texans by guiding them through the Texas HHS benefits application process.
Texas is working toward preventing suicide among young adults and veterans in the state, highlighting the resources available to people at risk of suicide and offering support for loved ones who can help.