January 13, 2019

Texas Issues February SNAP Food Benefits Early

Texas announced today it is providing February food benefits early to thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients. The early benefits will give recipients an extended period of time to manage their resources, given the ongoing federal government shutdown and uncertainty about future federal program funding.

October 25, 2018

Texas Provides Millions of Bottles of Water to Austin Schools

With an ongoing boil-water notice in effect for the for the Austin area, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is supplying millions of bottles of water to local schools and other public institutions. 

October 9, 2018

Texas HHSC Receives $46M Grant to Fight Opioid Use Disorders

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has new resources to fight opioid use disorders in Texas.

October 8, 2018

HHSC Awards $2M in Grants for High-Needs Children in Foster Care

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $2 million in grant funds to four nonprofit organizations and one Local Mental Health Authority in Texas. Funding will go to increase access to targeted case management and psychiatric rehabilitative services for high-needs children in the foster care system.

August 15, 2018

Texas Offers Mental Health Help For Harvey Survivors

Hurricane Harvey survivors may experience renewed stress as the disaster's anniversary date approaches, and the federally funded Texans Recovering Together program is offering free counseling, education and local resource referrals to help survivors and communities recover.

August 10, 2018

Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

HHS has announced it is awarding up to $6.6 million in fiscal year 2019 grant funds as part of the second phase of the state's Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals.

May 23, 2018

Texas Awards Millions For Community Mental Health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $15 million in grant funds to 31 governmental entities and nonprofit organizations located across the state to provide mental health services to communities.

May 3, 2018

After Decades of Public Service, Smith Announces Retirement

Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announces his retirement from state service effective May 31.

May 2, 2018

Rally at Capitol Focuses on Children’s Mental Health Awareness

An event at the Capitol on May 5 will recognize Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week with music, a rally and speakers highlighting this year's theme of help and hope after trauma.

April 16, 2018

Richmond State Supported Living Center Celebrates 50 Years

The Richmond State Supported Living Center is celebrating the center’s 50 years of service this month and will be the focus of an April 17 Volunteer Services Council celebration and brunch event for elected officials to learn more about the staff’s work at the facility.