Mental Health Resource Guide for Parents, Teachers Updated

Texas Health and Human Services has updated the School-Mental Health Resource Guide, which provides resources to help parents and teachers find help for children with behavioral health needs.

Texas Music & Memory Effort Ramps Up With New Facilities, Study

The Music & Memory program provides MP3 players to seniors with dementia to help them reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories, which can improve quality of life and quality of care.

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.

Texas Provides Millions of Bottles of Water to Austin Schools

October 25, 2018

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. 

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

October 9, 2018

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

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

October 8, 2018

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.

Texas Offers Mental Health Help For Harvey Survivors

August 15, 2018

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.

Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

August 10, 2018

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.

Texas Awards Millions For Community Mental Health

May 23, 2018

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.

After Decades of Public Service, Smith Announces Retirement

May 3, 2018

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