Consumer-Operated Service Providers

Consumer-Operated Service Providers are an evidence-based practice program recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. COSPs are independent organizations operated and governed by people in recovery, and a central feature of their services is peer support. These providers have a unique and valuable role in a recovery-oriented system of care.

Providers focus on the core purposes of public education, advocacy and peer-based and other recovery support services. Visit the Peer Support Services webpage to learn more.

Providers

COSP providers are funded by the state and subcontracted through the local mental health authority. The providers are:

Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers

(formerly known as the Agape Center)
LMHA: Texas Panhandle Centers
Website: aamhc.us

Austin Area Mental Health Consumers

LMHA: Integral Care
Website: austinmhc.org

Cherokee County Peer Support Group (Jacksonville)

Depression Connection for Recovery (Fort Worth)

LMHA: My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
Website: depressionconnection.org

Mental Health America of Abilene

(new name of Advocates of Abilene after they merged with the local Mental Health America chapter)
LMHA: Betty Hardwick Center
Website: abilenemha.org

Prosumers (chapters in San Antonio and Houston)

LMHA: The Center for Health Care Services
Website: theprosumers.org (Click on "Meetings" to reach the San Antonio and Houston chapters.)

River City Advocacy (New Braunfels)

LMHA: Hill Country MHDD Centers
Website: rivercityadvocacy.org

Training

Peer specialists can learn more about training and certification in Texas at Via Hope.

Resources

Statutes/Rules

House Bill (H.B.) 1486, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 (PDF) directed the Texas Health and Human Service Commission to create a Medicaid benefit for peer support services.

Contact Us

Email: AdultMH@hhsc.state.tx.us