Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) provides millions of Texans with services each year. If you need medical care or food for your children, dignified care in a nursing home or assisted living facility, to find someone to provide services so you can live independently – HHS is at the ready.
Experienced HHS employees respond to the long-term needs of older Texans by ensuring the safety and dignity of people who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. They also arrange for services for older people who need a help staying home. And they support families providing care for their loved ones.
More than 3.4 million Texans have a disability. HHS offers an array of services to meet their needs, whether it is providing options to a family whose child was just diagnosed with disability, helping find independent housing, working with community partners to create jobs, or finding someone to provide services to keep people out of institutions.
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Blind and Visually Impaired
- Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Early Childhood Intervention
- How to Pay for Services
- Intellectual or Development Disabilities (IDD) – Long-term Care
- Medical or Physical Disabilities
- Person-centered Planning
- Service Coordination
Texans have a long history of helping out neighbors in need. HHS employees carry on that tradition at the state level by helping Texans families get temporary food, health care and cash assistance.
By providing a range of services to keep Texans healthy, HHS employees are not only ensuring direct services are provided to those who qualify, but also are helping to improve the overall health of all Texans.
Texas Health and Human Services offers several programs for families and specific populations who may experience mental health or substance use or misuse issues.
Wanting to feel safe is a basic human need. HHS responds by providing services that range from investigating complaints of abuse and neglect, to finding safe places for children to live, to ensuring childcare and other contracted providers adhere to state and federal standards, to giving families information about how to act safely. And if an emergency happens, HHS also is there to ensure short-term services are provided to those who qualify for them.