Home and Community Based Services (HCS) in the Heart of Texas area - Click for Info

ADMISSION for routine services:

Adult Mental Health: 254.752.3451

Children/Adolescent Mental Health: 254.752.7889

Early Childhood Intervention:

Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities: 254.757.3933

Toll Free for all services:

Welcome! We hope this website will assist you in finding the services you require.

Who We Are

The Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center is made up of caring professionals who are dedicated to helping individuals and families cope with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, developmental delays, and emotional conflict. Currently we serve over 20,000 people each year in a six-county area. Read here for more...

Highlights and News

Striding for Wellness 5K

Strap on your running/walking shoes because

You are invited to our 1st Annual

This is a great opportunity to participate in a fun fitness activity with co-workers, friends, and family.

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Where: Heritage Square, corner of 3rd Street and Austin Avenue
Downtown Waco
Race starts at 8:30 AM

Registration is $20 through October 10th and $27 after the 10th and on race day.

The registration fee covers the cost of your participation in the 5K and a T-Shirt.
All proceeds will benefit the MHMR Employee Wellness Program.
Hope to see you there!

Click here to download Registration Form (PDF)

Have questions or need more information? Please contact:
Molly Howard - (254) 297-7065
Toll-free 1-866-752-3451

The Center Opens Crisis Treatment Center

The Center recently received funding from the Department of State Health Services to establish a new Crisis Treatment Center (CTC). The CTC is located at 301 Londonderry in Waco on the campus of DePaul Center and is a collaborative effort with Providence Health Network. In addition to the Crisis Triage Unit, in which the individual is assessed and their level of need is determined, there are three distinct programs operating at the CTC.

The programs are an Extended Observation Unit that allows law enforcement to bring a person experiencing a behavioral health crisis to the facility and leave them for up to 48 hours involuntarily to receive assessment and treatment services; a Crisis Residential Unit for individuals who need intensive residential services on a voluntary basis; and an Intensive Outpatient Program for individuals who may receive up to three hours of treatment per day and then go home at night. Click here for more information.

Heart of Texas Counseling Center Opens at 2800 Lyle in Waco

The Heart of Texas Counseling Center opened in the fall of 2013 and contains three of the 1115 Transformation Waiver Projects: a new Community Outpatient Clinic for individuals who do not meet the state requirements for services at the Center; a Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders (COPSD) program; and a specialized Integrated Health project for the geriatric population. Additionally, the Center's Outpatient Counselors are located at the Counseling Center. Click here for more information.

IDD Service Coordination in Nursing Facilities

Enhanced Service Coordination is provided to people with IDD residing in Nursing Facilities to assure they receive the most appropriate services and to address barriers to community placement. Click here for more information.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Expand

Klaras Center for Families (KCF) has extended its hours of operation from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 1105 W. Jefferson Avenue in Waco. We have also increased services throughout our 6-county area by adding additional Children's mental health case managers and therapists in Hillsboro, serving both Hill and Bosque Counties, and in Mexia, serving both Limestone and Freestone Counties. Please click here to learn more.

Affordable Care Act Implementation

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The hotline is a continuously available telephone service staffed by trained and competent crisis counselors that provides information, screening and intervention, support, and referrals to callers 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The number is 1-866-752-3451. Or click here for full contact information including TDD.


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