Who We AreThe 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
The Center Leads Texas in Helping VeteransIn the fiscal year that closed August 31, Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center leads all other Community Centers in the number of Veterans served according to data produced by TexVet, an Initiative of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Operating through the Veterans One Stop Center, located at 2220 Austin in Waco, MHMR assisted over 8,500 Veterans and their families in a variety of ways.
Additionally the new Texas Veterans Portal website is a great resource for veterans and their families. The portal includes helpful information related to:
- Military benefits
- Employment resources
- Health Care
See Veterans Services for more information about the full range of services for Veterans.
MHMR HOLIDAY CLOSURESThanksgiving: Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th
Christmas: Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24th and 25th
New Year's Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Expand On September 30Beginning September 30th, Klaras Center for Families (KCF) will extend its hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday at 1105 W. Jefferson Avenue in Waco. We will also increase 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 ImplementationBeginning in October 2013, middle-income people under age 65, who are not eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can apply for tax credit subsidies available through state-based exchanges. This calculator illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or "Marketplaces") created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You can also visit www.health.gov to investigate your options and enroll.
The 27th Annual Fishing Event Set for February 1
For anyone with a disability, a day of fun, fishing, dancing, games, food and friends is planned for February 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Heart of Texas Fair Grounds Extraco Creative Arts and Exhibits Building located at 4601 Bosque Blvd., Waco. The event is free and no license is required to fish. For the dance contest, sign up starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon for the first 50 contestants only. Dress warmly as the building is kept cool for the fish: limit 3 per fisherman.
Sponsors of the event include Red Men Bingo, Coca Cola, VFW Post 6008 and the Men's and Lady's Auxillary, Optimist Club of Waco, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Shipley Donuts, BugsDotCom, Oak Farms Dairy, Apex Productions, KOT and Baylor University, Constable Precinct 1 Travis Bailey (Retired), Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center and HOTI.
For more information, call 254.752.8361. It is great fun; come and join us.
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.