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
Upcoming Event: 28th Really Big Fishing Event for Very Special PeopleWho: Anyone with a disability.
What: A day of fun, fishing, dancing, games, food, and friends!
Where: Heart of Texas Fair Grounds: Extraco Creative Arts and Exhibits Building. 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco TX. January 31st, 2015. 9AM to 2PM.
- Dress warmly as the building is kept cool for the fish, limit 3 per fisherman!
- DANCE CONTEST: Sign up starts at 9AM and lasts until Noon. No late entries. First 50 contestants only.
- This event is free! No license required, equipment to fish provided!
- Groups of 3 or more should fax (254) 752-9152 or email: email@example.com with the following: NAME OF ORGANIZATION, RETURN CONTACT NAME & NUMBER, LIST OF PERSONS AND STAFF ATTENDING, AND ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL.
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.Click here for more information. Click here for more information.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services ExpandKlaras 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 ImplementationVisit www.healthcare.gov to investigate your options and enroll.
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.
Center Closing Dates
Please note that crisis services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on the dates we are closed. If you need emergency assistance, call our toll-free number at 1-866-752-3451.
Here are the dates we will be closed in 2015:
January 19, 2015 - Martin Luther King Day
April 3, 2015 - Good Friday
May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day
July 3, 2015 - Independence Day
September 7, 2015 - Labor Day
November 26 & 27, 2015 - Thanksgiving
December 24-25, 2015 - Christmas
January 1, 2016 - New Year's Day