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Transform the lives of people with behavioral health and IDD needs.
Empower people with behavioral health and IDD needs to improve their lives
through an accessible, integrated and comprehensive recovery oriented system of care.
The Harris Center is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local
Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas.
As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The Harris
Center provided care to over 79,000 people in fiscal year 2019 and has an annual budget
of over $275 million.
As part of its mission to transform the lives of people with behavioral health and IDD
needs in the third largest county in the United States, The Harris Center provides a full
continuum of services at 86 different sites across Harris County. In addition, services are
provided in more than 42 different languages as well as sign language in order to better
serve what is one of the most diverse and multi-cultural communities in the nation.
By utilizing the unique expertise of its more than 2,300 employees, The Harris Center is
committed to meeting the behavioral health and IDD needs of Harris County residents
and giving them hope to live to their fullest potential.