Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report AR19 Final - Page 21

Increased Access to Care for adult offenders with a diagnosis of mental illness who are on parole or probation Access increased by offering New START* services at three sites. Program participants are located all across Harris County, the largest county in the state of Texas. Before the decentralization, only one location was available for access to the continuity of care and intensive case management. Multiple limitations, such as personal transportation - dependency on others or the public transportation system - presented barriers for care. Multiple location options increase the program compliance and success rates. The New START clinic at 6032 Airline Drive was decentralized into three of the current agency Mental Health Outpatient clinic sites: • North West (NW) Clinic @ 3737 Dacoma • South East (SE) Clinic @ 5901 Long Drive • North East (NE) Clinic @ 7200 N Loop East Freeway New START: Specialized Team of Advocates and Rehabilitation Therapists - Funded by the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI) 3737 Dacoma St 5901 Long Drive 7200 N Loop East Freeway