Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce More Than $20 Million For Disaster Crisis Counseling Services

Governor Greg Abbott has announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will receive more than $20 million in additional federal funding for disaster crisis counseling services for Texans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Regular Services Crisis Counseling Program.

HHS Deputy Executive Commissioner of Intellectual Developmental & Behavioral Health Services, Sonja Gaines, said, “This grant allows Texas families to have greater access to the services they need during this challenging time.”

For additional resources, visit the Mental Health & Substance Use Resources web page. Texas residents can dial 2-1-1 to learn about programs and services.

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