With your help, we can truly make this a community
Established as a 501 ( c) (3) non-profit in 1974 , MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley is guided by its mission "to provide the highest quality of services, which promote dignity and independence, to individuals and their families who are challenged with issues related to mental disabilities and developmental delays”. We serve 3 areas of our population; those with a severe and persistent Mental Health Illness, those with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and those in our Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI). Children served in the ECI program are from birth up to 3 years of age with a developmental delay.
MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley was established when the seven counties that make up the Brazos Valley entered a contract with the Texas Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation. Although MHMR Authority is NOT a Texas State Department, it does receive approximately 55% of its funding from the State. Unfortunately, due to the Texas State budget constraints, Texas ranks 50th among all the states in providing funds to aid its citizens for medical conditions due to developmental disabilities and/or mental health. The need for aid keeps increasing each year but the funding is simply not there.
Last year, through careful budgeting and planning, we were able to serve over 7100 individuals and their families. However, the need is much greater. With your help, we can truly make this a community where minds DO matter for all of our citizens.