Family Houston receives grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation to significantly expand mental health counseling for low-income children and adults
Family Houston recently received a $100,000 grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation. Family Houston is adding mental health counseling staff throughout its service area which includes Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend and Waller counties.
More than half a million Houstonians struggle with their mental health, but many cannot afford the care they need. Approximately 70,000 adults and 14,000 children in Harris County need but cannot access mental health care. Cost and feeling uncomfortable are the principal barriers preventing people from seeking care.
Family Houston’s counseling program is a critical mental health resource for low-income children and adults because no one is turned away for inability to pay. Family Houston offers services in English and Spanish. It has a reputation for providing care to vulnerable populations, such as recent immigrants and people who have experienced domestic violence. “Expanding the number of counselors is vital to providing each client with the one-on-one attention needed for building trust and connection,” said Family Houston CEO Charly Weldon.
About the Episcopal Health Foundation
The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) believes all Texans deserve to be healthy. EHF is committed to transform the health of our communities by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, we’re supporting solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works across 57 Texas counties. #HealthNotJustHealthcare