• CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) 800-647-6558
  • ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) 817-446-8000
  • CLASS (Community Living Assistance and Support Services) 
    Interest list 877-438-5658 To find local provider 817-536-8693 / 817-332-7171
  • DARS (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services) 800-628-5115
  • Disability Rights Texas (previously named Advocacy Inc.) 800-252-9108
  • MDCP (Medically Dependent Children Program) 800-252-8023
  • TEA (Texas Education Agency) 800-252-9668
  • HCS (Home and Community based Services)
    Call your local authority to put your family member’s name on the interest list. Below are contact information of Houston area local authority centers. 
    The Gulf Coast Center (Brazoria and Galveston County)
    Crisis Phone: 800-643-0967
    Main Phone: 409-763-2373 
    Web site:
  • MHMR Authority of Harris County Crisis Phone: 713-970-7070 Main Phone: 713-970-7000 
    HCS waiting list: 713-970-7799
    Web site:
  • The Texana Center (Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton County) 
    Crisis Phone: 800-633-5686
    Main Phone: 281-342-9387
    Web site:
  • Tri-County MHMR Services (Liberty, Montgomery and Walker County)
    Crisis Phone: 800-659-6994
    Main Phone: 936-756-8331
    Web site: