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For Texas Impact, Human Services includes aging, adoption and foster care, domestic violence, housing, and workforce. In Texas there are five state agencies compose the health and human services system. These agencies are:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has oversight responsibilities for Health and Human Services, and administers certain health and human services programs including the Texas Medicaid Program, Children’s Health Insurance Program (...

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For Texas Impact, Human Services includes aging, adoption and foster care, domestic violence, housing, and workforce. In Texas there are five state agencies compose the health and human services system. These agencies are:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has oversight responsibilities for Health and Human Services, and administers certain health and human services programs including the Texas Medicaid Program, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicaid waste, fraud, and abuse investigations. To learn more about HHSC's programs, click here.

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) provides programs and services that help children and adults with disabilities, children and adults with mental retardation, and older adults. DADS is made up of the mental retardation services and state school programs of the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the community care, nursing facility, and long-term care regulatory services of the Department of Human Services, and aging services and programs of the Department on Aging. To learn more about DADS's programs, click here.

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) provides services to Texans who are disabled and to families with children who have developmental delays. DARS is made up of all the programs from the Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC), the Texas Commission for the Blind (TCB), the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDHCC), and the Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention (ECI). To learn more about DARS's programs, click here.

The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) was previously called the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. The Department is still charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family houses. The agency also manages community-based programs that prevent delinquency, abuse, neglect and exploitation of Texas children, elderly and disabled adults. To learn more about DFPS's programs, click here.

Department of State Health Services (DSHS) brings together the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the Texas Department of Health, the mental health services of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Texas Health Care Information Council. To learn more about DSHS's programs, click here.


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Event Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Friday November 20 at 11:00, Texas Impact will host the monthly Community Partner Recruitment Initiative (CPRI) Faith-based call.

This Friday, Texas Impact's Katie Floyd will address how communities of faith can support veterans in your local communities. The call will also include short presentations by Texas Impact's own AmeriCorps VISTAs Caroline speaking about the Community Partner Program and Lianna speaking about the Welcoming Communities Initiative.

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Better Neighbors

This Veterans’ Day, as part of the Better Neighbors project, Texas Impact traveled to Temple, Texas for a presentation and discussion about veterans’ issues in our state. The gathering at St. James United Methodist Church, complete with wonderful fellowship and food, included an intimate and often emotional conversation about the unique challenges military service members face both in wartime and upon returning home.

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Event Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Update: Flyer is now online. Please share with your networks!


Texas Impact is coming to Abilene to talk about programs to help strengthen our community!

Time: Thursday, December 3, 2015

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Texas Impact is coming to Temple to talk about programs to help strengthen our community!

Time: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Place: St. James United Methodist Church. 707 3rd Street, Temple, TX 76504

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Better Neighbors

Note: This post was originally sent by Rev. Dan De Leon, Senior Pastor of Friends Congregational Church in College Station to church members.

Information about the Better Neighbors Foster and Adoptive Care event COMING SOON.

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