Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County


Mental Health-Information & Treatment Centers,Counselors

About Us

In 1999, the Wedgwood Baptist Church shooting happened as a result of a man suffering from an untreated mental illness. Fort Worth Mayor, Kenneth Barr, turned to local mental health providers, requesting a plan to improve access to quality mental health services for all Tarrant County residents. The initial providers comprised Tarrant County, My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County, the City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth ISD, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Lena Pope, and the Child Study Center. These founders provided leadership and financial resources, created task forces and set parameters for collaborative planning, recruited organizational and individual members, and developed a fee structure. With this, Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County was established, and this core group has expanded to over 100 members that include county and city officials, both private and not-for-profit hospitals and service providers, school districts and universities, child welfare and foster care, individual practitioners and impacted family members. With our continuous collaboration, we can develop long-term changes in the system, while addressing emerging needs.

Together, with collaboration from our members, MHC provides resources, initiatives, and training from national experts and leaders, guiding our community through trauma, towards resilience.

Rep/Contact Info

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Chasity Warren
Office & Communications Manager
  • Phone: (817) 927-5200
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