our impact

revolutionizing the mental health service system in Tarrant County

As a structured collaboration of members with a shared commitment, common vision, and goals, our agenda is to revolutionize the mental health care system in Tarrant County. This collective impact provides greater perspective, diversity, and thoughtful solutions to challenging and complex concerns.

$100 Million to Community and Partner Agencies

  • $100 million in grants from federal and state government, foundations, and local agencies.
  • $30 million and thousands of volunteer hours provided as “match” to allow for otherwise inaccessible grant awards.

To improve quality of mental health services

Thousands of individuals developed skills in evidence-based and best practices in cross agency training workshops to enhance collaboration and development of common language and shared organizational cultures.

  • Cultural and Linguistic Competency 4 day intensive workshop and Safe Zones Training for LGBTQ community has been attended by over 1,000 members as of 2020. These trainings are specially designed for mental health professionals and include cross agency trainings.
  • Over 2,000 providers have participated in MHC coordinated trainings in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Trauma-focused CBT.

to increase organizational and collective footprint

  • Initiated the development of the first Fort Worth ISD’s Family Resource Centers which have grown to multiple locations serving over 40,000 students from 2004 to 2020.
  • Exclusive agency consultations from directors from University of Georgetown’s National Center for Cultural Competence.
  • 8 years of Research to Practice Seminars providing research and implementation science to develop trauma-informed organizations.
  • Partnering with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg and the American Academy of Pediatrics in a a 3 year pilot to implement and assessment of the roll of the Reaching Teens Practitioners Toolkit.
  • Tarrant Cares was a collaboration between Tarrant County and MHC, launched in 2011 is a website that includes information on area services, resources.

provide training, coaching and opportunities for development

  • Collaborated with Georgetown University to provide Adaptive Leadership Training Leadership to more than 50 MHC agency upcoming leaders.
  • Agency managers provided leadership for over 100 MHC initiatives, committees, and learning communities.

educating public and promoting resources

MHC coordinated and implemented community education campaigns to inform, educate, and reduce stigma around mental health and substance use.

  • Award winning anti-stigma campaign “Open Minds Open Doors” that targeted adolescents through posters, billboards, posters, bus ads, public service announcements, and supplement in Fort Worth Star Telegram.
  • Collaboration with Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for the “Fine Line Exhibit” attended by 75,000 community members.
  • Recognize Trauma Campaign to educate public on trauma.
  • 2020 Launch of Recognize and Rise Campaign.

advocacy and policy change

MHC hosts a breakfast with legislators in Austin to share impact and prevalence of mental health and substance use issues in Tarrant County.