Our Services

We provide what

Services Available

This section of our website explains the programs and services available to citizens in our service area. To locate the mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities or Little Lives ECI center nearest you go back to the home page and click on Service Locations.
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Adult Mental Health

Our 15 mental health clinics are serving a large geographic area throughout West Texas. Treatment is provided to.
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Children’s Mental Health

Our goal is to provide treatment that will bring stability to children, adolescents and their families experiencing difficulty.
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IDD Services

Our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Centers are offering help and support to hundreds of people...
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Little Lives ECI Program

Little Lives is an Affiliate of Texas Early Childhood Intervention and is operated by West Texas Centers. Children.
STEP Program

What is the STEP program?

The STEP program stands for Specialized Treatment for Early Psychosis and our motto is “your first STEP to recovery”. The STEP Program is an innovative new program to help individuals who have experienced an initial psychotic episode within the past two years.
Who Qualifies?
Team Approach
The STEP program is made up of a team focused on recovery for those enrolled in the program. The team has a small caseload and has a case manager, a supported employment and education specialist, a clinical team lead, the prescriber and of course the participant. With this intensive team approach, participants can begin managing symptoms, working on goals and work towards recovery.

How to Participate?
If you think you or someone you know may be experiencing symptoms such as;

Hearing or seeing things that others don’t, withdrawing from family and friends, having thoughts or beliefs that appear strange, or feeling fearful or suspicious of others, then you may qualify. Call 1-888-336-3362 to schedule an intake appointment.


Substance Abuse Services

MISSION

West Texas Centers mission is to provide the best evidence -based, trauma informed community based treatment services to men, women, and young adults who are struggling with both mental health conditions and substance use disorders/addiction. Our goal is to provide a caring treatment environment and a platform of healing that enables our clients to achieve stabilization of mental health conditions, maintain long-term sobriety, recovery and positive life changes.

SERVICES:

West Texas Centers will provide a thorough evaluation of individuals to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
This program includes:

POPULATION SERVED:

West Texas Centers Substance Abuse Program provides services for adults between the ages 17 and above who have been diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder. The individuals will receive treatment for their mental health disorder and substance abuse disorder simultaneously. The Outpatient program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who do not require a more structured environment of residential or Inpatient treatment to maintain sobriety.

PROGRAM GOALS:


Upon discharge from the program, individuals will no longer require on-going support from an Outpatient program as they maintain their recovery through community support.

Little Lives ECI

Little Lives is an Affiliate of Texas Early Childhood Intervention and is operated by West Texas Centers. Children grow, learn and develop a lot during their first three years. Although each child is special and grows and learns at his or her own pace, some children need extra help. This extra help is called early childhood intervention. Services can include but are not limited to the following:

- Early Identification, Screening and Assessment
- Assistive Technology
- Audiology
- Family Counseling
- Family Education
- Nursing
- Nutrition
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Service Coordination
- Social Work Services
- Developmental Rehabilitation Services
- Speech/Language Therapy
Vision Services
- Early Identification, Screening and Assessment
- Assistive Technology
- Audiology
- Family Counseling
- Family Education
- Nursing
- Nutrition
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Service Coordination
- Social Work Services
- Developmental Rehabilitation Services
- Speech/Language Therapy
- Vision Services
Office Located At
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Andrews, Borden, Cottle, Crane, Fisher, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, King, Knox, Loving,Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Reagan, Reeves, Scurry, Stonewall, Terrell, Throckmorton, Upton, Ward, and Winkler Counties

Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver

The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver is a 1915 (c) Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waiver that allows for more flexibility in the funding of intensive community based services for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance and their families.

To participate in the YES Waiver, the child or adolescent must meet the following eligibility criteria:

- Be between the ages of 3-18 years;

- Reside in the West Texas Center service area;

- Reside in a non-institutional setting with the child or adolescent’s Legally Authorized Representative (LAR); or in the child or adolescent’s own home or apartment, if legally emancipated;

- Be eligible for Medicaid, under a Medicaid Eligibility Group included in the approved waiver; Parental income is not counted in financial eligibility;

- Choose, or have the LAR choose, the Waiver program services as an alternative to care in an inpatient psychiatric facility;

- Meets Department State Health Services (DSHS) clinical criteria (including, but not limited to risk of self-harm, risk of severe disruptive or aggressive behavior, family resources, and risk of school behavior); and

-  There must be a reasonable expectation that, without Waiver services, the child or adolescent would qualify for inpatient care under the Texas Medicaid inpatient psychiatric admission guidelines

A child or adolescent must be eligible for Medicaid. If you are a current Medicaid recipient, you may already meet financial requirements for the YES Waiver and/or additional information may be required. If you are not a current Medicaid recipient, you may quality to receive Medicaid through the YES Waiver (Special Waiver Income Group) 

The following services are provided under the YES Waiver:

- Respite

- Community Living Supports

- Family Supports

- Transitional Services

- Adaptive Aids and Supports

- Minor Home Modifications

- Non-Medical Transportation

- Paraprofessional Services

- Professional Services

- Supportive Family Based Alternatives

Families or the Legal Authorized Representative of an eligible child or youth who are interested in referring their child to the YES Waiver Services Program or to obtain more information please contact yes@wtcmhmr.org or call 1-888-336-3362 

Mental Health First Aid Training

West Texas Centers provides training opportunities to help community members gain knowledge and understanding about mental illness, while learning how to prevent, intervene and respond appropriately when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Mental Health First Aid teaches you:

Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aider

If you or your organizations are interested in Adult Mental Health First Aid or Youth Mental Health First Aid training, please contact

ida.hambrick@wtcmhmr.org

432-264-4240

We have the following courses for Youth Mental Health First Aid open for enrollment at 3205 S. Highway 87, Room 100, Big Spring, TX or your individual location.

cewtbs@howardcollege.edu