Our Mission - Be Well Be Connected


About Be Well Be Connected



To reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities through using systems of care to improve access, coordination, and quality of mental health care for Houston-area youth.


To create easily accessed, grant-funded mental health services and resources for Harris County students, aged 6-17 years, who attend schools in Houston ISD, Pasadena ISD, Sheldon ISD, Spring ISD, and Raul Yzaquirre Charter Schools and those who are referred from the community. We also seek to provide support for students’ families, teachers, and school staff.

How It Works

The City of Houston Office of Education, Baylor College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Harris Health System are bringing together a broad coalition of providers and partners to provide oversight and guidance for this work.

This collaboration also includes DePelchin Children’s Center, Harris Center, Harris Health System, Legacy, Menninger Clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital, and University of Houston Departments of Psychology and Social Work. Our services are made possible by a Systems of Care Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Community Partners

  • Harris Health System (HHS)
  • Legacy Community Health Systems (LCM)
  • Texas Children’s Hospital Psychiatry Clinics (TCH)
  • The Harris Center, Mental Health America of Greater Houston (MHA)
  • Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Communities in Schools (CIS)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • DePelchin Children’s Center (DCC)
  • Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACF)
  • University of Houston Departments of Psychology and Social Work
  • Mental Health Care Line at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC)
  • City of Houston’s Mayor’s Challenge for Suicide Prevention in Active Duty Service Members