MHMRA MISSION STATEMENT
It shall be the mission of the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County (MHMRA), within the resources available, to provide or ensure the provision of services and supports in a respectful fashion that are high quality, efficient, and cost effective such that persons with mental disabilities may live with dignity as fully functioning, participating, and contributing members of our community as possible, regardless of their ability to pay or third party coverage.
• Persons with severe mental illness should be able to live in homes of their own, develop relationships, work, and remain out of hospitals and jails.
• Persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities should be able to acquire the skills and access community resources to develop networks of human relationships, learn, work, and live in environments of their choosing.
• Children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance should be able to live in homes with families, develop normal relationships with their peers, attend school, and remain out of hospitals and juvenile justice facilities.