Community Resources 2017-07-31T14:48:40+00:00

Community Resources

Below are city-specific resources to assist patients during and after a stay at Mentis Neuro Health. You can learn about brain injury, treatment and research to help you continue with your progress and recovery.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS)

CRS  “helps people with spinal cord and brain injuries receive intensive therapies to increase independence.” Application process to receive CRS services should be completed as early as possible following the injury given the duration of the process. Funding is available to qualified individuals when determined eligible.

Texas Workforce Commission – Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program

This program provides vocational rehabilitation services for people with physical or cognitive disabilities, including blindness or visual impairment.

The Houston regional office is located at 6220 Westpark Dr., Suite 110.  Call (713) 267-8510 to be referred to the local office and initiate the application process. To meet eligibility requirements, the individual must have a qualifying disability that is an impediment to employment, requires services, training and/or support to get a job, and can maintain employment after receiving VR services. Eligibility is determined by the local vocational rehabilitation counselor.  Following eligibility determination, payment for services may be required based on federal income guidelines that determine basic living requirements.

Houston METRO Lift

Learn more about how persons with disabilities can access public transportation options in the Houston area. An application is required and has two parts: one for the individual and one for the treating physician. Following the application review and interview, an eligibility determination is made regarding the details and requirements of using METROLift services.

Care Connection: Aging and Disability Resource Center

This link is sponsored by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). It provides information pertaining to caregivers, community life, emergency preparedness, financial benefits, housing, assistive technology, and much more.

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Find helpful information pertaining to services that encourage independent living in the Houston and Galveston areas.

Houston Metropolitan Multi-Service Center

Learn more about how Harris County residents have free access to a gym, weight room, indoor heated swimming pool, exercise/yoga classes, wheelchair rugby/basketball leagues, and other recreational activities.

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

Helpful information pertaining to Medicaid and Medicare Services.

SIRE (Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers)

SIRE offers unique therapeutic horseback riding programs for people with disabilities. They have locations in the Hockley, Spring, and Richmond areas.

Family Caregiver Alliance

When a loved one unexpectedly experiences a traumatic life event, family members often become caregivers. In order to provide the best support possible, it is critical that the caregiver’s needs are met. Find more information about locating a support group and learning more about the caregiver role.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services facilitate a multitude of programs that provide funding to qualifying individuals, to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans in order to live independent and productive lives.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS)

CRS  “helps people with spinal cord and brain injuries receive intensive therapies to increase independence.” Application process to receive CRS services should be completed as early as possible following the injury given the duration of the process. Funding is available to qualified individuals when determined eligible.

The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program

VR “helps people who have physical or mental disabilities prepare for, find or keep employment.” The Houston regional office is located at 6220 Westpark Dr., Suite 110. Call (713) 267-8510 to be referred to the local office and initiate the application process. To meet eligibility requirements, the individual must have a qualifying disability that is an impediment to employment, requires services, training and/or support to get a job, and can maintain employment after receiving VR services. Eligibility is determined by the local vocational rehabilitation counselor. Following eligibility determination, payment for services may be required based on federal income guidelines that determine basic living requirements.

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

The Centers offer helpful information pertaining to Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Family Caregiver Alliance

When a loved one unexpectedly experiences a traumatic life event, family members often become caregivers. In order to provide the best support possible, it is critical that the caregiver’s needs are met. Find more information about locating a support group and learning more about the caregiver role.

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

The Centers offer helpful information pertaining to Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Family Caregiver Alliance

When a loved one unexpectedly experiences a traumatic life event, family members often become caregivers. In order to provide the best support possible, it is critical that the caregiver’s needs are met. Find more information about locating a support group and learning more about the caregiver role.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services facilitates a multitude of programs that provide funding to qualifying individuals to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans in order to live independent and productive lives.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS)

CRS  “helps people with spinal cord and brain injuries receive intensive therapies to increase independence.” Application process to receive CRS services should be completed as early as possible following the injury given the duration of the process. Funding is available to qualified individuals when determined eligible.

The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program

VR “helps people who have physical or mental disabilities prepare for, find or keep employment.”

The Houston regional office is located at 6220 Westpark Dr., Suite 110. Call (713) 267-8510 to be referred to the local office and initiate the application process. To meet eligibility requirements, the individual must have a qualifying disability that is an impediment to employment, requires services, training and/or support to get a job, and can maintain employment after receiving VR services. Eligibility is determined by the local vocational rehabilitation counselor. Following eligibility determination, payment for services may be required based on federal income guidelines that determine basic living requirements.

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

The Centers offer helpful information pertaining to Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Family Caregiver Alliance

When a loved one unexpectedly experiences a traumatic life event, family members often become caregivers. In order to provide the best support possible, it is critical that the caregiver’s needs are met. Find more information about locating a support group and learning more about the caregiver role.