Hogg Foundation initiatives are addressing a widening gap between demand for and availability of highly trained, culturally diverse, linguistically proficient, consumer-focused, and recovery-oriented mental health workers in Texas.
Advancing Wellness & Recovery in Texas
The Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network meets regularly to network, discuss current topics, and hear presentations by mental health experts.
Certified peer specialists work from the perspective of having “lived experience” of mental illness. They use their life experience and training to deliver peer support services in behavioral health settings to promote recovery and resiliency.
The Ima Hogg Scholarships were created in 1956 at the request of founder Miss Ima Hogg to address the need for more trained social workers to provide quality mental health services in Texas.
Through the Texas Psychology Internships grant initiative, the Hogg Foundation committed almost $2.2 million to develop new APA-accredited psychology internship programs over five years.
The Varner-Bayou Bend Heritage Fund supports efforts to increase the number of non-mental health professionals in the Houston/Harris County area who have an understanding of children’s mental health needs, and to encourage better prevention and earlier identification of mental health conditions in children and youths.