DeRossette Thomas Fund
This grant expands access to mental health treatment and services for children and youth in San Antonio, Texas who are uninsured or underinsured through a fund established in 1957 by The University of Texas at Austin Board of Regents with a gift from the DeRossette Thomas’ family.
“The DeRossette Thomas Fund is unique in that proceeds from the fund can only be used for mental health services for children at Clarity Child Guidance Center,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation. “It’s a special relationship with an organization that has a history of being a torchbearer for children’s mental health.”
Clarity Child Guidance Center, created in 2010 through the merger of Child Guidance Center of San Antonio and Southwest Mental Health Center, provides inpatient and outpatient mental health services to children aged 3 to 17 in San Antonio and South Texas.
The organization is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center in South Texas dedicated to this age group. Eighty percent of its patients live in households with a total income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.
“The new clinic we are building will provide greater accessibility to mental health care for uninsured and underinsured kids outside of our Medical Center locations,” said Fred Hines, president and CEO of Clarity Child Guidance Center. “The DeRossette Thomas Fund will help expand access to mental health services for children in this community.”
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