WACO – The Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network (HOTBHN) has received $8 million from the state legislature as part of House Bill 1 appropriation.
The Imperial Drive Health Campus’s Diversion Center, a 27,500-sf facility, will be the center point for crisis services and is due for completion sometime this fall.
“This will allow us to provide medical clearance for people brought to our Diversion Facility, which will reduce the burden on emergency departments,” said Daniel Thompson, HOTBHN CEO. “The diminished burden provided by the medical clearance component will couple with the diminished impact on law enforcement. The funds will also help sustain the crisis professional workforce HOTBHN provides and allow us to further fund law enforcement activities as far as law enforcement engaging those in a mental health crisis.”