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Galveston County
Gulf Coast Center
News Release
Thursday, September 15, 2011


GALVESTON, Texas – The Gulf Coast Center has dispatched its Mobile Crisis Unit to assist the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services who is providing services for victims of the devastating fire that has destroyed homes and displaced families in the Bastrop area.

Bluebonnet Trails offers mental health and developmental disabilities services to children, adolescents and adults in Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee and Williamson Counties.

The Gulf Coast Center, mental health authority for Galveston and Brazoria Counties, acquired the Mobile Crisis Unit with funding from a Social Service Block Grant to provide mental health services in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The unit was staffed with physicians, nurses, counselors, case managers and support staff to meet the needs of storm victims.

Mike Winburn, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center, stated “We sent our Mobile Crisis Unit, along with two of our staff, to the Bastrop area to assist with  immediate mental health service needs. Bluebonnet Trails will be relocating the unit closer to the fire for the use of  the 10 counselors they have on location to treat disaster victims. The mobile unit has been extremely valuable to those serving on the front line of this horrific disaster that has touched so many lives.”  

The Gulf Coast Center Mobile Crisis Unit will remain at this location as long as services are needed.  

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