Waco: Texans Recovering Together program extended into 2022

Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 5:49 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The Texans Recovering Together program has offered free counseling resources for over a year, and now, people in the community will be able to get that help into next year.

The program, which is part of the Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center is continuing because there is still a need in the community.

Typically, it is a short term program, but between the pandemic and the effects of the winter storm, people are still dealing with extraordinary circumstances.

Vince Erickson, program manager for Texans Recovering Together, said the program has helped more than 18,000 people since it started last year.

Assistance ranges from just phone calls to community outreach and education, to connecting people with community resources.

Even though pandemic restrictions are ending, Erickson said people are still calling with anxiety, it’s just about other things.

“Anxiety about uncertainty still surrounding COVID, uncertainty surrounding recovered from that winter storm, but also grief,” Erickson said. “What did we miss over the last year, and again, I’m never going to get that back.”

If you need assistance, it’s as easy as getting online and filling out a form or picking up the phone to call. People can reach the program at 866-576-1101.

There is also information about specific resources offered through Texans Recovering Together online.

It’s available to people in McLennan, Bosque, Hill, Freestone, Falls and Limestone counties.

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