#TexansRecoveringTogether Leaves Legacy For Central Texans

WACO, TX – January 30th marks the end of the #TexansRecoveringTogether crisis counseling program (CCP) that provided free COVID-19 and Winter Storm mental health and emotional support to Central Texans. Nevertheless, its staff is committed to continuing to do its part to help people from McLennan, Bosque, Falls, Hill, Freestone, and Limestone counties who are isolated due to the pandemic. We are excited to announce that the current CCP webpage will be converted into a new website that will stay open indefinitely, so people can continue to use our free and helpful resources.

“While we’re saddened our #TexansRecoveringTogether CCP program must physically come to an end due to the temporary nature of our grant, we are encouraged that we were able to provide services to over 33,000 COVID-19 and 2021 Texas Winter Storm survivors since last year,” said Vince Erickson, Project Manager for Central Texas’s #TexansRecoveringTogether program. “We also encourage people who seek support to visit our website www.trthotccp.org for free community resources to help people  recover from these two disasters. This website will be open for a long time to come.”

#TexansRecoveringTogether is a non-traditional, short-term, outreach-based crisis counseling program available to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Texas Winter Storm Disaster. All services are free, confidential, anonymous, and offered throughout the community in places that are convenient for Central Texans (e.g., schools, local events). According to SAMHSA, a goal of the #TexansRecoveringTogether CCP is to enhance social and emotional connections and promote effective coping strategies and resilience in the community. CCP staff achieved this goal and many more in the 1.5 years it has been part of Central Texas.

Since April 2020, #TexansRecoveringTogether’s diverse team of staff and crisis counselors already helped nearly 33,000 Central Texans with:

  • Resource navigation and referrals to professionals in the mental health field
  • Free mental health assessments
  • Connecting survivors to support groups for people experiencing anxiety, loneliness, and grief
  • Coping skills development
  • Health education
  • Self-care tips and training

COVID-19 and Texas Winter Storm Disaster support is through January 30, 2022, with services offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling toll-free (866) 576-1101 or visiting www.trthotccp.org.


Vince Erickson, Project Manager


Cell: (254) 265-2030