The Hackett Center for Mental Health
Established by a transformative gift from Maureen and Jim Hackett, The Hackett Center is the Meadows Institute’s first regional center, focused on the unique needs of Greater Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. Starting with its inaugural effort to help heal communities traumatized by Hurricane Harvey, The Hackett Center has advanced mental health initiatives – primarily focused on children, youth, and families – to improve lives across the region.
With a focus on “Putting Policy into Practice,” The Hackett Center engages in and supports the development and dissemination of best-practice mental health care, research, and implementation among health care leaders, organizations, and systems in the Greater Houston region and beyond. Since its launch in 2018, The Hackett Center has identified the following priority areas:
- Advancing mental health recovery and resilience for children affected by trauma and bereavement
- Supporting the integration of mental health into pediatric primary care
- Improving coordination across systems, including health, education, juvenile justice, and family and protective services
- Ensuring student readiness to learn by providing best-practice mental health guidance to school districts, educational resource centers, and care providers
- Promoting the expansion of strategic business alliances to increase demand for integrated and collaborative health care
- Engaging Houston faith-based organizations to address mental health issues in our community
2019 Annual Report
The Hackett Center experienced significant growth in 2019. Areas of focus include forging new regional partnerships, developing strategic frameworks for best-practice mental health care, and expanding access to care for thousands of children in the school, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems. This 2019 Hackett Center Annual Report highlights key accomplishments and the importance of “putting policy into practice” in Greater Houston, the Gulf Coast Region, across Texas, and throughout the nation.
The Trauma and Grief Center
The Hackett Center for Mental Health is now home to the Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center which raises the standard of care and increases access to best practice treatment for youth who have experienced trauma and bereavement.Learn More
If you would like to discuss how The Hackett Center can help advance your mission and goals, please contact:
Gary Blau, Ph.D.
Executive Director, The Hackett Center for Mental Health
To learn about how you can support the work of The Hackett Center through a philanthropic gift, please contact:
Senior Director of Regional Development, The Hackett Center for Mental Health