About Metrocare

Our Mission

At Metrocare, we serve our neighbors with developmental or mental health challenges by helping them find lives that are meaningful and satisfying.

About Our Work

Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health, developmental disability and permanent supported housing services in Dallas County serving over 50,000 children, teens and adults annually. For over 55 years, Metrocare has provided a broad array of services from mental health care, primary care, services for veterans and their loved ones, accessible pharmacies, homeless outreach, and supportive social services. Metrocare provides specialty mental health services to over 10,000 children and teens and has numerous programs for babies, children and adults with disabilities, including Early Childhood Intervention, Flourishing Families, Nurturing Parenting, Supported Employment and two specialty autism clinics in Dallas and DeSoto. In conjunction with clinical care, Metrocare’s Altshuler Center for Education & Research is transforming the community mental health landscape of North Texas through workforce development focused on innovative partnerships and exceptional trauma-informed training.

Metrocare upholds the person-centered philosophy to focus care on the needs of individual. We take care to ensure that people’s preferences, needs and values guide clinical decisions and to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to those we serve. We see ourselves as partners in healing with our clients and their support network.

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Our Values


We are accountable to those whom we serve, and to those from whom we receive support.


We pursue quality of life for those whom we serve, and therefore require quality of services from our staff.


As advocates: when we lose, we don’t give up; and when we win, we raise the bar.


We seek a diverse and inclusive workplace in which to fulfill our mission.

Our History

Governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court, the center was established in 1967 as Dallas County MHMR. Metrocare currently provides services to more than 55,000 individuals annually, making us the largest community mental health center in the North Texas Region.

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