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Metrocare has been caring for people for 50 years.

1.9 million Texans live with a serious and persistent mental illness

6.4 million Texans have a mental illness and would benefit from treatment

Last year, nearly 50,000 adults received services from Metrocare

Last year, 15,000 children received care from Metrocare

70% to 80% of parents with a child with autism will get divorced

40% of children with autism do not talk at all

Autism impacts more children than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, Down syndrome, and cystic fibrosis combined

Early diagnosis and intervention of an individual with autism can reduce the lifetime support costs by 66%

History

Metrocare provides a comprehensive array of services and supports for people dealing with the challenges of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. 

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 50,000 individuals annually.

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