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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%

Jill Martinez

•  Serving since April 2010
•  Appointed by County Judge Jim Foster

Jill Martinez is from Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University in 1978, majoring in Sociology and Computer Science. She owns and produces The Irving Journal, a community newspaper that recently migrated from a printed version to online.
Her community involvement includes the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Irving Counts Census Committee, Irving League of Women Voters, Irving Women’s Network, DFW Humane Society board member and former member of the Irving YWCA Advisory Council.

She and her husband Robert have two children and three wonderful grandchildren ages 13, 10 and 7.

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