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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%

The Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN)

Whether it is helping frightened spouses and children during times of deployment or assisting veterans with reintegration into civilian life, services to individuals in the military community must be provided through an empathetic lens. Direct Peer Services, as provided by our MVPN Program, have proven effective in assisting  members of the SMVF community (service members, veterans, and their families) by offering one-to-one peer support, referrals for mental health and wellness, mentoring and support during Veteran Treatment Court, and the provision of peer support groups in a welcoming and understanding environment.

Who is a Peer?

  • A veteran with a shared experience who is willing to help others
  • A veteran who suffered hardship as a result of their military experience, past trauma or mental health issue but has learned successful coping strategies
  • A veteran who wants to help others on their recovery journey
  • A veteran who is willing to listen

To connect with a Veteran Peer, become a volunteer, or learn more about the MVPN contact Scott Smith at


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