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MHI Core Services

♦ Advocacy:

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Individual advocacy is to provide support and assist consumers in learning skills for self-advocacy. MHCIL advocates at community, state, and federal levels for system change resulting in new legislation, expanded benefits and services, as well as improved community service areas. MHCIL provides support and training for consumers to become involved in systems change advocacy.

MHCIL has collaborated with several organizations to assist individuals with disabilities and coordinated outreach activities to inform the community of our services.

Listed below are the services we have provided for individuals with disabilities.

  • Assistance with housing and utility payments
  • Outreach to assisted living centers and adult day care centers
  • Health Fairs
  • Assistance with Social Security applications

♦ Peer Support:

One-to-one Peer Support is available from trained volunteers and staff who have personally experienced a disability and are willing to share their life experiences.Information, assistance, and support may be provided to assist the individual dealing with issues related to their disability.


♦ Information and Referral:

Comprehensive and current information on resources for people with disabilities is provided. Referrals are given for services such as: housing, education and attendant assistance services.

MHCIL utilizes a referral resources system to assist individuals with specific needs and interest.

Listed below are some of the Information and Referrals that we have done for the community.

  • Referrals for housing and utility payments
  • Provided referrals for medical assistance i.e. prescriptions and medical supplies
  • Provided referrals for food, rent, and utility payments

♦ Independent Living Skills Training:

Skills Training provides assistance in assessing and developing the skills individuals need in order to live independently. Skill areas may include communication, financial management, household management, computer training, job readiness, travel training, accessing community services, problem solving, and using adaptive/non-adaptive equipment.

MHCIL provides Independent Living Skills training for adults with disabilities. For more information please click here.


♦ Youth Transition:

As youth with disabilities transition from school into a new level of independence, the Center provides supports, information, advocacy, recreational activities as well as independent living skills training to in order to live independently. Skill areas may include communication, financial management, household management, computer training, job readiness, travel training, accessing community services, problem solving, and using adaptive/non-adaptive equipment.

MHI provides a yearly and summer program for transition youths with disabilities.

We have collaborate with the following school district for transition youths

  • Gaveston
  • Clear Creek
  • Ed White Memorial
  • Dickinson
  • Friendswood

MHI provides Independent Living Skills training for adults with disabilities. For more information please click here.

If you are interested in learning more about how the services of MHI might benefit you, please contact us