Special Programs

Special Programs

Guardianship Program

In August 2015, Denton County Commissioners Court awarded MHMR Center the Guardianship Contract, which has a staff of 5 Guardianship Specialist and 1 Administrative Assistant.    

Denton County MHMR Center ~ Guardianship Program serves as the public option for individuals who require a guardian.  

Referrals come to the Denton County MHMR Center – Guardianship Program by the Denton County Probate Court after all other options have been exhausted and the proposed protected person meets all 3 criteria listed below:

  • Incapacitated
  • Indigent (on public benefits and have no assets)
  • No other family or friends willing or able to serve as guardian

Housing Programs

Connections Program – Our Connections program is a permanent supported housing for adults and families who qualify who may be experiencing chronic homelessness (as defined by Housing and Urban Development).

Supported Housing – The Supported Housing program can provide temporary housing assistance for individuals who qualify who may be experiencing homelessness or are at risk for homelessness

811 – Denton County MHMR acts as referral agent for Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities properties in Denton County and surrounding areas for individuals who qualify.  Section 811 is funded through HUD to develop and subsidize rental housing with supportive services for very low- and extremely low-income adults with disabilities.

Loss Team

Our Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) team provides on-scene and ongoing support and resources to individuals and families who have lost loved ones to suicide. Please contact LOSS at 940-205-6706 for more information. You can also get more information from our website at dentoncountylossteam.org 


The TCOOMMI (Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments) program serves mental health consumers who are also engaged in the legal system. They work closely with local parole and/or probation to provide support and resources to these individuals. 


The COMPASS Program (also referred to as FEP or First Episode Psychosis) aims to identify and support individuals experiencing initial episodes of psychosis through comprehensive life skills training, mental health symptom management, and educational and employment support.

Eligibility criteria include residency in Denton County, age range between 15 and 30 years old, and that individuals be experiencing any of the following symptoms starting within the past two years: unusual thoughts and behaviors, paranoia/suspicion effecting behavior, hearing or seeing things others don’t, and a reduction in daily functioning in personal, social, work, or educational life (as a result of the previous symptoms listed.)

The COMPASS Team is comprised of a consistent team of professionals with a collective goal of building honest rapport,  focusing on the whole person, promoting autonomy, and a dedication to shared decision making.  Services offered by COMPASS include regular meetings with Psychiatric Prescriber, medication education and management, skills training in a variety of areas including employment, education, life skills, budgeting, communications, and healthy socialization, counseling, Certified Peer Support, and Family Partner services.

If you are already in services with Denton County MHMR you may ask any of your current providers to help you in setting up a referral to the COMPASS Program. If you are not currently enrolled in Denton County MHMR services, you may call the COMPASS Program directly (940-312-3306) to complete a short eligibility phone assessment during business hours.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocial behavior in juvenile offenders.

Multisystemic Therapy views individuals as being nested within a network of interconnected systems that encompass individual, family, and extra familial (peer, school, neighborhood) factors. MST addresses the multiple factors known to be related to delinquency across the key settings, or systems, within which youth are embedded. MST strives to promote behavior change in the youth’s natural environment, using the strengths of each system (e.g., family, peers, school, and indigenous support network) to facilitate change. It is believed that the focus on the known causes of delinquency, the delivery of services in the natural ecology, and the rigorous, monitored implementation of MST combine to produce the positive changes in youths and families.

For More Information : Read Our 2023 MST Brochure