Crisis Intervention Services are available 24 hours a day by calling, toll-free 1-800-621-8504(903-472-7242)
Behavioral Health & IDD Centralized Intake 1-800-669-4166
Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral (OSAR) for Substance Abuse Treatment 1-800-588-8728 or 940-224-6200 Wichita Falls and surrounding counties

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Helen Farabee Centers is gathering input from our many community partners, stakeholders, employees, and from those we serve every day regarding their experiences with our service provision, customer service, community engagement, and many other topics. 

You’re receiving this survey invitation because you’ve had some affiliation with HFC and your input is valuable to us for planning purposes and improvement.

The survey is short and the questions you see will be based on how you have been associated with HFC. You may respond as a Client, a Family Member, a Community Member, or as an employee of the center. If you are associated with HFC in more than one way, you may take the survey again from a different perspective! 

The survey will be open from September 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021. 

Please follow this link to complete the survey.


Thank you for your support and feedback! 



Clients will get a phone broadcast message which contains the following:

Helen Farabee Centers will offer the option of in-person appointments beginning Monday, April 5th, 2021. If you are currently scheduled for an appointment by phone or video, you may call the center to change this to a face-to-face appointment.


A new facility and program for Helen Farabee Centers to present is a hospital transition step-down unit!

This is a 6 bed facility located within Wichita Falls, TX. It’s a supportive and warm living environment to make a transition from long-term hospitalization to a less restrictive community setting. The residents fulfill a main criterion of long-term hospitalization. The length of stay at this facility is a year with consideration for up to an additional year. 

The ultimate goal is a transition to independent living within a community. This ultimate goal is facilitated by HF’s intensive service array of medication services, skills training, counseling, supported services and peer services.




Covid-19 Information for HFC clients, visitors, and community partners:

Our goal is to continue serving individuals in the safest way possible while protecting their health and the health of our staff and community partners. 

We are screening all clients, visitors, vendors, and HFC employees with some basic questions regarding possible exposure to the Covid-19 virus. These are NOT tests, just questions. We will help clients with referrals to their primary care providers if they need to inquire about any symptoms. Appointments at HFC may be rescheduled if needed until the concern is reduced. 

If you know or suspect you have symptoms, please call your doctor and call us to reschedule your appointment. Stay safe by following CDC guidance to protect yourself and protect others.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available!

Call the toll-free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919!  

Text, "HOME", to 741741 to talk to a professional via text if you feel overwhelmed!

Helen Farabee Centers specialize in providing access to community-based treatment and support services for persons with severe, persistent forms of mental illness, substance abuse and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Serving North Texas since 1969, the Center operates more than 20 program sites within our 16,655 square mile catchment area. Each month our Centers provide behavioral health and/or intellectual or developmental disability services for more than 10,000 people and, in many cases, their families.

While our Centers serve a large population over a very broad geographic area, we are dedicated to knowing and meeting the needs of the people who come to us for help as well as the communities we are here to serve.


Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, King, Knox,
Montague, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young Counties


Helen Farabee Centers Hours of Operation

Monday - 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday - 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday - 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Thursday - 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Friday - 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed

*** Crisis Intervention Services are Available 24/7 by calling 1-800-621-8504 (903-472-7242) ***


Request for Medical Records

Fax # 940-696-6248

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Helen Farabee Centers Board of Trustees 

Verner Hayhurst, Chair - Archer, Clay, Montague Counties
Cindy Barksdale - Jack & Wise Counties
Kathy Thorp - Throckmorton &  Young Counties
Lou Vail - Baylor, Haskell &  Knox Counties
Joan Murray - Cottle, Dickens, King, & Stonewall Counties
Van R. “Bill” White, Vice-Chair - Childress, Foard, Hardeman, & Wilbarger Counties
J Brian Eby - Wichita County
Robert Clement - City of Wichita Falls
Steven Sullwold, Secretary  - City of Wichita Falls

Ex-Officio Board Members

Sheriff Pat Laughery

Sheriff Kenny Lemons




Helen Farabee Centers is now listed as a charitable non-profit through Amazon Smiles. You can help us continue to provide crucial services to our communities in need by simply using the link: when you shop on Amazon!