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About Our Agency

Mission Statement: Quality Service for Quality Life

Vision Statement

Create a superior system of care to meet individualized needs through the provision of quality services shaped by partnerships and built upon integrity, mutual respect and compassion for those served.


Who is West Texas Centers?

West Texas Centers is a community center under the provisions of Chapter 534 of the Texas Health & Safety Code Ann., as amended, and serves as the designated local authority for mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities for the established service area.  The Center began operations on March 1, 1997 and continues to serve as the designated local authority for mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities through a contractual relationship with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Department of Aging  & Disability Services, and Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services.

In addition to services for people with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Center is host to an Early Childhood Intervention program that is known as Little Lives ECI.  This program serves children ages 0-3 years old.

We proudly serve the citizens of Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Howard, Kent, Loving, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Reeves, Runnels, Scurry, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler and Yoakum counties.

The Center provides a wide array of mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in approximately 35 sites across the service area to over 2300 individuals through the dedication of approximately 330 staff.  Although administrative offices are located at 319 Runnels, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, local offices are established throughout most of the catchment area.

West Texas Centers is about...

Our Values:  Individual Worth, Quality, Integrity, Dedication, Innovation, Teamwork, Community Service, Our Staff and The Citizens of well as:


Cheering on the everyday winners in life!


Committing ourselves to improving the lives of those we serve!


Supporting people while they live out their dreams!

We welcome the opportunity to work with you as your local authority and as your quality provider to serve you - our ultimate customers!


"Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are.  Successful people are not superhuman.  Success does not require a super intellect.  Nor is there anything mystical about success.  And success isn't based on luck.  Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do.  Never - yes Never - sell yourself short."
David J. Schwartz