About Us

Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in North Texas, serving over 60,000 adults and children annually. For over 50 years, Metrocare has provided a broad array of services to people with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health care, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, services for veterans and their families, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Alongside the clinical care, researchers and teachers from Metrocare’s Altshuler Center for Education & Research are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County while providing critical workforce to the state.

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Our Mission

At Metrocare, we serve our neighbors with developmental or mental health challenges by helping them find lives that are meaningful and satisfying.

Our Vision

We believe that regardless of challenges faced, the people we serve are able to find the meaning and satisfaction that they choose for their lives.

Our Values

We are accountable to those whom we serve, and to those from whom we receive support.

As advocates: when we lose, we don't give up; and when we win, we raise the bar.

We pursue quality of life for those whom we serve, and therefore require quality of services from our staff.

We seek a diverse and inclusive workplace in which to fulfill our mission.

Our History

Metrocare provides a comprehensive array of services and supports for people dealing with the challenges of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.

 Governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court, the center was established in 1967 as Dallas County MHMR. Metrocare currently provides services to more than 62,000 individuals annually.

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Board of Trustees

The center was established in 1967 as Dallas County MHMR and is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court.

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Leadership Team

Metrocare's day-to-day operations are overseen by a team of professionals led by the Chief Executive Officer.

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The Purchasing Department’s responsibilities include the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services. Metrocare assumes no liability for payments and obligations except those incurred in accordance with Metrocare's purchasing procedures.

Did You Know


Texans live with a serious and persistent mental illness


Texans have a mental illness and would benefit from treatment


children received care from Metrocare last year

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What's the Deal with Pronouns

Adding pronouns to email signatures is a growing trend among businesses with inclusive policies, and I was so happy to see one of our team members incorporate her pronouns into her signature line.

June 25, 2020

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KidLinks Announces Launch of Social-Emotional Skills Development Application

In collaboration with Metrocare Services, KidLinks is excited to announce the launch of their Social-Emotional Skills Development Enhancement platform!

June 19, 2020

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PTSD Awareness Month

Over half of adults will face a traumatic event in their lifetime such as actual/threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violation.  In the immediate aftermath of trauma, it is normal to have it consume your thoughts and to feel on high alert.

June 01, 2020

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