Organization provides public health resources for Central Texas residents

lcp-2016-10-45-mWhen Executive Director Andrea Richardson started working for Bluebonnet Trails Community Services nine years ago, she was no stranger to mental health care systems—she said she had worked for a number of others in the state.

“When I started, I felt Bluebonnet didn’t quite meet its potential,” she said. “There was a need for children’s-related services. We had opportunities we hadn’t explored yet.”

Richardson brought in new programs, such as children’s mental health and autism services, within the existing budget.

The nonprofit serves as an umbrella for community and mental health services, offering early childhood intervention, developmental therapies, substance abuse help and crisis assistance. The organization opened its first location in 1997 and has expanded to 16 sites, including one at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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