Governor Abbott takes action to support Uvalde community

The governor directs HHSC to ensure children in Uvalde have access to behavioral health resources

AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter directing Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) Commissioner Cecile Young. The governor urged Young to use all available resources to ensure every child in the Uvalde community has access to mental health support services following the shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Governor Abbott also instructed HHSC to work with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium to provide behavioral health resources and community support to help the community heal.

The governor has taken action to provide all available resources to support the Uvalde community. You can read more on what Governor Abbott has done so far here.

You can also read the letter the governor sent to Young here.