Andrews Center offers help and hope to adults needing a wide range of mental health and/or intellectual and developmental disability services. Whether transitioning into adulthood or an independent living situation for the first time, or coping with a lifelong mental illness diagnosis, Andrews Center Behavioral Healthcare System recognizes that adults diagnosed with mental illness and their families are faced with great challenges. These challenges may be temporary in nature, long-term or even potentially catastrophic, threatening quality of life for the patient and often the entire family.

Andrews Center offers services to help patients and their families cope with mental illness. Some of these services include:

  • Education and Referrals
  • Emergency/Crisis Services
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Counseling Services
  • Industrial Labor Services
  • Residential Programs
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Resources

Andrews Center personnel are sensitive to the needs of adults seeking assistance. Every effort is made to provide encouragement and support as patient and staff work together to find avenues to secure quality of life. Staff members are compassionate, dedicated, and highly qualified professionals – and it is their privilege to help.

Call today 903.597.1351 or 800.374.6058.

  Counseling and Assessment

Andrews Center offers confidential and comprehensive counseling and assessment services. These mental health services are provided on a fee-for-service basis.


  • Psychological evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents and adults
  • Individual counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Adult Case Management
  • Children’s Case Management

Andrews Center is dedicated to educating the community about mental illness. Awareness training and education is available to schools, agencies, hospitals, and businesses. We also provide waiver counseling services to adults regardless of diagnosis.



Andrews Center provides access to two daytime programs for adults (18+) with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Both programs exist to help participants gain adaptive living and psychosocial skills in a safe and supportive environment. Experienced and degreed professionals work with participants in small groups, which allows them to offer the focused, person-centered training required for individuals to develop and maximize skills in daily living, communication and socialization.

The Adult Day Training program is located in Tyler, and the Athens Day Activity program is located in Athens. IDD adults with adaptive behaviors, psychiatric conditions, or physical handicaps that complicate their participation in a work environment, whether vocational or prevocational, are eligible for the programs. The Adult Day Training program is also available for children and teens needing after school and summer and holiday care.

Our ADA facilities are modern, safe and healthy environments equipped with surveillance cameras and security gates. Cameras are accessible to Division and Assistant Unit Managers and are monitored throughout the day.

Adult Day Training (ADT)

3111 WNW Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75702

Adult Training: M-F, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Daycare for adults, children and teens: M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Athens Day Activity (ADA)
2607 Cecil Lane
Athens, TX 75752

Adult Training: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Family members, legal guardians or assigned staff may refer clients by calling 903.533.8047 for ADT or 903.677.3520 for ADA or by emailing ADT.

Once the developmental disability is identified, placement will be considered. Fees for this service are based on ability to pay. Funding may be available for clients with specific conditions.

Pre-placement visits or tours may be arranged through the Division Director or Assistant Unit Manager.


Andrews Center understands and believes in the importance of employment for all people and offers two work programs for adults living with mental illness:

Andrews Diversified Industries (ADI) – This signature program is operated in partnership with community businesses. There are a variety of work training and employment opportunities for adults with IDD and/or physical disabilities in settings that offer career skills training. Some jobs are performed in-house while others are off-site. Example jobs are janitorial work and lawn maintenance.

903.595.0404 – Tyler
903.675.3950 – Athens

Supported Employment – This program helps adults with disabilities find and keep jobs in the community. The service includes interests and abilities assessments, job placement assistance, and ongoing job coaching.



A group home provides 24-hour care for its IDD residents in a comfortable, home-like setting. Andrews Center operates seven group homes in a five-county service area. Group home placement includes room and board, medical care, day-to-day life training, and field trips. Dietary services, psychologists and psychiatrists are available as needed.



The Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ICF/IID) program is a community-based residential service option provided in homes with six or fewer individuals. This ICF/IID program provides similar services provided in an HCS residential home. The services include staff available to assist individuals with identified needs, access to medical care, the opportunity to attend Day Habilitation or similar programs, and participation in community activities.

If you choose to access the ICF/IID residential option, you are able to keep your current placement on interest lists for home and community-based waiver services, such as HCS, Texas Home Living, Community Living Assistance and Support Services, and Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities programs.

For information about the ICF/IID program, please visit: Information at allows you to search ICFs/IID homes with vacancies by county, city or zip code. It also lists any special services or areas of expertise.

If you are interested in this residential option, contact us at (903)597-5067. We will assist you in applying for the service. The application process for admission to an ICF/IID involves sharing an individual’s diagnosis and medical and support needs with ICF/IID providers to ensure they have the appropriate services and resources to best meet an individual’s needs.


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  • Elliott Street Group Home Canton – Men
  • Foxglove – HCS
  • House of Courage – OCR Men’s
  • House of Grace – OCR Women’s
  • Millcreek Group Home Canton – Women
  • New Beginnings – Veterans
  • New Directions – Veterans
  • Phillips Street Group Home Tyler – Women