Burke Center

If you are a veteran and have questions regarding your health, the MHMRs in Texas could be the answer. There are 38 centers in Texas that help veterans with trained and caring professionals. You probably live next to one and simply are not aware of the help that is so near to you.

These centers strive to develop services for persons in a wide variety of areas.Some veterans have recently experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and are getting the information that is helping them get their lives back on track.  PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening.Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD.

These events can include:   

* Combat or military exposure   

* Child sexual or physical abuse   

* Terrorist attacks   

* Sexual or physical assault   

* Serious accidents, such as a car wreck   

* Natural disasters, such as a fire, tornado, hurricane, flood, or earthquake

After the event, you may feel scared, confused, or angry. If these feelings don't go away or they get worse, you may have PTSD. These symptoms may disrupt your life, making it hard to continue with your daily activities.

Known originally as Deep East Texas Regional MHMR Services, the Burke Center was founded in 1974 and today provides a variety of quality behavioral healthcare services to people with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use issues. 

One of thirty-nine community centers in the State of Texas, the result of legislation passed in 1965, the Burke Center provides services in a twelve county region that includes: Angelina Co., Houston Co., Jasper Co., Nacogdoches Co., Newton Co., Polk Co., Sabine Co., San Augustine Co., San Jacinto Co., Shelby Co., Trinity Co., and Tyler Co. Since 1974, the Burke Center has greatly expanded it services and continues to look for ways to improve the quality of life for its clients. The Center has shaped a strong reputation across the state for public service, good stewardship of its resources and a strong commitment to the communities it serves. The Burke Center’s missions statement is “Working Together to Improve Lives” and this is evident today through its continued dedication to the people it serves.The Burke Center is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. 


Career Phase:
Discharges Allowed:
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Angelina
  • Houston
  • Jasper
  • Nacogdoches
  • Newton
  • Polk
  • Sabine
  • San Augustine
  • San Jacinto
  • Shelby
  • Trinity
  • Tyler
Services Category:
  • Housing - In-Patient Substance and MH
  • Mental Health
  • MH - Counseling
  • MH - MST
  • MH - PTSD
  • MH - TBI
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
Vet Plus: