Legislators Devote New Funding to Mental Health

SAN ANTONIO — Ray Gutierrez’s green eyes twinkle and his cheeks dimple with a shy smile when he looks across the table at Evita Morin, the former intake worker at Haven for Hope, who he said helped save his life.

“I probably would have been dead now,” said Gutierrez, 61, a recovering alcoholic. “I was helpless.”

Haven for Hope in Bexar County is a 20-acre community that provides services, shelter and safety to people who are homeless or nearly so. Working with dozens of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, mental and medical health providers and religious groups, Haven helps ...

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