Mental Health Awareness EducatorBeacons of Hope ChampionsCentral Texas African American Family Support ConferenceNAMI Central Texas


Network of BIPOC organizations and experts in the field. Following in the footsteps of the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference, the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN) was created in 2009 to further strengthen connections and networking opportunities for African Americans who are interested in behavioral health in the Austin area. Composed of behavioral health professionals, people with lived mental and behavioral health experience, youth and their families, faith leaders, and community members, the network identifies and brings together local, recovery-oriented supports.
In particular, the network exists to connect African Americans to services and supports that reflect a deep understanding of their unique challenges navigating a mental health system that was not built with their experience in mind.

Beacons of Hope Champions

Beacons of Hope Champions

A community and ministry dedicated to bringing awareness, education, and a safe space for honesty, encouragement, empowerment, and balance to achieve emotional and mental wellness which is essential for spiritual growth. To challenge the disconnect to ensure ministry and help to the whole person.

Founder, Dr. Twanna House, MSHRM, D. Min
NAMI Member
Hope Coach - Fresh Hope for Mental Health
Network Member, She Speaks Wellness

Dr. House has been a Human Resource Professional for 22 years and earned an M.S. in HR Management from Troy University and a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary.




"We Come Together
To promote our health and wellness and that of our community. The conference is filled with the most current information on mental health, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities, led by caring health experts and people with their own lived experiences with these conditions. With interactive workshops and inspirational speakers, we share our stories, expand our knowledge, and connect with support and resources to live healthier, more resilient lives

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"NAMI Central Texas, formerly NAMI Austin, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are changing how our community addresses mental health through innovative education, support, and advocacy programs. NAMI Central Texas serves Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, and Caldwell counties."


NAMI Central Texas is dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy programs.


NAMI Central Texas envisions a community that addresses mental illness as a health issue and provides the systems, resources and education for all people to achieve recovery.



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4110 Guadalupe St.
Austin, Texas 78751
United States