Consumer-Operated Service Providers

Consumer-Operated Service Providers are an evidence-based practice program recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. COSPs are independent organizations operated and governed by people in recovery, and a central feature of their services is peer support. These providers have a unique and valuable role in a recovery-oriented system of care.

Providers focus on the core purposes of public education, advocacy and peer-based and other recovery support services. Visit the Peer Support Services webpage to learn more.


COSP providers are funded by the state and subcontracted through the local mental health authority. The providers are:

Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers

(formerly known as the Agape Center)
LMHA: Texas Panhandle Centers

Austin Area Mental Health Consumers

LMHA: Integral Care

Cherokee County Peer Support Group (Jacksonville)


Depression Connection for Recovery (Fort Worth)

LMHA: My Health My Resources of Tarrant County

Mental Health America of Abilene

(new name of Advocates of Abilene after they merged with the local Mental Health America chapter)
LMHA: Betty Hardwick Center

Mental Health Peer Services of Greater Fort Worth

LMHA: Tarrant County MHMR

Prosumers (chapters in San Antonio and Houston)

LMHA: The Center for Health Care Services
Website: (Click on "Meetings" to reach the San Antonio and Houston chapters.)

River City Advocacy (New Braunfels)

LMHA: Hill Country MHDD Centers

Training and Certification

Learn more about peer specialist training and certification in Texas on our web page, Peer Specialist Training and Certification.


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