Who We Are
River City Advocacy & Counseling Center is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization in New Braunfels, Texas that provides mental health services to the residents of Comal County and surrounding areas.
We were founded as a place for those who experience mental illness to support one another in their recovery. In keeping with RCA’s founding purpose as a place of refuge and community, we offer peer support services in addition to professional mental health counseling.
As advocates for mental health care, we also work to reduce mental health stigma where it exists. At the core of our vision is our advocacy for mental health programs which are empowering and responsive to the needs of individuals and families in our community.
The Need in Our Community
One out of every five adults in the United States experiences a mental illness. Improving access to mental health care is identified as a community priority in the most recent Comal County Community Plan. As the population of our community increases, so too will the need for mental health services. Access to these services is often out of reach for many low-income individuals and families who lack adequate health insurance coverage, and public funding for mental health care is often limited. As a consequence, certain mental health diagnoses are prioritized , and many individuals lack access to affordable mental health care.
A number of the issues that prevent the delivery of timely and accessible mental health care in our community are outlined in a report of the McKenna Foundation’s Mental Health and Behavioral Task Force
Our commitment to providing necessary mental health services is only possible because of the generous support of our local community.