Hidden behind serene trees on a busy street in Angleton lies a safe house for the mentally ill in crisis. The Gulf Coast Center’s Bayou House Crisis Respite Care Center reopened in August 2013, thanks to the Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver. Proposed projects to Texas Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval before implementation and earn incentives for successful outcomes. The state is divided into 20 regions, with UTMB serving as the anchor for Region 2. Part of the medical branch’s role as the anchor institution is to serve as the liaison between regional providers and Texas Health and Human Services. [Note: This article was written by India Ogazi in UTMB’s Office of Marketing and Communications. Email us your story ideas for consideration.]