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Burleson Health Resource Center (BHRC)

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Established in 2004 in Caldwell, with a second office opened in 2005 in Somerville, the BHRC is Burleson County’s “one-stop shop” for residents of Burleson County that need assistance addressing issues related to their health and well-being and that of their families.

The BHRC aims to improve the overall health of Burleson County by linking county residents to essential resources and services. With the guidance of the Burleson County Family Resource Commission, the BHRC collaborates with a broad range of services, partners, agencies and programs that help families resolve a wide range of needs. With service coordination and case management at the core of its approach, BHRC clients are provided 1:1 advocacy and support based on the development of individualized Resource Access Plans that provide all the resources and recommendations that will help families address their  often complex issues and concerns. BHRC staff understand that county residents are often faced with complex challenges that require a comprehensive, problem-solving response. We are committed to  providing the level of support needed to assist clients in looking beyond short-term fixes  toward sustainable, long-term solutions.

What Services are Available?

Working in collaboration with partners all throughout the Brazos Valley, the BHRC helps Burleson County residents gain access to a broad range of programs and services, including but not limited to:

  • Primary medical and dental care
  • Mental health services
  • Assistance for the elderly and disabled
  • Assistance and counseling for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Assistance and counseling for victims of child abuse and their care givers
  • Individual and couples counseling
  • Emergency shelter
  • Housing, rent and utility assistance
  • Substance Misuse Counseling and Treatment
  • Legal assistance
  • Childcare
  • Parent Education and Anger Management
  • Transportation to medical and social service appointments
  • Basic needs – food and clothing
  • Linkage to many other programs and services too numerous to list!

How Can I Access Services of the BHRC?

Call either BHRC office to speak with an Office Manager who will provide you with the information you need. You may request to meet with the BHRC Case Manager or a representative of a partnering agency at the BHRC office nearest you. Be prepared to present a form of identification. Depending on the partner agency and/or type of assistance needed, you may be required to present proof of household income, social security card and proof of residency.

Contact Information and Office Hours:

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BHRC Caldwell
Address: 1108 Woodson, Caldwell, TX 77836 (immediately opposite the Burleson St. Joseph Clinic)
Tel: 979-567-3200
Fax: 979-567-3255
Office Manager: Amy Hildebrand
Case Manager: Bertha Ostiguin


BHRC Somerville:
Address: 17202 State Highway36 S, Suite 110, Somerville, TX 77879
Tel/fax: 979-596-2315
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am-Noon
Office Manager: Melanie Dockery
Case Manager: Jodi Olive


  • The BHRC is supported by the compassionate and generous community that it serves. There are several ways you can participate and help.

    1. Consider serving on the Burleson County Family Resource Commission. This board of community members provides guidance regarding the development of the BHRC, serves as the County’s Child Welfare Board, and oversees the management of the Rainbow Room. Speak to the Executive Director regarding your interest in serving on this board.

    2. Contribute items to the Rainbow Room: The Rainbow Room was established to provide for the needs of abused and neglected children in the care of Child Protective Services. You may donate new items of clothing, toiletries, backpacks and other items that children will need for home and school. Call Melanie in our Somerville office to discuss what items are needed.

    3. Donate. Click the DONATE NOW button below OR Make your tax-deductible donation payable to "BHRC" and mail to:
    1108 Woodson Drive
    Caldwell, TX 77836

    All funds are used for direct assistance to BHRC clients who are residents of Burleson County, with expenditures overseen by the Burleson County Auditor in accordance with State law.

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