Burke’s mission is to provide the highest-quality and most compassionate and comprehensive mental health and developmental disability services to every client in East Texas that needs them.
We provide award-winning mental health and intellectual and development disability services to anyone that needs them in 12 East Texas counties (Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler).
Across our region, we operate 47 facilities that specialize in personal, professional and compassionate care for each and every client. Part of the East Texas healthcare community for 40 years, Burke employs more counselors, psychiatrists, therapists and case workers than any other provider.
We believe all East Texans that need them deserve high-quality, personal, professional and compassionate mental health and developmental disability services. Wherever they live and whatever their income, our clients deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and that is what every Burke employee strives to deliver.
With more than 400 employees, Burke is one of the largest employers in East Texas. Burke employees are as committed to their clients and communities as they are to their profession. Many of us were born and raised here. Others got here as fast as we could. Our people make it possible to deliver the highest-quality, most comprehensive services to our clients.
Burke has been providing care for East Texans since it was established in 1974 as Deep East Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services. Burke is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees. We have grown from a small organization offering limited services to a major behavioral health provider, serving over 5,000 people annually through a variety of mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and early childhood intervention services.
The organization’s namesakes, Ward and Annabelle Burke, have been tireless advocates for people with mental illness or intellectual and developmental disabilities and were instrumental in making community care possible in Texas.
One of thirty-nine community centers in Texas, Burke provides services in a twelve county region that includes Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler counties.