The Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN) is a group of individuals interested in the behavioral health and wellness of African Americans in the Austin area. 

Finding the right behavioral health (mental health and substance use) services and supports can be challenging. For African-Americans, who may also desire culturally competent providers with a heightened awareness about their particular needs and concerns, the challenge can be even more daunting. We help African Americans in the Austin area who are interested in behavioral health issues, seeking behavioral health services, and/or offer supports, connect with one another. This resource is of, by and for the community. Learn more about 4ABHN. 


  • Resource directory: A listing of culturally competent service providers and community-based supports in the Austin area for individuals living with behavioral health conditions and their family members. Licensed professionals (i.e. counselors, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists), consumer and family advocates, and local community providers can join 4ABHN and be listed as a resource.

  • Internship and volunteer opportunities: Information for students in higher education, including a listing of organizations that advocate on behalf of persons living with behavioral health conditions.  

  • News: Events, professional opportunities and trainings, and funding opportunities related to African American behavioral health, wellness and recovery.

  • Peer certification opportunities

Questions? Please contact Vicky Coffee, Program Manager for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.