An estimated 545,000 children and adolescents experience severe mental health conditions every year. In 2014, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission was awarded a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration supporting a collaboration between agencies, communities, families and youth. The goal of the grant was to weave mental health supports and services into seamless systems of care for children, youth and families. A strategic plan guided efforts over the next four years—watch the Texas System of Care video series to learn about some of the accomplishments that led to youth empowerment in the state.