Our Story

New Milestones Foundation (NMF) was founded in 1981 to help Integral Care achieve its vision of Healthy Living for Everyone. In the early years, NMF purchased cars and vans for Integral Care programs and oversaw the management of several Integral Care housing locations. In 2001, we experienced a year of invigoration and growth for New Milestones. We put into action a plan to promote community awareness of mental health issues facing Travis County and started fundraising to increase access to mental health services. In 2002, we started the first annual Bridging the Gap event, a fundraising gala that features people sharing powerful personal stories about lived experience with mental illness, including celebrity speakers like Carrie Fisher, Patty Duke and Mariel Hemingway.

In one notable 2011 capital campaign, we successfully raised $500,000 as part of a local match to refurbish two crisis respite locations in Central Austin. Crisis respites are safe places for people recovering from a mental health crisis to receive tools that build a strong foundation for regaining health and independence, which contributes to the well-being of our community.

Thanks to your support, NMF has raised more than $1.5 million over the years to fund a wide variety of Integral Care programs and services for adults, children and families.


  • Child and Family Services
    Programs that give children and families the skills and resources they need to thrive
  • 24/7 Crisis Helpline 
    Support from mental health professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Homeless Services
    Housing and support services to help individuals achieve health, well-being and recovery
  • Mental Health First Aid
    An 8-hour class that gives community members tools to help someone showing signs of mental illness or substance use disorder
  • Alameda House
    Transitional living for adults experiencing mental illness and substance use
  • The Central Texas African American Family Support Conference 
    A two-day event that brings the community together to raise awareness of available mental health services and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness
  • Psychiatric Emergency Services 
    A mental health urgent care walk-in clinic
  • Suicide Prevention
    Education and resources for the community to reduce suicide in our community


New Milestones Foundation is dedicated to expanding awareness and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. When we support well-being, we make sure that everyone can reach their potential and fully contribute to our community. Maximizing potential helps our community thrive and remain vibrant.