The Volunteer Services Council for Brenham State School is the only non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to working with families, staff and the community to enrich the lives of the residents of Brenham State Supported Living Center by providing fiscal and human resources beyond that which is provided by the state.

The campus of Brenham State Supported Living Center opened in 1974 and is located on 200 acres of rolling hills on US Highway 36, just south of Brenham, midway between Austin and Houston. Brenham State Supported Living Center, with its well-tended fields and wooden fences, is an integral part of rural Washington County, a comfortable country setting pleasing to visitors and residents alike. This is home to about 260 adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and related conditions. Brenham State Supported Living Center provides a full array of psychological, medical, habilitative, instructional and recreational services. It is under the auspices of the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Girl Scout Donation

Fred's story ...

Fred was born on Christmas Day in 1959. He moved to Brenham State Supported Living Center in 1974 and continues to call it home. The State provides the basics in Fred's life but the Volunteer Services Council (VSC) adds the good things. A chapel in which to worship, a van to ride to work, and a basketball court to shoot hoops are just some of the things he enjoys because of the VSC. Fred loves going to dinner and a movie, rides in golf carts around campus, as well as sitting in the gazebo after work— all provided by the VSC. Direct TV, a campus cinema, and Patrick Heard Park places on campus Fred can enjoy from the VSC. The State provides Fred a place to live but the VSC provides Fred a life. Fred was recently recognized for working at Sealy Mattress for 15 years. Congratulations Fred! Thank you to Sealy Mattress for the partnership of hiring resident workers from BSSLC!

Bubba & Melissa painting

Resident's art work for sale ...

The Art Center is one of many programs sponsored by the VSC. Volunteer Melissa enjoys helping Bubba paint a wooden craft to be sold at Hermann's General Store in downtown Brenham.

Tamy pushing Joel down the walking trail

Good Things ...

Read about the Good Things that are happening each month on campus, from outings to on-campus events there is fun to be had by all, thanks to YOU, our volunteers! Contact if you'd like to receive the monthly "Good Things" enewsletter.

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Did You Know?

Brenham SSLC celebrated it's 40th anniversary in 2014!

FACT: There are approximately 260 people living at Brenham State Supported Living Center.

Ground was recently broken for the NEW Hazel Lawson Adaptive Sports Complex. A field with a rubber surface to allow for athletes of all abilities to play field games like baseball, football, soccer and more. JOIN THE TEAM and help make this field a reality for residents & the community to enjoy the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Volunteer Services Council


Events and News

Art work from BSSLC artists is for sale at Hermann's General Store in downtown Brenham, see photo at left, or at the Expression's Bistro & Gift Shop located in the Education & Training Building 503 Texan Trail.