Scheduled Opening Summer 2018
1213 Sabine Street, Austin, TX


December 12, 2017

Press Release


Contact: City of Austin Communication and Public Information Office, 512-974-2220

Sobering Center names founding Executive Director

Rhonda G. Patrick will serve as the founding Executive Director of the new Austin-Travis County Sobering Center, a facility created to address public safety issues related to public intoxication more effectively than a jail cell.

The Sobering Center, a joint project between the City of Austin and Travis County, will provide an alternative for individuals who… Continue→

December 11, 2017

Rhonda Patrick Appointed Executive Director of Sobering Center

Natalie Cass

The Sobering Center serving Austin and Travis County is very excited to announce the appointment of a permanent Executive Director beginning January 2, 2018. Rhonda Patrick brings a wealth of experience to this position and will be responsible for opening the facility and future operations.  After renovation of the former Medical Examiner’s Office the facility should open in the Summer of 2018. Rhonda has a Masters in Social Work and Public Administration and was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Behavioral Health Alliance of Texas, Inc., fo… Continue→

December 2, 2017

Welcome To Our New Website

Welcome to the new website for the Sobering Center serving Austin and Travis County. Stay tuned for news and updates.