Galveston County Daily News, Oct. 26, 2006http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=62095008b3772c75 By Michael Winburn  Today in Alvin, the Gulf coast Center, Galveston and Brazoria counties’ mental health retardation authority and local advocacy groups NAMI Gulf Coast and the Arc of the Gulf coast will co-host an important legislative forum …Our regional community coalition of UTMB, MHMR, 4Cs clinic, law enforcement, Jesse Tree, NAMI and others will be seeking support to improve the community’s ability to treat people locally and avoid the expense of long-term institutional care. Funds are needed to expand our regional crisis stabilization psychiatric bed capacity at the University of Texas Medical Branch, as well as maintaining the new mobile outreach teams in both Brazoria and Galveston counties.