OneVets open four sites throughout Houston, Texas and the surrounding area. The site in Humble, Texas is the Headquarters and has the capacity to serve more than 40 veterans..
We also offer special needs programs at most sites, providing services tailored to the specific issues facing certain veteran populations, such as advocacy, the chronically mentally ill, and troop returning home from the Military.
All of our programs are the result of collaborative efforts with community providers, VA Medical Centers and local government agencies. Funding for these programs provides permanent and long-term transitional housing, residential employment services, case management, substance abuse treatment and outreach to homeless veterans.
Ultimately all our Veterans will successfully transition to permanent housing, and thereby achieve self-sufficiency.
OurVets Advocacy and Education program take constructive, positive action on the issue of homelessness and mental illnesses. Veterans struggles with the stigmatism of mental illness which is rooted in the fundamental challenges and struggles Veterans faces beyond just being homeless.
Mental illness and Homelessness are barriers that precludes people from providing assistance to Veterans and giving them a chance of seeing beyond mental illness and homelessness. Taking constructive, positive action on Mental Illness and Homelessness is what drive the need for this service.
The intent of this service is to
- Educating varied public stakeholders about specific facts that challenge stereotypical views of the causes of mental illnesses and homelessness;
- Alerting the public about Mental Illnesses and Homelessness and the need for investing more funds and resources for Veterans suffering with Mental Illnesses
- Issuing concrete calls to action that support involvement and coordinated solutions that would help eliminate homelessness in our community.
OurVets provides homeless prevention services to its residents. These services allow individuals and families to prioritize their limited income to meet their housing needs.
Each week OurVets residents come to “shop” the pantry for their grocery needs. The pantry is stocked every week with a variety of food products – meats, dairy products, fresh produce, non-perishable foods, pasta, juice, breads and much more.
Each recipient receives a box of food which includes high-protein, nutritious, healthy food and beverages. Food is received through a partnership with the Food Bank and local donations.
If your school, workplace, church or other organization would like to do a drive to assist our clothes closet, please contact us for details.
Each week One Vets residents come to “shop” the clothes closet to meet their hygiene and apparel needs. The closet is stocked with clothing, undergarments, coats, shoes and hygiene items, for men and women. Each recipient may utilize the closet monthly. Distributed items are received through local donations. If your school, workplace, church or other organization would like to do a drive to assist our clothes closet, please contact us for details.
We share both the pride and problems of veterans and OneVets believe we have an obligation to help protect those who served and protect. As Veterans we are committed to helping Veterans in need. We are committed in the success of our veterans as they transition into permanent housing so we provide Specialty Services that will help to ensure successful transition and continued success.
Specialty Services included:
- Financial Planning/Budgeting
- Adult Day Care
- In Home Health Care
- Pet Sitting/Dog Walking