Veterans Services

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Veterans Program

Serving veterans and their families

The mission of Easter Seals Veterans Program is to assist military families with building the lives they want. Our staff wants to help meet the needs they have to foster stability, wellness, and growth.

 

Program details:

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Easter Seals Greater Houston is proudly serving current Service members, Veterans and their families in Harris and all surrounding counties. Our mission is to assist military families in building the lives they want after they finish their military service and to meet their needs to foster stability, reintegration, wellness, and growth. Our goal is not to duplicate services offered in the community, but rather be an easy point of entry for those who have been reticent to or had difficulty connecting to the VA or finding the resources they need. CONTACT: 713.838.9050 / Veterans@eastersealshouston.org

 

Case Management Services - Case Management Services are open to all Veterans and their families living in Fort Bend and Harris Counties as well as The Brazos Valley. Veterans and/or their family members will receive an assessment and then work together with the case manager to develop a roadmap for success. To better accommodate work schedules, case management services will also be offered via phone, or telehealth and require limited paperwork to get started.

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  • Assistive Technology includes assistive technology lab, BridgingApps specializing in proven apps for smart tech that work concurrently with many of our other programs and tele-health for those in remote areas or who do not have access to transportation.

  • Family Camp / “First Light” – Open to families for a specific weekend of retreat/mental health services.

 

  • Financial Coaching/Home Buyers Education helping families create financial stability and a better future by increasing income, building savings and acquiring assets

 

  • Mental Health Counseling for any or all family members as well as support groups.

 

  • Respite for Caregivers to help provide relief options to parents who provide ongoing care of their family member who has a disability.

 

  • Service/Companion Dog Program – Requirements – to be able to participate in training and must have transportation and the ability to work with the trainer. Be financially capable of maintaining care after the training is over, i.e., feeding the dog and medicine.

 

  • Supported Employment provides an individualized approach to assisting person with disabilities and other needs to make informed choices and attain their employment aspirations.

 

  • Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Easter Seals is the lead collaborator for the 2nd year in leading system level change/outreach and direct services to veterans and their families through counseling, case management, technology, telemedicine, and other supports that will increase access to mental health services; in partnership with the Catholic Charities, Combined Arms, Crisis Intervention of Houston, Disability Rights Texas, The Dixon Center, Grace After Fire, Impact A Hero, MHA Houston, My Service Dog, NextOp, Paws for Heroes, Strong Star, U.S. VETS, Worklife Institute, and Xena Project.

 

Meet our Program Coordinator, Dr. Cristy Gamez:

Dr. Gamez is a licensed psychologist who has worked with Veterans for over 15 years in inpatient and outpatient settings, in groups and individually, assisting them to create the lives they want to live by using their strengths to reach their goals.

 

Contact Dr. Gamez, Program Coordinator, Easter Seals
Veterans Program
713.838.9050, ext. 371
cgamez@eastersealshouston.org

 

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Serving veterans and their families

We offer veterans the opportunity to be trained with and receive a service dog. A service dog can improve a veteran’s quality of life and help him or her live more independently.

 

To be eligible the veteran must:

  • Be able to participate in training. Must have transportation and ability to be work with the trainer.
  • Be financially capable of maintaining care after the training is over, i.e., feed the dog and take the dog to veterinarian visits.

 

Contact Jennifer Wright
Veterans Service Dog Program
281-904-1098 
jcwright@eastersealshouston.org

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors: 

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*This program is made possible by: BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, Boeing Employee Community Fund, Tom and Hetty Ball Foundation, The George Foundation, John O'Shea Foundation, Plains All American,LLP., The Whalley Foundation, and Youth Action Council. Special thanks for your generous support!

 

Texas Veterans + Family Alliance

Mental health services for veterans and their families

Easter Seals Greater Houston and its collaborative partners have been chosen as recipients of the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program from Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Houston, which has the 2nd highest population of veterans in the U.S., will have some critically needed funding for mental health services to reach veterans as well as their families. The project will include system level change/outreach and direct services to veterans and their families through counseling, case management, technology, telemedicine, and other supports that will increase access to mental health services. Learn more.

Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. 

 

 

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