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 with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute serving as the program administrator. 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. The first goal is to increase collaboration and understanding of both veterans’ needs and gaps and overlaps in services. The second project goal is to serve veterans and their families through counseling, case management, technology, telemedicine, and other supports that will increase access to mental health services. Mental health services will include individual and group mental health counseling, peer to peer supports, interventions and/or trainings. Services will be complimented by case management to help break down barriers to services and resources and by providing a consistent, trusted place where the veteran/family member can turn when issues arise.
Easter Seals Greater Houston is proud to be serving our veterans and their families in partnership with the American Legion Post 416, Brain Posit, Catholic Charities, Combined Arms, Council on Recovery, Crisis Intervention of Houston, Disability Rights Texas, The Dixon Center, Grace After Fire, Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels, My Service Dog, Operation Phantom Support, Xena Project, and U.S. VETS. In addition to serving as the lead for the Community Collaboration, Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Housing & Financial Counseling, Supported Employment, Respite, Technology and Case Management Programs will provide services to the project’s clients.
Contact Christine Ellery at 713.838.9050, ext. 332 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The mission of Easter Seals Veterans Case Management Program is to assist veterans and their families build the lives they want after they finish their military service. Our case managers want to help veterans and their families meet the needs they have to foster stability, wellness, and growth.
Meet our Program Coordinator, Dr. Cristy Gamez-Galka:
Dr. Gamez-Galka is a licensed psychologist who has worked with Veterans for over 10 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-Galka, Program Coordinator, Easter Seals
Veterans Case Management Program
713.838.9050, ext. 371
Veterans Companion Dog Program
Serving veterans and their families
We are currently offering a veteran with a disability the opportunity to be trained with and receive a companion dog. A companion dog can improve a veteran’s quality of life and help him or her live more independently.
To be eligible the veteran must:
Contact Christine Ellery
Veterans Companion Dog Program
713-838-9050 ext. 332
Thank you to our generous sponsor:
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 with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute serving as the program administrator. 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. Learn more.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Transition Age Youth Project of Easter Seals Greater Houston
Services and support for persons, ages 16 - 27, who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Illness, designed to help youth become more independent and successful in their communities. Services may include a combination of the following:
Transition Program of Easter Seals Greater Houston - 5615 NW Central, C-106 Houston, TX 77092
Robert Williams, Transition Coordinator - Phone Numbers: 832-834-4170 (ofc): 713-208-4835 (cell)
Email address: email@example.com
The Transition Program for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Mental Illness is funded through the generosity of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
For more information, please contact us.
Easter Seals Greater Houston offers a full complement of services for individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities, and their families. Services range from infancy to adulthood, are are offered throughout the greater Houston area. Easter Seals has outreach offices located in: Houston, Bellaire, Stafford, Montgomery County, Conroe and Liberty County.
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