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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.

   

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Texas Veterans + Family Alliance

Mental Health Services for Veterans and Their Families

 

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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. 

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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 casmanagement 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 cellery@eastersealshouston.org for more information.

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Free Summer Series Groups

Free Summer Series available for Youth of Veterans

Ages 8-12

Dates: June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Time: 6:00-6:45pm

Location: 4500 Bissonnet Suite 340, Bellaire, Texas, 77401

To learn more about the series and register, contact Susana Zambrano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at 713-838-9050 extension 397 or SZambrano@eastersealshouston.org

 

Free Summer Series available for Parents and Grandparents of Veterans

Dates: July 11th, 18th, 25th

Time: 6:00-6:45pm

Location July 11th: 4500 Bissonnet Suite 340, Bellaire, Texas, 77401

Location July 18th and 25th: 4888 Loop Central Drive Suite 200, Houston, Texas, 77081

To learn more about the series and register, contact Susana Zambrano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at 713-838-9050 extension 397 or SZambrano@eastersealshouston.org

 

Para más información sobre grupos en Espanol para Veteranos. Contacto: Susana Zambrano 713-838-9050 Ext: 397

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Serving veterans and their families

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.

 

Program details:

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  • Veterans will not be required to show 2 forms of ID, good conduct discharge, DD 214, homelessness, or substance use to be eligible.
  • To better accommodate work schedules, case management services will also be offered via phone and require limited paperwork to get started.
  • Our goal is not to duplicate services offered in the community, but rather be an easy point of entry for veterans and their families who have been reticent to or had difficulty connecting to the VA or finding the resources they need.   


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
cgamez-galka@eastersealshouston.org

 

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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:

  • Be able to participate in training.  They must have transportation and the 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 Christine Ellery
Veterans Companion Dog Program
713-838-9050 ext. 332
cellery@eastersealshouston.org

 

Thank you to our generous sponsor: 

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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.

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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:

 

  • Social Skills Training provided by Easter Seals Greater Houston (ESGH) and the Coffeehouse Program of Mental Health-Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County (MHMRA) to help youth gain social skills critical to success in school, employment and the community;

 

  • Supported Employment provided by the Transition Program of ESGH to help persons who want to go to work find and keep a job with a future in their area of interest;

 

  • Summer internships for a limited number of participants with the assistance of Jewish Family Services and the High School/High Tech Program of ESGH to help young persons gain valuable work experience while they are still in high school or college;

 

  • College classes at the Houston Community College VAST Academy to help beginning HCC students successfully complete their basic English or Math courses and to bridge the gap between high school and college;

 

  • BCBA Services provided by ESGH to assess functional behaviors and to recommend services and supports to assist persons with clinical needs;

 

  • Peer Supports to help young persons be more independent by giving them someone with shared experiences to talk to and seek advice from other than parents/service providers;

 

  • Referral Assistance by MHMRA and ESGH to gain access to community resources for help in areas such as transportation, housing, education/scholarships, or finding a doctor;

 

  • Financial Coaching for youth and families, provided by the Housing & Financial Coaching Program of ESGH, to help in planning for attending college, saving for a car or apartment, or helping their family buy a home;

 

  • On-line Driver's Education for a limited number of participants in collaboration with SafeWay Driving;

 

  • Mobile Technology for a limited number of participants provided by the BridgingApps Program of ESGH will provide training, loaner devices and apps to help youth meet their goals in education and/or employment; and,

 

  • Electronic Recycling Training for a limited number of participants provided by the Transition Program of ESGH in collaboration with CompuCycle including curriculum focused on generalized jobs skills building and specific training for a range of jobs in an electronics recycling business.

 

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: rwilliams@eastersealshouston.org

 

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.

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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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Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340, Bellaire, TX 77401 | 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 handicap. 

 

 

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