Military/Veterans Services

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Programs for Service Members, Veterans and Military-Connected Families

The mission of Easter Seals Service Members, Veterans and Military-Connected Family Program is to assist military-connected families with building the lives they want. Our staff wants to help meet the needs of people who are serving or have served in the military and their families. We aim to foster stability, wellness, and growth with our services.

Program details:


Easter Seals Greater Houston is proudly serving current Service members, Veterans and their families in Harris and all surrounding counties. Our reach can extend to those throughout the state who are interested in tele-mental health services. Our mission is to assist military-connected families in building the lives they want during and after the military to meet their needs around reintegration, stability, wellness, and growth. Our goal is to provide an easy point of entry for Service Members, Veterans, and Military-Connected families to a range of behavioral health services. CONTACT: 346.330.3859 /


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  • Access Cafés are collaborations of the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance partners, offering hosted classes/tech support to the partners and their clients. Classes cover financial topics from budgeting basics to homebuyer education; technical assistance applying for public benefits; and demos on financial apps, mental health apps, or any apps that show people how technology can improve their mood or life (for example, a class on photography using phones and tablets). Access Cafés have even provided behind the scenes support for TVFA partners, including Easter Seals assisting Mental Health America in the creation of this video on how to use their mental health assessment tool.

  • Assistive Technology includes the assistive technology lab and the BridgingApps program specializing in reviewed apps for smart tech. This service works with the other services listed to help people meet their needs, especially in remote areas or those with transportation difficulties. Check out our Veterans app list.

  • Case Management Services - Case Management Services are open to all Service Members, Veterans and Military-Connected families living in Fort Bend and Harris Counties as well as The Brazos Valley. Participants will receive an assessment and then work together with the case manager to develop a roadmap for success.
  • First Light Family Camp – a family retreat focused on giving families an opportunity to connect in the outdoors and to engage with mental health supports


  • Financial Coaching/Home Buyers Education helping families create financial stability and a better future by increasing income, building savings and acquiring assets. Make sure to view our featured apps, and other online tools thanks to Freddie Mac


  • Mental Health Services offering individual, couples, and family therapy for individuals of all ages. Groups are also available. Offering evidence-based therapies including those for PTSD, Insomnia, and Nightmares.


  • Respite for Caregivers to help provide relief options to parents and individuals 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 people with disabilities and other needs to make informed choices and attain their employment aspirations.


  • Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Easter Seals Greater Houston is the lead collaborator in leading system level change/outreach and direct services to Veterans and their families through counseling, case management, technology, telehealth, and other supports that will increase access to mental health services. Texas Veterans + Family Alliance is through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and in partnership with Catholic Charities, Camp Shield, Combined Arms, Crisis Intervention, The Dixon Center, Grace After Fire, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, My Service Dog, NextOp Veterans, Paws for Heroes, Santa Maria Hostel, SERVE, U.S. Vets, UT Trauma and Resilience, WAVES, Wellness Collaborative, Wheelchairs for Warriors, and Worklife Institute.


Meet our Lead Clinician, Erica Toskovich, LMFT:

Erica Toskovich, LMFT has worked in the mental health realm for 14 years in inpatient and outpatient settings, with groups, couples, and individuals. Erica is trained in various evidence-based treatments including ART, CBT-IN, and PE.


Contact Erica Toskovich, Lead Clinician, Easter Seals Veterans Program
713.838.9050 Ext. 367


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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


Thank you to our generous sponsors: 

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*This program is made possible by: BNSF Railway Foundation, The Bob Woodruff Foundation, Brian W. and Irene H. Binash Foundation, Inc., The Clayton Fund, ESGH Youth Action Council, Freddie Mac Foundation, Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation, George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, The George Foundation, Houston Methodist, Texas Health & Human Services / Texas Veterans + Family Alliance, Texas Veterans Commission, United Way Greater Houston, Walmart Stores Corp. Office, and Mary Whalley. Special thanks for your generous support!

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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 and their families. The project will include system level change/outreach and direct services to Veterans and 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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