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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to establish and maintain a comprehensive community service agency with a diversified funding source that will serve the needs of veterans, their families, and other needy individuals of the community.

Commitment

To preserve and enhance the name of the American GI Forum and the National Veterans Outreach Program by instituting total quality management and community goodwill through every program.

Goals

Establish innovative programs of service for the contemporary needs, through an expansion and growth policy that will seek complimentary services that will generate self-sustaining mechanisms for the organizations.

Objectives

Ever changing short-term and long-term objectives that measure the progress of the organization i.e., Foster a housing development division to accomplish at least 100 units of affordable housing within five years; and to maintain an array of human services programs that include job training, counseling, veterans affairs, and family services.

History

The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. (NVOP) was founded and developed as a separate corporation in 1972 by the American GI Forum of the U.S., the nation’s largest Hispanic veterans’ organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. The objective was to create a new entity that would provide “hands on” services to veterans at the community level.

The NVOP is a duly chartered non-profit corporation qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code. The NVOP, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is recognized nationally as a premier community-based service provider specializing in services for veterans with special needs.

The NVOP is an organization with diversified service components administered by the prime organization (the NVOP) and six sub-corporations that operate services that include employment and training for veterans, affordable housing for the elderly, homeless veterans services, and economic development projects that include the Veterans Enterprises of Texas (VETS) box manufacturing company.

As a charitable organization the NVOP and all sub-corporations are non-profit entities overseen by a Board of Directors composed of community volunteers and elected officers of the American GI Forum membership organization.

In the past 45 years the American GI Forum has established a glittering reputation of administrative professionalism and accountability, and a sterling reputation for innovation in developing services meeting the contemporary needs of the veterans of today. In 45 years the NVOP has never been cited for any disallowed expenses on its annual independent audits, and it has received such accolades as the Regional Award for Cost Effectiveness from the U.S. Department of Labor, selected as a national Best Practice model by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, and awarded the U.S. Department of HUD Blue Ribbon award for innovation in economic development when it created the Veterans Enterprises of Texas (VETS) box manufacturing company that created jobs for disabled individuals.

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