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.


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 and a person-centered driven organization when providing quality services to clients. From the beginning, NVOP has accomplished its mission by advocating for improved care and services for veterans of the Vietnam era, and it has evolved over the past four decades to be at the forefront of services for post-9/11 veterans and other service members transitioning to civilian life.

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 veteran services, and economic development projects that include the Veterans Enterprises of Texas (VETS) box manufacturing company. The NVOP model of care, which provides services to veterans in San Antonio, Houston, El Paso, Dallas, and Fort Worth, consists of programs such as the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) and Grant and Per Diem (GPD) programs, and a Residential Center for Homeless Veterans that has become a nationally recognized model in providing permanent and transitional housing for veterans.  

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.

Over the past 46 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 46 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.

More information:

  • Should you have any questions regarding the NVOP’s CARF accreditation or request to review our survey report, please contact Marie Lopez at 210-223-4088 or mlopez@agif-nvop.org.
  • If you are a stakeholder, client, or employee that has any suggestions regarding our services, accessibility, or organization in general, please send all comments and suggestions to Marie Lopez at mlopez@agif-nvop.org.

Learn more about our organization by reading our 2018 Annual Report and the NVOP Strategic Plan 



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