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Program Mission

Opening its doors in November 2005, the Residential Center for (Homeless) Veterans offers a mix of services including clinical counseling, employment services, chemical dependency counseling, daily meal service, and community reintegration programs. This organization does not believe in “warehousing” individuals; instead we tailor a plan of action for each veteran to support their transformation with self-sufficiency as the ultimate objective.

Eligibility

Some key eligibility factors include:

» Meet Income Requirements (must be considered low-income)







» Must be homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless







» All interested veterans should visit the NVOP main office at 611 N. Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78205 for an eligibility assessment. 

About the Center

Working with the homeless is one of the most challenging forms of social service an organization can undertake.  Typically, the homeless have immediate needs for stabilization, followed by an extended period of case-managed services to ameliorate the many profound issues common to this population.

The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) stepped forward and accepted the challenge on behalf of homeless veterans. The renovation of a former warehouse to create 80 transitional beds and 60 single room apartments (SRO’s) was a multi-million dollar “challenge” that was accomplished through the leadership of the NVOP, and the invaluable financial support of the U.S. Department of HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the City of San Antonio. The American GI Forum NVOP also provided approximately one-third of the construction funding of the facility.

The American GI Forum Residential Center for (Homeless) Veterans has become a recognized national model in serving veterans and other homeless.

Questions?  Please contact us!

519 N Medina







San Antonio, Texas 78207







(210) 448-9714

 

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