Services for Veterans
The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. (NVOP) currently serves veterans with employment and training services in the four general metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, El Paso and San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, the housing services for the elderly are available in San Antonio at three different apartment complexes.
Veterans Service Center
The flagship of the organization is the Veterans Service Center (VSC) located in San Antonio where a continuum of care is available to veterans in need with several optional programs including the Veterans Integration Program and the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. Additional ancillary services are provided through NVOP’s Basic Skills Upgrade Learning Lab, clothing closet and food pantry. Assistance is provided as a single service or as a combination of services as dictated by each individual’s case management plan.
The Texas Veterans Outreach Program targets recently discharged veterans, veterans with a physical or psychological disability that creates a barrier to employment, homeless veterans and veterans that are ex-offenders now trying to regain a role in society.
The American GI Forum Residential Center for Homeless Veterans with 80 transitional beds and 60 single room apartments is a facility dedicated to the needs of America’s warriors who have been living on the streets.
One option for the disabled veterans is employment through the organization’s sheltered workshop facility called Veterans Enterprises of Texas (VETS) that employs a minimum of 75% disabled individuals.
Housing For The Elderly
Three apartment complexes providing 170 affordable apartments for the independent living of senior citizens. The Villa Alegre, Casa De Amistad and Casa De Esperanza are subsidized projects that provide affordable apartments for seniors on low, fixed incomes.