New VIEWS (Veteran Initiative Empowering Women's Stability, Skills, and Self-Determination) creates 24 new transitional housing beds for homeless female Veterans, as well as offers a comprehensive continuum of care through a menu of supportive services based on individualized needs, to include: transitional housing for up to 12 months; case management; referrals and information; educational and vocational services; life skills training; parenting classes; transportation assistance; integrated mental health services; and, residential and/or outpatient substance abuse treatment if needed.
Veterans participating in New VIEWS must be medically stable, able to care for themselves, and remain alcohol and drug-free. Sex offenders and those requiring detox services will not be admitted. For more information about New VIEWS, contact Robert Birdrow (281-881-5488 ), HCHV Grant & Yolanda Martin (713-957-2413, ext. 1157). “This is a place where a person must make a decision or choice on which direction to take,” said one resident of the new program. “New VIEWS helps you choose to change your life direction and get on the road to recovery and positive living.”
This program is made possible by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Programs and the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. Funding for this grant comes from a portion of Veterans scratch-off lottery ticket sales. Visit theTexas Veterans Commission web site or call 1-800-252-VETS (8387) for more information.