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Homeless Veteran care

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail, VA Houston health care can help you. Contact a homeless services care coordinator to get help.

Connect with a care coordinator

Robert Birdow, LCSW

Homeless Program Manager

VA Houston health care

Phone: 713-794-7533

Email: Robertjr.birdow@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Houston

The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program is a comprehensive group of programs focused on meeting the needs of homeless or “at-risk” of homelessness Veterans and their families. Services provided include:

  • Street outreach to Veterans in the community
  • Assessment of eligibility and level of need
  • Help getting permanent housing
  • Intensive case management
  • Group & Individual counseling
  • Alcohol & drug counseling
  • Vocational counseling
  • Help getting household items and other furnishings
  • Continued support after rental assistance ends

This program offers entry point services that include information, assessment of needs, and referral to VA and community resources. If you are unsure where to start for help with related homeless needs and services, start here! 

Location: Room 1C-262, near OST entrance
Phone: 713-794-7533

Veterans can walk into H-PACT clinics without an appointment and receive medical and mental health care, case management, housing placement support, substance use treatment, community referrals, and  triage services. 

Location: Primary Care Clinic 4 
Phone: 713-791-1414, ext. 22553

This program offers emergency and transitional housing services to Veterans and Veterans with families. The Department of Veterans Affairs funds community agencies, which provide psychosocial services to homeless Veterans.  

Contacts:
   Larry Swann, 281-682-8406
   Orville McNeill, 832-803-8105
   Dionne Crump, 713-569-4239

 

This is a case management program for Veterans and Veterans with families that offers permanent housing using a HUD/Section 8 voucher. Case manager levels are based on each Veteran’s need. Veterans who graduate from case management and are compliant with HUD guidelines continue to keep the voucher. Veterans can be screened for this program by contacting HCHV Outreach & Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) or H-PACT.

Contacts:
   Tracey Gray, 832.803.8977
   Gabrielle Profit, 832-270-8087

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