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Founded in 1998, U.S.VETS-Houston currently has a location in Midtown and a Service Center in Downtown Houston.

U.S.VETS-Houston serves 323 veterans daily.

  • IN THE NEWS: Despite What the City Says, Veteran Homelessness Is Still a Thing

    This story first appeared in the Houston Post on June 4, 2015. On Monday, Mayor Annise Parker announced that the city of Houston had “effectively ended” veteran homelessness. That statement is effectively false. “It’s like when Bush said the war was over,” said Oskar Gonzalez, an Iraq war veteran and the outreach coordinator at Midtown Terrace Suites, a shelter and service provider for homeless veterans. “People think we’re done here. But the war is not over until every troop comes home, and veteran homelessness is not over until every veteran is off the street.” Gonzalez said there are currently 72 homeless veterans living in Midtown Terrace’s transitional housing complex — a repurposed Days Inn on Main Street in the shadow of the Southwest Freeway. All 72 are currently without a permanent home, and thus qualify as homeless. So if there are still homeless veterans in Houston, what was the mayor talking about when she said veteran homelessness is over and done with? “When we say we have effectively ended veteran homelessness, that means we have housing resources available for every homeless veteran,” said Mandy Chapman Semple, special assistant to the mayor for homeless initiatives. “We have built a system that can or has already housed every individual homeless veteran. But every given moment, you could find a homeless vet in our city. The reality is it just takes time from when we find them to when we move them into an apartment.” In a press release, the city said it […]

  • “It’s the American Warrior Story”

    On February 2, Texas governor Greg Abbot declared a state holiday in honor of Chris Kyle, on the second anniversary of his death. The Houston ABC13 news crew came to U.S.VETS to talk to Jeremy Williams, a former Marine who served three tours in Iraq and now works at U.S.VETS – Houston. Williams said being a warrior — protecting and sacrificing — comes with a price. He now helps other veterans cope through his work at U.S.VETS. “It’s not just something you can turn the lights switch off and walk out of the room,” he explained. “The light stays on. The door stays open.” Click here to see the full story.

  • Houston Grand Opera is Coming to U.S.VETS

    This autumn, Houston Grand Opera is hosting a series of workshops for military veterans of all ages, genders and branches of service at U.S.VETS – Houston. Join fellow veterans and HGO artists to share stories and reflections based on universal themes with your own personal experiences. HGO artists will create original songs inspired by the group discussion, and will perform these songs at the celebration after the workshop. Bring an open mind and your creativity, and expect to gain new perspectives, build friendships, and explore the transformative power of art. The workshops will be held every Thursday evening from October 9 through November 13 at 6:00 p.m. A final performance and celebration will be held on November 20. The HGO will also perform the original songs at the Wortham Theater in January. HGOco is Houston Grand Opera’s unique initiative that connects the opera company with the community through collaboration. Through HGOco, Houston Grand Opera creates opportunities for Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds to observe, participate in, and create art. Its flagship program Song of Houston is an ongoing program that creates and shares work based on stories that define the unique character of our city and its diverse population. For more information about participating in the workshops, please contact: Oskar Gonzalez-Yetzirah U.S.VETS – Houston Outreach Coordinator 832.203.1626 or ogonzalez@usvetsinc.org.

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Mailing Address:
1200 Binz Street, Suite 290
Houston, TX 77004
832.203.1626

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Tom Mitchell, M.A.
Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
Service Center
713.797.2912
713.797.2913

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
713.797.2912
713.797.2913

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Service Center
713.797.2912
713.797.2913

Volunteer Opportunities
Ruby McDavis
832.390.3629
rmcdavis@usvetsinc.org

In-Kind of Goods Donations
Oscar Gonzalez
832.390.3562
ogonzalez@usvetsinc.org

Advisory Council

Randolph Bresnik
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Ronald W. Brown, PhD
Jesse H. Jones School of Business

Tony Butina
NASA

Gordon Clunn
Clunn Acoustical Systems

Denis Debakey
DeBakey Financial Resources

John Dickerson
JD Tax Attorney

Lorrie Foreman
Venturi Outcomes, LLC

Michael Foreman
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Alison Kuttler
Gensler

Bridgette Crotwell Pullis, PhD, RN, CHPN
UT Health Science Ctr

Matthew Pyle
Energy Consultant

Gary Robinson
Rolling Thunder TX2

Don Rose
C-AIR-S Mechanical, Inc.

Neal Salerno
AFGlobal Corp

Jay Sanders
Commander VFW Post 912

Jonathan Sandys
International Churchill Foundation

Suzanne Schreider
Gensler

John Stanford Jr.
Panjo Investments

Ann Svendsen-Sanches
University of Houston

Skip Tierno
Weir Seaboard

Pat Thompson

Dori Wind
County Attorney’s Office

Phil Winterton
SW Furniture Surplus