Easter Seals of Greater Houston
This grants is made possible through our BWF-Qatar Harvey Fund (QHF) Partnership:
Supporting Post-9/11 Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Well before stay-at-home orders were invoked, Easter Seals Houston was a leader serving veterans and veteran families needing mental health support due to disasters including Hurricane Harvey. Texas has been doubly impacted; the crash in the oil/energy sector combined with COVID-19 closures has resulted in over 1 million Texans filing unemployment claims in March that has exacerbated challenges still felt as Houstonians continue to recover from the storm. Easter Seals of Greater Houston immediately jumped into the arena, bolstering their veteran disaster case management staff and moving services to a virtual model. This BWF-QHF grant will strengthen Easter Seals of Greater Houston’s mental health and disaster case management capabilities, to provide virtual peer social/support opportunities and to provide direct emergency financial relief to 150 veteran households whose recovery from Hurricane Harvey has slowed in the current situation brought about by COVID-19.