Easter Seals of Greater Houston
Emergency Assistance & Support Services for Veterans & Their Families
Supported in partnership with
According to the Harris County Veteran Service Office, more than 255,000 veterans and their families live in the greater Houston area, and more than 19,000 of them live in poverty. A report titled “Identifying Needs and Challenges of Veterans in the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area,” indicated that the greatest level of need among veterans is short-term financial aid for housing and utilities, assistance with employment, and mental health services. With this BWF grant, Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc. will improve quality of life and financial stability for at least 50 veterans and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance for critical needs (housing, food, utilities, medication) and case management, financial coaching, and other support services to help move the veteran from an emergency situation to stability.