Family Houston - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Family Houston

Returning Home

Veterans who had experienced homelessness preceding Hurricane Harvey struggled to maintain their housing following the storm. Family Houston’s Returning Home program connects veterans with the resources necessary to establish and maintain stable housing by providing items such as furniture, bedding, and dishware, as well as financial assistance for deposits and utilities. Meeting these everyday needs is a critical step toward ensuring that people feel “normal” and function in their homes.  These provisions can even contribute to improved social functioning. In Houston and across the world, many people are struggling due to loss of work and financial uncertainty resulting from the community effect of COVID-19. This grant, made possible by a partnership between BWF and the Qatar Harvey Fund, will ensure that Family Houston’s case managers virtually provide veterans with the resources and assistance needed to maintain housing and utilities through this crisis, and will support Family Houston’s usual operations, once they can resume.