We want to thank you for your continued support and share with you and amazing success story:
Alberto is a 24-year-old Marine Corp Veteran who served from 2011 to 2016. When Alberto applied for assistance through Texas Center Point Veterans Services he had recently moved from Houston to Austin and, finding himself homeless and unemployed as a result, was living in temporary housing at a local shelter. Alberto explained that he was experiencing difficulties in securing employment and permanent housing.
Once enrolled in Texas Center Point, Alberto received intensive vocational preparation, training and job placement services. He also received a range of supportive services provided through donations from GlobalGiving such as bus passes to conduct a job search, vouchers to purchase basic necessities and food coupons for use at the local Walmart.
A week after enrollment Texas Center Point placed Alberto in employment with a security company in Austin and he is now preparing for permanent housing through a referral from his Texas Center Point Case Manager to the Supportive Services for Veteran Families housing opportunities. Alberto’s success story was made possible in part by donations to Global Giving which provided him with essentials for self-sufficiency and a renewed sense of dignity.
Your donations through GlobalGiving are making an impact in our Heroes!
Thank you for all your support, because of your donations we continue making a difference in the lives of our heroes!
We want to share with you one of our amazing success stories!
Vin is an Honorable Army Veteran who served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Vin was enrolled in (TCP) Texas Center Point's Homeless Veterans Program on few months ago. At the time of his screening, Vin reported he was living in Safe Haven - one of the transitional housing of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Vin and our staff developed his Individual Employment Plan and discussed his short-term and long-term career goals. Vin reported he was employed part-time and was seeking a full-time Human Resource position. Vin was provided resume writing skills, interviewing skills, job search assistance, and transportation assistance in the form of gas vouchers (funded by our GlobalGiving Donations).
Vin attended the monthly Power Partner Job Club of TCP which partners up with various employers and other veteran service organizations. Vin met with an employer at the Job Club and was interviewed on the spot. Two weeks later, Vin was offered a job for an Human Resources position. Subsequently Vin also acquired permanent housing. When Vin was successfully discharged from the Program, TCP staff suggested that Vin share his success story with the other veterans at the Texas Center Point Monthly Power Partner Job Club.
Vin attended the Job Club as the guest speaker to offer encouragement for his peers and also as an Human Resources representative. Vin continues to enjoy his full-time job and his own permanent housing.
We are very grateful for the continued support received by all of you, your donations play a major factor in our ability to assist and help many our veterans, especially to support and fund those areas of need that traditional goverment grants usually don’t fund.
The needs of our program participants are many and critical for example last quarter our internal reports indicated that the clients we serve present the following issues;
97% HAVE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS
69% HAVE FAMILY ISSUES
78% ARE UNEMPLOYED
87% ARE HOMELESS OR AT-RISK OF BECOMING HOMELESS, and
43% HAVE PROBLEMS OBTAINING VA BENEFITS
With your support to our program, we are able to provide immediate assistance and help stabilized our heroes until we connect them to services or help them in reconnecting with their community.
Your Donations through GlobalGiving are essential they fund many of our supportive services which include transportation assistance, such as the gas cards and bus passes that the veterans utilize for job interviews, job search, and/or other appointments geared towards employment or housing. In the last quarter, 26 veterans received this service.
Because your donations and the grants from our funders, and other corporate sponsors in the last 3 months we will be able to distribute;
60 Walmart Gift cards (each one of 20.00 Dollar value)
45 HEB Gift Cards (each one of 20.00 Dollar value)
45 of 7 Day Local Bus passes.
30 Valero Gas Cards (each one of 20.00 Dollar value)
We are proud to have you as our partner in this effort and we hope you continue to support us in changing lives and connecting communities.
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