By Miguel Garibay - Vice President of Administration and Operations
One of our clients received new tools
Thank all of you for your support this year. Your donations have made a tremendous impact on the lives of the clients we serve.
The Veterans and their families who usually visit our Texas Center Point Veterans Program represent a variety of needs as diverse as the veterans themselves. Some seek employment assistance. Some require mental health treatment to help them fully reintegrate into civilian society. Some need help finding affordable housing options for themselves and their families. These issues are just a few of those addressed by the Texas Center Point Veterans Program.
Your donations make it possible for our program to offer essential services that support the individuals who stood up when their country needed them. Of the veterans participating in our programs during 2017-2018, thirty-nine percent (39%) had served in the Gulf Wars. Significantly, the percentage who served in the Gulf War and were enrolled in 2017-18 increased to 60%. This can be attributed to an overall increase in the numbers of active service members transitioning to veteran status, the reduction in forces in Iraq and Afghanistan (reducing re-enlistment) and an increase in the number of Gulf War veterans experiencing homelessness, unemployment, trauma, substance abuse, mental health problems, and social displacement.
As our troops return home, Center Point strives to be a leader in innovative programs that empower our evolving veteran population with the tools they need to become self-sufficient. We hope you continue to support us and partner with us on making a difference in the lives of our heroes and their families.
Wishing you and yours all the magic of this Holiday Season!
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