"Let all that you do be done in love."
To provide homeless and near homeless individuals and families with individual supportive services and tailored housing solutions with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing and individual stability in our communities.
- Help people gain access to permanent housing.
- Utilize SETHC shelters as a short term transition program that provides triage, assessment, and stabilization support services for individuals and families in crisis.
- Develop innovative programs to reduce the need for emergency systems of care in our communities.
- Develop and build alliances with affordable housing providers and other organizations that serve homeless individuals and families.
Through contributions and partnerships, plans are underway to create a Veterans Village - a community of transitional tiny-homes with on-site services to provide housing stability and address the underlying cause of the individual Veteran's homelessness. We believe that this combination of housing stability and on-site services will lead to more successful permanent housing outcomes.
Phase One Project - Tiny House Concept
Generally embraced by people looking to live more frugally or sustainable, tiny houses are typically no bigger than 500 square feet. A "tiny house" movement is underway in many communities in cities across the nation. Currently, there are no projects underway in the southeast Texas region. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services will be facilitated through an on-site community center to provide Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services.
Phase Two Project
Additional plans for creating houses for individuals, youth, and families with children will begin after the Veterans Village is operational. Plans include a community room, laundry area, play area, and study hall for school-aged children with mentoring and tutoring available.
Public and private collaborative partnerships are being created to provide supplies and services as an intricate part of our approach Phase One and Phase Two of our homeless facilities. This will include a 24/7/365 Community Center on site for crisis intervention and support services for residents including housing, medical and mental health services, employment training, referrals and placements, food/pantry nutrition programs and transportation to the VA Hospital and primary care clinics.