In working with homeless and at-risk of homeless veterans since 2013, East Texas Veterans Resource Center (ETVRC) found that low income, mental health, and lack of a good support systems are all contributing factors and we attempt to address these shortfalls.
The VIRTUS program addresses the mental health and support systems shortfalls by:
Helping veterans and their families through support and self-improvement.
Providing assistance to veterans, their dependents, and/or a surviving spouse.
The Peer Navigator provides peer support to those who enter the program so participants are not going it alone. The Peer Navigator meets potential beneficiaries where they are covering twelve counties in Northeast Texas ensuring smooth entry into the program.
The VIRTUS program is made up of peer support, outreach and education, and peer groups to help improve mental health and overall well-being.
What is a veteran:
A person who served in the active duty military and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.
Note: There are time restrictions and limitations on uses of grant funds with respect to the categories of participants grantees may serve.