The Haven of Hope House of Houston, Inc. uses the psychosocial philosophy of integrating services around the goal of recovery and an innate desire to become a productive member of society. The social worker/case manager works with the psychologist, counselor and the veteran to develop an Individual Case Plan (ICP). The ICP will be based on the veteran’s individual strengths and weaknesses as identified by VA medical records and assessment of the on-site health team. Permanent housing will be requested for each of the veterans. Case management will include life-skills lessons that will prepare them for maintaining a home, such as meal planning and preparation, parenting skills and personal hygiene. Money management and budgeting will also be taught.
The homeless female veterans receive services from the DeBakey VAMC and the Veteran Women’s Health Program. This general health care includes health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition, weight control, smoking cessation and substance and alcohol abuse as well as gender-specific primary care. This includes cervical cancer screen (Pap smears), breast cancer screening, birth control, preconception counseling and menopausal support. This service also includes mental health issues. Military Sexual Trauma and specialty care geared specifically for women.