MVPN - El Paso Veterans One-Stop Center

Veterans One-Stop Center

Emergence Health Network (EHN) is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the El Paso Veterans One Stop Center. EHN received a $500,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and close to $123,000 from the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for the development of the first of its kind “Veteran One Stop Center” in El Paso. In El Paso County, there are an estimated 47,911 veterans and it’s projected that close to 10,000 of those veterans will need mental health services in 2016, many more will benefit from support services…. all of which will be provided at a centralized location called the El Paso Veterans One Stop Center.

 


EL PASO VETERANS ONE STOP CENTER

Emergence Health Network, has established a first of its kind Veterans One Stop Center in El Paso. The “one stop” concept provides accelerated access to mental health and support services for veterans and their families in the El Paso community. The center is located close to Ft. Bliss, in Northeast El Paso where there is the highest concentration of veterans.

 

EL PASO NEEDS TO EXPAND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO VETERANS

 

 

  • Currently El Paso County has an estimated 830,735 residents yet only has 0.1 psychiatrists per 100,000 people.
  • Additionally, there are 4.8 licensed psychologists per 100,000 people, compared to 14.9 per 100,000 statewide.
  • Mental health does not just impact one individual. If untreated it could impact entire families, employers, schools, friends, neighbors and unfortunately require the involvement of police and the justice system.

 

 

EMERGENCE HEALTH NETWORK CAN HELP…. HOW?

 

 

EHN, has established the “One Stop Center” close to Ft. Bliss, in Northeast El Paso where there is the highest concentration of veterans. Clinical services provided by a licensed mental health professional will include:

  • Clinical counseling
  • Individual sessions
  • Group sessions
  • Veteran family member counseling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) services
  • Certified peer specialists
  • Linkages of community veterans services
  • Develop a One Stop Center Website and mobile phone application
  • Help increase access to services, information, personalized assistance to veterans
  • Provide evidence based programs to offer support such as Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training

List of agencies currently housed at the Veterans One Stop Center

  • Park University- Offers Veterans Veteran’s Education Assistance
  • Grand Canyon University- Offers Veterans Veteran’s Education Assistance
  • UTEP Military Student Success Center- Offers Veterans Veteran’s Education Counseling
  • Texas Veterans Commission- Offers Veteran’s Job Placement Assistance
  • Veterans Administration- Offers Veteran’s Benefits Assistance
  • El Paso Veterans County Service Officer- Offers Veteran’s assistance in Disability Claims and Veterans Resources
  • Wounded Warrior Program- Offers programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001.
  • Team Red, White, and Blue- Offers Veteran’s Physical Fitness Activities
  • American Patriots- Offers Veteran’s Counseling Outings
  • Veterans Food Pantry- Food/ Clothing Assistance for Veterans

Other amenities for the Veterans One Stop Center

  • Group Therapy Rooms
  • Conference Center
  • Veterans Lounge complete with Pool Table, Darts, TV’s, and video gaming consoles
  • Outdoor Barbeque and Picnic area
  • Volleyball and Basketball courts
  • Kitchen
  • Gym for job/hiring fairs

Mental Health First Aid Training Veterans Course

The One Stop Center will be used to help veterans and their families get involved with Mental Health First Aid Training. MHFA offers a tailored course that builds on the effectiveness of the standard Mental Health First Aid curriculum by focusing on the unique experiences and needs of the military, veteran and family population.

Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions and how the impact of military service can involve not only the veteran, but their circle of family and friends. In fact, three MHFA Veteran Courses are scheduled in El Paso during the next two months.

Regional Resources

Emergency Funds

YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

Rent, Utilities, Car repair & utilities help for veterans, their dependants or surviving spouses.

Salvation Army - El Paso

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

Project VIDA - Emergency Rent and Rapid Rehousing

 Rent,, Mortgage and Utility payment help, Foreclosure Prevention, and Rapid Rehousing for the homeless.

Operation Homefront of Texas

Emergency funds for OEF/OIF military families and families of veterans, needs must be directly due to post 9/11/ service. Energency funds, food, home repair, critical baby items, home appliances, auto repair, furniture, local moves

Endeavors, Inc. - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Housing, case management, and homeless services for veterans across Texas.

Child Crisis Center of El Paso

Provides emergency child care (24hrs or longer), emergency food or shelter to honorably discharged veterans and active military.

Food

Veterans Non Profit

Food and clothing pantry in El Paso for Veterans

Salvation Army - El Paso

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

Operation Homefront of Texas

Emergency funds for OEF/OIF military families and families of veterans, needs must be directly due to post 9/11/ service. Energency funds, food, home repair, critical baby items, home appliances, auto repair, furniture, local moves

Honor Veterans Now

Partners with Meals on Wheels to provide food for disabled & retired veterans under 60 across Texas.

El Paso Food Bank

Food Bank that serves the El Paso area

El Paso Area Food Pantries

Map and Calendar of food pantries around El Paso

Furniture & Home Repair

Salvation Army - El Paso

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

Operation Homefront of Texas

Emergency funds for OEF/OIF military families and families of veterans, needs must be directly due to post 9/11/ service. Energency funds, food, home repair, critical baby items, home appliances, auto repair, furniture, local moves

Transportation

Project Amistad

Counseling and Employment help for homeless veterans- all discharges

Operation Homefront of Texas

Emergency funds for OEF/OIF military families and families of veterans, needs must be directly due to post 9/11/ service. Energency funds, food, home repair, critical baby items, home appliances, auto repair, furniture, local moves

On the Road Lending

For individuals with low credit scores, car loans for new/lightly used, fuel efficient and dependable cars, and personal financial coaching for the life of the loan.

Social Opportunities

RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - El Paso

Meet local veterans in your area, and exercise with them

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Social veteran's association around riding motorcycles. Holds a motorcycle related charity event every year.

Mental Health

VA - Vet Centers

Free confidential counseling for veterans and their families

VA - Vet Center - El Paso

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

Counseling in person or telehealth for Veterans and their Families regardless of role, discharge status, or ability to pay.

San Vicente Family Health Center @ Opportunity Center

Nonprofit Clinic, offering Primary Care, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Spiritual Care for the poor and needy

San Vicente Family Health Center - San Elizario

Nonprofit Clinic, offering Primary Care, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Spiritual Care for the poor and needy

San Vicente Family Health Center - Alameda

Nonprofit Clinic, offering Primary Care, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Spiritual Care for the poor and needy

Salvation Army - El Paso

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

Project Amistad

Counseling and Employment help for homeless veterans- all discharges

MVPN - El Paso Veterans One-Stop Center

Connects veterans and military families to small peer support groups staffed by veteran volunteers and other community resources. 

Marriage Management, Inc.

Free, confidential relationship building for Military, Vets and their families

La Familia Del Paso

Nonprofit mental health psychiatric services

Endeavors, Inc. - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Housing, case management, and homeless services for veterans across Texas.

Emergence Healthcare - Crisis

Local Mental Health Authority's mental health crisis clinic and extended observation unit.

Emergence Healthcare

Local Mental Health Authority. Serves veterans, military, & all who qualify financially. Provides mental health services, counseling, medications, and coping skills

El Paso Behavioral Health System - Patriot Support Programs

Nonprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment for Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Family Members.

El Paso Behavioral Health System - Northeast

Nonprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment for Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Family Members.

El Paso Behavioral Health System - East

Nonprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment for Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Family Members.

CORE Health Care

For-profit brain trauma in-patient & out-patient care, support groups.

Child Crisis Center of El Paso

Provides emergency child care (24hrs or longer), emergency food or shelter to honorably discharged veterans and active military.

Atlantis Health Services

For-Profit Mental Health Services in El Paso, TX. 

Amanecer Psychological Services

For-Profit Mental Health Services in El Paso, TX.

Alternatives Centre

For-Profit Mental Health Services in El Paso, additionally offers substance abuse and partial-inpatient services.