The Village Connect 501c3 (TVC) was founded in 2016 by 5 young professionals working to address gaps in services for the homeless of Houston on the principles of kindness, dedication, diversity, care, and compassion. The founders realized that despite the abundance of resources available to the homeless, an individual’s journey towards stability was challenging and difficult to navigate, especially for the “in-and-out” of homelessness or episodically homeless population. Currently, homeless services target the “most vulnerable” homeless population. Due to this, certain homeless individuals are experiencing temporary relief but are not able to achieve complete independence and stability. With the combined 20 years of work in homelessness, the team has developed an approach that addresses this “bottleneck” while also complementing and strengthening the current homeless service landscape. The current model has received growing support from a variety of homeless service partners at all levels including the mayor’s office on homeless initiatives, the lead agency on homeless services (The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston), as well as the support of many established homeless service providers (HSP’s) around Houston.
Connecting organizations and individuals to create the Village needed to light a path towards stability and independence.
To foster an environment of connectedness, trust, and transparency with our clients and community partners in order to effectively address multiple issues of homelessness at once. We believe that by working together, we can provide personalized and comprehensive care for our clients focusing on representation, security, and stability.
The Village Connect 501c3 (TVC) was founded in 2016 by 5 young professionals working to address gaps in services for the homeless of Houston on the principles of kindness, dedication, diversity, care, and compassion. The founders…