The mission of the Lone Star Veterans Association is to help make Houston the best place for Post 9/11 veterans and their families. The vision of the Lone Star Veterans Association is a Houston community where Post 9/11 veterans and their families are supported by direct communications, advocacy, employment assistance, mentoring, service and social programming.
LSVA delivers direct and innovative services to Iraq & Afghanistan veterans through it’s three program focus areas: Veteran Career Transition (VCT), Camaraderie and LifeNav.
- The Veteran Career Transition program assists service members in the transition to a civilian career by providing free access to LSVA’s online job bank called VetsList. VCT also hosts the highly successful monthly Warrior For Life networking luncheon where local employers are given the opportunity to meet local service members seeking a new career. Finally, VCT hosts monthly resume workshops, entrepreneurship and benefits seminars to keep our returning warriors more informed of the tremendous wealth of resources available to them.
- The Camaraderieprogram assists transitioning service members and their families by providing free sporting, family and community service events all over the Greater Houston Area. Whether it’s a weekly softball game, a monthly social or family event, the Camaraderie program seeks to re-create the peer support system between service members that can only be rekindled by one another. The Camaraderie program is not only a means to reconnect with fellow veterans but to also network the families of those transitioning service members who need to establish positive relationships within their community in order to make the successful transition from military to civilian life.
- The LifeNav program focuses on assisting transitioning veterans with access to the fantastic community of resources provided by governmental, non-profit and for-profit partners in the Houston area. LifeNav gives those veterans who have made the successful transition the opportunity to give back by becoming a Navigator, which will mentor those needing better access to community-based resources. LifeNav also offers veterans the opportunity to get involved in positive programs that serve the community such as LSVA Emergency Response Team (ERT), which gives them new skills and experience that they can employ in their civilian careers.