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Family Houston Expands Case Management Services for Veterans Impacted by COVID-19 With Support From the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF)

Family Houston announced it has received vital support from the BWF in partnership with the Qatar Harvey Fund to expand its emergency Case Management services to veterans by addressing veterans financial needs. This is particularly critical as many veterans are experiencing increased hardship due to COVID-19.

The BWF awarded a total of $1.9 million to 13 organizations with programs that serve veterans, service members, and their families through a range of approaches to ensure overall veteran health and wellness. Several programs including Family Houston’s provide emergency case management, financial coaching and direct financial assistance to these veterans in need.

Tracey Burnett-Greenup, Senior Director of Case Management and Financial Stability says “We have seen an increase of veterans who need assistance with rent, mortgage, and utilities due to job loss, reduced hours, and illness. Since COVID-19 began, Family Houston has provided over 150 Case Management sessions to veterans, and with this grant we will be able to reach even more veterans in need.”

“Many of our veterans and their families now serve as frontline workers and first responders, answering the call again here at home,” said Dave Woodruff, co-founder and co-chairman of the Bob Woodruff Foundation Board of Directors. “We will stand with them, supporting the programs that help them face their service-related challenges and those related to the COVID outbreak – now and into the future.”

For more information on the services Family Houston offers the veteran community call 713-861-4849 or email family@familyhouston.org.

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About Family Houston
Family Houston is a nonprofit social services organization that has served the Greater Houston Area since 1904. Family Houston provides people of all ages, regardless of ability to pay, with tools to achieve their goals through counseling and mental health services, financial stability and employment coaching, and personalized case management. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. To date, BWF has invested more than $70 million to find, fund and shape programs that have empowered impacted veterans and service members, and their families, across the nation. For more information, please visit https://bobwoodrufffoundation.org or follow us on Twitter at @Stand4Heroes.