Our mission is to provide hope to communities. We want to see family stability, health access, and positive community change. Thus, we strive to provide solution focused social support and resources with excellence in quality, service and access.
To bring hope, back to communities.
Our purpose is to provide stability and solution-focused social support to individuals and families. At Helen's Project, we understand that individuals and communities go through life-altering phases like negative health diagnoses, unemployment, divorce, and incarceration of family members. For those in immediate need, we provide resources such as mental health counseling, transportation, ex-offender work programs, and food assistance. We want individuals to realize and act on their potential. This potential can only be realized in a stable home and work environment.
Helen's Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mental health, counseling, peer support, rental and transportation services to individuals and families from indigent communities. It was founded in 2009 by individuals motivated to rehabilitate substance abuse victims and create a positive recovery and growth roadmap. Since then, it has grown to incorporate full case management. We help ex-offenders looking for ways to reintegrate into society, struggling single moms, bright kids working with limited resources and veterans with mental health problems.
For the past few years, Helen's Project has worked with health and social services entities like Child Protection Services, Parkland Hospital, Baylor Scott and White, and University Health Systems San Antonio. Through referrals and active engagement with these organizations we have helped stabilize families and provided means for livelihood transformation. We have also worked with law enforcement authorities in our rehabilitation and safe communities' programs.
Clients who have been through our case management programs have moved on to gainful employment, improved relations with families and communities, and reduced incidences of reliance on emergence services. In the past year alone, we witnessed 9 families going through positive changes from a father seeking help with PTSD and reduced reports of domestic disturbances to a homeless female elder finally reuniting with family.
Street Outreach provides services directly to or in collaboration with other agencies. Street Outreach works closely with other organizations that work to protect and treat people who have been or are at risk for abuse, substance abuse, or exploitation. Street Outreach consists of Street-based Education and outreach, Access to emergency Shelter, Survival Aid, individual assessments, trauma-informed treatment and counseling, prevention and education activities, information and referrals, crisis intervention, and follow-up support.
Community Awareness and Education
Helen's Project works to inform, serve, and resource the community. We regularly receive referrals from partners, stakeholders, family and community leaders in regards to mental health and stability support services. Services include clinical interventions such as CBT, DBT, and trauma-focused therapy.
Persons with Disabilities
Providing day services such as life skills, education, activities of daily living, and socialization as well as case management for people with various disabilities. Our Program magnifies the potential a person has versus the restrictions society places on them by providing a safe, non-judgmental space with unlimited customized opportunities to their ability.
Life skills taught through the program include money management, meal preparation, and job readiness. We also provide education, daily living and socialization lessons such as basic hygiene skills, exercise for physical health and fitness, and education on emotional health and wellness. Volunteering aids in the education of socialization and community interactions.
80% of service members discharged from the military leave service expecting gainful employment, immediate VA benefits, immense amount of support and care from the communities they fought hard to protect. Upon discharge 70% cannot navigate the VA system, become homeless, turn to drugs alcohol or other substances; or require a significant amount of psychiatric services or medical services. Facing MST, Service-connected injuries, and the lingo associated with service requires an added level of care to our veterans.