Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Since 2007, the Houston-Harris County Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative (VBHI) at MHA of Greater Houston has employed strategic and collaborative community engagement and trainings in support of MHA of Greater Houston’s overall goal of shaping the mental health of people and communities. The VBHI impacts the community on numerous levels and strives to ensure that our veterans behavioral health needs are met. As the Regional Coordinator for the State of Texas’ Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN), our mission is to connect service members, veterans and their families to local, state and national resources. As the mentoring arm for Harris County Veterans Treatment Courts we engage justice involved veterans with peer to peer support, health and wellness and activities and connect them to supportive services through our dedicated and highly trained volunteers. In addition to serving our local courts, the VBHI provides behavioral health education to volunteer veteran court mentors statewide through its Veterans Court Advocacy and Mentoring Program (VCAMP) in order to better serve Harris County veterans and increase capacity for veteran treatment courts across the state.