Outreach, Education and Disaster Crisis Response

Gulf Coast Center provides various services in Galveston and Brazoria counties that support our Veterans, First Responders, Victims of Crime, and people experiencing homelessness or recovering from a natural disaster or community crisis.

Services Available to Veterans

The Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) is a group of Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) who are trained to provide a variety of peer services. Gulf Coast Center provides one-on-one peer assistance, peer groups, training, referrals to other agencies, and support to those involved in the justice system. We serve everyone, regardless of their discharge or legal status. We also offer free training. We can bring MVPN Basic Training, CALM, and AS+K training to your location.

For more information about our veterans’ services or to request a training, call 409-944-4437 or email glenm@gulfcoastcenter.org.

Homelessness

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) helps adults and families experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness access health care services by providing mental health screenings and referrals to primary care or substance use providers. Program components include street outreach, screening, assessment, rehabilitative skills training, short-term case management, and referrals to mainstream services such as emergency or short term shelters. Program staff will meet with individuals in the community or at Gulf Coast Center clinics.

PATH case managers will develop a treatment plan with attainable goals and objectives and coordinate mental health and substance abuse interventions that support recovery.

For more information, call 409-944-4345, Monday- Friday between 8am to 5pm.

 

Natural Disaster and Incident Response

Gulf Coast Center provides support and counseling for victims of crime and for community members recovering natural disasters and other major events. Call 409-944-4436 for more information regarding counseling, local resources, or support.

These programs serve Victims of Crime, provide education and training as well as counseling and emotional support.