Among our current programs are a food pantry, take-along snack packs and shower and laundry ministry to the homeless, comprehensive case management setting families and individuals on a path to self-sustainability, financial literacy, free clinics for speech, occupational and physical therapy, general medicine and multiple specialty clinics for chronic and acute care.
The Comprehensive Case Management program at St. Vincent’s House (SVH) is designed to assemble the building blocks of independence and personal sustainability through a focused collaborative effort. It is our goal to incorporate the wide range of available essential services to strengthen our clients in body, mind and spirit, as they become self-sustaining and contributing members of our community. Beginning in 1984, UTMB Student Directed Clinics began providing medical care for indigent and uninsured. In 2008, the UTMB Nurse Practitioner Managed clinic opened to provide acute and chronic care for the same population.
Most individuals served by St. Vincent’s House are members of the most vulnerable population: uninsured and underserved individuals and families. Many clients suffer from relatively common ailments that have reached advanced stages due to neglect of basic needs. Physical ailments may be compounded by mental health issues, food insecurity, a lack of stable, safe lodging and a variety of social determinants. These clients have a higher probability of falling through the cracks in the current social, health and community infrastructure of St. Vincent's service area which covers Galveston County.
SVH is focusing its efforts by specifically targeting these clients for improving the social, mental and health outcomes of the overall SVH client community. Through comprehensive case management we will work through a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the options and services required to meet the client's mental health, physical health and human service needs.
St. Vincent’s House Purpose/Vision: The gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to be agents of hope and transformation in the lives of individuals and families.
St. Vincent’s House Goals/Mission: St. Vincent House provides essential services and resources to empower families & individuals to become healthy, self-sustaining and contributing members of our community.
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