Texas Veterans Transition Program
The end of your military service contract can arrive quicker than you expect. It can catch you off guard emotionally and financially. We know the challenges that you are experiencing and we are here for you! When you walk through our door you won’t find a line to stand in. There are no red machines to dispense a number, no cubicles, and there are NO FEES. We offer the hospitality of a caring and experienced staff, a full refrigerator, computers, office equipment, and the comfort of your own work environment.
The Program includes professional career training and development programs, personal and professional development workshops, services to support successful career sustainability, support services for families, and outreach events such as job fairs and hiring events. Worklife Institute’s career development program includes cooperative training programs in SolidWorks technology through GoEngineer and Entrepreneurship training with the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley Veterans Business Outreach Center. We also provide personal and family counseling, legal and financial advisement, and referral to a number of partner organizations who provide additional services to our veterans.
RESOURCES and INFORMATION
Department of Defense
Our programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which is dedicated to ensuring that impacted service members, veterans, and their families make a successful transition.
Elizabeth Dole Foundation
Hope for U.S. Veterans Cammies to Careers
Veterans' SERVICE PROVIDERS in TEXAS
Transforming Houston's Work Life Since 1988
Hidden Heroes Campaign Impact Forum
California and Texas
Training and Employment Collaborative
FOUNDATIONS and FUNDERS
Worklife Institute Collaborative Programs
AND THEIR FAMILIES
WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM HARVEY
SEE OUR HOME PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Whether you are Active Duty, Retired, Guard or Reserve, family member or caregiver, our program is designed to help with all aspects of the “re-entry” process. The Institute has more than 25 years’ experience and a wide range of services at our veterans’ disposal. Houston has one of the largest populations in the country of Guard and Reserve personnel, in addition to the many Active Duty veterans who come to Southeast Texas for the job opportunities. We work with the local Guard and Reserve commands to provide their members transition services before, during, and after deployments. When members separate we help them make permanent transition to civilian life. So please stop by! You can also visit the “Contact Us” tab and tell us how we can best serve you.
Our veterans have served our country with honor and distinction. Our mission is to help them achieve a valuable, meaningful career and a satisfying family and civic life.
The free services we offer to the military (Active, Retired, Guard and Reserve) include:
Personal Transition and Family Counseling
Individual and marriage and family counseling, caregivers, parenting education, family and divorce mediation.
Career direction and education counseling, creating resumes, researching companies that are hiring, interviewing, evaluating and accepting offers, getting a good start with your new job.
Legal and Financial Consultation
Attorney available for consultations, civil and family matters, and financial/debt counseling.
Work orientation and Resources
Adapting to new workplaces, safety and health on the job, apprenticeship programs and more.
Our programs are made possible in part by a grant from Wells Fargo
Worklife Institute's Network also includes:
Mediation training, Basic 40-hr. and Family; preparing resumes and job search; parenting; financial planning, etc.
Worklife Institute’s Texas Alliance of Military Women (TAMW) is a community within The Texas Veterans Transition Program that has been especially designed to meet the unique situations faced be female veterans, spouses, caregivers and survivors who are united by the shard experiences and challenges of military life. In addition to the programs offered by the Institute, TAMW provides valuable ongoing resources, encouragement, and mentorship.
We welcome all women veterans, spouses, and survivors in the Southeast Texas (Houston) region to join our community. We will be hosting a variety of workshops and events in an effort to provide relevant bridges of support and encouragement. We are a community coordinated by a Leadership Circle of Women.
We invite you to contact us and let us hear your story. To join our virtual community, please click here.
Worklife Institute has a collaborative partnership with a variety of other organizations locally and state-wide. These resources provide a diversity of services to our veterans and their families. To view a list in its entirety please click on the link: www.TexVet.org
Please consider becoming a partner with Worklife Institute by completing the application through this link: Community Network Member Application
Below are some organizations that we partner with to better serve our veterans. Please click on the links to find out more information about each organization.
Our programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Swords to Plowshares Texas and California Veteran Training & Employment Collaborative
CONTACT US 713-266-2456 / 713-963-9456