Veteran Advocates Services & Training

VAST hosts the Inaugural State Justice Involved Veteran Summit 

What is VAST doing in the community

Mentoring in the Harris County Jail


VAST Navigators Jake Hicks and Thomas Kane mentor over 100 veterans in both the Harris County Stars and Stripes and the Brothers in Arms tanks twice a week

Helping a hero get her life back 


Army SGT Kendra Garza lost her leg in Afghanistan. VAST was instrumental in getting Martin Bionics to donate a leg allowing this hero to get her life back after a long battle with sobriety and the law.

VAST Host 1st Women's Veteran Day Resourece Fairck 


Cose to 100 female veterans recived food, hygie items clothing, mentl health, housing and job assistance. The attendess also recived mediatation sessions as well as massages with Vet Trip. 

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VAST recieves a Proclamation for the City of Houston for our work with veterans!

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Why we serve

What is a justice involved veteran?
Justice Involved Veterans 
The term justice involved Veterans is used to describe former service members who have been detained by or are under the supervision of the criminal justice system. Their involvement can range from arrest, to court involvement, to incarceration in jail or prison. ~Veterans Administration
 
Veterans sometimes enter the military seeking a better life from trauma, a trauma that can be exacerbated during their military service. After their military service you now have a veteran suffering compounding trauma. When these traumas escalate the ensuing behavior if not treated may lead to run ins with the law. This is the justice involved veteran.

VAST Navigator

Army Master Sargent Jake Hicks


Why he has such a heart to serve the veterans and their families

Mentored over 4000 Incarcerated veterans

Pre-released 

Transitioned over 1500 veterans into transitional housing 

VAST can house the average veteran in less than 4 hours

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Donate dollars

Your donation can help VAST transition a  homeless veteran to a life saving shelter. Your funding helps us Mentor our mentally ill veterans while they are incarcerated.  

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  • Honesty and integrity.

  • Confidence.

  • Inspire Others.

  • Commitment and Passion.

  • Good Communicator.

  • Decision Making Capabilities.

  • Accountability.

 and a heart to serve heroes please join our mission. 

7 benefits to volunteering 

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