Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
“Work Is Recovery”
Coronavirus: As a COVID-19 safety measure, all transitional work for pay Veterans require medical clearance by their Primary Care Provider before being assigned to work activities in the Vocational Rehabilitation Section.
Vocational Rehabilitation is committed to assisting Veterans with psychiatric or physical disabilities reach their highest level of vocational productivity.
- Provide structured vocational evaluations
- Improve pre-vocational skills including:
- Adhering to a work schedule
- Working cooperatively with others
- Accepting supervision and doing quality work
- Reduce psychiatric and physical symptoms
- Increase relapse prevention skills
- Improve self-esteem and enhance quality of life
- Return Veterans to competitive employment
Programs to Assist Veterans
Enriched Transitional Work (TW): An employment model that uses time limited, wage paying work assignments that combine real work skills development and supportive services to Veterans, so they can transition to, and are successful in retaining competitive employment.
Supported Employment (SE): A recovery-oriented model that assists Veterans with severe mental illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and Polytrauma) obtain and maintain competitive employment in the community within an integrated setting.
Community Based Employment Services (CBES): Provides vocational services to Veterans who have a history of sporadic employment, difficulty maintaining a job, difficulty initiating and following through on their job search, and are not able to obtain competitive work independently.
- Building 100
- 713-791-1414 Ext. 24449
Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.