Supportive Housing Programs are designed with the commitment to end homelessness and to support the vulnerable people we serve to achieve self-sufficiency and promote resiliency through positive growth.
WHO WE SERVE
Endeavors provides case management, financial assistance and crisis intervention for individuals experiencing homelessness, trauma or other emergency needs.
WHAT WE OFFER
PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Assisting those who suffer from homelessness, the Endeavors Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides sustainable housing alongside access to mental health resources, education, and job training to chronically homeless, low-income individuals with disabling conditions throughout Bexar County.
Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) is a housing project that rapidly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services. Our Rapid Re-Housing Programs provide housing navigation and case management to those who are experiencing literal homelessness. Endeavors currently has various Rapid Rehousing programs throughout Texas and Louisiana.
Our programs that target homelessness prevention and offer financial assistance, support, and/or progressive case management services to prevent clients from becoming homeless.
- Reside in a Qualifying Texas County
- Impacted by COVID-19
- Unhoused, at risk of homelessness, or experiencing housing instability
Services for Veterans
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grant (SSVF) and Veteran Supportive Services (VSS) provides rapid re-housing and personalized case management services including:
- Temporary financial assistance
- Assistance Obtaining VA Benefits and Services
- Job Placement Services
Services for Youth
The Youth Resilient Project provides Rapid-Rehousing (RRH) assistance to Youth and Young Adults (YYA) between 18-24 years of all self-identified genders in the Bexar County area, we seek to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to provide this deserving population with a safe place to live and opportunities to reach their potential, allowing them to heal from trauma and prevent eviction.
PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE HOPE
We assist chronically homeless adults with disabilities to achieve security, stability, and self-sufficiency. Often, residents of this program, along with our other housing programs, come to us with heartbreaking backstories of job loss, domestic violence, sex trafficking, disability, and mental illnesses.
Annie has nearly 30 years of combined experiences in banking, healthcare, government and social service industries, giving her a well-rounded skill set to lead Endeavors’ Veteran and Community Based ServicesRead More
Annie has nearly 30 years of combined experiences in banking, healthcare, government and social service industries, giving her a well-rounded skill set to lead Endeavors’ Veteran and Community Based Services. Annie serves as Co-Chair of the Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) Steering Committee, is a member of the TXServes San Antonio Advisory Board, a member of Wishes for Military Heroes, and Committee Chair for Alzheimer’s Memory Gala. Annie has an Executive Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, both from Trinity University.
For the past 24 years, Aaron has had the opportunity to pursue many Community Based Service related efforts, and is humbled to be part of a greater team effort to make the region a better place to live for all members of the community. Aaron looks forward to continuing to utilize skills he has developed over the years in affordable housing, budget oversight, community development, community outreach, and grant administration to support the mission of Endeavors, as well as the Veteran & Community Based Services programs. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the California State University, Stanislaus. He loves spending quality time with his wife Linda and their three teenage children (Dalyce, Noland, and Arland). He also enjoys going on travelling adventures, working on weekend projects around the house, and participating in local running events.
Ms. Tammye Trevino has a long career in the affordable housing industry and a long-time public servant working to provide housing and community development opportunities for disadvantaged populations and has provided consulting services in both the Multifamily and Single Family Sectors.
She has worked with Public Facilities Corporations and in partnership with owner/developers of multifamily projects. Her experience includes identifying and applying for resources on behalf of owner/ developer projects through the U.S. Treasury's Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program administered through State Government and in conjunction with Local Government Bond programs. As the Executive Director at the Housing Authority of Bexar County, she brought about the successful turn-around of troubled assets and cash flow including the disposition of troubled public housing units. She was instrumental in settling and resolving several HUD related program deficiencies and put in place new systems and procedures to assure long-term performance and compliance for the future. She administered all Public Housing and Government-related funding programs such as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Mainstream Voucher Program, VASH Veteran Voucher placement, and Family Self- Sufficiency Programs.
Previously, Ms. Trevino served as a political appointee in President Obama’s Administration from 2009 to 2017. She was first appointed as the national Administrator for USDA’s Rural Development, Rural Housing Program where she administered a $25 Billion budget, $100 Billion loan portfolio and 16 programs targeting low and moderate-income families in Single Family Housing/Mortgage Lending, Multi-Family Housing and Community Facilities. During her tenure, USDA engineered new programs, delivery models and regulations that met the needs of diverse populations and contributed substantially to efforts to expand credit management programs into rural areas via nontraditional methods and supervised credit arrangements with individuals, developers and depository and non-depository institutions.
Ms. Trevino served on the President's U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and on the Committee on the Status of Puerto Rico, on behalf of Secretary Vilsack for USDA. She also represented Secretary Vilsack on the foreclosure prevention and mitigation team established by the President's Domestic Policy Council, alongside counterparts from FHA HUD, VA, and Treasury.
Her experience includes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Administration’s second term as the Regional Administrator for Region 6, overseeing all HUD activities in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, and she was the RA during the transition of the current HUD business model with regard to how Multifamily projects are prioritized and streamlined.
From 1999 to 2009, Ms. Treviño served as chief executive officer for FUTURO, a Uvalde, Texas, non-profit organization providing housing, business and community development including a micro-lending program for small businesses. She also served as the economic development director for LaSalle County, Texas, where her accomplishments included a lead role in converting a 47-county, South Texas think tank into a non-profit organization to work on regional economic development responding to the changing needs of its growing, and largely Hispanic population.
Ms. Treviño is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional, a certified Housing Development Finance Professional. She holds a license in Texas as a Mortgage Loan Officer and a Realtor and is working toward the IREM, Certified Property Management designation. She received her Master of Business Administration degree from Sul Ross State University's Rio Grande College, Uvalde, Texas, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mayra previously worked in the banking industry for 16 years before transitioning to the nonprofit sector. Since 2008, she has continued to expand her knowledge in federal contracts financials and budgeting. Serving Endeavors as the Regional Director of Veteran Supportive Services, she is responsible for ensuring the success of the delivery of services to the Veteran population experiencing homelessness.
Stephanie has over 15-years of experience in the social service industry, where she has dedicated efforts to the preservation of families, community collaboration, child safety, and the prevention of child abuse. Most of Stephanie’s professional experience was with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services where she made a positive impact among multiple divisions by achieving targeted deliverables. Stephanie’s passion to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable population began when she was an investigation caseworker and often had to intervene to support families in crisis. After nearly seven years of advocacy on the frontlines, Stephanie transitioned into positions involving policy analysis that allowed her to leverage her experiences to inform decision-making.
Stephanie has served in various leadership roles tasked with enhancing social welfare practices by assessing the effectiveness of systematic processes and offering creative solutions. Stephanie has presented at several state conferences to support public awareness regarding prevention efforts and the need for community intervention. Stephanie has also spearheaded the implementation of newly formed divisions and pilot programs, in which she developed foundational practices to aid in long-term sustainability. She entered the non-profit sector of social services to utilize her leadership skills and prior experience as tools to advance her personal mission to improve the quality of life for those most vulnerable. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Stetson University and a Master in Public Policy and Administration from St. Thomas University.
Dr. Melissa Escamilla
Melissa currently serves as the Program Director for Veteran Supportive Services at Endeavors. The Veteran Supportive Services program provides rapid rehousing and housing stability services to low income, at risk veterans or veterans experiencing homelessness. Her catchment area includes Southeast Texas, the Gulf Coast and all of South Texas.
Melissa has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit setting assisting vulnerable populations such as people with disabilities, persons experiencing homelessness, older Americans and persons with mental health issues live independently in the community of their choice. She has experience working in customer service which has laid the foundation for providing the most vulnerable populations with information and referral in the community, advocacy, independent living skills training and holistic case management services. Melissa also has experience working with local, state and local grants at the non-profit level. She has been successful in grant writing, program administration, program evaluation, and technical assistance training. She has been an educator in the School of Rehabilitation Counseling and Services for over 13 years at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley formerly University of Texas Pan American. As an educator, Melissa is able to bring her field experience into the classroom to undergraduate and master level students.
At one time Melissa was able to initiate, oversee, and administer five grant programs for people with disabilities. Melissa has also held various positions in the community such as Continuum of Care Board Member, Texas Alliance for Information and Referral Services Treasurer and Vice President, Rio Grande Valley Community Veteran’s Engagement Board Co-Chair, and Cameron County Homeless Coalition Chair. Melissa continues to advocate for vulnerable populations as a board member of Texas Homeless Network. In addition to Melissa’s community work, Melissa’s interest in veteran population was through personal experiences with family members who are veterans. Melissa advocates across the state for veterans at risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness and is a proponent of Veteran Wellness. In 2018, Melissa’s dissertation, “Veteran Wellness and Reintegration: Factors Contributing to Their Success in the Community” was presented to the National Council on Rehabilitation Educators Conference in Alexandria, VA.
Jennie is an equitable, conscious senior-level leader with over thirteen years of experience in organizational leadership, problem resolution, client services, and driving overall operational improvements. She is ambitious and self-motivated with a passion for motivating, encouraging, and assisting others. She supports business growth and development while maintaining operational effectiveness. She is a calm and thoughtful leader in chaotic, ambiguous, or challenging environments, and transforms diverse individuals into unified teams focused on achieving smart organizational and individual goals. The keys to her success are strong planning and follow through, along with a demonstrated commitment to achieving goals, and her genuine interest in helping others. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (Cum Laude) from Springfield College, in Massachusetts. Jennie holds certifications from Nam McKay and Associates in the following areas: Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership (2017), Housing Choice Voucher Executive Management (2016), Housing Choice Voucher Program Management (2015), Family Self-Sufficiency Specialist (2013), Supervisory Management (2011), Advanced Rent Calculations (2011), and Housing Choice Voucher Specialist (2011).
Carlos serves as the Director of Supportive Housing Programs in San Antonio. He joined Endeavors in May of 2023, and brings more than 15 years of experience to his new role. Previously, he has held leadership positions at other non-profit organizations, and local government entities, prior to joining Endeavors. He designed and implemented numerous projects funded by governmental institutions and the private sector to assist individuals in marginalized and disadvantaged conditions. He has successfully implemented programs to address general health needs, mental health needs for children with disabilities & developmental delays, individuals impacted by HIV & substance abuse, immigrant children, and Spanish speaking families. He is continuously inspired by the resiliency of the children and families that he works with, and their high ethical values. In his free time, Carlos enjoys traveling, exercising, enjoying good food, and listening to music.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION
With a goal to provide permanent supportive housing to our most vulnerable populations, we offer case management, professional counseling, life skills training, and employment opportunities for Veterans as well as those suffering from mental illnesses. By donating to our housing program, you are giving these community members the chance to achieve a life full of stability, successes, and self-sufficiency.