Letter from Our Founder

Founder: Al Moten

Letter from Our Founder

Dear Community Partner,

Houston Vital Signs, Inc. (HVSI) is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to the rejuvenation and rehabilitation of disadvantaged communities in Greater Houston for more than 30 years. Our wide range of programs caters to the social, physical, emotional, clinical, vocational, and self-help needs of both young people and adults who are facing challenges such as poverty, unstable housing, substance abuse, mental health issues, and general health problems.

In the United States alone, there are approximately 391,000 children and youths in foster care. Shockingly, 23,000 of them age out of the system every year without finding permanent placement. It’s alarming that 1 in 5 of these individuals end up homeless instantly after leaving foster care and less than 3 earn a college degree in their lifetime. The situation is particularly worrying in Texas where there has been an increase of 1,100 children without placement from 2019 to 2021.

In response to this urgent need, HVSI has expanded its services through The Heritage Project Center for Children (THP). THP is a holistic residential facility that provides training and treatment for boys and girls aged between 12 and 17 in Harris County. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment for these young individuals by offering them comprehensive clinical and behavioral health services along with education and life skills training.

By collaborating with HVSI and contributing to our community efforts you will be helping us address the critical needs faced by foster care youth in Texas.  Your support will help us to operate our residential treatment facility in Richmond, TX, which will serve as a qualified residential treatment provider for children referred to us by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).

Additionally, HVSI is actively responding to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children from the southern Texas border. We are opening a temporary shelter to provide migrant children with a safe and nurturing environment while they await reunification with their families or are placed in appropriate care. Our comprehensive services aim to ensure their well-being, provide educational support, and facilitate their successful integration into their new communities.

We invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of these vulnerable young individuals. Your sponsorship will provide vital resources for our program, hope, and a brighter future for foster care youth and unaccompanied migrant children in our community. We are grateful for any level of support you can provide. Together, we can empower these young individuals to overcome challenges, achieve their potential, and succeed in adulthood.

Thank you for considering our request. We look forward to discussing how we can work together to make a lasting impact on the lives of Texas foster care youth. If you or your company are interested in supporting, please contact me at admin@houstonvitalsigns.org or (281) 302-8584.