Enhancing the health, education, and social well-being of low-income and underserved people in the greater Houston metropolitan area through its many health care programs, training programs and community service programs, including the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income families.

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VN TeamWork General Activities

VN TeamWork’s general activities include VN TeamWork Grand Opening, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Voter Education & Registration, Candidates’ Forums, First Vietnamese Polling Location, Lunch for the Homeless, Legal Seminars, Health Seminars, and Medicare Part D.

Affordable Housing Programs: Golden Bamboo Village I (GBV1) - Press Conference

VN TeamWork held a press conference to announce the development of Golden Bamboo Village I, a senior housing project, with many partner agencies and community leaders in attendance to support the project

Affordable Housing Programs: Golden Bamboo Village I (GBV1) - Fundraising

VN TeamWork held a fundraising event at Kim Son Restaurant to raise matching HOME funds for the construction of Golden Bamboo Village I.

Affordable Housing Programs: Golden Bamboo Village I (GBV1) - Construction

The construction phases are shown from the beginning until completion for the 60 unit facility.

Affordable Housing Programs: Golden Bamboo Village I (GBV1) - Groundbreaking

The Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at the Site to officially celebrate the start of construction for Golden Bamboo Village I.

Affordable Housing Programs: Golden Bamboo Village I (GBV1) - Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of Golden Bamboo Village I was a momentous occasion which VN TeamWork shared with community leaders, elected officials, funders, donors, and many other members of the community who greatly supported the project.

Affordable Housing Programs: Golden Bamboo Village I (GBV1) - Landscaping

One of our dedicated volunteers works very hard to keep the gardens and landscaping looking beautiful year round at Golden Bamboo Village I.

Service Programs: Disaster Case Management Services - FEMA

VN TeamWork provided case management services, in collaboration with Boat People SOS and Neighborhood Centers, to help thousands of hurricane evacuees and victims of Hurricane Katrina, Rita, and Ike

Service Programs: Health Care - Blood Drive

VN TeamWork collaborates with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to host blood drives for the Asian community, since 1999.

Service Programs: Health Care - Health Screening

VN TeamWork provides Glucose, Cholesterol, and Blood Pressure testing, Osteoporosis Screenings, Immunizations, Vision Screenings, Foot Exams in collaboration with volunteer health professionals and the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, since 1997.

Service Programs: Health Care - Medicaire Part D

VN TeamWork helps seniors to file applications for the Medicare-Approved Prescription Drug Discount Card, and Medicare Part D, in collaboration with with the Harris County Area Agency on Aging (HCAAA) and National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), since 2004.

Service Programs: Outreach - Lunch For The Homeless

VN TeamWork collects donated food from Vietnamese restaurants to serve about 300-400 people during the Thanksgiving season at the Star of Hope, Women and Family Emergency Shelter every year, since 1996.

Service Programs: Outreach - Police Academy

VN TeamWork collaborates with the police academy to provide outreach for the Asian community.

Service Programs: Outreach - Senior Luncheon

VN TeamWork collaborates with the Asian Seniors Coalition to host a Senior Luncheon for about 700-800 Asian seniors during the Christmas season at Asian restaurants, since 2004.

Service Programs: Seminar - Finance Education

VN TeamWork collaborates with V-Family, BPSOS, Women’s Resource Center, and Metlife to provide financial education seminars to the Vietnamese community so that people can learn how to manage their finances.

Service Programs: Seminar - Wills Clinic

VN TeamWork collaborates with the Houston Volunteers Lawyers Program (HVLP) and the Asian American Bar Association (AABA) to provide free legal counseling and preparation of wills packages for low-income families.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Refresher Training

VITA volunteers with prior tax experience such as CPAs or returning certified volunteers attend refresher training for new tax law with a minimum of 8 hours classroom instruction.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Basic Training

VITA volunteers with little to no tax experience attend Basic Training for tax law with a minimum of 24 hours classroom instruction.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - eFiles Training

VITA volunteers who pass 80% tax law from the Basic Course or Refresher Course attend the efiles Training with a minimum of 16 hours classroom instruction.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Kick Off

VN TeamWork hosted the VITA Program Kick Off Event to mark the start of the VITA tax filing season before volunteers go to their sites to provide services.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site - Golden Bamboo Village I

VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation services at the Golden Bamboo Village I Site located in Southwest Houston.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site - H.E.B

VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation services at the H-E-B Market located in West Houston.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site - HongKong Market 2

VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation services at the Hong Kong Market 2 located in Southeast Houston

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site - HongKong Market 3

ITA volunteers provide free tax preparation services at the Hong Kong Market 3 located in Northwest Houston.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site - HongKong Market 4

VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation services at the Hong Kong Market 4 located in Southwest Houston.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site - VN TeamWork Center

VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation services at our main site, VN TeamWork Center, located in Southwest Houston

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site - My Hoa Market

VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation services at our main site, My Hoa Market, located in Southwest Houston.

Service Programs: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Appreciation Lucheon

VN TeamWork hosted the annual VITA – Appreciation Luncheon at the end of the VITA Program season to honor and recognize all the volunteers for dedicating their time and service to the program.

Training Programs: Computer

VN TeamWork provides monthly Computer Training for MS Basic Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Power Point, Basic Internet & E-mail, Web Design, CorelDRAW, Digital, PhotoShop, and Troubleshooting, since 1996

Training Programs: CPR & First Aid

VN TeamWork provides monthly CPR & First Aid Training classes in collaboration with the American Red Cross and sponsored by the United Way of Greater Houston, since 1998.

Training Programs: VietNamese Second Language (VSL)

VN TeamWork provided Vietnamese as a Second Language (VSL) classes for people that wanted to learn to speak Vietnamese (1996-1999)

Training Programs: English Second Language (ESL)

VN TeamWork provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to non-English speaking individuals in the Vietnamese community, since 1996.