Magoffin Veterans Shelter
1307 Magoffin Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79901
Founded July, 2004
This facility was created to provide safe and temporary shelter to homeless veterans in El Paso County. This facility serves a coed population and is fully supported by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Residents are cared for and protected, connected with mental health counseling and psychiatric services, and encouraged to access all of the supportive services the Opportunity Center for the Homeless offers.
The main goal is to provide safe housing for homeless mentally ill in close proximity to the supportive services that will enhance movement from homelessness towards self-sufficiency.
Since medication monitoring and compliance are required to participate in this program, caseworkers play an integral role in assisting our residents to become increasingly stable and supporting them to transition back into the community.
A major component of this program is the life skills training where residents learn how to manage a budget, aintain their rooms and living spaces, cook meals, fill their medications, and other skills necessary for developing self-sufficiency.
The goal of life skills training for our residents is to prepare them to reintegrate into the community, whether into subsidized housing programs, foster homes, or independent living spaces.