KSAT Community spotlight: Nonprofit Endeavors opens new Veteran Wellness Center

Grand opening took place on Nov. 11

The nonprofit offers an array of services and programs supporting children, families, migrants, veterans and those struggling with mental illness, disabilities, disasters or emergencies.

Do you know a veteran that could benefit from health care and wellness services?

Headquartered in San Antonio, Endeavors is a national service organization that has been assisting vulnerable populations since 1969.

The nonprofit offers an array of services and programs supporting children, families, migrants, veterans and those struggling with mental illness, disabilities, disasters or emergencies.

Thanks to Endeavors, San Antonio’s veteran community can now come together to enjoy amenities at the 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Veteran Wellness Center (VWC) that opened on Nov. 11.

Endeavors’ Veteran Wellness Center provides telehealth and in-person mental health services to veterans with chronic long-term mental health needs (e.g., bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders) and their families.

At the VWC, Endeavors will use a unique wellness model that integrates mental health care, physical health care, holistic treatments and support services, such as economic assistance and child care, for veterans and their families.

Additionally, veterans will have access to on-site transition support and assistance in attaining VA benefits.

Services are provided to veterans, regardless of service, discharge status or family relationship.

Veteran Wellness Center facilities include:

Wellness hub: A multi-use space for veteran services that will support, treat, or focus on veterans’ needs.

Fitness center: A state-of-the-art gym facility designed with accessibility for wounded veterans, regardless of fitness level. All machines are wheelchair and amputee-friendly.

Community room: The 2,000 square-foot space is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology to support in-person, virtual and hybrid events.

Connectedness center: Serves as the working embodiment of Endeavors’ core values by employing disabled veterans and their family members to operate the café.

If you would like to learn more about the Veterans Wellness Center and Endeavors, visit endeavors.org/vwc.

The Veteran Wellness Center is located at 6333 De Zavala Rd.

For information about sliding-scale membership to the VWC, please contact Endeavors at VWCcommunity@endeavors.org. Naming opportunities are also available. Please contact Traci Gomez, chief of development & communications, at tgomez@endeavors.org for naming opportunities. All proceeds will be reinvested into Endeavors’ mission of serving vulnerable people in crisis, including Veterans and their families, people experiencing homelessness, adults with disabilities, victims of disasters and migrants.


KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.


About the Author:

Kiersten has been a Digital Content Creator with KSAT12 since 2017. She graduated from Texas State University with an electronic media degree and previously worked for the Spurs Sports & Entertainment.