Our Mission

Connecting organizations and individuals to create the Village needed to light a path towards stability and independence.

The Village Connect

is a 501C.3 non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness in Houston, TX. We are a growing network of community organizations, volunteers, and professionals working together to foster a network of resources, provide representation and security, and guide our homeless clients through the paths to

Our Vision

To foster an environment of connectedness, trust, and transparency with our clients and the external providers/partners with whom we work with in order to effectively address multiple issues of homelessness at once. We believe that by working together, we can provide personalized and comprehensive care for our clients focusing on representation, security, and stability.

The Board

In 2017, TVC was founded by 5 students volunteering together on the principles of kindness, dedication, diversity, and care for the homeless of Houston.


Truong Lam

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 1.58.09 PM.png

Ariel Nixon

Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder

Justin McCullough

Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder


Calixto Mejia

Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder

bernard Lo Lawyer_edited.jpg

Bernard Lo

Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder

Our Volunteers

The Village Connect volunteers represent a vital part of the organization's day-to-day activity.  Volunteers are either working directly with homeless individuals and/or homeless service providers to develop creative/alternative solutions to homelessness (Community Solutions Team) or assist with strategic planning, management and coordination, and the development of the organization's structure and operations (Internal Operations Team). 

Headshot For Truong.JPG

Hao Pham

Community Solutions Team

Shahid Khan

Community Solutions Team

Sophia Johnykutty

Community Solutions Team and Internal Operations Team

Aydin Shazad

Community Solutions Team



Minh Nguyen

Community Solutions Team

Marisetty Sujay.jpg

Trang Truong

Community Solutions Team

Sujay Marisetty

Community Solutions Team

Anuj Datta

Community Solutions Team and Internal Operations Team

Edom Kidane

Community Solutions Team