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 stability.

Our Mission

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

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 issue 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.

Meet our team

Our 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

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Ariel Nixon

Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder


Calixto Mejia

Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder

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Justin McCullough

Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder

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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). 

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Hao Pham

Shahid Khan

Community Solutions Team

Community Solutions Team

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Sujay Marisetty

Community Solutions Team


Community Solutions Team

Aydin Shazad

Community Solutions Team

Edom Kidane


Sophia Johnykutty

Community Solutions Team and Internal Operations Team


Anuj Datta

Community Solutions Team and Internal Operations Team

Minh Nguyen

Community Solutions Team

Trang Truong

Community Solutions Team