2015 Treasures of Texas
Thursday, November 5, 2015
5701 Main St, Houston, TX 77005
6:30 pm - Reception | 7:00 pm - Dinner and Program
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Ima Hogg Award Honoree
The Honorable Marc Carter
228th District Court Harris County
and the Harris County Veterans Treatment Court
Mental Health America of Greater Houston is celebrating 61 years of mental health education and advocacy. We invite you to commemorate this legacy of service by joining us for our 2015 Treasures of Texas event where The Honorable Marc Carter, a former United States Army officer, and presiding judge over both the 228th District Court Harris County and the Harris County Veterans Treatment Court, will receive the prestigious Ima Hogg Award.
AWARD WINNING COMMITMENT...
The Houston-Harris County Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative (VBHI) at Mental Health America of Greater Houston (MHA) employs strategic and collaborative community engagement and training in support of MHA’s overall goal of shaping the mental health of people and communities. VBHI helps veterans and their families reintegrate into the community, enroll in school, obtain employment, and navigate community assistance programs. It also provides innovative, comprehensive training and peer support to Harris County Veteran Treatment Courts and behavioral health education to volunteer veteran court mentors statewide.
Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Awards, and OneStar Foundation recently honored the Military Veteran Peer Network Houston at Mental Health America of Greater Houston with the 32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, Service to Veterans Award.
Master Sergeant Joseph R. Kapacziewski
75th Ranger Regiment
First American Army Ranger To Return to Combat With A Prosthetic Limb
Master Sergeant Joseph R. Kapacziewski has served more than 13 years in the U.S. Army 3rd Ranger Battalion, Ranger Special Troops Battalion, and Regimental Headquarters Company. He has served as a Rifleman, Grenadier, Squad Automatic Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, ROC Cadre and Platoon Sergeant.
During an ambush in Northern Iraq, an enemy grenade attack injured MSG Kapacziewki which resulted in severe damage to his lower right leg, tissue damage to his right hip and brachial artery and a severed median nerve in his right arm. Chronic pain and injuries to his leg resulted in an amputation. After learning how to walk again with a prosthetic, MSG Kapacziewski re-qualified on the Ranger physical standards and successfully regained not only a squad leader position, but a promotion to platoon sergeant becoming the first Ranger to return to the line with a prosthetic limb. MSG Kapacziewki has since deployed to Afghanistan 6 times.
A Performance By
Houston Grand Opera’s multi-year Veterans Songbook project gives voice to the stories of Houston-based men and women who have served our country, and to the stories of their loved ones, sparking a community-wide conversation about conflict and courage, strength and sacrifice.
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