Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides physical rehabilitation services and equipment to uninsured individuals with disabilities.
The RSVP-Clinic provides outpatient services to individuals with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. These services include medical care, nursing care, pharmacist management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychological evaluation, social work and spiritual care.
The medical equipment division (RSVP-MED) provides durable medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, bathroom equipment, and walkers) to individuals in our community with disabilities (regardless of diagnosis) who lack access to this equipment.
For more detailed information about the services we provide, view our Services page.
The vision of Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) is a community in which people with disabilities lead lives of maximum independence, inclusion, and meaning.
Our mission is to provide outpatient rehabilitation services and durable medical equipment to people with limited access to these resources. We are team of volunteers consisting of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and other individuals committed to providing high quality rehabilitative care that is comprehensive, compassionate, and community-oriented.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are an integral part of RSVP Houston. We are richly inspired by the population of persons with disabilities whom we serve. RSVP Houston embraces a culture of inclusion within the organization to effectively serve a diverse client population, while embracing the wide range of social determinants of health of those we serve. Our specialties are defined by improving function and quality of life as we continue to strive to understand, embrace, and work with all individuals regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran status, and other aspects of diversity.
Recognizing that uninsured individuals with disabilities in our community lacked access to rehabilitation services, a group of rehabilitation professionals joined together in 2011 to volunteer their time and skills to provide care to these patients in a coordinated manner. After informally volunteering for a year, the Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project officially incorporated in 2012 and was granted tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] status the following year. Also in 2013, RSVP assumed control of Project Union, a community organization that had provided durable medical equipment to under-resourced individuals in our community.
Our board consists of dedicated professionals with extensive backgrounds and ongoing current practice in their areas – ensuring every patient receives high quality treatment, from individuals truly able to understand their circumstances and situation. This also enables us to actively identify problems as they may arise and resolve them appropriately. And our professional structure ensures equally professional service, leadership, and sustenance of the organization.