Resources for Active Duty and Transitioning Service Members
and their Families in Texas

The State of Texas welcomes and respects the nation's service members and their families and thanks you for your service. Texas has a wealth of services, assistance, fee waivers, and programs for you and your family. Whether you're just starting your military career or getting ready to transition back into civilian life, there's thousands of people ready to help you!

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Resources for Active Duty Military in Texas

A Million Thanks

Provides volunteer opportunity to help boost troop morale through mailers and care packages.

Acadia Healthcare

Family counseling for active duty military. Tricare.

Belton
Air Force Aide Education Grant

Education Grants for children of active/retired Air Force personnel, Spouses of Active Air Force personnel, Surviving Spouses of Air...

Air Force Aide Society

Provides Emergency Funds to Active Duty, Retired, and the families of deceased Air Force members.

Air Warrior Courage Foundation

Formed by military aviators to care for our own, focusing on active duty, guard, reserve, retired military/families & ROTC cadets...

Silver Spring
Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas

Volunteer Opportunities making care packages for Deployed Troops

Carollton
Amanecer Health Systems

For-Profit Mental Health Services in El Paso, TX, for children, adolescents, and family.

El Paso
Any Soldier

Volunteer Opportunities- help fill wish lists of deployed soldiers.

Fort Wayne
Armed Services YMCA

Active Military- focused on junior enlisted, offers- childcare, hospital assistance, spouse support services, food services, computer...

Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) - Austin

Resume Transition and Job search assistance for Transitioning Military,.

Austin
Army Community Service – Financial Readiness Branch

Active Military- counseling, volunteer opportunities, and referral for other needs.

Fort Hood
Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Active Military- Emergency Funds, Household goods, supportive services. Your first call for help for active duty members and families....

Fort Bliss
Army Substance Abuse Program

Active military- non-alcohol substance abuse counseling.

Ft. Knox
Army Substance Abuse Program | Fort Hood

Active military- non-alcohol substance abuse counseling.

Fort Hood
BBB Military Line®

Financial Readiness classes for active military. Financial education online for all.

Be There- Peer Support Call Line

Military call 844-357-7337 or Text 844-357-7337 to chat with a trained peer.

Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire

For Profit Psychiatric Hospital, in-patient substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Houston
BES Group & Associates Solutions Plus

For-profit substance abuse counseling.

Houston
Better Business Bureau Education Foundation

Active Military Financial Counseling. How to buy a car/house, how to invest. Avoiding ID theft.

San Antonio
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Abilene

Volunteer Opportunities, Mentor a military kid!

Abilene
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Volunteer Opportunities, mentor a military kid!

Irving
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Volunteer Opportunities, Mentor a military kid!

Austin
Bo's Place

Grief Counseling free-of-charge for the public, veterans, military members, and their families.

Houston
Camp Patriot

Retreat for Individuals on Active Duty, or Retired Military with a disability rating from the VA.

Libby
Cell Phones for Soldiers

Donates cell phones to active duty soldiers. Donate your old phone by mail!

Child Care Aware

Offers family counseling for active military families. Fee assistance available.

Combined Arms Houston - CAX

One-Stop-Shop for veterans in the Houston area

Houston
CORE Health Care

For-profit brain trauma in-patient & out-patient care, support groups.

Dripping Springs
Discounted or Free CHL for Vets

Free or discounted Concealed Handgun License to active duty, recently discharged, and veterans.

Austin
Dogs on Deployment

Foster care for dogs who's owners are deployed

Santee
El Paso Behavioral Health System - East

Nonprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment for Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Family Members.

El Paso
El Paso Behavioral Health System - Northeast

Nonprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment for Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Family Members.

El Paso
El Paso Behavioral Health System - Patriot Support Programs

Nonprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment for Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Family Members.

El Paso
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

Solicits employers to work with deployed military

Austin
Fisher House Foundation

Comfort home for families who's loved one is at a VA hospital or Military Medical Center.

Fort Bend Lawyers Care

Civil Legal assistance (divorce, bankruptcy, bills) for low in come military and veterans. Also Legal Clinics

Richmond
Fort Hood Behavioral Health

Active military & military family behavioral health services

Fort Hood
Freedom Hunters

Outdoor adventure and hunting for military, veterans and their families.

Elizabeth
Gary Sinise Foundation

Community celebrations of military and veterans, adaptive homes for severely injured veterans, tours of the WWII museum in New Orleans...

Studio City
Green Beret Foundation

Family support for Green Beret/Special Forces who are wounded or ill. Caregiver support. Scholarships: for Special Forces veteran...

Green Oaks

For-profit- psychiatric treatment facility, accepts tricare

Dallas
Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet

Foster for deployed military and homeless veterans' animals.

Gatesville
HARTH Foundation- Equine Therapy

Equine therapy, free to veterans and active duty

Burnet
HeartsApart

Active & deploying military- provides portraits of the family.

Dallas
Hill Country MHDD

 Provides Peer groups, Counseling, Medications, and Coping Skills for Veterans, and all who qualify financially.

San Marcos
Hire a Hero

Professional social networking for the employment of military and veterans

Berkley
HOME (Helping Our Military Everywhere)

Volunteer! Send mail and care packages to deployed military around the world.

Virginia
Hope for The Warriors

Coordinated care and financial help for wounded warriors. Active job seeking help, and scholarships including wounded warrior spouses,...

Fort Worth
Hope for The Warriors

Coordinated care and financial help for wounded warriors. Active job seeking help, and scholarships including wounded warrior spouses,...

Jacksonville
Hope for The Warriors

Coordinated care and financial help for wounded warriors. Active job seeking help, and scholarships including wounded warrior spouses,...

New York
Hope for The Warriors

Coordinated care and financial help for wounded warriors. Active job seeking help, and scholarships including wounded warrior spouses,...

Hope for The Warriors

Coordinated care and financial help for wounded warriors. Active job seeking help, and scholarships including wounded warrior spouses,...

Annandale
Hope for The Warriors

Coordinated care and financial help for wounded warriors. Active job seeking help, and scholarships including wounded warrior spouses,...

Houston
Houston Zoo Veteran Discount

Half off the Houston Zoo for veterans and their families (total- 2 adults, 3 children) with valid military ID

Houston
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Support/emergency funds for Surviving spouses and surviving children. Physical therapy and rehab for catastrophically injured military...

Licensing for Military, Veteran, and Military Spouse Engineers in Texas

For Active Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans- some application fees waived, deadlines extended for Engineering licenses,...

Luke's Wings

Free - Fly a Veteran to a hospital for required healthcare; Fly a Veteran’s immediate family to a Veteran’s...

Marine Parents

Peer support/social networking for Marine Parents.

Columbia
Marine Wounded Warrior Regiment

Support for wounded Marines and their families

Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

For Caregivers: Up to 12 no-cost weekly counseling sessions online (secure), must be TX resident.

Military COOL- Military Skills to Civilian Professional Licenses

The Military will help you translate your military job skills into civilian professional licenses! 

Military License Benefits for Geoscientists

For Active Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans- expedited processing, some fees waived, some deadlines extended, and reciprocal...

Military Moms of Texas

Association for parents of deployed military personnel.

Round Rock
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Texas

The Military Order of the Purple Heart is unique among all veteran service organizations in that our membership is comprised entirely of...

Dallas
My Ride North Texas

Coalition of organizations and volunteers to transport veterans around North Texas.

Dallas
National Guard Psychological Health Program

For active National Guard members, confidential counseling and referral.

Austin
National Military Family Association

Scholarships for military spouses. Supportive services for active military families.

Alexandria
National Parks Pass

Serves Veterans, Active Military Provides Free National Parks Pass for permanently physically disabled individuals (including VA...

Austin
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society

Emergency financial aide for active or retired Navy or Marine personnel, as well as surviving spouses and children. Scholarships for...

Arlington
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society - Corpus Christi

Provides financial assistance & quick assist loans, emergency travel, disaster relief for retired Navy and Marine personnel, as well...

Corpus Christi
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society - Ft. Worth

Provides financial assistance & quick assist loans, emergency travel, disaster relief for retired Navy and Marine personnel, as well...

Naval Air Station/ Jrb
Navy SEAL Foundation

Scholarships for military spouse and children of NSW service members, as well as for surviving children, tuition assistance for active-...

Virginia Beach
NeuroRestorative Specialty Services

For Profit - Therapy and rehabilitative services for TBI, including supportive & transitional living

Tyler
New Leaf Services, LLC

For Profit - Therapy for individuals and couples, for therapists there is clinical supervision and CEUs. 

Granbury
Operation Gratitude

Volunteer and make carepackages for deployed military!

Operation Once in a Lifetime

Range of services for active duty military, families, and veterans including granting veteran 'wishes,' computers for families with...

Dallas
Operation Open Door

Free mental health counseling, substance abuse assistance, peer meetings, as well as vet spouse and vet child counseling

Fort Worth
Operation Phantom Support

Food pantry, free birthday cakes for active/vet kids, backpack + school supplies, Christmas toys, resale shop, car repairs, community...

Killeen
Operation Supply Drop

Video Games, systems, and monitors for deployed troops.

PEAK Behavioral Health Services

For Profit mental health services. Substance abuse recovery services for active military.

Santa Teresa
Pedal Against PTSD

Cycle with fellow veterans and raise awareness of PTSD. Gives away bikes to qualified vets.

Dallas
Private Security and Locksmith Exemptions in Texas

Active Duty, Active Duty Spouses, and Veterans may be exempt from certain application and examination fees for occupational licenses in...

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - Dallas

Fly fishing for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

Fort Worth
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - Fort Hood/Waco

Fly fishing for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

Fort Hood
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - Fort Hood/Waco

Fly fishing for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

San Antonio
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - San Marcos

Fly fishing for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

San Antonio
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - San Marcos

Fly fishing for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

Fort Hood
Project Odyssey

Retreats for wounded warriors, wounded warrior couples

Washington
Project VIDA - Emergency Rent and Rapid Rehousing

 Rent,, Mortgage and Utility payment help, Foreclosure Prevention, and Rapid Rehousing for the homeless.

El Paso
Ravens Grove Foundation for Healing

Complementary healing modalities for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with a focus on healing Post Traumatic Stress...

Austin
re:Mind Depression & Bipolar Support

Free support groups and resources for depression and bipolar.

Houston
Real Warriors Campaign

Info & resources for TBI

Recruit Veterans

Employment recruitment of service-disabled veterans to the job market

Cedar Park
Relocation Readiness Program

For active duty Army families, assists in relocation help.

Fort Hood
Rockwall County Helping Hands - Health Center

Affordable healthcare for residents of Rockwall County.

Rockwall
RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - Dallas/Fort Worth

Regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events with other veterans. 

Safe Place Austin

Domestic & Sexual violence shelter in Austin.

Austin
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

Spring
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

Katy
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

Houston
Service Dogs, Inc.

Trains working service dogs for the Deaf or physically disabled- not PTSD or therapy dog. $50 application fee, no cost for dog.

Dripping Springs
Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)

Advocates for the rights of Women Veterans

New York City
Sew Much Comfort

Nonprofit that provides adaptive clothing to wounded warriors

SHARP- US Army- Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response & Prevention

Army sexual assault prevention program. Even if you are no longer in the military, if the person that assaulted you is, you can report,...

Small Business Development Center- UH Victoria

No cost consulting , training, counseling & technical assistance to small businesses & startups. Specialized veteran programming...

Victoria
Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)

For active military, wounded warriors, transitioning military and their family. Counseling, family counseling, financial counseling

Fort Hood
Soldiers' Angels

Volunteer! Send care packages to deployed military

San Antonio
Some Teacher and Educator Licensing fees waived

Military, Veterans, and Active Duty Spouses that are teachers may be exempt from some TEA licensing fees.

South Plains College

Community College in Levelland, TX, accepts Hazlewood & GI bill.

Levelland
South Plains Food Bank

Major food bank in the Lubbock area. Help applying for other benefits, referral to closer food banks if needed

Lubbock
Spiritual Fitness Center

Fort Hood Chaplain

Killeen
Star Group - Veterans Helping Veterans

Volunteer! Meet fellow veterans and help those in need in your community

Copperas Cove
Starlite Recovery Center - LGBT+ Program

For Profit Alcohol and drug recovery facility, Tricare accepted. LGBT+ specific program

Center Point
STARRY Counseling – Killeen

Free Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children. Free counseling for military...

Killeen
STARRY Counseling – Killeen

Free Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children. Free counseling for military...

Wichita Falls
Steel Hope - Life Coaching Program

Life coaching for veterans to help them meet their goals.

Hurst
Tarleton State University

Public University in Stephenville, TX. Accepts Hazlewood and GI bill.

Stephenville
TAVV - Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans

Association of Vietnam and other era wars/conflicts/operations who meet for camaraderie and to help their community.

Austin
Texas 4-H Military

Animal husbandry for military children

Texas A&M - San Antonio

Public University in San Antonio, TX, accepts Hazlewood and GI bill

San Antonio
Texas A&M Health Science Center

To improve human health and quality of life across the state, around the nation, and throughout the world by achieving excellence in...

Round Rock
Texas A&M Kingsville

Public University in Kingsville, accepts Hazlewood, GI bill

Kingsville
Texas A&M Scholarships for Military & Vets

Scholarships available to veterans and active duty military at Texas A&M College Station

College Station
Texas A&M University–Texarkana

Public University in Texarkana, accepts Hazlewood, GI bill. 

Texarkana
Texas Board of Medical Examiners - Application Fee Exemption

Texas Veterans, Active Military, and Active Military spouses may apply for licensure and testing fee waiver from the Texas Medical Board...

Austin
Texas Board of Public Accountancy

The Texas Accountancy Board will help Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans transfer their CPA licenses to Texas.

Texas Military Forces Museum

Free military history museum located on Camp Mabry in Austin, TX.

Austin
Texas Military Forces State Family Program

Deployment readiness for Texas Military Forces families

Austin
Texas Military Forces State Family Program

Deployment readiness for Texas Military Forces families

Weslaco
Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Financial assistance through grants and interest-free loans for rent, utilities, car repair, and more.  Eligibility restricted to Texas...

Austin
Texas Southmost College

Public Jr College. Accepts Hazlewood & GI bill. Offers Peer meetings for vet students.

Brownsville
Texas State University - Veteran Alliance

Veteran Organization for Public University in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos
The Care Package Project

Volunteer! Send care packages to combat deployed Marines. Request a care package for your Marine.

Columbia
The Caregiver Story Project

Support for caregivers nationwide

Kensington
The Joyful Horse Project - Veterans Equine Partnership Program

Equine Therapy for Veterans

Bastrop
The Texas Board of Optometry Welcomes Military and Spouses to Texas

The Texas Optometry Board offers Fee waivers and reciprocal licensing to Active Military and Active Military Spouse Optometrists.

The Trauma and Resilience Center

Specialized services for military service members, veterans, and their adult family members who are struggling with traumatic stress...

Houston
The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

To assist student veterans, guardsmen, reservist, and military family members in the pursuit of educational goals. 

Edinburg
The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

To assist student veterans, guardsmen, reservist, and military family members in the pursuit of educational goals. 

Brownsville
The University of Texas at Arlington

Public university in Arlington accepting Hazlewood and GI bill.

Arlington
The Welcome Home Project

Documentary highlighting the return home from deployment

The Xena Project

Therapy, Equine Therapy and church for wounded warriors. West of Houston.

beasley
Transfer Insurance Licenses to Texas

The Texas Department of Insurance welcomes Military, Spouses, and transitioning military to Texas! If you are licensed as an Insurance...

Transfer your Architecture, Landscape, or Interior Design Certifications & Licenses to Texas

Military, Veteran, and Active Duty Spouses may transfer their Architecture, Landscape Architect, and Interior Design Licenses &...

Transfer your Dental Hygienist's License to Texas

Dential Hygienists who are: Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses may be able to transfer their dental licenses to Texas.

Transfer your Dentist's License to Texas

Dentists who are: Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses may be able to transfer their dental licenses to Texas.

Transfer your Driver's License to Texas

Texas has special exceptions for Military with expired an driver's license.

Transfer your HVAC, Electrician, Barber, Well Driller and more License to Texas!

Texas welcomes Active Duty Military and Veterans to translate their MOS into professional Texas Licenses.

Transfer your Law License to Texas

The Texas Bar welcomes Military Attorneys and Miltary Spouse Attorneys.

Transfer your Pharmacy or Pharmacy Tech license to Texas.

Transfer your Pharmacy or Pharmacy Tech license to Texas.

Transfer your Plumbing License to Texas

The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners will waive many fees, and accept certain military training for Military, Active Duty Spouses...

Transfer your Real Estate License to Texas

The Texas Appraisers Licensing and Certification Board has provisions for active military members and military spouses to transfer or...

Austin
Transfer your Residential or Commercial Appraiser License to Texas!

The Texas Appraisers Licensing and Certification Board has provisions for active military members and military spouses to transfer or...

Austin
Transfer your Veterinary license to Texas

The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will waive fees for Active Military and Active Military Spouses to gain licensure in...

Transgender American Veterans Association

Provides VA claims & advocacy for transgendered veterans.

Akron
Tutor.com for Military Families

Free online tutoring for active military children

United Way of Lamar County

Counseling program and financial counseling

Paris
United Way of Texas

Coalition of United Way organizations across Texas

Austin
University of North Texas Health Science Center Public university accepting GI Bill and Hazlewood. Fort Worth
USA Cares

Emergency financial payments and financial counseling for OEF/OIF/Post 9/11 veterans and active duty

Louisville
USO

Provides morale support for deployed military

USO - South Texas

Active military- Ball gowns for military events, food pantry, and hunting and fishing trips

USO - South Texas

Active military- Ball gowns for military events, food pantry, and hunting and fishing trips

Corpus Christi
VA - Center for Women Veterans

VA center for women veterans, advises on policy for the equality of women veterans. Call line for women veterans

VA - Spring Vet Center - Houston #731

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

Houston
VBOC - Veteran Business Outreach Center - UT Arlington

Business training offioce just for veterans! Free, and through the Small Business Administration + UTA

Arlington
Veteran ID Card

3 Different Cards- VA Health ID card, and State of Texas ID card.

Veterans Court - Collin County

Provides alternative to traditional criminal prosecution and treatment to combat veterans whose injuries resulted in offenses.

McKinney
Veterans Court - Dallas County

Mental health and drug treatment court that provides an alternative to traditional criminal prosecution for eligible veterans.

Dallas
Veterans Court - NTX Regional - Rockwall, Kaufman, Grayson, and Fannin

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

Kaufman
Veterans Court - NTX Regional - Rockwall, Kaufman, Grayson, and Fannin

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

Rockwall
Veterans Court - NTX Regional - Rockwall, Kaufman, Grayson, and Fannin

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

Bonham
Veterans Court - NTX Regional - Rockwall, Kaufman, Grayson, and Fannin

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

Denison
Veterans Court - Nueces County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

Corpus Christi
VETTED

Provides short course in Management as well as help with placement in the Business Industry for transitioning Veterans. Small cohort in-...

Austin
Warriors Prevail

DoD program that allows anonymous help for military experiencing combat stress.

Chicago
Wharton County Veteran Service Office

County Veteran Service Officers- Local experts in VA Claims and local area sources of help

Wharton
Wings of Hope Equitherapy

Equitherapy for veterans, active duty, and National Guard with ptsd or physical disabilities

Cleburne
Women Veteran & Legacy Scholarship Program

Scholarship for Female active military, Women Veterans, and the children of women veterans.

Fort Lee
Yellow Ribbon Network

For Active Military and veterans, provides single application for emergency funds help.

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

DoD project to promote the wellness of National Guard and Reserve members

Resources for Transitioning from Active Duty to Civilian Life

Air Force Aide Society

Provides Emergency Funds to Active Duty, Retired, and the families of deceased Air Force members.

Air Warrior Courage Foundation

Formed by military aviators to care for our own, focusing on active duty, guard, reserve, retired military/families & ROTC cadets...

Silver Spring
Amanecer Health Systems

For-Profit Mental Health Services in El Paso, TX, for children, adolescents, and family.

El Paso
America's Heroes at Work

Dept of Labor training toolkit with tips on job search for Veterans and Transitioning Military

American Corporate Partners

ACP aims to strengthen the connection between corporate America and post-9/11 veteran communities.

Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) - Austin

Resume Transition and Job search assistance for Transitioning Military,.

Austin
Bo's Place

Grief Counseling free-of-charge for the public, veterans, military members, and their families.

Houston
Boots to Business

Entrepreneurial training for Active and transitioning military and military spouses

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.

Housing assistance and vocational training for homeless Veterans & their families & those at risk of homelessness.

Houston
Career Gear: Houston

Free business clothes for male veterans -Houston area.

Houston
Career Gear: San Antonio

Free business clothes for male veterans- San Antonio area.

San Antonio
CareerOneStop

Resume and employment website, MOS/MOC to resume help.

Caritas of Austin

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

Austin
Centurion Military Alliance

Provides individual resume writing at seminars across the state.

New Braunfels
Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

Houston
Combined Arms Houston - CAX

One-Stop-Shop for veterans in the Houston area

Houston
Connected Warrior Foundation

Free Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire for certain disabled veterans. Sailing and hiking retreats.

Annapolis
Corporate Gray

Helps corporate America translate military experience into careers.

Discounted or Free CHL for Vets

Free or discounted Concealed Handgun License to active duty, recently discharged, and veterans.

Austin
Forces to Flyers

Military Veterans! If you have a pilot's license, you could get your commercial license for free

Gallant Few

Military transition, peer groups, vocational training

Go Heroes

Employment transition for injured military and veterans, equipment for first responders, funds for deserving nonprofits

Forney
Goodfellow AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center

Broad range of help for Guard, Reserve and Retirees.

Goodfellow AFB
Goodwill - Heights Programs and Services Job Connection

Goodwill works with the Fund for Veterans Assistance to bring job search help to veterans

Houston
Goodwill - San Jacinto Job Connection

Help for transitioning and homeless veterans. Create an action plan for housing and job search, help to implement it.

Houston
Goodwill - Veterans Outreach and Employment Services

Job search help and emergency funds, also homelessness help

Houston
Goodwill Houston

Veteran & vet spouse job services- corporate & standard, resume help, job seeking help Vet services- homelessness help (single...

Houston
Goodwill Houston

Veteran & vet spouse job services- corporate & standard, resume help, job seeking help Vet services- homelessness help (single...

Conroe
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Job rehabilitation and placement, Operation Good Jobs program for veterans. Help for Heroes and Families provides rent assistance, job...

Austin
Goodwill West Texas

Job opportunities for those with barriers to employment.

Abilene
Green Beret Foundation

Family support for Green Beret/Special Forces who are wounded or ill. Caregiver support. Scholarships: for Special Forces veteran...

Helmets to Hardhats

Employment transition for military to employment & professional apprenticeships

Hill Country MHDD

 Provides Peer groups, Counseling, Medications, and Coping Skills for Veterans, and all who qualify financially.

San Marcos
Hire a Hero

Professional social networking for the employment of military and veterans

Berkley
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Support/emergency funds for Surviving spouses and surviving children. Physical therapy and rehab for catastrophically injured military...

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Serves Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans, provides social gatherings, Legislation & Policy Advocacy, and Military Transition services...

IVMF - Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Entrepreneurial training and Military Transition for Veterans, Veteran Spouses, Women Veterans and Disabled Veterans.

Licensing for Military, Veteran, and Military Spouse Engineers in Texas

For Active Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans- some application fees waived, deadlines extended for Engineering licenses,...

Lone Star Veterans Association

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. Also has peer counseling and caregiver support group.

Houston
Luke's Wings

Free - Fly a Veteran to a hospital for required healthcare; Fly a Veteran’s immediate family to a Veteran’s...

Merivis Foundation

4 week Salesforce’s VetForce training for Vets, help with SalesForce jobs for vets

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA)

Microsoft provides transitioning service members and veterans of the U.S. military free training in a number of Microsoft certifications...

Randolph AFB
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

For Caregivers: Up to 12 no-cost weekly counseling sessions online (secure), must be TX resident.

Military COOL- Military Skills to Civilian Professional Licenses

The Military will help you translate your military job skills into civilian professional licenses! 

Military License Benefits for Geoscientists

For Active Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans- expedited processing, some fees waived, some deadlines extended, and reciprocal...

Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Texas

The Military Order of the Purple Heart is unique among all veteran service organizations in that our membership is comprised entirely of...

Dallas
Military Warriors Support Foundation

Housing, transportation, and financial mentoring for combat wounded veterans. Recreational outings, skill transitions, and...

San Antonio
National Amputee Boxing Association

Boxing for amputees, currently in San Antonio

San Antonio
National Veterans' Training Institute

Technical tradeskills training for veterans

Denver
Operation Family Caregiver

Support, training and coaching for military caregivers. 

Operation Homefront of Texas

Emergency funds for OEF/OIF military families and families of veterans, needs must be directly due to post 9/11/ service. Energency...

San Antonio
Operation Homefront – Transitional Homes for Community Reintegration

2,029 sq. ft. houses in Helotes, TX (San Antonio) for transitioning military families. Requires: Honorable Discharge, no criminal record...

Helotes
Operation Resilient Families

Support and counseling for military transition

Lubbock
Pedal Against PTSD

Cycle with fellow veterans and raise awareness of PTSD. Gives away bikes to qualified vets.

Dallas
Private Security and Locksmith Exemptions in Texas

Active Duty, Active Duty Spouses, and Veterans may be exempt from certain application and examination fees for occupational licenses in...

Project VIDA - Emergency Rent and Rapid Rehousing

 Rent,, Mortgage and Utility payment help, Foreclosure Prevention, and Rapid Rehousing for the homeless.

El Paso
Ravens Grove Foundation for Healing

Complementary healing modalities for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with a focus on healing Post Traumatic Stress...

Austin
re:Mind Depression & Bipolar Support

Free support groups and resources for depression and bipolar.

Houston
Recruit Veterans

Employment recruitment of service-disabled veterans to the job market

Cedar Park
Rockwall County Helping Hands - Health Center

Affordable healthcare for residents of Rockwall County.

Rockwall
RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - Dallas/Fort Worth

Regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events with other veterans. 

Safe Place Austin

Domestic & Sexual violence shelter in Austin.

Austin
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

Houston
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

Spring
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

Katy
SER - Jobs for Progress

In-depth, personalized Job training for transitioning veterans

Houston
Service Dogs, Inc.

Trains working service dogs for the Deaf or physically disabled- not PTSD or therapy dog. $50 application fee, no cost for dog.

Dripping Springs
Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)

Advocates for the rights of Women Veterans

New York City
Sew Much Comfort

Nonprofit that provides adaptive clothing to wounded warriors

SHARP- US Army- Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response & Prevention

Army sexual assault prevention program. Even if you are no longer in the military, if the person that assaulted you is, you can report,...

Small Business Development Center- UH Victoria

No cost consulting , training, counseling & technical assistance to small businesses & startups. Specialized veteran programming...

Victoria
Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)

For active military, wounded warriors, transitioning military and their family. Counseling, family counseling, financial counseling

Fort Hood
Some Teacher and Educator Licensing fees waived

Military, Veterans, and Active Duty Spouses that are teachers may be exempt from some TEA licensing fees.

South Plains College

Community College in Levelland, TX, accepts Hazlewood & GI bill.

Levelland
South Plains Food Bank

Major food bank in the Lubbock area. Help applying for other benefits, referral to closer food banks if needed

Lubbock
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

Services for women veterans and their families, helps with housing, jobs and transportation.

Austin
Stand Beside Them

Career & life coaching free to veterans. 

Star Group - Veterans Helping Veterans

Volunteer! Meet fellow veterans and help those in need in your community

Copperas Cove
STARRY Counseling – Killeen

Free Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children. Free counseling for military...

Wichita Falls
STARRY Counseling – Killeen

Free Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children. Free counseling for military...

Killeen
Steel Hope - Life Coaching Program

Life coaching for veterans to help them meet their goals.

Hurst
TAOnline.com

Jobs for transitioning military

Tarleton State University

Public University in Stephenville, TX. Accepts Hazlewood and GI bill.

Stephenville
Tarrant County College (TCC) - Veterans Services Public college accepting GI Bill and Hazlewood. Also offers short-course technical programs.  Multiple locations in Tarrant County. Hurst
Tarrant County College (TCC) - Veterans Services Public college accepting GI Bill and Hazlewood. Also offers short-course technical programs.  Multiple locations in Tarrant County. Fort Worth
Tarrant County College (TCC) - Veterans Services Public college accepting GI Bill and Hazlewood. Also offers short-course technical programs.  Multiple locations in Tarrant County. Arlington
TAVV - Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans

Association of Vietnam and other era wars/conflicts/operations who meet for camaraderie and to help their community.

Austin
Texas 4-H Military

Animal husbandry for military children

Texas A&M - San Antonio

Public University in San Antonio, TX, accepts Hazlewood and GI bill

San Antonio
Texas A&M Health Science Center

To improve human health and quality of life across the state, around the nation, and throughout the world by achieving excellence in...

Round Rock
Texas A&M Kingsville

Public University in Kingsville, accepts Hazlewood, GI bill

Kingsville
Texas A&M University–Texarkana

Public University in Texarkana, accepts Hazlewood, GI bill. 

Texarkana
Texas Board of Medical Examiners - Application Fee Exemption

Texas Veterans, Active Military, and Active Military spouses may apply for licensure and testing fee waiver from the Texas Medical Board...

Austin
Texas Board of Public Accountancy

The Texas Accountancy Board will help Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans transfer their CPA licenses to Texas.

Texas Military Forces Museum

Free military history museum located on Camp Mabry in Austin, TX.

Austin
Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

Recruiting veterans to work in the water and wastewater utility industry.

Austin
Texas State University - Veteran Alliance

Veteran Organization for Public University in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos
Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services

One on one employment and military transition help

Texas Veterans Program

Military transition assistance, Divorce and Financial Law help, Marriage counseling, Resume and jobs help

Houston
Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Workforce Veteran Employment Liaisons work with veterans and transitioning military for success in the job search

The Army Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships for families or caregivers of Army veterans, active duty military, Guard and Reserve, and children of any of the above.

Dallas
The Caregiver Story Project

Support for caregivers nationwide

Kensington
The Joyful Horse Project - Veterans Equine Partnership Program

Equine Therapy for Veterans

Bastrop
The Texas Board of Optometry Welcomes Military and Spouses to Texas

The Texas Optometry Board offers Fee waivers and reciprocal licensing to Active Military and Active Military Spouse Optometrists.

The Trauma and Resilience Center

Specialized services for military service members, veterans, and their adult family members who are struggling with traumatic stress...

Houston
The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

To assist student veterans, guardsmen, reservist, and military family members in the pursuit of educational goals. 

Edinburg
The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

To assist student veterans, guardsmen, reservist, and military family members in the pursuit of educational goals. 

Brownsville
The University of Texas at Arlington

Public university in Arlington accepting Hazlewood and GI bill.

Arlington
The Welcome Home Project

Documentary highlighting the return home from deployment

The Xena Project

Therapy, Equine Therapy and church for wounded warriors. West of Houston.

beasley
Transfer Insurance Licenses to Texas

The Texas Department of Insurance welcomes Military, Spouses, and transitioning military to Texas! If you are licensed as an Insurance...

Transfer your Architecture, Landscape, or Interior Design Certifications & Licenses to Texas

Military, Veteran, and Active Duty Spouses may transfer their Architecture, Landscape Architect, and Interior Design Licenses &...

Transfer your Dental Hygienist's License to Texas

Dential Hygienists who are: Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses may be able to transfer their dental licenses to Texas.

Transfer your Dentist's License to Texas

Dentists who are: Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses may be able to transfer their dental licenses to Texas.

Transfer your HVAC, Electrician, Barber, Well Driller and more License to Texas!

Texas welcomes Active Duty Military and Veterans to translate their MOS into professional Texas Licenses.

Transfer your Pharmacy or Pharmacy Tech license to Texas.

Transfer your Pharmacy or Pharmacy Tech license to Texas.

Transfer your Plumbing License to Texas

The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners will waive many fees, and accept certain military training for Military, Active Duty Spouses...

Transfer your Veterinary license to Texas

The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will waive fees for Active Military and Active Military Spouses to gain licensure in...

Transgender American Veterans Association

Provides VA claims & advocacy for transgendered veterans.

Akron
Transition-Plus

Peer Meetings, Referrals to agencies that can help. 

League City
Transitioning Veteran

Information and referral for transitioning military

TVC Claims Representatives

VA disability claims workers embedded in the VA locations across the state

TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

Individual job search from veterans for veterans and resume help for IAV

Round Rock
TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

Individual job search from veterans for veterans and resume help for IAV

San Antonio
U.S. Department of Labor

Job Search and Career Research information.

Austin
United Way of Lamar County

Counseling program and financial counseling

Paris
United Way of Texas

Coalition of United Way organizations across Texas

Austin
University of North Texas

Public university accepting Hazlewood and GI Bill.  Also has a Student Veteran Services Office and a range of transition assistance for...

Denton
University of North Texas Health Science Center Public university accepting GI Bill and Hazlewood. Fort Worth
USAJOBS

Federal Jobs database

VA - Center for Women Veterans

VA center for women veterans, advises on policy for the equality of women veterans. Call line for women veterans

VA - OEF/OIF/OND

Toll Free line and website that provides information about?health care, dental care, education, housing, life insurance and other...

VA - Spring Vet Center - Houston #731

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

Houston
VBOC - Veteran Business Outreach Center - UT Arlington

Business training offioce just for veterans! Free, and through the Small Business Administration + UTA

Arlington
Veteran ID Card

3 Different Cards- VA Health ID card, and State of Texas ID card.

Veteran Talent Exchange - 100,000 Jobs Mission

Job listings for veterans.

VetForce - SalesForce training for Veterans

Get 'Salesforce' certified with VetForce free training

VetSuccess on Campus

Maximize your Post 9/11 GI Bill with help from the VetSuccess Coordinator

VETTED

Provides short course in Management as well as help with placement in the Business Industry for transitioning Veterans. Small cohort in-...

Austin
Wharton County Veteran Service Office

County Veteran Service Officers- Local experts in VA Claims and local area sources of help

Wharton
Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent

Employment help for all, specialized program for veterans

Cuero
Worklife Institute

Job search help, career training for veterans and all military

Houston
Yellow Ribbon Network

For Active Military and veterans, provides single application for emergency funds help.

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

DoD project to promote the wellness of National Guard and Reserve members

Mental Health Resources for Active Duty Military Families

Acadia Healthcare

Family counseling for active duty military. Tricare.

Alex's Heart

Art for the mind, classes for military, vets, and families.

Amanecer Health Systems

For-Profit Mental Health Services in El Paso, TX, for children, adolescents, and family.

Army Community Service – Financial Readiness Branch

Active Military- counseling, volunteer opportunities, and referral for other needs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Abilene

Volunteer Opportunities, Mentor a military kid!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Volunteer Opportunities, mentor a military kid!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Volunteer Opportunities, Mentor a military kid!

Bo's Place

Grief Counseling free-of-charge for the public, veterans, military members, and their families.

Child Care Aware

Offers family counseling for active military families. Fee assistance available.

Clarity Child Guidance Center

Provides crisis stabilization, psychiatric evaluations, and ongoing therapy for children 3-17.

Early Childhood Intervention

For children with genetic and beginning of life disorders.

El Paso Child Guidance Center

Nonprofit mental health services for children and parents in El Paso.

Endeavors, Inc. - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Housing, case management, and homeless services for veterans across Texas. As of 2018-04-23, emergency financial aid is only for VASH...

Family Promise of Collin County

Housing for homeless families up to 90 days in partnership with Collin County religious congregations.

Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep is a Temple, Texas faith-based ministry for the homeless and needy of our community.

Fort Hood Behavioral Health

Active military & military family behavioral health services

Military Impacted Schools Association

Online resource for schools that have a high military/mobile population. Also for parents of school-age military children.

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

for Pre-K to 12th grade military children, helps provide continuity across schools/moves.

National Association of Child Care

Certification body for child care, advice on choosing child care

Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Senior,  youth and family services

Operation Resilient Families

Support and counseling for military transition

Parenting for Service Members & Veterans

Free online parenting course for veterans and military- covers parenting skills, deployment and transition.

R.O.C.K. Horses for Heroes

Physical therapy and emotional healing through working with horses, special programs for: all veterans, women veterans, and children of...

Sesame Workshop

Educational programming for children, adults, and professionals connected with the military. 

Shiloh Place

Assistance for all single mothers with housing, childcare, and tuition assistance for up to two years. 

Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)

For active military, wounded warriors, transitioning military and their family. Counseling, family counseling, financial counseling

STARRY Counseling - Round Rock

Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children.

STARRY Counseling - Temple

Free child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention.

STARRY Counseling - Waco

Free child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children.

STARRY Counseling – Killeen

Free Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children. Free counseling for military...

STARRY Counseling – McKinney

Free Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children. Free counseling for military...

STARRY Counseling – Wichita Falls

Free Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children. Free counseling for military...

Stay the Course Veteran Services

Counseling for individuals, couples, families, and children. At least first six sessions free, after that sliding scale from $10-$70/...

Texas 4-H Military

Animal husbandry for military children

Texas Military Forces State Family Program

Deployment readiness for Texas Military Forces families

Texas Runaway Hotline

Hotline for Teens and Children 1-800-989-6884 ...

The Comfort Crew for Military Kids

Kits for children of veterans to integrate the military family experience. Includes Cuzzie bear, journal, and dvd.

USO

Provides morale support for deployed military

VA - Vet Center - Arlington

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

Vet Center Call Line

1-877-WAR-VETS is a free 24/7 call line for veterans and family members facing stress and in need of someone to talk to.

Vet Kids-Military Kids Boot Camp

Fun, free events for Victoria area veterans' children and grandchildren.

Veteran Spouse Network

The Veteran Spouse Network faclitates a statewide network for veteran spouses as they build a community of support.

Young Americans Overseas

Study abroad for underprivileged youth

Texas State License policies for Active Duty & Transitioning Military in Texas

Discounted or Free CHL for Vets

Free or discounted Concealed Handgun License to active duty, recently discharged, and veterans.

Austin
Forces to Flyers

Military Veterans! If you have a pilot's license, you could get your commercial license for free

Licensing for Military, Veteran, and Military Spouse Engineers in Texas

For Active Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans- some application fees waived, deadlines extended for Engineering licenses,...

Military COOL- Military Skills to Civilian Professional Licenses

The Military will help you translate your military job skills into civilian professional licenses! 

Some Teacher and Educator Licensing fees waived

Military, Veterans, and Active Duty Spouses that are teachers may be exempt from some TEA licensing fees.

Texas Board of Medical Examiners - Application Fee Exemption

Texas Veterans, Active Military, and Active Military spouses may apply for licensure and testing fee waiver from the Texas Medical Board...

Austin
Texas Board of Public Accountancy

The Texas Accountancy Board will help Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans transfer their CPA licenses to Texas.

Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

Recruiting veterans to work in the water and wastewater utility industry.

Austin
The Texas Board of Optometry Welcomes Military and Spouses to Texas

The Texas Optometry Board offers Fee waivers and reciprocal licensing to Active Military and Active Military Spouse Optometrists.

Transfer Insurance Licenses to Texas

The Texas Department of Insurance welcomes Military, Spouses, and transitioning military to Texas! If you are licensed as an Insurance...

Transfer your Architecture, Landscape, or Interior Design Certifications & Licenses to Texas

Military, Veteran, and Active Duty Spouses may transfer their Architecture, Landscape Architect, and Interior Design Licenses &...

Transfer your Dental Hygienist's License to Texas

Dential Hygienists who are: Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses may be able to transfer their dental licenses to Texas.

Transfer your Dentist's License to Texas

Dentists who are: Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses may be able to transfer their dental licenses to Texas.

Transfer your Driver's License to Texas

Texas has special exceptions for Military with expired an driver's license.

Transfer your HVAC, Electrician, Barber, Well Driller and more License to Texas!

Texas welcomes Active Duty Military and Veterans to translate their MOS into professional Texas Licenses.

Transfer your Law License to Texas

The Texas Bar welcomes Military Attorneys and Miltary Spouse Attorneys.

Transfer your Pharmacy or Pharmacy Tech license to Texas.

Transfer your Pharmacy or Pharmacy Tech license to Texas.

Transfer your Plumbing License to Texas

The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners will waive many fees, and accept certain military training for Military, Active Duty Spouses...

Transfer your Real Estate License to Texas

The Texas Appraisers Licensing and Certification Board has provisions for active military members and military spouses to transfer or...

Austin
Transfer your Residential or Commercial Appraiser License to Texas!

The Texas Appraisers Licensing and Certification Board has provisions for active military members and military spouses to transfer or...

Austin
Transfer your Veterinary license to Texas

The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will waive fees for Active Military and Active Military Spouses to gain licensure in...