Bastrop County Veteran Resource Guide

TexVet's county guide is your roadmap to the local SMVF (Service Member, Veteran & Families) community.
From VA Claims, to Mental Health, Social Groups & Events- TexVet's county guides highlight organizations that serve your county. Weather the home office is next door or across the state, if an organization outreaches to your county, they show up here!

Free VA Claims Assistance

Across Texas and in your county, trained, Free VA Claims personnel are waiting to help you navigate the VA Claims process.
CVSO Tomika Nowlin

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

tomika.nowlin@co.bastrop.tx.us (512) 581-4006

Military Veteran Peer Network

A network of trained military & veteran volunteers offering local peer mental support, networking, and help.

Emergency Funds

2-1-1 Help for all Texans

State-wide resources for all Texans and veterans. Help areas from: mental/physical health, rent & utilities, and more.

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Catholic Charities Central Texas

Large organization providing counseling, disaster response, financial, and legal (immigration) services for veterans and the general population. See their Veteran Services Program for more details.

512-651-6138
Catholic Charities Central Texas Veteran Services Program

Short Term Financial Assistance, Mentoring, Counseling Services (family therapy, couples therapy, individual therapy, play therapy and group therapy), Employment/Education Support, Transportation Vouchers, Housing Stabilization, Referrals, and Peer Support Groups.

979-822-9340
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 clients.

210-431-6466 ext. 117
Goodwill - Operation GoodJobs

Job training and placement for veterans and their families, emergency funds up to $500. Must complete intake process.

512-637-7580 press1, then press 1 for intake, leave message, will call you
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Job rehabilitation and placement, Operation Good Jobs program for veterans. Help for Heroes and Families provides rent assistance, job training, emergency child care and emergency car repair.

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 funds, food, home repair, critical baby items, home appliances, auto repair, furniture, local moves

210-659-7756
Southside Community Center

Help for homelessness, emergency payments, senior help, home repairs

512-392-6694
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

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

512-297-2990
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Counseling (for individuals, families, and groups), job training, and financial assistance.

512-297-2990

Food

Capital Area Food Bank

Austin Area Food Bank.

877-541-7905
Meals for Vets

Provides food for veterans under 60, that have served honorably, and have demonstrated need- across Texas.

(800) 676-1389
Meals on Wheels and More

Food delivery for the home bound. House repairs for low income individuals, pet food too.

512-476-6325
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 funds, food, home repair, critical baby items, home appliances, auto repair, furniture, local moves

210-659-7756

Transitioning to Civilian Life

Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Job rehabilitation and placement, Operation Good Jobs program for veterans. Help for Heroes and Families provides rent assistance, job training, emergency child care and emergency car repair.

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 funds, food, home repair, critical baby items, home appliances, auto repair, furniture, local moves

210-659-7756
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

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

512-297-2990
Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

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

(512) 472-8591
TVC - VA Claims Representatives

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

800-252-8387
TVLP - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Mental Health

American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

Emergency Aid for active duty Military through Military Aide Societies such as AER. Referral to community partners to assist Veterans and Family Members with needs.

512-928-4271
Austin Clubhouse

'Club house' to support living with mental illness, back to school/work programs & support groups.

512-925-5877
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services

Regional MHMR: Provides Mental Health Services, Counseling, Medications, and Coping Skills for Veterans, Military, and all who qualify financially.

830-305-1882
Capital Area Counseling

Low-cost, no session limit therapy for all members of the pubilc

(512) 302-1000 x100
Catholic Charities Central Texas Veteran Services Program

Short Term Financial Assistance, Mentoring, Counseling Services (family therapy, couples therapy, individual therapy, play therapy and group therapy), Employment/Education Support, Transportation Vouchers, Housing Stabilization, Referrals, and Peer Support Groups.

979-822-9340
Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

512-986-7660
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
Seton Behavioral Health Care - Veteran Restore Intensive Outpatient Program

Free counseling and supportive therapy to veterand regardless of insurance.

(512) 324-2039
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

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

512-297-2990
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Counseling (for individuals, families, and groups), job training, and financial assistance.

512-297-2990
Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Counselors Pilot Program

Provides CEU's to mental health providers in cilitary cultural compitence, oversees vet court mentors, and provides training to law enforcement and LMHA employees.

VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

In Temple: 254-778-4811
Veteran Spouse Network

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

Veterans Comfort Zone

Connects veterans and military families to small peer support groups staffed by veteran volunteers and other community resources. 

Warriors Research Institute

Peer-to-peer training- vets helping other vets! And one-on-one counseling & telementalhealth for veterans 

254-716-6208
YWCA Greater Austin - Women Vets Counseling

Free WoVeN peer groups for women vets, Free one-on-one counseling for Women Vets with trauma-informed counselors. Youth, and caregiver counseling also available.

512-326-1222

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

AGE of Central Texas AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. No military requirement. 512-451-4611
Capital Area Counseling

Low-cost, no session limit therapy for all members of the pubilc

(512) 302-1000 x100
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 clients.

210-431-6466 ext. 117
Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

512-986-7660
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
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 active military.

512-930-7625 x311
STARRY Counseling - Round Rock

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

512-388-8290
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Counseling (for individuals, families, and groups), job training, and financial assistance.

512-297-2990
Veteran Spouse Network

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

Warriors Research Institute

Peer-to-peer training- vets helping other vets! And one-on-one counseling & telementalhealth for veterans 

254-716-6208
YWCA Greater Austin - Women Vets Counseling

Free WoVeN peer groups for women vets, Free one-on-one counseling for Women Vets with trauma-informed counselors. Youth, and caregiver counseling also available.

512-326-1222

Find a Job

Goodwill - Operation GoodJobs

Job training and placement for veterans and their families, emergency funds up to $500. Must complete intake process.

512-637-7580 press1, then press 1 for intake, leave message, will call you
Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

512-986-7660
Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

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

(512) 472-8591
TVLP - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Start a Business

BIGAUSTIN

BiGAUSTIN is Central Texas’ single-source solution for entrepreneurial education, tailored business counseling and flexible loans.

512-928-8010
Goodwill - Operation GoodJobs

Job training and placement for veterans and their families, emergency funds up to $500. Must complete intake process.

512-637-7580 press1, then press 1 for intake, leave message, will call you
Veterans Business Outreach Centers

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

956-665-8931

Transportation

Drive a Senior

Volunteer transportation for seniors in Austin area & Elgin.

(512) 456-8262

Social Opportunities

Fleet Reserve Association - 201- Austin

Non-profit, represents Marine, Navy, and Coast Guard Reserve & Fleet Reserve at congress.

Greater Austin Council of the Navy League

Veteran Association that supports Navy ROTC and JROTC, supports Sea Services

512-593-1422
Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

512-986-7660
OP Veteran

Austin area veteran group, holds annual 'Vet Fest' veteran resource fair and social gatherings.

(512) 965-3255
The Mission Continues

OEF/OIF Veterans awarded fellowships help rebuild their communities. In Houston, Dallas, Austin & San Antonio.

210-528-0534
VFW - Post 6115

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-285-2300

Homelessness

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 clients.

210-431-6466 ext. 117
Southside Community Center

Help for homelessness, emergency payments, senior help, home repairs

512-392-6694
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

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

512-297-2990

Local Events

Wednesday - 19 Feb 08:00am Military & Veteran Mental Health First Aid Training Austin
flyer for writing and art workshop for veterans Monday - 24 Feb 01:30pm Create Your Story! A Writing and Art Workshop for Veterans Austin
flyer for writing and art workshop for veterans Monday - 02 Mar 01:30pm Create Your Story! A Writing and Art Workshop for Veterans Austin
Instructor Clayton Bradshaw writing on the blackboard Tuesday - 03 Mar 07:00pm Scriveners' Circle and Writing Workshop for Veterans San Marcos
flyer for writing and art workshop for veterans Monday - 09 Mar 01:30pm Create Your Story! A Writing and Art Workshop for Veterans Austin
Instructor Clayton Bradshaw writing on the blackboard Tuesday - 10 Mar 07:00pm Scriveners' Circle and Writing Workshop for Veterans San Marcos
Wednesday - 11 Mar 08:00am Military & Veteran Mental Health First Aid Training Austin
Wednesday - 11 Mar 06:30pm DAV 219 Meeting Austin
Fleet Reserve Association Logo Saturday - 14 Mar 02:30pm Fleet Reserve Association Austin
Instructor Clayton Bradshaw writing on the blackboard Tuesday - 17 Mar 07:00pm Scriveners' Circle and Writing Workshop for Veterans San Marcos

Bastrop County Veteran Resource Guide