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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Caritas of Austin - Supportive Services for Veterans

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

512-479-4610
Catholic Charities Central Texas Veteran Services Program

Short-Term Financial Assistance, Case Managment, Mentoring, Housing Stabilization, and Referrals for Texas veterans of any era, including those with National Guard, Reservist or Active Duty statuses, Veterans, Families, and Surviving Spouses.

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 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.

512.681.3301
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.

(512) 282-2111
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 Central Texas

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

512-476-6325

Transitioning to Civilian Life

Bastrop County - Veterans Service Office

Provides help to veterans with VA and state benefit claims. Multiple locations.

512-581-4006
Caritas of Austin - Supportive Services for Veterans

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

512-479-4610
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.

512.681.3301
Operation Comfort

Supportive services for Burn and Orthopedic Wounded Warriors, help with prosthetics, rent, utility and more

1-210-826-0500
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

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

512-297-2990
Texas Parks & Wildlife Veteran Hiring

Texas Parks & Wildlife works hard to hire vets!

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
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
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
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

Provides confidential, one-on-one, mental health treatment via live video calls to Veterans and their family members at no cost.

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
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

Provides confidential, one-on-one, mental health treatment via live video calls to Veterans and their family members at no cost.

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

Catholic Charities Central Texas

Provides veterans and their families the tools they need to overcome life challenges after military service through the following services:

(979)822-9340
Goodwill - Education & Job Training

Education, Job training and placement, workforce and advancement training.

(512) 637-7131
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.

512.681.3301
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 - Education & Job Training

Education, Job training and placement, workforce and advancement training.

(512) 637-7131
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 Branch 201
Supports Navy, Marine Corps. & Coast Guard JROTC units throughout central Texas.
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

Legal

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

Civil (non-criminal) legal assistance, civil rights help, for veterans income range: under $35k (for one person) to $71k (family of 4)

956.447.4800

Homelessness

Caritas of Austin - Supportive Services for Veterans

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

512-479-4610
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
GreenPath Financial Wellness

For vets and their families, free credit counseling, debt counseling, personalized budget counseling, home pre-purchase counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, and bankruptcy counseling and education. Home foreclosure prevention.

Also provides debt consolidation plans, which are not free.  

(800) 550-1961
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

Fleet Reserve Association Logo Saturday - 12 Dec 02:30pm Fleet Reserve Association Austin
Wednesday - 23 Dec 06:00pm Family Bowl Night Bastrop

Bastrop County Veteran Resource Guide