Bastrop County Veteran Resource Guide

Veterans County Service Officers

Veterans County Service Officers help veterans apply with the VA for free. Local expert help.

  • Richard Hutchins 512-581-4006
    Veterans County Service Officer
The Military Veteran Peer Network

Fellow veterans who are there to listen and help. More information.

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.

211
877-541-7905
American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

Emergency grants and low interest loans for Veterans. Can help with car payment, irregular expenses.

512-926-4271
254-523-4985
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.

512-651-6100
979-822-9340
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
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

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990

Employment and 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
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 Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Transportation

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
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.

On the Road Lending

For individuals with low credit scores, car loans for new/lightly used, fuel efficient and dependable cars, and personal financial coaching for the life of the loan.

214-226-2542
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

Social Groups

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
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)

1-888-988-9996
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Provides free assistance with federal appeals for Veterans Claims & Discharge Upgrades to Veterans, their family members, and survivors. 

(888) 838-7727

Medical

AGE of Central Texas AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. No military requirement. 512-451-4611
American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

Emergency grants and low interest loans for Veterans. Can help with car payment, irregular expenses.

512-926-4271
254-523-4985
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
Easter Seals - Central Texas, Veterans' Services

Counseling, Peer Support, and Career Guidance for the Greater Austin Area

512-615-6800
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
Flying S Ranch – Horses for Heroes

8 week horsemanship class, mental health counselor available to group, but emphasis is on group horsemanship class. Free for Veterans.

512-619-1221
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
HHS - County Indigent Health Care Program

County insurance for individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

Operation Comfort

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

210-826-0500
Primary Health Care Services Program

State primary care for individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

800-222-3986 Ext. 5922
Project MEND Veterans Program

Medical equipment and assistive technology for Texas veterans and their family members.

210-223-6363
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
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.

512-891-9090
Seton Behavioral Health Care - Veteran Restore Intensive Outpatient Program

Regain control of your life and hope for the future. If your life has been impacted by a recent or past traumatic event, even the most common day to day tasks can feel intolerable. Can you imagine your life free from fear and anxiety? Do you want to feel “normal” again? You may be experiencing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Know that PTSD does not have to be a lifelong disorder; recovery is possible.

(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
STARRY Counseling - Round Rock

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

512-388-8290
800-440-9789
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990
The Aloe Foundation

Comes to your site to provide massages for veterans.

Transitions: Horses and Heroes

Equine-assisted therapy for veterans

512 -576-7199
512-484-8480
V.E.T.S. [Veterans Equine Training Services]

Equine therapy for Veterans 

512-297-1375
VA - Austin Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic Austin

512-823-4000
800-423-2111
VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

In Temple: 254-778-4811
Outside Temple: 1-800-423-2111 opt 5
After Hours: 1-800-423-2111 opt 4
VA - LaGrange Rural Outreach Clinic

Rural Outreach Clinic Location

979-968-5878
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, sliding scale (typically $10-$30) one-on-one counseling, youth, and caregiver counseling

512-326-1222

Women Veterans

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
Project MEND Veterans Program

Medical equipment and assistive technology for Texas veterans and their family members.

210-223-6363
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
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

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990
Veterans Comfort Zone

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

Military Transition

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 Center Point Veterans Services

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990
TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Homeless

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
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

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990

All Programs

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.

211
877-541-7905
AGE of Central Texas AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. No military requirement. 512-451-4611
American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

Emergency grants and low interest loans for Veterans. Can help with car payment, irregular expenses.

512-926-4271
254-523-4985
Austin Clubhouse

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

512-925-5877
Bastrop County - Veterans Service Office

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

512-581-4006
BIGAUSTIN

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

512-928-8010
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
Capital Area Food Bank

Austin Area Food Bank.

877-541-7905
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.

512-651-6100
979-822-9340
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
Central Texas Veterans Research Foundation

Studies veteran medical care and acts as nexus for veteran research info.

254-742-4969
Easter Seals - Central Texas, Veterans' Services

Counseling, Peer Support, and Career Guidance for the Greater Austin Area

512-615-6800
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
Fleet Reserve Association - 201- Austin

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

Flying S Ranch – Horses for Heroes

8 week horsemanship class, mental health counselor available to group, but emphasis is on group horsemanship class. Free for Veterans.

512-619-1221
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.

Greater Austin Council of the Navy League

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

512-593-1422
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. Also provides debt consolidation plans, which are not free.

(866) 648-8122
Habitat for Humanity - Austin

Home repair (sometimes major) for veterans with physical and financial need

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
HHS - County Indigent Health Care Program

County insurance for individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

Honor Flight Austin

Free 2-Day trip for WWII and Vietnam veterans to DC.

1-888-530-8880
Honor Veterans Now

Partners with Meals on Wheels to provide food for disabled & retired veterans under 60 across Texas.

(830) 992-3375
Meals on Wheels and More

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

512-476-6325
On the Road Lending

For individuals with low credit scores, car loans for new/lightly used, fuel efficient and dependable cars, and personal financial coaching for the life of the loan.

214-226-2542
Operation Comfort

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

210-826-0500
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
Primary Health Care Services Program

State primary care for individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

800-222-3986 Ext. 5922
Project MEND Veterans Program

Medical equipment and assistive technology for Texas veterans and their family members.

210-223-6363
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
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.

512-891-9090
Seton Behavioral Health Care - Veteran Restore Intensive Outpatient Program

Regain control of your life and hope for the future. If your life has been impacted by a recent or past traumatic event, even the most common day to day tasks can feel intolerable. Can you imagine your life free from fear and anxiety? Do you want to feel “normal” again? You may be experiencing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Know that PTSD does not have to be a lifelong disorder; recovery is possible.

(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
STARRY Counseling - Round Rock

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

512-388-8290
800-440-9789
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990
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)

1-888-988-9996
Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

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

(512) 472-8591
Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Education

Administers Hazlewood act, assists veterans with educational opportunities

512-463-3168
The Aloe Foundation

Comes to your site to provide massages for veterans.

The Mission Continues

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

210-528-0534
Transitions: Horses and Heroes

Equine-assisted therapy for veterans

512 -576-7199
512-484-8480
TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391
V.E.T.S. [Veterans Equine Training Services]

Equine therapy for Veterans 

512-297-1375
VA - Austin Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic Austin

512-823-4000
800-423-2111
VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

In Temple: 254-778-4811
Outside Temple: 1-800-423-2111 opt 5
After Hours: 1-800-423-2111 opt 4
VA - LaGrange Rural Outreach Clinic

Rural Outreach Clinic Location

979-968-5878
Veterans Comfort Zone

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

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Provides free assistance with federal appeals for Veterans Claims & Discharge Upgrades to Veterans, their family members, and survivors. 

(888) 838-7727
VETTED

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

(512) 537-0838
VFW - Post 6115

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-285-2300
VLB - TexVetLoan

State office providing land sales to veterans the 'texvet loan' is not affiliated with TexVet.org.

800-252-8387
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, sliding scale (typically $10-$30) one-on-one counseling, youth, and caregiver counseling

512-326-1222

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Bastrop County Veteran Resource Guide

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