Bell 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 (K.C.) Keeyawnia Hawkins

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

keeyawnia.hawkins@co.bell.tx.us (254) 933-5915

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
Churches Touching Lives for Christ (CTLC)

Food Pantry, Free clothes, furniture, and household items, bus passes provided. Case management, counseling. Faith Based.

(254) 778-6885
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
Families in Crisis, Inc.

Shelter from domestic violence, Homeless Veteran Shelter

888-799-SAFE (7233)
Feed My Sheep

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

(254) 239-9863
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
Salvation Army - Waco

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

254-756-7271
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
Churches Touching Lives for Christ (CTLC)

Food Pantry, Free clothes, furniture, and household items, bus passes provided. Case management, counseling. Faith Based.

(254) 778-6885
Feed My Sheep

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

(254) 239-9863
Meals for Vets

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

(800) 676-1389
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
Operation Phantom Support

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

(254) 449-7441
Salvation Army - Waco

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

254-756-7271

Transitioning to Civilian Life

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
Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)

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

254-286-5768
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

Acadia Healthcare

Family counseling for active duty military. Tricare.

855-526-8222
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
Belton Area Military Spouses Support (BAMSS)

Support for Military and Veteran Spouses.

254-939-3551
Bring Everyone In The Zone

Training to become a peer for military veterans. Some financial assistance available.

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
Cedar Crest Hospital

For-profit mental health hospital. In-patient and out-patient treatment for PTSD, substance abuse, stress & anxiety.

877-912-8274
Feed My Sheep

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

(254) 239-9863
Fort Hood Behavioral Health

Active military & military family behavioral health services

254-288-8000
HARTH Foundation- Equine Therapy

Equine therapy, free to veterans and active duty

512-656-7698
Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center

Free Peer mentoring, Information and assistance navigation, SSI + RSDI applications.

254-933-7487
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
Heroes on the Water

Therapeutic water programs for injured military and veterans.

214-295-4541
Marriage Management, Inc.

Free, confidential relationship building for Military, Vets and their families

682-730-1818
MHMR – Central Counties Services

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

800-888-4036 (Crisis)
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
MVPN - Killeen

Training to become a peer for military veterans. Some financial assistance available.

254-681-9112
Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)

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

254-286-5768
Spiritual Fitness Center

Fort Hood Chaplain

254-553-1195
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 - Stephenville

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

254-434-5232
STARRY Counseling – Killeen

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

254-213-2035
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
VA - Vet Center - Killeen Heights

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

254-953-7100
VA - Vet Centers

Free confidential counseling for veterans and their families

VA - VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans

Serves Veterans, Vet Families, Surviving Spouses, Active Military, Military Families Provides Mental Health Care

(254) 297-5155
VA - Women's Trauma Recovery Center in Temple

7 week inpatient recovery program for MST

254-743-1711
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

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Acadia Healthcare

Family counseling for active duty military. Tricare.

855-526-8222
Aware Central Texas

Family life coaching and child abuse prevention

254-939-7582
Belton Area Military Spouses Support (BAMSS)

Support for Military and Veteran Spouses.

254-939-3551
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
Families in Crisis, Inc.

Shelter from domestic violence, Homeless Veteran Shelter

888-799-SAFE (7233)
Feed My Sheep

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

(254) 239-9863
Fort Hood Behavioral Health

Active military & military family behavioral health services

254-288-8000
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
Marriage Management, Inc.

Free, confidential relationship building for Military, Vets and their families

682-730-1818
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)

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

254-286-5768
STARRY Counseling - Stephenville

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

254-434-5232
STARRY Counseling - Temple

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

254-773-5802
STARRY Counseling – Killeen

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

254-213-2035
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

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

512-297-2990
VA - Vet Center - Killeen Heights

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

254-953-7100
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

Find a Job

Churches Touching Lives for Christ (CTLC)

Food Pantry, Free clothes, furniture, and household items, bus passes provided. Case management, counseling. Faith Based.

(254) 778-6885
Feed My Sheep

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

(254) 239-9863
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

Transportation

The HOP - Hill Country Transit

Central Texas regional Transport

800-791-9601

Social Opportunities

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Social veteran's association around riding motorcycles. Holds a motorcycle related charity event every year.
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
Korean War Veterans Association - Don C. Faith (MOH) - Killeen

Connect with Korean War Veterans and supporters for information, advocacy, and camaraderie

254-634-7806
Marine Corps League 975

Meet and serve with fellow Marines in the Waco area

682-552-9069
Reserve Officers Association

Professional association of Officers in the Reserves

800-809-9448
RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - Fort Hood

Meet local veterans in your area, and exercise with them

Star Group - Veterans Helping Veterans

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

254-681-8025
Women's Army Corps Veterans Assoc. Chapter 94

Association of Women Veterans, very active, community volunteers

254-368-0993
Wreath Riders - Wreaths for Vets

Veteran volunteer group. Places wreaths at Central Texas Veterans Cemetary. Hosts Motorcycle Rides: http://www.wreathsforvets.org/home/schedule-of-events/

(254) 690-4321

Legal

Houston Bar Association Veterans Legal Initiative

The program provides free legal advice and legal representation to U.S. veterans. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can get advice and counsel at one of the clinics offered by the VLI at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center or at one of the community clinics.

713-333-VETS (8387)
Lone Star Legal Aid

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

844-400-8387
Veterans Court - Bell County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

254-444-8918

Homelessness

Churches Touching Lives for Christ (CTLC)

Food Pantry, Free clothes, furniture, and household items, bus passes provided. Case management, counseling. Faith Based.

(254) 778-6885
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
Families in Crisis, Inc.

Shelter from domestic violence, Homeless Veteran Shelter

888-799-SAFE (7233)
Family Promise of East Bell County

Homeless Family Services, Furniture for the Homeless. 

254-773-9980
Feed My Sheep

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

(254) 239-9863
Horizon Outreach

Homeless outreach, job skills and income stabilization, parenting/fathering skills, and permanent housing.

713-467-4966
Salvation Army - Waco

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

254-756-7271
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

Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Tuesday - 18 Feb 06:00pm Women Vets Peer Support Group Killeen
Wednesday - 19 Feb 08:00am Military & Veteran Mental Health First Aid Training Austin
Wednesday - 19 Feb 10:00am VSACT Coalition Belton
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Thursday - 20 Feb 10:00am Peer Support Group Temple
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Thursday - 20 Feb 06:00pm Peer Support Group Killeen
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Tuesday - 25 Feb 06:00pm Women Vets Peer Support Group Killeen
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Thursday - 27 Feb 06:00pm Peer Support Group Killeen
Last Friday of the Month Lunch in Belton Friday - 28 Feb 11:30am Belton Area Veteran Luncheon Belton
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Tuesday - 03 Mar 06:00pm Women Vets Peer Support Group Killeen
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Thursday - 05 Mar 10:00am Peer Support Group Temple
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Thursday - 05 Mar 06:00pm Peer Support Group Killeen
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Saturday - 07 Mar 09:00am Suicide Survivors & Prevention Belton
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Tuesday - 10 Mar 06:00pm Women Vets Peer Support Group Killeen
Wednesday - 11 Mar 08:00am Military & Veteran Mental Health First Aid Training Austin
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Thursday - 12 Mar 06:00pm Peer Support Group Killeen

Bell County Veteran Resource Guide