Bell County Veteran Resource Guide

Military Veteran Peer Network

A network of trained military & veteran volunteers offering local peer mental support, networking, and help.
MVPN - Killeen • Cynthia Ramirez • 254-813-5834BEITZ.MVPN2@gmail.com

Free VA Claims Assistance

CVSO (K.C.) Keeyawnia Hawkins County employees trained to assist in VA Claims. keeyawnia.hawkins@co.bell.tx.us (254) 933-5915

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.

512-651-6100
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

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
Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
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

America's Heroes at Work

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

866-487-2365
American Corporate Partners

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

212-752-0700
Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) - Austin

Resume Transition and Job search assistance for Transitioning Military,.

512-782-5353
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.

713-754-7051 (Homeless Veterans)
Career Gear: Houston

Free business clothes for male veterans -Houston area.

713.778-9959
Career Gear: San Antonio

Free business clothes for male veterans- San Antonio area.

(210) 737-1515
CareerOneStop

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

877-348-0502
Caritas of Austin

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

512-479-4610
Centurion Military Alliance

Provides individual resume writing at seminars across the state.

210-535-4300

Mental Health

Acadia Healthcare

Family counseling for active duty military. Tricare.

855-526-8222
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
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
Feed My Sheep

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

(254) 239-9863

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

Employment

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 Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Transportation

The HOP - Hill Country Transit

Central Texas regional Transport

800-791-9601

Social Opportunities

Achilles International Houston

Non-profit that partners able-bodied runners (VOLUNTEERS) with all physically-challenged. FREE to join. 

408-230-0860
Adaptive Training Foundation

Empowers those with physical disabilities to transform their lives through exercise and community.

(214) 432-1070
AGC Houston Vets in Construction

Professional Association of General Contractors' veteran group. If you are in construction- come hang out!

713-843-3700
Aggie Veteran Network

Social website for A&M students that are also veterans

Air Force Security Forces Association

Professional Association of Former Air Force Security Forces

888-250-9876
Air Force Sergeants Association 1066

Former Air Force Enlisted Personnel - Vet Association & Legislative Advocacy

Air Force Sergeants Association Division 4

Former Air Force Enlisted Personnel - Vet Association & Legislative Advocacy

Air Warrior Courage Foundation

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

877-921-2923
American Ex-Prisoners of War

Veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families

817-649-2979
American GI Forum of Texas - Houston

Housing/homeless asst. employment asst for Veterans (all discharges but dishonorable), Suits for interviews.

713-666-4796

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 - 27Aug 06:00pm Women Vets Peer Support Group Killeen
Thursday - 29Aug 03:00pm Fall Job Fair Waco
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Military Veteran Peer Network Thursday - 29Aug 06:00pm Peer Support Group Killeen
Last Friday of the Month Lunch in Belton Friday - 30Aug 11:30am Belton Area Veteran Luncheon Belton

Bell County Veteran Resource Guide