Brazoria County Veteran Resource Guide

Military Veteran Peer Network

A network of trained military & veteran volunteers offering local peer mental support, networking, and help.
Gulf Coast Galveston • Glen McGraw • 409-944-4437 x 10052GlenM@gulfcoastcenter.org

Free VA Claims Assistance

CVSO Sonya Broadway County employees trained to assist in VA Claims. sonyab@brazoria-county.com (979) 864-1289
CVSO Kimberly Westbrook County employees trained to assist in VA Claims. kimberlyw@brazoria-county.com (979) 864-1289
CVSO Jackie Johnston County employees trained to assist in VA Claims. jackiej@brazoria-county.com (979) 864-1289

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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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
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

Food

Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
Houston Food Bank

Food Bank for the Houston area

832-369-9390
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

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

Brazoria County Counseling Center, Inc.

For Profit- Mental Health Counseling, Tele-mental health available. Private pay fee $100 to start, $75/session ongoing. Sliding scale available, most insurance and Medicaid taken.

(979) 549-0889
Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
Grace After Fire - Table Talk: Color Me Camo

Free peer support groups for female veterans in Houston, San Antonio, and San Marcos

1-888-737-3112
Grace After Fire - Table Talk: Color Me Camo

Free peer support groups for female veterans in Houston, San Antonio, and San Marcos

1-888-737-3112
Gulf Coast Galveston

An army of volutneers across Texas for the good of their fellow veterans. Help with peer support, and to fill unmet needs of their peers.

(409)944-4437
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
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

713-626-7990
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

713-626-7990
VA - Lake Jackson Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Lake Jackson, TX

979-230-4852

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
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
Gulf Coast Galveston

An army of volutneers across Texas for the good of their fellow veterans. Help with peer support, and to fill unmet needs of their peers.

(409)944-4437
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
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Senior,  youth and family services

713-667-9400
Veteran Spouse Network

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

Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG)

Offers online and in-person peer support group programming for the spouses and committed partners of veterans.

Employment

American GI Forum of Texas - Houston

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

713-666-4796
Goodwill Houston Job Connection

Job seeking facilities around the Houston area, resume & practice interviews available

832-431-4471
NextOp

Jobs and job training in the oil industry for OEF/OIF veterans.

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

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 - Brazoria County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

979-864-2132

Homelessness

American GI Forum of Texas - Houston

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

713-666-4796
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
New Hope Housing

Single occupancy homeless housing for men and women.

713-222-0290

Local Events

Monday - 26Aug 06:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Friday - 30Aug 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic

Brazoria County Veteran Resource Guide