Cameron County Veteran Resource Guide

Veterans County Service Officers

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

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 South Texas Chapter

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

956-423-0523 x107
Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Public services programs for Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, Kleberg and San Patricio County. Including Housing 4 heroes, emergency funds, home repair, and family support.

361-664-0145
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
South Texas Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Association-RGV

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association is a non-profit organization which helps ease the transition for military members of all branches and their families from military to civilian life.

956-509-6355
956-204-9183

Employment and Business

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

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

South Texas Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Association-RGV

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association is a non-profit organization which helps ease the transition for military members of all branches and their families from military to civilian life.

956-509-6355
956-204-9183

Legal

Texas C-Bar

For Nonprofits working on incorporating into a 501c3, pro bono legal assistance with 501c3 application

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

American Red Cross South Texas Chapter

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

956-423-0523 x107
Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Public services programs for Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, Kleberg and San Patricio County. Including Housing 4 heroes, emergency funds, home repair, and family support.

361-664-0145
Ecumenical Center

Provides free mental health to veterans and their families through the TV+FA Grant.

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
HHS - County Indigent Health Care Program

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

LMHA - Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

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

956-289-4214
MVPN - South Texas

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

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
South Texas Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Association-RGV

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association is a non-profit organization which helps ease the transition for military members of all branches and their families from military to civilian life.

956-509-6355
956-204-9183
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

Mental health counseling services for veterans and their families regardless of role, discharge status, or ability to pay. Services in English and Spanish

(210) 399-4838
Uniforms for the Final Salute

Burial uniforms for unaccompanied veterans.

361-884-4068
VA - Harlingen Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Harlingen.  Primary care, laboratory, mental health, nutrition, and social work services.

956-366-4500
VA - Health Care Center at Harlingen

VA Healthcare center in Harlingen with a wide range of physical and mental health services.

956-291-9000
855-864-0516

Military Transition

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
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

Homeless

Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Public services programs for Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, Kleberg and San Patricio County. Including Housing 4 heroes, emergency funds, home repair, and family support.

361-664-0145
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
Healthcare for th Homeless - Harlingen

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program

956-366-4500 ext 67672
866-877-4672

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
American Red Cross South Texas Chapter

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

956-423-0523 x107
Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Public services programs for Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, Kleberg and San Patricio County. Including Housing 4 heroes, emergency funds, home repair, and family support.

361-664-0145
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater San Antonio

Home buying counseling, financial counseling.

800-550-1961
Ecumenical Center

Provides free mental health to veterans and their families through the TV+FA Grant.

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
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

Food Bank for Rio Grande Valley area

956-682-8101
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
Healthcare for th Homeless - Harlingen

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program

956-366-4500 ext 67672
866-877-4672
HHS - County Indigent Health Care Program

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

Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
LMHA - Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

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

956-289-4214
MVPN - South Texas

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

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
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
South Texas Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Association-RGV

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association is a non-profit organization which helps ease the transition for military members of all branches and their families from military to civilian life.

956-509-6355
956-204-9183
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

Mental health counseling services for veterans and their families regardless of role, discharge status, or ability to pay. Services in English and Spanish

(210) 399-4838
Texas C-Bar

For Nonprofits working on incorporating into a 501c3, pro bono legal assistance with 501c3 application

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 Southmost College

Public Jr College. Accepts Hazlewood & GI bill. Offers Peer meetings for vet students.

956.295.3682
Texas State Technical College (TSTC)

Public technical college accepting GI bill and Hazlewood

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) - Red Oak

Public technical college accepting GI Bill and Hazlewood

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Education

Administers Hazlewood act, assists veterans with educational opportunities

512-463-3168
The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

To assist student veterans, guardsmen, reservist, and military family members in the pursuit of educational goals. 

888-882-4026
TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391
Uniforms for the Final Salute

Burial uniforms for unaccompanied veterans.

361-884-4068
United Way of South Cameron County Veterans Coalition

Coalition of Veteran Service Organizations

956-548-6880
VA - Harlingen Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Harlingen.  Primary care, laboratory, mental health, nutrition, and social work services.

956-366-4500
VA - Health Care Center at Harlingen

VA Healthcare center in Harlingen with a wide range of physical and mental health services.

956-291-9000
855-864-0516
Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement

Provides free training for under/unemployed veterans in high demand jobs. Can provide rent/utility assistance to those in the program.

(956) 903-1900
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
VLB - TexVetLoan

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

800-252-8387

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Cameron County Veteran Resource Guide

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