Collin 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 John Thompson

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

jthompson@co.collin.tx.us (972) 881-3060
CVSO Leslie Perron

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

lperron@co.collin.tx.us (972) 881-3060
CVSO Gary Jackson

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

gjackson@collincountytx.gov (972) 881-3060

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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Allen Community Outreach

Food pantry, clothing closet, prescription assistance, and emergency funds for rent and utilities in Collin County. 

972-727-9131
American GI Forum - National Veterans Outreach Program

Jobs help, homeless help, transportation help, emergency funds, weatherization for homes of veterans around El Paso.

210-223-4088
American Red Cross Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex

Services to the Armed Forces provides emergency funds to military and retirees, and information and referral services.

214-678-4800
Assistance Center of Collin County - Community Assistance Emergency funds, case management, and financial education for those in a documentable crisis. 972-422-1850
Christian Community Action (CCA) - Crisis Management Services and Food Services Emergency funds coupled with intensive case management for individuals in need. 972-219-4300
Community Lifeline Center

Help with emergency needs like housing, utilities, food, medical and prescription expenses, and clothing.

972-542-0020
Community Services, Inc.

Emergency funds, food, home weatherization services, and transportation help for residents of Anderson, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, and Van Zandt counties.

(903) 872-2401
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
Frisco Family Services - Emergency Funds

Emergency financial assistance, gas cards, and holiday presents for all City of Frisco residents.

972-335-9495
Frisco Family Services - Food Pantry

Client choice food pantry for all City of Frisco residents. 

972-335-9495
Frisco Family Services - Transportation

Gas cards for work or job interviews for all City of Frisco residents. 

972-335-9495
Mission Granbury, Inc. - Food Pantry Food pantry for all in need in Granbury, TX. 817-579-6866
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
Recovery Resource Council - Enduring Families

Free therapy for veterans and their families in a dedicated facility just for veterans. 

(817) 332-6329
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

Emergency funds, food, and help navigating the system to all in need, provided by the parish chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

972-423-1877 ext. 3

Food

Allen Community Outreach

Food pantry, clothing closet, prescription assistance, and emergency funds for rent and utilities in Collin County. 

972-727-9131
Collin County Meals on Wheels

Food deliveries for the aged & disabled in Collin County.

972-562??6996
Community Services, Inc.

Emergency funds, food, home weatherization services, and transportation help for residents of Anderson, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, and Van Zandt counties.

(903) 872-2401
Frisco Family Services - Food Pantry

Client choice food pantry for all City of Frisco residents. 

972-335-9495
Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
Mission Granbury, Inc. - Food Pantry Food pantry for all in need in Granbury, TX. 817-579-6866
North Dallas Shared Ministries - Food Pantry

Food pantry serving 21 ZIP codes in North Dallas.   

(214) 358-8700
North Texas Food Bank

Food bank for Plano, Dallas and N Texas

214-269-0906
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 DFW Metroplex Command - Food Pantry

Food pantry operating at multiple locations around North Texas.

817-344-1800
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

Emergency funds, food, and help navigating the system to all in need, provided by the parish chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

972-423-1877 ext. 3
Steel Hope - Feeding The Homeless & Seed Of Hope

Food cart for the homeless. Every 5th Saturday of the month.

817-689-9339

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
Tarrant County College (TCC) - Veterans Services Public college accepting GI Bill and Hazlewood. Also offers short-course technical programs.  Multiple locations in Tarrant County. 817-515-1620
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 Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Mental Health

Carry The Load

Patriotic events to honor those military members who have gone before and raise funds for veteran-serving nonprofits.

(214) 723-6068
Collin College - Veterans Resource Center

Public college accepting GI Bill and Hazlewood.  Veterans Resource Center also connects students with other veterans and transition resources like counseling. 

Community Lifeline Center

Help with emergency needs like housing, utilities, food, medical and prescription expenses, and clothing.

972-542-0020
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
Green Oaks

For-profit- psychiatric treatment facility, accepts tricare

972-991-9504
Heroes on the Water

Therapeutic water programs for injured military and veterans.

214-295-4541
Honor Courage Commitment, Inc.

Entrepreneurship training, mentoring, and community service for veterans. 

214-431-3834
Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. - Fellowship Program

Peer support group for veterans.

214-431-3834
LifePath Systems

 Provides Peer groups, Counseling, Medications, and Coping Skills for Veterans, and all who qualify financially.

(972) 562-0190
Magdalen House

Free women-only 14 day in-patient detox from alcohol- AA based.

214-324-9261
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
MVPN - Collin County

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

(972) 562-0190
Pastoral Counseling Center

Faith-based counseling for veterans and families in the Dallas area. Sliding scale/reduced cost. 20 locations in North Texas.

214-526-4525
REACH - Resource Centers on Independent Living

Tools to assist with independent living for those with disabilities

214-630-4796
Recovery Resource Council - Enduring Families

Free therapy for veterans and their families in a dedicated facility just for veterans. 

(817) 332-6329
Russell Freeman Foundation - Pride House

Nonprofit Sober Living House for the LGBTQIA community. Cost is $1500 a month plus $300 move in fee

4692131380
STARRY Counseling - Stephenville

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

254-434-5232
STARRY Counseling – McKinney

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

469-617-7476
Stay the Course Veteran Services

Counseling for individuals, couples, families, and children. At least first six sessions free, after that sliding scale from $10-$70/session.

682-990-6242
Steel Hope - Life Coaching Program

Life coaching for veterans to help them meet their goals.

817-689-9339
Steel Hope - Peer Support Group

Individual and Group therapy for veterans

817-689-9339
Surmounters of Texas

Free horse-supported counseling for veterans.  No riding required. 

817-297-9292
The University of Texas at Dallas - Center for Brain Health

Free brain performance training for warriors, their spouses, and caregivers. 

972-883-3418
VA - Beeville Community Based Outpatient Clinics

VA Outpatient clinic in Beeville, TX

361-358-9912
VA - Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Fort Worth

800-443-9672
VA - North Texas Health Care System

Operates VA hospitals and clinics at mulitple locations in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Bonham, Denton, and McKinney.  Serves veterans in 38 North Texas counties. 

800-849-3597
VA - Plano Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic Plano, TX

972-801-4200
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.

Wounded Warrior Project

Mental health and VA claims assistance for veterans

210-569-0300

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Community Lifeline Center

Help with emergency needs like housing, utilities, food, medical and prescription expenses, and clothing.

972-542-0020
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
Family Promise of Collin County

Housing for homeless families up to 90 days in partnership with Collin County religious congregations.

972-442-6966
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
Shiloh Place

Assistance for all single mothers with housing, childcare, and tuition assistance for up to two years. 

214-218-0336
STARRY Counseling - Stephenville

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

254-434-5232
STARRY Counseling – McKinney

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

469-617-7476
Stay the Course Veteran Services

Counseling for individuals, couples, families, and children. At least first six sessions free, after that sliding scale from $10-$70/session.

682-990-6242
The University of Texas at Dallas - Center for Brain Health

Free brain performance training for warriors, their spouses, and caregivers. 

972-883-3418
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

Achieve

Job placement assistance and forklift certification training for veterans in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties. Financial assistance available if related to work equipment.

(214) 637-2911
Allies in Service - Warrior Mentorship Program

Serve our warriors and their families as they reintegrate back into our Dallas community.

214-438-6358
American GI Forum - National Veterans Outreach Program

Jobs help, homeless help, transportation help, emergency funds, weatherization for homes of veterans around El Paso.

210-223-4088
Goodwill Industries of Dallas - Job Services and Placement Programs

Job training, resume adjustment, and job search help for all in need

214-638-2800 ext.166
Steel Hope - Life Coaching Program

Life coaching for veterans to help them meet their goals.

817-689-9339
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
Veteran Women's Enterprise Center

Women Veteran's Center in the heart of Dallas- Socialize and find Entrepreneurial servies.

Volunteers of America Texas - Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) Reintegrates homeless veterans into jobs and support services, such as vocational training, career counseling, and case management to find other needed resources.  832-493-7244

Transportation

Community Services, Inc.

Emergency funds, food, home weatherization services, and transportation help for residents of Anderson, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, and Van Zandt counties.

(903) 872-2401
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) - Travel Ambassador Program

Help with planning a trip, purchasing tickets, and using the Dallas public bus and rail system. One-on-one coaching and group classes available.

214-828-8588
Frisco Family Services - Food Pantry

Client choice food pantry for all City of Frisco residents. 

972-335-9495
My Ride North Texas

Coalition of organizations and volunteers to transport veterans around North Texas.

Social Opportunities

Adaptive Training Foundation

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

(214) 432-1070
Circle Y Yoga Ranch - Lone Star Yoga Warriors

Weekly free yoga classes for active military, reservists, veterans, first responders and family members.  Donations accepted. 

940-859-9464
Dallas Warriors Hockey

For Veterans- Play hockey with Dallas Area Vets- Free, disabilities accomodated!

Fleet Reserve Association - 011 - Fort Worth

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

Heroes Sports - DFW

Recreational sports league for Veterans & their families in San Antonio, Texas.

785-979-9956
Korean War Veterans Association - Sam Johnson - 270

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

972-359-2936
RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - Dallas/Fort Worth

Regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events with other veterans. 

The Mission Continues

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

210-528-0534
Veteran Women's Enterprise Center

Women Veteran's Center in the heart of Dallas- Socialize and find Entrepreneurial servies.

VFW - Post 9167 Bois D'Arc

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

(972) 736-2270
Warrior Spirit Project

Promotes healing and restoration by offering yoga and meditation classes, training pit bulls to be service dogs, and encouraging community gardens.

972-765-4071

Legal

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

Free civil legal help, no tickets or criminal.

(214) 243-2236
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

Free help in civil legal cases for financially qualifying veterans.  Multiple locations. 

888-529-5277
Veterans Court - Collin County

Provides alternative to traditional criminal prosecution and treatment to combat veterans whose injuries resulted in offenses.

469-974-7731

Homelessness

American GI Forum - National Veterans Outreach Program

Jobs help, homeless help, transportation help, emergency funds, weatherization for homes of veterans around El Paso.

210-223-4088
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
Family Promise of Collin County

Housing for homeless families up to 90 days in partnership with Collin County religious congregations.

972-442-6966
Housing Crisis Center (HCC) - Veterans Housing Partnership Scattered-site supportive housing programs for veterans. 214-828-4244
Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command - Veterans Programs

Housing to transition from homelessness with case management for up to two years.

214-424-7050
Shiloh Place

Assistance for all single mothers with housing, childcare, and tuition assistance for up to two years. 

214-218-0336

Local Events

Wednesday - 18 Sep 10:00am Waco Job Fair Waco
Friday - 20 Sep 03:00pm 5th Annual Veterans Job Fair Dallas
Friday - 27 Sep 07:30am 2019 National Minority Veterans Summit Dallas
Saturday - 28 Sep 09:00am Dallas County Sherriff's Job Fair Dallas
Tuesday - 01 Oct 06:00pm Legal Aid Grayson Sherman
Military Veteran Peer Network logo Wednesday - 02 Oct 06:30pm Camo & Kilos Fitness & P2P
Friday - 04 Oct 09:00am Lonestar Legal Aid Waco Waco
Dallas Flyer Friday - 04 Oct 11:00am Dallas Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group Addison
Veteran & Military Couples Marriage Management Class Saturday - 05 Oct 09:00am Veterans Marriage Management 1-day Retreat ROANOKE
Military Veteran Peer Network Monday - 07 Oct 06:30pm Women Veteran's Peer Group
Wednesday - 09 Oct 09:00am Military Veteran Hiring Event Fort Worth
Veteran & Military Couples Marriage Management Class Saturday - 12 Oct 09:00am Veterans Marriage Management 1-day Retreat ADDISON,