Cooke 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 Tim Cortes

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

tim.cortes@co.cooke.tx.us (940) 668-5436

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 of Fort Worth - Supportive Services for Veterans Families

Case management, help with public and veterans benefits, connections to other community services like employment, and rent and utility assistance for veterans who are either homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless. 

817.413.3921
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

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth - Supportive Services for Veterans Families

Case management, help with public and veterans benefits, connections to other community services like employment, and rent and utility assistance for veterans who are either homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless. 

817.413.3921
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
Tarrant Area Food Bank

Tarrant county area food bank, helps apply for other services, ref to closer food pantries if needed. 

817.857.7100

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
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

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth - Clinical Counseling

Individual, marital, family, and group counseling for residents of Tarrant County and surrounding areas. 

817.289.3809
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth - Supportive Services for Veterans Families

Case management, help with public and veterans benefits, connections to other community services like employment, and rent and utility assistance for veterans who are either homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless. 

817.413.3921
LMHA - Texoma Community Center

The mission of the center is to promote the accessibility of services that improve quality of life and support self determination for persons with mental and developmental disorders.

Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
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
Texoma Area MVPN

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

903-267-0166
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
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.

VVA - 973 Peer to Peer Program serving Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties

Peer support group for active military, veterans and their families

(903) 893-1129

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth - Clinical Counseling

Individual, marital, family, and group counseling for residents of Tarrant County and surrounding areas. 

817.289.3809
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
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
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
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

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

Homelessness

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth - Supportive Services for Veterans Families

Case management, help with public and veterans benefits, connections to other community services like employment, and rent and utility assistance for veterans who are either homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless. 

817.413.3921
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

Local Events

Wednesday - 18 Sep 10:00am Waco Job Fair Waco
Thursday - 19 Sep 01:00pm Peer Support Women Vets Sherman
Military Veteran Peer Network logo Wednesday - 02 Oct 06:30pm Camo & Kilos Fitness & P2P
Veteran & Military Couples Marriage Management Class Saturday - 05 Oct 09:00am Veterans Marriage Management 1-day Retreat ROANOKE
Veteran & Military Couples Marriage Management Class Saturday - 12 Oct 09:00am Veterans Marriage Management 1-day Retreat ADDISON,
Thursday - 17 Oct 01:00pm Peer Support Women Vets Sherman