Dallas 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 Dallas County Veteran Service Office (972) 692-4939

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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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
Christian Community Action (CCA) - Crisis Management Services and Food Services Emergency funds coupled with intensive case management for individuals in need. 972-219-4300
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
Metrocrest Services - Food Pantry and Financial Assistance Food assistance and emergency funds for residents of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and the portion of Dallas that is part of Denton County. 972-446-2100
Mission Granbury, Inc. - Food Pantry Food pantry for all in need in Granbury, TX. 817-579-6866
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

Cedar Hill Shares - Food Pantry

Food pantry for all in need, serving Dallas and Ellis Counties.

972-293-2822
CitySquare - Food Pantry

Client-choice food pantry.  Also provides access to mental health, jobs training, and many more programs.

214.823.8710
Irving Cares

Food pantry for residents of Irving.  Also helps eligible residents apply for food stamp benefits. 

972-721-9181
Meals for Vets

Provides food for veterans under 60, that have served honorably, and have demonstrated need- across Texas.

(800) 676-1389
Metrocrest Services - Food Pantry and Financial Assistance Food assistance and emergency funds for residents of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and the portion of Dallas that is part of Denton County. 972-446-2100
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
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

Transitioning to Civilian Life

Allies in Service - Warrior Mentorship Program

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

214-438-6358
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 Parks & Wildlife Veteran Hiring

Texas Parks & Wildlife works hard to hire vets!

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 Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391
Union Gospel Mission - Veterans Program

Transitional living program for single male veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.   

214-637-6117 ext.126
VCSO - Veteran's Services Office- Dallas

Help with VA Claims and connections to local groups for help

972-692-4939

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
CitySquare - Housing

Mulitiple housing programs, including housing for homeless veterans.

469-904-7060
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. 

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
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
Metrocare

Metrocare Services is a large-scale, premier mental, physical and emotional health services provider in North Texas.

Metrocare Services - Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

Provides free comprehensive mental health care to veterans and their families at no cost. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status.  Also serves as a hub for the Military Veteran Peer Network, a peer-led support group for veterans. 

469-680-3500 Book an appointment
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 - Dallas

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

817-239-2636
North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

Local Mental Health Authority offers counseling and medication management to low income individuals.

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

Dallas 214-630-4796
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 – 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
Steel Hope - Peer Support, Counseling, Retreats

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

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 - Dallas VA Medical Center

Large VA Medical Center in Dallas. Hospital & Emergency Room: 24/7. 

800-849-3597
VA - Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Fort Worth

800-443-9672
VA - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

VA Medical center in Houston

713-791-1414
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 - Polk Street VA Annex Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Dallas

214-372-8100
VA - Vet Center - 3B RCS South Central Regional Office

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

214-857-1254
VA - Vet Center - Arlington

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

817-274-0981
VA - Vet Center - Dallas

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

214-361-5896
VA - Vet Center - Dallas County - Mesquite

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

214-361-5896
VA - Vet Centers

Free confidential counseling for veterans and their families

Veteran Spouse Network

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

Wounded Heroes of Texas, Inc.

Provides comfort items to recovering military, annual fishing trip.

682-325-9468
Wounded Warrior Project

Mental health and VA claims assistance for veterans

210-569-0300

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Association of Persons Affected by Addiction

Prevention and treatment for substance abuse.

214-634-2722
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Volunteer Opportunities, mentor a military kid!

Compassionate Touch

Access through your hospital's social worker. Emergency funding for hotels/food/parking. Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, & Central Texas.

713-524-1971
Easterseals North Texas - Military & Veteran Services

Variety of services for North Texas Veterans and their families, including outpatient rehabilitation, childcare, employment services, respite care, and information and referral.

888-617-7171
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
Fisher House Foundation

Comfort home for families who's loved one is at a VA hospital or Military Medical Center.

(888) 294-8560
Marriage Management, Inc.

Free, confidential relationship building for Military, Vets and their families

682-730-1818
Metrocare

Metrocare Services is a large-scale, premier mental, physical and emotional health services provider in North Texas.

Metrocare Services - Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

Provides free comprehensive mental health care to veterans and their families at no cost. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status.  Also serves as a hub for the Military Veteran Peer Network, a peer-led support group for veterans. 

469-680-3500 Book an appointment
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

Local Mental Health Authority offers counseling and medication management to low income individuals.

Shiloh Place

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

469.534.9407
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
VA - Dallas VA Medical Center

Large VA Medical Center in Dallas. Hospital & Emergency Room: 24/7. 

800-849-3597
VA - Vet Center - 3B RCS South Central Regional Office

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

214-857-1254
VA - Vet Center - Arlington

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

817-274-0981
VA - Vet Center - Dallas

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

214-361-5896
VA - Vet Center - Dallas County - Mesquite

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

214-361-5896
Veteran Spouse Network

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

Find a Job

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
Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Greater Dallas - Career & Employment Services for Veterans and Wounded Warriors Individualized career counseling for veterans and their families.  972-437-9950
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 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

Start a Business

Veteran Women's Enterprise Center

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

Transportation

CitySquare - Community Health Services Clinic (CHS)

Community health clinic in South Dallas.

214-421-1783
Community Council - My Ride Dallas Help with transportation planning in Dallas County. 972-855-8084
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) - Reduced Fares

Reduced fares for public transit in Dallas for seniors, Medicare card holders, and eligible disabled riders. 

214-979-1111
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
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
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Social veteran's association around riding motorcycles. Holds a motorcycle related charity event every year.
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
Jewish War Veterans (JWV)

Service/volunteer oriented veteran's organization.

202-265-6280
MOWW - Military Order of the World Wars - Dallas

Association of officers and warrant officers from all branches who are dedicated to local and national advocacy and action

972-824-5812
Navy League of Dallas

Support and legislative advocacy for Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - Dallas

Fly fishing for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

Reserve Officers Association

Professional association of Officers in the Reserves

800-809-9448
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
United States Submarine Veterans, Inc

Association of Submariners

512.639.0035
Veteran Women's Enterprise Center

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

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

City of Dallas, Veterans Court - South Oak Cliff Veteran's Treatment Court

Alternative community court for veterans with a substance abuse disorder who have at least one outstanding City of Dallas Class C misdemeanor citation.

CitySquare - Legal Action Works (LAW)

Legal services on a sliding scale for crises such as family law matters.

214.827.1000
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 - Dallas County

Mental health and drug treatment court that provides an alternative to traditional criminal prosecution for eligible veterans.

214-875-4939

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
Bridges Safehouse

Transition from homelessness for women, and women with young children.

469-272-4441
CitySquare - Housing

Mulitiple housing programs, including housing for homeless veterans.

469-904-7060
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
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. Home foreclosure prevention.

Also provides debt consolidation plans, which are not free.  

(800) 550-1961
Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas

Homeless veteran reintegration, services, and VA claims assistance for free.

214-372-8822
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
Shared Housing Center

Affordable housing programs that coordinate roommate arrangements between those with too much house and those in need of housing. Some rental stipends. All candidates screened.

214-821-8510
Shiloh Place

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

469.534.9407
The Stewpot - Representative Payee

Assistance for people with mental illness, addiction, or disability who are unable to manage their federal benefits like Social Security Disability.  Benefits are paid to the Stewpot, and its volunteers ensure those funds are used properly.

214.382.5928
VA - Vet Center - Arlington

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

817-274-0981
Veterans Resource Center - Homeless Resources

Homeless veteran reintegration and services, day center for homeless vets, and women's business center. 

(214) 372-8822

Local Events

Tuesday - 04 Aug 09:00am Lonestar Legal Aid Waco Waco
Military Veteran Peer Network logo Wednesday - 05 Aug 06:30pm Camo & Kilos Fitness & P2P
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Friday - 07 Aug 01:30pm Veterans Legal Clinic - Dallas Dallas

Dallas County Veteran Resource Guide