Dallas County Veteran Resource Guide

Military Veteran Peer Network

A network of trained military & veteran volunteers offering local peer mental support, networking, and help.
Dallas • Scott Smith • 817-239-2636scott.smith@metrocareservices.org

Free VA Claims Assistance

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

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
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
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
Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
Irving Cares

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

972-721-9181
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
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

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

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. 

Dallas

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

817-239-2636
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
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
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

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 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
Shiloh Place

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

214-218-0336

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
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 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

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
HEB Transit

Limited transport in Hurst, Euless and Bedford. cost $6 for round trip.

My Ride North Texas

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

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

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
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. 

214-218-0336
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

Local Events

Saturday - 24Aug 06:00am Military Heroes Run Trophy Club
Thursday - 29Aug 06:00pm Fly Tying Classes Allen

Dallas County Veteran Resource Guide