Ellis 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 Ellsworth Huling IV

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

ellsworth.huling@co.ellis.tx.us (972) 825-5099
CVSO Nimchie Alce

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

nimchie.alce@co.ellis.tx.us (972) 825-5328

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
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
Helping Hands of Ennis

Help with rent, utilities, food, and clothing for all in need in Ellis County.

972-875-0218
Mission Granbury, Inc. - Food Pantry Food pantry for all in need in Granbury, TX. 817-579-6866
North Ellis County Outreach

Emergency funds, prescription assistance, food, and clothing for those in need living in ZIP codes 75125 and 75154.

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

Food

Brown Street Church of Christ

Food pantry for individuals in Waxahachie.

(972) 937-8855
Cedar Hill Shares - Food Pantry

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

972-293-2822
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
Helping Hands of Ennis

Help with rent, utilities, food, and clothing for all in need in Ellis County.

972-875-0218
Manna House - Food Pantry Food pantry for those living in Mansfield ZIP Code 76065 or within Midlothian ISD. 972-775-1800
Meals for Vets

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

(800) 676-1389
Meals on Wheels of Ellis County

Food deliveries for the those over 60, or Disabled Vets of any age in Ellis County.

972.351.9943
Mission Granbury, Inc. - Food Pantry Food pantry for all in need in Granbury, TX. 817-579-6866
North Ellis County Outreach

Emergency funds, prescription assistance, food, and clothing for those in need living in ZIP codes 75125 and 75154.

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
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. 

Daniel's Den, Inc.

Transitional housing, case management services, and help with job search assistance, transportation, and childcare.  Permanent housing available conditioned on church attendance, employment, and savings.

972-938-0103
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
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
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
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 – 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 - 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
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.

Warriors Research Institute

Peer-to-peer training- vets helping other vets! And one-on-one counseling & telementalhealth for veterans 

254-716-6208
Wounded Warrior Project

Mental health and VA claims assistance for veterans

210-569-0300

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

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 Abuse Center

Domestic violence shelter

800-283-8401 (24 hour hotline)
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 – 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.

Warriors Research Institute

Peer-to-peer training- vets helping other vets! And one-on-one counseling & telementalhealth for veterans 

254-716-6208

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
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

Start a Business

Veteran Women's Enterprise Center

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

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) - 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.

Senior Connect - Transportation Progam Transportation program for seniors and the disabled from Kaufman, Rockwall, Ellis and Navarro counties to Dallas for medical appointments. (972) 563-1421

Social Opportunities

Adaptive Training Foundation

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

(214) 432-1070
Ellis County Veterans Networking Group

Social group for veterans to help other veterans.

214-763-0348
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
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.

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
Family Abuse Center

Domestic violence shelter

800-283-8401 (24 hour hotline)
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

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

888-529-5277

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
Daniel's Den, Inc.

Transitional housing, case management services, and help with job search assistance, transportation, and childcare.  Permanent housing available conditioned on church attendance, employment, and savings.

972-938-0103
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
Shiloh Place

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

214-218-0336

Local Events

Thursday - 21 Nov 06:00pm CWR Men's Retreat - For Veterans and First Responders Yorktown
Sunday - 01 Dec 06:00pm Legal Aid Grayson Sherman
Wednesday - 04 Dec 09:00am Lonestar Legal Aid Waco Waco
Military Veteran Peer Network logo Wednesday - 04 Dec 06:30pm Camo & Kilos Fitness & P2P
Sunday - 15 Dec 01:00pm VFW Post 9167 Children's Christmas Party Princeton