Fort Bend Veteran Resource Page

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 Dwight Marshall

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

veteranservices@fortbendcountytx.gov (281) 341-4550
CVSO Ernest Spann

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

veteranservices@fortbendcountytx.gov (281) 341-4550

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 - Galveston Houston

Emergency Funds. Also homeless veteran women & families services, also individual homeless veteran services. Food pantry.

713-526-4611
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 Houston

Provides Homelessness help, Emergency Funds (rent & power), and housing for homeless women/families, OIF/OEF veterans & families.

713-861-4849
Fort Bend County Department of Social Services

Emergency food, medication help, bereavement services, utility assistance, rent help, and emergency funds for vets

281-238-3502
Fort Bend County Heroes - Fort Bend

Emergency funds for veterans, be certain to tell them you are a veteran when you call.

281-238-3502
Northwest Assistance Ministries

The Veteran’s Assistance Program will serve veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses with temporary financial assistance such as one time rent or mortgage payments, security deposits or utility bills. 

281-885-4555
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 - Greater Houston Area Command

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

713-224-2875

Food

Catholic Charities - Galveston Houston

Emergency Funds. Also homeless veteran women & families services, also individual homeless veteran services. Food pantry.

713-526-4611
Fort Bend County Department of Social Services

Emergency food, medication help, bereavement services, utility assistance, rent help, and emergency funds for vets

281-238-3502
Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels, for all over 60- no income requirement. Referrals and case management available.

281-633-7049
Houston Food Bank

Food Bank for the Houston area

832-369-9390
Meals for Vets

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

(800) 676-1389
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

Transitioning to Civilian Life

Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
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
SER - Jobs for Progress

In-depth, personalized Job training for transitioning veterans

713-773-6000
Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

Recruiting veterans to work in the water and wastewater utility industry.

(512) 472-8591
Texas Veterans Program

Military transition assistance, Divorce and Financial Law help, Marriage counseling, Resume and jobs help

713-266-2456
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
VETTED

Provides short course in Management as well as help with placement in the Business Industry for transitioning Veterans. Small cohort in-person education.

(512) 537-0838

Mental Health

Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
Easter Seals Veterans + Families

Mental health and case management services for Veterans in Fort Bend County

713.838.9050, ext. 371
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
LMHA - Texana Center

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

Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
PTSD Foundation of America - Camp Hope

Interim housing in Houston for Veterans and their families

877-717-7873 (Crisis)
PTSD Foundation of America - One on One PTSD Mentoring

Faith Based one-on-one peer mentoring for PTSD, materials free for Veterans & Families.

877-717-7873 (Crisis)
PTSD Foundation of America - Warrior Group

PTSD peer groups in Houston, 

877-717-7873 (Crisis)
re:Mind Depression & Bipolar Support

Free support groups and resources for depression and bipolar.

(713) 600-1131
Samaritan Center of Houston

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families. Free first session, $10 each session thereafter

713-626-7990
Texas Veterans Program

Military transition assistance, Divorce and Financial Law help, Marriage counseling, Resume and jobs help

713-266-2456
The Montrose Center

Community Center in Houston for LGBTQIA community. Offers mental & physical health services, job services, recovery and more.

713-529-0037 x363
VA - Katy Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Katy

281-578-4600
VA - Richmond Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Richmond, TX

832-595-7700
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.

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
Easter Seals Veterans + Families

Mental health and case management services for Veterans in Fort Bend County

713.838.9050, ext. 371
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 Houston

Provides Homelessness help, Emergency Funds (rent & power), and housing for homeless women/families, OIF/OEF veterans & families.

713-861-4849
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Senior,  youth and family services

713-667-9400
re:Mind Depression & Bipolar Support

Free support groups and resources for depression and bipolar.

(713) 600-1131
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.

Find a Job

American GI Forum of Texas - Houston

Housing/homeless asst. employment asst for Veterans (all discharges but dishonorable), Suits for interviews.

713-666-4796
Catholic Charities - Galveston Houston

Emergency Funds. Also homeless veteran women & families services, also individual homeless veteran services. Food pantry.

713-526-4611
Goodwill Houston Job Connection

Job seeking facilities around the Houston area, resume & practice interviews available

832-431-4471
NextOp

Jobs and job training in the oil industry for OEF/OIF veterans.

Salvation Army - Greater Houston Area Command

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

713-224-2875
Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

Recruiting veterans to work in the water and wastewater utility industry.

(512) 472-8591
Texas Veterans Program

Military transition assistance, Divorce and Financial Law help, Marriage counseling, Resume and jobs help

713-266-2456
TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Start a Business

AGC Houston Vets in Construction

Professional Association of General Contractors' veteran group. If you are in construction- come hang out!

713-843-3700
Veterans Business Outreach Centers

Business training offioce just for veterans! Free, and through the Small Business Administration + UTRGV

956-665-8931

Social Opportunities

Achilles International Houston

Non-profit that partners able-bodied runners (VOLUNTEERS) with all physically-challenged. FREE to join. 

408-230-0860
AGC Houston Vets in Construction

Professional Association of General Contractors' veteran group. If you are in construction- come hang out!

713-843-3700
American GI Forum of Texas - Houston

Housing/homeless asst. employment asst for Veterans (all discharges but dishonorable), Suits for interviews.

713-666-4796
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Social veteran's association around riding motorcycles. Holds a motorcycle related charity event every year.
Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
Fleet Reserve Association - 159 - Houston

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

The Mission Continues

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

210-528-0534

Legal

Fort Bend Lawyers Care

Civil Legal assistance (divorce, bankruptcy, bills) for low in come military and veterans. Also Legal Clinics

281-239-0015
Houston Bar Association Veterans Legal Initiative

The program provides free legal advice and legal representation to U.S. veterans. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can get advice and counsel at one of the clinics offered by the VLI at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center or at one of the community clinics.

713-333-VETS (8387)
Lone Star Legal Aid

Civil (non-criminal) legal assistance, civil rights help, for veterans income range: under $35k (for one person) to $71k (family of 4)

844-400-8387
Texas Veterans Program

Military transition assistance, Divorce and Financial Law help, Marriage counseling, Resume and jobs help

713-266-2456
Veterans Court - Fort Bend County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

281-341-4446

Homelessness

American GI Forum of Texas - Houston

Housing/homeless asst. employment asst for Veterans (all discharges but dishonorable), Suits for interviews.

713-666-4796
Catholic Charities - Galveston Houston

Emergency Funds. Also homeless veteran women & families services, also individual homeless veteran services. Food pantry.

713-526-4611
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 Houston

Provides Homelessness help, Emergency Funds (rent & power), and housing for homeless women/families, OIF/OEF veterans & families.

713-861-4849
Lotus Project for Women Veterans

Homeless services for female veterans with or without children, housing, emergency funds, financial counseling, job assistance.

713-351-6915
New Hope Housing

Single occupancy homeless housing for men and women.

713-222-0290
Northwest Assistance Ministries

The Veteran’s Assistance Program will serve veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses with temporary financial assistance such as one time rent or mortgage payments, security deposits or utility bills. 

281-885-4555
Salvation Army - Greater Houston Area Command

Emergency payments, food and jobs help for veterans and their families

713-224-2875

Local Events

Military Veteran Peer Network Monday - 18 Nov 11:30am Female Vets + Female Spouses The Colony
Monday - 18 Nov 02:00pm Creative Art Expression Program
United States Veterans Logo Monday - 18 Nov 06:00pm Lone Star Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Thursday - 21 Nov 06:00pm CWR Men's Retreat - For Veterans and First Responders Yorktown
Lone Star Legal Aid Logo Friday - 22 Nov 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic
United States Veterans Logo Monday - 25 Nov 06:00pm Lone Star Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Lone Star Legal Aid Logo Friday - 29 Nov 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic
Sunday - 01 Dec 10:00am Vet Connect Day
United States Veterans Logo Monday - 02 Dec 06:00pm Lone Star Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Lone Star Legal Aid Logo Friday - 06 Dec 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic
United States Veterans Logo Monday - 09 Dec 06:00pm Lone Star Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Lone Star Legal Aid Logo Friday - 13 Dec 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic
Military Veteran Peer Network Monday - 16 Dec 11:30am Female Vets + Female Spouses The Colony
Monday - 16 Dec 02:00pm Creative Art Expression Program
United States Veterans Logo Monday - 16 Dec 06:00pm Lone Star Legal Aid Clinic Houston