Galveston County 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 Tracey Campbell

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

tracey.campbell@co.galveston.tx.us (409) 766-2448
CVSO Jeff Gottlob

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

jeffrey.gottlob@co.galveston.tx.us (409) 766-2448

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 - 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
Goodwill Houston

Veteran & vet spouse job services- corporate & standard, resume help, job seeking help Vet services- homelessness help (single men & women, and vet families), incarcerated veteran transition, rent help, utilities help, moving expense help, emergency supplies.

(713) 699-6362
Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Christian nonprofit, helps all in need with rent, utilities, food, education and medical.

281-339-3033
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
Galveston County Food Bank

Food Distribution Center for the Galveston area, contact info for all pantries in the area.

Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Christian nonprofit, helps all in need with rent, utilities, food, education and medical.

281-339-3033
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
Goodwill Houston

Veteran & vet spouse job services- corporate & standard, resume help, job seeking help Vet services- homelessness help (single men & women, and vet families), incarcerated veteran transition, rent help, utilities help, moving expense help, emergency supplies.

(713) 699-6362
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
Transition-Plus

Peer Meetings, Referrals to agencies that can help. 

281-923-8468
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

Mental Health

Brazoria County Counseling Center, Inc.

For Profit- Mental Health Counseling, Tele-mental health available. Private pay fee $100 to start, $75/session ongoing. Sliding scale available, most insurance and Medicaid taken.

(979) 549-0889
Catholic Charities - Women Veterans Program

Provides housing assistance and supportive services to women veterans and their families experiencing homelessness and are at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

713.351.6915
Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
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
Gulf Coast Center

Local Mental Health Authority provides counseling, supportive services and medication managment to low income individuals

409-763-2373
Gulf Coast Galveston

An army of volutneers across Texas for the good of their fellow veterans. Help with peer support, and to fill unmet needs of their peers.

(409)944-4437
Marriage Management, Inc.

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

682-730-1818
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)
Samaritan Center of Houston

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

713-626-7990
Transition-Plus

Peer Meetings, Referrals to agencies that can help. 

281-923-8468
VA - Galveston County VA Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Galveston

409-761-3200
Veteran Spouse Network

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

Veteran Task Force - Houston & Galveston - Gulf Coast Center

Serves Veterans, Provides Peer Groups, Transportation to Doctors & local transport needs.

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
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
Gulf Coast Center

Local Mental Health Authority provides counseling, supportive services and medication managment to low income individuals

409-763-2373
Gulf Coast Galveston

An army of volutneers across Texas for the good of their fellow veterans. Help with peer support, and to fill unmet needs of their peers.

(409)944-4437
Marriage Management, Inc.

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

682-730-1818
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
Veteran Spouse Network

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

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

Veteran & vet spouse job services- corporate & standard, resume help, job seeking help Vet services- homelessness help (single men & women, and vet families), incarcerated veteran transition, rent help, utilities help, moving expense help, emergency supplies.

(713) 699-6362
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
TVLP - 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

Transportation

Goodwill Houston

Veteran & vet spouse job services- corporate & standard, resume help, job seeking help Vet services- homelessness help (single men & women, and vet families), incarcerated veteran transition, rent help, utilities help, moving expense help, emergency supplies.

(713) 699-6362
Veteran Task Force - Houston & Galveston - Gulf Coast Center

Serves Veterans, Provides Peer Groups, Transportation to Doctors & local transport needs.

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
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.

Gulf Coast Galveston

An army of volutneers across Texas for the good of their fellow veterans. Help with peer support, and to fill unmet needs of their peers.

(409)944-4437
The Mission Continues

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

210-528-0534

Legal

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
Veterans Court - Galveston County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

409-765-2679

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
Catholic Charities - Women Veterans Program

Provides housing assistance and supportive services to women veterans and their families experiencing homelessness and are at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

713.351.6915
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
Goodwill Houston

Veteran & vet spouse job services- corporate & standard, resume help, job seeking help Vet services- homelessness help (single men & women, and vet families), incarcerated veteran transition, rent help, utilities help, moving expense help, emergency supplies.

(713) 699-6362
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
Salvation Army - Greater Houston Area Command

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

713-224-2875

Local Events

Color Meditation Yoga  for Veterans , relaxation,guided meditation art, color therapy Thursday - 27 Feb 12:00pm Color Meditation Yoga Houston, TX 77024.

Galveston County Veteran Resource Guide