Harris County Veteran Resource Page

Military Veteran Peer Network

A network of trained military & veteran volunteers offering local peer mental support, networking, and help.
MVPN - MHA - Houston • Valerie James • 832-786-9925vjames@mhahouston.org

Free VA Claims Assistance

CVSO Vincent C.Morrison County employees trained to assist in VA Claims. vincent.morrison@csd.hctx.net (281) 876-6600
CVSO David Cantu Jr. County employees trained to assist in VA Claims. david.cantu@csd.hctx.net (281) 876-6600

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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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)
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
Goodwill - Heights Programs and Services Job Connection

Goodwill works with the Fund for Veterans Assistance to bring job search help to veterans

713-699-6305
Goodwill - River Oaks Job Connection

Job development for military and veterans, housing & utility payments for vets.

713-590-3123
Goodwill - San Jacinto Job Connection

Help for transitioning and homeless veterans. Create an action plan for housing and job search, help to implement it.

713-699-6352
Goodwill - Veterans Outreach and Employment Services

Job search help and emergency funds, also homelessness help

713-699-6352
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

Food

Bread of Life, Inc.

Houston homelessness services for families and individuals.

832.548.0284
Catholic Charities - Galveston Houston

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

713-526-4611
Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
Houston Food Bank

Food Bank for the Houston area

832-369-9390
My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center

Emergency funds, food pantry and job support for those with a documented emergency such as job loss

281- 498-9933
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
Presa Community Service Center

Emergency food bank, homelessness help, counseling, income tax prep, small business classes, job search and prep

210-532-5295
Supportive Services for Veteran Families - Houston

Case Management for homeless veterans, help with housing, employment, child care and food

281-458-0318
Women Veterans Assistance Program

Emergency payments, transportation, and furniture assistance for female veterans with or without children.

713-383-9890

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

Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire

For Profit Psychiatric Hospital, in-patient substance abuse and mental health treatment.

713-600-9500
Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire

For Profit Psychiatric Hospital, in-patient substance abuse and mental health treatment.

713-600-9500
Bo's Place

Grief Counseling free-of-charge for the public, veterans, military members, and their families.

713-942-8339
Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc

Domestic Violence Shelter.

24 hrs - 713-473-2801
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
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
Headstrong

Helping veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with free mental health care that works.

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

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Alex's Heart

Art for the mind, classes for military, vets, and families.

409-454-5812
Bo's Place

Grief Counseling free-of-charge for the public, veterans, military members, and their families.

713-942-8339
Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc

Domestic Violence Shelter.

24 hrs - 713-473-2801
Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
Depelchin Children's Center

Non-profit family counseling for traumatic stress.

713-730-2335
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
Goodwill - Female Veteran and Veterans with Families Homeless Reintegration Program

Rehousing for Veterans with families and female veterans

713-699-6352
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

Employment

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 - Heights Programs and Services Job Connection

Goodwill works with the Fund for Veterans Assistance to bring job search help to veterans

713-699-6305
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.

Presa Community Service Center

Emergency food bank, homelessness help, counseling, income tax prep, small business classes, job search and prep

210-532-5295
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

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
Harris County Precinct 2 Bus to VAMC

3 busses to pick up vets at locations close to their homes and take them to VAMC

(713) 274-9570
Harris County Precinct 2 Veterans Services

County VA claims specialist that files VA claims & resolves VA issues, referrals to other resources.

(713) 274-9570
Presa Community Service Center

Emergency food bank, homelessness help, counseling, income tax prep, small business classes, job search and prep

210-532-5295

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

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 - Harris County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans- Felony and Misdemeanor

832-927-4331

Homelessness

American GI Forum of Texas - Houston

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

713-666-4796
Bread of Life, Inc.

Houston homelessness services for families and individuals.

832.548.0284
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)
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
Goodwill - Female Veteran and Veterans with Families Homeless Reintegration Program

Rehousing for Veterans with families and female veterans

713-699-6352
Goodwill - Heights Programs and Services Job Connection

Goodwill works with the Fund for Veterans Assistance to bring job search help to veterans

713-699-6305
Goodwill - River Oaks Job Connection

Job development for military and veterans, housing & utility payments for vets.

713-590-3123
Goodwill - San Jacinto Job Connection

Help for transitioning and homeless veterans. Create an action plan for housing and job search, help to implement it.

713-699-6352

Local Events

Friday - 23Aug 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic
Monday - 26Aug 06:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Thursday - 29Aug 06:30pm Peer Meeting League City
Friday - 30Aug 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic

Harris County Veteran Resource Guide