Harris 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 Vincent C.Morrison

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

vincent.morrison@csd.hctx.net (281) 876-6600

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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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
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
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
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Help for Homeless Veterans and those at risk of homelessness.

713-699-6351
Supportive Services for Veteran Families - Houston

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

281-458-0318
VCSO - Harris County Veterans Services

County VA claims specialist that files VA claims & resolves VA issues. Can help one time with rent, utilities.

281-876-6600
Women Veterans Assistance Program

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

713-383-9890

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
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
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

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
Combined Arms - LGBTQ Veteran Group

Active social group in Houston with events across Texas. 

832-390-1249
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 - 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
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
VA - Spring Vet Center - Houston #731

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

281-537-7812
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
Worklife Institute

Job search help, career training for veterans and all military

713-266-2456

Mental Health

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
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
Marriage Management, Inc.

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

682-730-1818
Memorial Hermann - Mental Health Crisis Clinic

Mental Health Crisis Clinic, serves as interim between Acute care (ER) and ongoing mental health care. 3 locations around Houston

713-338-6422
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
MVPN - MHA - Houston

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

Presa Community Service Center

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

210-532-5295
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
Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.

In-Patient alcohol and drug recovery program for women veterans.

713-691-0900
Table Talk

Peer support group for women veterans

800-362-6477
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
The Trauma and Resilience Center

Specialized services for military service members, veterans, and their adult family members who are struggling with traumatic stress reactions and disorders. Works with insurance, grants for free service pending

(713) 486-2630
VA - Conroe Community Based Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Conroe. For appointments call 713-794-8985 or toll free 1-800-639-5137. The Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic is not equipped to handle life-threatening emergencies.

936-522-4000
VA - Katy Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Katy

281-578-4600
VA - Spring Vet Center - Houston #731

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

281-537-7812
VA - Vet Center - Harris County

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

281-537-7812
VA - Vet Center - Houston

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

713-523-0884
VA - Vet Centers

Free confidential counseling for veterans and their families

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.

West Oaks Hospital

For-profit in-patient care for mental health, substance abuse and chemical dependency

713-995-0909
Worklife Institute

Job search help, career training for veterans and all military

713-266-2456
Wounded Warrior Project

Mental health and VA claims assistance for veterans

210-569-0300

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
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
VA - Spring Vet Center - Houston #731

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

281-537-7812
VA - Vet Center - Harris County

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

281-537-7812
VA - Vet Center - Houston

Vet Center- mental health services, alternative hours and quick appointments.

713-523-0884
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 - 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
TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391
Worklife Institute

Job search help, career training for veterans and all military

713-266-2456

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
City of Houston Office of Veterans Affairs

Helps Houston veterans find jobs, provides peer support for women veterans, counseling, and a portal to Houston city jobs.

(832) 393-8147
Presa Community Service Center

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

210-532-5295
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
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
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.

Gathering of Eagles

Motivational speeches to inspire middle school children into STEM fields, veteran association

281-546-5631
Korean War Veterans Association - Col Joseph C. Rodriguez (MOH) - 249

Connect with Korean War Veterans and supporters for information, advocacy, and camaraderie

832-878-8835
Reserve Officers Association

Professional association of Officers in the Reserves

800-809-9448
RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - Houston

Meet local veterans in your area, and exercise with them

The Houston Military Affairs Committee

The objectives and purposes of the Houston Military Affairs Committee are to promote the image of the Armed Forces of the United States by providing a forum for appropriate speakers, participating in special events having local and national significance, supporting the activities of both Active and Reserve Forces, and creating an organization which will meet the professional and social needs of its members in the Houston area.

The Mission Continues

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

210-528-0534
VFW Post 8790

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

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
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
Lotus Project for Women Veterans

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

713-351-6915
Magnificent Houses, Inc

Homelessness transition, provides housing, basic education and job training.

713-523-5958
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
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
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Help for Homeless Veterans and those at risk of homelessness.

713-699-6351
Supportive Services for Veteran Families - Houston

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

281-458-0318
VA - Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) - Houston

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program

713-794-7848
VA - Houston Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans

Domiciliary for homeless vets in Houston

713-794-7922
Women Veterans Assistance Program

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

713-383-9890

Local Events

Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Thursday - 24 Oct 06:30pm Peer Meeting League City
Lone Star Legal Aid Logo Friday - 25 Oct 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic
Saturday - 26 Oct 09:00am Veteran Legal Aid Clinic
United States Veterans Logo Monday - 28 Oct 06:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Thursday - 31 Oct 06:30pm Peer Meeting League City
Friday - 01 Nov 10:00am Vet Connect Day
Lone Star Legal Aid Logo Friday - 01 Nov 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic
United States Veterans Logo Monday - 04 Nov 06:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Thursday - 07 Nov 10:00am Hiring Red, White, & You Houston Houston
Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Thursday - 07 Nov 06:30pm Peer Meeting League City
Lone Star Legal Aid Logo Friday - 08 Nov 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic
Monday - 11 Nov 08:00am Veteran Mental Health First Aid Training Austin
United States Veterans Logo Monday - 11 Nov 06:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic Houston
Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Thursday - 14 Nov 06:30pm Peer Meeting League City
Lone Star Legal Aid Logo Friday - 15 Nov 01:00pm Lonestar Legal Aid Clinic