Hays 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 Mr. Jude Prather

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

jude.prather@co.hays.tx.us (512) 392-8387

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.

211
Catholic Charities Central Texas

Large organization providing counseling, disaster response, financial, and legal (immigration) services for veterans and the general population. See their Veteran Services Program for more details.

512-651-6138
Catholic Charities Central Texas Veteran Services Program

Short Term Financial Assistance, Mentoring, Counseling Services (family therapy, couples therapy, individual therapy, play therapy and group therapy), Employment/Education Support, Transportation Vouchers, Housing Stabilization, Referrals, and Peer Support Groups.

979-822-9340
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 - Operation GoodJobs

Job training and placement for veterans and their families, emergency funds up to $500. Must complete intake process.

512-637-7580 press1, then press 1 for intake, leave message, will call you
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Job rehabilitation and placement, Operation Good Jobs program for veterans. Help for Heroes and Families provides rent assistance, job training, emergency child care and emergency car repair.

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
Southside Community Center

Help for homelessness, emergency payments, senior help, home repairs

512-392-6694
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

Services for women veterans and their families, helps with housing, jobs and transportation.

512-297-2990
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Counseling (for individuals, families, and groups), job training, and financial assistance.

512-297-2990

Food

Capital Area Food Bank

Austin Area Food Bank.

877-541-7905
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 and More

Food delivery for the home bound. House repairs for low income individuals, pet food too.

512-476-6325
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

Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Job rehabilitation and placement, Operation Good Jobs program for veterans. Help for Heroes and Families provides rent assistance, job training, emergency child care and emergency car repair.

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
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

Services for women veterans and their families, helps with housing, jobs and transportation.

512-297-2990
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
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

American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

Emergency Aid for active duty Military through Military Aide Societies such as AER. Referral to community partners to assist Veterans and Family Members with needs.

512-928-4271
Austin Clubhouse

'Club house' to support living with mental illness, back to school/work programs & support groups.

512-925-5877
Capital Area Counseling

Low-cost, no session limit therapy for all members of the pubilc

(512) 302-1000 x100
Catholic Charities Central Texas Veteran Services Program

Short Term Financial Assistance, Mentoring, Counseling Services (family therapy, couples therapy, individual therapy, play therapy and group therapy), Employment/Education Support, Transportation Vouchers, Housing Stabilization, Referrals, and Peer Support Groups.

979-822-9340
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
Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

512-986-7660
Hill Country MHDD

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

(512) 392-7155
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 - Hill Country

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

512-392-7155
Samaritan Center: HOPE for HEROES

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families.

512-451-7337 Office Number
San Marcos Treatment Center

For Profit in-patient treatment for children and adolescents

800-251-0059
Seton Behavioral Health Care - Veteran Restore Intensive Outpatient Program

Free counseling and supportive therapy to veterand regardless of insurance.

(512) 324-2039
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

Services for women veterans and their families, helps with housing, jobs and transportation.

512-297-2990
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors San Antonio

Mental health counseling services for veterans and their families regardless of role, discharge status, or ability to pay. Services in English and Spanish

(210) 399-4838
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Counseling (for individuals, families, and groups), job training, and financial assistance.

512-297-2990
Texas State University - Veteran Alliance

Veteran Organization for Public University in San Marcos, TX

512-245-6090
VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

In Temple: 254-778-4811
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
YWCA Greater Austin - Women Vets Counseling

Free WoVeN peer groups for women vets, Free one-on-one counseling for Women Vets with trauma-informed counselors. Youth, and caregiver counseling also available.

512-326-1222

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

AGE of Central Texas AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. No military requirement. 512-451-4611
Capital Area Counseling

Low-cost, no session limit therapy for all members of the pubilc

(512) 302-1000 x100
Communities in Schools of Greater Central Texas, Inc.

Supports students in schools, provides school supplies, parent nights, and connection to community services.

254-554-2132
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
Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

512-986-7660
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
R.O.C.K. Horses for Heroes

Physical therapy and emotional healing through working with horses, special programs for: all veterans, women veterans, and children of active military.

512-930-7625 x311
San Marcos Treatment Center

For Profit in-patient treatment for children and adolescents

800-251-0059
Scheib Mental Health Center

Mental health services for Hays County and San Marcos- aimed at those without insurance and on Medicaid

512-392-7151
STARRY Counseling - Round Rock

Child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention, emergency shelter for children.

512-388-8290
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors San Antonio

Mental health counseling services for veterans and their families regardless of role, discharge status, or ability to pay. Services in English and Spanish

(210) 399-4838
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Counseling (for individuals, families, and groups), job training, and financial assistance.

512-297-2990
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
YWCA Greater Austin - Women Vets Counseling

Free WoVeN peer groups for women vets, Free one-on-one counseling for Women Vets with trauma-informed counselors. Youth, and caregiver counseling also available.

512-326-1222

Find a Job

Goodwill - Operation GoodJobs

Job training and placement for veterans and their families, emergency funds up to $500. Must complete intake process.

512-637-7580 press1, then press 1 for intake, leave message, will call you
Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

512-986-7660
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

Start a Business

BIGAUSTIN

BiGAUSTIN is Central Texas’ single-source solution for entrepreneurial education, tailored business counseling and flexible loans.

512-928-8010
Goodwill - Operation GoodJobs

Job training and placement for veterans and their families, emergency funds up to $500. Must complete intake process.

512-637-7580 press1, then press 1 for intake, leave message, will call you
Veterans Business Outreach Centers

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

956-665-8931

Transportation

Hays County - Transport To Audie Murphy

Provides Transport to Audie Murphy Tues-Thurs

512-392-8387

Social Opportunities

American Legion - Post 144

Serves: Veterans, Provides: Camaraderie. San Marcos

512-353-8494
Fleet Reserve Association - 201- Austin

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

Greater Austin Council of the Navy League

Veteran Association that supports Navy ROTC and JROTC, supports Sea Services

512-593-1422
Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

512-986-7660
OP Veteran

Austin area veteran group, holds annual 'Vet Fest' veteran resource fair and social gatherings.

(512) 965-3255
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - San Marcos

Fly fishing for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

866-251-7252
The Mission Continues

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

210-528-0534
VFW - Post 12058 Kyle/Buda Post

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-938-3290
VFW - Post 3413

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-667-6216
VFW - Post 8800 Startzville

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

830-899-7774
VVA - Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 923

Association of Vietnam and other era wars/conflicts/operations who meet for camaraderie and to help their community.

512-353-0945

Legal

Veterans Court - Hays County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

512-878-6677

Homelessness

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
Southside Community Center

Help for homelessness, emergency payments, senior help, home repairs

512-392-6694
Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans

Services for women veterans and their families, helps with housing, jobs and transportation.

512-297-2990

Local Events

Wednesday - 23 Oct 08:00am TVC State of TX Application Workshop Austin
Wednesday - 23 Oct 09:00am Vets in Government Career Fair Austin
Wednesday - 23 Oct 10:00am TVC Federal Resume Workshop Austin
Friday - 25 Oct 02:00pm Veterans Will-A-Thon Legal Clinic Austin
Thursday - 07 Nov 09:00am Hiring Red White & You Round Rock
Thursday - 07 Nov 09:00am Red White & You San Marcos
Thursday - 07 Nov 10:00am Hiring Red, White, & You Austin
Saturday - 09 Nov 08:00am Honor Walk Georgetown
Saturday - 09 Nov 10:00am Veterans Day Ceremony Cedar Park
Fleet Reserve Association Logo Saturday - 09 Nov 02:30pm Fleet Reserve Association Austin
Integral Care Logo Monday - 11 Nov 08:00am Veteran Mental Health First Aid Training Austin
Monday - 11 Nov 09:30am 2019 Austin Veterans Day Parade Austin
Wednesday - 13 Nov 06:30pm DAV 219 Meeting Austin