Hays County Veteran Resource Page

Veterans County Service Officers

Veterans County Service Officers help veterans apply with the VA for free. Local expert help.

The Military Veteran Peer Network

Fellow veterans who are there to listen and help. More information.

Your region doesn’t have an MVPN coordinator assigned to it right now. We recommend locating your closest MVPN Coordinator on a map and contacting them.

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
877-541-7905
American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

Emergency grants and low interest loans for Veterans. Can help with car payment, irregular expenses.

512-928-4271
877-272-7337
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.

512-651-6100
979-822-9340
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

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990

Employment and 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
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

Transportation

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
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.

Hays County - Transport To Audie Murphy

Provides Transport to Audie Murphy Tues-Thurs

512-392-8387
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

Social Groups

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
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

Texas C-Bar

For Nonprofits working on incorporating into a 501c3, pro bono legal assistance with 501c3 application

(512) 374-2712
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

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

1-888-988-9996
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Provides free assistance with federal appeals for Veterans Claims & Discharge Upgrades to Veterans, their family members, and survivors. 

(888) 838-7727
Veterans Court - Hays County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

512-878-6677

Mental Health

AGE of Central Texas AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. No military requirement. 512-451-4611
American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

Emergency grants and low interest loans for Veterans. Can help with car payment, irregular expenses.

512-928-4271
877-272-7337
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
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
CORE Health Care

For-profit brain trauma in-patient & out-patient care, support groups.

512-894-0801
Easter Seals - Central Texas, Veterans' Services

Counseling, Peer Support, and Career Guidance for the Greater Austin Area

512-615-6800
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
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
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
Samaritan Center: HOPE for HEROES

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families.

512-451-7337 Office Number
Veteran Appointment Line 512-466-4454
San Marcos Treatment Center

For Profit in-patient treatment for children and adolescents

800-251-0059
512-396-8500
Scheib Mental Health Center

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

512-392-7151
888-648-3947
Service Dogs, Inc.

Trains working service dogs for the Deaf or physically disabled- not PTSD or therapy dog. $50 application fee, no cost for dog.

512-891-9090
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
STARRY Counseling - Round Rock

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

512-388-8290
800-440-9789
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

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

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990
Texas State University - Veteran Alliance

Veteran Organization for Public University in San Marcos, TX

512-245-6090
Transitions: Horses and Heroes

Equine-assisted therapy for veterans

512 -576-7199
512-484-8480
V.E.T.S. [Veterans Equine Training Services]

Equine therapy for Veterans 

512-297-1375
VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

In Temple: 254-778-4811
Outside Temple: 1-800-423-2111 opt 5
After Hours: 1-800-423-2111 opt 4
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

Physical Health

AGE of Central Texas AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. No military requirement. 512-451-4611
Easter Seals - Central Texas, Veterans' Services

Counseling, Peer Support, and Career Guidance for the Greater Austin Area

512-615-6800
HHS - County Indigent Health Care Program

County insurance for individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

Operation Comfort

Supportive services for Burn and Orthopedic Wounded Warriors, help with prosthetics, rent, utility and more

210-826-0500
Primary Health Care Services Program

State primary care for individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

800-222-3986 Ext. 5922
Project MEND Veterans Program

Medical equipment and assistive technology for Texas veterans and their family members.

210-223-6363
VA - Austin Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic Austin

512-823-4000
800-423-2111
VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

In Temple: 254-778-4811
Outside Temple: 1-800-423-2111 opt 5
After Hours: 1-800-423-2111 opt 4
VA - New Braunfels CBOC

VA Outpatient Clinic in New Braunfels

830-643-0717
Fax: 830-629-2438
VA - Seguin CBOC

VA Outpatient Clinic in Seguin

830-372-1697
Fax: 830-372-1257

Military Transition

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
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

Homeless

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
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990

All Programs

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
877-541-7905
AGE of Central Texas AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. No military requirement. 512-451-4611
American Legion - Post 144

Serves: Veterans, Provides: Camaraderie. San Marcos

512-353-8494
American Red Cross of Central and South Texas

Emergency grants and low interest loans for Veterans. Can help with car payment, irregular expenses.

512-928-4271
877-272-7337
Austin Clubhouse

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

512-925-5877
BIGAUSTIN

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

512-928-8010
Capital Area Counseling

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

(512) 302-1000 x100
Capital Area Food Bank

Austin Area Food Bank.

877-541-7905
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.

512-651-6100
979-822-9340
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
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
CORE Health Care

For-profit brain trauma in-patient & out-patient care, support groups.

512-894-0801
Easter Seals - Central Texas, Veterans' Services

Counseling, Peer Support, and Career Guidance for the Greater Austin Area

512-615-6800
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
Fleet Reserve Association - 201- Austin

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

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.

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
Greater Austin Council of the Navy League

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

512-593-1422
GreenPath Financial Wellness

For vets and their families, free credit counseling, debt counseling, personalized budget counseling, home pre-purchase counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, and bankruptcy counseling and education. Also provides debt consolidation plans, which are not free.

(866) 648-8122
Habitat for Humanity - Austin

Home repair (sometimes major) for veterans with physical and financial need

Hays County - Transport To Audie Murphy

Provides Transport to Audie Murphy Tues-Thurs

512-392-8387
Hays County - Veterans Service Office

Provides help to vets residents with VA and state benefit claims.

512-392-8387
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
HHS - County Indigent Health Care Program

County insurance for individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

Hill Country MHDD

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

(512) 392-7155
Honor Flight Austin

Free 2-Day trip for WWII and Vietnam veterans to DC.

1-888-530-8880
Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
Meals on Wheels and More

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

512-476-6325
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
Operation Comfort

Supportive services for Burn and Orthopedic Wounded Warriors, help with prosthetics, rent, utility and more

210-826-0500
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
Primary Health Care Services Program

State primary care for individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

800-222-3986 Ext. 5922
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - San Marcos

Fly fishing for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.

866-251-7252
Project MEND Veterans Program

Medical equipment and assistive technology for Texas veterans and their family members.

210-223-6363
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
Samaritan Center: HOPE for HEROES

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families.

512-451-7337 Office Number
Veteran Appointment Line 512-466-4454
San Marcos Treatment Center

For Profit in-patient treatment for children and adolescents

800-251-0059
512-396-8500
Scheib Mental Health Center

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

512-392-7151
888-648-3947
Service Dogs, Inc.

Trains working service dogs for the Deaf or physically disabled- not PTSD or therapy dog. $50 application fee, no cost for dog.

512-891-9090
Seton Behavioral Health Care - Veteran Restore Intensive Outpatient Program

Free counseling and supportive therapy to veterand regardless of insurance.

(512) 324-2039
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
STARRY Counseling - Round Rock

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

512-388-8290
800-440-9789
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

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 C-Bar

For Nonprofits working on incorporating into a 501c3, pro bono legal assistance with 501c3 application

(512) 374-2712
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

512-297-2990
Texas Parks & Wildlife Veteran Hiring

Texas Parks & Wildlife works hard to hire vets!

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

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

1-888-988-9996
Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

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

(512) 472-8591
Texas State University

Accepts Hazlewood and GI Bill, Active Veteran Office & club

512-245-2641
Texas State University - Veteran Alliance

Veteran Organization for Public University in San Marcos, TX

512-245-6090
Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Education

Administers Hazlewood act, assists veterans with educational opportunities

512-463-3168
The Aloe Foundation

Comes to your site to provide massages for veterans.

The Mission Continues

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

210-528-0534
Transitions: Horses and Heroes

Equine-assisted therapy for veterans

512 -576-7199
512-484-8480
TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391
V.E.T.S. [Veterans Equine Training Services]

Equine therapy for Veterans 

512-297-1375
VA - Austin Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic Austin

512-823-4000
800-423-2111
VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

In Temple: 254-778-4811
Outside Temple: 1-800-423-2111 opt 5
After Hours: 1-800-423-2111 opt 4
VA - New Braunfels CBOC

VA Outpatient Clinic in New Braunfels

830-643-0717
Fax: 830-629-2438
VA - Seguin CBOC

VA Outpatient Clinic in Seguin

830-372-1697
Fax: 830-372-1257
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.

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Provides free assistance with federal appeals for Veterans Claims & Discharge Upgrades to Veterans, their family members, and survivors. 

(888) 838-7727
Veterans Court - Hays County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

512-878-6677
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
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
VLB - TexVetLoan

State office providing land sales to veterans the 'texvet loan' is not affiliated with TexVet.org.

800-252-8387
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
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

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