McLennan County Veteran Resource Guide

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.

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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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
MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

(254)297-7171
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 - Waco

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

254-756-7271

Employment and Business

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
Compassion Ministries

Transitional housing for families and single women.

254-755-7640
On the Road Lending

For individuals with low credit scores, car loans for new/lightly used, fuel efficient and dependable cars, and personal financial coaching for the life of the loan.

214-226-2542
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
Operation Phantom Support

Food pantry, free birthday cakes for active/vet kids, backpack + school supplies, Christmas toys, resale shop, car repairs, community hydroponic garden in progress.

(254) 449-7441
Salvation Army - Waco

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

254-756-7271
The HOP - Hill Country Transit

Central Texas regional Transport

800-791-9601
512-908-8121

Social Groups

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
Marine Corps League 975

Meet and serve with fellow Marines in the Waco area

682-552-9069
MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

(254)297-7171
Star Group - Veterans Helping Veterans

Volunteer! Meet fellow veterans and help those in need in your community

254-681-8025
VVA - Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1012 - Waco

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

254-265-2752
Wreath Riders - Wreaths for Vets

Veteran volunteer group. Places wreaths at Central Texas Veterans Cemetary. Hosts Motorcycle Rides: http://www.wreathsforvets.org/home/schedule-of-events/

(254) 690-4321

Legal

Family Abuse Center

Domestic violence shelter

800-283-8401 (24 hour hotline)
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
MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

(254)297-7171
Texas C-Bar

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

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

Mental Health

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
Belton Area Military Spouses Support (BAMSS)

Support for Military and Veteran Spouses.

254-939-3551
Bring Everyone In The Zone

Training to become a peer for military veterans. Some financial assistance available.

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
Compassion Ministries

Transitional housing for families and single women.

254-755-7640
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 Abuse Center

Domestic violence shelter

800-283-8401 (24 hour hotline)
Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center

Free Peer mentoring, Information and assistance navigation, SSI + RSDI applications.

254-933-7487
Heart of Texas Community Health Center Inc.

Healthcare for low income families in McLennan County.

254-750-8200
Heart of Texas Region MHMR (Waco Area)

Regional MHMR. Serves veterans, military, & all who qualify financially. Provides mental health services, counseling, medications, and coping skills

866-752-3451 (Crisis)
254-297-7070
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
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
817-465-1001
Mustang Mentors for Veterans

Veterans learn to tame a wild mustang

(512) 869-3225
MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

(254)297-7171
MVPN - Killeen

Training to become a peer for military veterans. Some financial assistance available.

254-681-9112
Spiritual Fitness Center

Fort Hood Chaplain

254-553-1195
STARRY Counseling - Stephenville

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

254-434-5232
800-440-9789
STARRY Counseling - Temple

Free child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention.

254-773-5802
800-440-9789
STARRY Counseling - Waco

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

254-399-6552
800-440-9789
Survivor Outreach Services

Services for surviving spouses and family

254-288-3655
855-707-2769
Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Counselors Pilot Program

Provides CEU's to mental health providers in cilitary cultural compitence, oversees vet court mentors, and provides training to law enforcement and LMHA employees.

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 - VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans

Serves Veterans, Vet Families, Surviving Spouses, Active Military, Military Families Provides Mental Health Care

(254) 297-5155
VA - Waco VA Medical Center

VA Healthcare center Waco

254-752-6581
800-423-2111
VA - Women's Trauma Recovery Center in Temple

7 week inpatient recovery program for MST

254-743-1711
Veteran Couples Connect (VCC)

Offers 5 sessions of in-person counseling about PTSD for Service Member or Veteran Couples.

512-232-0639
Vets Helping Vets

Peer support, group of veterans, helping other veterans however is needed

(254) 297-3221
(800) 423-2111 ext. 53221
Warriors Research Institute

Peer-to-peer training- vets helping other vets! And one-on-one counseling & telementalhealth for veterans 

254-716-6208

Physical Health

Heart of Texas Community Health Center Inc.

Healthcare for low income families in McLennan County.

254-750-8200
HHS - County Indigent Health Care Program

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

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 - 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 - Department of Veterans Affairs - Waco Regional Benefit Office

Provides free assistance in applying for VA benefits.

800-827-1000
Crisis- 800-273-8255
VA - Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center - Temple VA

VA Temple Medical Center

254-778-4811
800-423-2111
VA - Temple VA Clinic Annex

VA Outpatient clinic in Temple

254-743-1624
254-743-1627
VA - VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans

Serves Veterans, Vet Families, Surviving Spouses, Active Military, Military Families Provides Mental Health Care

(254) 297-5155
VA - Waco VA Medical Center

VA Healthcare center Waco

254-752-6581
800-423-2111

Military Transition

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
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

Homeless

Compassion Ministries

Transitional housing for families and single women.

254-755-7640
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
Heart of Texas Community Health Center Inc.

Healthcare for low income families in McLennan County.

254-750-8200
MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

(254)297-7171
Salvation Army - Waco

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

254-756-7271

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
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
Belton Area Military Spouses Support (BAMSS)

Support for Military and Veteran Spouses.

254-939-3551
Bring Everyone In The Zone

Training to become a peer for military veterans. Some financial assistance available.

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
Central Texas Veterans Research Foundation

Studies veteran medical care and acts as nexus for veteran research info.

254-742-4969
Compassion Ministries

Transitional housing for families and single women.

254-755-7640
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 Abuse Center

Domestic violence shelter

800-283-8401 (24 hour hotline)
Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center

Free Peer mentoring, Information and assistance navigation, SSI + RSDI applications.

254-933-7487
Heart of Texas Community Health Center Inc.

Healthcare for low income families in McLennan County.

254-750-8200
Heart of Texas Region MHMR (Waco Area)

Regional MHMR. Serves veterans, military, & all who qualify financially. Provides mental health services, counseling, medications, and coping skills

866-752-3451 (Crisis)
254-297-7070
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
Heroes on the Water

Therapeutic water programs for injured military and veterans.

214-295-4541
HHS - County Indigent Health Care Program

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

Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
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
Marine Corps League 975

Meet and serve with fellow Marines in the Waco area

682-552-9069
Marriage Management, Inc.

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

682-730-1818
817-465-1001
Mustang Mentors for Veterans

Veterans learn to tame a wild mustang

(512) 869-3225
MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

(254)297-7171
MVPN - Killeen

Training to become a peer for military veterans. Some financial assistance available.

254-681-9112
On the Road Lending

For individuals with low credit scores, car loans for new/lightly used, fuel efficient and dependable cars, and personal financial coaching for the life of the loan.

214-226-2542
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
Operation Phantom Support

Food pantry, free birthday cakes for active/vet kids, backpack + school supplies, Christmas toys, resale shop, car repairs, community hydroponic garden in progress.

(254) 449-7441
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. - Fort Hood/Waco

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
Salvation Army - Waco

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

254-756-7271
Spiritual Fitness Center

Fort Hood Chaplain

254-553-1195
Star Group - Veterans Helping Veterans

Volunteer! Meet fellow veterans and help those in need in your community

254-681-8025
STARRY Counseling - Stephenville

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

254-434-5232
800-440-9789
STARRY Counseling - Temple

Free child and family counseling, domestic violence and abuse prevention.

254-773-5802
800-440-9789
STARRY Counseling - Waco

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

254-399-6552
800-440-9789
Survivor Outreach Services

Services for surviving spouses and family

254-288-3655
855-707-2769
Texas C-Bar

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

Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

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

(512) 472-8591
Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Education

Administers Hazlewood act, assists veterans with educational opportunities

512-463-3168
Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Counselors Pilot Program

Provides CEU's to mental health providers in cilitary cultural compitence, oversees vet court mentors, and provides training to law enforcement and LMHA employees.

The HOP - Hill Country Transit

Central Texas regional Transport

800-791-9601
512-908-8121
TVLP - Texas Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391
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 - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Blind Rehabilitation

VA-provided training for visually impaired and blind veterans. Vision Rehabilitation, Orientation/Mobility, Living Skills, Manual Skills and Computer Access training

254-297-3649 Ext. 53649
254-297-3123 Ext. 53123
VA - Department of Veterans Affairs - Waco Regional Benefit Office

Provides free assistance in applying for VA benefits.

800-827-1000
Crisis- 800-273-8255
VA - Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center - Temple VA

VA Temple Medical Center

254-778-4811
800-423-2111
VA - Temple VA Clinic Annex

VA Outpatient clinic in Temple

254-743-1624
254-743-1627
VA - VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans

Serves Veterans, Vet Families, Surviving Spouses, Active Military, Military Families Provides Mental Health Care

(254) 297-5155
VA - Waco VA Medical Center

VA Healthcare center Waco

254-752-6581
800-423-2111
VA - Women's Trauma Recovery Center in Temple

7 week inpatient recovery program for MST

254-743-1711
Veteran Couples Connect (VCC)

Offers 5 sessions of in-person counseling about PTSD for Service Member or Veteran Couples.

512-232-0639
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
Vets Helping Vets

Peer support, group of veterans, helping other veterans however is needed

(254) 297-3221
(800) 423-2111 ext. 53221
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 1012 - Waco

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

254-265-2752
Warriors Research Institute

Peer-to-peer training- vets helping other vets! And one-on-one counseling & telementalhealth for veterans 

254-716-6208
Wreath Riders - Wreaths for Vets

Veteran volunteer group. Places wreaths at Central Texas Veterans Cemetary. Hosts Motorcycle Rides: http://www.wreathsforvets.org/home/schedule-of-events/

(254) 690-4321

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McLennan County Veteran Resource Guide

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