Starr County Veteran Resource Guide

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 Leticia Garcia lgarcia@co.starr.tx.us 9567164800

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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American Red Cross South Texas Chapter

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

956-423-0523 x107
Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Public services programs for Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, Kleberg and San Patricio County. Including Housing 4 heroes, emergency funds, home repair, and family support.

361-664-0145
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
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
South Texas Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Association-RGV

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association is a non-profit organization which helps ease the transition for military members of all branches and their families from military to civilian life.

956-266-7521

Food

Meals for Vets

Provides food for veterans under 60, that have served honorably, and have demonstrated need- across Texas.

(800) 676-1389
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
South Texas Food Bank

Laredo area Food bank, meals on wheels, help applying for benefits

956.726.3120

Transitioning to Civilian Life

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
TVC - VA Claims Representatives

VA disability claims workers embedded in the VA locations across the state

800-252-8387
TVLP - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Mental Health

American Red Cross South Texas Chapter

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

956-423-0523 x107
Border Region MHMR (The Valley Area)

Regional MHMR:  Provides Mental Health Services, Counseling, Medications, and Coping Skills for Veterans, Military, and all who qualify financially.

800-643-1102 (CRISIS)
Laredo & Border Region

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

800-643-1102 (CRISIS)
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
South Texas Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Association-RGV

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association is a non-profit organization which helps ease the transition for military members of all branches and their families from military to civilian life.

956-266-7521
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
VA - Harlingen Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in Harlingen.  Primary care, laboratory, mental health, nutrition, and social work services.

956-366-4500
VA - Health Care Center at Harlingen

VA Healthcare center in Harlingen with a wide range of physical and mental health services.

956-291-9000
Veteran Spouse Network

The Veteran Spouse Network faclitates a statewide network for veteran spouses as they build a community of support.

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Public services programs for Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, Kleberg and San Patricio County. Including Housing 4 heroes, emergency funds, home repair, and family support.

361-664-0145
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
Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative UTHSA

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

210-450-8673
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
Veteran Spouse Network

The Veteran Spouse Network faclitates a statewide network for veteran spouses as they build a community of support.

Find a Job

Texas Rural Water Foundation - Veteran Employment Program

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

(512) 472-8591
TVLP - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Start a Business

Veterans Business Outreach Centers

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

956-665-8931

Social Opportunities

South Texas Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Association-RGV

The South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association is a non-profit organization which helps ease the transition for military members of all branches and their families from military to civilian life.

956-266-7521

Legal

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)

956.447.4800
Veterans Court - Webb County (406th and 341st)

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

(956) 523-4814

Homelessness

Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Public services programs for Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, Kleberg and San Patricio County. Including Housing 4 heroes, emergency funds, home repair, and family support.

361-664-0145
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

Starr County Veteran Resource Guide