Taylor 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 Taylor County Veteran Service Office

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

3257641328

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
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 West Texas

Job opportunities for those with barriers to employment.

325-676-7925
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

Food

Food Bank of West Central Texas

Food Bank for: Fisher, Jones, Shackelford, Stephens, Mitchell, Nolan, Taylor, Callahan, Eastland, Runnels, Coleman, Brown, and Comanche counties

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

Transitioning to Civilian Life

Goodwill West Texas

Job opportunities for those with barriers to employment.

325-676-7925
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 Workforce Commission - Texas Veterans Leadership Program

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

888-838-8391

Mental Health

Abilene Vet Center

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

325-232-7925
Betty Hardwick Center (Abilene)

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

(325) 690-5100
Mental Health America of Abilene

Free Peer Support groups for All Texans, as well as Military & Veterans.

(325) 673-2300
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 - Abilene Area

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

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 - Abilene Community Based Outpatient Clinics

VA Outpatient Clinic in Abilene

325-695-3252
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 Texas Centers (NW)

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

800-375-4357
Women Veterans of West Texas

Facebook and in-person support group for women veterans living in West Texas.

325-660-6030

Youth, Family, & Caregivers

Abilene Vet Center

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

325-232-7925
Betty Hardwick Center (Abilene)

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

(325) 690-5100
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Abilene

Volunteer Opportunities, Mentor a military kid!

325-674-3132
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
MVPN - Abilene Area

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

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 Texas Centers (NW)

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

800-375-4357

Find a Job

Goodwill West Texas

Job opportunities for those with barriers to employment.

325-676-7925
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

Social Opportunities

VFW 6873

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

(325) 692-0222

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
SSVF - West Central Texas Regional Foundation

SSVF- Housing stability for low income veterans and their families

800-928-2262

Local Events

Saturday - 19 Oct 07:30am Free Breakfast for Veterans Event
Monday - 21 Oct 01:00pm Schizophrenia Peer Group
Tuesday - 22 Oct 12:00pm AA Meetings with Military Topics Abilene
Tuesday - 22 Oct 06:00pm BiPolar Peer Group
Wednesday - 23 Oct 04:00pm Experiences Group
Wednesday - 23 Oct 06:00pm Veteran Peer Support Group Abilene
Thursday - 24 Oct 11:00am Chronic Pain Peer Group
Thursday - 24 Oct 01:00pm Open Support Peer Group
Monday - 28 Oct 01:00pm Schizophrenia Peer Group
Tuesday - 29 Oct 12:00pm AA Meetings with Military Topics Abilene
Tuesday - 29 Oct 06:00pm BiPolar Peer Group
Wednesday - 30 Oct 04:00pm Experiences Group
Wednesday - 30 Oct 06:00pm Veteran Peer Support Group Abilene
Thursday - 31 Oct 11:00am Chronic Pain Peer Group
Thursday - 31 Oct 01:00pm Open Support Peer Group