Travis County Info

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 Travis County Veteran Service Office

County employees trained to assist in VA Claims.

5128549340

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
Caritas of Austin

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

512-479-4610
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
Foundation for the Homeless

Family homelessness help, for families with children. Helps with utilities and other bills for families in need.

512-453-6570
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.

Green Doors

Homelessness help, special program for vets - homelessness and emergency funds. Homelessness prevention programs only for current Green Doors residents.

512-469-9130
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
Round Rock Area Serving Center

Food & clothing pantry, transportation, temporary lodging, rent & utilities payments

512-244-2431
Salvation Army - Austin - Emergency Housing

Two emergency shelters in Austin. Houses Veterans through the SSVF Program. Has group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers with food and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time. Also provides educational, counseling and vocational services. Family service programs provide emergency food, housing, and utility assistance.

512-782-8800
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
City of Austin Veterans Services Office

Provides support for City employees in the National Guard and Reserve or are veterans, and their families. Support is provided before deployment, during deployment and during reintegration into the workplace.

512-974-3306
Life Bridge Job Corps Twin Lakes (River City Hope Street)

Food/clothing pantry, relationship training, life skills and GED classes.

512-522-7152
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
Round Rock Area Serving Center

Food & clothing pantry, transportation, temporary lodging, rent & utilities payments

512-244-2431
Salvation Army - Austin - Emergency Housing

Two emergency shelters in Austin. Houses Veterans through the SSVF Program. Has group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers with food and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time. Also provides educational, counseling and vocational services. Family service programs provide emergency food, housing, and utility assistance.

512-782-8800

Transitioning to Civilian Life

Caritas of Austin

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

512-479-4610
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 Area Mental Health Consumers, Inc.

Mental Health Resource group, offers return to work program, support groups, resource counseling.

512-442-3366
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
Code VI Veteran Integration

Code VI Veteran Integration Center, a nonprofit organization supporting Veterans + Families in their journey back to themselves - their journey all the way home.

(512) 538-4552
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 219 - Sgt. James Allen

Provides in-person, on site VA claims help, mobile VA claims service, and transport to VA appointments in undeserved VA claims areas.

512-431-4549
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 4 - Lone Star

Provides in-person, on site VA claims help, mobile VA claims service, and transport to VA appointments in undeserved VA claims areas.

512-955-6459
Front Steps

Homeless services for veterans and homeless families

512-305-4100
HARTH Foundation- Equine Therapy

Equine therapy, free to veterans and active duty

512-656-7698
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
Integral Care

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

512-447-4141
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 - Capital Area

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

Operation Barnabas Austin

Resources for Chaplains, for churches serving military and veterans, and direct support to surviving families

512-292-8778
Ravens Grove Foundation for Healing

Complementary healing modalities for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with a focus on healing Post Traumatic Stress caused by war, natural disasters, abuse, and hospitalization.

512-440-9082
Salvation Army Adult Rehab

Adult Rehab housing for chronically homeless, disabled vets.

512-447-2272
Samaritan Center: HOPE for HEROES

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families.

512-451-7337 Office Number
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
Texas Center Point Veterans Services

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

512-297-2990
The Joyful Horse Project - Veterans Equine Partnership Program

Equine Therapy for Veterans

(512) 321-3655
VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

In Temple: 254-778-4811
VA - Vet Center - Austin

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

512-416-1314
VA - Vet Centers

Free confidential counseling for veterans and their families

VA - Women's Trauma Recovery Center in Temple

7 week inpatient recovery program for MST

254-743-1711
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.

VSA Texas

For veterans and wounded warriors- a place to make art and heal

512-454-9912
Warriors Research Institute

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

254-716-6208
Waterloo Counseling Center - Project Valor

Inclusive counseling for Vets, their spouses & families in the Austin area, and statewide by telementalhealth. Sliding scale from $20-$120, average payment is $30, insurance is accepted, and please contact Waterloo if payment is a barrier to services.

512-444-9922 be sure to tell them you are a vet.
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Volunteer Opportunities, Mentor a military kid!

512-472-5437
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
Safe Place Austin

Domestic & Sexual violence shelter in Austin.

512.267.SAFE (7233)
STARRY Counseling - Round Rock

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

512-388-8290
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
Waterloo Counseling Center - Project Valor

Inclusive counseling for Vets, their spouses & families in the Austin area, and statewide by telementalhealth. Sliding scale from $20-$120, average payment is $30, insurance is accepted, and please contact Waterloo if payment is a barrier to services.

512-444-9922 be sure to tell them you are a vet.
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
Score Austin

Entrepreneurial training and education in the Austin area, one-on-one and confidential

(512) 928-2425
Texas Military Officers Association

Connecting central Texas' military officers with Austin's business community.

Texas State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Round Rock

We provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention.

512-716-4800
Veterans Business Outreach Centers

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

956-665-8931

Transportation

Drive a Senior

Volunteer transportation for seniors in Austin area & Elgin.

(512) 456-8262

Social Opportunities

AUSA - Association of the United States Army - Texas Capital Area Chapter

Veteran Camaraderie, Legislative Advocacy, Professional Development

512- 627-0877
Code VI Veteran Integration

Code VI Veteran Integration Center, a nonprofit organization supporting Veterans + Families in their journey back to themselves - their journey all the way home.

(512) 538-4552
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Social veteran's association around riding motorcycles. Holds a motorcycle related charity event every year.
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
MOPH - Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1919

(no purple heart required) Provides emergency funds to all veterans, their dependents, widows and orphans. Provides scholarships to veterans and vet spouses.?VA Claims Assistance to Veterans and their Families- utilizes a lawyer to assist in claims.

MOWW - Military Order of the World Wars - Austin

Association of officers and warrant officers from all branches who are dedicated to local and national advocacy and action.

(512) 426-5146
MVPN - Capital Area

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

OP Veteran

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

(512) 965-3255
RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - Austin

Meet local veterans in your area, and exercise with them

TAVV - Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans

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

512-925-4556
Texas Military Officers Association

Connecting central Texas' military officers with Austin's business community.

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 2010 Ben Milam Post

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

254-697-2078
VFW - Post 337 I. P. Sarge Bell Memorial Post

Serves?veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-282-5664
VFW - Post 4443 - Highland Hills

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-288-4443
VFW - Post 856

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-442-9620
VFW - Post 8787 Capital City

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-836 8767
VFW - Post 8925 - Pilot Knob Post

Serves veterans of foreign wars, providing camaraderie and help

512-243-8011
VVA - Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 915

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

Legal

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)
Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project (VLAP)

Free Legal help for veterans who earn 125% of Fed Poverty Limit or less- in the areas of: Family law, Employment, Housing, Consumer protection, Bankruptcy, Probate, Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, Expunction, discharge upgrades.

800-622-2520 Option 2
Veterans Court - Travis County

Serves Veterans, Provides Alternative Court for Veterans

512-854-3856

Homelessness

A New Entry, Inc.

Intensive homelessness help: 6 months of housing, intensive case management, counseling/peer support/therapy, food & transport for homeless vets

512-464-1250
Angel House Soup Kitchen

Volunteer Opportunities. Food and material help for those who have need.

512-474-2666
Caritas of Austin

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

512-479-4610
Community Care Health Centers

Provides primary health and mental health care to the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless.

512-978-9015
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
Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO)

Rapid rehousing of Austin area homeless veterans

512-234-3630
Foundation for the Homeless

Family homelessness help, for families with children. Helps with utilities and other bills for families in need.

512-453-6570
Front Steps

Homeless services for veterans and homeless families

512-305-4100
Green Doors

Homelessness help, special program for vets - homelessness and emergency funds. Homelessness prevention programs only for current Green Doors residents.

512-469-9130
Mobile Loaves and Fishes - Community First!

Food and permanent housing for the homeless

512-328-7299
Round Rock Area Serving Center

Food & clothing pantry, transportation, temporary lodging, rent & utilities payments

512-244-2431
Salvation Army - Austin - Emergency Housing

Two emergency shelters in Austin. Houses Veterans through the SSVF Program. Has group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers with food and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time. Also provides educational, counseling and vocational services. Family service programs provide emergency food, housing, and utility assistance.

512-782-8800
Salvation Army Adult Rehab

Adult Rehab housing for chronically homeless, disabled vets.

512-447-2272
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

Thursday - 21 Nov 06:00pm CWR Men's Retreat - For Veterans and First Responders Yorktown
Wednesday - 27 Nov 06:00pm Family Bowl Night Bastrop
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans Monday - 09 Dec 07:00am Veterans Legal Clinic - Austin Austin
Monday - 09 Dec 08:00am Military & Veteran Mental Health First Aid Training Austin
9April, 14May, 11June Legal Clinics Monday - 09 Dec 01:30pm Free Veteran Legal Clinic Austin
Wednesday - 11 Dec 06:30pm DAV 219 Meeting Austin
Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans Thursday - 12 Dec 07:00pm TAVV Monthly Meeting Austin
Fleet Reserve Association Logo Saturday - 14 Dec 02:30pm Fleet Reserve Association Austin