Willacy County Veteran Resource Page

Military Veteran Peer Network

A network of trained military & veteran volunteers offering local peer mental support, networking, and help.
MVPN - South Texas • Mariano Jimenez • 956-289-4214marjimenez@ttbh.org

Free VA Claims Assistance

CVSO Daniel Gomez County employees trained to assist in VA Claims. daniel.gomez@co.willacy.tx.us 9566992735

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.

956-509-6355

Food

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

Food Bank for Rio Grande Valley area

956-682-8101
Honor Veterans Now

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

(830) 992-3375
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

America's Heroes at Work

Dept of Labor training toolkit with tips on job search for Veterans and Transitioning Military

866-487-2365
American Corporate Partners

ACP aims to strengthen the connection between corporate America and post-9/11 veteran communities.

212-752-0700
Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) - Austin

Resume Transition and Job search assistance for Transitioning Military,.

512-782-5353
Boots to Business

Entrepreneurial training for Active and transitioning military and military spouses

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.

Housing assistance and vocational training for homeless Veterans & their families & those at risk of homelessness.

713-754-7051 (Homeless Veterans)
Career Gear: Houston

Free business clothes for male veterans -Houston area.

713.778-9959
Career Gear: San Antonio

Free business clothes for male veterans- San Antonio area.

(210) 737-1515
CareerOneStop

Resume and employment website, MOS/MOC to resume help.

877-348-0502
Caritas of Austin

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

512-479-4610
Centurion Military Alliance

Provides individual resume writing at seminars across the state.

210-535-4300

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
LMHA - Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

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

956-289-4214
LMHA - Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

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

956-289-4214
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 - South Texas

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

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.

956-509-6355
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 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 - 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

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

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.

Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG)

Offers online and in-person peer support group programming for the spouses and committed partners of veterans.

Employment

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

Achilles International Houston

Non-profit that partners able-bodied runners (VOLUNTEERS) with all physically-challenged. FREE to join. 

408-230-0860
Adaptive Training Foundation

Empowers those with physical disabilities to transform their lives through exercise and community.

(214) 432-1070
AGC Houston Vets in Construction

Professional Association of General Contractors' veteran group. If you are in construction- come hang out!

713-843-3700
Aggie Veteran Network

Social website for A&M students that are also veterans

Air Force Security Forces Association

Professional Association of Former Air Force Security Forces

888-250-9876
Air Force Sergeants Association 1066

Former Air Force Enlisted Personnel - Vet Association & Legislative Advocacy

Air Force Sergeants Association Division 4

Former Air Force Enlisted Personnel - Vet Association & Legislative Advocacy

Air Warrior Courage Foundation

Formed by military aviators to care for our own, focusing on active duty, guard, reserve, retired military/families & ROTC cadets needing financial assistance.

877-921-2923
American Ex-Prisoners of War

Veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families

817-649-2979
American GI Forum of Texas - Houston

Housing/homeless asst. employment asst for Veterans (all discharges but dishonorable), Suits for interviews.

713-666-4796

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

Willacy County Veteran Resource Guide