MVPN - Bexar County

Veterans

With a commitment to serve those who have served our country, The Center for Health Care Services offers three programs to assist veterans:

  • The Military Veteran Peer Network Project
  • Texas Veteran Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Project (TVDJTR)
  • Veterans’ Treatment Court

The Military Veteran Peer Network Project

No one understands a veteran’s needs and challenges better than another veteran. The Center works with Battle Buddies, volunteer veterans who pair with other vets to help them “quell the chaos and engage in meaningful, significant and supportive relationships.” Battle Buddies and The Center’s own veteran advisors can help you emerge and regain an independent, productive life.

Texas Veteran Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Project (TVDJTR)

A military veteran combating mental health issues does not need to go to jail – they need to get help. The Center has been a national leader in jail diversion programs for more than a decade. We participate in the Texas Veteran Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Project (TVJDTR), funded by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration). The Center participates in CIT – Crisis Intervention Training – to help law enforcement officers learn best practices for handling veterans and others who need treatment. Often, they can transport a veteran exhibiting signs of mental illness to a crisis center, or connect them with The Center’s veterans’ services counselors.

Veterans’ Treatment Court

The Veteran Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Project collaborates with Bexar County Court 6 to reduce judicial conflicts that might lead to incarceration. When trauma therapy and treatment can serve the veteran better than a jail sentence, a deferred sentence is often administrated.

Regional Resources

Emergency Funds

The Agape Ministry, Inc

Faith Based Organization- Emergency Food and Clothing, Homeless Services. No rent or utility assistance.

SAMMinistries

Homeless services in San Antonio, TX

Salvation Army - San Antonio

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

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

Family Assistance Center - San Antonio

Rent & Utility Payment. Income Tax Prep. Financial Counseling, Job referrals

Endeavors, Inc. - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Housing, case management, and homeless services for veterans across Texas.

Christian Assistance Ministries

Faith Based Organization, provides bus passes, food, utility and prescription assistance.

Catholic Charities - San Antonio

Emergency Funds. Also homeless veteran women & families services, also individual homeless veteran services. Food pantry.

Bexar County Assistance Program

Emergency Rent and utility payments for Bexar County residents.

Food

The Agape Ministry, Inc

Faith Based Organization- Emergency Food and Clothing, Homeless Services. No rent or utility assistance.

San Antonio Food Bank

Largest Food Bank in San Antonio, also help applying for social services

Salvation Army - San Antonio

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

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

Honor Veterans Now

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

Christian Assistance Ministries

Faith Based Organization, provides bus passes, food, utility and prescription assistance.

Catholic Charities - San Antonio

Emergency Funds. Also homeless veteran women & families services, also individual homeless veteran services. Food pantry.

Furniture & Home Repair

Salvation Army - San Antonio

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

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

Job & Business

Professional Women's Veterans Coalition

Job search & resume help for women veterans also a professional association of women veterans

Transportation

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

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.

Christian Assistance Ministries

Faith Based Organization, provides bus passes, food, utility and prescription assistance.

Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets

For honorably discharged veterans & their families across 13 counties surrounding San Antonio. Provides rides to medical appointments, grocery & pharmacy trips, and trips to social and religious events. 

Social Opportunities

Women Veterans of San Antonio

Social Group for San Antonio Women Veterans- Very Active

The Mission Continues

OEF/OIF Veterans awarded fellowships help rebuild their communities. In Houston, Dallas, Austin & San Antonio.

RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - San Antonio

Meet local veterans in your area, and exercise with them

National Amputee Boxing Association

Boxing for amputees, currently in San Antonio

Heroes Sports

Recreational sports league for Veterans & their families in San Antonio, Texas.

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Social veteran's association around riding motorcycles. Holds a motorcycle related charity event every year.

Mental Health

Wounded Warrior Project

Mental health and VA claims assistance for veterans

VA - Vet Centers

Free confidential counseling for veterans and their families

VA - Vet Center - San Antonio NW

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

VA - Vet Center - San Antonio NE

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

VA - Frank M. Tejeda VA Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient clinic in San Antonio

VA - Balcones Heights Outpatient Clinic

VA outpatient clinic in Balcones Heights

Train a Dog - Save a Warrior

Helps veterans train shelter dogs as service dogs, family dogs may also be used if they are eligible

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

Counseling for veteran families and individuals not eligible for counseling through the VA.

Service Dog Express

Trains your dog or helps ?you adopt a dog to become a service dog, cost $600-1,000+ over life of 2yr program

MVPN - Bexar County

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

Marriage Management, Inc.

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

Heroes on the Water

Therapeutic water programs for injured military and veterans.

Grace After Fire - Table Talk: Color Me Camo

Free peer support groups for female veterans in Houston, DFW, and San Antonio.

Endeavors, Inc. - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Housing, case management, and homeless services for veterans across Texas.

Ecumenical Center

Provides free mental health to veterans and their families through the TV+FA Grant.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

In-Patient care for TBI

CORE Health Care

For-profit brain trauma in-patient & out-patient care, support groups.

Clarity Child Guidance Center Clarity child logo

Provides crisis stabilization, psychiatric evaluations, and ongoing therapy for children 3-17.

Center for the Intrepid

Active duty- occupational/physical therapy & physical rehab after burns and lost limbs.

Center for Health Care Services

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

Catholic Charities - San Antonio

Emergency Funds. Also homeless veteran women & families services, also individual homeless veteran services. Food pantry.