MVPN - Capital Area

The Military Veteran Peer Networks' mission is to establish camaraderie and trust with each other, identifying and vetting community resources and, collectively, contributing to the communities where we live. The network connects veterans and their families to local, state, and national resources through an active group of veteran peers. As a member, you can meet other vets, get help and support, and find resources.

If you have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces or are a family member, then this group is for you! 

Regional Resources

Emergency Funds

Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans Center Point logo

Services for women veterans and their families, helps with housing, jobs and transportation.

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.

Round Rock Area Serving Center

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

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

Green Doors

Homelessness help, special program for vets- homelessness and emergency funds.

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.

Goodwill - Operation GoodJobs

Job training and placement for veterans and their families, emergency funds up to $500. Must complete intake process.

Foundation for the Homeless

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

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

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

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.

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.

Caritas of Austin

Homeless veteran help with rehousing, jobs, & food.

American Red Cross of Central Texas

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

Food

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.

Round Rock Area Serving Center

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

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

Meals on Wheels and More

Food delivery for the home bound. House repairs for low income individuals, pet food too.

Life Bridge Job Corps Twin Lakes (River City Hope Street)

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

Honor Veterans Now

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

Greater Austin Council of the Navy League

Veteran Association that supports Navy ROTC and JROTC, supports Sea Services

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.

Capital Area Food Bank

Austin Area Food Bank.

Furniture & Home Repair

Round Rock Area Serving Center

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

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

Angel House Soup Kitchen

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

Job & Business

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.

Texas Military Officer's Association

Association for Veteran Officers that are Entrepreneurs

Score Austin

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

Goodwill - Operation GoodJobs

Job training and placement for veterans and their families, emergency funds up to $500. Must complete intake process.

BIGAUSTIN

BiGAUSTIN is Central Texas’ single-source solution for entrepreneurial education, tailored business counseling and flexible loans.

Transportation

Veteran Transportation via United Way & Lyft

United Way is partnering with Lyft to provide limited free rides to people with specific non-emergency healthcare transportation, employment and veterans’ needs. To see if you are eligible, call 2-1-1, press option 1, and let them know you are a veteran.

Round Rock Area Serving Center

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

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.

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.

Drive a Senior

Volunteer transportation for seniors in Austin area & Elgin.

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.

Social Opportunities

The Mission Continues

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

RWB - Team Red, White, and Blue - Austin

Meet local veterans in your area, and exercise with them

MVPN - Capital Area

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

Heroes Night Out

Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed

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

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

Mental Health

Waterloo Counseling Center

Counseling for LGBTQIA in the Austin Area.?

Warriors Research Institute

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

VA - Women's Trauma Recovery Center in Temple

7 week inpatient recovery program for MST

VA - Waco VA Medical Center

VA Healthcare center Waco

VA - Vet Centers

Free confidential counseling for veterans and their families

VA - Vet Center - Austin

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

VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

V.E.T.S. [Veterans Equine Training Services]

Equine therapy for Veterans 

Transitions: Horses and Heroes

Equine-assisted therapy for veterans

The Joyful Horse Project - Veterans Equine Therapy Services (VETS)

Equine Therapy for Veterans

Texas Center Point Veterans Services

Homelessness, counseling, job training, and financial help. Also specialize in MST and women veterans.

Stability and Self-sufficiency for Women Veterans Center Point logo

Services for women veterans and their families, helps with housing, jobs and transportation.

Samaritan Center: HOPE for HEROES

Reduced-rate counseling for veterans and their families.

Samaritan Center

Counseling and peer mentoring for military, veterans and their families.

Safe Place Austin

Domestic & Sexual violence shelter in Austin

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.

Operation Honor Our Heroes

Raises awareness of the losses suffered overseas.

Northwest Counseling & Wellness Center

Healthcare for drug and alcohol treatment, anxiety and depression treatment.

MVPN - Capital Area

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

Minis and Friends

Equine therapy with miniature horses for vets

Integral Care

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

Heroes on the Water

Therapeutic water programs for injured military and veterans.

Flying S Ranch – Horses for Heroes Flying S Ranch logo

8 week horsemanship class, mental health counselor available to group, but emphasis is on group horsemanship class. Free for Veterans.

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

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

Easter Seals - Central Texas, Inc.

Central Texas disability services

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.

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.

Code VI Veteran Integration Code VI Veteran Integration logo

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

Capital Area Counseling

Low-cost, no session limit therapy for all members of the pubilc

Austin Veterans and Family Advocacy Council

Advocate for veterans with mental health diagnosis to the public. Information and resources.

Austin Dog Alliance / Hounds For Heroes

Mobility and PTSD service dogs for Texas veterans. No fees for the dog.

Austin Clubhouse Austin Club house logo

'Club house' to support living with mental illness, back to school/work programs & support groups.

American Red Cross of Central Texas

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

AGE of Central Texas Adult Day Care, Caregiver support groups & Classes, Senior Education Classes- for seniors, no military requirement.