MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Who We Are:

The Veterans One Stop is a 501(c)(3) serving active-duty, veterans, and their families alongside our local, state, and national partners.
The mission at the Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop is to provide veterans and their families a facility where a variety of fundamental services can be accessed at one location.

Free Training

We offer basic training for peers in order to establish a basic understanding of the MVPN network. Additional training is offered to peers throughout the year. (See Calendar Below)

Connection & Camaraderie

Our staff, volunteers, and partner organizations are here to make sure you get connected to the resources you need.  We also have community events throughout the year to promote camaraderie, awareness, and fun. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Peer Groups

Our groups meet in a safe, comfortable space with peers who have similar experiences and struggles. These groups are led by trained group facilitators who are advanced enough their own recovery journey to help you navigate your recovery with coping skills and confidence.


Services

  • Counseling Services
  • Employment Resources
  • Claims Assistance
  • Career Developement
  • Peer-to-Peer Support
  • Legal Aid
  • Homeless Services
  • Transition Coaching
  • Education Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Community Kitchen
  • Crisis Services
  • Rural Services
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Community/Volunteer Programs

Counseling

The aim of the Counseling program at the Veterans One Stop is to treat the complex issues related to a veteran’s past service. Issues such as PTS, Moral Injury, Depression, Anxiety, and Military Sexual Trauma are addressed by licensed professional counselors utilizing evidence based treatments.  In addition to professional counseling services, the Veterans One Stop also recognizes the importance of utilizing Peer to Peer support as a fundamental element in the healing process.  These services are provided to the veteran as well as their dependents.  It has been proven that to effectively treat the veteran one must also address the needs and issues of the family unit.

"The Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop
provided 19,196 counseling and peer support services during the 2017 fiscal year
to veterans & their families. "

Employment Resources

The Heart of Texas Veteran One Stop recognizes the importance of addressing the employment and vocational needs of our veterans. We are proud to collaborate with 
the Texas Veterans Commission to provide in-house services and a full time Employment Specialist. These services include resume assistance, job matching, referral services, employer outreach, job search workshops, vocational guidance, labor market information, and additional training opportunities. We collaborate with community and state partners such as the Heart of Texas Work Force Solutions and TexVet to make sure we provide the most up to date information available.

VA Claims 

The Heart of Texas Veterans Services Officers serve as advocates for McLennan County veterans and their dependents. The VSO’s provide assistance to veterans and their dependents regarding compensation, pension, medical, educational, insurance, legal concerns and death benefits. They also assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits. We are proud to also have a member of the team that can assist veterans and family members that live outside of McLennan County. Services are rendered at the One Stop as well as the veteran’s home,  medical center, courts, and in the community.  

Legal

The Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop is proud to partner with Baylor Law School through the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic. Since its inception, the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic has provided free legal advice to hundreds of local veterans. At monthly clinics, located at the Veterans One Stop, Baylor Law students assist local attorneys in providing legal assistance to military veterans.

The Veterans One Stop is a 501(c)(3) serving active duty, veterans, and their families since 2012. The mission is to provide veterans and their families a facility where fundamental services can be accessed in one location.

The Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop recognizes that one entity cannot accomplish the mission alone. 
We are proud to collaborate with our community partners who each bring a level of expertise to the table. 
The following are a list of those who have joined us in the fight.

Military Veteran Peer Network 
Texas Veteran Commission  
Military Order of the Purple Heart
American Legion and Auxiliary
Guardian for Heroes 
Family Endeavors  
Vietnam Veterans of America 
Blue Star Mothers  
Baylor Veteran Law Clinic  
Department of Veteran Affairs
Beast Mode for the Brave 
US Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
Heroes on the Water 
Waco Harley Davidson 
Rebath 
United Way 211 
Heart of Texas Electric Coop 
Special Forces Association 
TSTC Student Veterans 
Children's Mission Network
Stylecraft Homes
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

HOT Workforce Solutions
Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center
Heart of Texas Region MHMR
Texas Veteran Service Officers
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary American Legion Riders
Economic Opportunity Advancement Corp.
Lone Star Legal Aid
Marine Corp League
Organization of Hispanic Veterans
TexVet
VISN 17 Center of Excellence on Research on Returning War Veterans
Baylor Student Vets
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Veterans Benefits Administration
Lowes
Border Magic
Boulder Designs
Paul’s Kitchen Angels 
Military Officers Association of America
Ridgewood Ladies Golf Association
MCC Student Veteran Association
 

 

VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
Discharges Allowed: 

Regional Resources

Emergency Funds

Salvation Army - Waco

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

MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

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.

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.

Food

Tarrant Area Food Bank

Tarrant county area food bank, helps apply for other services, ref to closer food pantries if needed. 

Salvation Army - Waco

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

Operation Phantom Support

Food pantry, free birthday cakes for active/vet kids, backpack + school supplies, Christmas toys, resale shop, car repairs, community hydroponic garden in progress.

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

MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

Mexia Peer Support Center

'One Stop' drop-in for peer support, job, and homelessness help.

Honor Veterans Now

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

Capital Area Food Bank

Austin Area Food Bank.

Furniture & Home Repair

Salvation Army - Waco

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

Transportation

Salvation Army - Waco

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

Operation Phantom Support

Food pantry, free birthday cakes for active/vet kids, backpack + school supplies, Christmas toys, resale shop, car repairs, community hydroponic garden in progress.

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.

Compassion Ministries

Transitional housing for families and single women.

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

Wreath Riders - Wreaths for Vets

Veteran volunteer group. Places wreaths at Central Texas Veterans Cemetary. Hosts Motorcycle Rides: http://www.wreathsforvets.org/home/schedule-of-events/

Star Group - Veterans Helping Veterans

Volunteer! Meet fellow veterans and help those in need in your community

MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

Marine Corps League 975

Meet and serve with fellow Marines in the Waco area

Heroes Night Out Logo of heroes night out

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

Mental Health

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 - VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans

Serves Veterans, Vet Families, Surviving Spouses, Active Military, Military Families Provides Mental Health Care

VA - Department of Veterans Affairs - Waco Regional Benefit Office

Provides free assistance in applying for VA benefits.

VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

Central Texas VA system

Survivor Outreach Services

Services for surviving spouses and family

STARRY Counseling - Stephenville

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

Spiritual Fitness Center

Fort Hood Chaplain

MVPN - Killeen

Training to become a peer for military veterans. Some financial assistance available.

MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Waco One-Stop- peer counseling, homeless services, job services, and so much more!

Mexia Peer Support Center

'One Stop' drop-in for peer support, job, and homelessness help.

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.

Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center

Free Peer mentoring, Information and assistance navigation, SSI + RSDI applications.

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

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

Compassion Ministries

Transitional housing for families and single women.

Belton Area Military Spouses Support (BAMSS)

Support for Military and Veteran Spouses.