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VETERANS

RESOURCE

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”

GUIDE

― Abraham Lincoln

in partnership with

North Texas Veteran’s Resource Guide | 3rd Edition

www.veteranscoalition.org

ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES Serving all of North Texas


IN A CRISIS, CALL BEFORE YOU ACT Trained mental health counselors are available to talk with you around the clock. VA Crisis Hotline ..................................1-800-273-8255, Press 1 Andrews Center Crisis Hotline: ..........................1-877-934-2131 Community Healthcore Crisis Hotline ................1-800-832-1009 Denton County MHMR Coalition Hotline: ..........1-800-762-0157 Heart of Texas MHMR Crisis Hotline: ................1-866-752-3451 Helen Farabee Centers Coalition Hotline: ...............................................1-800-621-8504 Lakes Regional MHMR Crisis Hotline: ...............1-877-466-0660 LifePath Systems Crisis Hotline .........................1-877-422-5939 North Texas Behavioral Health Authority Crisis Hotline: .....................................................1-866-260-8000 Pecan Valley MHMR Crisis Hotline: ...................1-800-772-5987 Tarrant County MHMR I Care Hotline ................1-800-866-2465 Texoma Community Center Coalition Hotline: ...............................................1-877-277-2226

For Immediate Help Dial:

911

The publication of this Resource Guide was made possible, in part, through a Texas Veterans Commission program called the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA). TV+FA was created as a result of Senate Bill 55 to improve the quality of life of Texas Veterans and their families by supporting local Texas communities across the state to expand the availability of, increase access to, and enhance delivery of mental health treatment and services. Grant awards are made to existing or developing community collaboratives to fund delivery and coordination of mental health and supportive services. In recognition of the goals of the TV+FA program, the Counseling, Mental Health and Peer Support Services section is bordered in black to make it easy to locate even when the guide is closed.

Texas Veterans Website Listings: Texas Wide Open For Veterans www.texaswideopenforveterans.com TexVet www.texvet.com Texas Veterans Portal veterans.portal.texas.gov VA North Texas Health Care System www.northtexas.va.gov VA Veterans Benefits www.benefits.va.gov


NOTE: This Directory is intended to provide awareness of services available to Veterans and their families in North Texas. While many of the listings are for services specific to Veterans, some agencies do provide services to the general public as well. This directory is informational only. The inclusion of an agency or resource does not imply endorsement by Vetco of the agency or its services.

Table of Contents Housing, Financial Assistance and Emergency Shelter ���� 2 Counseling, Mental Health and Peer Support Services �� 16 Women Veterans and Family Services ���������������������������� 31 Legal Assistance ������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Medical, Disability, Adaptive Training and Rehabilitation  41 Veteran Service and Social Organizations ���������������������� 46 Transportation������������������������������������������������������������������ 69 Employment, Job Training and Business Development �� 74 Education ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 79 County Veteran Services Offices�������������������������������������� 93 Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County VETCO works to improve the quality of life of service members, veterans, and their families. It facilitates access to education, employment, and life needs. It improves communication & collaboration among veteran service organizations, community resources and state and national resources. For any correspondence please email Vetco at: info@veteranscoalition.org www.veteranscoalition.org

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Housing, Financial Assistance and Emergency Shelter American Red Cross American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces provides emergency financial assistance or shelter for veterans and active duty service members through partnerships with military aid societies. Services: Advocacy, Emergency Housing, Family Support, Financial Assistance/ Education www.redcross.org/tx/dallas-fort-worthbig Corsicana 1301 Hospital Dr, Ste. G102, Corsicana, TX 75110; (903) 874-4551 Dallas 4800 Harry Hines, Dallas, TX 75235; (214) 678-4800 Denison 2527 Hwy 691, Denison, TX 75020; (903) 465-1330 Fort Worth 1515 S Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111; (817) 335-9137 Greenville 2500 Lee St, Greenville, TX 75401; (903) 455-7932 Johnson County 915 N. Nolen River Rd, Cleburne, TX 76033; (817) 558-1012 Longview 501 Pine Tree Rd, Longview, TX 75604; (903) 753-2091 Paris 2673 N. Main St, Paris, TX 75460; (903) 737-4390 Parker County 1504 Mineral Wells Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 341-4516 Services to Armed Forces (877) 272-7337 Tyler 320 E. Rieck Rd, Tyler, TX 75703; (903) 581-7981 2


Texoma 1450 Redbud Blvd, McKinney, TX 75069; (972) 562-0601 Wichita Falls 1809 5th St, Wichita Falls, TX 76310; (940) 322-8686 Austin Street Center Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless. Services: Emergency Food, Emergency Housing, Family Support, Financial Assistance/Education, Homelessness, Transitional Housing 2929 Hickory St, Dallas, TX 75226; (214) 428-4242 www.austinstreet.org Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Fort Worth provides rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services for Veterans and their families through case management, financial assistance, assistance obtaining and coordinating VA and other benefits, and employment case management. The agency also offers counseling services to Veterans and family members including individual, couple, and family counseling. Services: Advocacy, Case Management, Financial Assistance, Education, Permanent Housing, Transitional Housing, Transportation Dallas 1421 W. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75247; (214) 520-6595 www.ccdallas.org Fort Worth 249 W. Thornhill Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76115; (817) 413-3921 www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org

Center for Transforming Lives (Formerly YWCA) The Center for Transforming Lives moves women, children and families from poverty to independence through housing stability, affordable high-quality child care and financial empowerment coaching. The CTL provides housing services including emergency homeless shelter and community-based housing for more than 400 women and families experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness. Services: Emergency Housing, Family Support, Financial Assistance, Education, Homelessness, Transitional Housing 512 W. 4th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 332-6191 www.transforminglives.org 3


City of Tyler Veteran and Community Roundtable The Mayor’s Veterans Roundtable was established to develop and implement a Community Blueprint for supporting and enhancing Veterans services in Tyler. The focus of the Roundtable is on employment, education, housing, medical care and mental health. Services: Advocacy PO Box 2039, Tyler, TX, 75710; (903) 531-1250 www.cityoftyler.org/Government/MayorandCouncil/Mayor/ MayorsVeteransRoundtable.aspx Dallas Life Dallas LIFE is a place where homeless men, women and children can receive help and hope during their time of need. Dallas LIFE is a path to recovery and self-sufficient living. Dallas LIFE is a promise that there is a way to begin again. Services: Emergency Food, Emergency Housing, Family Support, Financial Assistance/Education, Homelessness, Transitional Housing 1100 Cadiz St, Dallas, TX 75215; (214) 421-1380 www.dallaslife.org Family Endeavors Homelessness prevention services for veterans. Offers outreach, case management, help in obtaining veterans benefits as well as assistance in obtaining and coordinating other public benefits. Services: Case Management, Emergency Housing, Homelessness 535 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228; (210) 431-6466 www.familyendeavors.org/programs/veteran-services Dallas 6060 North Central Expwy, Ste. 642, Dallas, TX 75206; (214) 932-6276 Fort Worth 5601 Bridge St, Ste. 275, Fort Worth, TX 76112; (817) 537-5370 www.familyendeavors.org/programs/veteran-services Waco 7111 Bosque Blvd, Ste. 101, Waco, TX 76710; (254) 218-4455 www.familyendeavors.org 4


Frisco Family Services Frisco Family Services exists to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. Services: Emergency Food, Emergency Housing, Financial Assistance 8780 Third St, Frisco, TX 75034; (972) 712-7833 FFS Food Pantry: 9085 Dogwood St, Frisco, TX 75033; (972) 335-9495 www.friscofamilyservices.org Fort Worth Housing Authority A rent subsidy program to assist homeless disabled persons. It provides rental assistance for units in Fort Worth. Partner agencies provide individual case management and coordinate services to maintain independent living. Services: Case Management, Financial assistance, Homelessness 1201 E 13th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 333-3400 www.ftwha.org Homeless Veterans Outreach Services, Department of Veterans Affairs The outreach program provides a full range of social and medical services, on-site or through the Fort Worth Vet Center, Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic or the Dallas VA Medical Center. Services include referrals to local shelters, transitional housing through the VA Grant and Per Diem Program, permanent housing through the Fort Worth Housing Authority Shelter + Care Program and case management. Services: Emergency Housing, Homelessness, Veterans Affairs 1518 E. Lancaster, Ste. A, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 255-7150 Housing Crisis Center The mission of the Housing Crisis Center is to prevent homelessness and to stabilize those at risk in decent, affordable, and permanent housing, and to empower them to solve their own housing problems in the future. Services: Emergency Housing, Homelessness, Permanent Housing 4210 Junius St, Dallas, 75246; (214) 828-4244 www.hccdallas.org 5


Liberty House Transitional housing for homeless veterans with PTSD or substance abuse issues. Focus is on recovery, employment and reintegration. Services: Addictive Services, Case Management, Counseling, Homelessness, Transitional Housing, Peer Support 2050 1518 E. Lancaster, Ste. B Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 569-4650 www.facebook.com/LibertyHouseFW Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels focuses on caring for individuals whose diminished mobility makes it hard to shop for food, prepare meals or socialize with others. Generally programs serve adults 60 and over, although age requirements can vary by program and areas served. Services: Advocacy, Case Management, Emergency Food 1550 Crystal Dr, Ste 1004, Arlington, Virginia 22202; (888) 998-6325 www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org Community Services Inc 401 E. 6th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110; (903) 872-2401 www.csicorsicana.org Meals & Wheels Waco 501 W. Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76707; (254) 752-0316 www.mowwaco.org Meals on Wheels Collin County 600 N. Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069; (972) 562-6996 www.mowcc.com Meals on Wheels of Erath County 310 W. Lingleville Rd, ​Stephenville, TX 76401; (254) 965-3510 www.erathmow.org Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties 106 E. Kilpatrick St, Cleburne, TX 76031; (817) 558-2840 www.mowjec.org Meals on Wheels of Texhoma 4114 Airport Dr, Denison, TX 75020; (214) 932-6276 www.mowot.org 6


Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall 950 Williams St, Bld C, Ste. 200, Rockwall, TX 75087; (972) 771-9514 www.rockwallmealsonwheels.org Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County 5740 Airport Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76117; (817) 336-0912 www.mealsonwheels.org MOWAT - Meals on Wheels Association of Texas 5740 Airport Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76117; (512) 547-7141 www.helpimhomeless.com/family-endeavors-dallas-office Parker County Committee on Aging Meals on Wheels 1225 Holland Lake Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 596-4640 www.parkercountyseniorcenter.com/services/meals-on-wheels.html Senior Connect (Kaufman and Navarro Counties) PO Box 836, 200 S. Virginia, Terrell, TX 75160; (972) 563-1421 www.nohungrysenior.org Somervell County Committee on Aging 209 S.W. Barnard St, Glen Rose, TX 76043; (254) 897-2139 www.glenrosesccoa.com The Kitchen (Texoma Meals on Wheels) 1000 Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301; (940) 322-6232 www.thekitchenwf.org VNATexas (Dallas County) 1600 Viceroy Dr, Ste. 400, Dallas, TX 75235; (800) CALL-VNA www.vnatexas.org/i-need-help/meals-on-wheels Metroplex Military Charitable Trust Since 1990, MMCT has been an avid supporter and creator of numerous military charities in the region. Noteworthy are the creation of the Metroplex Veterans Legal Services Legal clinics; the underwriting of expenses for the local Toys for Tots campaigns, the extensive support of local high school Junior ROTC programs as well as the purchase of vans for the Veterans Resource Center to transport veterans to and from the local VA hospital. Services: Advocacy, Legal, Tranportation 3510 Rankin St, Dallas, TX 75205; (214) 927-6897 www.metroplexmarines.org 7


Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society To provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other need-based assistance to active-duty and retired Sailors and Marines, their eligible family members, and survivors. Services: Financial Assistance, Family Support NAS Ft. Worth JRB, 1515 Chennault Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76127; (817) 782-6000 www.nmcrs.org Mission Arlington Financial assistance to help families with rent, utility payments, gasoline, and prescription costs. Provides clothing, furniture, appliances and other household items to those in need. Services: Case Management, Family Support, Financial Assistance 210 W. South St, Arlington, TX 76010; (817) 277-6620 www.missionarlington.org Mission Granbury Provides resources to individuals and families to help them achieve long-term stability. Services: Case Management, Family Support, Financial Assistance 3611 Plaza E. Ct, Granbury, TX 76049; (817) 579-6866 www.missiongranbury.org Operation Finally Home Provides custom-built, mortgage free homes to veterans and the widows of the fallen. Services: Permanent housing 1659 State Highway 46 West, Ste. 115-606 New Braunfels, TX 78132; (830) 632-6702 www.operationfinallyhome.org Operation Freedom Continues The goal of Operation Freedom Continues is to help alleviate the problem of homelessness among our veterans and their families by assisting with transitional and permanent housing. A more specific goal of the organization is to allow veterans to continue to live in their homes with dignity and respect and to help them with issues regarding; health, safety, and mobility. Services: Permanent housing, Transitional Housing 4900 S. Lancaster Rd, Rm. 111, Dallas, TX 75216; (940) 595-3949 www.homerepairforvets@gmail.com 8


Operation Homefront Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families. Services: Addiction, Mental Health, Substance Abuse 2904 Floyd St, Ste C, Dallas, TX 75204; (214) 396-6755 www.operationhomefront.org Operation Once in a Lifetime Provides free financial and morale support to service members, their families and veterans regardless of rank, deployment, physical condition or branch of service. Services: Financial Assistance, Family Support 221 W. Parker Rd, Ste. 560, Plano, TX 75024; (214) 263-9880 www.operationonceinalifetime.com Operation Reveille Operation Reveille events aim to provide Veterans with the housing and wraparound services they need to successfully exit homelessness—in just one day. Operation Reveille events bring together government agencies, faith-based organizations, housing providers, nonprofit agencies, and local businesses to connect homeless Veterans with permanent supportive housing; intensive case management; benefits eligibility screening; and employment, legal assistance, and mental health services. Services: Case Managment, Homelessness, Permanent Housing, Veterans Affairs Dail: 1-877-4AID-VET; 1-877-424-3838 www.va.gov/HOMELESS/index.asp Patriot House Transitional housing and case management for veterans. Works to minimize barriers to self-sufficiency by securing and retaining employment to obtain permanent housing. Services: Addiction Services, Case Management, Counseling, Homelessness, Peer Services, Transitional Housing 2400 Cypress St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 632-7400 www.journeyhome.org 9


Presbyterian Night Shelter Shelter for homeless veterans and a partnership with the VA to assist in securing and retaining employment and independent housing. Services: Addiction Services, Case Management, Counseling, Homelessness, Peer Services, Transitional Housing, Spiritual 2400 Cypress St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 632-7400 www.journeyhome.org Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas Homes4Heroes rebuilds or modifies existing homes to meet the needs of a veteran and their family. Services: Permanent Housing 2452 Lacy Ln, Ste. 116, Carrollton, TX 75006; (972) 245-6900 www.rebuildingdallas.org Reserve Aid One-time financial assistance for rent or mortgage, utilities, car insurance, or other needs for reservists and National Guard members deployed or returned from deployment in the past two years. Services: Financial Assistance 2515 McKinney Ave, 11th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201; (972) 934-4731 www.reserveaid.org Salvation Army The Salvation Army Veterans Enrichment program provides permanent housing, case management and support services for chronically homeless, disabled veterans. It stabilizes housing and increases income through job training and placement. Services: Case Management, Counseling, Emergency Housing, Homelessness, Job Skills Training, Spiritual Corsicana 212 E. 1st Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110; (903) 874-1962 www.salvationarmytexas.org/corsicana Dallas 5302 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235; (214) 424-7000 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/services/221 DFW Metroplex Command 8787 N. Stemmons Fwy, Ste. 800, Dallas, TX 75247; (817) 344-1800 www.salvationarmydfw.org 10


Arlington 712 W. Abram St, Arlington, TX 76013; (817) 860-1836 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/arlington Denton 1508 East McKinney St, Denton, TX 76209; (940) 566-3800 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/denton Fort Worth 1855 E. Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76103; (817) 344-1800 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/fort_worth/mabee_center Garland 451 West Avenue D, Garland, TX 75040; (972) 272-4531 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/garland Irving 250 E. Grauwyler Rd, Irving, TX 75061; (972) 438-6553 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/irving Lewisville 206 W. Main St, Lewsiville, TX 75057; (972) 353-9400 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/lewisville McKinney 600 Wilson Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75069; (972) 542-6694 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/mckinney Paris 350 W. Kaufman, Paris, TX 75460; (903) 784-7548 www.salvationarmytexas.org/paris Plano 3528 E. 14th St, Plano, TX 75704; (972) 509-5319 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/locations/plano Sherman 5700 Texoma Pkwy; (903) 868-9602 www.salvationarmytexas.org/sherman Tyler 633 N. Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75702; (903) 592-4361 www.salvationarmytexas.org/tyler 11


Waco 4721 W. Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710; (254) 756-7271 www.salvationarmytexas.org/waco Waxahachie 620 Farley St, Waxahachie, TX 75165; (972) 937-7727 www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/services/221 Wichita Falls 2900 Seymour Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76307; (940) 322-9822 www.salvationarmytexas.org/wichitafalls Tarrant County Department of Human Services Rent, mortgage or utilities financial assistance for veteran families. Services: Financial Assistance 1200 Circle Dr, Ste. 200., Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 333-3400 www.tarrantcounty.com/en/human-services.html Tarrant County Housing Partnership Inc. Affordable remodeled North Texas homes with efficiency upgrades for income-eligible active or reserve military personnel and veterans at a 25% discount. A homeowner education course is required. Services: Financial Assistance 3204 Collinsworth St, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 531-5620 www.tchp.net Texas Veterans Land Board Provides long-term, low-interest loans to eligible Texas veterans to purchase a house or to make home improvements. Services: Advocacy, Benefits/Claims Texas General Land Office; (800)252-VETS (8387) www.glo.texas.gov/vlb The Bridge (Dallas) Provides necessary services to people experiencing homelessness. Together, we have made great strides by getting people the care they need. Thousands have received not only short-term services, but also transitioned to long-term income and/or housing. Services: Homelessness, Case Management, Emergency Housing, Job Skills Training 1818 Corsicana St, Dallas, TX 75201; (214) 670-1100 www.bridgenorthtexas.org 12


The Bridge Connection The Bridge Connection vision is to bring unity in the city through building partnerships with local businesses, schools, churches, government and other organizations to provide for those hurting and in need. This includes meeting not only daily physical needs but also building relationships with our families, via a food pantry, cafe, clothing closet, and Christmas outreach. Services: Emergency Food, Family Support 401A Birmingham, Wylie, TX 75098; (972) 455-5541 www.thebridgeconnection.org The Stewpot - Dallas The Stewpot provides casework assistance and enrichment programs to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, as well as Children & Youth and Family Stabilization programs to at-risk children and their families. Established by First Presbyterian Church. Services: Case Management, Emergency Food, Family Support 1835 Young St, Dallas TX 75201; (214) 746-2785 www.thestewpot.org Union Gospel Mission - Dallas Provide homeless people in Dallas hot food, safe shelter and a chance to reclaim their lives. Veterans who are “formerly homeless or in danger of becoming homeless� are sent to the Mission to live in a transitional living environment for up to two years. Services: Case Management, Emergency Food, Emergency Housing, Job Skills Training, Transitional Housing 3211 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75247; (214) 637-6117 ext.126 www.ugmdallas.org/programs/veterans Union Gospel Mission - Tarrant A united Christian organization and ministry dedicated to providing love, hope, respect and a new beginning for the homeless in Tarrant County. A Christian housing community for more than 400 individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. Those we serve call UGM-TC home for an average of 6 months to a year. Services: Addiction Services, Case Management, Counseling, Emergency Food, Emergency Housing, Family Support, Job Skills Training, Mental Health, Transitional Housing 1321 E. Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 339-2553 www.ugm-tc.org 13


United States Department of Agriculuture Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Programs finance apartment-style rental housing complexes for very-low-, low- and moderate-income individuals and families, the elderly and people with disabilities. Additionally, Rental assistance is available to very-low-income individuals to help them offset the cost of rent. Services: Financial Assistance, Family Support State of Texas Regional Offices: 101 S. Main St, Ste. 102, Temple, TX 76501 (254) 742-9700 www.Rdusda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/multi-family-housing-programs VA Homeless Veterans Stand Downs Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers. Services: Advocacy, Benefits, Emergency Food, Emergency Housing 4500 S. Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216 Comprehensive Homeless Center; (214) 857-3671 www.va.gov/HOMELESS/events.asp Veterans Land Board State Veterans Home VLB Texas State Veterans Homes are a benefit meant to provide exclusive, first-class, long-term care at an affordable price exclusively for Texas Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star Parents. The homes affordability comes from the establishing legislation which allows veteran residents to combine private, federal and/or Medicare or Medicaid to cover daily costs. Services: Benefits/Claims, Medical, Disability/Rehab, Family Support 1700 N. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701; 800-252-VETS (8387) www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/vethomes/index.html Clyde W. Cosper State Veteran Home 1300 Seven Oaks Rd, Bonham, TX 75418; (903) 640-8387 Watkins-Logan State Veteran Home 11466 Honor Ln, Tyler, TX 75708; (903) 617-6150 14


Veterans Resource Center Improves the lives of homeless and at-risk veterans and their families by assisting with transitional and permanent housing. Services: Homelessness, Financial Assistance, Emergency Housing, Emergency Food, Job Skills Training 4900 S. Lancaster, Dallas, TX 75216; (214) 372-8822 www.veteransresourcecenter.org Volunteers of America Helps veterans overcome the barriers that stand between them and a stable, secure life. Housing units provide case management services for veterans and families; many cities support outreach centers where veterans can receive treatment for PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and addictions. Ensure veterans connect to the benefits they are entitled to, and make use of the strong bonds forged between veterans by incorporating mentoring and peer-to-peer support. Services: Addiction services, Homelessness, Job Skills Training, Transitional Housing, Peer Support, Case Management, Counseling State Office 300 E. Midway Dr, Euless, TX 76039; (817) 529-7300 www.voatx.org Dallas County 5302 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235; (214) 424-7000 www.voatx.org/dfw Tarrant County 1500 N. Main St, Ste.150, Ft. Worth, TX 76164; (817) 529-7300 www.voatx.org/dfw

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Counseling, Mental Health and Peer Support Services Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are part of the No Wrong Door system, which is designed to streamline public access to long-term services care programs. ADRCs serve as a key point of access to person centered LTSS specialized information, referral and assistance and provide one-stop access to information for people who need help finding long-term care services for older adults and people with disabilities. Services: Case Management, Disability, Family Support hhs.texas.gov/services/aging/long-term-care/aging-disability-resource-center Dallas County AAA 1341 W. Mockingbird Ln, Ste. 1000, Dallas, TX 75247; (214) 871-5065 www.ccgd.org/seniors/daaa.html East Texas AAA 1501 Pentecost Rd, Kilgore, TX 75662.; (903) 218-6500 www.etcog.org/207/Aging.htm Heart of Texas AAA 1514 S. New Rd, Waco, TX 76711; (254) 292-1800 hotcog.org/health-and-human-services-programs/area-agency-on-aging North Central Texas AAA 616 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011; (800) 272-3921 www.nctcog.org/cs/aging North Texas AAA P O Box 5144, Wichita Falls, TX 76307; (940) 322-5281 www.nortexrpc.org/aaa/main.htm Tarrant County AAA 1500 N. Main, Ste. 200, Fort Worth, TX 76164; (817)258-8125 www.unitedwaytarrant.org/aaatc Texoma AAA 1117 Gallagher Dr, Sherman, TX 75090; (903) 813-3575 www.texoma.cog.tx.us/departments/aging-services

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Andrews Center Andrews Center was established to offer help and hope to those living with mental health and intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and challenges. We help patients determine and understand what their unique challenges are and then assist them in finding care. We provide these services to residents of Smith, Wood, Rains, Van Zandt and Henderson counties. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 2323 W. Front St, Tyler, TX 75702; (903) 597-1351 www.andrewscenter.com Catholic Charities The agency also offers counseling services to Veterans and family members including individual, couple, and family counseling. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, Rape Crisis 249 W. Thornhill Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76115; (817) 413-3921 www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org Dallas 1421 W. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75247; (214) 520-6595 www.ccdallas.org Fort Worth 249 W. Thornhill Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76115; (817) 413-3921 www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org Center for BrainHealth Works to accelerate recovery from the symptoms of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury and assists veterans in getting help and receiving treatment. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 2200 W. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75235; (972) 883-3317 www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu Center for Therapeutic Change A comprehensive approach to mental health, substance abuse and addiction treatment services. Services: Addiction Services, Case Management, Mental Health 605 E. Border St, Arlington, TX 76010; (817) 548-9990 www.ctcdfw.com 17


Combat Veterans Readjustment Team PTSD groups in the Military Veteran Peer Network serving Cook, Fannin, Grayson County. Meetings are conducted within MVPN framework. Veteran Advocates that work with veterans and their families. Services: Counseling, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI www.facebook.com/pg/Combat-Veterans-Readjustment-Team-261218160701054/ about/?ref=page_internal email: Jerry_Wrenn@yahoo.com Community Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) Treatment for mental health and substance abuse disorders. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 1502 E. Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth 76102; (817) 569-5360 www.mhmrtarrant.org/Services/Addiction Community Healthcore Serving as the mental health and intellectual disability governing authority for Bowie, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Red River, Rusk and Upshur counties. Providing programs and services in greater East Texas that help people lead lives free from addictions. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 107 Woodbine Pl, Longview, TX 75601; (903)758-2471 www.communityhealthcore.com Community Lifeline Center Assisting residents in Mckinney and North Collin County manage crises and navigate their way back to self-sufficiency. This assistance ranges from financial help—rent, utilities, food, medical or prescription assistance—to job search training, credit and budget counseling, and advocacy. CLC also promotes special projects throughout the year such as collecting and distributing holiday meals. Services: Advocacy, Financial Assistance, Family Support 1601 N. Waddill St, Ste. 102, McKinney TX 75069; (972) 542-0020 www.communitylifeline.org Equestrian Therapy Horseback therapy programs for veterans, and their families. These programs improve communication and trust, reduce anxiety, teach anger management, help self-confidence and reintegration into the community. They address post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and military sexual trauma (MST). Services: Adaptive Sports, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Mental Health, Therapy Animals 18


Bent Anchor Ranch Equestrian therapy program for veterans. Bent Anchor Ranch is part of the EAGALA Network of more than 4,500 Mental Health Professionals and Equine Specialists in 50 countries. EAGALA professionals are trained and credentialed. Services: Adaptive Sports, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Mental Health, Therapy Animals 1626 CR 3201, Jacksonville, TX 75766; (903) 520-5060 www.bentanchorranch.com/index.html Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship Hooves for Heroes Free equestrian therapy program for veterans, adult military and family members. It promotes communication at home, strengthens bonds and improves family trust issues. Services: Adaptive Sports, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Mental Health, Therapy Animals 811 Pemberton Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75217; (469) 237-8464 www.equeStorg Equine Connection Counseling Equestrian therapy program for veterans to reconnect with friends, family, and post-war life. Addresses concerns related to PTSD, anxiety, TBI, and depression. Services: Adaptive Sports, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Mental Health, Therapy Animals 4200 County Rd 806, Cleburne, TX 76031; (682) 334-3784 www.equineconnectioncounseling.com Paws for Reflection Ranch We proudly serve eligible United States military veterans and active duty at no cost. Services are confidential and include Equine Assisted Counseling, Therapeutic Horsemanship Groups,Therapeutic Horseback Riding, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Services are also available for the veteran spouse and dependents, including Play Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapies for the youngest members of the family. Services: Adaptive Sports, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Mental Health, Therapy Animals 5431 Montgomery Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065; (972) 775-8966 www.pawsforreflectionranch.org/military-veteran-programs.html 19


Surmounters of Texas, Inc. Equestrian therapy for veterans to assist with stress, anxiety, and reintegration. Family counseling is available. Services: Adaptive Sports, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Mental Health, Therapy Animals 9105 County Rd 1019, Burleson, TX 76028; (817) 297-9292 www.surmounters.com Victory Therapy Center Horses for Heroes Free equestrian program of therapeutic riding to improve the lives of military veterans and their families. The relationship clients form with horses is used to address challenges that arise for veterans who suffered trauma, helping them adjust physically and emotionally. Services: Adaptive Sports, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Mental Health, Therapy Animals 10600 Dunham Rd, Roanoke, TX 76262; (682) 831-1323 www.victorytherapy.org Freedom Care Warrior Project Freedom Care Warrior Project delivers direct support to physically and psychologically injured combat veterans through innovative, outdoor-based therapies and pioneering research. We strive to provide our participants with therapeutic programs which result in measurable and sustainable improvement. These programs are designed to re-enable and re-energize participants and provide the support and self-confidence necessary to maximize long-term recovery. Veterans and families from all armed forces and military eras are eligible. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social PO Box 957, Graham, TX 76450; (214) 718-4849 www.freedomcarewarriors.org GallantFew GallantFew’s mission is to prevent veteran isolation by connecting new veterans with hometown veteran mentors, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. Through generous support from the Metroport Rotary Club (Roanoke, Westlake, Trophy Club Texas) and a partnership with Summit Climbing Gym – Grapevine, GallantFew is able to offer indoor rock climbing to veterans at no cost. Services: Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social PO Box 1157, Roanoke, TX 76262; (817) 600-0514 www.gallantfew.org 20


Helen Farabee Clinic Helen Farabee Centers specialize in providing access to communitybased treatment and support services for persons with severe, persistent forms of mental illness, substance abuse and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are here to serve Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, King, Knox, Montague, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young Counties. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 1000 Brook, Wichita Falls, TX 76301; (940) 397-3100 www.helenfarabee.org Heroes 4 Healing Dedicated to the healing of our men and women in uniform, both current and former, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Military, and First Responders. Where do you go to debrief? Are you forced to “talk about it” with someone who has never walked in your shoes? Heroes for Healing is here to help provide resources for you. Know that you are not alone. Services: Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social 790 Windbell Cr, Mesquite TX 75149; (469) 232-7894 www.facebook.com/pg/heroes4healing/events/?ref=page_internal Lena Pope Lena Pope Counseling is dedicated to meeting the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of families in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Counseling services are provided by Therapists with Master’s Degrees to children, adolescents and families for various issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and disruptive behavior. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Counseling 3200 Sanguinet St, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 927-2500; www.lenapope.org Life Path Systems LifePath Systems provides critically needed assistance to the intellectually disabled, mental illness treatment and early childhood intervention for developmentally delayed infants and their families. The Collin County Commissioners Court established the center in response to recommendations from a blue ribbon task force on residents’ unmet needs for mental health and mental retardation care. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 1515 Heritage Dr, McKinney, TX 75069; (972) 562-0190 www.lifepathsystems.org 21


Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas provides high quality, nonpartisan and objective policy research and development to improve mental health services in Texas. Shares best practices, making resources available, accessing information, building protocol and then using that information to help those who need it moSt Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Mental Health 2800 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204; (214) 614-8225 www.texasstateofmind.org MedMark Treatment Centers Each MedMark clinic offers methadone maintenance treatment, drug addiction counseling, and other resources that can aid in your recovery. You’ll receive the care and support you need to navigate the challenges of overcoming addiction. Accepts Texas Medicaid, and pleased to offer Low Cost to No Cost Treatment services to individuals who qualify. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling 5201 McCart Ave, Ste. H, Fort Worth, TX 76115; (817) 207-8700 www.medmark.com Mental Health Connection Strengthening mental health through collaboration. Members collaborating to revolutionize the mental health service system in Tarrant County, by developing long-term changes in the system while addressing emerging needs. Services: Advocacy, Mental Health 3131 Sanguinet St, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 927-5200 www.mentalhealthconnection.org Mental Health America Plays a key role in the development of comprehensive resources for mental illness in Texas. Provides direct counseling services to firstresponders, veterans and their family members. Services: Case Management, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, Support Services State Office 1210 San Antonio St, Ste. 204, Austin, TX 78701; (512) 454-3706 www.mhatexas.org/military 22


Dallas County 624 N. Good Latimer Epwy, TX 75204; (214) 871-2420 www.mhadallas.org Tarrant County 3136 W. 4th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 335-5405 www.mhatc.org MetroCare Services Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County with an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. Metrocare also provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 1345 River Bend Dr, Ste. 200, Dallas, TX 75247; (214) 743-1200 www.metrocareservices.org MHMR of Texas Improves the lives of people with health care needs, such as substance use disorder, psychiatric disorders, and intellectual delays and disabilities. Using innovative approaches, MHMR partners with individuals and families, and collaborates with other community organizations to provide services and a hopeful future. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis Denton County MHMR 2519 Scripture, Denton, TX 76201; (940) 381-5000 www.dentonmhmr.org Heart of Texas Region MHMR 110 S 12th St, Waco, TX 76703; (254) 752-3451 www.hotrmhmr.org Lakes Regional MHMR 400 Airport Rd, Terrell, TX 75160; (972) 524-4159 www.lakesregional.org MHMR of Tarrant County 3840 Hulen Tower North, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 569-4300 www.mhmrtc.org 23


Military Veteran Peer Network Peer-to Peer Support through training, technical assistance, and certification to Local Mental Health Authority-based Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Peer Service Coordinators (PSCs) and their Peers to create a statewide network of military trauma-affected Veteran peer support. Services: Advocacy, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/ Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social PO Box 12277, Austin, TX 78711; (512) 463-6091 www.milvetpeer.net Collin County (972) 704-8281; cgullette@lifepathsystems.org Cooke-Fanin-Grayson (903) 267-0166; ppoolaw@texomacc.org Dallas (817) 239-2636; ahelpfulpeer@gmail.com Denton (817) 683-2870; vgws56@gmail.com East Texas (903) 810-0303; cjsan06@aol.com Fort Worth (817) 266-7507; lajohn.mcdonaldjr@mhmrtc.org Pecan Valley (817) 579-4489; rgreer@pecanvalley.org Tyler (903) 705-5752; kirwin@andrewscenter.com Waco (210) 725-7716; delisa.russell@hotrmhmr.org Wichita Falls (940) 397-3315; bonnere@helenfarabee.org 24


North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) NTBHA is the Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) contracted by Texas Human Services Commission (HHSC) to provide mental health and substance use disorder services to qualified indigent consumers in our six-county region of Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 9441 LBJ Fwy, Ste. 350, Dallas, TX 75243; (214) 366-9407 www.ntbha.org/index.aspx Operation Warrior Reconnect Op Warrior RECONnect is dedicated to rebuilding self esteem, confidence, financial freedom and family relationships in our wounded heroes by providing a one week program that includes mentoring, educational opportunities and tools for overcoming physical injury and post traumatic stress. Forums are conducted at our various locations across the country. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social Roever Foundation, PO Box 136130, Fort Worth, TX 76136; (817) 238-2000 www.roeverfoundation.org/projeCtphp?id=12&tab=1 Pecan Valley Centers Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell Counties Free and confidential counseling and mental health assistance for veterans, active duty service members and families. Peer-to-peer groups, counseling and other services connect people to the help they need. There are specific services for women. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis www.pecanvalley.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=60058 Administration 2101 W. Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048; (817) 579-4489 Erath County 906 Lingleville Hwy, Stephenville, TX 76401; (254) 968-4181 Hood/Somervell County 104 Pirate Dr, Granbury, TX 76048; (817) 573-2662 Johnson County 1601 N. Anglin St, Cleburne, TX 76031; (817) 558-1121 25


Parker County 1715 Santa Fe Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 599-7634 Palo Pinto County 214 SW 26th Ave, Ste. A, Mineral Wells, TX 76068; (940) 325-9541 Recovery Resource Council Mental Health Counseling for both male and female veterans and their family members including individual, couples, family and group therapy - free of charge. Therapy is available for both adults and children of veterans starting as young as 4 years old. Veteran referral resources are available upon requeSt Therapy issues include Anger Management, Addiction, Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Military Sexual Trauma, Rehabilitation and everyday functioning. Services: Addiction Services, Advocacy, Counseling, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Women Veterans 2700 Airport Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76111; (817) 332-6329 www.recoverycouncil.org Service Dog Training A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental illnesses (such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)), seizure disorder, mobility impairment, and diabetes. In the United States, the applicable law covering places of public accommodation is Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Services: Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, PTSD/TBI, Therapy Animal K9’s for Freedom and Independence We specialize in PTSD and /or TBI Service Dogs. Our focus is on those persons that have served our country as a US Military Member, Law Enforcement Officer, Fire Fighter, EMS Worker. We are located in the Dallas/Ft Worth area of Texas, we will do a background checks on all applicants, and we do not charge the recipient for a Service Dog. Services: Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, PTSD/TBI, Therapy Animal PO Box 136, Collinsville, TX 76233; (360) 471-1067 www.k9sforfreedom.org

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Patriot Paws The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities and PTS in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Services: Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, PTSD/TBI, Therapy Animal 254 Ranch Tr, Rockwall, TX 75032; (972) 772-3282 www.patriotpaws.org Stay the Course Stay The Course Veteran Services provides evidence-based therapies to individuals, couples, and families at little or no cost. The uniqueness of this program lies in the use of personalized, integrated therapies with the Veterans or First Responders AND their families in order to help them interconnect as a family unit. In addition to counseling services, clients are linked to other community resources. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/ Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 2501 Parkview Dr, Ste. 250, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (682) 990-6242 www.staythecourse.vet Steel Hope Our mission is to build, equip, and empower others to be people who will continually BE STEEL; Believe, Expand, Stand, Transform, Encourage, Enlighten, and Love around the world. Programs include Feeding the homeless, Warrior Peer Support groups, Life Coaching, and facilitated groups and one-on-one sessions for Veterans recovering from mental illness, substance abuse, and/or PTS while they are incarcerated. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 700 N.E. Loop 820, Ste. 212, Hurst, TX 76053; (817) 689-9339 www.steelhope.org

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Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare provides quality, accessible, and comprehensive mental health care to veterans and their families regardless of ability to pay. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 16160 Midway Rd, Ste. 218, Addison, TX 75001; (469) 680-3500 www.metrocareservices.org/mfc Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, established in 2012 offers public education and conducts research on moral injury and recovery in military veterans, as well as other professions that involve high stakes situations. The Center educates religious and non-profit communities, employers, educators, religious leaders, chaplains, seminarians, and medical care-givers—about the ways we can enable a return to ordinary life of those who experience moral injury. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Suport, TSD/TBI 2925 Princeton, Fort Worth, TX 76129; (817) 257-4511 Veterans Morale Injury Soul Repair Center: www.brite.edu/academics/programs/soul-repair Texoma Community Center The mission of the Texoma Community Center is to promote the accessibility of services that improve quality of life and support selfdetermination for persons with mental and developmental disorders. Services will not be denied to any Texoma Community Center patient based upon ability to pay. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 315 W. McLain Dr, Sherman, TX 75092; (903) 957-4700 www.texomacc.org

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Texas Veterans Commission Claims Office State appointed advocate of Texas veterans to help secure benefits and file claims. Provides benefit counseling for veterans, dependents and survivors and acts as the designated Texas agency to represent the state and veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Services: Benefits, Claims 2201 SE Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 730-0077 www.tvc.state.tx.us/Claims The Art Station A16-week art-therapy program of counseling in a therapeutic group setting for returning veterans with mental health, depression, anxiety and trauma or relationship issues, as well as stress from seeking work and transitioning home. Services: Counseling, Mental Health 1616 Park Place Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76110; (817) 921-2401 www.theartstation.org United Way of Denton County United Way of Denton County is proud to serve as the backbone for the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team’s Veteran Community Navigator program. Through this program, we link Veterans and their family members with resources that meet physical and mental health needs. The goals of Veterans and their families will drive the services provided by the Veteran Community Navigator program. Services: Counseling; Mental Health 400 South Carroll Blvd, Ste. 2000, Denton, TX 76201; (940) 566-5851 www.unitedwaydenton.org/Veterans VA Vet Center Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/ TBI, Suicide/Crisis 29


Arlington 3337 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Northlake Center, Pantego, TX 76013 (817) 274-0981, www.va.gov/directory/GUIDE/facility.asp?ID=5941 Dallas 8610 Greenville Ave, Ste. 125, Dallas, TX 75243; (214) 361-5896 www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility. asp?ID=5461&dnum=All&stateid=TX&v=1 District Office 4500 S. Lancaster Rd, Bldg 69, Dallas, TX 75216; (214) 857-1254 www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility. asp?ID=5553&dnum=All&stateid=TX&v=1 Fort Worth 6620 Hawk Creek Ave, Westworth Village, TX 76114; (817) 921-9095 www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility. asp?ID=5462&dnum=All&stateid=TX&v=1 Mesquite 502 W. Kearney, Ste. 300, Mesquite, TX 75149; (972) 288-8030 www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility. asp?ID=5956&dnum=All&stateid=TX&v=1 Veterans Freedom Retreat The Veterans Freedom Retreat is a week-long retreat for veterans and their partners where you’ll begin your journey to being free from the stress of past traumas. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Suicide/Crisis 7200 Robertson Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76135; (817) 369-8351 www.veteransfreedomretreat.org

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Women Veterans and Family Services Assistance Center of Collin County The Assistance Center of Collin County brings carefully qualified and prompt short-term assistance to individuals and families in financial crisis to help them regain self-sufficiency. Through discerning programs, guidance and funds, we help stabilize Collin County families’ home economies to fight homelessness, hunger and poverty as well as help protect our entire community from a wave effect of negative impacts. Services: Financial Assistance, Homelessness 900 E. 18th St, Plano, TX 75074; (972) 422-1850 www.assistancecenter.org Attitudes and Attire Provides tools to raise self-esteem, promote ethics,and build confidence to develop successful life skills for women. The Boots to Heels program has seminars exclusively for women veterans. Group sessions give the camaraderie of being with peers who understand the unique experiences and the challenges faced returning home. Services: Counseling, Job Skills Training, Peer Support 2050 Stemmons Fwy, Ste. 181, Dallas, TX 75207; (214) 746-4214 www.attitudesandattire.org Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring program supports military children including those who have a deployed parent and children of the fallen, the wounded and the disabled. Staff carefully match adult mentors and children in longterm friendships and provides professional support for the volunteers, children and families throughout the life of the match. Services: Family Support, Social www.bbbstx.org State Office 450 E. John Carpenter Fwy, Ste. 300 Irving, TX 75062; (972) 421-1770 Tarrant County 205 W. Main St, Arlington, TX 76010; (817) 277-1148 31


Blue Star Mothers We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes. Services: Advocacy, Counseling, Family Support 32 Oneida Ave, Selden, New York 11784; www.bsma.memberclicks.net Bluebonnet - Southern Dallas and Ellis Counties 308 W. 12th St, Ferris, TX 75125; (972) 679-9425 Heart of Texas - Waco-Central Texas PO Box 24258, Waco, TX 76702 Granbury - Granbury Area PO Box 6981, Granbury, TX 76049; (817) 578-1827 www.granburyareabsm.org Lone Star - North Dallas PO Box 861344, Plano, TX 75086; (214) 548-5431 www.dfwbluestarmoms.org Boots to Heels Provides seminars exclusively for female veterans. These special group sessions give female veterans the camaraderie of being with peers who understand the unique experiences that have impacted them and the challenges they face when returning home. Services: Advocacy, Job Skills Training, Peer Support, Women Veterans 2050 N. Stemmons Fwy, Ste. 181, Dallas, TX 75207; (214) 630-1667 www.attitudesandattire.org

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Camp C.O.P.E. (Courage.Optimism.Patience.Encouragement) Camp C.O.P.E. gives these children hope and patience and courage. Through therapeutic interventions, certified therapists teach children and their families how to cope with their changed world due to deployment, injury or loss of a family member as a result of their service in our country’s military. Camp C.O.P.E. provides weekend camps across the country free of charge to children and families of military personnel. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health 6119 Greenville Ave, Ste. 625, Dallas, TX 75206; (214) 991-COPE (2401) www.campcope.org Fort Worth Resource Connection The Resource Connection is a 268 acre campus of health, education, employment and human service agencies located in a one-stop environment, formed to share resources and solve problems together. The campus, formerly the Fort Worth State School, located north of Interstate 20 off Campus Drive near the south campus of Tarrant County College, co-locates a wide variety of agencies and services in a campus environment, and is accessible by public transportation. Services: Counseling, Job Skills Training, Peer Support 1100 Circle Dr, Ste. 100, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 531-7600 www.access.tarrantcounty.com/en/resource-connection.html Giving Hope Inc. of Denton County Giving Hope serves as a front door to a Continuum of Care comprised of rental assistance and support services aimed at making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. Community support helps us give a hand up to individuals and families at risk of homelessness in Denton County. Services: Financial Assistance, Homelessness, Emergency Housing, Employment Services 117 W. Sycamore, Denton, TX 76201; (940) 382-0609 www.hopeincdenton.com

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Grace After Fire Helps women veterans gain knowledge, insight and self-renewal. It helps them reintegrate into society and deal with issues such as depression, PTSD, military sexual trauma, suicidal behavior or drug and alcohol dependence. It provides peer-to-peer support, refers veterans to professional and clinical counseling services and helps them navigate the VA. Services: Mental Health, Peer Support, Women Veterans PO Box 218604, Houston, TX 77218; (800) 362-6477 Toll Free www.graceafterfire.org Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity is committed to building strong communities and helping empower families with strength, stability, self-reliance, and hope for generations to come. Using affordable homeownership as an anchor for hope, change, and stability. Veterans will receive first priority before we market it to the public. Services: Housing PO Box 850, Buda, TX 78610; (512) 523-5725 www.habitattexas.org Dallas 2800 N. Hampton, Dallas, TX 75212; (214) 678-2312 www.dallasareahabitat.org Tarrant 409 E. Locust, Tyler, TX 75702; (903) 593-8438 www.goodwilleasttexas.com Helping Restore Ability Helping Restore Ability is the largest independent nonprofit provider of in-home care services in Texas dedicated to enhancing the lives of men, women and children with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities. Services: Emergency Housing, Homelessness, Permanent Housing 4300 Beltway Pl, Ste. 130, Arlington, TX 76018; (817) 469-1977 www.hratexas.org

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Klara’s Center for Families Klaras Center for Families (known as KCF) assists children and adolescents, ages three through 17, who evidence significant emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. These children must demonstrate a need for intensive services and meet eligibility requirements. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health 1105 W. Jefferson Ave, Waco, TX 76701; (254) 752-7889 www.hotrmhmr.org/mhkcf.html Lone Star Military Resource Group Lone Star Military Farmers was developed to provide educational, financial, therapeutic, and healthy living opportunities to military members and their families both past and present. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health 804 S. Main St, Jacksonville, TX 75766; (903) 284-8424 www.facebook.com/pg/Lone-Star-Military-Resource-Farmers-Group-MilitaryVeteran-Peer-Network-132026186852013/about/?ref=page_internal Marriage Management, Inc. Marriage Management works to strengthen military marriages and family members enabling couples to better cope with the unique marital stresses of combat, wounds or multiple deployments. The programs provides a safe and confidential place for a husband and wife to find support and encouragement. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health 509 Fairhaven Ct, Burleson, TX 76028; (682) 730-1818 www.marriagemanagement.org/index.html NewDay Services NewDay Services provides Chaplaincy, Family Services, Healthy Parenting and Mentor Navigation Services throughout North Texas. NewDay Services enhances children’s lives by empowering their parents--offering them hope and inspiration though practical tools and life coaching. Clients come from the Courts, Child Welfare and Community agencies. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Spiritual 6816 Camp Bowie Blvd W., Fort Worth, TX 76116; (817) 926-9499 www.newdayservices.org 35


Operation Open Door Treatment for military Veterans, spouses and dependents, for individual, group or family counseling concerning addiction disorders. Services: Addiction Services, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health 3840 Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 335-3022 www.mhmrtarrant.org/Services/Addiction-Services/Veteran-Services/OperationOpen-Door Snowball Express Provides hope and happier memories to children of those who died while on active duty since 9/11. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Social 611 S. Main St, Ste. 400 Grapevine, TX 76051; 817-410-HOPE (4673) www.snowballexpress.org Strengthening Families of North Texas Aa comprehensive family support program for parents of children up to six years of age who are experiencing extraordinary stress. Our mission is to prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect by early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents and preserving families with unique blend of therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support, including alcohol & drug recovery support services. Services: Advocacy, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health PO Box 261903, Plano, TX 75026; (972) 867-9470 www.sfntx.org Survivor Outreach Services Survivor Outreach Services is the official Army program designed to provide long term support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers. Services: Advocacy, Counseling, Family Support, Mental Health 8111 Shoreview Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76108; (817) 707-5727 www.sos.army.mil The Women’s Center Provides services for rape crisis, victim’s services, employment solutions and general counseling. Addresses immediate crises and improves problem-solving, emotional well-being and the healthy functioning of women, men, children and adolescents in crisis. Services: Advocacy, Counseling, Mental Health, MST/Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Women Veterans 1723 Hemphill St, Fort Worth, TX 76110; (817) 927-4040 www.womenscentertc.org 36


Union Gospel Mission - Center for Hope UGM Center of Hope (COH) is our shelter and Discipleship Program site exclusively for single women with children—offering three meals daily while providing a library, learning center, life skill classes, a chapel and medical clinic on-site.UGM-COH also has an on-site, state approved Child Development Center that cares for children from birth through kindergarten. Services: Addiction Services, Case Management, Counseling, Emergency Food, Emergency Housing, Family Support, Job Skills Training, Medical, Mental Health, Transitional Housing 4815 Cass St, Dallas, TX 75235; (214) 638-2988 www.ugmdallas.org/programs/shelter/center-of-hope-womens-and-childrensshelterugm-riverpointe US Department of Labor - Women’s Bureau The Women’s Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments. We provide data and statistics on working women, are a resource for women’s employment rights and conduct or collaborate on events that are designed to assist working women or women who are seeking employment. Services: Advocacy, Women Veterans 525 S. Griffin St, Ste. 735, Dallas, TX 75202; (972) 850-4700 www.dol.gov/wb USO- United Service Organization Support from the USO doesn’t end when you leave the military. USO Pathfinder extends the USO experience to you and your family as you transition from military service and settle into your new civilian community. Services: Advocacy, Family Support Terminal B-14, PO Box 613306, DFW Airport, TX 75261; (972) 574-8182 207 S. Houston, Dallas, TX; (972) 574-8764 www.us.uso.org/DallasFortWorth/ www.uso.org/programs/uso-pathfinder

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Legal Assistance Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Legal advice and representation for veterans. Attorneys provide advice and counsel on VA issues, other benefits, equal housing; employment law, family matters, wills and advance directives and real property law, including landlord/tenant matters and foreclosures. Services: Benefits, Legal, VA 600 E. Weatherford St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 336-3943 www.lanwt.org Dallas 1515 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201; (214) 748-1234 nternet.lanwt.org/locations/dallas Denton 625 Dallas Dr, Ste. 350, Denton, TX 76205; (940) 383-1406 internet.lanwt.org/locations/denton McKinney 901 North McDonald St, Ste 702, McKinney, TX 75069; (972) 5429405 internet.lanwt.org/locations/mckinney Waxahachie 110 E. Main St, Ste 200, Waxahachie, TX 75165; (972) 923-3344 internet.lanwt.org/locations/waxahachie Weatherford 100 Austin Ave, Ste. 203, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 594-6332 internet.lanwt.org/locations/weatherford Wichita Falls 710 Lamar St, Ste 300, Wichita Falls, TX 76301; (940) 723-5542 internet.lanwt.org/locations/wichitafalls

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North Texas Veteran Courts Reintegrates veterans who broke the law into their community. The court diverts Justice Involved Veterans from the traditional criminal justice through a judicially supervised treatment program reviewed by the court’s program manager, a mental health professional, the district attorney’s office and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Services: Case Management, Legal, Peer Support 300 W. Belknap, 4th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76196; (817) 884-3225 www.tarrantcounty.com/eccc9/lib/eccc9/TCVetctbrochure.pdf Collin County Veteran Court 2100 Bloomdale Rd, McKinney, TX 75071; (972) 548-4409 www.collincountytx.gov/district_courts/Pages/296dc.aspx Dallas County Veteran Court 2133 N. Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207; (214) 875-4939 www.dallascounty.org/government/courts/probate/veterans_court Denton County Veteran Court 1450 E. McKinney St, Denton TX 76209; (940) 349-2188 www.dentoncounty.com/Departments/Veterans-Court.aspx Fanin County Veteran Court 800 E. 2nd St, Bonham, TX 75418; (903) 583-7448 www.fannincountyda.com/divisions/north-texas-regional-veterans-court Grayson County Veteran Court 100 W. Houston St, Sherman, TX 75090; (903) 813-4254 www.co.grayson.tx.us/default.aspx?name=va.home Kaufman County Veteran Court 100 W. Mulberry, Kaufman, TX 75142; (972) 932-4331 www.kaufmancounty.org/district-attorney/ Rockwall County Veteran Court 1111 E. Yellowjacket Ln, Rockwall, TX 75087; (972) 204-6800 www.rockwallcountytexas.com/79/Criminal-District-Attorneys-Office

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Smith County Veteran Court 210 E. Ferguson, Tyler, TX 75702; (903) 590-2951 www.smith-county.com/Government/Departments/Veterans/ VeteransCourt.aspx Tarrant County Veteran Court 100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, TX 76401; (817) 884-3225 access.tarrantcounty.com/en/criminal-courts/specialty-programs/vdp.html Texas A&M School of Law Veterans Project The Veterans Project enables the clinic to represent qualifying lowincome veterans in family law cases, Social Security disability cases, veterans disability benefits, and other civil matters. Services: Advocacy, Legal 307 W. 7th St, LL50, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 212-4123 law.tamu.edu/current-students/registrar-student-services/forms-applications/familylaw-benefits-clinic-student-application Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans Veterans or spouses of deceased veterans can get free legal assistance from an attorney on a variety of issues. Services: Advocacy, Legal 1315 Calhoun St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 546-4460 www.txltxv.org

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Medical, Disability, Adaptive Training and Rehabilitation Adaptive Training Foundation Bridges the gap from basic functional rehabilitation to adapted sport through individually customized performance training. Provides support for wounded warriors to help them face the challenges of rehabilitation, reintegration and healing. Services: Adaptive Sports, Advocacy, Disability/Rehab, Medical, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social 13601 Preston Rd, Ste. E230, Dallas TX; (214) 432-1070 www.adaptivetrainingfoundation.org BrothersKeepers At BrothersKeepers, we are on a mission to provide once-in-alifetime experiential retreats and ongoing support that offers profound healing and fellowship for wounded veterans, first responders, and their families. Services: Adaptive Sports, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Mental Health, Peer Support PO Box 471249, Fort Worth, TX 76147; (214) 263-8987 www.brothers-keepers.org Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Ensures that people with disabilities and children with developmental delays live independent and productive lives. Services: Family Support, Disability/Rehab, Mental Health 1501 Circle Dr, Ste. 210-218, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 321-8500 www.dars.state.tx.us HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation Provides support for wounded warriors to help them face the challenges of rehabilitation, reintegration and healing. Services: Advocacy, Disability/Rehab, Medical, Peer Support 100 Spanish Oak Rd, Weatherford, TX 76087; (817) 597-1826 www.haloforfreedom.org 41


Heroes On The Water Heroes on the Water helps our Nation’s Injured warriors and veterans from all branches of the United States military recover mentally and physically through the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks. The Heroes on the Water (HOW), Coordinated Therapeutic Programs provide alternative therapeutic options to established Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment providers. The kayaks, various gear, meals and transportation are provided free of charge. Services: Adaptive Sports, Disability/Rehab, Mental Health, Peer Support, PTSD/ TBI, Social 1800 S. Loop 288, Ste. 396/170, Denton, TX 76205; (214) 295-4541 www. heroesonthewater.org Dallas Chapter 101-C N. Greenville Ave, Ste. 55, Allen, TX 75052; (715) 252-0115 www.facebook.com/pg/ HeroesOnTheWaterDallasFortWorthChapter/about/?ref=page_ internal Fort Worth Chapter ftworthtx@heroesonthewater.org www.facebook.com/pg/howfortworthchapter/about/?ref=page_ internal Rehabilitation, Education and Advocacy for Citizens with Handicaps (REACH) Peer support and counseling using the insight, knowledge and skills of people with a disability to help veterans with a disability deal with everyday issues, explore options and problem solve. REACH also provides independent living skills training, advocacy assistance, veterans’ benefits counseling, adjustment to disability training and counseling, assistive technology equipment loans and employment assistance. Services: Adaptive Sports, Advocacy, Counseling, Family Support, Disability/Rehab, Medical, Peer Support 1000 Macon St, Ste. 200, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 870-9082 www.reachcils.org

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Paralyzed Veterans of America - Lone Star Chapter A non profit dedicated to helping veterans with spinal cord injuries. Your support helps disabled veterans with benefits, medical services, and rehabilitation they need so they can lead a full life. Lone Star Chapter was formed in 1989. Services: Advocacy, Disability/Rehab, Medical, Peer Support, Social 3925 Forest Ln, Garland, TX 75042; (972) 276-5252 www.mylspva.org Project INVEST Project INVEST (INjured Veterans Entering Sport Training) was established in 2012 and has served injured, ill and wounded military by offering adaptive sports and activities at various venues and locations through North Texas. We serve disabled military, both active duty and veterans, with a permanent physical/psychological conditions such as amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Services: Adaptive Sports, Disability, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social Pioneer Hall 208E, PO Box 425647, Denton, TX 76204; (940) 898-2589 www.twu.edu/project-invest Sons of the Flag Supports military, first responder, and civilian burn survivors and funding for innovative research, technology and education. Services: Disability/Rehab, Medical, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social 8750 N. Central Expy, Ste. 510, Dallas, TX 75231; (469) 930-6694 www.sonsoftheflag.org UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports The Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports and Recreation Program and Paralympic Sport promotes participation in sports, recreation and healthy lifestyle activities as a transition tool for veterans with physical disabilities to integrate back into their community. Programs, equipment, training and coaching are provided for veterans who are interested in competitive or recreational sports opportunities. Services: Adaptive Sports, Disability/Rehab, Peer Support, Social 801 W. Greek Row , Ste. 115, Box 19260, Arlington, TX 76019; (817) 272-3410 www.uta.edu/movinmavs 43


U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status. Services: Advocacy, Disability/Rehab, Medical, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI 2530 Crystal Dr, 10th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202; (877) 393-9058 www.wCtarmy.mil/modules/veterans/v2-aw2EligibilityEnrollment.html VA North Texas Healthcare system The VA’s second largest network of integrated health care facilities provides veterans’ healthcare. It serves more than 113,000 veterans and has more than 1.4 million outpatient visits annually. Services: Advocacy, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Medical, Mental Health, MST/ Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Veterans Affairs www.heartoftexas.va.gov; www.northtexas.va.gov Dallas VA Medical Center Provides comprehensive healthcare services to veterans through primary, tertiary and long-term care in medicine, surgery, mental health and rehabilitation. It has a Spinal Cord Injury Center, Domiciliary Care Program and Community Living Center with a dedicated hospice unit. Services: Advocacy, Counseling, Disability/Rehab, Medical, Mental Health, MST/ Rape Crisis, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Veterans Affairs 4500 S. Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216; (800) 849-3597, (214)742-8387 www.northtexas.va.gov Fort Worth Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic General medicine and specialty outpatient medical care including surgery, mental health, primary care, laboratory services, radiology, dental, vision, orthopedics, pharmacy and social work services. Services: Counseling, Disability, Medical, Mental Health 2201 SE Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 730-0005 www.northtexas.va.gov/locations/FWOPC.asp Community Based Outpatient Clinics Provide health maintenance, preventive health care and primary care services including routine physical examinations, laboratory testing, pharmacy and immunizations. Referrals to VA specialists if needed. Services: Disability/Rehab, Medical, PTSD/TBI, Veteran Affairs www.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?dnum=ALL&STATE=TX 44


Brownwood CBOC 2600 Memorial Park Dr, Brownwood, TX 76801; (325) 641-0568 www.centraltexas.va.gov/locations/Brownwood.asp Decatur CBOC 1713 S. FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234; (940) 627-7001 www.northtexas.va.gov/locations/Bridgeport.asp Denton CBOC 2223 Colorado Blvd, Denton, TX 76205; (940) 891-6350 www.northtexas.va.gov/locations/Denton.asp Granbury CBOC 601 Fall Creek Hwy, Granbury, TX 76049; (817) 326-3902 www.northtexas.va.gov/locations/Granbury.asp Greenville CBOC 4006 Wellington Rd, Ste. 100A, Greenville, TX 75401; (903) 450-1143 www.northtexas.va.gov/locations/Greenville.asp Palestine CBOC 2000 S. Loop 256, Ste. 124, Palestine, TX 75801; (903) 723-9006 www.centraltexas.va.gov/locations/Palestine.asp Plano CBOC 3804 W. 15th St, Plano, TX 75075; (972) 801-4200 www.northtexas.va.gov/locations/Plano_Outpatient_Clinic.asp Sheppard AFB CBOC 149 Hart St, Sheppard Air Force Base, TX 76311; (940) 257-0000 www.oklahoma.va.gov/locations/Wichita_Falls_TX.asp Sherman CBOC 3811 US 75 N, Sherman, TX 75090; (903) 487-0477 www.northtexas.va.gov/locations/Sherman.asp

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Veteran Service and Social Organizations 22 Kill 22KILL directly supports veteran empowerment programs that help veterans maximize their talents, understand their value, and find their passion and purpose outside of the military. 22KILL also continually provides support for other veteran organizations, treatment centers, and community events and projects. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 13625 Neutron Rd, Dallas, TX 75244; (214) 462-7229 www.22kill.com Alliance 4 The Brave Advocates for veterans and first responders as a voice for the “Next Greatest Generation.” It supports those transitioning from service life to civilian life, focusing on leadership values of honor, duty and service to the community. Services: Advocacy, Social Weekday radio show from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday on KEXB 620AM, or streamed live at www.620amkexb.com 6400 N. Belt Line Rd, Ste. 110, Irving, TX 75063; (214) 787-1160 www.alliance4thebrAvecom Allies in Service Identifies and supports veterans who need help in employment, housing, education, and health care. The focus on employment is toward career orientation, career leads and referrals. It partners with and supports other veteran organizations. Services: Financial Assistance, Job Skills Training, Peer Support 8343 Douglas Ave, Ste. 100, Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 438-6358, www.alliesinservice.org American GI Forum – National Veteran Outreach Program Addresses problems of discrimination and promotes the well-being of Hispanic veterans. It is a fully interracial veterans and family organization providing assistance in youth leadership, employment, education, veteran support services, human rights, homelessness and legislative issues. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Homelessness, Peer Support, Social 4200 S. Fwy, Ste. 616, Fort Worth, TX 76115; (817) 289-0055 46


American Legion The nation’s largest wartime veteran service organization offers programs for family, youth and the community, from school stages to baseball diamonds. Offers scholarships, other resources for young people and opportunities for families of wartime veterans. Services: Advocacy, Benefit Claims, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 8201 Old Benbrook Rd, Benbrook, TX, 76126; (817) 249-2791 www.al297benbrook.org Post #12 5503 American Legion Rd, Tyler, TX 75708; (903) 593-9751 Post #29 230 E. Sycamore St, Sherman, TX 75090; (972) 224-5333 Post #34 609 Elm St, Graham, TX 76450; (940) 549-6704 Post #50 313 W. Chambers St, Cleburne, TX 76031; (817) 645-6053 Post #51 18629 State Hwy E, Tyler, TX 75705; (903) 566-9030 Post #53 10205 Plano Rd, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75238; (214) 553-0053 Post #62 419 W. Crawford St, Denison, TX 75020; (903) 465-9931 Post #66 PO Box 2266, Sulpher Springs, TX 75483; (903) 439-1065 Post #75 75 American Legion Dr, Mineral Wells, TX 76067; (940) 325-6292 Post #81 418 E. Red Bird Ln, Duncanville, TX 75116; (972) 298-7781 Post #85 85 N. Link St, Palestine, TX 75803; (903) 729-5792 47


Post #88 105 Gotcher Ave, Lake Dallas, TX 75065; (940) 497-5400 Post #96 1501 N. Church St, McKinney, TX 75069; (972) 542-9003 Post #100 7136 Greenville, Ave, Dallas, TX 75231; (214) 378-1107 Post #111 952 N. Highway 67, Ste. 204, Cedar Hill, TX 75104; (972) 291-8111 Post #117 PO Box 821, Rockwall, TX 75087; www.legionpost117.org Post #120 4601 Lake Shore Dr, Wichita Falls, TX 76310; (940) 696-2177 Post #121 722 Leroy Pkwy, Elm Mott, TX 76640; (254) 822-1218 Post #124 PO Box 398276, Dallas, TX 75339; (214) 391-6909 Post #162 PO Box 35, Terrell, TX 75160; (972) 524-0591 Post #163 703 Eureka St, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 594-4101 Post #165 100 S. Shannon St, Kaufman, TX 75142; (972)-932-6083 Post #169 4605 Lake Shore Dr, Wichita Falls, TX 76310; (940) 692-9806 Post #184 1516 W. Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050; (972) 263-6190 Post #202 1101 E. Scott Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301; (940) 322-8600 48


Post #218 228 Chamberlain St, Irving, TX 75060; (972) 399-1069 Post #231 133 Army Ln, Pottsboro, TX 75076; (903) 786-2353 Post #240 801 E. Washington St, Stephenville, TX 76401; (254) 965-4463 Post #252 1502 E. Wise St, Bowie, TX 76230; (940) 872-5553 Post #275 2804 S. Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75211; (214) 331-2229 Post #278 220 N. Travis St, Granbury, TX 76048; (817) 573-6764 Post #292 4442 S. Marsalis Ave, Dallas, TX 75216; (940) 349-2950 Post #296 2015 US 80, Mineola, TX 75773; (903) 569-6070 Post #297 8601 Benbrook Hwy, Benbrook, TX 76126; (817) 249-2791 Post #321 1236 J Ave, Plano, TX 75074; (817) 531-5645 Post #368 940 E. Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75081; (972) 479-1505 Post #376 100 S. Main St, Van Alstyne, TX 75495; (903)-482-9894 Post #379 1245 N. Industrial Blvd, Bedford, TX 76021; (817) 267-6047 Post #504 130 E. Main St, Mesquite, TX 75149; (972) 289-6689 49


Post #507 11401 Elam Rd, Ste. 115, Balch Springs, TX 75180; (972) 557-7798 Post #511 3607 South R.L. Thorton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75224; (214) 375-9931 Post #516 6801 Manhattan Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76120; (817) 451-7222 Post #530 2366 Oates Dr, Dallas, TX 75228 Post #549 152 Loy St, Burleson, TX 76028; (817) 295-0321 Post #569 400 W. Felix St, Fort Worth, TX 76115; (817) 924-0931 Post #581 2101 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201 Post #597 1024 S. Elm St, Carrolton, TX 75006; (972) 242-5650 Post #599 1600 Tyler St, Arlington, TX 76012; (817) 277-5739 Post #624 1201 N. Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063; (817) 473-9433 Post #626 1125 Burton Hill Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76114; (817) 731-3491 Post #639 622 Shelby Rd, Everman, TX 76140; (817) 293-7203 Post #655 2817 Carson St, Haltom City, 76117; (817) 834-1632 Post #656 10325 Lake June Rd, Ste. 170, Dallas, TX 75217; (972) 289-0428 50


Post #802 2728 Parsons Ave, Dallas, TX 75215; (214) 428-8090 Post #838 1250 Mansfield Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104; (817) 338-0034 Post #840 2501 Spencer Rd, Denton, TX 76205; (940) 382-7315 Post #842 1724 N. Gaston Ave, Tyler, TX 75702; (903) 592-7688 Post #855 6544 Kenwell St, Dallas, TX 75209; (214) 352-8522 American Trooper Resale Shop Through donations of new or gently used items or monetary gifts, American Trooper is able to send care packages and help veterans and active duty service members, on a case-by-case basis, buy appliances and household items and ease their financial burdens. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Financial Assistance 5451 W. Arapaho Rd, Ste. 115, Richardson, TX 75040; (972) 215-9003 www.AmericanTrooper.us AmVets (American Veterans) To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who honorably served, or currently serving, in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves.. Services: Advocacy, Benefit Claims, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 4647 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706; (877) 726-8387 www.amvets.org TX-0003 Dallas, TX; (214) 309-1980, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net TX-0004 Dallas, TX; (214) 309-1980, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net 51


TX-0008 Dallas, TX; (214) 309-1980, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net TX-0019 Waco, TX; (254) 366-4370, marie@hot.rr.com TX-0023 Dallas, TX; (972) 557-5695, curtist132@gmail.com TX-0025 Dallas, TX; (972) 289-0570, amvet2000@yahoo.com TX-0031 Garland, TX; (214) 681-0147, djb9@hotmail.com TX-0042 Dallas, TX; (214) 226-1606, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net TX-0043 Commanche, TX; (325) 330-2171, schrump@yahoo.com TX-0044 Dallas, TX; (214) 309-1980, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net TX-0052 Dallas, TX; (214) 398-1684, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net TX-0053 Fort Worth, TX; (817) 427-1734, eglumpkins@att.net TX-0069 Dallas, TX; (214) 309-1980, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net TX-0074 Dallas, TX; (214) 227-5165, svietnam@sbcglobal.net TX-0075 Dallas, TX; (903) 447-4231, aaagmc01@gmail.com TX-0076 Bedford, TX; (972) 222-7724, mcgrifft_1@sbcglobal.net TX-0077 Dallas, TX; (214) 398-3700, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net 52


TX-0078 Dallas, TX; (214) 495-7820, gra8ful@sbcglobal.net TX-0083 Dallas, TX; (214) 309-1980, amvetsdept@sbcglobal.net TX-0087 Dallas, TX; (817) 599-6383, williammanning@sbcglobal.net TX-0089 Bedford, TX; (817) 282-6435, shadyoaks449@att.net TX-0095 Fort Worth, TX; (817) 427-1734, eglumpkins@att.net TX-0133 Mineral Wells, TX; (940) 445-0734, jim.helpingveterans@gmail.com Army Aviation Association of America The mission of the AAAA is to support the United States Army Aviation Soldier and Family. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, Social www.northtexasquad-a.org/aboutus_websites.asp Association of the US Army (AUSA) AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America’s Army - Regular Army, National Guard, Reserve, Retired Soldiers, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, concerned citizens and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 2425 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 841-4300 www.ausa.org North Texas - Audie Murphy Chapter 1664 Garrison Dr, Frisco, TX, TX 75033; (214) 471-3289 www.ausanorthtexas.org

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Battle Buddy Info Battle-Buddy Info is an online Directory of Military Resources for Active Duty, Veterans and their Caregivers. We list military focused non-profits and resources that provide direct assistance to veterans and active duty personnel, in a user-friendly format. We work hard to maintain relevant information and resources, not only from nonprofit organizations or government sources, but from peer support networks, Caregiver Blogs, books of interest as well as general topics related to issues the men and women who serve our nation face when returning to civilian life. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support 4900 S. Lancaster, Dallas, TX 75216; (469) 289-3067 www.battle-buddy.info Collin County Veterans Coalition Unite organizations with a common cause to serve Veterans and their families. Services: Advocacy, Social 1236 Ave J, Plano, TX 75074; (972) 881-3060 www.facebook.com/pg/CollinCountyVeterans/about/?ref=page_internal Defenders of Freedom Defenders of Freedom is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization committed to supporting Post 9/11 Veterans by offering emergency financial assistance to wounded and transitioning Veterans, resume preparation, and employment searches. Additionally, they have Veteran initiated programs for peer mentoring. They continue to send care packages upon request from deployed Troops. Services: Financial Assistance, Job Skills Training, Social 320 Hwy 121, Ste. 208, Coppell, TX 75019; (817) 232-4962 www.defendersoffreedom.us Denton County Veterans Coalition Helps improve the quality of life of veterans and their families. It connects veterans to solutions and resources in Denton County and North Texas. A network of volunteers covers the county, making referrals to connect veterans with services. Services: Advocacy, Emergency Housing, Financial Assistance, Case Management, Family Support, Peer Support 2501 Spencer Rd, Denton, TX 76205; (972) 914-VETS (8387) 24/7; www.veteransofdentoncounty.org 54


Disabled American Veterans Provides mobile service officers to travel to small towns and rural communities across the state to counsel and educate veterans and their families on benefits. Supports veterans filing claims for benefits administered under federal, state and local laws. Services: Advocacy, Benefit Claims, Family Support, Peer Support, Social, Transportation 1015 Lee Ave, Lufkin, TX 75901; (936) 637-3281 www.davmembersportal.org/tx Chapter 3 - Waco 725 Sun Valley Blvd, Hewitt TX 76643; (254) 548-2668 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/03/default.aspx Chapter 6 - Tyler 5602 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75712; (903) 534-0383 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/06/default.aspx Chapter 20 - Fort Worth 431 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104; (817) 246-5683 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/20/default.aspx Chapter 32 - Oak Cliff 1408 Ferndale Ave, Dallas, TX 75224; (469) 914-6039 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/32/default.aspx Chapter 38 - McKinney 2800 W. Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070; (407) 416-3798 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/38/default.aspx Chapter 41 - Wichita Falls 1008 Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301; (940) 636-7577 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/41/default.aspx Chapter 42 - Grand Prairie 925 Conover Dr, Grand Prairie, TX 75051; (214) 235-0521 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/42/default.aspx Chapter 57 - Big D 8630 Thurgood Ln, Dallas, TX 75238; (214) 228-2335 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/57/default.aspx 55


Chapter 63 - Palestine 927 Gardner Dr, Palestine, TX 75803; (903) 922-7320 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/63/default.aspx Chapter 70 - Decatur 2801 Hwy 51 S, Decatur, TX 76234; (940) 389-1922 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/70/default.aspx Chapter 81 - Greenville 2502 Church St, Greenville, TX 75401; (903) 217-7127 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/81/default.aspx Chapter 89 - Paris Reno Volunteer Fire Dept., Reno, TX 75001; (903) 517-8508 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/89/default.aspx Chapter 106 - Denton 909 Sunset St, Denton, TX 76201; (573-433-1687 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/106/default.aspx Chapter 137 - Garland 600 W. Ave A, Garland, TX 75040; (214) 850-1691 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/137/default.aspx Chapter 157 - Arlington 1030 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76017; (817) 561-6462 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/157/default.aspx Chapter 175 - Mesquite 1116 Hillcrest, Mesquite, TX 75149; (214) 558-6509 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/175/default.aspx Chapter 215 - Lake Whitney 105 N. Colorado, Whitney, TX 76692; (254) 694-8855 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/215/default.aspx Chapter 234 - Stephenville 810 FM 205, Stephenville, TX 76401; (254) 918-5660 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/234/default.aspx 56


F.A.R.M. (Farmers Assisting Returning Military) “Dirt Therapy� is the keystone of our program. Working with the earth is incredibly grounding and restorative. Farming in a peer-to-peer environment fills many of the voids that are missing for the veteran such as structure and regimen, physically and mentally challenging yourself, being part of something important, renewed mission and purpose, and of course, camaraderie. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social PO Box 763729, Dallas, TX 75376; (214) 675-4304 www.farmvet.org First Command Educational Foundation FCEF provides educational programming at no cost to the user. The financial educational programming is delivered in various formats to include face-to-face presentations, workshops, seminars, and courses. FCEF also offers a variety of online educational programs to include web-based training and an educational application as well as online financial calculators and budgeting tools. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social 1 FirstComm Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76109; (817) 569-2809 www.fcef.com Fleet Reserve Association - Lone Star Branch The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of sea service enlisted personnel (active duty, reserve, retired and veterans) of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Meets the third Saturday of every month at VFW 8235 at 10:00 a.m. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 9520 Santa Paula Dr, Fort Worth TX 76116; (817) 731-8231 www.frabranch11.org/Home.html Hope for the Warriors Hope For The Warriors cares for service members, their families, and families of the fallen. The focus is to restore a sense of self, family, and hope. Our programs serve post-9/11 active duty, National Guard, Reservist, and veterans. We provide service through these programs: Transitional Services Clinical Health and wellness Community Development and engagement Sports and Recreation. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social (214) 548-9297; www.hopeforthewarriors.org 57


Hopkins County Military Coalition Performs honor military funerals for veterans and flag ceremonies for schools and community functions. The Coalition is being supported by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8560, American Legion Post 642, and the local Disabled American Veterans. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 147 Fore St, Sulpher Springs, TX 75482; (903) 855-9565 www.angelfire.com/tx/vfwpost8560/coal.html IAVA - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Founded in 2004 by veterans concerned about their brothers and sisters returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. It connects, unites and empowers post-9/11 veterans, raising awareness in the media and on Capitol Hill. IAVA addresses mental health, the VA system, health care for women veterans, educational benefits and it provides resources and creates a lasting veterans community through education and advocacy. Services: Advocacy, Peer Support, Social Join as an OIF/OEF/OND veteran or supporter at: iava.org/#join In North Texas IAVA can be reached at: jeff.hensley@iava.org or www.facebook.com/groups/iava.dallas.ftworth Jewish War Veterans Jewish War Veterans is the only group in the country to honor those of the faith who served our military. The organization serves to protect this unique heritage and contributions of Jewish Americans who served in the Wars of the United States of America for peace and freedom. Services: Advocacy, Benefit Claims, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 1811 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 265-6280 www.jwv.org/home Post 256 - Dallas 7900 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX, TX 75230; (817) 531-5645 www.facebook.com/pg/JWV256Dallas/about/?ref=page_internal Post 755 - Fort Worth 4050 S. Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109; (817) 319-3529 www.facebook.com/JWV755ftw 58


Post 755 provides scholarships, scholastic assistances, and support to veterans returning to school after their military service working through their Veteran Services Counselors. Korean War Veterans Association Made up of the living representatives of Americans who gave their lives in Korea. It also represents the known American prisoners of war who never returned and American service personnel still listed as missing in action in the Korean War. Services: Advocacy, Benefit Claims, Family Support, Peer Support, Social PO Box 407, Charleston, IL 61920; (217) 345-4414 www.kwva.org Texas CID 215 - DFW 925 Conover Dr, Grand Prairie, TX, TX 75051; (817) 860-4050 kwva-dfw.com Texas CID 270 - Richardson 820 Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080; (972) 233-7263 www.kwva270.org Marine Corps League The Marine Corps League gather Marines in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service. Aid and render assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans. Services: Support services, Transportation 3619 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ste. 115, Stafford VA 22554; (703) 207-9588 www.mclnational.org Department of Texas 528 Tiffany Tr, Richardson, TX 75081; (936) 890-2843 www.texasmcl.org Detachment 172 - Denison 2355 FM 406, Denison, TX 75020; (903) 436-0221 59


Detachment 316 - Mesquite 4201 Gus Thomasson Rd, Mequite, TX 75150 www.bigdmcl.org Detachment 631 - Dallas 2755 Bachman Dr, Dallas, TX 75234; (469) 583-0191 Detachment 731 - Fort Worth 6801 Manhattan Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76120; (817) 599-9580 www.tarrantcountydetachmentmcl.us Detachment 780 - Wichita Falls 1101 E. Scott St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301 Detachment 817 - Fort Worth 9520 Santa Paula Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76116; (817) 448-0009 www.vfwpost8235.org Detachment 862 - Graham PO Box 209, Graham, TX 76450; (940) 549-3944 www.mcltexas.org Detachment 975 - Waco 3310 N. 15th A St, Waco TX 76708; (254) 867-0426 www.mclhot975.doodlekit.com/home Detachment 1069 - Crowley 1401 W. Cleburne Rd, Crowley, TX 76036; (817) 690-7352 www.mcllonghorn.org Detachment 1278 - Mineola 2622 US 80, Mineola, TX 75773; (903) 629-3034 Detachment 1300 - Denton 2501 Spencer Rd, Denton, TX 76205; (979) 239-8231 www.lcpl-jacob-r-lugo-detachment-1300-mcl.com Detachment 1338 - Terrell 1314 W. Moore Ave, Terrell, TX 75160; (469) 652-9416 Detachment 1354 - Tyler 2520 E. Commerce St, Tyler, TX 75702; (903) 894-7135 Detachment 1357 - Sulpher Springs 150 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Sulpher Springs; TX 75482 60


Detachment 1397 - Granbury 3409 Davis Rd, Granbury, TX 76049; (817) 219-0204 Military Officers Association of America The MOAA Military Family Initiative creates, enhances, expands, or supports high-impact, proven-successful programs and services that enable the nation’s uniformed servicemembers and veterans and their families to maintain a quality of life reflective of their selfless service to America. The foundation funds programs and services through philanthropic contributions from the American people and organizations that support our mission. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, Social (800) 234-6622; www.moaa.org Fort Wolters Chapter 345 Canyon Lake Rd, Gordon, TX 76453 Greater Dallas Chapter PO Box 515495, Dallas, TX 75251; (972) 333-4895 www.moaagreaterdallas.org Greater Grandbury Chapter PO Box 160, Grandbury, TX 76048; (682) 205-1348 www.granburymoaa.org Heart of Texas Chapter PO Box 23964, Waco, TX 76702; (254) 848-9212 Lone Star Officers Club (Fort Worth) Chapter PO Box 1642, Fort Worth, TX 76101; (817) 295-2963 www.lsoc-inc.com North DFW Military Officers Association Chapter PO Box 294685, Lewisville, TX 75029; (214) 755-1153 www.texas-moaa.org North Texas Chapter 648 Sword Bridge Rd, Lewisville, TX 75056; (214) 577-4107 www.texas-moaa.org Northeast Chapter 4963 County Rd, Cumby, TX 75433; (903) 886-3713 61


Rose Capital Chapter PO Box 130921, Tyler, TX 75713; (903) 825-3680 www.moaa.org/chapter/rosecapital Texas Council of Chapters 4907 Silver Crest Dr, Wichita Falls, TX 76310; (940) 691-7024 www.texas-moaa.org Wichita Falls Chapter PO Box 26, Wichita Falls, TX 76307; (940) 691-7024 Military Order of Purple Heart The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 5413-A,B & C Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22151; (703) 642-5360 www.purpleheart.org Department of Texas www.mophtx.com Chapter 542 - Dallas 9179 Garland Rd, Dallas TX 75218; (214) 327-9565 www.moph542.com Chapter 612 - Sherman 1200 S. Dewey, Sherman TX 75090; (903) 271-6339 Chapter 744 - Gainsville 1901 W. California St, Gainesville, TX 76240; (940) 612-2240 Chapter 1513 - Grapevine 221 N. Main St, Grapevine TX 76051; (972) 754-2230 www.moph1513.com Chapter 1849 - Fort Worth 8201 Old Benbrook Road, Benbrook, TX 76126; (817) 656-8052 Chapter 1867 - Burleson 301 SW Wilshire, Burleson, TX 76028; (817) 300-6445 Chapter 1935 - Tyler 5810 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703; (903) 581-5005 62


Chapter 4077 - Waco 4800 Memorial Dr, Waco, TX 76711; (254) 732-4946 www.moph4077.com Navy League of the United States The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active-duty personnel and their families; inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and support youth through programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Junior ROTC and Young Marines that expose young people to the values of our sea services. Services: Advocacy, Peer Support, Social 2300 Wilson Blvd, Ste. 200, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 528-1775 www.navyleague.org Dallas Council 5956 Sherry Ln, Ste. 1700 Dallas, TX 75225; (972) 978-5377 www.navyleaguedallas.org Fort Worth Council PO Box 471070, Fort Worth, TX 76147; vpadmin@fwcnavyleague.org rich1445.wixsite.com/fwcnavyleague The Mission Continues The Mission Continues helps veterans adjust to life at home, as it redeploys veterans on missions in their communities, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. Teams of veterans are organized into Service Platoons and partner at the local level to build stronger communities, capitalizing on the spirit of service. The Fellowship program encourages veterans to volunteer with nonprofits in their community, to learn a skill while also buidling their resumes, and providing a living stipend. Services: Advocacy, Peer Support, Suicide/Crisis, Social www.facebook.com/groups/themissioncontinuesdallas/?ref=bookmarks Dallas 1st Platoon (972) 805-3849, msoto@missioncontinues.org Arlington 1st Platoon (469) 662-4658, dwallace@missioncontinues.org Fort Worth 1st Platoon ralemu@missioncontinues.org 63


Team Red, White and Blue Team Red, White and Blue connects veterans to their community through physical and social activity. The chapters provide local opportunities for veterans, helping to create a sense of belonging and a strong culture of support, encouragement, and inclusiveness. The Veteran Ambassador Program encourages veterans to stay active and healthy and to inspire others to do the same. Services: Advocacy, Peer Support, Suicide/Crisis, Social DFW chapter: cathy.bedford@teamrwb.org Veteran Outreach Director: chris.mcallister@teamrwb.org; (214)533-6892 www.teamrwb.org Team Rubicon Team Rubicon unites military veterans with first responders for rapid deployment of emergency response teams during a disaster. Veteran volunteers work in teams with local first-responders to provide immediate relief from the moment disaster strikes, when there is no access to outside aid, until conventional assistance is able to respond. Services: Advocacy, Peer Support, Suicide/Crisis, Social www.teamrubiconusa.org, fisher@teamrubiconusa.org Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars State Office and Foundation The Texas VFW Foundation assists disabled and needy veterans and their families. It promotes programs that raise awareness and educate the public about veterans’ sacrifices and the unique special needs resulting from their service. Services: Advocacy, Financial Assistance, Peer Support 8503 N. I-35, Austin, TX 78753; (512) 834-8535, Foundation (512) 291-6850, www.texasvfw.org Veterans Volunteer Service VA North Texas Health Care System brings much needed health care programs and services to thousands of Veterans. Volunteer contributions supplement our workforce, improve the workplace atmosphere, and make hospital stays for Veterans more enjoyable. Services: Advocacy, Peer Support, Veterans Affairs 4500 S. Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216; (214) 857-0428 www.northtexas.va.gov/giving 64


Veterans Center of North Texas The Veterans Center of North Texas is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Veterans of all ages navigate the network of public and private agencies to receive assistance for issues they may be facing. Whether the Veteran is looking for a job, needs legal assistance, has a loved one who needs adult daycare supervision, or any of a myriad of other issues; the Veterans Center of North Texas can help. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Legal, Job Skills Training 900 E. Park Blvd, Ste. 155, Plano, TX 75074; (214) 600-2966 www.vcont.org Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas The coalition works to build bridges between local community resources, national resources, veterans and active service members, and families. It strives to rebuild, educate, improve and stabilize the Health Readiness of Veterans to reintegrate into society. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Mental Health, Peer Support PO Box 132275, Dallas, TX 75201; www.vcnCtorg Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County The Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County, VETCO, works to improve the quality of life of service members, veterans, and their families. VETCO facilitates access to education, employment, and life needs, identifying available services and gaps in services. The organization improves communication & collaboration among veteran service organizations and builds bridges between local, state and national resources. Services: Advocacy, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 406 Summit Ave, Arlington, TX 76013 (817) 668-6562 info@veteranscoalition.org; www.veteranscoalition.org Veterans of Foreign Wars Fosters camaraderie among veterans of overseas conflicts and advocates on their behalf. Works to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, receive their earned entitlements and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made. Services: Advocacy, Benefit Claims, Family Support, Peer Support, Social VFW Post #2137 11875 Boyd Rd, Azle, TX 76098; (817) 444-2912 www.vfwpost2137.org 65


VFW Post #2150 1710 N. Church, McKinney, TX 75069; (972) 542-9119 www.vfwpost2150.org VFW Post #2195 1015 State Hwy., 121, Allen, TX 75013; www.vfw2195.org VFW Post #2399 1400 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mineral Wells, TX 76067 (940) 325-1470 VFW Post #2772 1707 Baker Rd, Sherman, TX 75090; (903) 893-5858 www.angelfire.com/tx5/shermanvfw VFW Post #3406 1001 E. Main St, Rusk, TX 75925; (936) 371-2099 VFW Post #3894 PO Box 764, Waxahachie, TX 75168 www.vfwpost3894.c9.ixsecure.com VFW Post #4380 221 W. Parker, Ste 550, Plano, TX 75023; (972) 516-0044 www.plano-vfw.org VFW Post #4695 118 Harmon Rd, Hurst, TX 76053; (817) 282-9071 VFW Post #4746 224 Zion Hill Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088; (817) 594-7356 VFW Post #5074 PO Box 1250, Roanoke, TX 76262; (817) 491-1113 www.vfwpost5074.com VFW Post #5617 7551 Wyatt Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76108; (817) 246-0891 VFW Post #6111 1200 Harris Rd, Arlington, TX 76001; (817) 465-1124 VFW Post #6796 9179 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218; (214) 327-9565 www.vfw6796.com 66


VFW Post #6872 3409 County Rd, Crowley, TX 76036; (817) 297-1926 VFW Post #7426 671 W. Audie Murphy Pkwy, Farmersville, TX 75442; (972) 782-8980 www.vfwtxdist1.org/vfw7426.html VFW Post #7835 3670 Hwy 377 W, Granbury, TX 75048; (817) 573-9350 VFW Post #7873 250 VFW Dr, Pottsboro, TX 75076; (903) 786-2400 www.vfw7873.org VFW Post #8235 9520 Santa Paula Dr, Fort Worth TX 76116; (817) 731-8231 VFW Post #8273 PO Box 2848, Frisco, TX 75034; (214) 850-3839; www.friscovfw.org VFW Post #8560 1 Veterans Dr, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482; (903) 885-4666  www.angelfire.com/tx/vfwpost8560/index.html VFW Post #8561 P. O. Box 1125, Arlington, TX 76004; (682) 276-3380 www.vfwpost8561.org VFW Post #8911 4937 Mansfield Hwy, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 478-9909  VFW Post #8914 220 Oakwood St, Jacksboro, TX 76458; (940) 567-3184 VFW Post #9181 810 Airport Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401; (254) 445-2952 VFW Post #9190 5001 Old Denton Rd, Haltom City, TX 76117; (817) 281-3903  VFW Post #9299 6732 E. Hwy 67, Alvarado, TX 76009; (817) 783-8787

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Vietnam Veterans of America A congressionally chartered national group dedicated to Vietnamera veterans and their families. VVA promotes and supports issues important to Vietnam veterans and works to change public perception of this generation of veterans. Services: Advocacy, Benefit Claims, Family Support, Peer Support, Social 8719 Colesville Rd, Ste. 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 585-4000; www.vva.org Texas State Council PO Box 330245, Fort Worth, TX 76163; (817) 691-5577 www.vvaft.org/Index_TSC.html Vietnam Veterans Asistance Foundation of Texas PO Box 1182, Salado, TX 76571; (254) 947-0050; www.vvaft.org VVA Chapter - 137 Mesquite PO Box 85025, Mesquite TX 75185; (214) 372-8821 VVA Chapter - 920 Denton PO Box 241, Denton, TX 76241; (940) 387-9920; www.vva920.org VVA Chapter - 932 Tyler PO Box 130865, Tyler TX 75713; (903) 520-1070; www.vva932.org VVA Chapter 973 - Sherman PO Box 2978, Sherman, TX 75091; (469) 305-9824 www.vva973.org VVA Chapter - 991 Palestine PO Box 10, Palestine, TX 75802; (903) 729-5399 www.vva991palestinetx.org VVA Chapter - 1009 Corsicana PO Box 1086, Corsicana, TX 75151; (972) 658-6782 VVA Chapter - 1012 Waco PO Box 93, Waco, TX 76703 VVA Chapter - 1013 Grand Prairie PO Box 542046, Grand Prairie, TX 75054; (972) 642-3040 www.Vietnamvetsofgp.org VVA Chapter - 1122 McKinney 413 Roger Graves Cr, McKinney TX 75070; (972) 886-5819 www.ccvva.org 68


Transportation Catholic Charities of Fort Worth via Tarrant Riders Network (TRN) Transportation services are provided in partnership with TRN to CCFW clients and partner agencies for employment, medical appointments, and public benefit office visits, and operates on Saturdays for employment purposes only. Volunteers can drive their own vehicle, choose their own schedule, and make a tangible difference in the lives of fellow community members. Services: Transportation 210 W. South St, Arlington, TX 76010; (817) 534-0814 www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/transportation City of Arlington Offering safe, friendly and reliable “ride share”, door to door transportation services to elderly and persons with disabilities. Services: Disability/Rehab, Transportation 1101 W. Main St, Arlington, TX 76013; (817) 459-5390 www.arlington-tx.gov/handitran City of Cleburne City/County Transportation (CCT) provides a commuter bus route into downtown Fort Worth and demand-response curb-to-curb public transportation throughout Johnson County. To increase efficiency and maximize capacity we strive to pick as many customers up as possible before dropping passengers off at their destination, we are NOT a taxi service. All origin and destination locations must be located within Johnson County, with the exception of Huguley Hospital and the entire city limits of Burleson. Services: Disability/Rehab, Transportation 206 N. Border, Cleburne, TX 76033; (817) 641-1800 www.cleburne.net/148/City-County-Transportation-Cletran City of Grand Prairie The city’s “Grand Connection” transit system serves those who are at least 60 years of age or have a physical or mental disability. Services: Disability/Rehab, Transportation 1821 W. Fwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051; (972) 237-8546  www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/transportation-services/transit 69


City and Rural Rides (CARR) CARR is a rural public transit service operated by Central Texas Rural Transit DistriCt Transportation is available to the general public in our service area. Anyone may schedule a ride to any location in our service area and to limited cities out of our area for various reasons including shopping, work, beauty shop visits, visiting family or friends, and doctor visits. Services: Disability/Rehab, Transportation 2310 S. Concho, Coleman, TX 76834; (800) 710-2277 www.cityandruralrides.com Community Transit Service (CTS) Community Transit Service transportation services were developed to provide safe and efficient transportation to the general public and to persons with special needs as specified by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and as defined by contracts into which Community Transit Service may enter from time to time. Services: Disability/Rehab, Transportation 401 E. 7th Ave, Corsicana TX 75110; (903) 872-2401   www.csicorsicana.org/transit Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) DART Paratransit Service is an origin to destination, curb-to-curb, public transportation service for people with disabilities who are unable to use DART fixed route buses or trains. Paratransit is a shared-ride service operated with modern, accessible vehicles, and taxi cabs.. Services: Disability/Rehab, Transportation 1401 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75202; (214) 979-1111 www.dart.org/riding/paratransit.asp Denton County Transport Authority (DCTA) DCTA Access offers Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service in Denton and Lewisville as well as demand-response, nonADA service in Denton, Lewisville and Highland Village for disabled and elderly (age 65 and over) passengers. An application process is required for all Access services. Services: Disability/Rehab, Transportation 604 E. Hickory St, Denton, TX 76205; (940) 243-0077  www.dcta.net/routes-schedules/other-dcta-services/access 70


Disabled American Veterans Fort Worth Chapter Provides free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. DAV holds monthly chapter meetings and has social events. Services: Advocacy, Benefits/Claims, Disability/Rehab, Family Support, Financial Assistance, Peer Support, PTSD/TBI, Social, Transportation 401 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104; (817) 246-5683 www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tx/20/default.aspx Easter Seals North Texas Ready, Vet, Go! offers peer-to-peer support for veterans with mobility issues. Veteran volunteers train as travel ambassadors for other veterans to assist navigating the public transit system. Services: Transportation 2411 Hemphill St, Fort Worth, TX 76104; (817) 759-7915 www.easterseals.com/northtexas/our-programs/military-veteran-services Fort Worth Transit Authority (FWTA) The FWTA paratransit service (MITS), offers door-to-door transportation within the service areas of Fort Worth and Blue Mound. Trained drivers are available to assist passengers in boarding and alighting vehicles. Services: Transportation 800 Cherry St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 215-8600Â www.the-t.com/services/mits-paratransit His Gracious Hands Asists the elderly, disabled, first responders, Veterans, and single moms in the area with transportation. Services: Spiritual, Transportation 5250 Hwy 78, Ste. 750, Sachse TX; (469) 382-2224 www.hisgracioushands.com MY RIDE Dallas Seniors and persons with disabilities have problems getting where they need to go. To address gaps in transportation in the Greater Dallas Area, the Community Council and the Dallas Area Agency on Aging launched the Community Transportation Network (CTN) now known as the MY RIDE Dallas Coalition. Services: Transportation 1341 W. Mockingbird Ln, Ste. 1000W, Dallas, TX 75247; (972) 855-8084 www.myridedallas.org 71


MY RIDE Tarrant MyRIDE-Tarrant, located at MHMR of Tarrant County, is a one-stop transportation information service that provides one-on-one navigation to guide individuals, families to all transportation options for which an individual is eligible. It assists with completing applications, accessing low-cost options, coordinating trips across multiple cities and provides advocacy to ensure that trips are provided. Services: Transportation 3840 Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (682) 587-7099 www.mhmrtarrant.org/Services/Intellectual-and-Developmental-Disabilities/ Transportation Northeast Transportation Service (NETS) The Northeast Transportation Service (NETS) is a partnership of the cities of Bedford, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller and North Richland Hills. NETS is a door-to-door, demand responsive para-transit service and is available to any resident of a participating city who is disabled or 65 years of age or older. NETS may be used for medical appointments, socialization, employment, essential shopping and education purposes. Services: Transportation (817) 336-8714, www.ridenets.com Public Transit Services (PTS) The mission of PTS is to provide affordable, accessible and connected transportation services that allow access to employment, education, healthcare, and commerce, and meeting the social needs of the communities within Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. Services: Transportation 7611 Hwy 180 East, Mineral Wells TX 76068; (940) 328-1391 ext. 2 www.publictransitservices.org Ride2Work Provide transportation to qualified, low- and moderate-income Arlington residents to help them access a broad range of employment-related activities including jobs, job training, job interviews, educational resources and childcare. Must live within the City of Arlington, and not be eligible for Handitran. Services: Transportation 210 W. South St, Arlington, TX 76010; (817) 277-6620 www.span-transit.org/veterans-transportation 72


SPAN Transit- Special Program for Aging Needs Span Denton County also provides transportation for veterans living anywhere in Denton County to the Veteran Affairs hospitals in Dallas and Fort Worth. Disabled veterans may qualify for door-to-door service from their home. Services: Transportation 1800 Malone St, Denton, TX 76201; (940) 382-2224 www.span-transit.org/veterans-transportation Star Transit STAR Transit is a provider of Medicaid transportation in our service area. This includes Kaufman County, Rockwall County, Seagoville, Balch Springs and Mesquite. We also provide Medicaid transportation in Ellis County and Navarro County. Services: Transportation 500 Industrial Blvd, Terrell, TX 75160; (877) 631-5278 www.startransit.org Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS) Officially Texoma Area Paratransit System, the organization is better known as TAPS Public Transit. TAPS is a private, non-profit corporation and a political subdivision of the State of Texas. In its decades of operation, TAPS has grown into a system of more than 180 buses and vans providing in excess of 300,000 trips this year in a seven county service area. Serving Clay, Collin, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Montague and Wise counties. Services: Transportation 3400 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman, TX 75090; (844) 603-6048Â www.tapsbus.com

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Employment, Job Training and Business Development Americorps Assist Veterans in developing their educational opportunities (including opportunities for professional certification, licensure, or credentials), coordinating activities with and assisting state and local agencies administering Veterans’ education benefits. Services: Job Skills Training, Transportation 300 E. 8th St, Ste. G-169, Austin, TX 78701; (800) 942-2677 www.nationalservice.gov/focus-areas/veterans-and-military-families Citizens Development Center Provides training and resources to veterans with disabilities. Resources include: job readiness support, computer services, placement assistance, case management, support groups, employee-consultant liaison support and transportation assistance. Services: Case Management, Coaching, Counseling, Disability, Job Skills Training, Peer Support, Transportation 8800 Ambassador Row, Dallas, TX 75247; (214) 637-2911 www.citizensdevelopmentcenter.org Community Learning Center Incorporated Job and career advancement opportunities for veterans through academic remediation, resume assistance, interview skills training, job placement and career counseling. Services: Jobs Skill Training 555 N. Grants Ln, Fort Worth, TX 76108; (817)569-5008, ext.16 www.clcinc.org Fort Worth Veterans Industries Offers a compensated work therapy program to assist veterans in their return to employment. The program maintains long-term quality relationships with business and industry, promoting employment opportunities for veterans with physical and mental disabilities. Services: Disability, Job Skills Training 101 New York Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104; (817) 255-7160 www.cwt.va.gov 74


Goodwill Industries Provides job training and placement services for veterans with the goal of achieving job placement, retention and financial stability. Services: Financial Assistance, Job Skills Training Dallas County 3020 N. Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX 75212; (214) 638-2800 www.goodwilldallas.org/Info Goodwill of East Texas 409 E. Locust, Tyler, TX 75702; (903) 593-8438 www.teamrwb.org goodwilleasttexas.com Heart of Texas 1700 S. New Rd, Waco TX 76711; (254) 753-7337 www.teamrwb.org hotgoodwill.org NorthEast Texas 2206 E. Lamar St, Sherman, TX 75090; (903) 893-3145 www.goodwilldallas.org/Info Tarrant County 14005 Campus Dr, Fort Worth; TX 76119; (817) 332-7866 www.goodwillfortworth.org Hire Heroes USA Uses military and business professionals to train veterans in the skills of self-marketing and supports career search to find good jobs. Through group workshops and efforts to connect job seekers with veteran-friendly companies, veterans get personal assistance to overcome barriers to employment. Services: Job Skills Training Plano, TX; (866) 801-8140; www.hireheroesusa.org Honor Courage Commitment Inc. Educates, mentors, and guides veterans to become sociallyresponsible entrepreneurs and community leaders through career matching and referrals. Transitioning veterans learn to transfer skills to business and the community. Services: Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Job Skills Training 13625 Neutron Rd, Dallas, TX 75244; (214) 431-3834 www.honorcouragecommitment.org 75


Momentum Texas, Inc. Manages the Dallas Fort Worth Veterans Business Assistance program and provides free training and coaching to veterans who want to start or grow a business. Services: Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Job Skills Training 1402 Corinth St, Ste. 115, Dallas, TX 75215; (214) 421-3771 www.momentumtexas.org Naval Air Station Forth Worth Joint Reserve Base Fleet and Family Support Services Promotes the self-reliance and resiliency of service members and the families of NAS Fort Worth JRB. Focuses on deployment support, crisis response, career support and counseling for individuals, families and commands. Provides professional services through education classes and individual appointments on the base. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Job Skills Training 1510 Chennault Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76113; (817) 782-5287 www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/installations/nas_jrb_fort_worth/ffr.html Texas Veterans Leadership Program at Workforce Solutions Connecting returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with the resources and tools they need to lead productive lives. Helps veterans find a job and enhance marketable skills. Offers resume services, job training and online job search assistance taking advantage of Workforce Solutions’ resource and referral network. Helps employers find qualified veteran job applicants. Services: Coaching, Job Skills Training, Peer Support www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/texas-veterans-leadership-program Workforce Solutions North Texas 4309 Old Jacksboro Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76302; (940) 322-1801 Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas 1300 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76205; (940) 382-6712, Ext 4390 Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas 801 S. State Hwy 161, Grand Prairie, TX 7505; (972)264-5881 Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County 1320 S. University Dr, Ste. 600, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 804-4261 Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas 3402 N. Buckner, Ste. 308, Dallas, TX 75228; (214) 319-4328 76


Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas 4100 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703; (903) 561-8131 Workforce Solutions East Texas 4100 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703; (903) 561-8131 Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas 1416 S. New Rd, Waco, TX 76711; (512) 914-7465 Workforce Solutions Texoma 2415 S. Austin Av, Ste. 105, Denison, TX 75020; (903) 463-9997 US Department of Labor - Veteran Employment Training Service (VETS) Program VETS is committed to helping America’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights. Services: Job Skills Training 1-866-487-2356 www.dol.gov/vets/programs Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at the University of Texas at Arlington The Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University Of Texas Arlington (UTAVBOC) is the premier resource for education, training and inspiration to empower transitioning veterans, disabled veterans, National Guard and reserve component members, and spouses to become business owners. UTAVBOC provides collaborative, handson, interactive learning opportunities for transitioning veterans, disabled veterans, National Guard and reserve component members, and spouses through a community of entrepreneur resource partners nationally, locally and across US Small Business Administration Region VI. Services: Entrepreneurship 701 S. West St, Arlington, TX 76019; (817) 272-6789 www.uta.edu/business/dean/vboc.php

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VetStarts Nonprofit direct service provider of vet-to-vet identity coaching and career transition training. The “Halftime for Veterans” program provides veterans the camaraderie and coaching to start new lives, new careers and new veteran-owned businesses. The “Gateway for Veterans” program networks market place leaders in the business, education, government, and social sectors to develop community vetsuccess ecosystems. Services: Career Coaching, Entrepreneurship 406 Summit Ave, Arlington, TX 76013; (817) 999-2572 www.vetstarts.com VET Worthy Provides military veterans, spouses, children, and caretakers with connections to career and financial planning, job development, and skills training support. In addition, military families are connected to the necessary community resources such as mental health counseling, housing assistance, food assistance, and legal aid. The program specifically targets post 9/11 veterans and female veterans; however, it is open to any veteran with a discharge other than dishonorable. Services: Counseling, Family Support, Financial Assistance/Education, Legal, Job Skills Training, Mental Health 4005 Campus Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 332-7866 veterans@goodwillfw.org

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Education Veterans and veterans’ family members in Texas may be eligible for educational benefits. Here is information on schools, benefits, and rules for those who have served or are serving in the military and seeking higher education at a Texas college or university. GI Bill: It is a federal education benefit provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs available to eligible veterans and service members. www.benefits.va.gov/gibill Hazlewood Act: It provides educational benefits to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and to the eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans. www.tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act Austin College (Veterans Services) Austin College is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education at Austin College. The Office of the Registrar in Caruth Administration Building Room 123 will provide assistance with veterans services. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1900 N. Grand Ave, Sherman, TX 75090; (903) 813-2373 www.austincollege.edu/campus-offices/academic-affairs/registrar/veteran-students Cisco College (Veteran Student Services) Cisco College is a 2 year community college. Our Veteran Student Services will assist with applying for educational benefits, and enrollment into courses. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 101 College Heights, Cisco, TX 76437; (325) 794-4465 www.cisco.edu/s/926/index.aspx?sid=926&gid=1&pgid=910 Collin College (Veterans Service Office) Collin College is a 2 year community college. The Veterans Services Office connects students with resources designed to ensure a smooth transition into college and foster academic success. Office is on the Spring Creek Campus Room D-154. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074; (972) 881-5774 www.collin.edu/studentresources/veteransresources 79


Dallas Baptist University (Veteran Student Admissions) Dallas Baptist University is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The Veteran Student Admisssion assists veterans and active service men and women from every branch. There are special programs in place, including The Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education, and designated counselors who understand the unique needs of military personnel and will ensure that you receive your full benefits. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211; (214) 333-5363 www.dbu.edu/pages/military Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD Veterans Services) Dallas County Community College District is a network of seven independent 2 year community colleges. College is within your reach — whether it’s to further your education, convert your military experience into college credit, finish an uncompleted degree or retrain for a new civilian career. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1601 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75215; (214) 378-1824 www.dcccd.edu/services/veterans/Pages/default.aspx Brookhaven Campus 3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75244; (972) 860-4700 www.brookhavencollege.edu/services/veterans/Pages/default.aspx Cedar Valley Campus 3030 N. Dallas Ave, Lancaster, TX 75134; (972) 860-8201 www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/services/veterans/Pages/default.aspx Eastfield Campus 3737 Motley Dr, Mesquite, TX 75150; (972) 860-7100 www.eastfieldcollege.edu/services/veterans/Pages/default.aspx El Centro Campus 801 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202; (214) 860-2000 www.elcentrocollege.edu/services/veterans/Pages/default.aspx Mountain View Campus 4849 W. Illinois Ave, Dallas, TX 75211; (214) 860-8680 www.mountainviewcollege.edu/services/veterans/Pages/default.aspx 80


North Lake Campus 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038; (972) 273-3000 www.northlakecollege.edu/services/veterans/Pages/default.aspx Richland Campus 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75243; (972) 238-6100 www.richlandcollege.edu/services/veterans/Pages/default.aspx Education Opportunity Center The Educational Opportunity Center helps you plan the education and training you need to move up in life. We show you how to navigate the admissions and financial aid process so you can enroll in the college, university, or vocational school of your choice. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training www.uta.edu/eoc/ Dallas County 1111 W. Mockingbird Ln, Ste. 1065, Dallas, TX 75247 (214) 920-9288 Tarrant County 2300 Circle Dr, Ste. 2308, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 531-2657 Grayson College (Veterans Services) Grayson College is a 2 year community college. Our two offices, the Veterans Services Office and the Veteran’s Hub, have a unique and powerful relationship to facilitate your transition so you can achieve your educational goals. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 6101 Grayson Dr, Denison, TX 75020; (903) 415-2614 www.grayson.edu/gettingstarted/Financial%20Aid/Veterans%20Services%20Office/ index.html Hill College (Student Veteran Services) Hill College is a 2 year community college. Our Student Veteran Services are committed to assisting those who have so diligently give their time and in some cases their lives for the freedoms we enjoy everyday. Our staff is dedicated to helping you reach your educational goals. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 112 Lamar, Hillboro, TX 76645; (254) 659-7606 www.hillcollege.edu/Admissions_and_Aid/Admissions/Veterans.html 81


Midwestern State University (Veterans Affairs) Midwestern State University is a 4 year university and Graduate School. Our Veterans Affairs will assist with applying for educational benefits, and enrollment into courses. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308; (940) 397-4305 www.mwsu.edu/registrar/veterans Navarro College (Office of Financial Aid) Navarro College is a 2 year community college. Our start began with classes in September 1946, and most members of the first student body were returning veterans from World War II. We continue to proudly serve veteran students to this day. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 3200 W. 7th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110; (903) 875-7347 www.navarrocollege.edu/financialaid/veterans-benefits North Central Texas College (Office of Financial Aid) North Central Texas College is a 2 year community college. The Office of Financial Aid at North Central Texas College is here to remove financial barriers, provide students with information to secure the necessary financial resources to meet their educational goals, and access to higher education. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1525 W. California St, Gainesville, TX 76240; (940) 668-4242 www.nctc.edu/FinancialAidHome/Veteran_Services.aspx Northwood University (Military Veterans) Northwood University is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education. Our admissions and enrollment processes are designed to be straightforward and trouble-free. Your military training and life experience put you in a great position to start pursuing an education today. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1114 W. FM 1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104; (817) 737-6443 www.northwood.edu/military/gettingstarted

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Paris Junior College (Office of Student Financial Aid) Paris Junior College is a 2 year community college. Veteran Affairs are administered through the Office of Student Financial Aid located in the Alford Center. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 2400 Clarksville, Paris, TX 75460; (903) 782-0371 www.parisjc.edu/index.php/pjc2/main/veterans Parker University (Tuition/Financial Aid Office) Parker University offers Associate, Bachelor, and Graduate Degree Programs. Our Tuition and Financial Aid Office will assist with applying for educational benefits, and enrollment into courses. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 2540 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75229; (214) 902-2429 www.parker.edu/tuition-financial-aid Paul Quinn College (Office of Financial Aid) 2Paul Quinn College is a 4 year university. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education. The Office of Financial Aid will assist with applying for educational benefits, and enrollment into courses. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd, Dallas, TX 75241; (214) 379-5497 www.pqc.edu/financial-aid Ranger College (Registar Office) Ranger College is a 2 year Community College. Veterans bring or mail one copy of your Certificate of Eligibility and a copy of your DD214 to the VA Certifying Official at the Registrar Office in the Academic Building, Room 5. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1100 College Cr, Ranger, TX 76470; (254) 647-3234 www.rangercollege.edu Southern Methodist University (Veterans) Southern Methodist University is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The Veterans website contains information from applying to graduation. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 6425 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205; (214) 768-4348 www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Veterans 83


Tarleton State University (Office of Veteran Affairs) Tarleton State University is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) assists all students using federal education benefits in the pursuit of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. The office is in Tarleton Center, Room 126. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1333 W. Washington St, Stephenville, TX 76402; (254) 968-9000 www.tarleton.edu/veterans/index.html Tarrant County College District (Veteran Service Centers) Tarrant County College is a 2 year community college. A Veteran Service Center is available on each campus with a Veterans Counselor representing TCC; and a VetSuccess Counselor from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1500 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 515-8223 www.tccd.edu/students/veterans Northeast Campus 828 W. Harwood, Hurst TX 76054; (817) 515-6493 www.tccd.edu/locations/northeast-campus Northwest Campus 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76179; (817) 515-7908 www.tccd.edu/locations/northwest-campus South Campus 5301 Campus Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 515-4894 www.tccd.edu/locations/south-campus Southeast Campus 2100 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76018; (817) 515-3381 www.tccd.edu/locations/southeast-campus Trinity River Campus 300 Trinity Campus Cr, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 515-1273 www.tccd.edu/locations/trinity-river-campus Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Free Workshop for Veterans interested in starting a farm or ranch. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 600 John Kimbrough Blvd, Ste. 509, College Station, TX 77843; (979) 845-7800, help@agrilife.org www.txagrability.tamu.edu/farm-ranch 84


Texas A&M University-Commerce (Veterans and Military Services) Texas A&M University-Commerce is a 4 year university and Graduate School. For veterans services, visit Student Access and Success Center, Room 123. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 2200 Campbell St, Commerce, TX 75428; (903) 886-5123 www.tamuc.edu/admissions/veteransAffairs Texas A&M Law School Fort Worth (Veterans Benefits) The Texas A&M University School of Law Fort Worth is a Graduate School. Texas A&M University has a distinguished history of providing educational services to individuals preparing to enter our Armed Forces, those currently serving and personnel transitioning to civilian life. Veterans and their dependents may be eligible for both federal and state tuition benefits. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1515 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 212-4090 www.law.tamu.edu/prospective/financial-aid/veterans-benefits Texas Christian University Texas Christian University is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education. Veterans Services provides assistance to military and veteran students in navigating admission, enrollment and financial aid processes and will coordinate academic advising, tutoring, counseling, disability services, benefits information and additional referrals to state and federal resources. The office is in Jarvis Hall 219. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 2800 S. University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129; (817) 257-5557 www.reg.tcu.edu/vetinfo.asp Texas State Technical College (North Texas Campus - Veteran Services) Texas State Technical College (TSTC), North Texas Campus, is a 2 year community college. This is a statewide technical-vocational college. We take pride in providing the best career training for our veterans, and strongly advocate for getting hired after graduation. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 3801 Campus Dr, Waco, TX 76705; (903) 923-3228 www.tstc.edu/veterans 85


Texas Wesleyan University Texas Wesleyan University is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education. This supplements the tuition benefits of the Post 9/11. When you graduate, you’ll be recognized for your service with honor cords and a service pin. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, TX 76105; (817) 531-4420 txwes.edu/admissions/veterans Texas Woman’s University (Veteran Student Services) Texas Woman’s University is a 4 year university and Graduate School. Special services include: academic credit for applicable military experience, early course registration, help with Hazelwood and GI benefits, smaller classes, study workshops, Student Veterans Association and veteran cords at commencement. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training www.twu.edu/veterans Dallas Campus 828 W. Harwood, Hurst TX 76054; (214) 689-6500 Denton Campus 304 Administration Dr, Denton, TX 76204; (940) 898-2789 Trinity Valley Community College (Veterans Financial Aid) Trinity Valley Community College is 2 year community college. Our Veterans Financial Aid Staff will assist with educational benefits. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 100 Cardinal Dr, Athens, TX 75751; (903) 675-6228 www.tvcc.edu/veterans/default.aspx?zoneid=346&deptid=205 TRiO Educational Talent Search TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 503 W. 3rd St, Carlisle Hall, Arlington, TX 76019; (817) 272-0348 www.uta.edu/ts/trio.php 86


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth 3218 E. Belknap St, Fort Worth, TX 76111; (817) 834-4711 www.fortworthkids.org/ Eastfield College - Pleasant Grove Campus 802 S. Buckner Blvd, Rm C-141, Dallas, TX 75217; (972) 860-5373 www.eastfieldcollege.edu/services/trio/Pages/talent-search.aspx Paris Junior College 1325 S. Collegiate, Paris, TX 75460; (903) 782-0350 www.parisjc.edu/index.php/pjc2/main/talent-search Southern Methodist University 6425 Boaz Ln, Simmons School of Education, Dallas, TX 75205 (214) 768-2364 www.smu.edu/Simmons/CommunityEnrichment CollegeAccessPrograms/EducationalTalentSearch Tarleton State University 1333 W. Washington, O.A. Grant Bldg, Rm 210, Stephenville, TX 76402 (254) 968-9369 www.tarleton.edu/trio/ets/index.html University of North Texas 1155 Union Cr, Sage Hall, Rm 215, Denton, TX 76203; (940) 565-2090 www.trio.unt.edu/ts Weatherford College 225 College Park Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 598-6497 www.wc.edu/campus-resources/educational-talent-search TRiO Student Support Services Student Support Services (SSS) program provides support services to low-income students, first generation college students, and disabled students enrolled in post-secondary education programs. Eligible students may receive (among other services) personal and academic career counseling, career guidance, instruction, mentoring, and tutoring. The goal of SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. 87


Eastfield College - Pleasant Grove Campus 802 S. Buckner Blvd, Rm C-141, Dallas, TX 75217; (972) 860-8353 www.eastfieldcollege.edu/services/trio/ Grayson College 6101 Grayson Dr, Counseling Center, Denison, TX 75020; (903) 463-8689 www.grayson.edu/current-students/student-support-services Midwestern State University 3410 Taft Blvd, West Campus Annex Bldg, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 (940) 397-4076 www.mwsu.edu/studentsupportservices Mountain View College 4849 W. Illinois Ave, Rm 2064, Dallas, TX 75211; (214) 860-8883 alt.mountainviewcollege.edu/studservices/studsuccess/supportservice/Pages/default.aspx Navarro College 3200 W. 7th Ave, TRIO Center, Gooch One-Stop Student Center, Corsicana, TX 75110; (903) 875-7440 www.navarrocollege.edu/support-services/trio North Central Texas College 1500 N. Corinth St, Rm 170, Corinth, TX 76208; (940) 498-6412 www.nctc.edu/student-services/trio-student-support-services.html North Lake College 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd, A413 Irving, TX 75038; (972) 273-3150 www.wc.edu/campus-resources/educational-talent-search Paul Quinn College 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd, Dallas, TX 75241; (214) 379-5425 www.pqc.edu/student-support-services Ranger College 1100 College Cr, Library, Ranger, TX 76470; (254) 267-7014 www.rangercollege.edu/support.html 88


Richland College 12800 Abrams Rd, C225B, Dallas, TX 75243; (972) 238-6159 alt.richlandcollege.edu/trio/contact-trio-student-support-services Tarrant County College District-South Campus 5301 Campus Dr, SACA Building, Rm 1108, Fort Worth, TX 76119 (817) 515-4260 www.tccd.edu/academics/support-programs/stars/ Texas A & M University-Commerce 2200 Campbell St, Halladay Student Services Bldg, Rm 303 Commerce, TX 75428; (903) 886-5839 www.tamuc.edu/campuslife/campusservices/trioPrograms/studentSupportServices Texas Christian University 3000 Bellaire Dr N., Rickel Bldg, Ste. 163, Fort Worth, TX 76129 (817) 257-5680 trio.tcu.edu/student-support-services/ Tyler Junior College 1327 S. Baxter Ave, Rogers Student Center 301, Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 510-2612 www.tjc.edu/info/20274/student_support_services University of North Texas 1155 Union Cr, Sage Hall, Rm 217, Denton, TX 76203; (940) 565-4754 trio.unt.edu/sss University of Texas at Arlington 602 W. 2nd St, Ransom Hall, Ste. 206, Arlington, TX 76019; (817) 272-3684 www.uta.edu/universitycollege/current/academic-support/sss Weatherford College 225 College Park Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 598-6484 www.wc.edu/campus-resources/student-outreach/student-support-services

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Tyler Junior College (Veterans Affairs) Tyler Junior College is a 2 year community college. Tyler Junior College is a designated Military Friendly CollegeÂŽ and Purple Heart College, with programs in place to guide military veterans through academics and into a fulfilling career. Visit the Veterans Affairs Office in Rogers Student Center Room 308. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1327 South Baxter Ave, Tyler, TX 75701; (903) 510-3750 www.tjc.edu/veterans University of Dallas (Military and Veterans Information) The University of Dallas is a 4 year school and Graduate School. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows a veteran to cover the cost of a private education. Our Military and Veterans Information is dedicated to assisting veterans in their pursuit of higher education, and we are committed to providing you with a high quality, liberal arts education. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1845 E. Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062; (972) 721-5385 www.udallas.edu/offices/veterans University of North Texas (Student Veteran Services) University of North Texas (UNT) is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The staff in Sage Hall hopes to create a seamless transition from military life to civilian college life. Our goal is to provide student veterans and dependents connections to resources both on and off campus. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1155 Union Cr, Ste. 123, Denton, TX 76203; (940) 565-2000 www.veterans.unt.edu University of North Texas at Dallas (Veterans Success Center) University of North Texas Dallas is a 4 year university and Graduate. The Veterans Success Center provides support to student veterans and their dependents completing the admission and enrollment process, degree plan selection, course registration, and utilization of their V.A. benefits and also help student veterans become involved in student activities and clubs, access campus and community resources, and ultimately transition into the civilian work force. The Veterans Success Center is in Founders Hall 208. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 1901 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201; (972) 338-1786 www.untdallas.edu/veterans 90


University of North Texas Health Science Center (Registrar Office) University of North Texas Health Science Center is a Graduate School. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life for the people of Texas and beyond through excellence in education, research, clinical care and community engagement to provide national leadership in primary care. The university continues to receive recognition for five consecutive years as a Veteran Friendly Campus. Services: Counseling, Higher Education, Job Skills Training 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 735-2483 www.unthsc.edu/students/registrar/veterans-benefits University of Texas at Arlington (Student Veteran Project) Student Veteran Project (SVP) is an intervention study testing effective models of supported education services for veterans pursuing higher education. SVP assists veterans who participate in the research program to learn skills and access services to meet their educational goals. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 701 S. Nedderman, Arlington, TX 76019; (817) 272-2011 www.uta.edu/vets University of Texas at Dallas (Military and Veteran Center) University of Texas at Dallas is a 4 year university and Graduate School. The Military and Veteran Center provides multifaceted support for veteran and military-affiliated students, from admission to graduation. There is a peer support program that connects new student vets with current student vets. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080; (972) 883-4914 www.utdallas.edu/veterans/about University of Texas at Tyler (Veteran Resource Center) The University of Texas at Tyler is a 4 year university and Graduate School. Our Veterans Resource Center staff is dedicated to helping you achieve success in pursuit of your academic, career and personal goals. The location is in The University Center 2140. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 3900 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75799; (903) 565-5972 www.uttyler.edu/veteransaffairs University of Texas Health Northeast at Tyler (Registrar Office) University of Texas Health Northeast at Tyler is a Graduate School. We are part of the renowned University of Texas System, who is at the forefront of advancing healthcare. The Registrar Office will assist veterans with education benefits. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 11937 US Hwy 271, Tyler, TX 75708; (713) 500-3361 www.uth.edu/registrar/current-students/student-information/veteranshazelwood-aCthtm 91


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Veterans Education Benefits) The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is Graduate School. Veterans Education Benefits are available to eligible full- or part-time University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center students or employees who are active-duty or reserve military personnel, veterans, or in some cases, the child or spouse of a veteran. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390; (214) 648-3606, www.utsouthwestern.edu/about-us/administrative-offices/student-and-alumni-affairs/ veterans-education-benefits/ Vernon College (Veteran Services) Vernon College is a 2 year community college. Our goal with Veterans Services is to provide the tools and information you need to make informed decisions regarding potential benefits. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 4105 Maplewood, Wichita Falls, TX 76308; (940) 696-8752 www.vernoncollege.edu/handbook-for-veterans Veterans Upward Bound The program will be individually tailored to the needs of each veteran. Some may only need a few of our services, others may want to participate in everything we have to offer. The best thing about the program is that it is totally FREE for our participants. All materials for refresher courses, computer training, and workbooks will be provided. Any qualified veteran no matter what school he or she plans to attend. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 406 Summit Ave, Arlington, TX 76013; (817) 272-9VUB(882) www.uta.edu/veteransub Weatherford College (Veterans Center) Weatherford College (WC) is a 2 year community college. There is a Veterans Center in the Student Services Building. Currently, WC, working with the Veterans Administration, a Parker County Veterans Officer and other organizations, assists veterans in a number of ways. Services: Higher Education, Job Skills Training 225 College Park Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 598-6243 www.wc.edu/military-veterans

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County Veteran Services Offices County veteran services offices provide assistance, counsel and advocacy for veterans, spouses, widows and dependents, helping them to obtain state and federal veterans’ benefits. The offices can help secure copies of DD214s, medals and certificates, and provide information on VA healthcare, service-connected claims, pensions, dependency indemnity claims, education, home loans, insurance, burial benefits and other veterans concerns. There is a county residence requirement to obtain service. Anderson County Veteran Services Office 2000 S. Loop 256, Ste. 36, Palestine, TX 75801; (903) 723-2100 www.co.anderson.tx.us Archer County Veteran Services Office 112 E. Walnut, Archer City, TX 76351; (940) 574-4700 www.co.archer.tx.us/default.aspx?Archer_County/Veterans Bosque County Veteran Services Office 110 South St, Meridian, TX 76665; (254) 723-1128 www.bosquecounty.us/veterans-services Clay County Veteran Services Office 101 N. Main St, Henrietta, TX 76365; (940) 539-4052 www.co.clay.tx.us/veterans-service-officer Collin County Veteran Services Office 900 E. Park Blvd, Ste. 150, Plano, TX 75074; (972) 881-3060 www.collincountytx.gov/veterans/Pages/default.aspx Comanche County Veteran Services Office 211 S. Austin St, Comanche, TX 76442; (325) 356-3766 www.comanchecountytexas.net Cooke County Veteran Services Office 301 S. Chestnut, Gainesville, TX 76240; (940) 668-5436 www.co.cooke.tx.us/default.aspx?Cooke_County/Veterans Dallas County Veteran Services Office 2377 N. Stemmons Fwy, Ste. 631, Dallas, TX 75207; (972) 692-4939 www.dallascounty.org/department/veterans/veterans_index.php Denton County Veteran Services Office 1505 E. McKinney St, Denton, TX 76209; (940) 349-2950 www.dentoncounty.com/Departments/Veterans-Service.aspx 93


Eastland County Veteran Services Office 100 W. Main, BSMT 1, Eastland, TX 76448; (254) 629-6008 www.eastlandcountytexas.com/default.aspx?Eastland_County/Veterans Ellis County Veteran Services Office 101 W. Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165; (972) 825-5099 www.co.ellis.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=103 Ennis Office 207 S. Sonoma Tr, Ennis TX 75119; (972) 825-5328 www.co.ellis.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=103 Erath County Veteran Services Office 112 W. College St, Rm 107, Stephenville, TX 76401; (254) 965-1443 www.co.erath.tx.us/veteran.html Fannin County Veteran Services Office 1201 E. 9th St,, Bonham, TX 75418; (903) 583-6390 www.co.fannin.tx.us/default.aspx?Fannin_County/County.VSO Freestone County Veteran Services Office 800 Main St, Teague, TX 75860; (254) 739-2776 www.co.freestone.tx.us/default.aspx?Freestone_County/Veterans Grayson County Veteran Services Office 100 W. Houston, Sherman, TX 75090; (903) 813-4254 www.co.grayson.tx.us/default.aspx?name=va.home Henderson County Veteran Services Office 125 N. Prairieville St, Rm 112, Athens, TX 75751; (903) 675-6109 www.henderson-county.com/departments/veterans-services Hill County Veteran Services Office 126 S. Covington, Rm 6, Hillsboro, TX 76645; (254) 582-4074 www.co.hill.tx.us/default.aspx?Hill_County/Veterans Hood/Somervell County Veteran Services Office 100 E. Pearl St, Rm 112, Granbury, TX 76048; (817) 579-3292 www.co.hood.tx.us/338/Veterans-Services Hopkins/Delta County Veteran Services Office 118 Church St, Sulpher Springs, TX 75482; (903) 439-1065 www.hopkinscountytx.org/default.aspx?Hopkins_County/Veterans Hunt County Veteran Services Office 2801 Stuart St, Greenville, TX 75401; (903) 454-2552 www.huntcounty.net/index.aspx?NID=897 94


Jack County Veteran Services Office 220 Oakwood, Jackboro, TX 76458; (940) 567-3184 www.jackcounty.org Johnson County Veteran Services Office 2 N Main St, Ste. B9, Cleburne, TX 76033; (817) 556-6351 247 Elk Dr, Ste. 102 Burleson, TX 76028; (817) 202-2971 www.johnsoncountytx.org/veterans Kaufman County Veteran Services Office 100 N. Washington, Kaufman, TX 75142; (972) 932-4331 ext. 1222 www.kaufmancounty.org/veterans-affairs Lamar County Veteran Services Office 231 Lamar Ave, Rm 101, Paris, TX 75460; (903) 737-2484 www.co.lamar.tx.us/default.aspx?Lamar_County/Veterans Leon County Veteran Services Office 113 W. Main, Annex I, Centerville, TX 75833; (903) 907-1181 www.co.leon.tx.us/default.aspx?Leon_County/Veterans Limestone County Veteran Services Office 1205 S. McKinney St, Mexia, TX 76667-3230; (254) 562-6288 www.co.limestone.tx.us McLennan County Veteran Services Office 2010 LaSalle, Waco, TX 76706; (254) 297-7171 ext. 4118 www.co.mclennan.tx.us/262/Veteran-Services Montague County Veteran Services Office PO Box 103, Montague, TX 76251; (940) 894-6171 www.co.montague.tx.us/default.aspx?Montague_County/Veterans Navarro County Veteran Services Office 601 N. 13th St, Ste. 7, Corsicana, TX 75110; (903) 654-3017 www.co.navarro.tx.us/default.aspx?Navarro_County/Veterans Palo Pinto County Veteran Services Office 121 S. 5th Ave, Palo Pinto, TX 76484; (940) 659-1275 www.co.palo-pinto.tx.us/default.aspx?Palo-Pinto_County/Veterans Parker County Veteran Services Office 1112 Santa Fe Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086; (817) 598-6153 www.parkercountytx.com/Index.aspx?NID=157 95


Rains County Veteran Services Office 110 E. North St, Emory, TX 75440; (903) 473-5055 www.co.rains.tx.us/default.aspx?Rains_County/Veterans Rockwall County Veteran Services Office 915 Whitmore Dr, Ste. D, Rockwall, TX 75087; (972) 204-7280 www.rockwallcountytexas.com/652/Veterans-Service-Office Smith County Veteran Services Office 210 E. Ferguson, Tyler, TX 75702; (903) 590-2950 www.smith-county.com/Government/Departments/Veterans/ VeteransServices.aspx Stephens County Veteran Services Office 1860 CR 217, Breckenridge, TX 76424; (254) 559-7021 www.co.stephens.tx.us/default.aspx?Stephens_County/Veterans Tarrant County Veteran Services Office 1200 Circle Dr, Ste. 300, Fort Worth, TX 76119; (817) 531-5645 www.tarrantcounty.com/eveterans Titus County Veteran Services Office 100 W. 1st St, Ste. B100, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455; (903) 577-6763 www.co.titus.tx.us/veteran_services/veteran_services.html Van Zandt County Veteran Services Office 121 E. Dallas St, Canton, TX 75103; (903) 567-7985 www.vanzandtcounty.org/default.aspx?Van-Zandt_County/Veterans Wichita County Veteran Services Office 600 Scott St, Ste. 203, Wichita Falls, TX 76301; (940) 716-8599 www.co.wichita.tx.us/veterans Wise County Veteran Services Office 205 N. State, Decatur, TX 76234; (940) 627-2470 www.manta.com/c/mm62cbq/wise-county-veterans-service-office Wood County Veteran Services Office 301 E. Goode, St, Quitman, TX 75783; (903) 763-5581 www.mywoodcounty.com/default.aspx?name=vetsrvc Young County Veteran Services Office 516 Fourth Street, Rm B3, Graham, TX 76450; (940) 521-1849 www.co.young.tx.us/default.aspx?Young_County/Veterans 96


Organization Index

City of Arlington����������������������������������69 City of Cleburne����������������������������������69 City of Grand Prairie ��������������������������69 City of Tyler Veteran and Community Roundtable ������������������������������������������4 Collin College (Veterans Service Office) �����������������������������������������������������������79 Collin County Veterans Coalition��������54 Combat Veterans Readjustment Team �����������������������������������������������������������18 Community Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) ��������������������������������18 Community Based Outpatient Clinics 44 Community Healthcore ����������������������18 Community Learning Center Incorporated ��������������������������������������74 Community Lifeline Center ����������������18 Community Transit Service (CTS)������70 Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)������70 Dallas Baptist University (Veteran Student Admissions)��������������������������80 Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD Veterans Services)��80 Dallas Life ��������������������������������������������4 Dallas VA Medical Center ������������������44 Defenders of Freedom�����������������������54 Denton County Transport Authority (DCTA)������������������������������������������������70 Denton County Veterans Coalition ����54 Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)����������41 Disabled American Veterans��������������55 Disabled American Veterans��������������71 Easter Seals North Texas ������������������71 Education Opportunity Center������������81 Equestrian Therapy����������������������������18 Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship ��19 Equine Connection Counseling����������19 Family Endeavors��������������������������������4 F.A.R.M. (Farmers Assisting Returning Military) ����������������������������������������������57

22 Kill��������������������������������������������������46 Adaptive Training Foundation������������41 Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) ����������������������������������������������16 Alliance 4 The Brave��������������������������46 Allies in Service����������������������������������46 American GI Forum – National Veteran Outreach Program������������������������������46 American Red Cross ��������������������������2 American Trooper Resale Shop ��������51 Americorps ����������������������������������������74 AmVets (American Veterans) ������������51 Andrews Center����������������������������������17 Army Aviation Association of America53 Assistance Center of Collin County����31 Association of the US Army (AUSA)��53 Attitudes and Attire ����������������������������31 Austin College (Veterans Services)����79 Austin Street Center ����������������������������3 Battle Buddy Info��������������������������������54 Bent Anchor Ranch����������������������������19 Big Brothers Big Sisters���������������������31 Blue Star Mothers������������������������������32 Boots to Heels������������������������������������32 BrothersKeepers��������������������������������41 Camp C.O.P.E. (Courage.Optimism. Patience.Encouragement)������������������33 Catholic Charities ��������������������������������3 Catholic Charities ������������������������������17 Catholic Charities of Fort Worth via Tarrant Riders Network (TRN) ����������69 Center for BrainHealth������������������������17 Center for Therapeutic Change����������17 Center for Transforming Lives (Formerly YWCA)��������������������������������������������������3 Cisco College (Veteran Student Services)��������������������������������������������79 Citizens Development Center������������74 City and Rural Rides (CARR) ������������70 97


Liberty House ��������������������������������������6 Life Path Systems������������������������������21 Lone Star Military Resource Group����35 Marine Corps League ������������������������59 Marriage Management, Inc.���������������35 Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute �����������������������������������������������������������22 Meals on Wheels����������������������������������6 MedMark Treatment Centers��������������22 Mental Health America ����������������������22 Mental Health Connection������������������22 MetroCare Services����������������������������23 Metroplex Military Charitable Trust ������7 MHMR of Texas����������������������������������23 Midwestern State University (Veterans Affairs)������������������������������������������������82 Military Officers Association of America �����������������������������������������������������������61 Military Order of Purple Heart������������62 Military Veteran Peer Network������������24 Mission Arlington����������������������������������8 Mission Granbury ��������������������������������8 Momentum Texas, Inc. ����������������������76 MY RIDE Dallas����������������������������������71 MY RIDE Tarrant��������������������������������72 Naval Air Station Forth Worth Joint Reserve Base Fleet and Family Support Services ��������������������������������������������76 Navarro College (Office of Financial Aid) �����������������������������������������������������������82 Navy League of the United States������63 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society�������8 NewDay Services ������������������������������35 North Central Texas College (Office of Financial Aid)��������������������������������������82 Northeast Transportation Service (NETS)������������������������������������������������72 North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) ��������������������������������������������25 North Texas Veteran Courts ��������������39 Northwood University (Military Veterans) �����������������������������������������������������������82

First Command Educational Foundation �����������������������������������������������������������57 Fleet Reserve Association - Lone Star Branch������������������������������������������������57 Fort Worth Housing Authority ��������������5 Fort Worth Resource Connection ������33 Fort Worth Transit Authority (FWTA)��71 Fort Worth Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic��������������������������������������������������44 Fort Worth Veterans Industries����������74 Freedom Care Warrior Project ����������20 Frisco Family Services ������������������������5 GallantFew ����������������������������������������20 Giving Hope Inc. of Denton County����33 Goodwill Industries ����������������������������75 Grace After Fire����������������������������������34 Grayson College (Veterans Services)81 Habitat for Humanity��������������������������34 HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation �����������������������������������������������������������41 Helen Farabee Clinic��������������������������21 Helping Restore Ability ����������������������34 Heroes 4 Healing��������������������������������21 Heroes On The Water������������������������42 Hill College (Student Veteran Services) �����������������������������������������������������������81 Hire Heroes USA��������������������������������75 His Gracious Hands���������������������������71 Homeless Veterans Outreach Services, Department of Veterans Affairs������������5 Honor Courage Commitment Inc.������75 Hope for the Warriors ������������������������57 Hopkins County Military Coalition������58 Housing Crisis Center��������������������������5 IAVA - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America����������������������������������������������58 Jewish War Veterans ������������������������58 K9’s for Freedom and Independence 26 Klara’s Center for Families ����������������35 Korean War Veterans Association������59 Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas������������38 Lena Pope������������������������������������������21 98


Strengthening Families of North Texas �����������������������������������������������������������36 Surmounters of Texas, Inc.����������������20 Survivor Outreach Services����������������36 Tarleton State University (Office of Veteran Affairs) ����������������������������������84 Tarrant County College District (Veteran Service Centers)��������������������������������84 Tarrant County Department of Human Services����������������������������������������������12 Tarrant County Housing Partnership Inc. �����������������������������������������������������������12 Team Red, White and Blue����������������64 Team Rubicon �����������������������������������64 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension������������84 Texas A&M Law School Fort Worth (Veterans Benefits) ����������������������������85 Texas A&M School of Law Veterans Project������������������������������������������������40 Texas A&M University-Commerce (Veterans and Military Services)��������85 Texas Christian University������������������85 Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans ����40 Texas State Technical College (North Texas Campus - Veteran Services)����85 Texas Veterans Commission Claims Office��������������������������������������������������29 Texas Veterans Land Board ��������������12 Texas Veterans Leadership Program at Workforce Solutions ��������������������������76 Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars��������64 Texas Wesleyan University����������������86 Texas Woman’s University (Veteran Student Services) ������������������������������86 Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS)������������������������������������������������73 Texoma Community Center����������������28 The Art Station������������������������������������29 The Bridge Connection����������������������13 The Bridge (Dallas)����������������������������12 The Mission Continues ����������������������63 The Stewpot - Dallas��������������������������13

Operation Finally Home������������������������8 Operation Freedom Continues ������������8 Operation Homefront����������������������������9 Operation Once in a Lifetime����������������9 Operation Open Door ������������������������36 Operation Reveille��������������������������������9 Operation Warrior Reconnect������������25 Paralyzed Veterans of America - Lone Star Chapter ��������������������������������������43 Paris Junior College (Office of Student Financial Aid)��������������������������������������83 Parker University (Tuition/Financial Aid Office) ������������������������������������������������83 Patriot House����������������������������������������9 Patriot Paws ��������������������������������������27 Paul Quinn College (Office of Financial Aid) ����������������������������������������������������83 Paws for Reflection Ranch ����������������19 Pecan Valley Centers ������������������������25 Presbyterian Night Shelter�����������������10 Project INVEST����������������������������������43 Public Transit Services (PTS)������������72 Ranger College (Registar Office) ������83 Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas ��10 Recovery Resource Council ��������������26 Reserve Aid ��������������������������������������10 Ride2Work������������������������������������������72 Salvation Army�����������������������������������10 Service Dog Training ������������������������26 Snowball Express ������������������������������36 Sons of the Flag ��������������������������������43 Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School������������������������������������������������28 Southern Methodist University (Veterans) ������������������������������������������83 SPAN Transit- Special Program for Aging Needs ��������������������������������������73 Star Transit ����������������������������������������73 Stay the Course����������������������������������27 Steel Hope������������������������������������������27 Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic �����������������������������������������������������������28 99


The Women’s Center��������������������������36 Trinity Valley Community College (Veterans Financial Aid)���������������������86 TRiO Student Support Services ��������87 Tyler Junior College (Veterans Affairs) �����������������������������������������������������������90 Union Gospel Mission - Center for Hope �����������������������������������������������������������37 Union Gospel Mission - Dallas ����������13 Union Gospel Mission - Tarrant����������13 United States Department of Agriculuture Rural Development��������14 United Way of Denton County������������29 University of Dallas (Military and Veterans Information) ������������������������90 University of North Texas at Dallas (Veterans Success Center)����������������90 University of North Texas Health Science Center (Registrar Office)������91 University of North Texas (Student Veteran Services) ������������������������������90 University of Texas at Arlington (Student Veteran Project)����������������������������������91 University of Texas at Dallas (Military and Veteran Center) ��������������������������91 University of Texas at Tyler (Veteran Resource Center) ������������������������������91 University of Texas Health Northeast at Tyler (Registrar Office) ����������������������91 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Veterans Education Benefits) ��������������������������������������������92 U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) ������������������������������������������������44 US Department of Labor - Veteran Employment Training Service (VETS) Program����������������������������������������������77 US Department of Labor - Women’s Bureau������������������������������������������������37 USO- United Service Organization����37 UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports ������������������������������������������������43

VA Homeless Veterans Stand Downs14 VA North Texas Healthcare system����44 VA Vet Center ������������������������������������29 Vernon College (Veteran Services)����92 Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at the University of Texas at Arlington ��������������������������������������������77 Veterans Center of North Texas ��������65 Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas��������������������������������������������������65 Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County��65 Veterans Freedom Retreat ����������������30 Veterans Land Board State Veterans Home��������������������������������������������������14 Veterans of Foreign Wars������������������65 Veterans Resource Center ����������������15 Veterans Upward Bound��������������������92 Veterans Volunteer Service����������������64 VetStarts ��������������������������������������������78 VET Worthy����������������������������������������78 Victory Therapy Center Horses for Heroes������������������������������������������������20 Vietnam Veterans of America ������������68 Volunteers of America������������������������15 Weatherford College (Veterans Center) �����������������������������������������������������������92 www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org ����17

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IN A CRISIS, CALL BEFORE YOU ACT Trained mental health counselors are available to talk with you around the clock. VA Crisis Hotline ..................................1-800-273-8255, Press 1 Andrews Center Crisis Hotline: ..........................1-877-934-2131 Community Healthcore Crisis Hotline ................1-800-832-1009 Denton County MHMR Coalition Hotline: ..........1-800-762-0157 Heart of Texas MHMR Crisis Hotline: ................1-866-752-3451 Helen Farabee Centers Coalition Hotline: ...............................................1-800-621-8504 Lakes Regional MHMR Crisis Hotline: ...............1-877-466-0660 LifePath Systems Crisis Hotline .........................1-877-422-5939 North Texas Behavioral Health Authority Crisis Hotline: .....................................................1-866-260-8000 Pecan Valley MHMR Crisis Hotline: ...................1-800-772-5987 Tarrant County MHMR I Care Hotline ................1-800-866-2465 Texoma Community Center Coalition Hotline: ...............................................1-877-277-2226

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The publication of this Resource Guide was made possible, in part, through a Texas Veterans Commission program called the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA). TV+FA was created as a result of Senate Bill 55 to improve the quality of life of Texas Veterans and their families by supporting local Texas communities across the state to expand the availability of, increase access to, and enhance delivery of mental health treatment and services. Grant awards are made to existing or developing community collaboratives to fund delivery and coordination of mental health and supportive services. In recognition of the goals of the TV+FA program, the Counseling, Mental Health and Peer Support Services section is bordered in black to make it easy to locate even when the guide is closed.

Texas Veterans Website Listings: Texas Wide Open For Veterans www.texaswideopenforveterans.com TexVet www.texvet.com Texas Veterans Portal veterans.portal.texas.gov VA North Texas Health Care System www.northtexas.va.gov VA Veterans Benefits www.benefits.va.gov


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