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2-1-1 is a free and anonymous hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community. Calling 2-1-1 is the starting point for making a connection to community services such as food, clothing, shelter, employment, and during disasters, to name a few. We maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date database that is updated regularly according to industry standards.

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Maria Gansel - 211 VP Operations Send email
(210) 352-7000

Free Help for Homeless Veterans. 1-877-424-3838.

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Who Can Call:

  • Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Family members, friends and supporters calling on behalf of Veterans
  • VA Medical Centers and other VA facilities and staff
  • Federal, state and local partners
  • Community agencies and providers who serve Veterans who are homeless

Why Make the Call to 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838)?

  • It's free and confidential
  • You'll get access to trained VA counselors
  • It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • You'll get information about VA homeless programs, health care and other services in your area

Visit VA's homeless Veterans website for more information.

24/7
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
(877) 424-3838

Based at the Bexar County Courthouse, streamlines the service engagement process for domestic violence victims and perpetrators involved with the judiciary and legal system, CPS, and the military.

The purpose of the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) is to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.

Veterans only.

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) has diversified its service components over the last 35 years to meet the priority needs of the community. In 1997, the NVOP built its first of three apartment complexes designed specifically to provide affordable housing for low-income elderly. Teaming with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the NVOP presently provides 170 apartments for the elderly.

All projects are operated on a non-profit basis, and each apartment is eligible for housing assistance vouchers provided by HUD, making the apartments very affordable for eligible elderly residents. Support services include meals on wheels, food bank assistance, visiting nurses, seasonal social events, and many other amenities that provide a safe and comfortable setting for the independent-living residents.

Residents must be elderly, fixed low-income recipients, and must be able to live independently. Currently, all three properties have a waiting list for apartments.

Elderly veterans and their families.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Offers job search and job development assistance to veterans.

Veterans.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Monica Alexander - Director of Client Services for Employment Programs Send email
(210) 354-4892

Employment placement, job readiness, support services, and personalized case management tailored to help participants become self-sufficient.

  • Must be homeless AND unemployed
  • Must be at least 16 years of age and authorized to work
  • Will need Texas ID and SSN

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Walk-ins welcome.
Emilio Moreira Send email
(210) 354-4892

Veterans Enterprises of Texas (VETS) is a sub-corporation of the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. This non-profit corporation was founded with the specific dual purpose of creating jobs for disabled veterans, and to generate some limited financial support for the client service programs of the NVOP. VETS, founded in 1998, employs up to 50 disabled veterans and non-veterans annually at fair market wages. The manufacturing concern has developed in capacity and experience, and it now serves major government and private sector clients, such as the U.S. Postal Service and Callaway Golf, for the annual production of millions of corrugated products.

VETS is a wholly-owned company of the American GI Forum NVOP. Located in San Antonio, Texas, this non-profit entity is approved as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service. VETS is also a member organization of the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), thus qualifying it for special government contract opportunities that require the employment of a minimum of 75% disabled individuals on the contract workforce.

VETS plays an integral role in the continuum of care that the NVOP offers veterans. It is a job opportunity for disabled individuals; it is a supportive work environment for those reintegrating into the workforce after years of homelessness; and it is a community project that helped reinvigorate a once blighted neighborhood. VETS was selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the National Blue Ribbon Award for innovation in an enterprise community.

Interested customers are welcomed to inquire about corrugated fiberboard product needs by contacting VETS administration at (210) 223-4088.

Disabled veterans.

Van Mitchell - Senior Director Send email
(210) 233-4088

Another project operated by the Veterans Enterprises of Texas is a specially designed center that provides work opportunities for veterans with disabilities that are not ready for mainstream employment. The VETS Work Center is a sheltered environment that promotes temporary work opportunities that will assist in the transformation of these veterans to reach their full potential and enter a mainstream work environment.

"VETS" is a member organization of the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), also known as Ability-One. "VETS" seeks out contract opportunities with government and private industry to create work that will be conducive to the hiring of a workforce of disabled veterans.

The VETS Work Center’s primary work is "kitting," where assembly of products or materials into a kit create an in-product. A great example is the current contract the Work Center is performing for the U.S. Army who awards retiring soldiers a beautiful commemorative box with a folded American flag, lapel pin, a DVD of information, and some auto decals for retirees. The VETS box manufacturing company (described above) produces the box, and the disabled veterans at the VETS Work Center fold the flags and assemble the pieces to create the commemorative retirement kit.

The Center, which was specifically designed for this fulfillment work, has great warehouse space, robust electrical and pneumatic systems for contracts requiring repetitive "bench work" (i.e. electrical soldering, pneumatic hand tools, etc.). The Work Center is an important element in the continuum of care offered to veterans by the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, and it provides disabled veterans a means of recovery with pride and dignity.

Interested customers are encouraged to contact the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program for further information on the work of the VETS Work Center at (210) 223-4088. This non-profit entity is approved as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service.

Disabled veterans.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Van Mitchell - Senior Director Send email
(210) 233-4088

We provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene items to homeless veterans that are in need. We partner with the shelter for homeless veterans to help those that served our country. No veteran should be homeless after putting their lives on the line for their country.

We offer free financial literacy classes as preventative measures to reduce homelessness in our military population. The classes are designed to teach how money works, how to invest, and how to utilize VA home loans.

Veterans; must show a need and a provide military ID or DD214.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jacqueline Smith - CEO Send email
(210) 646-8408

Proudly serving those who have Served.

HELPING MILITARY AND VETERAN FAMILIES

Out of concern about highly stressed and vulnerable military families, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County created Mission United, a military information and referral program, in November 2015. This program helps military and veteran families navigate the robust, but complex, array of community and military support programs.

CONNECT TO SPECIALIZED RESOURCES

Contact MISSION UNITED by calling 2-1-1, our 24/7/365 stigma-free and confidential phone service dedicated to connecting people with community, health, and disaster services. Our special Military Navigators can assist active duty, and fellow Veteran and military families in navigating the maze of health and human service programs available in the San Antonio area.

We will connect you to the best military or Veteran resources and benefit information based on branch of service, status of service including Veterans and active duty, and by category, such as behavioral health, education and employment, financial assistance and more.

Chris Martin - President & CEO
(210) 352-7000

ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.

ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.

Chris Martin - President & CEO

Healthy Minds, Healthy Heroes (HMHH) is providing no-cost counseling services to veterans with PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

The program will also counsel the veteran's family
members as long as the presenting issue relates back to supporting the veteran.

The program is composed of an intake specialist, licensed professional counselors, and licensed clinical social workers. Our counselors are either veterans themselves, or are a part of a veteran family, or have other experience with military culture. Counselors are trained in specific trauma therapies like Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Counselors are also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy informed by the research and work of Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Sue Johnson.

HMHH does not provide medications and is not an emergency service for walk-in clients.

To be eligible for the program, the veteran will need to provide a DD-214 and a photo ID. (HMHH can also help the veteran obtain their DD-214 document.)

A veteran with a dishonorable discharge will not be eligible for this program.

Call with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

NVOP's Rapid Rehousing program, funded through a grant by the U.S. Department of HUD, reaches out to help homeless veterans with families find suitable and stable housing.

This program offers rental assistance to homeless veterans and their families in San Antonio. We help them rapidly find stable housing with services including:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Suitable housing search
  • Support Services

Veterans only.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

SSVF, funded through the Department of Veteran Affairs, is a program designed to assist very low-income veteran families in obtaining permanent housing. NVOP operates SSVF programs in both San Antonio and El Paso.

Under the program, participants receive client-centered case management, individualized housing stability counseling, assistance with obtaining public benefits, referrals to community agencies, and other support services as needed.

Eligible clients include:

  • Veteran families currently homeless staying in their cars, parks, abandoned buildings, airports, camping grounds, etc.
  • Currently living in their home but at risk of eviction
  • Veteran families currently homeless staying in a shelter, transitional housing, hotel, or motel.
  • Veteran families who are currently homeless, but scheduled to move into permanent housing within 90 days
Thomas Shaw - Director of SSVF Send email
(210) 233-8505

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program for homeless veterans combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. Homeless veterans are screened by the VA and then referred to SAHA.

This program serves homeless veterans.

Ramón Garcia
(210) 616-9915

This program provides financial assistance to veterans who are struggling to pay their rent or mortgages. 

Assistance is strict to veterans only.

 Click here for more details and to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Proof of service
  • Honorable and dishonorable discharge
  • Veterans, dependents and spouse, and surviving spouse
  • Homeless or facing homelessness

For more information or community agency referrals, call (210) 352-2020 or visit the Texas Veterans Commission website.

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Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Working with the homeless is one of the most challenging forms of social service an organization can undertake. Typically, the homeless have immediate needs for "stabilization", followed by an extended period of case managed services to ameliorate the many profound issues common to this population.

The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) stepped forward and accepted the challenge on behalf of homeless veterans. The renovation of a former warehouse to create 80 transitional beds and 60 single room apartments (SRO's) was a multi-million dollar "challenge" that was accomplished through the leadership of the NVOP, and the invaluable financial support of the U.S. Department of HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the USAA Foundation, and the City of San Antonio. The American GI Forum NVOP also provided approximately one-third of the construction funding of the facility.

The American GI Forum Residential Center for (Homeless) Veterans has become a recognized national model in serving veterans and other homeless.

Must be homeless and a veteran.

Request Intake
(210) 354-4892

The MVPN offers free and confidential support groups for veterans, soldiers and family members. We also provide opportunities for veterans and families to find support through MVPN social events and volunteer opportunities, and act as a guide to community resources through peer support services.

To contact us electronically, visit the Contact Us page. 

For more information, click here.

Veteran Services Main Office at Haven for Hope
(210) 685-8716
Gregory Morton - MVPN Manager

The Center provides assistance for active duty, retired, and veteran service members with The Military Veteran Peer Network Project. In addition to integrated health services, we train and team you with a "Battle Buddy," a veteran who provides peer-to-peer role support. The Center and MVPN also works with the Texas Veteran Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Project (TVJDTR), training law enforcement on effective crisis intervention strategies when encountering a veteran experiencing the effects of mental illness.

The Transformational Campus provides residential housing while clients work to overcome the issues that led to their becoming homeless.

Haven's Promise

  • You will ALWAYS be treated with kindness, compassion, dignity, and respect.
  • You will always sleep indoors, even in the Courtyard.
  • You will receive three hot meals a day and any clothing you need.
  • You will be connected to housing, through Haven Housing and our partners.
  • You will be connected to medical care, dental care, eye care, mental health care.

Over 150 partner organizations collaborate to provide comprehensive services, including:

  • Housing
  • Employment opportunities
  • ID Recovery: Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license
  • Application Assistance for Social Security, Disability, Medicare, SNAP
  • Substance use recovery
  • Detox
  • Sober living
  • LGBTQ services
  • Medical care
  • Eye care
  • Dental care
  • Psychiatric services
  • Counseling
  • Help with abuse, trauma
  • GED classes
  • Support for parents
  • Support for school-age kids
  • Legal services
  • Showers, laundry

Space on the Transformational Campus is limited and we cannot guarantee that a bed will be immediately available.

All services are at no cost to Haven clients.

Hours of Operaton 24/7 Intake Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The clinic serves homeless and low-income veteran populations in Bexar County. Staff work to remove barriers to obtaining driver's licenses by providing assistance in clearing outstanding citations and applying for DPS surcharge waivers; staff also assist in researching and resolving other issues that prevent individuals from obtaining a license.

Every Friday at 1:30 pm. Appointments encouraged. For information and/or appointments call (833) 329-8752.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Friday: 1:30 PM
DL Restoration Clinic Send email
(833) 329-8752
1.49 miles away, 1819 N Main, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

No One Heals Alone.

  • Group is open to Veterans and their dependents.
  • Group Sessions are held at the San Antonio College Victory Center
  • Complimentary Meal is served between 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Free.

Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - SAC Victory Center
Mike Gonzales - Director of South Texas Send email
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The Victory Center at San Antonio College provides the following services:

  • Academic Advising
  • Education Benefit Certification
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Hazlewood Exemption
  • Tuition Assistance
  • MyCAA
  • Transition and Career Center (TRAC)
  • Student Lounge (Den)
  • Tutoring Center (English and Math)
  • Veteran Disability Claims Assistance
  • PTSD Foundation Life Coaching and Support Group
  • VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC)

This program serves serve veterans, active duty military, and their families.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *(Closed on Fridays in June and July)

The UTSA Community Center serves as a hub for university services and programs within the community. Through the Center, we want to partner with community-based organizations to host area experts and engage in conversations on topics relevant to the Westside community.

The Center is currently open during Community Events. Regular hours are coming soon.

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program for homeless veterans combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. Homeless veterans are screened by the VA and then referred to HABC.

Homeless veterans only.

Terry Michelle Trevino - Executive Director
(210) 225-0071

Business Start-Up and Sustainability is offered by Small Business Administration (SCORE).

The mission of SCORE is to assist people in starting, growing and managing small businesses and non-profit organizations. Connect with a San Antonio SCORE mentor to get free small business advice.

Veterans.

By appointment only.
Chris Hughes - Chapter Chair Send email
(210) 403-5931

Career Planning and Job Placement is offered by Goodwill Industries of San Antonio.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Eddie (“EJ”) Norman, Jr - Veteran Program Specialist Send email
(210) 486-2629

We strive to provide the means for women Veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal. Serving to protect the veteran, connect the resource and renew the women. Connect Female Veterans. Supporting Women Veterans. Assisting Her Transition. Protecting Our Vets.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tana Plescher Send email
(210) 864-2959

Legal Services are provided to veterans at this location by the San Antonio Bar Association.

Veterans.

Free.

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tashawna Campbell Send email
(210) 227-8826

Personal Financial Counseling is a service of Veteran Service Providers Armed Forces Services Corporation

Veterans.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Joshua Trigo - Financial Coach Send email
(210) 486-2574

Disabled American Veterans assist with VA claims submissions.

Third Wednesday of the Month: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kevin Crozier Send email
(210) 699-5064