Veteran Services

Monthly Veteran Food Distribution | SERVE | Combined Arms | Galveston County Food Bank | The Connection Foursquare Church of Texas City

Date: on the 3rd Wednesday, Time: 3:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Location: The Connection Foursquare Church

9300 E.F. Lowry Expy #222, Texas City, TX

Proud to announce that beginning Wednesday, February 16, 2022, and EVERY third Wednesday of each month, SERVE, Combined Arms, Pastor Tim Franklin of The Connection and Kelly Boyer with the Galveston County Food Bank will host a VETERAN food distribution.

Please see attached Galveston County Veteran Mobile Food Pantry flyer for additional details

Veterans Mind & Body Virtual Classes | Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities are offering a series of services for veterans and their spouses.

Please see attachments below for additional details:

Mind Body Workshop Flyer
Self Care Lunchtime Series Flyer
Introduction To Meditation Flyer
Counseling Veterans Flyer

Supportive Services for Veteran Families | Endeavors (VSS) | Texas City

Endeavors' Veteran Supportive Services (VSS) rapidly re-houses and prevents homelessness among eligible Veterans and their families.

Very low income Veteran families who are:

-Facing eviction and at risk of homelessness
-Currently homeless


-Provide homelessness prevention services to Veterans and their families at risk of becoming homeless
-Provide rapid re-housing services to homeless Veterans and their families
-Enhance independent living skills and/or income opportu- nities of very low-income Veteran families

To learn more about services, please see attached: Endeavor SSVF Brochure

The Birdwell Foundation

The Birdwell Foundation, non-profit organization has a vision to expand to not justCombat Veterans suffering from PTSD/TBI, but to include any Veteran, both men and women suffering from PTSD/TBI, and First Responders.  To provide warrior and family support groups across our great nation for our Veteran andFirst Responder communities.  To bring awareness and engage the public about the epidemic that twenty-two Veterans take their own lives.  To educate the public to not stigmatize our Veterans by labeling them as “crazy”. 


Crisis Lines

Veterans - (830) 822-2563

First Responders - (888) 316-012


Interview Skills

Resume Building

Financial Resources 

Women/Family Services

Please be informed that during this COVID-19 pandemic, all Women/Family Service meetings on a national level will be held via a scheduled Zoom, FaceTime, or phone call until further notice. Should you or someone you know be interested in our services, you may email me directly or my direct line: 832.374.4696

Houston Chapter

Please be informed due to the state of the currentCOVID Pandemic all  one on one meetings and support groups will be conducted via social platforms, emails, or telephone calls. The Houston Birdwell Foundation is still open for healing and networking. We are utilizing our technological advances in order to maintain safety during this time.

Josh Clark
Please contact me via email 
Direct message our Facebook page  
Or  call me directly @ 346-382-0399  

COVID-19 Houston Facility

There is a 200 bed facility that will house veterans and first responders and cover all their cost for 6 months. It is funded by the Birdwell Foundation and the number is 385-495-8531.



Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation asks people to stand up for heroes so that we can find, fund, and shape innovative programs that help our impacted veterans, service members and their families thrive. (Find) Through our CharitableInvestments, Program, we diligently navigate a broad range of nonprofits to find the most innovative programs meeting the needs of today’s veterans. We view and treat our grantees as a portfolio, carefully cultivated for impact and sustainability. We look for diversity in program focus, organization type, and geographic location and scope. (Fund) Through due diligence and a commitment to meeting the highest of standards, the BobWoodruff Foundation invests in high impact programs and resources that ensure“Success that Sustains.” (Shape) By collaborating with government, private and public organizations, were able to influence the best programs and resources and improve upon them. Leveraging our subject matter expertise, we stay actively involved in their progress.


Focus Areas

Rehabilitation & Recovery

Today's service members return with injuries that would have been fatal in earlier times. We're funding programs that heal both the physical and hidden wounds of war, with a focus on long-term effects of living with injury.

Education & Employment

With a quarter million service members transitioning from service annually, we work tirelessly to make sure education and employment enables and enriches the next chapter of their lives.

Quality of Life

Ensuring impacted veterans and their families have access to meaningful opportunities and experiences that enhance their quality of life is at the heart of our mission. Programs we shape provide service members with a sense of purpose, places to live, health family relationships, and outlets for socialization. 

Camp Shield

Camp Shield has listened to the heart of female veterans, the concerns of male veterans as it relates to their female counterparts, veteran supporters, partner organizations and donors for over five years. These conversations revealed a lack of resources created BY female veterans, FOR female veterans that address emotional, social and physical wounds. These unseen wounds have contributed to a lower quality of life, emotional instability and a lack of social engagement as seen in communities across the nation. Camp Shield is working to address these wounds and improve the lives of female veterans.


SHEThrives Workshops

SHEThrives Program Referrals

VirtualBook Mastermind Series

SHEThrives Peer Support Groups

SHEThrives Retreats

For more information, please contact Maggie Peterson or 832-671-8401


C.H.A.M.P - Changing Hearts & Minds Program

CHAMP’s Mission is to provide wellness activities for veterans and their families in order to positively impact the trajectory of their behavioral health. Our goal is to positively impact veterans, veteran families, and our community daily for a lifetime. Whether we are hosting “Coffee With A Veteran”or providing hands on training we strongly believe in utilizing our programs and services to inform and positively impact the veteran community.



CoffeeWith A Veteran

CreativeExpressions Group


VolunteeringWith C.H.A.M.P

Contact Information






Combined Arms

Combined Arms exists to accelerate the transition from military to civilian life. The faster veterans integrate into our community, the faster we are able to harness their passions and skills to make an impact on Texas. Each year, over 5,000 hardworking, service-oriented men and women will move to Houston to begin their civilian lives. We are here to connect these veterans to resources so they can make “civilian” their next branch of service. Create a profile, take an assessment, find the best services to match your needs, connect with organizations through your personalized resource list!


Operation Patriot Burger

Operation Patriot Burger has officially launched! Board member Jerry Lasco has been working hard to launch these operations at his restaurants. Each location has created a special burger that they are proudly serving to raise money forCombined Arms! $5 from each purchase will go to us and our efforts to serve veterans. Check out the specialty Patriot Burgers available at The TastingRoom, MAX's Wine Dive, and Boiler House! Learn more here

2020 Voter Information for Veterans

CombinedArms values the role veterans play in the democratic process. We are proud to support veterans as they exercise their right to vote, even in these unprecedented times.

For more information on your local polling site, hours of operation, local resources, transportation options for voting, and other information, please click HERE.

To register as a poll worker, please click HERE

TexasVeterans Network

Combined Arms is making our country stronger by empowering veterans after they return home from active military duty. We are accelerating the transition from military to civilian life and growing the transition model to serve Texas Service Members, Veterans, and their families. We've teamed up with Texas A&M University, Texas Workforce Commission, Walmart Foundation, Institute for Veterans and Military Families - IVMF, Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness, Stand4Heroes with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and Texas eterans Commission to create the Texas Veterans Network. Read TexasA&M's press release here.

OurNew Online Store

Don't forget to visit our online store to get all of your Combined Arms gear! All proceeds go towards our program to support veterans.

United the Community Around Equality

In the coming weeks we will conduct a virtual town hall event where we provide a safe and moderated space for constructive dialogue where we ask important questions, but more importantly listen and reflect.

Whether you are a veteran, a family member, or a supporter, we invite you to participate in this mission with us.  On behalf of the Combined Arms Team,Board of Directors, and our partners we encourage you to join us in this fight against racial disparities in our communities.  Together let’s fight for a world where everyone has the moral courage to say “STOP!” in the face of racial injustice.

United After the Uniform

This month, we want to feature YOU on our social media pages! We're asking you to film a short, 1 minute max, testimonial of how you found Combined Arms and areUnited After the Uniform.

Want to participate? Send your videos to by June 26th.

CombinedArms is now a 24/7 operation!

CombinedArms can now assist veterans and take calls on nights and weekends! Thanks to our partnership with Vets4Warriors,we are now a 24/7 operation and here to help you at any moment.

To see what their COVID-19 response and for more information please visit:



As America’s largest nonprofit healthcare organization, Easterseals is committed to the comprehensive health and wellness of the more than 1.5 million people it serves each year and is prepared to respond to the needs of the one in four Americans living with disability today with outcomes-based services for all disabilities throughout the lifespan. 

Among our services:  early intervention, inclusive childcare, medical rehabilitation and autism services for young children and their families; job training and coaching, employment placement and transportation services for adults with disabilities, including veterans; adult day services and employment opportunities for older adults – in addition to a variety of additional services for people of all ages including mental health and recovery programs, assistive technology, camp and recreation, caregiving support including respite – and much more.

Additionally, we’ve served transitioning military, veterans and their families and caregivers since WWII and continue to be the “go to” resource for them to help ensure their successful transition to civilian life.  


Grace After Fire

Grace After Fire was first started with a focus on increasing access to healthcare services for women Veterans, especially those who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse. 

As Grace After Fire matured, the focus of the organization shifted from the challenges of the woman Veteran to the empowerment of the woman Veteran.  Grace After Fire's mission became centered on helping the woman Veteran help herself by connecting her with the resources and the tools she needs to be a productive citizen in her community, her work and her home after transitioning from the military.



Peer-to-Peer SupportGroups

Financial Assistance

Community ResourceNavigation

Social Events

Annual Spring Retreats 

Hearts of Valor

Our Mission Statement: Hearts of Valor seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of the people who care for our nation's wounded, ill or injured warriors by providing a community of support based on a foundation of empathy and mutual understanding.

Hearts of Valor is a network of people caring for wounded, ill or injured service members, created and maintained by Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront seeks to support these caregivers in their own journey of healing by facilitating an online community that provides social connections to other caregivers in similar situations, fostering support groups by geographic area to encourage resource sharing and friendships, and sponsoring annual retreats to provide education on relevant issues.

For more information on support, resources, support groups, &retreats:

Address: 1355 Central Pkwy S, Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78232

Phone: (210) 202 -1226


NextOp Veterans

Founded in 2014, NextOp is a nonprofit that helps veterans in the Greater Houston Area translate their exceptional military training into successful civilian careers

Veteran Services

Career Coaching

Resume Help

Interview preparation


Direct access to employers

Employer Services

Career coaching

Pipeline of qualified veterans

Promotion of open positions

Veteran hiring metrics

Direct access to vetted candidates

Operation Honor Our Local Veterans

OperationHonor Our Local Veterans, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by local Veterans who recognize resources become less available and less accessible for those living in rural areas. As Veterans who have faced the numerous challenges of transitioning from warrior to civilian, today we can confidently recognize the turning point that improved our life. Our journey to recovery stemmed from the support and introduction to resources by another fellow Veteran. This is the catalyst we build on and deploy.

May Match Program

COVID-19 has impacted every community including our Local Veterans.  Visit Honor Local Vets to learn more.


At this time, we are seeking to Honor Local Veterans that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. To qualify, the Veteran must live in Galveston County and provide documentation to verify their Veteran status. Acceptable forms include DD-214, Texas Driver’s License with Veteran designation, and a VA Identification Card. Donors are highly recommended to nominate a Veteran and provide contact information of the nominee.

For more information please contact:

Fidencio Leija, Council member Place 4

EconomicDevelopment Corporation, President


The City of Santa Fe

PO Box 950,12002 Highway 6, Santa Fe, TX 77510

Office (409)925-6412 or Mobile (409) 692-6676



Objective Zero

Roughly 20 Veterans and one current service member take their lies every day, at a rate that is over twice that of non-Veterans. The 501(c)3 Objective Zero Foundation uses mobile app technology to reverse this trend by connecting the military community to peer support, wellness, and mental health resources.The Objective Zero Foundation enhances social connectedness and access to wellness and mental health resources to combat suicide within the military community.


The Objective Zero Foundation operates on a ‘GiveSupport, Get Support’ model, enabling users and peer support Ambassadors to reach out for help, connect to health and wellness resources, or volunteer their support to others. Users may choose to remain anonymous or may build their own unique profiles. The Objective Zero mobile app allows users to apply filters to find their best possible match in a peer supporter. The ObjectiveZero mobile app is to anyone in the military community to download for free onGoogle Play and Apple’s App Store. Learn more about how the technology behind the Objective Zero mobile app works here.

Get the App

Become an Ambassador

Go beyond thanking veterans for their service! Become an Objective Zero Ambassador and ask them about it. Even a few minutes a week could save a life. You don't need to be a Veteran or behavioral health specialist to become an ambassador.



PenFed Foundation

Our vision is that all service members are able to serve our nation free of financial worry and that every veteran has a strong financial future.

The mission of the PenFed Foundation for Military Heroes is to empower military service members, veterans and their communities with the skills and resources to realize financial stability and opportunity.

Military Heroes Fund - Emergency FinancialAssistance | Apply Here

What We Support

The Military Heroes Fund Emergency Financial Assistance Program offers financial assistance for wounded, ill, and injured post 9-11 veterans who are experiencing an unexpected short term financial setback. We assist with the following payments:




Utilities (Electric, Water, Heat)


The Foundation can only support ONE emergency financial assistance request per household, per lifetime.

o   Mortgage payments must be at least 30 days and no more than 90 days past due: The Foundation will assist up to three (3) months of past due payment NOT including late fees with a limit of $5000

o   AutoLoan/Lease payment must be at least 30 days and no more than 90 days past due: The Foundation will assist up to three (3) months of past due payment NOT including late fees with a limit of $2000

o   Rent payments must be at least three (3) days past due and no more than 120 days past due: The Foundation will assist up to four months of past due rental payment including late fees and without limit.

o   UtilitiesPayments must be at least thirty (30) days and no more than 120 days past due: The Foundation will assist up to four months of past due payment including late fees and without limit.


WhatYou’ll Need

o   DD-214 Member 4 that indicates post 9-11 service and honorable discharge

o   VA Disability Rating Statement that indicates 10% rating or more.

o   Most recent bill /statement for requested expense showing regular monthly payment amount and past due amount.

o   For rental assistance requests you will need a copy of your lease and a copy of alate notice.

Eligibility Requirements

o   The Emergency Financial Assistance program will be removing the combat related service requirement, and will be accepting all Post-911 veterans under a pilot program from November 20, 2020 to March 20, 2021.


To be eligible for this program you must:

o   Have served post 9-11

o   Have a VA disability rating of 10% or more

o   Have been honorably discharged

o   Financial setback must be at least 30 days and no more than 90 days


Additional Information

o   Due to the high volume of application inquiries, the quickest and easiest way to reach us for questions is by emailing

o   The PenFed Foundation works with Veterans Plus to help us provide financial counseling for our veterans. Once the application is reviewed, The PenFedFoundation will refer the applicant to Veterans Plus. Upon completion of financial counseling, and the final approval process, a check will be sent out directly to the creditor or the landlord.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon has deployed across theUnited States and around the world to provide immediate relief to those impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises.


Financial Assistance

During this time of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are unable to access, and afford, their most basic needs, including food. Team Rubicon and Patient Advocate Foundation have partnered to provide emergency food assistance, including a one-time $500 grant, to those who have cancer, Multiple Sclerosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis, and have been affected by COVID-19.

A few notes on financial assistance

1.     Awards are limited to one per patient

2.     Awards are based upon a first-come first-serve basis for as long as funding is available

3.     Grants are to be used for Food/Nutrition expenses including:

1.     Groceries

2.     FoodDelivery/Pick up

3.     MedicallyTailored Meals

·       If this is your first time using the COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Fund online application portal, click Patient Portal Registration below to create an account and begin your application.

·       To check on the status of a previously submitted application, please click CheckYour Application Status below.

·      Got questions or need assistance? Head to our FAQs or email us at:


Texas Veteran's Commission

The CLC, Inc. C.O.I.N. Project offers financial assistance to veterans & surviving spouses who face a financial barrier to employment and/or quality of life.

Financial assistance offered:


AutoPayments/Insurance/Mechanical Repairs

Utility,Cell Phone, Internet Payments

ChildCare Payments

Serving the State of Texas

Beneficiary eligible for financial assistance must meet the following criteria:

U.S.Military member, Reserves, National Guard, or the surviving spouse of a veteran

Discharge status other than dishonorable

Income:Previous 12 months at or below 80% AMI for the county the beneficiary lives in (available on HUD website);

Statement must be in veteran or spouse of veterans' name

Payment(s)are paid directly to the vendor, NOT the beneficiary

Contact Keri Anne Wilcox for more information

817-569-9008 ext. 16



TexVet is a state program connecting Service Members, Veterans, Families, andthose that serve them to fully vetted information and resources, in aneasy-to-find format.

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Veterans Crisis line – Ways to Connect

24/7Veteran Support! The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resourceavailable to any Veteran, even if they are not enrolled in VA health care orregistered with VA. Care does not end when the conversation is over. TheVeterans Crisis Line can connect Veterans to their local suicide preventioncoordinators (SPC), who follow up to coordinate care.

Contact Information

Call: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

Text: 838255


Support for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889

HomelessSupport, Call: 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) 


VOW 22

VOW22 seeks to prevent veteran suicide through community awareness,camaraderie, interaction, and communication with veterans.

Veterans Outreach for Warriors

If you as a veteran are facing any issues that needcounseling please reach out to us. We have partnered up with the Brazoria County Counseling Centerto be able to provide you with the services you need in a timely manner.

Contact Information
David  Vincent - President
P.O. Box 1390 | Lake Jackson, TX 77566 | (979) 583-3811 |
Stephanie Vincent - Vice President

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