Resources for Veterans

US Department of Veterans Affairs                      
VA Regional Office
6900 Almeda Road, Houston, Texas 77030
1-800 -827-1000
Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

National Personnel Records Center (NRPC)
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-801-0800
Hours: M-F 7:30 AM-3:45 PM

FEDERAL VA RESOURCES

New to the VA
New to VA. Welcome to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and thank you for your service to our country.
Benefits Information
Veterans Benefits Administration provides financial and other forms of assistance to veterans and their dependents.
eBenefits Portal
Welcome to eBenefits! This site is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). We serve Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers.
CareerOneStop-Veteran and Military Transition Center
Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.
GoDirect-Switch to Electronic Payments Today
If you still receive a paper check for your Social Security or other federal benefit payments, you are out of compliance with the law. The Treasury Department requires federal benefit payments to be made electronically.
National Cemetery Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 135 national cemeteries in 40 states (and Puerto Rico) as well as 33 soldier’s lots and monument sites. Please note that there is not a VA national cemetery in every state.
Directory of Veteran Service Organizations
Online list of VSOs
Veterans’ Service Records
Request service records online, replace medals and awards, and much more.

STATE AND LOCAL RESOURCES for VETERANS


Texas Veterans Commission
Since 1927, the mission of the Texas Veterans Commission has been to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.
Paralyzed Veterans of America-Texas Chapter
From supporting important health issues to connecting people to vital resources and publications, Paralyzed Veterans of America is a multifaceted, fully committed advocate for veterans with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their spouses.
Guadalupe County Veterans Service Office
The Guadalupe County Veterans Service Office is an advocate agency established to assist veterans and or their survivors in obtaining entitled benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of Texas.
Bexar County Veterans Service Office
The Bexar County Veterans Service Office (VSO) is an advocate agency established to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors obtain earned benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The VSO also collaborates with local, state and federal government agencies, nationally chartered Veterans service organizations and non-profit agencies to assist clients in obtaining needed specialized services.
City Commission on Veteran Affairs-San Antonio
The City Commission on Veterans Affairs is seeking members to serve the Mayor and Council Districts in an advisory role on issues affecting the City’s active and retired military populations.
Army Residence Community
We are home to approximately 750 retired career military officers, spouses, widows, and widowers. Our Residents represent honorably served, retired officers from all branches of U.S. military service.
Joint Base San Antonio Retiree Activities- Randolph
The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) is the base level component of the Air Force Retiree Council. The RAO is a liaison to the military retiree community in San Antonio and the surrounding area. They provide answers to a host of questions and/or points of contact.
Alamo Area Council of Governments-Veteran Services
AACOG has a long tradition of supporting our Veteran population. And, with over 255,000 Veterans currently in the 13-county Alamo region, it is important that we do it right.
TexVet
TexVet is an Initiative of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and The Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

EDUCATION

VA Campus Toolkit
The VA Campus Toolkit was created by the National Center for PTSD, in conjunction with the VA’s Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program. The National Center for PTSD is a VA center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD.
GI Comparison Tool
Transitioning to civilian life takes preparation, research, planning, and the right tools. We’re here to help you make the right decisions on where to use your hard earned benefits!
Financial Aid Guide for Military Service Members 
With the addition of the Post 9/11 Bill, financial aid opportunities for veterans and active duty military students have increased tremendously. Unfortunately, navigating the complex financial aid system remains difficult and time-consuming, causing many students to lose out on valuable financial help. We want to connect more veteran and active duty military students with the financial aid information they need.

Local Colleges with Veteran Services

San Antonio College
The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all eligible veterans obtain financial assistance and information on Veterans Benefits while they attend San Antonio College. The college participates in educational programs provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
St. Philip’s College
The St. Philip’s College Veterans Affairs Office will assist any student who is eligible to receive federal educational benefits under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The SPC VA Office will also assist with eligibility under the Hazlewood Exemption Act provided by the State of Texas.
Texas A&M San Antonio
The Office of Military Affairs is located in the Patriots’ Casa, suite 202. The mission of the Patriots’ Casa is to provide academic, life, and career skills support for student veterans, military personnel and their military families enrolled at our university.
University of Texas Health Science Center
For your convenience, we have gathered relevant resources for you and your family that we hope you find useful in your educational journey.
Our Lady of the Lake
Our Lady of the Lake University thanks you for your service to our country. We are committed to a making our unique brand of personalized education available to as many people as possible.
UTSA
UTSA is a proud supporter of U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, and has been recognized as a Military Friendly School.
Wayland Baptist University
Wayland is dedicated to supporting the educational and professional success of our U.S. military service members.
Incarnate Word
The mission of the Center for Veterans Affairs is to welcome and recognize all service members who are serving and who have served to protect the rights and freedoms of our country. The Center is here to assist the students attending UIW, in all programs, using educational benefits under Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Assistance Programs in the pursuit of their educational goals.

HEALTH

South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, STVHCS
7400 Merton Minter, San Antonio, TX 78229
210-617-5300 | 877-469-5300
MedlinePlus-Veterans and Military
Military service members and veterans have made sacrifices to our country, and they face different health issues than civilians. During their service, they are at risk for various injuries. These injuries can happen during combat, while others involve physical stress to the body.
Veteran Health Center Directory
A compiled list of offices, facilities, and programs available to Veterans by geographic location.
Military Exposures
Veterans may have been exposed to a range of chemical, physical, and environmental hazards during military service.
Brainline Military
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.
Mental Health
Complete Guide to mental health for Veterans. Links to resources for PTSD, suicide, and other valuable treatment resources.
Women Veterans Healthcare
Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population? Learn more about the changing face of women Veterans and what VA is doing to meet their health care needs.
National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.
Drug Abuse
Service members, veterans, and their families who need help dealing with substance abuse issues, may find this resource helpful.
MyhealtheVet
You can not only refill prescriptions and check on VA appointments on My HealtheVet but also manage your notification and reminder preferences online as well.

EMPLOYMENT

Hire Heroes
Transforming Military Service into Civilian Success
Hire Purpose
Search and find jobs with veteran-friendly employers
NextOp
NextOp recruits, trains, and places high performing middle enlisted military leaders into industry careers.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
NCHV will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.
Silent Professionals
Provides a source of vetted defense and private security jobs. Silent Professionals helps transitioning Service Members and Veterans find work using the skills gained from military service.

Housing

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fifty years ago on April 11, 1968 the Fair Housing Act was signed in to law. Learn about the Fair Housing Act ad your rights.
HUD’s Information for Veterans
Learn about Veteran benefits and State and Local resources available to veterans nationally.
To File a Complaint
You can file a complaint online, via email, by phone, or mail. Information about all options are available here.
Veteran’s Guide to Saving on Housing Costs
Walks readers through the many ways they can save throughout the home buying process.

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

After Deployment Peer 2 Peer
Online Chat forum for online support, also many other useful resources on the after deployment site

FACE TO FACE SUPPORT GROUP

National Alliance on Mental Illness
A listing of community support groups in the San Antonio area.

OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES:

VA Hotline for Women 1-855-VAWOMEN

Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) provides free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care.
Make the Connection
Connecting Veterans with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their health, well-being, and everyday lives.
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
NRD.gov
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.
Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families eases the challenges of the military lifestyle with free resources.
DAV
Disabled American Veterans Charity
AMVETS
AMVETS National Headquarters was founded in 1944 by and chartered by an act of Congress, the organization has more than 250000 members.