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Veteran Services

AACOG works with a number of non profit organizations and programs for provide a network of support and resources for its Veterans and their families.

Texas Veterans Network

The Texas Veterans Network assists service members, veterans, and their families in the Alamo Area (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, McMullen, and Wilson counties); the Coastal Bend region (Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties) and in the Laredo region (Jim Hogg, Webb, and Zapata counties). The program creates a coordinated network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations serving service members, veterans, and their families.

Texas Veterans Network evaluates your personal goals and directs you to the network providers who can help you reach them. You only have to provide eligibility information once, and Texas Veterans Network providers work together to serve you.

Texas Veterans Network providers cover a comprehensive range of services, including:

BenefitsHealthSocial Enrichment
Clothing & Household GoodsHousingSpiritual Enrichment
EducationIndividual & Family Support ServicesSports & Recreation
EmploymentLegalTransportation
FoodMoney ManagementUtilities

Veteran Directed Care

Veteran-Directed Care gives Veterans of all ages the opportunity to receive the Home and Community Services they need in a consumer-directed way. Veteran-Directed Care is for Veterans who need assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing and getting dressed) or instrumental activities of daily living (e.g., fixing meals); are isolated, or their caregiver is experiencing burden.

Veterans in this program are given a flexible budget for services that can be managed by the Veteran or the family caregiver. Veteran-Directed Care can be used to help Veterans continue to live at home or in their community.

Homes 4 Texas Heroes

The Homes 4 Texas Heroes program provides essential home modifications associated with medical-specific conditions for veterans, their families, and surviving spouses of the Alamo area. One of the primary goals of this program is to provide home modifications for families that typically would not qualify for services from other programs or organizations and specifically target low-income veteran families.

Logo of Texas Veterans Commission

This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.

Rides 4 Texas Heroes

The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. The Rides 4 Texas Heroes program provides transportation and mobility assistance to eligible veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses throughout the Alamo Area. The service operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is available for everyday needs, such as:

  • medical appointments
  • grocery trips
  • pharmacy trips
  • social events
  • commuting to work

Any honorably discharged veteran, their family, and surviving spouses can request transportation assistance.

It is recommended to schedule rides at least 48 hours in advance. Please notify the program if you require a vehicle that can accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aide. To schedule a ride, call (888) 724-8387.

This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.

Logo of Texas Veterans Commission

This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.

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