MVPN - Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Who We Are:

The Veterans One Stop is a 501(c)(3) serving active-duty, veterans, and their families alongside our local, state, and national partners.
The mission at the Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop is to provide veterans and their families a facility where a variety of fundamental services can be accessed at one location.

Free Training

We offer basic training for peers in order to establish a basic understanding of the MVPN network. Additional training is offered to peers throughout the year. (See Calendar Below)

Connection & Camaraderie

Our staff, volunteers, and partner organizations are here to make sure you get connected to the resources you need.  We also have community events throughout the year to promote camaraderie, awareness, and fun. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Peer Groups

Our groups meet in a safe, comfortable space with peers who have similar experiences and struggles. These groups are led by trained group facilitators who are advanced enough their own recovery journey to help you navigate your recovery with coping skills and confidence.


Services

  • Counseling Services
  • Employment Resources
  • Claims Assistance
  • Career Developement
  • Peer-to-Peer Support
  • Legal Aid
  • Homeless Services
  • Transition Coaching
  • Education Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Community Kitchen
  • Crisis Services
  • Rural Services
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Community/Volunteer Programs

Counseling

The aim of the Counseling program at the Veterans One Stop is to treat the complex issues related to a veteran’s past service. Issues such as PTS, Moral Injury, Depression, Anxiety, and Military Sexual Trauma are addressed by licensed professional counselors utilizing evidence based treatments.  In addition to professional counseling services, the Veterans One Stop also recognizes the importance of utilizing Peer to Peer support as a fundamental element in the healing process.  These services are provided to the veteran as well as their dependents.  It has been proven that to effectively treat the veteran one must also address the needs and issues of the family unit.

"The Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop provided 19,196 counseling and peer support services during the 2017 fiscal year to veterans & their families. "

Employment Resources

The Heart of Texas Veteran One Stop recognizes the importance of addressing the employment and vocational needs of our veterans. We are proud to collaborate with the Texas Veterans Commission to provide in-house services and a full time Employment Specialist. These services include resume assistance, job matching, referral services, employer outreach, job search workshops, vocational guidance, labor market information, and additional training opportunities. We collaborate with community and state partners such as the Heart of Texas Work Force Solutions and TexVet to make sure we provide the most up to date information available.

VA Claims 

The Heart of Texas Veterans Services Officers serve as advocates for McLennan County veterans and their dependents. The VSO’s provide assistance to veterans and their dependents regarding compensation, pension, medical, educational, insurance, legal concerns and death benefits. They also assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits. We are proud to also have a member of the team that can assist veterans and family members that live outside of McLennan County. Services are rendered at the One Stop as well as the veteran’s home,  medical center, courts, and in the community.  

Legal

The Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop is proud to partner with Baylor Law School through the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic. Since its inception, the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic has provided free legal advice to hundreds of local veterans. At monthly clinics, located at the Veterans One Stop, Baylor Law students assist local attorneys in providing legal assistance to military veterans.

The Veterans One Stop is a 501(c)(3) serving active duty, veterans, and their families since 2012. The mission is to provide veterans and their families a facility where fundamental services can be accessed in one location.

The Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop recognizes that one entity cannot accomplish the mission alone. We are proud to collaborate with our community partners who each bring a level of expertise to the table. The following are a list of those who have joined us in the fight.

Military Veteran Peer Network  Texas Veteran Commission   Military Order of the Purple Heart American Legion and Auxiliary Guardian for Heroes  Family Endeavors   Vietnam Veterans of America  Blue Star Mothers   Baylor Veteran Law Clinic   Department of Veteran Affairs Beast Mode for the Brave  US Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Heroes on the Water  Waco Harley Davidson  Rebath  United Way 211  Heart of Texas Electric Coop  Special Forces Association  TSTC Student Veterans  Children's Mission Network Stylecraft Homes Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

HOT Workforce Solutions Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center Heart of Texas Region MHMR Texas Veteran Service Officers Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary American Legion Riders Economic Opportunity Advancement Corp. Marine Corp League Organization of Hispanic Veterans TexVet VISN 17 Center of Excellence on Research on Returning War Veterans Baylor Student Vets Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Veterans Benefits Administration Lowes Border Magic Boulder Designs Paul’s Kitchen Angels  Military Officers Association of America Ridgewood Ladies Golf Association MCC Student Veteran Association  

 

Eligibility

Career Phase:
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Falls
  • McLennan
  • Freestone
  • Limestone
  • Bosque
  • Hill
Services Category:
  • VA Claims Assistance
  • Basic - Emergency Funds
  • Basic - Food
  • Basic - Financial Counseling
  • Legal-Civil & Family Law
  • Housing - Homeless Specific
  • Vet Group - Community Service
  • MH - Counseling
  • MH - Peer Support
  • MH - Veteran One Stop
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus:
  • Homeless
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