The VA identifies opportunities to connect veterans to existing business resources and available state services. Recommend ways to increase matching federal funding for veteran benefits. Review current law for consistency in eligibility for state veteran benefits and recommend any necessary changes.

Available any time, day or night – 24/7

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a Cabinet-level executive branch department of the federal government charged with providing life-long healthcare services to eligible military veterans at the 170 VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country.

Customer service: 1 (800) 698-2411

Emergency: 1 (800) 273-8255





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Ted Chastain - Veteran Outreach Case Manager

254-753-4593 EXT 233                     254-644-9391 CELL


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Assistance in preparing, presentation of and Prosecution of Claims on behalf of our nations Veterans, their dependents, and eligible survivors.



  • Veterans Crisis Line - 988 Option 1

  • VA Homeless Outreach - 877-424-3838
  • VA Long Term Care - 254-776-4141
  • VA Medical Center - 800-423-2111
Housing/Land Benefits:
  • Texas Workforce Solutions -
  • Texas Workforce Solutions – Texas Veterans Leadership Program
    Transitional assistance, help with deciding on your next career, resume writing and interviewing tips, apprenticeship programs, vocational training, assistance with education – lots of great information for entering or re-entering the civilian workforce.

Other Helpful Links:

Veteran Organizations: