Serve Veterans

The Salvation Army’s ministry to veterans began with serving coffee and doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Today, we serve hundreds of thousands of veterans in need every year, providing comfort, support, counseling, shelter, and more. While many veterans struggle to find their way in the years following their service, we strive to show our gratitude by serving them, loving them, and meeting their specific needs.

Homeless Veterans Service Program

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. Contact your local Salvation Army to find out which services are offered in your area.

For more information or community agency referrals, call 210-352-2020 or visit the Texas Veterans Commission website

Services Provided

  • Outreach engagement and admissions
  • Case management and housing planning
  • Homeless prevention services (rental and utility assistance)
  • Transportation
  • Hygiene items
  • Men, women & family shelter services

Qualifications

  • Proof of service
  • Honorable and dishonorable discharge
  • Veterans, dependents and spouse, and surviving spouse
  • Homeless or facing homelessness

Serve a veteran in need. You can help.

The Salvation Army serves hundreds of thousands of veterans through:

Shelters

Our doors are open to all. And when veterans find themselves without a place to call home, it is our honor to provide them with a bed, a hot meal, employment assistance, and a new lease on life.

Adult Rehabilitation Centers

In addition to the mental stress of past service, veterans with PTSD also often struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. But through the faith-based recovery and work programs at our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, those veterans can begin to mend their broken lives and return once again to their families.

Community

Later in life, veterans can find themselves battling loneliness and depression. At The Salvation Army, we are committed to seeking out and walking beside those veterans, providing for their specific needs, whether that be wheelchair assistance, phone cards to call home, large print Bibles, or a friendly smile and an afternoon of companionship.

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