KERRKIND, the Kerr County Inter-agency Directory, is a listing of important support, emergency, resource, and hand up agencies, non-profits and organizations serving the Kerr County and surrounding areas communities.
Emergency & Crisis
Other Emergency Services
Children & Youth
Christian Missionary Work
Counseling & Guidance
Drug Prevention (Substance Use/Prevention)
Education & Training
Eldercare & Senior Assistance
Food Assistance & Gardening
Health & Medical Assistance
Legal Assistance & Investigation Service
Mental & Behavioral Health
Referral & Coordination of Services & Government Liaison
Utilities & Other Financial Assistance
AACOG/ASC/ADRC (ASSISTANCE FOR AGING, DISABLED & VETERANS)
To provide information, referral and assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, veterans/spouses and families by exploring options for handling problems related to aging and disability and recommend resources and strategies for problem resolution. The Alamo Service Connection has an extensive vetted database to refer callers to government agencies, nonprofits, and other service providers.
Eligibility: Persons aged 60, people with disabilities, veterans/spouses and families.
ADDRESS: 2700 NE Loop 410, Ste. 101, San Antonio, TX 78217
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
PHONE: 210-362-5203 (Miguel Segura)
CONGRESSMAN CHIP ROY, TX-21
To provide a liaison for constituents to federal agencies, including VA, Social Security, Medicare, IRS, etc.
Eligibility: Must be a resident of CD 21/TX-21
ADDRESS: Kerrville District Office - 125 Lehmann Drive, Suite 201, Kerrville, Texas 78028
HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00 to noon (Appointments welcome)
CONTACT: Jaclyn Hall
PHONE: 202-596-0694 or 830-896-0154
FACEBOOK: U.S. Rep. Chip Roy
ENDEAVORS-SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES
To provide homelessness prevention services to Veterans and their families at risk of becoming homeless, to provide rapid re-housing services to homeless Veterans and their families, to enhance independent living skills and/or income opportunities of very low-income Veteran families outreach, to intake and eligibility screening, to connect to other community resources, to facilitate street outreach case management, development of a housing stability plan, to provide assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, to provide referrals to community agencies, to provide emergency financial assistance, to provide referrals for financial counseling and legal assistance employment services, to assist in resume writing, to provide job search and placement services assistance.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION: We are NOT an emergency housing program. Financial assistance, if approved, is short term and limited. For qualifying households and based on financial need.
Eligibility: Serving very low income Veteran families who are (under 80% AMI): Facing eviction and at risk of homelessness or currently homeless.
COUNTIES SERVED: Bandera, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Real, Sutton, Menard, Concho, Llano, Mason, and Schleicher
ADDRESS: 411 Meadowview Lane, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 pm
PHONE: 210-469-9664 ask for Outreach, Fax 210-431-644
CONTACT: Elyse Salazar
HILL COUNTRY VETERANS’ CENTER
To provide assistance to veterans by appointment. Food pantry on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm for low-income veterans, free haircuts and other programs are available. One Veteran Service Officer is available. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED to file claims for VA benefits.
Eligibility: Veteran must present DD214 and must qualify by income level. Registered veterans can choose items once every four weeks.
ADDRESS: 411 Meadowview Lane, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Fridays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CONTACT: Sarah Kocurek
KERR COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE
The Kerr County Veterans Services Office is accredited through the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Office. The Kerr County VSO helps with the following: (1) Assists veterans & their survivors to obtain earned benefits from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs; (2) Helps with completing the correct forms/applications & collecting the appropriate documentation to support a claim for federal benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); (3) If VA denies benefits, VSO staff will assist clients compose the necessary statements & forms in filing an appeal. Provides comprehensive knowledge of federal & state laws & regulations applying to veterans & their dependents in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled by law; (4) Provides advisory service on benefits involved by reviewing a veteran’s or surviving family member’s situation; acts as an advocate of the veteran or his family in dealing with agencies, organizations & institutions; consults with Texas Veterans Commission, VA Medical & Regional Office Personnel in development of medical treatment claims; (5) Interviews veterans & their dependents on obtaining benefits, rights & entitlements; (6) Develops plans for conducting briefings, filing claims, correction & upgrading of discharges, assists with enrollment in VA Healthcare; (7) Submits requests for burial benefits (Ex: Headstones, Markers, Medallions, Presidential Memorial Certificate, etc.); (8) Orders all military medical/personnel records as well as medals; (9) Provides resources available throughout Kerr County (Ex: Food Pantry, upcoming veterans’ events, etc.); (10) Informs veterans about State/Federal Benefits (Ex: Driver’s License with “Veteran” designation, Specialty License Plates, Property Tax exemptions, State Park, etc.).
Eligibility: Any veterans & their dependents
ADDRESS: Kerr County Courthouse - 700 Main Street, Room 118, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Must Make an Appointment)
CONTACT: Jennifer L. , Veterans Service Officer (VSO), Chase Allsup, Asst. Veterans Service Officer
MEALS FOR VETS/HONOR VETERANS NOW
To eliminate hunger for military veterans in Texas. Service given to veterans who have low or no income and are not eligible for free meals through other means. Currently, service is provided to veterans who are UNDER age 60 who are denied meals from local meal providers due to lack of funding. Service provided to student veterans struggling financially and veterans who reside outside local home delivery areas or require special diets. Service given to veterans OVER age 60 if they are on a wait list with a meal provider or outside of a service area. Meals for Vets contract with meal providers such as Meals on Wheels and others to provide the meals to veterans in need who qualify for service.
Eligibility: Must have served 180 days active service and show proof of military service; complete a phone intake and fill out application. Included with returned information must be proof of income and proof of service. If in college the above also applies; however, other forms will be required. Contact Meals for Vets for college details. At this time, service cannot be given to veteran’s immediate family members unless they are also veterans and qualify for services.
ADDRESS: 103 Industrial Loop, Suite 1050, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed on holidays
PHONE: 830-992-3375 or 800-676-1389 (toll free)
CONTACT: Mike Cagle or Hope Ware
OPERATION SECOND CHANCE
To provide a program that honors, hosts, recognizes, and entertains wounded warrior families. Our goal is to provide support for the American Military while they are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation and then to further assist them when they transition either back to duty or back to civilian life. Operation Second Chance provides the Annual Kerr County Wounded Warrior Family Hill Country Adventure. Eight wounded warrior families are hosted for a week in Kerrville/Kerr County.
Eligibility: Combat wounded warriors (Purple Heart Award) and honorable discharge with priority to wounded warriors with families
Kerrville & Kerr County, various locations
PHONE: 830-257-4123 (Doug) or 830-496-1574 (Tony)
CONTACT: Doug Whinnery, Co-Chair
RIDES 4TEXAS HEROES (R4TH)
To provide free transportation for veterans, their spouses, widows, widowers of spouses, and dependents in the Alamo region. Transportation can be provided for a variety of reasons in the Alamo Area Council of Governments coverage area, including Kerr County. The program is provided to veterans regardless of income and their spouses throughout the 13-county AACOG Region. The rider can call the number listed below or be referred by a social worker or case manager. Texas Veterans Network staff verifies eligibility and informs potential rider of required supporting information. Five to seven days’ notice is normally required to schedule rides once a veteran, spouse, or dependent has registered. Future riders are asked to allow seven to ten days prior to ride request.
Eligibility: Proof of military service (service documents) or VA identification; number of trips
Please note program availability is based on funding.
PHONE: 888-724-8387 For registration (toll free number)
CONTACT: Texas Veterans Network Staff
To provide Meals on Wheels for those 60+ in Bandera County, a food pantry, bi-weekly food drives, and referrals for services. Limited assistance is provided on SNAP and Medicare Savings Plan applications, Veteran service coordination, and congregate meal program daily (Monday – Friday). Most services require Bandera County residency. Veteran services are available to Bandera, Kerr, Kendall, Medina, Real, and Uvalde counties.
ADDRESS: 803 Buck Creek Drive, Bandera, TX 78003
HOURS: Monday- Thursday (8AM-3PM), Friday (8AM-2PM)
PHONE: Main (830) 796-4969
CONTACT: Jillian Bartow, Social Service Coordination, 830-460-0798, email@example.com
Victor Polanko, Veteran Service Coordination, 830-328-6355
SOUTH TX VETERANS’ HEALTH CARE SYSTEM—HUD VASH SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER
To treat Veterans with dignity and respect and help them and their families move out of homelessness and into a safe living environment is the goal of HUD-VASH. The Housing and Urban Development Veteran Affairs Supported Housing is part of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System and the VA Homeless Veterans Program.
Eligibility: VA Services for Homeless (or at risk) Veterans
ADDRESS: South Texas Veterans Health Care System—Kerrville Campus - 3600 Memorial Blvd., Kerrville, Texas 78028
HOURS: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
CONTACT: Cynthia Pinto, LCSW-S, HUD VASH Senior Social Worker
TOGETHER WITH HILL COUNTRY VETERANS (TWHCV)
To provide suicide prevention and mental health education for veterans, families, and communities.
TWHCV provides Suicide Prevention Training, promotes lethal means safety, improves communications across veteran-serving programs and promotes connectedness and help-seeking.
Eligibility: Suicide prevention & mental health education is provided to promote connectedness and strengthen local support for area veterans.
ADDRESS: Hill Country Veterans Center - 411 Meadowview Lane, Kerrville, Texas 78028
HOURS: Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
CONTACT: Susan Becmer, Executive Director
FACEBOOK: Together With Hill Country Veterans