Veteran's Resource Coordination Group

 



Partners & Resources

Way We CareTexas Tech University Counseling Center

  • Group Info:
    The Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center provides a variety of services for TTU veterans, including individual therapy, group therapy, and biofeedback.

  • Contact Info:
    Dr. Mike Iezzi
    Phone: 742-3674
     


  • Web Link:
    http://www.depts.ttu.edu/scc/For_Students/Veteran_Resources.php

South Plains Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross

    • Group Info:
      The American Red Cross provides worldwide communications and support network that serves as a lifeline between military service members, veterans, retirees, DoD employees, DoD contactors, and their families.
      Please have the following information ready for the military caseworker:
      • Full name
      • Rank/rating
      • Branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)
      • Social Security Number or Date of Birth
      • Military address
      • Information about the deployed unit and home base unit (for deployed service members only) 

      The South Plains Regional Chapter Service to the Armed Forces supports our military members and their families by providing referrals to partner agencies that may be of assistance to your needs. We do not provide direct financial, transportation, housing, or legal assistance.

  • Contact Info:
    If you are a military service member or family member living in Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Kent, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, or Yoakum County please call: 1.888.737.4306.

    If you are an active duty solider or a family member that lives with them outside of these counties and within the US, please call: 1.877. 272.7337. If you are a veteran at risk of becoming homeless or attempting to exit homelessness, please call: 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for assistance. If you a non active duty military member, spouse, family member, or citizen living within Texas wishing to report domestic violence, please call your local emergency number or 2-1-1 for a referral to the closest shelter or counselor.

  • Web Link:
    http://lubbock.redcross.org

2-1-1 Texas South Plains

  • Group Info:
    (2-1-1) is the abbreviated dialing code for free information and referrals about local community organizations and resources. It serves as the first number to call to link individuals and families to appropriate resources and information. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages.

    People calling 2-1-1 in Texas are connected directly to their local Area Information Center (AIC). The AIC maintains a comprehensive regional database of resources including federal, state, and local government agencies, community based organizations, and qualified private businesses. The South Plains region has an AIC which is located in Lubbock and serves the fifteen surrounding counties, including Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Laredo, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, and Yoakum.

    (2-1-1) Texas is a program of the Health and Human Services Commission and the City of Lubbock Community Services Block Grant Program, in collaboration with South Plains Association of Governments. In addition to the help line and website, 2-1-1 Texas South Plains provides a printed resource directory known as the Health & Human Services Information & Referral Directory or “Red Book,” which is available for $10.

  • Contact Info:
    Aida Martinez
    Director
    Texas South Plains
    Phone: 806-762-8721
    Fax: 806-765-9544


  • Web Link:
    www.211txsouthplains.org

Volunteer Center of Lubbock

  • Group Info:
    The Volunteer Center of Lubbock connects people to volunteer needs and empowers nonprofit organizations by promoting volunteerism, recognizing volunteer accomplishments, supporting youth volunteerism, and providing training and support to nonprofit organizations for the goodness of our community. We serve people who want to volunteer by providing them with volunteer resources and information on getting involved in the community. Veterans who would like to volunteer can take advantage of our Guide to Volunteering in Lubbock, online volunteer matching database available at www.volunteerlubbock.org, and monthly volunteer orientations.

  • Contact Info:
    Volunteer Center of Lubbock
    1706 23rd Street, Ste. 101
    Lubbock, TX 79411
    Phone: 806.747.0551
    Fax: 806 747.8640


  • Web Link:
    www.volunteerlubbock.org

Small Business Administration, Office of Veteran’s Business Development

  • Group Info:
    The Office of Veterans Business Development's mission is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of all administration small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors.

  • Contact Info:
    Armando Garcia
    Lead Lender Relations Specialist
    Veterans Business Development Officer
    Lubbock District Office
    1205 Texas Avenue, Room 408
    Lubbock, Texas 79401-2693
    Phone: 806-472-7462 ext: 104



  • Web Link:
    www.sba.gov

Refuge Services

  • Group Info:
    We are a Christian based non-profit organization providing therapies to individuals of all ages. We do individual, marital and family therapy using the horses for veterans. We also provide hippotherapy (PT/OT) & therapeutic riding. We serve over 100 clients per week. The mission is to provide a therapeutic setting for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, or licensed mental health professionals to come together to incorporate horses into their treatment plan.

  • Contact Info:
    Kendra Jones
    Assistant to the Director of Therapy Services
    8405 Blvd.
    Lubbock, TX 79404
    Phone: 806-748-7202


  • Web Link:
    www.refugeservices.org

Family Counseling Services

  • Group Info:
    We are a non-profit organization established and designed to provide counseling services to Lubbock and the surrounding areas. Veterans are not charged for our services.

  • Contact Info:
    Bryan Moffitt
    Executive Director
    Family Counseling Services
    5701 Ave P Street
    Lubbock, Texas 79412
    Phone: 806-577-9987
    Fax: 806-747-3219

Texas Tech University Military & Veterans Programs

  • Group Info:
    You served our country with honor, now allow Texas Tech University to help you achieve your next milestone. With over 250 undergraduate and graduate degrees available, a veteran’s student organization, and over 300 veterans on faculty and staff, Texas Tech University provides an ideal academic setting for military and veteran students. Texas Tech University … “We are Veterans too.”
  • Contact Info:
    Military and Veterans Programs, Texas Tech University 
    Drane Hall Room 147
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-4012
    Phone: 742.6877
    Fax: 742.0480
  • Web Link:
    www.mvp.ttu.edu

South Plains Marine Corps League

  • Group Info:
    South Plains Detachment Marine Corps League is located in Lubbock, Texas. Our membership is comprised of honorably discharged Marine Veterans, Active Duty Marines, FMF Corpsmen, Marine Reserves with over 90 days of service, and Retired Marines. Under certain provisions Associate Membership is permissible. League members participate in: Volunteer Service Programs, Awards and Scholarships, youth programs. The detachment also participates in patriotic ceremonies, military functions, Toys for Tots, and other community programs and activities.

  • Contact Info:
    Jimmy Perez
    Junior Vice Commandant


  • Web Link:
    www.spmcl.org

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

  • Group Info:
    We offer mental health counseling, assessment and psychiatric medication maintenance to any veteran who is enrolled with the Lubbock V.A. Each veteran must be enrolled as a patient with the Lubbock V.A. and have a primary care physician (PCP) assigned. To begin mental health services the veteran needs to request a referral from their primary care physician and will then be seen by the Mental Health Center within two weeks of the referral. Veterans can see a psychiatrist for psychiatric medication and maintenance. Group and individual counseling is available. We offer groups for anger control, depression management, substance abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The group types and times vary and the veteran will need to ask their assigned counselor/case manager about the groups. Individual counseling includes counseling for depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger control, substance abuse and any other issues with mood. We offer some couples counseling but no family counseling. Psychiatric emergencies are handled through the V.A. toll free number at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. Press “1” to specific with a crisis counselor specifically for veterans.

  • Contact Info:
    U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Lubbock Outpatient Clinic Mental Health Center,
    6104 Avenue Q South Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79412
    Phone: 806-472-3420

Disabled American Veterans

  • Contact info:
    Harry Carroll
    6104 Ave. Q South, Room 901
    Lubbock, TX 79412
    (806) 472-3462

South Plains College

  • Group Info:
    South Plains College is approved as a college where veterans may obtain an education through the Veterans Administration program. Eligible veterans are paid an educational allowance by the Veterans Administration while they are attending college. For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office on the Levelland Campus, the Financial Aid Office/Veterans Affairs Office at the SPC Reese Center, or the Department of Veteran Affairs at 1-800-827-1000.

  • Contact Info:
    Dane Dewbre
    Associate Dean of College Relations
    1401 S. College Avenue
    Levelland, Texas 79336
    Phone: 806-894-9611 ext: 2210
    Fax: 806-894-4701


    Levelland:
    Judy Walker
    Phone: 806-716-2361


    Reese Center:
    Casey Martin
    Phone: 806-716-4614
     

  • Web Link:
    http://www3.southplainscollege.edu/veterans

Veteran’s Resource Coordination Group

Group Info:

Offering Peer to Peer support/mentoring workshops. Led by Veterans for Veterans ONLY.

CPT individual counseling led by a licensed professional counselor for PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

Organized the VRCG (Veterans Resource Coordination Group) made up of individual agencies around Lubbock County to help all Veterans with any issues or needs.

Contact Info:
Mike Flores
2701 81st Street
Lubbock, TX 79423

VRCG