Veteran Support Resources

We want to see you succeed not only academically, but also personally. Find a point of contact or a resource to help with school or your health and wellbeing here.

Resources for Veterans

 

You are not alone.

Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel moral distress about experiences they had during their service. It’s normal to feel this way. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer-to-peer network, or sign up for mental health services. 

Crisis Prevention

  • Veterans Crisis Line – If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit the Veterans Crisis Line website.
  • VA Medical Center - Open 24/7. For emergency mental health care, you can go directly to your local VA medical center, regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
  • Dial 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - SAMHSA or use their online messaging services.

Connect With Others

  • Veteran Centers – Discuss how you feel with other veterans in these community-based counseling centers. Most  of our Veteran Center staff are veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find a Vet Center near you. 
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) – Connect with a peer mentor to help you through your grief journey. Most TAPS mentors were once mentees. 
  • VA Women Veterans Call Center – Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  SAT 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST)
  • San Jac Mental Health Resources Get mental health screenings, counseling, and more right on campus.
  • Together We Served – This platform provides a “virtual base.” You can reconnect with battle buddies and join support forums.
  • George W. Bush Institute – Need help or want to talk? Connect to peers or to professional care. Check in online, call 1-630-522-4904 or email checkin@veteranwellnessalliance.org.
  • Team Red, White, & Blue – Provides in-person and virtual events to help with physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Student Veterans of America – Provides resources and support to veterans through their academic careers. Find a campus chapter to connect with.
  • Team Rubicon – Find a local support squad to join and continue serving your community.
  • Operation Red Wings Retreats - These retreats are free for those who are eligible. Connect with other veterans and learn therapeutic approaches to symptoms of PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury and chronic pain.

Guides & Resources

  • VA Self-Help Apps – See the VA’s list of downloadable apps to help support and guide those living with PTSD.
  • VA Mental Health Services Guide – Access brochures and guides for mental health services, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and more.
  • MakeTheConnection.Net – Find resources and veteran videos about mental health issues.
  • Wellness Guide – This guide by South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, Clinical Center (SCMIRECC) provides free resources to help veterans improve their quality of life.
  • Team Never Quit (Formerly known as Lone Survivor Foundation) - A podcast that addresses veterans with PTSD and inspires listeners.

For Caregivers of Veterans

You are not alone.

Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel moral distress about experiences they had during their service. It’s normal to feel this way. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer-to-peer network, or sign up for mental health services. 

Crisis Prevention

  • Veterans Crisis Line – If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit the Veterans Crisis Line website.
  • VA Medical Center - Open 24/7. For emergency mental health care, you can go directly to your local VA medical center, regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
  • Dial 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - SAMHSA or use their online messaging services.

Connect With Others

  • Veteran Centers – Discuss how you feel with other veterans in these community-based counseling centers. Most  of our Veteran Center staff are veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find a Vet Center near you. 
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) – Connect with a peer mentor to help you through your grief journey. Most TAPS mentors were once mentees. 
  • VA Women Veterans Call Center – Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  SAT 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST)
  • San Jac Mental Health Resources Get mental health screenings, counseling, and more right on campus.
  • Together We Served – This platform provides a “virtual base.” You can reconnect with battle buddies and join support forums.
  • George W. Bush Institute – Need help or want to talk? Connect to peers or to professional care. Check in online, call 1-630-522-4904 or email checkin@veteranwellnessalliance.org.
  • Team Red, White, & Blue – Provides in-person and virtual events to help with physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Student Veterans of America – Provides resources and support to veterans through their academic careers. Find a campus chapter to connect with.
  • Team Rubicon – Find a local support squad to join and continue serving your community.
  • Operation Red Wings Retreats - These retreats are free for those who are eligible. Connect with other veterans and learn therapeutic approaches to symptoms of PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury and chronic pain.

Guides & Resources

  • VA Self-Help Apps – See the VA’s list of downloadable apps to help support and guide those living with PTSD.
  • VA Mental Health Services Guide – Access brochures and guides for mental health services, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and more.
  • MakeTheConnection.Net – Find resources and veteran videos about mental health issues.
  • Wellness Guide – This guide by South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, Clinical Center (SCMIRECC) provides free resources to help veterans improve their quality of life.
  • Team Never Quit (Formerly known as Lone Survivor Foundation) - A podcast that addresses veterans with PTSD and inspires listeners.

For Caregivers of Veterans

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Veteran support contacts

For help with admissions, education planning, and certification of benefits, reach out to a staff member.

Department

Action

Contact

Admissions

Meet with an admissions advisor.

San Jac Veteran Services

Education Planning

Meet with an educational planner or advisor.

San Jac Veteran Services 

Certification of Benefits

Submit your documents to a School Certifying Official.

San Jac Veteran Services 

Accommodations

Meet with an accessibility counselor.

San Jac Accessibility Services  

Financial Aid

Meet with a financial aid advisor.

San Jac Financial Aid 

Schedule a Financial Aid Appointment  

Mental Health Counseling

Meet with a counselor.

Schedule a Mental Health Counseling Appointment  

Veteran Support Resources

Follow the links to find additional personal and educational support.

Requirement Resource Point of Contact
Accommodations Meet with an accessibility counselor. San Jac Accessibility Services  
Financial Aid Meet with a financial aid advisor.

San Jac Financial Aid

Schedule a Financial Aid Appointment  

Mental Health Counseling Meet with a counselor. Schedule a Mental Health Counseling Appointment
Estimated Cost of Attendance Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

Self-service via SOS 

  • Must apply for FAFSA
Estimated Cost of Living
  • Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • WEAMS - Basic Housing Allowance for full-time: $1,766

Self-service via SOS

  • Must apply for FAFSA

WEAMS website

Estimated Veteran Educational Benefit About GI Benefits About GI Bill® Benefits*  
Estimated Financial Aid Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

Self-service via SOS 

  • Must apply for FAFSA
Estimated Student Loan Debt Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

Self-service via SOS 

  • Must apply for FAFSA
San Jac Graduation Rates San Jac Current Data and Reports   San Jac Current Data PDF 
Job-Placement Rates for Graduates of the Course San Jac Programs  See Texas Wages Projections
Transfer of Credits, Including Military Credits San Jac Current Data PDF 
Program, Degree, or Certification Requirements Professional Licensure PDF San Jac Programs
Other Financial Aid Scholarships  
Grants 
 
Tuition Rate DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)   Tuition and Charges
Availability of Financial Aid Packet FAFSA San Jac Financial Aid 
Course Enrollment SOS via My San Jac Self-enroll via SOS - GPS 
Degree Evaluation Degree Plan Self-enroll via SOS - GPS 
Accreditation SACS-SOC & SAA & VA Approval of Catalog  
Called to Duty College for all Texans Information on College for all Texans 
Accommodations for Activation of Duty College for all Texans Information on College for all Texans 

* GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

 

Contact Veteran Services

Reach out to one of the centers or connect with us virtually via chat or appointment. 
Central Campus Veteran Services

Central Campus

Welcome Center C-27.1400

Hours: Monday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

North Campus Veteran Services

North Campus

Administration Building N-8.117
Hours: Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South Campus Veteran Services

South Campus

Administration Building S-8.2066
Hours: Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veteran Support Contacts

For help with admissions, education planning, and certification of benefits, these staff members are your first line of support.
Arturo Guerra
Educational Planner
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1534
Holly Morrison
Manager, Veteran Services
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1320
Jose Nicolas
Coordinator, Veteran Services
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1034
Lorraine Rowe
Coordinator, Veteran Services
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1366
Karla Silva
Sr Accounting Spec, Vet Svcs
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1242
Azuree Wilson
Coordinator, Veteran Services
Phone
(281) 998-6150x4706
Angela Edwards
Part Time Staff
Phone
(281) 998-6150x7584