Veteran's Resources

Thank you for your service. In addition to the resources listed below, the Capt. Wendell M. Wilson Office of Military and Veteran Services is committed to serving and assisting the veterans and military families of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Resources for Veterans and Their Families

Transition Support
  • Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)
    TVC provides support for disability claims, education benefits, employment, and much more. Their mission is to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.
  • Combined Arms Houston
    Combined Arms provides extensive support to military members and their families as they transition to civilian life, bringing together a multitude of veteran-focused nonprofits to provide comprehensive services.
  • Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
    The WWP mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001. You may also be eligible for the program if you are the family member or caregiver of a Wounded Warrior.
  • American Widow Project
    The American Widow Project recognizes the sacrifices made by the families of our fallen and believes that no military widow should feel alone in her grief. Every military widow deserves the opportunity and tangible tools available to help rebuild her life. Because of that, the American Widow Project provides the vital peer-to-peer, emotional, and educational support necessary to maximize success, healing and hope for a brighter future.
  • Veterans Land Board (VLB)
    The VLB offers land, home and home improvement loans; nine long-term care homes; four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries; the Voices of Veterans Oral History Program and the VLB Call Center.
  • Career and Recovery Resources Veteran Assistance (CRR)
    CRR serves transitioning military members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans of all eras and ranks, military and veteran spouses, and dependents under 25 living with a veteran or military sponsor. Services include emergency temporary financial assistance, placement & screening services, skills analysis & soft skills programs and retention services: assistance and follow-up to ensure a successful placement.
  • Grace After Fire
    With peer-to-peer support, financial needs assistance, and social events, Grace After Fire's mission is to provide the means for women veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal.
  • Lone Star Legal Aid
    The Military and Veterans Unit of Lone Star Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income military veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses across 72 counties.
Employment and Career Support
  • Texas Workforce Commission - Just for Veterans
    Maximize your employment opportunities as you transition into civilian life. Search for jobs, receive priority service at Texas Workforce Solutions offices and get information on transition assistance and benefits.
  • Dress for Success
    The mission of Dress for Success Houston is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and life.
  • Career Gear Houston
    Career Gear Greater Houston (CGGH) empowers men, male youth, & veterans who are striving to overcome economic disadvantage. Offering professional attire & career coaching necessary to gain employment.
  • Goodwill Houston
    Goodwill Houston helps veterans as they re-integrate into the civilian labor market after military service or overcome other barriers to employment, serving all military veterans, regardless of discharge status or time in service.
  • Premium LinkedIn Subscription
    LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Premium Career subscription, including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning.
Health Services
  • Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center serves as the primary health care provider for more than 113,000 Veterans in southeast Texas.
  • Women Veterans Health Care
    Women Veterans Health Care program mission addresses the health care needs of women veterans and works to ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide.
  • VA Mental Health Guide
    Mental health resources for transitioning and veteran service members, friends and family of service members, and more.
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255)
    Veterans press "1" or text 838255.
    Chat function is also available through the website.
    Suicide prevention resources for veterans as well as their family and friends.
  • DoD Safe Helpline
    Sexual assault support for the DoD community. Safe Helpline has created six ways for members of the Department of Defense community to access anonymous, confidential, and secure support and information, 24/7— getting you access to the help you need, anytime, anywhere.
  • VA Caregiver Support
    VA has two programs for caregivers: The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (eligible Veterans all eras) and the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (eligible post-9/11 Veterans).
Records and Benefit Management
  • National Archives - Veterans' Service Records
    Most veterans and their next of kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and military service records through submitting a request to the National Archive.
  • VA/DoD eBenefits
    Serves veterans, service members, wounded warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers. Offers self-service access to personal information, benefits applications, and employment resources.
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
    Apply for, access, and manage VA benefits and health care.
Recreation and Discounts
  • Vet Tix
    Every week thousands of tickets are available to veterans, service members, and family members of those killed in action enabling them go to major sports games, concerts, and many other ticketed events. Vet Tix is committed to helping put veterans and service members (including Reserve and Guard) in empty seats at games and events across the nation.
  • ID.me - Shop
    Popular military discounts sorted by vendor!
  • GovX
    Military and government discounts on tickets, travel, and goods!

Contact

  • Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    - SDEI

    Phone: 281-283-2575
    Fax: 281-283-2564
    Email: studentdiversity@uhcl.edu
    www.uhcl.edu/studentdiversity

    SSCB 1.203
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.