As many as 10,798 veterans live in Garland and the city is home to 1,822 veteran-owned firms, according to the United States Census Bureau. With so many vets living in the area, the local and state agencies provide support and services for veterans and active military to help them with health care, housing, long-term care, employment opportunities, and more. The following is a list of the local, state, and national agencies in the area that serve Garland residents.
The Veterans Resource Center is located at 4900 S. Lancaster Road in Dallas which is less than 40 minutes (26 miles) from Garland. Since 2012, the center has helped more than 28,000 veterans with housing, homelessness, employment, educational opportunities, and legal aid. The center coordinates assistance with other organizations like the V.A. Homeless Veterans Services, Texas Veterans Commission, AMVETS, and Vietnam Veterans of America.
The Dallas Vet Center is located at 8610 Greenville Avenue in Suite 125 in Dallas, which is less than 20 minutes (8 miles) from Garland. The center is open Monday through Friday and is staffed with representatives to help you with general benefits information, claims, disability compensation, the VA Aid and Attendance pension, long-term care, nursing homes, housing, and more.
Less than 40 minutes (26 miles) from Garland is the Dallas VA Medical Center located at 4500 S. Lancaster Road, not far from the Dallas Vet Center. The center is the second largest VA health care system in the country and serves more than 113,000 veterans in the Dallas area including Garland. You can contact the Medical Center at 1-800-849-3597 to schedule an appointment.
The Texas Veterans Commission holds networking and educational events to help veterans including the Veterans Entrepreneur Seminar. Since its inception in 1927, the commission has continued to provide programs to assist veterans and protect veteran entitlements. The Claims Representation and Counseling Services represent all Texas veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Employment Services matches veterans with employers in the state. The Veterans Education Program help vets find educational opportunities and ensures that colleges and universities follow the guidelines, and the Texas Veterans Commission Fund supports organizations that directly serve veterans, their spouses, and families.
One of the most nationally-recognized organizations serving America’s troops, veterans, and military families is American Veterans, also known as AMVETS. AMVETS sponsors events that benefit veterans, such as Pushups for the Cause to fight veteran suicide. The organization keeps vets informed about military members honored, soldiers finally accounted for after presumed missing or dead, nonprofit organization needs, and local events. There are several posts in nearby Dallas and one post in Garland.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has a post in Garland that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 2180 Meridian Way. The VFW is known for its support of veterans since its beginnings in 1899 and continues its legacy helping vets with VA claims and separation benefits, transition, and employment services, student veteran support, and financial grants.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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