Archive for 2022

Health Care Advocacy resolves 11,300 cases, saves veterans over $709,000

During Fiscal Year 2021-2022, from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Health Care Advocacy Department (HCAD) closed over 11,300 cases in which a veteran came to them with a medical issue and HCAD resolved it or connected the veteran with a “warm handoff” to someone who did. Additionally, HCAD saved veterans a combined total of over $709,000 by resolving issues with VHA (Veterans Health Administration) and non-VHA billings.

HCAD doesn’t just wait for veterans to ...

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Over $1.8 million in grants presented to 7 West Texas area veteran service organizations

On September 13, 2022, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $1,850,000 in grants to seven organizations for providing services to approximately 1,800 veterans in the FVA West Region. The presentation was made by TVC Commissioner and Marine Corps veteran Mike Hernandez at the El Paso County Commissioners Courtroom, 500 E. San Antonio, El Paso, Texas.

The grant recipients include:
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Helping veterans means getting out & about for Tina Jones

Tina Jones gets out and about to help veterans in Wichita County. As Wichita County Veterans Service Officer, she’s helped veterans with housing, food, counseling, even delivering older veterans taxes to the upper story of the courthouse. She does all this in addition to the work of filing Claims. “Sometimes we even make a house call and visit the nursing homes veterans are in. We help out any way we can,” said Jones.

She noted Wichita County has a community of ...

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Employment Strategy Session held with new Bexar County Military and Veterans Service Center Director

A new Bexar County Military and Veterans Service Center Director is scheduled to come onboard in September 2022. LTC Keith Wilson is slated for the directorship upon his retirement from U.S. Army Soldier for Life, Regional Director for South U.S., Northeast U.S. and Europe. In preparation for his new role, a veteran employment strategy session introduced Wilson to area employment partners at the federal, state and city levels; as well as private enterprise and nonprofits serving veterans.

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Over $2.8 million in grants presented to 8 Panhandle & Abilene area veteran service organizations

On September 12, 2022, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $2,805,000 in grants to eight organizations for providing services to approximately 1,500 veterans in the FVA Panhandle Region*. The presentation was made by TVC Commissioner and Marine Corps veteran Mike Hernandez at the Lubbock County Courthouse in Lubbock, Texas.

The FVA Panhandle Region is a multicounty area including Panhandle counties and stretching south to Coleman County and to Comanche County in the east. See map at ...

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Over $5.7 million in grants presented to 26 North Texas veteran service organizations

On September 9, 2022; the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) awarded $5,770,00 in grants to over 20 organizations for providing services to approximately 3,000 north Texas veterans and their families. Grant presentations were made by TVC Vice Chair and Air Force veteran Kimberlee Shaneyfelt at Dallas City Hall, Dallas, Texas.

The FVA North Texas Region is a multicounty area ranging from Fannin to Navarro Counties along the east side to Cottle and Erath Counties in the west ...

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$655,000 in grants presented to 6 East Texas veteran service organizations

AUSTIN, TX – On September 8, 2022; the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $655,000 in grants to six organizations for providing services to approximately 740 East Texas veterans and their families. The presentation was made by TVC Vice Chair and Air Force veteran Kimberlee Shaneyfelt in at Habitat for Humanity of Smith County in Tyler, Texas.

The FVA East Texas Region is a multicounty area ranging from Lamar, Red River and Bowie Counties in the north ...

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Over $5.4 million in grants presented to 20 Gulf Coast area veteran service organizations

AUSTIN, TX – On September 6, 2022 at 1 p.m.; the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $5,450,000 in grants to 20 organizations for providing services to approximately 4,600 Gulf Coast area veterans and their families. The presentation was made by TVC Commissioner and Army veteran Kevin Barber at Houston – Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, 3303 Main St, Houston, Texas.

The FVA Gulf Coast Region is a multicounty area ranging from Walker County in the north ...

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