Resources

Texas 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: www.depts.ttu.edu/scc/For_Students/Veteran_Resources.php

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South Plains Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross

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: www.lubbock.redcross.org

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Managed Care Center

We are a non-profit organization established and designed to provide a comprehensive, structured, viable continuum of care to individuals, family members and significant others who are suffering from the effects of chemical dependency and other disorders.

Contact Info:
Lola Coppage, Coordinator
Managed Care Center Prevention Resource Center
2345 50th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79412
Phone: 806-780-8300
Fax: 806-780-8383

Web Link: www.mccaod.com

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2-1-1 Texas South Plains

(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

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Volunteer Center of Lubbock

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

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Small Business Administration, Office of Veteran’s Business Development

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

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Refuge Services

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

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Family Counseling Services

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

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Texas Tech University Military and Veterans Programs

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
Administration Building Room 312
Box 45024, Lubbock, TX 79409-5024
Phone: 742.6877
Fax: 742.0480

Web Link: www.mvp.ttu.edu

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South Plains Marine Corps League

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

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U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

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

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South Plains College

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: www3.southplainscollege.edu/veterans

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Veteran’s Resource Coordination Group

  • Offering Peer to Peer support/mentoring workshops. Led by Veterans for Veterans ONLY.
  • ORF (Operation Resilient Families) Helping families and Veterans transition back into civilian life and home life.
  • 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:
Roger Karr
Lubbock Regional MHMR Center
904 Ave. O
Lubbock, Texas 79408

Web Link: www.vrcg.org