Our On-Site Services


Heroes Night Out Veterans Resource provides multiple on-site services in our 6,000 sq. foot facility in Austin TX.

Resource Center Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • VA Claims Specialist – Valerie Zimmerman, WILCO Williamson County Assistant Veterans Service Officer, will only be here on Thursdays from 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Vet Center Counselor – Fred Patrizi, Phd. D. (Thursdays by appointment)
  • VA Compensation and Pension Exams – Dr. Mara Karpel
  • Caregiver’s Corner – The last Monday of every month at 7:00pm (Dedicated to those who care for a Disabled Veteran)
  • Vet Center Counselor – Dr. Elwanda Hawthorne, (Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 4:00 PM, by appointment only)
  • Peer Support is available Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Veteran Home Loan Specialist – George Lourigan, contact him at glourigan@thefederalsavingsbank.com
  • Veterans Support Group — Every Wednesday Night at 7:00pm
  • Computer Center with Internet and printing Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • “Workforce Wednesdays” –Every Wednesday at 12noon.   We have TWC Representatives available for job seekers.  Sam Blanks– Veterans Resource & Referral Specialist, Samuel.blanks@twc.state.tx.us and Casey Wade– Veterans Resource Coordinator, casey.wade@twc.state.tx.us
  • Texas Center Point Case Manager, Christina Nicholson — Every 2nd & 4th Thursday from 9:00am to 12noon.  Visit their website at www.cpinc.org
  • Relocation Specialist, Mike Sharman mailto:mikesharman1@gmail.com

Family Room

During holidays, Heroes Night Out makes sure Veterans and their families have meals, Christmas gifts, and other holiday support. It is our goal to provide a military friendly environment, with volunteers and staff who understand the hardships our Heroes face.  Our center offers a laid-back environment where Veterans can access many resources and connect with their Peers over a hot cup of coffee.

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