Veteran Spouse Network

Mission

To facilitate a statewide network for veteran spouses as they build a community of support

Purpose

The VSN’s work is influenced by our belief that veteran families rely on strong communities to support each other while going through military to civilian transition and as they face unique challenges (and have unique strengths!) based on their shared history of military service. The network is designed to incorporate the input, voice and perspectives of veteran spouses from across the state of Texas either by accessing the VSN website, its Facebook page, or by getting involved in VSN programs. We strongly encourage spouses to contact us with input and ideas on how to make the VSN what you want it t

Services

Resource Referral and Navigation:

  • VSN Region leaders share resources, and help connect spouses to the supports in their community. If a spouse needs assistance, Region Leaders are there to help them not only locate the right supports, but navigate the system to ensure all their needs, and the needs of their family are being met!
  • To become a VSN Region Leader, visit the VSN site at http://sites.utexas.edu/vsn/join/leaders/

Community Events:

  • VSN Region Leaders host local events for veteran spouses and families to provide opportunities for them to come together to relax, learn, have fun, and to ultimately foster a community of support. Events can include anything from family BBQs, workshops, speakers, luncheons, yoga classes, and everything in between!

Veteran Spouse Resiliency Groups:

  • The Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG) Program provides peer support group programming to spouses and committed partners of veterans. Each group is led by veteran spouses who have been trained in the V-SRG program and curriculum, and who are provided continuous support and oversight by the Veteran Spouse Network team as they lead their groups. Groups are made up of 6-8 veteran spouses/partners, and meet weekly for 12 weeks, with each session lasting approximately 2 hours.
  • Each week covers a different topic related to the life of a veteran spouse, and is structured with activities and discussion questions to leave room for the conversation to go where the group needs it to go. The curriculum was written for the spouses/partners of veterans BY the spouses/partners of veterans, and is adapted as needed based on leader and participant feedback.
  • The V-SRG offers groups in both in-person and online formats. To learn more about group sites and how to register, visit the website at http://sites.utexas.edu/vsn/programs/
County / Counties Served: 
Largest Metropolitan Areas
Austin Area
BASTROP
BLANCO
WILLIAMSON
BURNET
CALDWELL
HAYS
TRAVIS
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
COLLIN
DALLAS
DENTON
ELLIS
JOHNSON
KAUFMAN
PARKER
ROCKWALL
TARRANT
WISE
Houston Area
BRAZORIA
CHAMBERS
FORT BEND
GALVESTON
HARRIS
LIBERTY
MONTGOMERY
WALLER
El Paso Area
EL PASO
HUDSPETH
San Antonio Area
ATASCOSA
BANDERA
BEXAR
COMAL
FRIO
GUADALUPE
KENDALL
MEDINA
WILSON
Temple Area
BELL
CORYELL
FALLS
LAMPASAS
MCLENNAN
MILAM
More Cities
Amarillo Area
ARMSTRONG
CARSON
DEAF SMITH
HARTLEY
HUTCHINSON
MOORE
OLDHAM
POTTER
RANDALL
Bryan College Station Area
BRAZOS
BURLESON
GRIMES
LEON
MADISON
ROBERTSON
WALKER
WASHINGTON
Tyler Longview Area
CHEROKEE
GREGG
HARRISON
HENDERSON
RAINS
RUSK
SMITH
UPSHUR
VAN ZANDT
WOOD
Brownsville Harlingen Area
CAMERON
HIDALGO
WILLACY
Nacogdoches Area
ANGELINA
NACOGDOCHES
PANOLA
SAN AUGUSTINE
SHELBY
Victoria Area
CALHOUN
DEWITT
GOLIAD
JACKSON
LAVACA
REFUGIO
VICTORIA
Corpus Christi Area
ARANSAS
JIM WELLS
KLEBERG
NUECES
SAN PATRICIO
Midland Odessa Area
ANDREWS
CRANE
ECTOR
GLASSCOCK
HOWARD
LOVING
MIDLAND
MARTIN
REAGAN
UPTON
WARD
WINKLER
Beaumont Area
HARDIN
JEFFERSON
ORANGE
Abilene Area
CALLAHAN
COLEMAN
FISHER
JONES
NOLAN
SHACKELFORD
TAYLOR
Wichita Falls Area
ARCHER
BAYLOR
CLAY
WICHITA
WILBARGER
San Angelo Area
COKE
CONCHO
IRION
MENARD
RUNNELS
SCHLEICHER
STERLING
TOM GREEN
Lubbock Area
CROSBY
FLOYD
GARZA
HALE
HOCKLEY
LAMB
LUBBOCK
LYNN
TERRY
Del Rio Area
CROCKETT
EDWARDS
KINNEY
SUTTON
TERRELL
VAL VERDE
Texarkana Area
BOWIE
CAMP
CASS
FRANKLIN
MARION
MORRIS
RED RIVER
TITUS
Laredo Area
DIMMIT
DUVAL
LA SALLE
MCMULLEN
JIM HOGG
WEBB
ZAPATA
Rural TX
TX - Central North
KIMBLE
GILLESPIE
KERR
LLANO
MASON
MCCULLOCH
SAN SABA
TX - Central South
BEE
FAYETTE
GONZALES
LEE
LIVE OAK
KARNES
TX - Coastal
AUSTIN
COLORADO
MATAGORDA
WHARTON
TX - East
ANDERSON
FREESTONE
HOUSTON
JASPER
LIMESTONE
NEWTON
POLK
SABINE
SAN JACINTO
TRINITY
TYLER
TX - North
BROWN
COMANCHE
EASTLAND
HAMILTON
MILLS
STEPHENS
THROCKMORTON
YOUNG
TX - North West
BAILEY
BORDEN
COCHRAN
COTTLE
DAWSON
DICKENS
FOARD
GAINES
HASKELL
HARDEMAN
KENT
KING
KNOX
MITCHELL
MOTLEY
SCURRY
STONEWALL
YOAKUM
TX - Panhandle
CASTRO
COLLINGSWORTH
DALLAM
DONLEY
GRAY
HANSFORD
HEMPHILL
LIPSCOMB
OCHILTREE
ROBERTS
SHERMAN
WHEELER
TX - Panhandle South
HALL
BRISCOE
CHILDRESS
PARMER
SWISHER
TX - South
BROOKS
KENEDY
STARR
TX - South West
REAL
MAVERICK
UVALDE
ZAVALA
TX - Surrounding DFW
BOSQUE
COOKE
DELTA
ERATH
FANNIN
GRAYSON
HILL
HOOD
HOPKINS
HUNT
JACK
LAMAR
MONTAGUE
NAVARRO
PALO PINTO
SOMERVELL
TX - West
BREWSTER
CULBERSON
JEFF DAVIS
PECOS
PRESIDIO
REEVES
Branch: 
No Requirement
Era of Service: 
No Requirement
Programs for Family Members: 
All Spouses
Military Spouse
Vet Spouse
Caregivers
Career Phase: 
No Requirement
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge