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
BURNET
CALDWELL
HAYS
TRAVIS
WILLIAMSON
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
COLLIN
DALLAS
DENTON
ELLIS
JOHNSON
KAUFMAN
PARKER
ROCKWALL
TARRANT
WISE
El Paso Area
EL PASO
HUDSPETH
Houston Area
BRAZORIA
CHAMBERS
FORT BEND
GALVESTON
HARRIS
LIBERTY
MONTGOMERY
WALLER
San Antonio Area
ATASCOSA
BANDERA
BEXAR
COMAL
FRIO
GUADALUPE
KENDALL
MEDINA
WILSON
Temple Area
BELL
CORYELL
FALLS
LAMPASAS
MCLENNAN
MILAM
More Cities
Abilene Area
CALLAHAN
COLEMAN
FISHER
JONES
NOLAN
SHACKELFORD
TAYLOR
Amarillo Area
ARMSTRONG
CARSON
DEAF SMITH
HARTLEY
HUTCHINSON
MOORE
OLDHAM
POTTER
RANDALL
Beaumont Area
JEFFERSON
ORANGE
HARDIN
Brownsville Harlingen Area
CAMERON
HIDALGO
WILLACY
Bryan College Station Area
GRIMES
BRAZOS
BURLESON
LEON
MADISON
ROBERTSON
WALKER
WASHINGTON
Corpus Christi Area
ARANSAS
JIM WELLS
KLEBERG
NUECES
SAN PATRICIO
Del Rio Area
CROCKETT
EDWARDS
KINNEY
SUTTON
TERRELL
VAL VERDE
Laredo Area
DUVAL
DIMMIT
JIM HOGG
LA SALLE
MCMULLEN
WEBB
ZAPATA
Lubbock Area
LAMB
LUBBOCK
LYNN
TERRY
HOCKLEY
HALE
GARZA
CROSBY
FLOYD
Midland Odessa Area
GLASSCOCK
ANDREWS
CRANE
ECTOR
HOWARD
LOVING
MARTIN
MIDLAND
REAGAN
UPTON
WARD
WINKLER
Nacogdoches Area
SHELBY
PANOLA
SAN AUGUSTINE
NACOGDOCHES
ANGELINA
San Angelo Area
SCHLEICHER
COKE
CONCHO
IRION
MENARD
RUNNELS
STERLING
TOM GREEN
Texarkana Area
TITUS
RED RIVER
BOWIE
CAMP
CASS
FRANKLIN
MARION
MORRIS
Tyler Longview Area
VAN ZANDT
GREGG
HARRISON
HENDERSON
RAINS
RUSK
SMITH
UPSHUR
WOOD
CHEROKEE
Victoria Area
CALHOUN
DEWITT
GOLIAD
JACKSON
LAVACA
REFUGIO
VICTORIA
Wichita Falls Area
ARCHER
BAYLOR
CLAY
WICHITA
WILBARGER
Rural TX
TX - Central North
KIMBLE
GILLESPIE
KERR
LLANO
MASON
MCCULLOCH
SAN SABA
TX - Central South
LIVE OAK
BEE
FAYETTE
GONZALES
KARNES
LEE
TX - Coastal
WHARTON
COLORADO
MATAGORDA
AUSTIN
TX - East
POLK
ANDERSON
FREESTONE
HOUSTON
JASPER
LIMESTONE
NEWTON
SABINE
SAN JACINTO
TRINITY
TYLER
TX - North
BROWN
COMANCHE
EASTLAND
HAMILTON
MILLS
STEPHENS
THROCKMORTON
YOUNG
TX - North West
STONEWALL
MOTLEY
SCURRY
YOAKUM
MITCHELL
BAILEY
KNOX
BORDEN
COCHRAN
COTTLE
DAWSON
DICKENS
FOARD
GAINES
HARDEMAN
HASKELL
KENT
KING
TX - Panhandle
SHERMAN
WHEELER
ROBERTS
OCHILTREE
LIPSCOMB
HEMPHILL
HANSFORD
GRAY
DONLEY
DALLAM
COLLINGSWORTH
CASTRO
TX - Panhandle South
SWISHER
PARMER
HALL
CHILDRESS
BRISCOE
TX - South
STARR
KENEDY
BROOKS
TX - South West
REAL
MAVERICK
ZAVALA
UVALDE
TX - Surrounding DFW
BOSQUE
SOMERVELL
PALO PINTO
COOKE
NAVARRO
MONTAGUE
LAMAR
JACK
HUNT
HOPKINS
HOOD
HILL
GRAYSON
FANNIN
ERATH
DELTA
TX - West
REEVES
PRESIDIO
PECOS
JEFF DAVIS
CULBERSON
BREWSTER
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