Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG)

Veteran Spouse Resiliency Groups (V-SRG) provide a safe space for veteran spouses and partners of veterans to come together, listen, share their stories, and lean on one another for support and guidance. These groups connect veteran spouses in Texas to their communities by providing strong peer support. This peer support is available to veteran spouses who face a diverse and unique set of experiences and challenges ranging from caring for their own mental, emotional, and physical health, to parenting, relationship and career health, discussing the lingering effects of service, and how to support their veterans in seeking help.

This program was created for veteran spouses, by veteran spouses, and aims to provide a space where spouses and partners can gather with others who have a shared experience and be provided support without judgement. If you have been looking for a strong community of spouses, this is it! Join us!

The program follow’s a unique peer-to-peer model:

  • Trained veteran spouses and/or committed partners facilitate groups of 6-8 spouses
  • Groups meet once a week for two hours over 12 weeks
  • Curriculum topics range from “Taking Care of Ourselves” and “Sharing Our Stories,” to “Love and Relationships” and “The Lingering Effects of Service”

In-person Fall 2019 Group Details:

City Start Date Meeting Day & Time Location

Austin

Sept 3rd Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Integral Care Dove Springs Clinic

5015 S IH 35 Frontage Rd Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78744

Killeen Sept 17th Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

1103 Stan Schlueter Loop Building A, Suite 100

Killeen, TX 7654

Harker Heights Sept 25th Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm OR 6:00-8:00pm (depending on participant availability)

Charlie Greene Memorial Hall

699 E Veterans Memorial Blvd

Harker Heights, TX 76548

San Antonio Sept 4th Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

6363 De Zavala Rd. San Antonio, TX

Dallas Oct 4th Fridays 11:00-1:00pm

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare Services

16160 Midway Rd. #218 Addison, TX 75001

Denton Aug 24th Saturdays 10:00-12:00pm

Veterans Point

10600 Dunham Rd, Roanoke, TX

We are also offering online groups in Fall 2019 for any spouse or partner in the state of Texas!

Online Group Details:

Start Date Meeting Day & Time
September 9th Mondays 7:30-9:30 pm
September 10th Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 pm

To learn more about our groups, and get detailed information about upcoming groups, check out our website at http://sites.utexas.edu/vsn/programs/
To register for an in-person or online group, please complete this brief registration form, or enter the following link to your browser: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4T2pvkHMXxx3941

Branch: 
No Requirement
Era of Service: 
No Requirement
Programs for Family Members: 
Military Spouse
Vet Spouse
Caregivers
Career Phase: 
No Requirement
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge
Parent Organization: 
Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant

Grant Amount: $77,584

Program Description:
The Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG) Training and Program project is aimed at addressing the specific mental health care needs of veteran family members, including veteran spouses and their children. The V- SRG project is an outgrowth of the Veteran Spouse Network (VSN), which as an online and in- person forum for veteran spouses. The V-SRG project will provide outreach and recruitment of members of VSN to be trained to form and lead peer support groups for other veteran spouses in their communities.

Program Partners:
CTVSC, VSN, 1687 Foundation