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”

Below is a list of the current Spring 2020 sites. More in person and online sites will be added as their details are solidified.

In-Person Groups

City

Start Date

Day/Time

Location

Denton

February 1, 2020

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm

Veteran’s Point

10600 Dunham Rd.

Roanoke, TX 76262

Killeen

January 16, 2020

Thursdays

5:30-7:30pm

Cedar Crest Clinic

2206 E Central Texas Expy

Killeen, TX 76543

Harker Heights

January 21, 2020

Tuesdays

6:00-8:00pm

Charlie Greene Memorial Hall

699 E Veterans Memorial Blvd

Harker Heights, TX 76548

 

Online Groups

Start Date

Day/Time

February 11, 2020

Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm

Become a V-SRG Leader:

We are also recruiting new sites and new leaders for Spring 2020! If you are a veteran spouse or partner of a veteran who would like to volunteer to lead a group in your community, or online, please visit our Leadership Opportunities page to learn more and apply today!

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, enter the following link to your browser: https://redcap.prc.utexas.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=LJX3Y88R48

County / Counties Served: 
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: 
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

Events

January 16, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Killeen, TX

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...

January 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Harker Heights, TX

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...

February 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Roanoke, TX

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...

February 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

, TX

online vsrg flyer

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...