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 across the nation 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 judgment. If you have been looking for a strong community of spouses, this is it! Join us!

The program follows 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • Curriculum topics range from “Taking Care of Ourselves” and “Sharing Our Stories,” to “Love and Relationships” and “The Lingering Effects of Service”

UPDATE RE COVID-19: In order to prioritize the safety of all of our group members and leaders, all groups are being conducted virtually until the threat of COVID-19 has passed. We are currently exploring the possibility of some in-person sites in Texas in Spring 2021, though the health and safety of our participants and leaders will remain paramount. Updates regarding Spring groups and the impact of COVID on our programming can be found on our website. 

Spring 2021 Groups 

Spring group details are still being solidified and will be added below as they are confirmed. 

Online Group Schedule

Note: Participants can join up until the second session, and then the group will close to new members.

Start Date

Day/Time

Region

January 13, 2021

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

United States

March 21, 2021

Sundays 4:00 - 6:00 pm CST

United States

 

To learn more about our groups, and get detailed information about upcoming groups, check out our website at 

http://sites.utexas.edu/vsn/vsrg/

To register for a group, enter the following link to your browser: 

https://is.gd/VSRGapplication

Becoming a V-SRG Leader:

If you are interested in serving as a V-SRG leader either virtually, or in your community, learn more and apply at http://sites.utexas.edu/vsn/join/leaders/

We will be hosting a virtual new leader training in early February 2021!

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
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