In response to the uncertain times, we are faced with as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Veteran Spouse Network launched the Virtual Social Club program for those connected to the military and veteran population to come together and support one another. This series of online meet-ups provides participants with a space to share their fears and concerns, offer support and problem solve, learn new tips and tools, and create opportunities to connect and socialize.
We know that everything surrounding the pandemic has created fear, anxiety, and social isolation for many of us and that social connection and community is needed now more than ever. Our social clubs range from social coffee talks and topic-driven discussions on caring for ourselves during this time to workshops and guest speakers.
Eligibility for these sessions varies by event, but this program is geared towards those connected to the military and veteran population, to include military and veteran spouses, partners, caregivers, family members, and service members and veterans themselves, as well as individuals divorced or widowed from a service member or veteran.
This page will be updated with a calendar of our Virtual Social Club offerings as they are added. Spouses will need to register at the corresponding Eventbrite link to be sent the Zoom information that will allow them to join the call.
Virtual Social Club Calendar
|Warrior Within Book Club-Series||Thurs, March 11th, 2021||7:00-8:30 pm CST|
Military and Veteran Spouse & Caregiver Coffee Chat
|Fri, March 12th, 2021||1:00-2:00pm CST||https://vsnsocial31221.eventbrite.com|
|Be Your Own InspHERation-Series||Fri, March 12th, 2021||8:00-9:00pm CST|
Be Your Own InspHERation-Series
|Fri, March 19th, 2021||8:00-9:00pm CST||https://vsn30521.eventbrite.com|
|Be Your Own InspHERation-Series||Fri, March 26th, 2021||8:00-9:00pm CST|
Taking Care of Ourselves
|March 30th, 2021||12:00-1:30pm CST||https://vsnsocial33021.eventbrite.com|
|Our Goals||April 6th, 2021||12:00-1:30pm CST|
Become a Social Club Leader
If you are interested in leading a Virtual Social Club, please visit our Leadership Opportunities page, where you can learn more about the role and responsibilities and apply!
If you have any suggestions for social club topics, please reach out to Program Manager Hannah O’Brien at email@example.com with your suggestions.
We’re Here to Listen
Resiliency Check-Ins provide participants with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with one of our active duty or veteran social work graduate students to discuss any topic, including building resilience as you cope with stress related to work, family, holidays, school, the current pandemic, and more. These check-ins are open to all service members, veterans, and their families. Each session will last 45 minutes.
To be eligible, you must be an active duty service member, a post-service veteran, or the spouse, partner, caregiver, or family member of an active duty service member or post-service veteran. Individuals widowed or divorced from an active duty service member or post-service veteran are also eligible to join.
To sign up for a Thursday or Friday time slot, visit https://calendly.com/account1/vsn-resiliency-check-in
To sign up for a Friday time slot, visit https://calendly.com/veteranspousenetwork/vsn-resiliency-check-in