Connecting Veteran Spouses in their Communities
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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 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”
Fall 2021 Groups
UPDATE RE COVID-19: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and news about the rising Delta variant cases emerges, we will continue to monitor and follow local, state, national, and CDC guidelines and recommendations. We are committed to prioritizing the safety of all of our group members and leaders and will determine the status of in-person groups with that in mind. All site health and safety protocols are listed in the tables below.
|Online Group Schedule|
|Start Date||Day / Time||Region|
|September 13, 2021||Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm CDT||United States|
|September 16, 2021||Thursdays 7:30-9:30 pm CDT||United States
|September 17, 2021||Fridays 6:00-8:00 pm CDT||United States
Note: This is a hybrid virtual/in-person group, so there will be in-person participants joining from Conroe, TX in addition to national virtual participants.
|Hybrid Group Schedule*|
|Start Date||Day / Time||Location||Region(s)||Site Protocols|
|September 17, 2021||Fridays 6:00 – 8:00 pm CDT||Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare Center|
233 Sgt Ed Holcomb Blvd S
Conroe, TX 77304
|Montgomery, Walker, and Liberty County||Temperature checks required - masks recommended|
*Note: Participants can join this group in person or virtually via Zoom.
|In-Person Group Schedule|
|Start Date||Day / Time||Location|
|September 28, 2021||Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm CDT||VFW Post 5621
1520 N Main St.
Liberty, TX 77575
Register For a Group
To register for an in-person or online group, please complete this brief registration form, or enter the following link into your browser: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4T2pvkHMXxx3941
Note: If you are a past participant of the V-SRG, you are encouraged to register for another group if interested. We update the curriculum frequently, and many find taking the group again with a different group of spouses to be supportive and provide them with new growth and insight.
Fall 2021 Mini-Series
We are excited to offer another 6-week mini-series this Fall utilizing some of the most popular sessions from our V-SRG curriculum. Each session will be open to new participants, so join all 6 sessions, just 1, or anything in between! These sessions are open to any post-service spouses/partners, as well as any military spouses/partners regardless of how far you are from separation (unlike our traditional V-SRGs). Check out the session topics below and register for those that interest you!
|Sharing Our Stories||Thursday, September 23, 2021||6:30–8:00pm CDT||https://vsrgmini-1.eventbrite.com|
|Taking Care of Ourselves||Thursday, September 30, 2021||6:30–8:00pm CDT||https://vsrgmini-2.eventbrite.com|
|The Lingering Effects of Service||Thursday, October 7, 2021||6:30–8:00pm CDT||https://vsrgmini-3.eventbrite.com|
|Compassion Fatigue||Thursday, October 14, 2021||6:30–8:00pm CDT||https://vsrgmini-4.eventbrite.com|
|Seeking Help||Thursday, October 21, 2021||6:30–8:00pm CDT||https://vsrgmini-5.eventbrite.com|
|Love & Relationships||Thursday, October 28, 2021||6:30–8:00 pm CDT||https://vsrgmini-6.eventbrite.com|
Become a V-SRG Leader
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!
Listen to veteran spouse Anne Jackson talking about her experience, and why it is so important for spouses to come together to support one another. Anne was one of the spouses who helped develop the V-SRG curriculum to ensure it would meet the needs of veteran spouses.
To view more videos from our V-SRG peer leaders, click here.
Coming soon... the Military Spouse Resiliency Group (M-SRG)! The M-SRG will mirror the format of the V-SRG, while prioritizing the unique experiences of active-duty military spouses, providing a community of support.