Veteran Spouse Network

Mission

To facilitate a community of support for military and veteran spouses and families.

Purpose

The VSN facilitates a community of peer support for military and veteran spouses and families, providing opportunities to engage and connect to helpful resources and a community of support. Our work is guided by the understanding that veteran families rely on strong supportive communities while facing their unique challenges. This is your network, meant to incorporate your input, voice, and perspectives.

Services

Veteran Family Transition Program

The Veteran Family Transition (VFT) program takes a holistic approach to transition, providing a combination of educational seminars on key transition topics, spouse peer support groups to process transition stressors, and peer panels where spouses and couples can learn from those who have been there and done that, to ensure a smooth and successful military to civilian transition for the whole family.

To learn more, visit https://veteranspousenetwork.org/vftp

Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG) Program

The Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG) program provides transitioning and veteran spouses/partners with peer-led, curriculum-driven, evidence-based support groups offered in virtual and in-person formats. Groups provide spouses with a safe space to connect, share their stories, challenges, and successes, and receive and provide support to peers, leading to increased quality of life, greater social support, an increase in self-care practices, and a decrease in mental health symptoms.

To learn more, visit https://veteranspousenetwork.org/vsrg

VSN Social Club (VSC) Program

The VSN Social Club program provides a variety of online and in-person peer groups to the larger military and veteran-connected community. Participants are provided a safe space to discuss topics that interest them and create opportunities to connect, socialize, and provide and receive support. Clubs are facilitated by peer leaders, covering topics generated by the interests and needs of the network. Groups vary in format and offer social time, casual and supportive check-ins, topic-driven discussions, workshops, guest speakers, resource presentations, and more!

To learn more, visit https://veteranspousenetwork.org/vsnsocialclub

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

The Veteran Spouse Network (VSN) believes in the value and benefit of strong supportive communities that offer peer-based guidance and understanding to help address the unique challenges of military and post-service family life. In line with that belief, all VSN programs are led by volunteer peer leaders that allow participants to receive support through shared experience and understanding. If you are connected to the military or veteran community and are interested in providing peer support opportunities, consider becoming a peer leader with the VSN today!

To learn more, visit  https://veteranspousenetwork.org/vftp

Events Calendar

Stay up to date on all the VSN has to offer by visiting our events calendar at https://veteranspousenetwork.org/events/

Contact vsn@austin.utexas.edu with any questions!

 

Eligibility

Career Phase:
  • No Requirement
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
  • No Requirement
Programs for Family Members:
  • All Spouses
  • Military Spouse
  • Surviving Spouse
  • Vet Spouse
  • Caregivers
Service Counties:
  • All Texas Counties
Services Category:
  • Vet Group - Social
  • MH - Caregiver Support
  • MH - Peer Support
  • MH - Youth & Family Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Info and Ref
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus:
  • No Requirement
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