VVA - 973 Peer to Peer Program serving Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties

PTSD Program serving  Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties

Bring Everyone In The Zone (BEITZ) and the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) is a joint

program between the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Texas Veterans

Commission (TVC) and Texas’ Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs). We are trained

professional facilitators who volunteer to lead community based veteran-to-veteran support

groups all over Texas.

Several members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 973 are DSHS sponsored

BEITZ trained facilitators. We help by providing individuals who are trained as peer to peer

facilitators willing to provide free confidential peer support.

Our goal is to help Active Duty, Reserves, Guard, Veterans, and their families, who suffer from

the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Military

Sexual Assault.

Anyone who has experienced a traumatic event is at risk to develop PTSD.

We will meet with someone on a one-to-one basis, and offer free confidential peer-to-peer

support group meetings led by individuals who may struggle with the same issues. We may

also give referrals to professionals and other programs if needed.


• Do not replace Therapy Groups

• Do not replace Counseling Groups

• Not medical professionals

• Not licensed to do therapy or counseling

Group focus:

1. Discuss external causes

2. Develop strategies to deal with pressures and barriers

3. Emphasize inspiration & support

PTSD Group meeting locations, dates and times.

Bonham - Senior Citizens Center 210 E. 6th St, Bonham, TX second Wednesday each month

1830-1930 | (903) 640-6096 Jerry

Sherman - Grayson County Courthouse, 1st/3rd Monday 1800-1900 Commissioners Court

Room, 100 W. Houston, Sherman, Texas  | Charles 903-893-1129 info@vva973.org

Sherman - Hillerby Printing, 2030 Texoma Parkway, Sherman, Texas Suite A   2nd/4th Saturday

1400-1500 | 903-893-1129 Charles

Gainesville - 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6 pm at VFW Post 1922 – 3332 N. Grand | contact Penny

Poolaw at 903-819-0275 or ppoolaw@texomacc.org

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Contact Us:


Phone Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Career Phase:
Discharges Allowed:
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Cooke
  • Fannin
  • Grayson
Services Category:
  • Mental Health
  • MH - Peer Support
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
Vet Plus: