Strengthening Families Through Resiliency
Funded in 2016-2017 by
Funds for Veterans 16-B General Assistance Grant Texas Veterans Commission
The Inspiration Center was awarded a 16-B General Assistance Grant in FY 2017 to provide services to Service Members, Veterans and their Families in the areas of reintegration and transition to civilian life.
Components of this grant include the following:
- 16-hour Resiliency Seminar
- 30, 60, 90 and 120 day follow-up
- Quarterly Workshops
- College Prep
- Support Group
- Two Recreational Family Retreats
All of the aforementioned items are part of our Strengthening Families Through Resiliency Program. There is no cost for these services because of the grant funding. Childcare is also included for families with small children. The purpose of this program is to increase Veteran Families' Resiliency. This program is open to all conflicts and war eras. For more information please call Lionel Harris at 210-650-9440; or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the Calendar of Events for dates and times.
“The 2017 program is supported by a grant the Ethel F. Norton , John L. Santikos and San Antonio Area Foundation.
Veteran Services Reintegration and
Reconnect Training Programs
In May 2011, our Board of Directors determined that many of the families we serve are military (active, reserve and retired) families. The recurring theme found through intake and subsequent referrals had indicators of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
They also concluded there were limited faith-based training resources for both church counseling ministries and secular providers. The current military capability in treating PTSD for both Active Duty and Veterans are overwhelmed with the sheer numbers of personnel needing services in the community.
Additionally, members and their families often fail to seek assistance because of the following:
Stigma of a mental illness diagnosis
Retribution for seeking help
Impact on career
Embarrassment to member, family and unit
Lack of knowledge of program benefits
As a result of the above findings and community assessment, a collaborative partnership was formed to meet the needs of Service Members, Veterans and their Families or Caregivers to strengthen Families' Resiliency for more productive lives.
Our classes include :
Basic Training (peer to Peer Support)
Operation Resilient Families (16-hour Vets, family members close friends and caregivers affected by post deployment adjustments)
Bring Everyone In The Zone (Ongoing weekly one-hour sessions addressing the aftermath of PTSD and anxiety
- Suicide Prevention