Texas for Heroes, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organization that began doing military veteran weekend programs in 2006 as Vets Journey Home. In2009 we started doing one weekend a year for military couples. Our mission is to providehealing, honor, hope and homecoming for veterans, and their families through education andself-discovery. The weekend is educational with a goal of letting our military heroes see howtheir military service might have affected, and continues to affect, their body, mind andspirit. They learn about "disproportionate responses" to daily life, and its impact on peopleespecially on their spouse and immediate family. This and the other topics of the program willteach men and women an awareness that leads to a healing that begins on the weekend. Thesemen and women leave on Sunday with tools to follow a new healing path. There is no cost toparticipate, everything we offer these men and women has been paid with their service to ourcountry. We serve veterans throughout Texas and are now getting referrals from throughoutthe US.
WHAT WE HOPE FOR
Our vision is for these men and women to make a good transition to a civilian life that will provide them, and their family, pride and honor for their service to the United States of America. A safe life filled with peace and hope among a loving family and community.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
I started doing veteran retreats in 2006 after I attended a Vets Journey Home Weekend in 2005. That weekend changed my life and started me on a healing path that I give thanks for every day of my life. When my wife saw my change and the change in veterans that participated in our program, she insisted on a weekend that included the spouses. The response of the spouses has been incredible and those weekends are now full each time. We already have adult children of veterans participating so our vision is to include a program for young children.