Veterans Support


The Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network (formerly Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center), through its subsidiary Veterans One Stop, offers a variety of services and supports for veterans -- from peer-to-peer support groups such as Operation BEITZ to family groups like ORF to the Veterans One Stop Center, and the Independence Center. So whether you are a long-term veteran or just returning from a tour, check out the programs below, drop by, or call us.

Additionally, the new Texas Veterans Portal website is an excellent resource for veterans and their families. The portal includes helpful information related to the following:

  • Military benefits
  • Employment Resources
  • Education
  • Health Care

This initiative aims to enhance the availability and access to resources for Texas veterans and their families.

BEITZ: We care about the issues that affect our community veterans. The Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network has taken an active role in providing support for veterans that suffer from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) through support groups such as the Peer-to-Peer (Bring Everyone in the Zone or BEITZ). This peer-to-peer support workshop is for men and women of all military eras. BEITZ is a volunteer, veteran/peer-driven organization supported by academic and mental health services professionals. It was created by former staff and veterans in the inpatient PTSD program at the Waco, TX, VA Medical Center.

ORF: Another workshop that supports our community veterans and their families is Operation Resilient Families (ORF). This experiential learning program empowers and encourages veterans and their families to address post-deployment challenges with strength, intention, and shared community. ORF is an eight-session peer-led program for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans, their families, and close friends. Both workshops (Peer to Peer and Operation Resilient Families) are free.

In addition to the two workshops mentioned above, the Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network is focused on establishing a Military Veteran Peer Network (Veterans helping veterans). This network is comprised of veteran volunteers who have been trained in mental health peer-to-peer counseling. The network services include, at a minimum, responding to requests from veterans seeking access to veteran and military family reintegration services. Reintegration services include but are not limited to meeting with the veteran one-on-one or in group settings and informing them about and referring them to community health and human service providers.

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