Improving the Lives of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Strengthening Families Through Resiliency (SFTR)

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:

  • 12-hour Resiliency Seminar
  • 30, 60, 90, 120 and 180 day 
  • 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 funded. 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 [email protected]. Please visit the Calendar of Events for dates and times.

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:

  • Financial Management
  • Strengthening Families Through Resiliency
  • AS+K (Suicide Awareness Training)

Strengthening Families through Resiliency

Empowering Veterans and their Families to address post-deployment readjustment challenges with strength, intention, and shared community.

Operation Resilient Families evidenced-based curriculum; 3 facilitators no more than 12 families.

Future class are on:

Calendar of Events

Limited to the first 30 to sign up!

Free Continental Breakfast & Lunch Provided

8:45 a.m. – Breakfast and sign-in

Please contact:

Lionel E. Harris, Lt Col. (Ret)


210.650.9440- Office

AS+K? (Suicide Awareness Training)

This is a partnership with Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative to provide Veterans and their Families with awareness training for coping skills, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide awareness and peer to peer relationship building.

Center keeps classes smaller to have more of a personal interaction for peer buddies.

Future Class are on:

Calendar of Events

Limited to the first 30 to sign up!

Free Continental Breakfast & Lunch Provided

8:45 – Breakfast and sign-in

Please contact:

Lionel E. Harris, Lt Col (Ret) Facilitator

210.650.9440- Office

Course instruction and class schedules are currently being finalized for a mid-October start date. Classes will range from eight (8) to sixteen (16) hours and are limited to twenty-five (25) participants. For those participants requiring CEU credits, an additional processing fee will apply.

Please check Events link for class schedules.

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