Texans Helping Texans is a service developed by Grace After Fire to provide supportive services for Veterans and their families. The website is made possible through the Texas Department of State Health Services' Mental Health Initiatives for Veterans and their families.
Veterans represent a special type of American, people willing to step up in times of peace and war to fight back against those who would do us harm.
As home to the second most active duty military families in the nation, Texas has a responsibility to support military families, welcome military members home when they return and ease their transition back to stateside service.
Texas has the third largest population of veterans in the United States and contributes a significant number of the military service members deployed as part of OEF and OIF. According to the RAND Corporation's Invisible Wounds of War (Tanielian and Jaycox [Eds.], 2008), nearly one-third of the service members returning from OEF or OIF are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, or traumatic brain injury (TBI). These conditions require ongoing behavioral health services.
Texans Helping Texans hopes to address gaps in behavioral health services for these individuals, by providing referrals and links to resources in the following areas:
Visit our Directory of Resources or contact one of our Outreach Coordinators for referral and resources.
The Texans Helping Texans program is made by possible by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving Veterans and their families. Funding for these grants comes from a portion of Veterans scratch-off lottery ticket sales.www.tvc.state.tx.us1--800-252-VETS (8387)