Who We Serve Military Service Members, Veterans, & Family Members
FREE services for Military Clients!
STEPS is proud to be a partner with Recovery Resource Council and other local agencies in order to provide services free of charge under the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant. Under the this grant, eligible clients may receive a minimum of 16 equine assisted counseling sessions free of charge with proof of military service. The following types of clients may qualify:
Veterans: All Veterans (meaning those who are no longer in the military) and their family members. Even if the Veteran is deceased, all family members of the deceased Veteran who may have been impacted by military service qualify.
Active Duty Service Members: Active duty services members (meaning those working full-time in the military regardless of branch or component; e.g., Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force, Air National Guard, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, etc.) and their families who have been deployed during a military conflict (e.g., Operation New Dawn [OND], Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF], Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF], etc.) qualify.
Reservists: Reservists service members (meaning those who work part-time, one weekend per month + two weeks per year; i.e., Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve) and their families qualify.
Family Members: Family members of Veterans and Reservists qualify as well as family members of Active Duty Service Members who have been deployed during a military conflict.
1 out of 3 returning veterans experience major depression, posttraumatic stress, and/or probable traumatic brain injury
Rates of PTSD in veterans range from 5%-30% depending on the war theater
Veterans with posttraumatic stress may experience:
Other psychiatric conditions
Poorer physical health and higher mortality
Employment and educational dissatisfaction
Veterans’ families may experience higher rates of:
Family members’ secondary trauma
Partner violence and child abuse
How STEPS Can Help Military Clients
Our goal is to provide services free of charge to military service members and/or their spouses and children.
We strongly believe in providing support not only for the service member but for the entire family unit. Therefore, our services will also be available to military spouses and children (including surviving dependents).