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Please remember: counselors (peer-led, pastoral  care, licensed mental health professionals) are available daily by phone or in person, and the facility is open to make appointments for initial visits, family reunification, and all other programs. Call or text (832) 451-5982 or write ride@xenahorse.com to schedule. See you soon!

Want to know what’s been going on at The Xena Project?

Click here for all published special reports.

Click here to read The Xena Project’s 2018 “Year in Review” report.  Thank you for being a part of it all!


January 2019

Recap: The Xena Project held weekly small groups for warriors and families every Thursday in Simonton and every other Monday in Rosenberg, and groups for incarcerated veterans in Fort Bend County Jail every Thursday. We also kicked off Financial Peace University (ten-week course) in Fulshear, held the first monthly confidential group for EMS Support Staff at their location, taught de-escalation of force to law enforcement, supported Veterans Treatment Court, and welcomed Catholic Charities Women Veterans’ group for an evening at the ranch.

February 2019

Recap: The Xena Project held small groups for warriors and families every Thursday in Simonton, and groups for incarcerated veterans in Fort Bend County Jail every Thursday. We also continued Financial Peace University in Fulshear every Sunday, attended the Fort Bend County Criminal Justice Mental Health Summit, supported FB County Veterans Treatment Court, and presented to the Rosenberg Lions Club. We were thrilled to stand up a charter in San Angelo, Texas to bring services to the Concho Valley.

March 2019

Recap: The Xena Project held small groups for warriors and families every Thursday in Simonton, launched weekly small groups in San Angelo every Thursday, and held small groups for incarcerated veterans in Fort Bend County Jail every Thursday. We also concluded Financial Peace University, which met every Sunday in Fulshear. The Xena Project supported Fort Bend County Veterans Treatment Court and taught de-escalation of veterans in crisis (TCOLE) to law enforcement officials at Gus George Academy, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. We taught coping skills for living with a partner with PTSD at Fort Bend County Disabled American Veterans, and held a confidential support meeting for first responders in the local area at their location, by request.

April 2019

Recap: The Xena Project held small groups for warriors and families every Thursday in Simonton, continued weekly small groups in San Angelo every Thursday, and held small groups for incarcerated veterans in Fort Bend County Jail every Thursday. We supported Fort Bend County Veterans Treatment Court. The Xena Project also taught de-escalation of veterans in crisis (TCOLE) to law enforcement officials at Gus George Academy, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and at two classes for Baytown Police Department; we also taught trauma awareness to a class of law enforcement cadets.

May 2019

Recap: The Xena Project held small groups for warriors and families every Thursday in Simonton, continued weekly small groups in San Angelo every Thursday, and held small groups for incarcerated veterans in Fort Bend County Jail every Thursday. We supported Fort Bend County Veterans Treatment Court, and taught a class on trauma awareness to law enforcement cadets. The Xena Project’s Founder, Jan Shultis, was privileged to present on de-escalation of veterans in crisis at the Texas Crisis Intervention Conference May 2nd – 5th in South Padre Island.

June 2019

Sunday, 2 June, Noon – 5 p.m. – Salute to Heroes Car Show, benefitting The Xena Project, Brazos Town Center, Rosenberg. Thank you to the more than 20 local businesses who made this event possible. We welcomed 75 cars and hundreds of community members, and recognized 26 Vietnam Era veterans; click here for photos from the event. See you next year!

Thursday, 6 June, ** SAN ANGELO ** 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Weekly small groups for veterans and families at Bethel United Methodist Church (115 W. Avenue O, San Angelo, Texas). Families welcome, light meal provided. Call or text (325) 234-8545 for more information and to R.S.V.P. See you there!

Thursday, 6 June, Weekly Groups in Fort Bend County Jail, for veterans currently incarcerated. Learn more on the “Justice Impacted Veterans” program page, here.

Tuesday, 11 June – Law Enforcement Training, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. TCOLE block on de-escalation of combat veterans in crisis, in support of Fort Bend County Crisis Intervention Team, at Gus George Academy.

Thursday, 13 June, 9:30 a.m. – Fort Bend County Veterans Treatment Court. We provide food and fellowship to veterans on the docket and court staff, and are the state-approved mentors for veterans on the docket. Want to get involved? Learn more at the “Justice Impacted Veterans” page, here.

Thursday, 13 June, ** SAN ANGELO ** 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Weekly small groups for veterans and families at Bethel United Methodist Church (115 W. Avenue O, San Angelo, Texas). Families welcome, light meal provided. Call or text (325) 234-8545 for more information and to R.S.V.P. See you there!

Thursday, 13 June, Weekly Groups in Fort Bend County Jail, for veterans currently incarcerated. Learn more on the “Justice Impacted Veterans” program page, here.

Thursday, 20 June – Law Enforcement Training, Sugarland Police Department. TCOLE blocks on de-escalation of combat veterans in crisis, suicide awareness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Traumatic Brain Injury, at Sugarland Police Department.

Thursday, 20 June, ** SAN ANGELO ** 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Weekly small groups for veterans and families at Bethel United Methodist Church (115 W. Avenue O, San Angelo, Texas). Families welcome, light meal provided. Call or text (325) 234-8545 for more information and to R.S.V.P. See you there!

Thursday, 20 June, Weekly Groups in Fort Bend County Jail, for veterans currently incarcerated. Learn more on the “Justice Impacted Veterans” program page, here.

Thursday, 27 June, ** SAN ANGELO ** 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Weekly small groups for veterans and families at Bethel United Methodist Church (115 W. Avenue O, San Angelo, Texas). Families welcome, light meal provided. Call or text (325) 234-8545 for more information and to R.S.V.P. See you there!

Thursday, 27 June, Weekly Groups in Fort Bend County Jail, for veterans currently incarcerated. Learn more on the “Justice Impacted Veterans” program page, here.

 

July 2019

All month – the ranch is open for animal encounters, family reunification, and more. Schedule your visit by calling or texting (832) 451-5982. See you soon!

Every Thursday – Weekly Groups in Fort Bend County Jail, for veterans currently incarcerated. Learn more on the “Justice Impacted Veterans” program page, here.

Thursday, 11 July, 9:30 a.m. – Fort Bend County Veterans Treatment Court. We provide food and fellowship to veterans on the docket and court staff, and are the state-approved mentors for veterans on the docket. Want to get involved? Learn more at the “Justice Impacted Veterans” page, here.

Monday, 22 July – Law Enforcement Training, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. TCOLE block on de-escalation of combat veterans in crisis, in support of Fort Bend County Crisis Intervention Team, at Gus George Academy.

Wednesday, 31 July – Veterans Roundtable hosted by Rep. Rick Miller, University of Houston Sugarland

 

August 2019

All month – the ranch is open for animal encounters, family reunification, and more. Schedule your visit by calling or texting (832) 451-5982. See you soon!

Every Thursday, midday – Weekly Groups in Fort Bend County Jail, for veterans currently incarcerated. Learn more on the “Justice Impacted Veterans” program page, here.

Saturday, 3 August – St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church Health Fair, in partnership with Katy PD Crisis Intervention Team. Details coming soon.

Thursday, 29 August, 9:30 a.m. – Fort Bend County Veterans Treatment Court. We provide food and fellowship to veterans on the docket and court staff, and are the state-approved mentors for veterans on the docket. Want to get involved? Learn more at the “Justice Impacted Veterans” page, here.

 

September 2019

Weekly small groups resume at Simonton Community Church on Thursdays, start date pending: 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Weekly small groups for veterans and law enforcement at Simonton Community Church (9703 FM 1489, Simonton, TX 77476). Families welcome. Dinner, all materials, childcare provided. Please let us know you’re coming by calling/texting (832) 451-5982 or writing to ride@xenahorse.com. See you there!

Every Thursday, midday – Weekly Groups in Fort Bend County Jail, for veterans currently incarcerated. Learn more on the “Justice Impacted Veterans” program page, here.

Wednesday, 11 SeptemberFounder Jan Shultis presents at the Fort Bend Exchange Club

Thursday, 26 September – VA’s Fort Bend County Resource Fair, Rosenberg Civic Center, 1 – 4 p.m.

 

October 2019

Weekly small groups continue at Simonton Community Church

Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Ceremony at the ranch in Beasley, date TBD

November 2019

Weekly small groups continue at Simonton Community Church

December 2019

Weekly small groups continue at Simonton Community Church

 

NEW YEAR BEGINS – WELCOME TO 2020!

January 2020

Financial Peace University, start date TBD. Ten-week course FREE to veteran and first responder families.

May 2020

American Heroes Car Show, benefitting The Xena Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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