PTSD Program serving  Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties
Bring Everyone In The Zone (BEITZ) and the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) is a joint
program between the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Texas Veterans
Commission (TVC) and Texas’ Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs). We are trained
professional facilitators who volunteer to lead community based veteran-to-veteran support
groups all over Texas.
Several members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 973 are DSHS sponsored
BEITZ trained facilitators. We help by providing individuals who are trained as peer to peer
facilitators willing to provide free confidential peer support.
Our goal is to help Active Duty, Reserves, Guard, Veterans, and their families, who suffer from
the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Military
Sexual Assault.
Anyone who has experienced a traumatic event is at risk to develop PTSD.
We will meet with someone on a one-to-one basis, and offer free confidential peer-to-peer
support group meetings led by individuals who may struggle with the same issues. We may
also give referrals to professionals and other programs if needed.
WE:
• Do not replace Therapy Groups
• Do not replace Counseling Groups
• Not medical professionals
• Not licensed to do therapy or counseling
Group focus:
1. Discuss external causes
2. Develop strategies to deal with pressures and barriers
3. Emphasize inspiration & support
PTSD Group meeting locations, dates and times.
Bonham - Senior Citizens Center 210 E. 6th St, Bonham, TX second Wednesday each month
1830-1930 | (903) 640-6096 Jerry
Sherman - Grayson County Courthouse, 1st/3rd Monday 1800-1900 Commissioners Court
Room, 100 W. Houston, Sherman, Texas  | Charles 903-893-1129 info@vva973.org
Sherman - Hillerby Printing, 2030 Texoma Parkway, Sherman, Texas Suite A   2nd/4th Saturday
1400-1500 | 903-893-1129 Charles
Gainesville - 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6 pm at VFW Post 1922 – 3332 N. Grand | contact Penny
Poolaw at 903-819-0275 or ppoolaw@texomacc.org
Contact Us:
Phone Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ask For PTSD Program
903-893-1129
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an Initiative of the Texas A&M
Health Science Center
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About our Program:
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