Families Program

Strengthening Families

LSVA builds the community of veterans by advancing careers and strengthening families. We are working on expanding our family programming for veteran families so that Texas is the best place for veterans to live. We want to make sure that when you're looking for fun, positive, and inclusive family activities you find a strong veteran community.

Create a fun, casual, & supportive atmosphere for veteran spouses.

LSVA has succeeded at building the veteran community because all of our members have a shared military experience that makes it easier to talk openly about the good and bad things in our lives. Our military and veteran spouses need the same opportunity to gather and discuss what is going on in their lives with others who have those shared experiences.

Our Spouses group offers fun, positive, and inclusive activities that are kid friendly. These events allow parents to get out of the house, let the kids burn off some energy with other kids, and be able to relax with other parents.

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Bridge the gap between the veteran and LGBT communities, while making a positive impact in the external community. 

Lone Star Veterans Association's mission is to build the community of veterans by advancing careers and strengthening families. We do that through fun, positive, and inclusive events that bring veterans and their families together. Due to responses from member surveys over the past two years and the lack of current events targeting the LGBT community we re-launched our LGBT Veterans social in 2017. This has been one of our fastest growing groups and one of our most supportive in terms of volunteering for all LSVA events.

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Connecting veterans and civilians to experience their Christian faith journey together

When we first looked at bringing a faith based group together for our members we thought we'd do an all faith group. After surveying our members the response was overwhelming, they only wanted a christian group. As we surveyed the Greater Houston area we found no programs existing that are tailored for successful veterans, only for substance abuse and suicide intervention. So we went out to find a great community partner that could help us tell inspiring stories of our members successful use of their faith. We did not want to reinvent the wheel but instead wanted to launch the group in 2017, and found CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Together we've adopted their format for a professional christian luncheon that relies on testimony from successful Christians.

We have focused our discussions on stories of faith and service. These are meant to inspire, inform, and renew our collective faith as we hear from veterans how their faith has influenced their military service, and vice versa. This is also a great way for civilians who might not know many or any veterans to hear a message of Christian faith that they can relate to and in doing so bridge the gap between civilians and veterans.

 

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  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11:30 AM · $15.00 USD
    Masraff's

    Lone Star Veterans September Christian Lunch

    Join us for a discussion of faith and service with other veterans. Excellent food and fellowship at Masraff's in the Galleria.

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    We have focused our discussions on stories of faith and service. These are meant to inspire, inform, and renew our collective faith as we hear from veterans how their faith has influenced their military service, and vice versa. This is also a great way for civilians who might not know many or any veterans to hear a message of Christian faith that they can relate to and in doing so bridge the gap between civilians and veterans.

    Everyone is welcome to come to this event.  If you would like to attend and cannot pay the lunch fee for any reason, please reach out to connie.gray@lonestarveterans.org and we will take care of it.

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Live Oak Bar & Grill in Houston, TX

    Spouses Lunch at Live Oak Grill

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    Come out and meet other Veteran Spouses and families.  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $35.00 USD
    Le Meridien Hotel Houston in Houston, TX

    EPAH LGBT Military Ball

    Presents:

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    To Benefit:

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    Please join us Saturday, September 29th for the first ever LGBT Military Ball. This event is hosted by the Executive and Professional Association of Houston (EPAH) and benefits the Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA LGBT Affinity Group). Your support means a lot to the growing veteran LGBT community here in Houston. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the veteran and LGBT communities, while making a positive impact in the external community. We build a safe space for LGBT veterans to gather, connect, and celebrate together for the first time. We have trained volunteer Community Leaders, who facilitate our monthly programs and conduct resource navigation for LGBT veterans.

    Funds from this event will go towards hiring a permanent program coordinator to continue the growth and impact LSVA has on the 8,500 LGBT veterans in the Greater Houston area. Currently the group only scratches the surface of these LGBT veterans in Houston.  With your support we will work towards making sure all LGBT veterans know that they are part of One Veteran Community.

    It will be a great party and a fun, impactful fundraising event and memorable night. We'll hear from the first graduate couple to be married at the West Point Chapel (Read their story on the Huffington Post here). Many from the community will be traveling from across the country to attend this first of its kind event, make sure to get your tickets early.

    Read Our CEO's Message on Why We Support LGBT Veterans

    Read about our Collaboration with The Montrose Center in OutSmart Magazine 


    For those that want to stay the night, the Le Meridien Hotel has generously offered us a block of rooms at $89/night (normally over $200) and a $20 donation will be made towards the LSVA LGBT group. 

    Please leave the NUMBER OF GUESTS for the room at the default “1” 
    https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/LSVALGBT


    General Admission

    If you are interested in attending  the event you can do so with your donation of $60 (single).

    Veteran Tickets

    If you are a veteran, active duty, or spouse interested in attending the event you can do so, at a discount, with your donation of $35 (single). You can also buy a ticket for a veteran so that they can attend for free.

    Dress Code: Semi-Formal

     

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    Lone Star Veterans Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides military veterans with community building activities that strengthen careers and families.

    According to the Department of Labor 80% of all jobs are placed through personal networks, but 60% of veterans cite a lack of personal and professional networks when they leave the military as a hurdle to their transition. Building the veteran community means creating professional and personal networks of our successful members to advance their careers, as well as those new to the community to find a career and a family to belong to.

    Your support of Lone Star Veterans Association allows us to connect veterans and their families to resources, opportunities and other veterans.

  • Friday, October 05, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Guava Lamp in Houston, TX

    LGBT Veterans Social

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    LGBT Veterans social is a monthly event for our veterans that have proudly served  - and the friends and community that surrounds them!

    We have also created a closed Facebook group in order to allow this Affinity Group to effectively communicate between events.
    Click Here to Join

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Tin Roof BBQ

    North Houston Networking

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    We have relaunced our North Side Social!  Please come out and join Carlis and Ann Marie the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a good family event!

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    The Cellar Door in Katy, TX

    LSVA Spouses Presents: Natural Solutions for Dealing, Healing & Feeling Great

     

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    Please come join us and find calming, natural solutions to good health and well being.  Everyone is welcome!  Just let us know you are coming please, and we will have some light appetizers.

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Little Matt's

    Spouses Lunch at Little Matt's

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    Come out and meet other Veteran Spouses and families.  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Stadia Sports Grill in Pearland, TX

    Pearland Social

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    Come out and meet other Veterans in your community - and bring your family.  Kids eat free 12 and under.  Door Prizes, Comaraderie, Networking and Fun! Michelle will be hosting this event!

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    No Label Brewery

    Veteran Spouses Sponsor Family Night in Katy

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    We're excited to welcome military & veteran spouses to join us at No Label Brewing Co! Meet and network with military spouses. Bring your family...if you want. Fun & Door Prizes!

  • Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Live Oak Bar & Grill in Houston, TX

    Spouses Lunch at Live Oak Grill

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    Come out and meet other Veteran Spouses and families.  We look forward to seeing you there!


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