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, February 27, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    Masraff's

    Lone Star Veterans February 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.

    Reserve Free tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsva-christian-lunch-tickets-55984686705

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    No Label Brewery in Katy, TX

    Spouses Family Night at No Label Brewery

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    We have a large membership on the West side of Houston and we want to get to know all of you. Our spouses are out there each month to welcome Veteran families and make sure they are aware of resources available to them. We have so much fun and their is a playground for the kids. We hope you will come out and join us!

    Eventbrite Free Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsva-spouses-presents-have-a-beer-and-meet-other-veteran-families-tickets-54003020488

  • Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    SW Networking in Richmond

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    Join LSVA friends and families out on the southwest side of town! Click the image above to RSVP.

    We hope to see you there! 

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Tin Roof BBQ

    North Houston Networking

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    Come out and meet other Veteran families on the north side of Houston. Carlis will be there to welcome you and introduce you to your neighbors. There is a playground for the kids and the food is awesome!

    Register for Free Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsva-north-houston-social-tickets-54008397571

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Fire Stone Pizza Bar

    LSVA Pearland Networking

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    Come out and say hello to Michelle - we are very excited about our new location!

    To get free tickets, please click on the graphic or this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsva-pearland-networking-tickets-57041664153.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    No Label Brewery in Katy, TX

    Spouses Family Night at No Label Brewery

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    We have a large membership on the West side of Houston and we want to get to know all of you. Our spouses are out there each month to welcome Veteran families and make sure they are aware of resources available to them. We have so much fun and their is a playground for the kids. We hope you will come out and join us!

    Eventbrite Free Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsva-spouses-presents-have-a-beer-and-meet-other-veteran-families-tickets-54003020488

  • Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    SW Networking in Richmond

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    Join LSVA friends and families out on the southwest side of town! Click the image above to RSVP.

    We hope to see you there! 

  • Friday, April 05, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    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

    Register for Free Tickets Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsva-lgbt-veterans-social-tickets-54007508913.

  • Friday, April 05, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    Guava Lamp in Houston, TX

    LGBT Veterans & Friends Karaoke Night

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    Join us for Veterans & Friends Karaoke Night following our LSVA LGBT Affinity Group Social on the 1st Friday of the month. Hosted by Ty Frazier

    Come out and Join us for a fun night of Karaoke! Everyone is Welcome!

    Register here for free tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbt-family-friends-karaoke-night-tickets-54006512934.

  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Tin Roof BBQ

    North Houston Networking

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    Come out and meet other Veteran families on the north side of Houston. Carlis will be there to welcome you and introduce you to your neighbors. There is a playground for the kids and the food is awesome!

    Register for Free Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsva-north-houston-social-tickets-54008399577. 


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