Hope for Heroes is a small team of providers and veteran peer specialists who are here to serve the veteran transitioning to civilian life, the service member between deployments, and the spouse or child navigating the unique opportunities and challenges that come with life in the military.
We take a fully integrative approach to supporting the individual and the entire family – mind, body, spirit, AND community.
Our team’s veteran peer specialists have been where you are and have been trained to assist you in connecting with resources and other forms of support in your community.
Our licensed mental health clinicians and acupuncturists are almost all veterans, veteran spouses, or children of veterans. They provide a range of treatments for PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, and a host of other issues that commonly arise as a result of military service.
We believe no matter what you’ve experienced, or where you come from, or where you are at in life – you are always more resilient than you think, and your best days can still be ahead of you.
You made the choice to serve, and we choose to serve and support you.
Talk to a Veteran
When you call us at 512-466-4454, you will speak directly to one of our Peer Specialists, Blake Holbrook or Manny Gonzalez.
Blake is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran with a passion for helping veterans. Having overcome the transition from combat to school employment and now supervising the Veterans Dorm at the Travis State Jail, he hopes to utilize his experiences to help veterans live a fulfilling life.
Manny is an Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Marine veteran. He has provided Peer Support to veterans for over four years in the Austin and greater Houston communities. Manny is willing to help our veterans at whatever healing stage they’re at in their lives.
NEW Hope for Heroes Clients
If you are a veteran or part of a military family and have never had an appointment with us, please call 512-466-4454 to schedule a first appointment.
Hope for Heroes
Hope for Heroes provides counseling and integrative medicine to current service members, veterans and military families suffering from service related trauma. Hope for Heroes therapists are selected for their extensive military and military family experience, clinical expertise with PTSD and TBI, and competency with the military culture.
Samaritan Center operates the only state legislated veterans dorm in the state of Texas. The justice involved program provides educational classes on PTSD, substance abuse, communication, leadership, and coping mechanisms over a 90 day period. Those that graduate our program are linked with jobs and a place to live.
If you would like to receive services under our Hope for Heroes program, our grant partners require that you provide proof of your veteran, service member, or military/veteran dependent status. Click on the below image for a list of approved eligibility documents.
Texas Veterans Commission
This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.
Military Veteran Peer Network
The Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) is a group of veterans and veteran family members committed to supporting active and former service members by offering mentorship and guidance, as well as help accessing the services and resources available to veterans.