2018 Monthly Reports

February 2018 at The Xena Project By the numbers: More than 75 hours of pastoral care and peer-led counseling were provided to approximately 25 veterans, 10 family members, and 5 ...

Saturday, April 21st – Guns and Goodwill Shooting Event

Join us for a day of shooting and more! Brazos River Sportsman’s Club, owned by a long-term fire fighter, is hosting a day of outreach to both build community relationships ...

2017 in Review

The Xena Project 2017 Report (please click link for pdf version) Dear Xena Family, Thank you for another year of impactful service to our community’s warriors. The Xena Project is a ...

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Welcome to The Xena Project

Welcome

The Xena Project is a 501(c)3 organization founded and run by veterans.  We facilitate mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing for warriors and their families in both group and individual formats, in a safe, tranquil environment rooted in nature.  In addition to the ministry that is our foundation, we offer animal encounters, counseling (peer-led, pastoral, licensed professional), and family reunification programs.

The Xena Project is focused on breaking down barriers that keep warriors from a vibrant life as contributing members of their communities.  In practice, this means that our programs are free, and we challenge ourselves daily to become maximally accessible.  It means Bible studies that talk about violence, fear, guilt, lack of faith, anger, and addiction.  It means meeting warriors where they are, whether isolated in their own homes, struggling with addiction, in or newly out of jail, or falling through the cracks of daily life.

The Xena Project welcomes military veterans, law enforcement officials, and first responders, and their families.

Click here for 2018 Monthly Updates.

Click here for the 2017 End of Year Report.

FROM THE WARRIORS

“I don’t trust anybody. I can talk here, though, because nobody knows me here the way people usually know me, and nobody cares about all the dark stuff. Shoot, you’re all as messed up as I am! But you come together and study and talk about everything, even God, and you are figuring out how to live happy lives. That gives me hope that maybe one day I can be here, with a happy life, showing other people how to build one.” – Army combat veteran, Desert Storm, currently serving law enforcement official

“I need to go to some more things with you. I know I do, but…. I just can’t, not right now. I like when you call, though, I look forward to it. I know I don’t disappoint you when I say “no,” and I disappoint everyone…. But you keep calling, and one day I know I’m going to be there, and it’s going to help.” – U.S Marine, combat veteran, multiple tours, Vietnam

“Please…. Please help me. I don’t have anyone else to call. You’re the only ones I know. No matter what happens, will you be with me? Even if I go to jail? Please don’t abandon me. I never left a man behind, and now here I am. I know it’s my fault, it’s from the drugs, but still…. I never left a man behind, and now I am alone.” – Army combat veteran, multiple tours Iraq/Afghanistan

“No one else talks to us about spiritual stuff, and if they do, they have an agenda, it’s all about them and being able to say they helped a certain number of veterans. I don’t know if you can help me or not. I don’t know if I need help, and I don’t know what I believe. But I know I want to come see the animals again.” – U.S. Marine, combat veteran, multiple tours, Afghanistan

“We lost everything in the hurricane. We have been blessed with food, water, cleaning supplies, but we have felt so alone. You are the only ones who handed us a Bible, who even thought that we lost ours… I’m going to cry, because this is what we needed. Thank you.” – Wife of an Army combat veteran, Vietnam